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Remembering Tom eighty years on.

Was in Liverpool at the municipal cemetery close to Tom's home in Allerton thinking he must have people here too, then imagining him walking the area before the clouds of war broke in '39.

Have just got home and back to access to computer, so later than usual in posting here.


Not forgotten.

Mark
Not forgotten

Mark


Spotted this item in the upcoming Dix Noonan & Webb auction catalogue
An unattributed Hong Kong circular silver brooch, 59mm, silver, the reverse with Hong Kong marker's mark and silver mark 'W.H. 90', the badge of skeletal form comprising an outer garter with crowned cypher to centre, with reverse fixing pin, good condition


It looks to me like the cypher of 29 Cdo Regt, RA mounted in the garter often used for clan crests, many of which were likely made in Hong Kong back in 1990. Possibly an unofficial custom one-off produced internally within the unit as a sweetheart badge or similar?

Anyone seen one of these before?

Link to full lot details: https://www.dnw.co.uk/auctions/catalogue/lot.php?auction_id=617&lot_uid=416204

Cheers,
Mark


PS I have no link whatsoever with this item!
Remembering tonight the Fallen of 45 Commando, Royal Marines, and all those who took part in the action against Argentinian forces at Two Sisters on East Falkland on the night of 11th/12th June 1982.

Not forgotten.




Mark
Bill,
Was up at my Mum's last November. We couldn't get to Spean Bridge obviously, so instead we left a wee poppy cross in memory of Tom and the other Operation Chariot Fallen at the Ganavan RAF Coastal Command Memorial.
Mark
Alan Orton wrote:
Rfmn. L W. Dean 6897356 Kings Royal Rifle Brigade.


Alan.


King's Royal Rifle Corps
Another year passes.

Not forgotten.


Mark
Another year passes.

Still we remember them.


Mark
Remembering all the Liverpool Scottish of No 4 Independent Company

Mark
This short video by the National Army Museum of Roy Cadman (No 3 Cdo) talking toggle ropes is worth a watch ...

https://youtu.be/zOmBmh0z3ks


Enjoy!
Mark
Not forgotten

Mark
Today is the 78th Anniversary of Tom McCormack finally succumbing to the grenade fragment wounds he sustained at Operation Chariot some 11 days before.

By now he was at the military hospital set up in the École primaire supérieure de jeunes filles in the Rue Jean Macé in RENNES where he was cared for by a team of French volunteer medics.

According to witnesses, his funeral on 15 Apr 1942 was attended by 5,000 local Rennais, despite orders from the German occupiers against mass gatherings.

The event thus became one of the first protests against the Nazi occupiers.

To this day, Tom is well remembered in both Rennes and St Nazaire, as well of course as this side of the Channel.


We will remember him

Mark

I've certainly heard that too.

My old next-door neighbour was on subs in WW2 and did a lapel badge of his boat - HMS Unseen - out of a spoon. All done while on war patrol in the Med.

Mark
Just spotted this fine example of the No 2 Commando cap badge in the next Dix, Noonan & Webb medals and militaria auction (26 & 27 September 2018) ...



Lot Description
No. 2 Commando Cap Badge, being a white metal dagger 5 cms in length with two lug fasteners mounted on a piece of shaped leatherette, very good condition £200-300

Footnote
Note: Vendor states that it came into his possession from the original soldier.

Webpage: https://www.dnw.co.uk/auctions/catalogue/lot.php?auction_id=478&lot_id=41304


(I am not in any way connected with this lot nor DNW and I will not be bidding for this item)

Mark

These posts underline just how much is involved in moderating a forum such as ours and how much of that goes on behind the scenes.

A big THANK YOU to all the Admin team - keep up the good work

Mark
 
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