Attention: Royal Sussex Researchers

Discussion in 'British Army Units - Others' started by Shiny 9th, Aug 30, 2015.

  1. Shiny 9th

    Shiny 9th Member Patron

    I have posted the below info on another section of this site but may not have put it in the best place, so am repeating here.
    I recently discovered that the Royal Sussex Living History Group have an improving website with an expanding bibliography and pictures of Sussex War Memorials. They cover both World Wars and earlier with emphasis on the Victorian period. However they now appear to be collecting information re the Second World War and are expanding their scope.
    From the website I discovered a book I had not heard of before :-
    Buckman, R ( 2004) Royal Sussex Military History Awards Vol 2 :1921-1966. There is an ISBN No recorded, -1 9005115 84. but if you search for it nothing comes up. The price is given as £25.00p plus £2.50 p&p and it seems that it is only obtainable from the author. His address is given on the website above. It covers all Battalions, and includes everything from V.Cs to Citations, but I cannot see if there are references to Mentions in Despatches. Apparently there are photos, newspaper cuttings as well as War Diary extracts, so it could be a very useful book. It looks as if the RSLHG have permission to use the material though in what form I do not know.
    I have tried advising the group of out of date info on this website about another book ( The Shiny 9th) but have not yet had any response.
     
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  2. Sussex by the Sea

    Sussex by the Sea Senior Member

    Does it include Bn sports awards?

    Steve
     
  3. Shiny 9th

    Shiny 9th Member Patron

    Steve, I very much doubt it!
     
  4. Sussex by the Sea

    Sussex by the Sea Senior Member

    The reason i asked was my grandfather was in the 2nd Bn Hockey team in Karachi.

    Steve
     
  5. Shiny 9th

    Shiny 9th Member Patron

    I think the researcher would have concentrated on national awards.The sort that would be announced in The Gazette.For example,Victoria Cross,Military Medal,awarded for bravery in battle,rather than sporting success.I don't have a copy of the book but wondered if anyone else has or could enlighten us.The author does not seem to have made the general public aware of his work which has a very low profile.Hoping one of our expert military researchers might know a bit more.
     

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