"The Story of my Fathers WW2 Army Service"

Discussion in 'RAC & RTR' started by rockape252, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. rockape252

    rockape252 Senior Member

    Hi Tom,

    Many thanks for that, I'll look into it.


    @ Steve,

    Thanks for your kind comment.

    Regards, Mick D.
  2. gpo son

    gpo son Senior Member

    Rockape cherish those fond memories.... My Dad was was seriously wounded around the same age in sunny southern Italy (May 29th 44) when I see my own sons all around the same age I cant imagine the reality of war.
  3. rockape252

    rockape252 Senior Member

    Hi Matt,

    Even when I am in a deepest depression I do mate.

    I sometimes think how our whole family history might have changed if there had been room for my Father on that Jeep.

    I am making a hard copy of my Fathers story which will be bound in book form for each member of our family.

    The kind responses from the members on this site have certainly cheered me up.

    Kind Regards, Mick D.
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  4. The Cooler King

    The Cooler King Elite Member

    Enjoyed the read thanks for posting.... :D
  5. Peccavi

    Peccavi Senior Member

    Magnificent - Home fit for heros, I think not. I thought we were poor , just a range for heat and cooking, no bathroom and a tin tub that Mum filled for my sister and I in front of the fire but at least we had electricity. Disgraceful treatment of returning veterans in both wars(and probably all wars).
  6. Tom Canning

    Tom Canning WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran


    CORRECTION - the Wiltshires were in 9th Armoured bde and fought both in the Desert and Italy…
  7. rockape252

    rockape252 Senior Member

    Hello Tom,

    I hope your keeping well.

    Italy ? I never mentioned Italy in my late Fathers narrative.

    He was evacuated via Hospital Ship across the Med to Italy and then moved North by Hospital Train ending up at Haina/Kloster in Germany.

    Regards, Mick D.
  8. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Did you ever get a copy of the 'Royal Wilts' history?
    I know I mentioned it on your intro thread a couple of years ago.
  9. Lotus7

    Lotus7 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for sharing your fathers history rockape252. I hope to do the same for my father very soon, but there is always a new snippet to add !

  10. rockape252

    rockape252 Senior Member

    Hi Owen,

    No I haven't, my life has been very turbulent with family troubles and my medical problems.

    To be honest I'm hanging on to my sanity by my fingertips.

    Regards, Mick D.
  11. rockape252

    rockape252 Senior Member

    Hello Tom,

    I'm sorry I misread your last post, I'm still posting before my head clears, I'll learn.

    Kind Regards, Mick D.
  12. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

  13. canuck

    canuck Closed Account

    Best of luck with your troubles Mick.
    A man who honours his father's memory in this way deserves some special consideration.
    This too shall pass!
  14. rockape252

    rockape252 Senior Member

    Hi Owen,

    Many thanks for that LINK I followed it and shall buy a copy.

    Regards, Mick D.
  15. rockape252

    rockape252 Senior Member

    Hi canuck,

    Kind words mate.

    Thanks I appreciate them :)

    Regards, Mick D.
  16. rockape252

    rockape252 Senior Member


    2 Photographs of "C" Squadron" "The Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry" taken in Iraq during 1941 to commemorate my late Father.

    Regards, Mick D.

    Attached Files:

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  17. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Love that photo with the signpost, thanks for sharing more.
  18. Lotus7

    Lotus7 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for sharing, I also like the photos

  19. TimDaw

    TimDaw New Member

    Mick - I have only just found this page and am grateful beyond words for you posting your fathers story. My father was Cpl Herbert Daw who pulled your father from the tank, a story I only learned at my dad's funeral. All the very best Tim Daw
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