Discussion in 'User Introductions' started by Bob lee swagger, Aug 19, 2017.

  1. Hi Everyone. My name is Phil and live in Northern Ireland. I came on here looking for my great uncle, which I found on this site. So thank u very much.
  2. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    hello & welcome from someone in Co. Down.

    How far along is the research into your g. uncle?
  3. Only started over the last few days. He didn't really speak about what he done during the war. I just knew he was in the Reconnaissance Corp and was awarded the Military Medal and the medal was presented to him by Field Marshall Montgomery. I know this as I have a signed picture of him and Montgomery pinning the medal on him.
  4. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    Hello and welcome, have you a name, number and regiment? No doubt you have come across the wealth of info on here concerning the Reconnaissance Corps. My father was 56th. Good luck.
  5. Thank you for the warm welcome. Up until today I only knew he was in the Reconnaissance Corps and of course his name. I only found out today through this site his service number and which regiment in the corp he was with. I wouldnt mind getting a copy of his citation of his award for his military medal. But I don't know how to go about it. So any help would be welcomed.
  6. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Welcome aboard Phil.
  7. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

  8. I actually found it on this site. But like I said I was looking a copy for myself. His name is Frederick Armstrong Cpl (acting) service no. 4275954. Reconnaissance Corp. Royal Armoured Corp. It was posted in the London Gazette of his award on 12th July 1945.
  9. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Oh I see, just download it & print it off :)
  10. It doesn't seem to give me an option to download it. :wacko:
  11. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    are you on a phone/tablet or laptop ?
    On laptop just right click & ''save as..''
  12. On mobile phone lol. I'll sort that out when I finish work tonight. Thank you for your help.
  13. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    That'd be here then, posted by Recce Mitch.
    Decorations and Awards to Members of the Reconnaissance Corps

    LG pages
    War Office, 12th July, 1945.
    The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the following awards in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in North West Europe:—
    The Military Medal
    No. 4275954 Corporal (acting) Fred ARMSTRONG, Reconnaissance Corps, Royal Armoured Corps (Darlington).
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  14. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Signatures from Horrocks, Crerar and Montgomery. Very nice.
  15. Also have a picture of Montgomery presenting the medal to him and it is also signed by Monty.
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  16. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

  17. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Hi welcome to the forum. Great to have another recce on board.

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  18. Hi Paul. Thanks for the welcome. Unfortunately I myself was not in the Recce. But I did proudly serve queen and country.
  19. Steve Mac

    Steve Mac Very Senior Member

    With the name 'Armstrong' and an original Royal Northumberland Fusilier, was he from Newcastle/Northumberland?

    His service number is from the Royal Northumberland Fusilier's block of numbers and as you are likely aware, 3rd Recce was originally the 8th Bn RNF.
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2017
  20. Hi Steve. He certainly was from the North East. I believe that he was born in Richmond Castle as his father was the blacksmith for the castle ( not 100% sure tho ). I do remember him telling me that as a boy he played in the grounds of castle and he lived in part of it. I was also told that after being presented his medal by Monty that he transferred my uncle to his staff as a dispatch rider. Again he told me this but would love to find out more on this.

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