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Offline Liam Hart

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MA History Dissertation
« on: February 10, 2013, 12:34:50 AM »
Hello,

I am currently in the final stage of my MA degree at the University of Manchester and am currently researching the effects of participating in the Kenyan and Malaysian Counter-Insurgencies on National Servicemen during the 1950's.

I was wondering if anyone knows of, or is in contact with any ex National Servicemen who served in Malaya during the Malayan emergency? As i would greatly appreciate speaking to and possibly interviewing anyone who wishes to volunteer. This would greatly aid my research into this topic, and also contribute towards recognising what a great job our National Servicemen did during this time period, which is all too easily forgotten.

Finally, i know the Manchester's did not participate in the Kenyan emergency, but i would also greatly appreciate any assistance on this front also.

Best wishes,
Liam Hart

Offline Robert Bonner

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Re: MA History Dissertation
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2013, 10:59:02 AM »
Liam.

Welcome to the forum and good luck with your dissertation.  You have chosen a very interesting subject. I shall send you a pm with the details of the chairman of the Manchester Regiment Malayan Veterans Association who will, I feel sure, be very willing to help.
Robert

Offline Liam Hart

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Re: MA History Dissertation
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2013, 06:33:58 PM »
Robert,

Thank you for that, i will get in touch with him this week. I'm really excited to crack on and research into this area.

Best wishes,
Liam

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Re: MA History Dissertation
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2013, 09:14:23 PM »
good luck with your dissertation liam.

mack ;D

Offline themonsstar

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Re: MA History Dissertation
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2013, 09:57:45 AM »
I hope your time with this small Band of Brother from the Manchester Regiment Malayan Veterans Association, go's well Liam and you get some good research which I hope you can post on here.

Roy

Offline rafboy

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Re: MA History Dissertation
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2013, 02:27:24 PM »
Hi Liam
There are some photos here that may interest you:  http://themanchesters.org/forum/index.php?topic=627.0
Some of the men shown were probably NS men.
Best of luck
Cliff
Cliff P Son of 3525679 Sgt Arthur Phillips 1st Bn Manchester Regiment and RAPC

Offline Liam Hart

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Re: MA History Dissertation
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2013, 02:01:49 PM »
Thank you everyone, i have spoken to Tom Boardman, he was very helpful. We are going to conduct an interview in the near future. If anyone else would like to be part of my study please feel free to get in touch with me. Its your chance to have a say!

Best wishes,
Liam