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Title: Queen's Birthday Parade Berlin- 1956?
Post by: Lauren on June 18, 2009, 02:51:25 PM
Hi All,

I've joined the forum to find out if anyone has any images of the queen's birthday parade in Berlin in 1956 (I think that's the right year?). My Grandad, Alfred Willshaw, was in the parade and I would love to surprise him with some memories as it is an event he speaks fondly about. It might even have been filmed?My grandad is unfortunately unwell at the moment and so time is of the essence. If anyone can help I would be extremely grateful.
Many thanks,
Lauren :)
Title: Re: Queen's Birthday Parade Berlin- 1956?
Post by: harribobs on June 18, 2009, 03:59:01 PM
hi Lauren

and welcome to the group, i will move this over to the 'Germany' section and hopefully someone will be able to help you there

chris
Title: Re: Queen's Birthday Parade Berlin- 1956?
Post by: george.theshed197 on June 18, 2009, 06:40:31 PM
Hi Chris,
I have about ten photographs of this parade (total about 765 KB) but with my poor success rate of getting piccies on the site winder if it might be better if I send them to you, what do you reckon.
George.
Title: Re: Queen's Birthday Parade Berlin- 1956?
Post by: george.theshed197 on June 19, 2009, 01:31:16 PM
Further to my last message,
On rechecking my albums I find in fact that there were two major parades in 1955 (not 1956 Lauren - by then we were down in Minden) - the first one was the Allied Farewell Parade for Major General Oliver in April on the Olympischer Platz then the Queens Birthday Parade in June inside the Olympic Stadium proper.
There are some 20 photographs ( total of about 791KB) of the first parade and 14 (total of about 790KB) for the QB one.
Will keep looking for others removed from the albums for various reasons and never put back, ending up in a yellow plastic box.
Cheers,
George.
Title: Re: Queen's Birthday Parade Berlin- 1956?
Post by: harribobs on June 24, 2009, 09:46:09 AM
Hi Chris,
I have about ten photographs of this parade (total about 765 KB) but with my poor success rate of getting piccies on the site winder if it might be better if I send them to you, what do you reckon.
George.

no problem! ;)
Title: Re: Queen's Birthday Parade Berlin- 1956?
Post by: george.theshed197 on June 24, 2009, 09:55:33 AM
Morning Chris,
The number has increased slightly, now 14, will try sending them to you later on today, have some chores to see to first - my turn for KP today. ;D
Cheers,
George.
Title: Re: Queen's Birthday Parade Berlin- 1956?
Post by: Lauren on July 02, 2009, 01:20:37 PM
Hi Chris and George.

Thanks for your response to my message, it really would mean the world to my grandad to see some old pictures of the parade. Can't seem to find any pictures on this site so could you email them directly to me? If so my email address has been removed to avoid spam.

Any help would be greatly appreciated,

Lauren.

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Title: Re: Queen's Birthday Parade Berlin- 1956?
Post by: Lauren on July 02, 2009, 01:21:44 PM
Oh, and yes I was wrong about the year!

Lauren.