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Steve

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Re: Newbie needs help
« Reply #15 on: July 17, 2008, 10:40:50 PM »
Sorry Timbermans link... ::)

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Re: Newbie needs help
« Reply #16 on: July 20, 2008, 11:51:15 AM »
Steve

This is a better site,  I've set the link to page one, just go to the bottom of the page and lick on here it will go to the next page and so on. 20+ pages.

Hope this is better. ;D

http://www.militarybadges.org.uk/badges/infan1.htm

Look at THE YORK AND LANCASTER REGIMENT badge. ???

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Steve

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Re: Newbie needs help
« Reply #17 on: July 20, 2008, 10:31:12 PM »
Thanks again Timberman, but dont see anything matching.
I have magnified the pic & tried to zoom the badge, although not very clear here it is.
Remembering he was from salford, Manchester area, born 1936 & possibly pic taken 1954 56.
 
http://i336.photobucket.com/albums/n355/Steve1112008/DSC00386.jpg

Help much appreiated

Steve


Steve

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Re: Newbie needs help
« Reply #18 on: July 21, 2008, 12:32:39 AM »
My first thought on the badge in question was ACC, but I think the shoulder titles are wrong for this.

The ACC badge looks to be favourite. I have just registered on their forum and hopefully it will be confirmed as their cap badge.
here's a pic of their badge, not sure if this was the badge worn in the 50's yet.
Will keep you posted Thanks again.
Steve.

http://i336.photobucket.com/albums/n355/Steve1112008/37708_199_2722f1.jpg

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Re: Newbie needs help
« Reply #19 on: July 21, 2008, 01:32:37 AM »
That was my first guess the ACC badge has a bar under it with "We Sustain" from 1973, the ones in your photo do not so it is a possibility.
It looks like a "Kings" Crown in your photo so that would be pre 1953.
Have a look at this site I think there are about 4 other options for the badge on the site posted by Timberman: http://www.militarybadges.org.uk/
Some options attached.
One not on the badges site is the Army Cadet Force.
Cliff
 
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Cliff P Son of 3525679 Sgt Arthur Phillips 1st Bn Manchester Regiment and RAPC

Steve

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Re: Newbie needs help
« Reply #20 on: July 30, 2008, 09:36:37 PM »
Thanks for the help.
Now I have more info and wondered if you could point me in the right direction.

I have a number and a few clues for my father, not sure if there are numbers missing? these are from an old document of which I dont have a copy, yet.
OK i have Melvyn Jones, private 2301668 and belive it say 10th something? not sure of what this is? this is around 1955?

Are there enough numbers for this to be his army number?
Any ideas where I can get more info if this number is correct?

Steve.

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Re: Newbie needs help
« Reply #21 on: July 30, 2008, 09:48:15 PM »
Oh sorry Steve, I got so wrapped up in the badge thing I overlooked the fact that you were looking for, in essence, your fathers service record  ::) ::)

Download and fill in the forms from here : http://www.veterans-uk.info/service_records/service_records.html

You'll need to pay £30 unless  your Mum is still alive, and you will need his death certificate, and some patience, but don't worry about regiment, rank or number they will find him for you.

Wendi  :)
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Steve

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Re: Newbie needs help
« Reply #22 on: July 31, 2008, 02:04:27 AM »
Thats ok but he wasnt married to my mother so how would I go about next of kin proof on this form?
Just found out by searching, he died in 1988 so I have sent for a copy of his death cert would this be enough for me to get info on his service records?
Anyone know what would be meant by 'Uprating' which I belive is written on his marriage cert?

Steve.


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Re: Newbie needs help
« Reply #23 on: July 31, 2008, 01:02:06 PM »
Steve, you simply make the declaration that you are his son, and enclose a copy of his death certificate.  If you download the forms I think it will become clearer to you.

~ sorry can't help with "Uprating" ???

Wendi  :)
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Re: Newbie needs help
« Reply #24 on: July 31, 2008, 10:15:31 PM »
Thanks Wendi.

I Emailed the Veterans & they sent me the form to dwnload, just waiting on a copy of his death cert.
What info is usually in the service records, just out of curiosoty?

Steve.

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« Reply #25 on: August 01, 2008, 08:36:18 AM »
Hi Steve,

The form is on the website, at the address I gave you here too!

http://themanchesters.org/forum/index.php?action=post;topic=1119.0;num_replies=24

You can expect, where & when joined, where he served, good/bad conduct, discharge notes, stuff like that.

Wendi  :)



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Re: Newbie needs help
« Reply #26 on: August 02, 2008, 09:46:18 PM »
Thanks all for your help. :)

Just to update.
It is the army catering corps he was in as i now have his marriage cert to confirm this.
Will be interesting read then when i finally get hold of a copy of his service records. ;D

The uprating actually said catering ???,
seems the info i was getting was from an old copy of his marriage cert, third hand.

Thanks again.
Steve

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Re: Newbie needs help
« Reply #27 on: August 04, 2008, 09:01:09 AM »
Glad to have been of assistance Steve.

The uprating actually said catering ???,

  ;D ;D ;D

Wendi  :)

"Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it!  No matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and with your own common sense" ~ Buddha