RAOC Egypt

Discussion in 'REME/RAOC' started by brianflanagan99, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. brianflanagan99

    brianflanagan99 Junior Member

    My father Michael Joseph Flanagan served with the RAOC in Egypt.
    I have applied for hie record from Glasgow but they need more information which I don't have, ie his service number.
    I have some photographs taken in Syria, Tel-A-Viv, Gizera and one of a train which has written on the back "Cairo station to Mena.
    One photo shows my father with Lance Corporal's stripe. I remember him saying he ended the war as a Staff Sergeant.
    He played football for his unit and won the Cairo cup, we have the medal he received.
    One photo of his unit has the famous cricketer James Charles (Jim) Laker.
    Written on the back of another photo is "Group 3 (3 is in roman numerals) Vote 7 1943".
    Can anyone offer any help or advice.
    Regards Brian Flanagan
     
  2. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce Patron

    Hello and welcome.
    You don't need his service number to apply for records.
    You just need proof of death and put the full date of birth on the form.
    They found my fathers records from his date of birth.

    Lesley
     
  3. brianflanagan99

    brianflanagan99 Junior Member

    Thanks Lesley, will do that. Brian
     
  4. RemeDesertRat

    RemeDesertRat Very Senior Member

    Hi and welcome to the forum.
     
  5. brianflanagan99

    brianflanagan99 Junior Member

    Thanks for the welcome Desert Rat. Brian
     
  6. brianflanagan99

    brianflanagan99 Junior Member

    Can anyone tell what regiment the cricketer Jim Laker served in North Africa in ww2. Brian
     
  7. RemeDesertRat

    RemeDesertRat Very Senior Member

  8. RosyRedd

    RosyRedd Senior Member

  9. brianflanagan99

    brianflanagan99 Junior Member

    Thanks Rosy & Desert Rat. I've uploaded my fathers photo's to "Michael Joseph Flanagan RAOC Photo's". Brian.
     
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  10. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce Patron

    Hi Brian
    Lovely photos in your album:)

    Lesley
     

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