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by Temujin
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: James LT
Replies: 5
Views: 50

Re: James LT

jetstreak wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:31 am
Hi everyone. I recently purchased a LT James. It came with a frame and wheels the frame serial # is L844. I am thinking it was made in 1944. What are the chances this frame saw action?

Here’s how to confirm the Frame number
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by Temujin
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: Acting Corporal J. I. Andrews
Replies: 16
Views: 225

Re: Acting Corporal J. I. Andrews

Took a look at everything again (in case I missed something) and it “seems” that DND did give them the name etc, as you said. They may have gotten his names of the embarkation rolls......I can’t find which ship or those rolls. So, hopefully they’ll have luck posting the info in newspapers.....unless...
by Temujin
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: Acting Corporal J. I. Andrews
Replies: 16
Views: 225

Re: Acting Corporal J. I. Andrews

YES, this isn’t making sense. I have a feeling, that the RCAF/RAF patches etc, are probably things that he traded for, or maybe a brother........anyway, not going to do much more on this as their really isn’t a lot to go on. Their best bet (as they are doing) is get newspapers to post it and “maybe”...
by Temujin
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: Acting Corporal J. I. Andrews
Replies: 16
Views: 225

Re: Acting Corporal J. I. Andrews

rrmerlin44 wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:04 pm
After researching his ID is B606638..not D

OK, the changes’

B mean Military District No 2, which is Western Ontario

B 606638 means his original unit he joined was No 22 BTC.......which was No. 22 Canadian Army Educational (Basic) Training Centre – North Bay, Ontario
by Temujin
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: Acting Corporal J. I. Andrews
Replies: 16
Views: 225

Re: Acting Corporal J. I. Andrews

Convoy info. Convoy left from New York City BUT.....you can see various ships joined from Halifax. I can see if I can find the ship ????

Ships joining from Halifax have that noted under “Cargo”
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by Temujin
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: Acting Corporal J. I. Andrews
Replies: 16
Views: 225

Re: Acting Corporal J. I. Andrews

This is “different”. The information they give is Army.......but the badges are Air Force. He could have served in the Canadian Army and then transferred to the Air Force. The D606688 looks like a Regimental Number (Service Number) D means he joined in Military District 4, which was the “western sid...
by Temujin
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Soldier Research
Topic: F/L Richard “Dick” Audet, 411 Squadron RCAF
Replies: 7
Views: 676

Re: F/L Richard “Dick” Audet, 411 Squadron RCAF

Hi, My son will go to Europe in two weeks to pay tribute to the Canadians who lost their lives during World War II. He participates in the Juno 75 program with other students. He must honor a soldier when he is there and he chose Richard Dick Audet. Is it possible to know where you found these docu...
by Temujin
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Ancestry
Topic: Reginald Sparkes and Charles Tucker
Replies: 5
Views: 341

Re: Reginald Sparkes and Charles Tucker

Yeah I was going to have them mounted and put in frames of some sort. I'm a bit torn as I do enjoy their aged condition, but I think cleaning and mounting is the right thing to do to honour them. It would be nice in a shadow box where it can be a frame, but also opened so that one may touch the med...
by Temujin
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Ancestry
Topic: Reginald Sparkes and Charles Tucker
Replies: 5
Views: 341

Re: Reginald Sparkes and Charles Tucker

Another option is to have them mounted for display. The photo below is my wife’s father’s medals. Mounted in our hallway. The photo on the left is when he joined the Army in 1939 (he was only 16, yes lied about his age).......the middle photo is from a post card he sent from Italy (he was a Sgt) and...
by Temujin
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Ancestry
Topic: Reginald Sparkes and Charles Tucker
Replies: 5
Views: 341

Re: Reginald Sparkes and Charles Tucker

Nice collection Phil. I know these are in “original condition” but if you wanted to have the medals “refurbished” with new ribbons etc, I know a few firms that do this. They would also “court mount” them if you wish?? But, its also nice to keep them in original condition. I notice quite a few Armour...