Unit Photographs

Discussion in 'Photo Restoration' started by drumaneen, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. drumaneen

    drumaneen Senior Member

    I have come by this photo of the 84 Field Company, Royal Engineers (84 Fd Coy RE) which was taken in 1945 in Uelzen, Germany. This unit began its European campaign on Queen Red Sword Beach. I have restored it from quite a poorer state (see http://www.ardtechnology.com/bem/ re 1949184 Driver Leslie DALE BEM RE )

    There are so many faces here and I'm thinking such photos could be of such enormous value to others searching for relatives if they are of a resonable resolution. I think there should be a place where they can be collected together, hence this thread. So if you got 'em lets see 'em and if you recognise yourself or anybody else do please let us know.

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  2. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Thats blows up quite nicely.....I wonder if Sapper knows anyone in the picture?
     
  3. drumaneen

    drumaneen Senior Member

    323rd King's Squad, Portsmouth Division, Royal Marines RM
    1938 - 1939

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  4. drumaneen

    drumaneen Senior Member

    Royal Marines, 2nd Div - W/T Cadre Apr-May 1942

    Any ideas what W/T stands for?

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  5. drumaneen

    drumaneen Senior Member

    Taken about 1939-40

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  6. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    Drumaneen

    The attached photo was taken shortly after the war ended when my unit had moved up into Austria.

    I have posted it on numerous WW2 forums and have had quite a few people respond by saying something like "That's my Dad in the 4th row, six from the left !"

    I have to admit that my writing all the names on the back of the photo was strictly an act of genius :p

    And yes.... that's me marked Ron :)

    Regards

    Ron

    ps
    This article was posted on the BBC WW2 People's War site and if you scroll down you will see where I posted the names
    BBC - WW2 People's War - Joining the 4th Queen's Own Hussars
     

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  7. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

  8. drumaneen

    drumaneen Senior Member

    Cheers for that Owen.
     
  9. drumaneen

    drumaneen Senior Member

    Drumaneen

    ... I have posted it on numerous WW2 forums and have had quite a few people respond by saying something like "That's my Dad in the 4th row, six from the left !"

    I have to admit that my writing all the names on the back of the photo was strictly an act of genius :p

    BBC - WW2 People's War - Joining the 4th Queen's Own Hussars

    Hi Ron

    This is exactly what I am talking about.. generating Google hits for researchers.
     
  10. drumaneen

    drumaneen Senior Member

    Drumaneen

    ... I have posted it on numerous WW2 forums and have had quite a few people respond by saying something like "That's my Dad in the 4th row, six from the left !"

    I have to admit that my writing all the names on the back of the photo was strictly an act of genius :p

    BBC - WW2 People's War - Joining the 4th Queen's Own Hussars

    Hi Ron

    This is exactly what I am talking about.. generating Google hits for researchers.
     
  11. drumaneen

    drumaneen Senior Member

    This was a photo that was very hard to find online - Major John Howard and the men of D Coy Ox & Bucks who made history together, each man named on the photo. It originally came in 3 sections but here it is patched together.

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    A nominal roll (by glider) of those who took part in the famous coup de main landings at Pegasus Bridge can be found at this webpage British Armed Forces & National Service
     
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  12. Richard Lewis

    Richard Lewis Member

    Here’s a picture (unfortunately damaged) of 9th Bn The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment (RAC). Photographer was Chas. H Maud & Co. of Pontefract. My late father (2nd Lt WL Lewis) is third row (standing) second from left. He served in the Battalion 27 March 1943 to July 1943.

    From what I can find out on the internet, 9th RWK converted to 162 Regt RAC on 28 July 1942, but they are wearing RWK cap badges in this photo. Also my father’s service record states that he was posted to 9th RWK in March 1943 and it is only on his posting from the battalion (on its disbandment?) that 9th RWK has been crossed out and changed to 162 Regt RAC, one year after the change in name. From September 1942 to January 1943 the Battalion (or Regiment) was 79th Armoured Division’s Armoured Car Regiment.

    Has anyone any more information on this Battalion/Regiment?

    I have now put the War Diaries on this site for both 9 RWK and 162 Regt RAC.
     

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  13. Rob Dickers

    Rob Dickers 10th MEDIUM REGT RA

    Royal Fusiliers (City of London) Regt 1939-1940
    Don't know when or where.
    Think may be 14th Battalion.
    Rob

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  14. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Drumaneen,

    I have a friend who was in 104 Fd Coy RE.

    I will send him the photo to see if by any chance he knows anyone.
    A long chance, but you never know.:)

    Regards
    Tom
     
  15. drumaneen

    drumaneen Senior Member

    Here’s a picture (unfortunately damaged) of 9th Bn The Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment (RAC). Photographer was Chas. H Maud & Co. of Pontefract. My late father (2nd Lt WL Lewis) is third row (standing) second from left.

    Well Richard, a photo like this is like a red rag to me - such a great photo to have and deserving of attention. But what a challenge it proved in salvage. It's in such a poor state and this limits the options especially when it comes to faces if you still want to recognise them or at least be true to the subject.

    Anyway had a shot at making something of it and hope you like - don't look too close! lol

    Brian
     

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  16. Richard Lewis

    Richard Lewis Member

    Well done Brian, a great improvement. Must have taken ages to do. I like the addition of badge and caption.

    Richard
     
  17. Trpr Hughes

    Trpr Hughes Member

    Concert Band 53rd Welsh Division

    Probably 53rd Welsh Div various units
     

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  18. drumaneen

    drumaneen Senior Member

    Well done Brian, a great improvement. Must have taken ages to do. I like the addition of badge and caption.

    Richard

    Hi Richard

    Glad you like the effort .. and yes, it took the bones of a week to do - but you know, Lest We Forget and all.
     
  19. Hyacynth

    Hyacynth Member

    Not sure if it's possible to do anything with this shot which is not great because it's so far away and hard to see anyone but I'm convinced my Dad's in there

    I'll attach it anyway

    Thanks
    Hyacynth :)
     

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  20. drumaneen

    drumaneen Senior Member

    Not sure if it's possible to do anything with this shot which is not great because it's so far away and hard to see anyone but I'm convinced my Dad's in there

    I'll attach it anyway

    Thanks
    Hyacynth :)
    You need to post or email this photo in hi resolution
     

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