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Name: John
 
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
Date: 15 Dec 2006
Time: 01:20:41

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On 12 November 1993 I stood on the exact position on Leros where my father, Alan Redfern, had been killed in action exactly 50 years to the day and minute. It was a moving moment for me, as I looked into the sun reflected off the Aegean sea, and realized how difficult it must have been to see the JU-52s as they approached. The British had thought an airborne landing impossible.


Name: Jon Custis
 jacustis@verizon.net
Location: Virginia, USA
Date: 07 Dec 2006
Time: 06:37:54

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Does anyone happen to have the current mailing address for the SAS Regimental Association? In digging around on the internet, I saw reference to a Handbook for the LRDG Mounted Officer in the Western Desert which is attributed to Maj Bagnold and is reportedly held in the Imperial War Museum collection. Has anyone seen this manual?


Name: pat wilson
 patwil6242@msn.com
Location: Edinburgh
Date: 25 Nov 2006
Time: 15:37:26

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My dad was with Y patrol in the early days of war he moved on to the PPA where he finished up till the end of the war his name was WB Wilson


Name: Moira Black
 dugaldblack@telkom.net
Location: Rhodesia
Date: 25 Nov 2006
Time: 12:36:12

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Found this site while looking for info on my father Fred Light He was in the LRDG , North Africa and served with artillery 25 pounders. Looking for any other info on him and related activities. He joined up with the Rhodesians and was seconded to join the ZA & New Zealand group that was deployed to Egypt Northern Africa. Also served in Italy for some time.


Name: Sally Chalk
 sark202@yahoo.com
Location: England
Date: 19 Nov 2006
Time: 13:25:13

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Found the site while looking for archive history on lrdg, chindits, royal leicesters, sas etc., trying to trace my fathers service history - if anyone has heard mention of RSM Sidney (Mick) Williams from Surrey we would very much appreciate any information at all - we know one of his service mates was Freddie Huckerby and places he mentioned, but dont have his army number. Many thanks


Name: Steve Spangler
 
Location: Long Beach CA
Date: 09 Nov 2006
Time: 19:10:45

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Thank You very much for sharing and preserving the memory of this group of warriors from WWII I wish you complete success in getting the correct answer to every question you uncover in the project.


Name: Jack Valenti
 lrdg@Prodigy.net
Location: U.S.A.
Date: 30 Oct 2006
Time: 19:29:50

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Tony Rogers Author of Churchills Folly please contact me or Jonathan Pittaway. The e-mail address I have no longer works. Jonathan is interested in obtaining some photos of the Leros battle. Thanks Jack


Name: Jon Custis
 jacustis@verizon.net
Location: Virginia, USA
Date: 26 Oct 2006
Time: 17:23:53

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Hello from across the pond. I have a MKIII Howard Sun Compass, but do not have the manual, and in particular the Sun Angle Tables. The only manual reference I have found is for the MKII, maintained in the Imperial War Musuem. It does not have the appendix with the tables, which I need the most. Thanks in advance.


Name: Jon Custis
 jacustis@verizon.net
Location: Virginia, USA
Date: 24 Oct 2006
Time: 18:34:21

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I have acquired a Howard MKIII sun compass, but need the Sun Angle Tables, which I believe are found in an appendix of the instruction manual. The online reference I have found details instructions from MK II version, but no tables. Right now I am stuck and need help from a good samaritan from across the pond.


Name: Haydn Welch
 info@haydnwelch.co.uk
Location: Taunton UK
Date: 23 Oct 2006
Time: 14:55:06

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My dad is not too well (physically ok but losing his memory) I believe he may be the last surviving member of L detachment LRDG. His name is Ken Welch I think he was nicknamed Joe and went around with a group of 3 others called the Toffs. He was a parachute instructor. Does anybody know of him?


Name: Encoding
 encoding@aol.com
Location: USA
Date: 18 Oct 2006
Time: 23:49:27

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I have been reading your guest book from the beginning, page or two a day. Often I have the energy to read and enjoy, but not write (it is difficult to explain emotions). I like the comments in different languages, even though I can read English well, and Spanish a little, and can just understand some of the words in Italian and Japanese.


Name: Andrey Rudenco
 antolin@aol.com
Location: USA
Date: 18 Oct 2006
Time: 10:21:07

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Thanks that you helped me in information search. I have sent the link to your site to all my friends, they were very grateful, but first of all they were grateful to you!


