3rd Parachute Squadron, Royal Engineers Nominal Roll

Discussion in 'Airborne' started by brithm, Sep 24, 2018.

  1. brithm

    brithm Senior Member

    I have transcribed these from an original document which was a bit sketchy as it was a photocopy so the service numbers and trades may not be accurate. The document gives Service Number, Rank, Name, trade, Religion, Married or Single & Troop.

    If you would like to look at the original document, let me know and I can send it you to as it is too large to post on here.
     

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  2. Cee

    Cee Senior Member Patron

    Brithm,

    A lot of work went into that and many thanks for the original. Nominal rolls are always useful.

    Regards ...
     
  3. Ludo68000

    Ludo68000 Junior Member

    Great Job Brithm as usual. Thanks a lot for it.
    Regards,
     
  4. Dave McIntyre

    Dave McIntyre Pegasusred

    Good work that man ! - downloaded / printed and filed for future reference. Incidentally where did you come across such a detailed document - Kew? / Regimental Museum? / private collection?

    Cheers
    Dave
     
  5. brithm

    brithm Senior Member

    Dave,

    I found the roll at Duxford Airborne Museum archive it would have been in one of the 3rd Para Sqn, RE boxes.

    brithm
     
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  6. Dave McIntyre

    Dave McIntyre Pegasusred

    Thanks for the info. How accessible is this source of information with regard to cost and ease of access as I am also conducting research into another branch of airborne history at the moment.
    Cheers
    Dave
     
  7. brithm

    brithm Senior Member

    Dave,

    Sorry for late reply. The staff at Duxford are really helpful, drive down or take a train then a bus from the railway station.

    I think it is £20 to look at docs for the day and you can ask for photocopies which might be included in the cost; not sure about photographs.

    You'll even get a cuppa which is a bonus. They have a detailed catalogue so should be able to find what you want.

    The Museum and archive are great!

    brithm
     
  8. Dave McIntyre

    Dave McIntyre Pegasusred

    Thanks mate,
    Have visited Museum several times (what an experience!) and looking forward to making use of the archive. Thank you for highly useful info.

    Cheers
    Dave
     
  9. PRADELLES

    PRADELLES Well-Known Member

    Hi Brithm,
    Great job !!
    Do you know at which date this document refer ?
    Regards,
    Xavier P
     
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  10. brithm

    brithm Senior Member

    Thanks Pradelles! The document is dated pre Operation Tonga as some of those on the roll were later killed in action in Normandy.

    brithm
     
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  11. PRADELLES

    PRADELLES Well-Known Member

    Hi,
    What would dvr I/C stand for in this list as a trade?
    Regards,
    Xavier P
     
  12. brithm

    brithm Senior Member

    Xavier,

    I want to say 'in charge' or 'in command'? I have tried to find any info with not luck yet.

    I am not entirely sure. Sorry couldn't be of more help.

    brithm
     
  13. Dave McIntyre

    Dave McIntyre Pegasusred

    Maybe Lance Corporal?
     
  14. Richard Lewis

    Richard Lewis Member

    Dvr I/C = Driver Internal Combustion (i.e. motor vehicles), as opposed to horses or steam.
     
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  15. brithm

    brithm Senior Member

    Thanks Richard.
     
  16. brithm

    brithm Senior Member

    Lt. George Anthony Johnson Wade obituary (Staffordshire Sentinel 19th May 1987)

    No. 2 Troop

    Interesting note is that his father was aslo awarded the Military Cross during the Great War.
     

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