5th Recce help needed please

Discussion in 'Recce' started by Lellert, Dec 26, 2021.

  1. Lellert

    Lellert Member

    Hello, I just got given my Grandad's dogtag and found he was WOII in the 5th Recce. A friend who is an expert on WW2 has said I should read "Wheeled Odyssey", but I cannot fine it anywhere, can anyone help? My Grandad was Leonard Alfred Wiggs, I also have his beret badge which I cherish. Any info or help would be wonderful, thank you
     
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  2. bofors

    bofors Senior Member

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  3. Uncle Target

    Uncle Target All life is precious

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  4. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce Patron

    Lellert - welcome to the forum

    Member Recce Mitch will be able to help you with your request. I am sure he will be along soon to help. I think he has a digital copy he could email you.

    Lesley
     
  5. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Welcome to the forum. Great to have another recce on board. As Lesley said I can help with "Wheeled Odyssey". Message me with your email.

    Cheers
    Paul
     
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  6. Lellert

    Lellert Member

    Thank you so much, I will try and work out how to message you!!
     
  7. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    Welcome to the forum.
    According to "This Band of Brothers" (A history of the Reconnaissance Corps of the British Army) by Jeremy Taylor, under 5th Recce there is mentioned:
    WOII L. A. Wiggs MID.

    However I can find no entry in the London Gazette to support this, perhaps others can?

    As indicated above there are plenty of threads on 5th Recce, worth doing a search with various keywords, here are a few:

    http://ww2talk.com/index.php?search/11160705/&q="5th+recce"&o=relevance&c[title_only]=1&c[node]=75
    http://ww2talk.com/index.php?search/11160710/&q="5th+reconnaissance"&o=relevance&c[title_only]=1

    You can send a private message to recce_Mitch by starting a conversation with him - click on his avatar.
     
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  9. Lellert

    Lellert Member

  10. Lellert

    Lellert Member

    that is great, I will look, he is mentioned in the gazette, my friend found it for me, I will look at the other threads, thank you!
     
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  11. Lellert

    Lellert Member

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  12. Lellert

    Lellert Member

    thank you
     
  13. Lellert

    Lellert Member

    thank you so much, I will read the links
     
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  14. Lellert

    Lellert Member

    I think I am to new to the forum to send a PM, (that's what I have read!) Perhaps you can start a conversation with me, as I can't with you. thank you so much!
     
  15. Lellert

    Lellert Member

    worked it out, have messaged you
     
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  16. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Hi Kelly have sent link

    Cheers
    Paul
     
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  17. Lellert

    Lellert Member

    Dear Paul.
    Thank you so very much, will have laptop access once other half is home to read it! I'm very grateful!
     
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