Name: Carol Basford nee Gates
 carol.basford@tiscali.co.uk
Location: London, England
Date: 12 Oct 2006
Time: 02:54:14

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My Dad was Bill Gates he was in 4Th Indian Div of The Essex Regiment of the 8th Army, he sadly passed away at a young age in 1974, I was just looking through some of his old documents and came across his Soldiers Service and Pay Book, looks like he was a Carrier Driver and then a Tank Driver his Army Number was 6020875. I love and miss him very much. Carol Basford


Name: danaphotos
 photos@sanaa.edu
Location: USA
Date: 11 Oct 2006
Time: 02:04:58

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I considered myself as the professional in this theme, and did not think that I can find in the Internet something new. But having come on your site, I have understood, that I know nothing and it is necessary for me to study and study as much as possible. -------------------------------------------------------------------------


Name: Dennis K Egan
 johnny-e@ic24.net
Location: UK Wales Cardiff Vale of Glamorgan CF64 4TG
Date: 09 Oct 2006
Time: 07:39:55

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I was MELF 1945 1947 after Europe 1944 Egypt Palastine Jordan.Royal Signals. Looking for a background picture for a Amateur Radio Ham Radio to those over the pond QSL card to show a desert scene. I have I have some in B W not in colour. An uncluttered desert scene & radio aspect ,vehicle radio masts. For amateur radio station connected with the evens today in Iraq and Afganistan etc. GW4 XKE


Name: Jonathan Pittaway
 pittaway@iafrica.com
Location: Durban, South Africa.
Date: 07 Oct 2006
Time: 01:03:30

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APPEAL: please, Craig Fourie and I need photos of the battle of LEROS for our second edition of LRDG RHODESIA book, also a pic of KEN SMITH,GC on Ist for same book. Scans of photos at 300dpi resolution, are all we need. Thank you.


Name: NokiyaUp
 kiyap@nauka.edu
Location: USA
Date: 05 Oct 2006
Time: 00:04:28

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Wonderful and informative site, well written, easy to navigate. I like your site very much! Great work!


Name: ken makature
 osprey77@peoplepc.com
Location: Rogue River Oregon USA
Date: 04 Oct 2006
Time: 20:13:46

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I would like to locate the Ten 10 rules, more or less, which were followed by Wingates Raiders to elude the Japanese during the raiders campaign behind enemy lines in then-Burma during WWII. Any info or reference to books or other sources would be appreciated.


Name: Angela Lench
 angelalench@hotmail.com
Location: SAFFRON WALDEN, Essex
Date: 03 Oct 2006
Time: 06:59:32

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My father, Vincent Spud Murphy was in G Patrol and served in North Africa, Leros and Italy. He was captured and was a POW for the last two years of the War. I have some wonderful photographs he took in the desert.


Name: ann newsome
 newso@bigpond.com.au
Location: newcastle nsw australia
Date: 31 Aug 2006
Time: 20:08:33

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my dad,stanley samuel(he called himself sam samuel)served in the lrdg in 1942,can anyone help with any information on my Dads time in the desert?He also wrote a book about his friend John who also served with him in the desert,he was killed sometime in 1942 we think(?)Does anyone know of John?My dad had the rank of staff sargeant and John was a sargeant,both from the service corps


Name: James Boyd
 james.boyd@oceanfree.net
Location: Ireland
Date: 27 Aug 2006
Time: 17:44:16

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My father, Bill Boyd served with the P.A.V.O. Punjab Frontier Force was with the Long Range Indian Division. He retired as a Major at the time of Indian partition. He passed away aged 92 on April 5th 2006.I would like to find out all I can about his time in north Africa and later in the Lebannon and Syria before he went back to India.


Name: Patrick Boyle
 bookworm@value.net.nz
Location: Auckland New Zealand
Date: 23 Aug 2006
Time: 18:08:49

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Great site, hope to be able to purchase books etc, will contact Jack. Thanks again keep up the good work regards Pat


Name: Philippe DURIEUX
 phil.durieux2@wanadoo.fr
Location: FRANCE
Date: 08 Aug 2006
Time: 08:00:54

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Hello Everybody. Great site. I am passionate by the Story and interested by all about the LRDG the SAS and the PPA Popski Private Army. You can contact me. Yours.


