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Dave Winchester
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Hi

I am still trying to find any information on my dad who served in the marines from Sep 41 - Jun 46. He joined 30 Sep 41 at Lymstone, 18 RM Batallion, Sigs Company RM Commandos Sigs ?46 Commando Italy
was part of new unit in 1945 Naval Party 2437. His number was PLY/X105178 Name Jack Winchester.. Any info would be appreciated as he was a very private man and we have limited information.
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Hi Dave
I see you have more information now than in your previous posts. Is this from his service record? If so are you able to either post copies here of the record that reference his postings, or, if you prefer, email them to me by the link below. Sometimes there are clues on the record that may not be obvious at first.

Pete Rogers, son of LSgt Joe Rogers MM & nephew of TSM Ken McAllister. Both No2 Commando.
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Hi Pete

Thanks very much for getting back to me so quickly. I have received my fathers records and needs some working out. In the letter with his records it states he served in the army when he left the marines and I have now been in touch with them for any info they might have. I have also attached a copy of his location list.
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Dave Winchester
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Hi again Pete

Realise not a clear picture from his record. Have attached typed version of what I could decifer.
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NP 2437. Bombay.
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Dave Winchester
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Hi Craig

Thanks very much for info on Naval Party 2437. We did know he had been Singapore but not what he was doing there.

Thanks again much appreciated.

Dave
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Dave.

Looks like your dad was in a Home Based Ledger (HBL) signals so I would hazard a guess he was a commando signaller for a while.

2437 naval party were signallers, drivers, cooks, general duties marines etc normally to operate captured ports and support the General or chief of staff. In Normandy it would have supported ANCXF the allied naval commander expeditionary force.

High flyer was a ship not sure if a stone frigate.

46 weren?t in Italy but I?m sure 41 were as were 40 and I think 43 later on.
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Thanks for this info. It doesn?t say in his records what unit he was with but my brother thought it was 46 and I think it was 40. He seemingly told my brother he was involved at the Anzio landings?
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Highflyer was a shore base near Ceylon/ Sri Lanka.
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Dave see attachment. Might help in your search.
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Hi Dave

Do you have a photo of your father wearing his beret by any chance, during or post war. If so can you scan and attach it here. Additionally you could see if the RM Historical Society have anymore information about RM Signallers. As you can imagine they were a valuable resource.

RM Historical Society: https://www.rmhistoricalsociety.org/

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Pete Rogers, son of LSgt Joe Rogers MM & nephew of TSM Ken McAllister. Both No2 Commando.
God and the Soldier, all men adore, In time of danger and not before.
When the danger is passed and all things righted, God is forgotten, and the Soldier slighted.


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