2nd Fife and Forfar Yeomanry

Discussion in 'RAC & RTR' started by OSD, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. SDP

    SDP Incurable Cometoholic Patron

    GREGAL??? will be its 'official' name because that's the precise location where the FFY put their tanks names. FFY not my specialty but it should now be relatively easy to confirm the full name and then hopefully the Commanders name. KevinT or Dick Taylor may know more. Have you checked their tanks names database?
     
  2. ww2Loz

    ww2Loz Member

    Thank you SDP, no I haven't, what am I looking for?
     
  3. SDP

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    Just looked it up myself. The full name is GREGALACH. Info courtesy of a chap called Rob Stout.
     
  4. ww2Loz

    ww2Loz Member

    THANK YOU! And thank you Rob Stout
     
  5. SDP

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    Just done a google search for Rob Stout Fife Forfar Yeomanry and it comes up with the Thaneofife research group. Sorry I don't have time to take this further tonight but hopefully a good lead for you. RS will obviously have obtained his raw information from somewhere!
     
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  6. SDP

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    I've been distracted! GREGALACH was a racehorse....that fits nicely into FFY tank names convention. Apparently they named their tanks after racehorses, constellations and Saints etc
     
  7. SDP

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    I've contacted the thaneofife research group and they have no current contact details for Rob Stout but they did say that Robs grandfather served with 2FFY in WW2. I'm now naturally wondering if the two chaps both served in GREGALACH.
     
  8. ww2Loz

    ww2Loz Member

    Thanks, though have identified another person in the Comet crew as George Maggs, aka Lord Farcombe...sadly he passed away 4 years ago..will keep digging..
     
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  9. SDP

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    Try to contact his family. You never know!

    Would also be worth trawling the IWM website to see if he registers anywhere - photos, oral interviews etc.
     
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  11. ww2Loz

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  12. ww2Loz

    ww2Loz Member

    Thanks, will do
     

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