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Joined: 19/05/2017 01:51:30
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Here are some pictures from my collection of photographs of my grandfathers Royal Marine service in Malaya and Palestine. I'm afraid I cannot provide much information surrounding the pictures as these were obtained only after he passed away and so I've taken what was written on the back from my grandfather to his mother.

(May 1947 on the Dakota pics should be 1948 I imagine, given the units history).
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 Description "On board the second wave of Dakotas heading to Haifa from Benghazi, May 1947"
 Filesize 25 Kbytes
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 Description 'Briefing May 1950'
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[Thumb - Grandad_Bren_Group.JPG]
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 Description This is my Bren group, wading ankle deep up a stream mam, four grand guys who never complain, we had been out two days here.'
 Filesize 30 Kbytes
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Joined: 19/05/2017 01:51:30
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Continuation of pictures.
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 Description Disembarking at Haifa
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 Description "Don't blame me for the grim look, Mam, this little set is more obstinate than a mule."
 Filesize 41 Kbytes
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[Thumb - Grandad_Grandad_and_Steve.JPG]
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 Description Norman Clack with a man only identified as 'Steve'
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Joined: 19/05/2017 01:51:30
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The last two.

Hope that they can be of use to people in any way. :)
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 Description "Some climb, eh?"
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[Thumb - Grandad_Scout_Car.JPG]
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 Description Scout car, location and date unknown I'm afraid.
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Joined: 17/08/2012 13:26:51
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These are marvellous! Thank you for posting them.

I love the captions - really special, to be treasured.

If I have praised my comrades too highly I make no apology, for they were beyond all praise.

Lord Lovat - No 4 Commando
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Thank you for the photos. Can you confirm in the briefing photo, and in the photo of your Grandfather and another, exactly which man he is in the image just so we get it right. Additionally if you provide your full name we will credit the photos to you in the gallery...we cannot credit a username.

Pete Rogers, son of LSgt Joe Rogers MM & nephew of TSM Ken McAllister. Both No2 Commando.
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When the danger is passed and all things righted, God is forgotten, and the Soldier slighted.

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