Y 01-k - 51

Discussion in 'Korea' started by IBman, Feb 26, 2020.

  1. IBman

    IBman Member

    It's a wild guess, but could it stand for some kind Yorkshire regiment unit in Korea?

    Y 01-k -51 is handwritten in my late norwegian fathers driver lisence from 1984, as where he got his lisence the first time.

    It's a puzzle, but he wore this pin, and may be these two also have something to do with Korea?

    Med venlig hilsen

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  2. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    Saku, you probably have discovered, is a place in Japan.

    That looks like a commemorative medal, coin or badge.

    Was your father an active Christian?
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  3. IBman

    IBman Member

    Not as far as I know, he surprisely got a catolic funeral, though he was a protestant.
  4. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    I only mention it as I've seen lots of commemorative tokens for church conferences, camps, meetings and synods etc.

    The 'Y' patch looks naggingly familiar, but I can't place it.
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  5. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

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  6. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    5th Infantry Division.
    Black circle & white Y used on vehicles & signs in WW2 .
    Postwar it was used on uniforms too.
    There is a thread about it on here.
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  7. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    Nice one.

    badge, formation, 5th Infantry Division
  8. Robert-w

    Robert-w Banned

    It might not refer to a place. It is quite a common personal name in Finland and also applies to many company names in countries from Estonia to Sweden. The Saku company began brewing in Estonia in 1820 and is now an international drinks company
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  9. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    I might've missed it elsewhere but what's the Yorkshire connection? It would be helpful to see an image of the handwritten note on the licence. To me your transcription "Y 01-k -51" looks like it's could be read as Yorkshire?
  10. IBman

    IBman Member

    Saki Estonia have been on my mind, but did the british/ allied fight there ww2?
  11. IBman

    IBman Member

    The Yorkshire connection is another trail I have been researching, not shown here, badges, and a foreign dog tag etc.

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  12. Robert-w

    Robert-w Banned

    I think there was a limited amount of SOE activity but that was about it
  13. IBman

    IBman Member

    Do you know what SBOS y.reg is?

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