Name: JOHN CARPENTER
 JOHN.CARPENTER.SNR@UKGATEWAY.NET
Location: UK
Date: 06 Aug 2006
Time: 19:22:36

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My dentist many years ago Petrie V. Knowles said to me once that he had been in the LRDG in WW2 is there any record of his serving?


Name: Charles A Tysoe
 charlestysoe@hotmail.com.au
Location: Perth Western Austrailia
Date: 10 Jul 2006
Time: 21:44:16

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I would like to find information on my farther Walter Frederick Tysoe. He fought in WW2 1936 4th Batt camp western desert Eygpt. 1939 2nd Batt The royal Tank Corp.Thank you if you can help.


Name: Michael McGraw
 jahmikes76@yahoo.com
Location: New York City, N.Y.
Date: 01 Jul 2006
Time: 18:16:26

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I love your site. I have recently been reading a lot about LRDG and find them fascinating. Please keep up the regular updates to this informative site.


Name: Michele Boylan
 
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Date: 30 Jun 2006
Time: 07:19:16

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A very interesting and informative website. I recently heard that my uncle Andy Boylan (Belfast)may have been a member of the LRDG but cannot obtain any confirmation. He moved onto SAS after LRDG. Does anyone recognize the name?


Name: Bette Wilson
 betteowilson@yahoo.com
Location: Stoke-on-Trent, England
Date: 26 Jun 2006
Time: 12:00:38

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This is a very interesting site. My uncle,William Phippen Ralls, was in the LRDG. He recently died and I would like to hear from anyone who has any information about him during that time.


Name: Jonathan Pittaway
 pittaway@iafrica.com
Location: Durban, South Africa
Date: 22 Jun 2006
Time: 04:29:50

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APPEAL FOR INDIAN LRDG CHEVY PHOTO, please for our 2nd Edition of LRDG RHODESIA, thank you


Name: Roy James Wilson
 roy.wilson90@ntlworld.com
Location: Manchester UK
Date: 18 Jun 2006
Time: 02:16:34

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Very Recently my wifes uncle a Mr William Phippen Ralls passed away Sadly. At his service his son mentioned the fact that during the 2nd world war Bill was a member of the LRDG. Bill was a grand person! He never mentioned the fact that he was in the LRDG. I can only assume that he was also a very brave man!


Name: Peter King
 peter36sa@yahoo.co.uk
Location: Kent, England
Date: 29 May 2006
Time: 12:33:43

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Nice site, well done for keeping it up, my late father in law was a member of the L.R.D.G.his name is ARTHUR THOMAS HOPSON, does anyone know of his exploits, he told us some things but not all, very painful even to this day to talk about,we believe that there was only three men left after the war but sadly now all gone, any help please.


Name: Lynne Causer
 causer@ihug.co.nz
Location: Whangarei, New Zealand
Date: 23 May 2006
Time: 22:45:01

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I was hoping to find information about my grandad LESLIE JAMES VINING 4th Regiment No. 37287 LRDG Which countries did he go through etc He was probably old to volunteer to go and has been dead for nearly fifty years.Thank you Lynne


Name: Nicholas Pappas
 ngpappas@ozemail.com.au
Location: Sydney, Australia
Date: 15 May 2006
Time: 00:09:22

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Dear Sir, I was wondering whether anyone who reads this interesting website and who formed part of the LRDG in World War Two knows anything about the LRDGs brief stay on the Dodecanese island of Castellorizo (Castelrosso)in September 1943 and thereafter. I am particularly interested in any photos of the LRDG on the island in this period. Rgds, Nicholas Pappas


Name: Pete Robinson
 peter@peter678@wanadoo.co.uk
Location: Monmouth, Monmouthshire
Date: 05 May 2006
Time: 12:10:52

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Member of Wye Valley MVT. My main interest is North Africa WW2 in particulasr British vehicles and artillery used during this campaign and onwards through italy. Main Regimental interest is 57th East Surrey anti-tank. If you know any survivors of this Reg. please let me know! Loved the MVT calendar with all the Long Range desert group pics. Many thanks Now going to browse your site!


Name: Lyal Wilson
 dl.wilson@xtra.co.nz
Location: Paparoa Northland New Zealand
Date: 25 Apr 2006
Time: 04:15:13

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Great web site,i now can learn more about my grandfather,(Angus Wilson 1390),he died before i was born in 1969,he died in 1967,please send me info about him and his regiment.


