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My Granda Albert Deacon 3605477 was 2 years Border reg

Postby mrdeacon » Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:10 pm

Looking again at my granda Alberts war records i thought i would tell you for the first 2 years of grandas enlistment he was in the 8th border regiment at Carlisle he joined up in 17/10/1940 Albert was from Monkseaton Northumberland,then by 4/11/1942 he was moved to the royal engineers 80 assault sqaudron where he became an AVRE Churchill tank driver and took part in the d-day landings and was one of the first tanks to land on Juno beach he survived the war and sadly passed away in 2009.
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Re: My Granda Albert Deacon 3605477 was 2 years Border reg

Postby kerchi » Sun Aug 07, 2011 11:45 pm

Hi Mike,

Can you remember any other stories about your granddad during his time in the 8th Battalion. I wonder how he found life as Borderman for those two years before being transferred. Do you have a photo or photos of this time?

I'm interested in his tank driving days too as my granddad, though not in the Border Regiment, was a Desert Rat of the 1st RTR. I have often wanted to talk about him on this forum but he never served in the Border Regiment, only my great granddad John Bardgett.

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Re: My Granda Albert Deacon 3605477 was 2 years Border reg

Postby mrdeacon » Tue Aug 09, 2011 5:14 pm

Hi Chris,

Just spotted this sorry for not replying unfortunately i have nothing as much on granda in the Border Regiment sorry i have his records of when he was in the Border reg. which i will post later unfortunately not much of interest just really training and going AWL. Have more on his time in the RE i have his diaries of the regiments he was posted to from D-Day to when he left the army.

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Re: My Granda Albert Deacon 3605477 was 2 years Border reg

Postby kerchi » Tue Aug 09, 2011 7:25 pm

Mike,

Will look forward to anything you add about your granddad; I find people's stories or details from documents interesting, shedding light about them and what they were like as soldiers and individuals.

I was thinking of setting up a separate board so that if people were interested in talking about their other relatives who weren't in the Border Regiment, they could do so there.

Do you think this is a good idea and worth following through?

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Re: My Granda Albert Deacon 3605477 was 2 years Border reg

Postby mrdeacon » Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:33 pm

Hi Chris can't see why not as you said your granda wasn't in the Border regiment and it is always good to read war story's i think anyway.

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Re: My Granda Albert Deacon 3605477 was 2 years Border reg

Postby mrdeacon » Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:00 pm

Here are my granda's war records firstly i have to appologise on the condition of the pages as these are what i was sent i really need to send them back to see if i can get some better ones, i had to try and tinker about with them to make them better for everyone to read,the original ones i do have are really bad so sorry guys.
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Re: My Granda Albert Deacon 3605477 was 2 years Border reg

Postby IanT » Mon Aug 15, 2011 10:03 pm

Mike,
the pages are quite readable especially as they can be zoomed in.
May I ask where you got the document from? I have my own father's personel record that came from the MOD in Glasgow but there is very little in there for the war years.
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Re: My Granda Albert Deacon 3605477 was 2 years Border reg

Postby kerchi » Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:42 am

mrdeacon wrote:Here are my granda's war records firstly i have to appologise on the condition of the pages as these are what i was sent i really need to send them back to see if i can get some better ones, i had to try and tinker about with them to make them better for everyone to read,the original ones i do have are really bad so sorry guys.

Hi Mike, just noticed this post. These images, for me, are ok to read; they are quite clear when zoomed in as Ian says, similar in many respects to my granddad's records. Did you try cleaning them up a little in photoshop (elements) or something of that ilk?

I will try and get a new board set up shortly so any new discussions can be included there.

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Re: My Granda Albert Deacon 3605477 was 2 years Border reg

Postby mrdeacon » Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:03 pm

IanT wrote:Mike,
the pages are quite readable especially as they can be zoomed in.
May I ask where you got the document from? I have my own father's personel record that came from the MOD in Glasgow but there is very little in there for the war years.
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Hi Ian do you mean granda's war records ? if you are they came from Glasgow MOD just like you got your granda's records i think i also got his signing on papers and other stuff giving details granda's time in the war.
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Re: My Granda Albert Deacon 3605477 was 2 years Border reg

Postby mrdeacon » Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:06 pm

kerchi wrote:
mrdeacon wrote:Here are my granda's war records firstly i have to appologise on the condition of the pages as these are what i was sent i really need to send them back to see if i can get some better ones, i had to try and tinker about with them to make them better for everyone to read,the original ones i do have are really bad so sorry guys.

Hi Mike, just noticed this post. These images, for me, are ok to read; they are quite clear when zoomed in as Ian says, similar in many respects to my granddad's records. Did you try cleaning them up a little in photoshop (elements) or something of that ilk?

I will try and get a new board set up shortly so any new discussions can be included there.

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Hi Chris yes i did a bit of tinkering with photoshop because like i said my originals are terrible.
Thanks Chris for sorting my password out cheers.

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