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  1. Jim

    Jim New Member

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    Glad you could find us lenseye! Here you can introduce yourself to the other board members.

    Thanks,

    Jim
     
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    lenseye New Member

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    Churchill tanks

    Hello Jim & all.

    I am 69 yrs old,regrettably never served in the forces except for the air cadets in the '50's.
    I am retired now from the heavy crawler crane industry.
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    I have been seeking information about 34th.Armoured Brigade "B" Squadron 8 troop 153 Regiment where my father drove a Churchill tank named "Billericay".
    I would dearly like to know if any other members have any knowledge of this squadron or of those who served in it.
    I do have some photos but lack the technical knowledge to send them,but will try later.
    Any information would be very much appreciated.
     
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    Cabel1960 recruit

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    Hello Sir, welcome to war44, if you take a look here CLICK it shows you how to add pictures. Good luck. :wink:
     
  4. Jim

    Jim New Member

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    Hello lenseye, welcome aboard, i will take a look later at what i have regarding the 34th and see what info i have on them, In the mean time i hope you can find what you are looking for .. :thumb:
     
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    Photos

    Good morning

    Many thanks for your information,here is the photo.
    My father is on the extreme right (looking at photo). His name was James Henry Nelson Chapman & I Know the radio operator (unaware of position on photo) was affectionately known as "Curly Code"
     
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    Tank "Billericay"

    dads tank.jpg

    One more try at photo
     
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    More tank & crew photos

    Hello

    Here are photos of my uncle's tank squadron & crews,if anyone out there recognises any of the men I'd love to hear their stories. img005.jpg
     
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    Uncle Ted's tank

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    Uncle Ted with tank & crew.
     
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    Hello.
    I have managed to decipher the names written on the back of the photo showing the whole squadron.
    I hope they may assist in identifying these men.

    TOP ROW...L>R
    Digger Clark (Aveley Essex),G N Stuart (Newcastle),E Allison (Grays Essex),L H Chandler (S.Tyneside),E Dawes (Watford)

    CENTRE ROW...L>R
    R Saggers (Southend On Sea),Lou Levene (Chingford),Tom Trent (London & Cape Town), J. Russell (Blackfriars), Edward Chapman (Grays Essex), S Windsor (Tottenham) A H James (Ealing)

    BOTTOM ROW...L>R
    Ernest D Turner (Seven Kings), C Bond (Aldershot), Iain Kiernan (Glasgow)

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    Once again,if anyone has any knowledge of these men & would consider sharing it,I will be delighted to correspond with them.

    Many thanks in advance.
     
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    Jim New Member

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    Excellent pictures Len, you can't beat original family pictures, thanks for adding them ... :thumb:
     
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    More Tanks

    Here is a photo of a Comet tank being delivered to "B" squadron (I believe somewhere in France in 1944) img003.jpg
     

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