Name: Jonathan Pittaway
 pittaway@iafrica.com
Location: Durban, South Africa.
Date: 23 Apr 2006
Time: 02:47:09

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APPEAL FOR GOOD,PREVIOUSLY UNPUBLISHED, LRDG PHOTOS. Please we are preparing a 2nd edit of LRDG RHODESIA and particularly appeal for photos of Rhodie patrols and trucks. However we will cover other patrols briefly, so if you have any exceptional photos and scans please contact myself or Craig.


Name: debra archer kirkland
 archs004@sgfl.org.uk
Location: stoke - on - trent, england
Date: 20 Apr 2006
Time: 16:35:49

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im looking for anybody that knows about my father, harold leslie kirkland who served with the lrdg with sterlings mob in world war 2 in n. africa. I know he was at fort Capuzio as well all information will be greatly appreciated. with thanks archs004@sgfl.org.uk


Name: osru
 osru@osru.org
Location: osru
Date: 18 Apr 2006
Time: 09:37:51

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Hi everyone! I think your site is very interesting and useful. I always bookmarked it. Thank You very much!!!


Name: none
 savezimbabwe2006@yahoo.com
Location: none
Date: 18 Apr 2006
Time: 00:59:01

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All persons interested in joining the fight against the illegal Marxist regime of ZANU PF are urged to contact our organization at: savezimbabwe2006@yahoo.com God Bless Rhodesia!


Name: Dawn Pearce nee Webb
 willow.cat@hotmail.com
Location: wellington Shropshire England.
Date: 11 Apr 2006
Time: 08:48:12

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Sorry not answered e.mail had few probs. this is my new e.mail address.Still interested in any info about my late father Sidney Webb. L.R.D.G G Patrol.


Name: Steven Schwab
 apexturn@direcway.com
Location: Chilmark, Massachusetts, USA
Date: 05 Apr 2006
Time: 13:16:34

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I have just returned from an expedition of 4000km through the Great Sand Sea and the Gilf el Khebir. Signs of the LRDG were everywhere and we followed their tracks for on and off for days. It was a thrilling experience. They must have been extremely brave in those days!!


Name: ANDREA MARCHETTI
 andrea_mar68@hotmail.com
Location: BOLOGNA, ITALIA
Date: 05 Apr 2006
Time: 07:30:09

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This is a great site for everyone who enjoy history!


Name: Geoff Pycroft
 
Location: UK
Date: 01 Apr 2006
Time: 10:48:30

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For Jon Vernen USA Re post 1.3.06 The Richard Attenborough film is most likely to be Sea of Sand (1959) shown in the USA under the title Desert Patrol. Try Regards Geoff


Name: John Hoyes
 jhoyes@flexitallic.com
Location: UK
Date: 28 Mar 2006
Time: 04:10:02

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A very interesting website that I have just discovered. Can anyone help with a reference to the details of the Jalo raid in September 1942 from Kufra. My father wasan RAF officer seconded to the Sudan Defense Force who took part in this raid & I would dearly like to find out more. Thanks


Name: David Hoffs
 david.hoffs@us.army.mil
Location: Virginia, USA
Date: 24 Mar 2006
Time: 07:26:32

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Great website!! I became aware of the LRDG via a thesis I am writing regarding, among other things, the operational difficulties and relationship between long-range reconnaissance and direct action operations. I am using the LRDG as one case study in the thesis. Would love to be able to communicate with some of the former LRDG troopers. Keep up the great work!


Name: Frank Cooper
 RobCooper64@aol.com
Location: Gloucestershire, UK
Date: 18 Mar 2006
Time: 10:37:03

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My Father, Frank Cooper, served with the LRDG in 1941-42 as a radio operator. He is 87 years old and wanted to add his name to the guest book for the unit. It would be nice if anyone out there still recognized his name. Rob Cooper


Name: Jon Vernen
 jvernen@yahoo.com
Location: Calif. USA
Date: 01 Mar 2006
Time: 12:37:20

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First of all, this is a great site. Second, does anyone remember the name of the film about the LRDG ? It starred Richrd Attenborough. Third, would any know of any books (in English) about the Free French SAS units


Name: Michael Howells
 how2212@hotmail.com
Location: Purley, United Kingdom
Date: 28 Feb 2006
Time: 02:06:13

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Does anybody know if Jim Patch is still alive? His article from 1984 A Relic of the LRDG is cited in James Holland s Together We Stand-Turning The Tide in the West, North Africa,1942 1943. Mr JP is probably the nicest person I have ever met. HOPE SOMEONE (even JP himself) CAN UPDATE ME. Michael Howells, aged 53.


Name: Liz Crisp
 mike4liz@hotmail.com
Location: auckland new zealand
Date: 23 Feb 2006
Time: 17:08:21

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Trooper Wally Rail is my partners Grandfather. We celebrated his 90th birthday on the 21st Feb 2006.Wally was a gunner on the Te Anau 2 and took part in the Barce Raid.To this day all memories of that time is vivid in his mind.


Name: Ian Chard
 
Location: Bristol, UK
Date: 21 Feb 2006
Time: 05:08:26

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Sad news from the UK. Arthur Arger died on 13.2.06. One of the original Y Patrolmen he served until his capture on Levita in 43. He was a splendid teller of desert stories and he will be much missed. With the recent deaths of Joe Cryer and Mickey Coombs this completes a dismal three months for the veterans of Y patrol. I feel privileged to have known these fine old comrades of my father.


Name: Sam Watson
 
Location: UK via Cairo
Date: 21 Feb 2006
Time: 04:01:13

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hey Jack, everyone.... Idly searching the web and trying to match LRDG truck name with patrol designations and found LRDG stands, in some contexts, for Low Risk Drinking Guidelines.... I think a certain group of veterans would find this very funny....


Name: dean
 dean@4thindians.co.uk
Location: england
Date: 19 Feb 2006
Time: 03:21:55

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Great web site good to see you yanks re-enacting british desert rats theres not many of us in the re-enactment world , i re-enact 4th indian division . Keep up the good show and show down any shuftywolas you see .DEAN www.4thindians.co.uk


Name: Gordon Duncan
 rgduncan@hotmail.com
Location: Huskisson, New South Wales, Australia
Date: 17 Feb 2006
Time: 20:47:14

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It is with regret that I report the passing of another LRDG member. Parick Duncan, Scots Guards was a member of G patrol before being captured in North Africa and spending 3 years as a POW. He died on 11 February 2006 aged 90. Lest We Forget


Name: gerard coghlan
 gerardcoghlan@tiscali.co.uk
Location: manchester, lancashire
Date: 17 Feb 2006
Time: 07:08:19

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i enjoy browsing thru lrdg site - my uncle was with them and there is a photo of him on this site.


Name: tina grayson
 songray@btinternet.com
Location: hereford
Date: 28 Jan 2006
Time: 08:48:17

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best page out of the hundreds i have trawled, looking for info any at all on george gwynn from hereford served in the 1st welch? in the north african campaign, also his brother frank killed in tunisia 1943 just one bit of info could start this ball rolling


Name: Allan Korsman
 korsmans@iafrica.com
Location: Cape Town - South Africa
Date: 28 Jan 2006
Time: 08:08:44

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My dad HC Korsman, a South African, was in the Medical section attached to the 8th Army in North Africa. He did the 1 month crash course and was attached to 2 SAS and went to Italy. There he was invovled all the way to Milan, often working with the Italian underground. Where will I find info or a book about 2 SAS Africa and their campaigns into Italy ? Sincere appreciation Allan Korsman


Name: Brenda Cowley
 beebeebee3@hotmail.com
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Date: 22 Jan 2006
Time: 03:18:21

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My grandfather was named Normand James Cowley also from the same location. I would like to know if you do know my granddad? He has paston now for many years now and my father has as well paston also. I would be interested to see if some how we are related or you know other members of my family? Please contact me at my email address.


Name: barry mccarty
 riez3284@shaw.ca
Location: vancouver
Date: 21 Jan 2006
Time: 12:04:06

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Excellent web site, I am interested in some of the books you offer for sale what is the process, cost to ship to Canada.


Name: Janice Anne Robarts
 rjanice@optusnet.com.au
Location: australia
Date: 14 Jan 2006
Time: 01:58:50

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We are looking for my husbands birth mother she was probably born 1923 in Middle Brighton Vic Aust. She was married to Walter Joseph Robarts ( JOE ) if anyone has any information it would be very appriciated her name JUNE SHELDON ROBARTS nee HAYES she had 3 children Kenneth, Margaret, Dennis who is my husband Thank-you JANICE


Name: Jonathan Pittaway
 pittaway@iafrica.com
Location: Durban, South Africa.
Date: 10 Jan 2006
Time: 11:51:29

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Hello; help needed. Signalman Ken Smith, George Cross, was killed on the Island of Ist. Question is who was the patrol reporting into; A Squadron Ken Lazarus or B Squadron Stormonth Darling? any help will be appreciated as info on this is needed for our 2nd edition of LRDG RHODESIA, thanks.


Name: Alfred Gatchell
 gatchell@btinternet.com
Location: Rhodesian born
Date: 09 Jan 2006
Time: 04:36:17

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My father was in the LRDG , would very much like to read more of Rhodesian exploits on your site. Keep up the good work ,the younger generation must never forget their sacrifices and I will always have great respect for my father's contribution to the war effort.


Name: Fergus MacDonald Weir
 fergus@fergusweir.co.uk
Location: Inverness, Scotland, UK
Date: 29 Dec 2005
Time: 10:47:06

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Shot in the dark for information on Lieutenant Edward MacDonald A another poster on this guestbook has mentioned my Grandfather, Edward MacDonald, appeared next to David Stirling in a famous picture which appeared in Desert Commandos by Arthur Swinson, published around 1968 by Ballantine Books. Any information would be appreciated.


Name: Alistair Cramond
 alnatt@slingshot.co.nz
Location: Auckland New Zealand
Date: 27 Dec 2005
Time: 20:37:48

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Great site haven't been on it for a while my grandfather was in the LRDG, Reg Cramond he was borrowed from the 27th machinegun bn.


Name: bethany Wilkinson
 beth@bulgarianadventure.com
Location: north wales
Date: 17 Dec 2005
Time: 04:11:07

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Wanting to talk to members of the muster parade who went to the Cardiff St Davids Hall on the 6th of November 2005


Name: Sam Watson
 watsonsam@talk21.com
Location: UK
Date: 13 Dec 2005
Time: 09:05:39

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Just bought a half-pint silver plate mug which was in the LRDG Officers Mess at the Cecil Hotel in Alexandria the war, and kept there til the mid-50s. It has the LRDG Scorpion engraved on it..... anyone know anything about it?


Name: Kuno Gross
 kuno.gross2gmx.ch
Location: Switzerland
Date: 02 Dec 2005
Time: 21:14:52

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I am searching to contact the author of The Hunt for the lost Oasis, Mr. SAUL KELLY. I would like to discuss with him the Operation Bunny hop which he describes in his book. I would highly appreciate, if anybody could forward my mail to Mr. Kelly....or if he would read this and contact me directly!


Name: dawn webb
 willow.cat@blueyonder.co.uk
Location: wellington shropshire england
Date: 27 Nov 2005
Time: 09:24:18

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really interesting site. my late father Sidney (sid) Webb was with the lrdg g patrol.. Anyone with any info would be appreciated.


Name: Gary Finnan
 gary@strategikassociates.com
Location: Dundee Scotland / Windsor California
Date: 10 Nov 2005
Time: 23:10:18

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My Grandfather was supposed to have been in the LRDG His name was James McNiesh from Turfholm Lesmahago Scotland. Any news would be great. Great site Thank you.


Name: Gad Kohenov
 kohenovbrov@bezeqint.net
Location: Beer-Sheva, capital of the desert, Israel
Date: 01 Nov 2005
Time: 02:32:55

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Hello Jack, I never knew this website existed. As someone who lives in the desert most of his life I was always interested in the subject. I read several books on the war in the desert, but I see you have new ones which I never heard about. Could I buy them from Israel and what would be the price of the shipment. Are you orginizing trips to desert areas?


Name: richard green
 dunroving@hotmail.co.uk
Location: Chesterfield England
Date: 31 Oct 2005
Time: 15:00:17

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I have been told that my grandfather may have been in LRDG His name was John Green militery no 4970548 he was born in Chesterfield Derbyshire on the 12.02.1912. if anybody can help i would like to hear from them


Name: Dr Christopher Shoukry Holmes
 
Location: Whalley, Clitheroe, Lancashire
Date: 28 Oct 2005
Time: 18:10:18

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My father Albert Holmes S330081 was with Force 133 at GHQ, Cairo, from 1943 to 1945. I would like to contact anyone who knew him, or who can suggest references to documents or web sites about the work carried on. He was responsible for postings and transfers. In 1945 he remained with Force 133 as part of R.A.S.C. Prior to 1943 he was in the desert with 2RGH, which I have researched extensively.


Name: Sean
 ibrow@ibrow.net
Location: Stixwould, Lincs
Date: 28 Oct 2005
Time: 09:28:51

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Paul, i am told i need to be in touch with you. My mother has been talking with you (Gloria Almonds) - my grandfather was John Almonds ...good luck with the lathe, its a bugger ....


Name: Jack Valenti
 lrdg@Prodigy.net
Location:
Date: 22 Oct 2005
Time: 20:20:24

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Ramon Wilson ... The message you sent has a bad syntax error on your e-mail address and I can not send a reply. Please resend your message and check your e-mail address. Jack


Name: JL Graham
 jgraham@uko1.co.uk
Location: Derby, England
Date: 19 Oct 2005
Time: 06:23:51

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I am Looking for Info on my farther: Stanley Norman Graham. I would like to understand more about his experiences, movements during WW2. I would like to hear from anyone with information (good or bad) relating to this topic.


Name: lesley dean
 lesleydean77@hotmail.com
Location: england
Date: 14 Oct 2005
Time: 09:19:21

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MY FATHER WAS IN THE RIFLE SQUADRON 59 IN 1945 TO 1948.HIS NAME IS JAMES SMITH. HE'S GOT SOME GREAT MEMORIES WHICH HE SHARES WITH EVERYONE.


Name: Jane Ehrlich
 janeehrlich@yahoo.co.uk
Location: Portsmouth , England
Date: 11 Oct 2005
Time: 12:54:56

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I have recently found out that my dad was in the LRDG.Dads name is John Ehrlich he was also known as John Graham his nick name was 'Darkie' I have a photo of him in the desert and written on the back is 'El Akmou 1941' anyone have any ideas. I'm eager to know what he got up to - anyone know!


Name: Andy K
 akemmitt@hotmail.com
Location: Horsham , England
Date: 08 Oct 2005
Time: 12:03:30

Comments

Excellent website, I am trying to find out if anyone knew or remembers a person called Cyril Richardson.


Name: Barbara Jussun
 bjussun@hotmail.com
Location: lancashire uk
Date: 20 Sep 2005
Time: 15:43:05

Comments

I was told my father served with the LRDG in North Africa under a French commander, his name was Harry Dunn, does anyone remember him?


Name: Bennellick Christopher
 c.bennelick@btinternet.com
Location: Gloucester. England uk
Date: 11 Sep 2005
Time: 15:54:49

Comments

Trying to find e.mail address of" Jan Bennellick" in Brighton Victoria Australia.I have lost her details and would like to contact her again. Kind Regards. Christopher Bennellick ps. Our Name seems to be spreading all over the place?


Name: wazobia nna
 wazobianna@aol.net
Location: gabon
Date: 11 Sep 2005
Time: 13:28:22

Comments

this is site is very nice.


Name: Kevin Bovill
 
Location: Perth, Australia
Date: 11 Sep 2005
Time: 02:56:14

Comments

Hi Jack, just surfing in after a long absence. The site is still as impressive as ever. Great work, keep it up. When can we expect to see you Downunder? Regards to Donna, Kev Bovill


Name: jean parish
 jeanslvrdllr@aol.com
Location: england
Date: 06 Sep 2005
Time: 07:02:43

Comments

hi i am trying to find out where i can get dates that my dad was in the army in world war 2 is there anyone out there that may know. thanks jean


Name: Chungsheng Yao
 csyao@cox.net
Location: Williamsburg, Virginia, USA
Date: 05 Sep 2005
Time: 21:52:41

Comments

Looking forward to visit this site more often.


Name: ian morpeth
 impy44au@yahoo.com.au
Location: Queensland australia
Date: 21 Aug 2005
Time: 22:26:43

Comments

I understand my late father was a major in the LRDG and RASC Bill Morpeth. He never talked about the war, and we understood as children that it was a forbidden subject. I have his medals including an oak-leaf that I believe signifies being mentioned in dispatches. Thanks a great site.


Name: E Soroka
 esoroka@yahoo.com
Location: Rishon Lezion
Date: 21 Aug 2005
Time: 22:03:19

Comments

Am looking for Cole Pattern MK II Sun Compass


Name: Warren Gatchell
 gevil@hotmail.com
Location: London, UK
Date: 18 Aug 2005
Time: 15:42:47

Comments

I really enjoy visiting this site, the wealth of information on here is astounding. My grandfather Desmond Gatchell was in the LRDG and was part of the contingent from Rhodesia. These men were true heroes!


Name: Paul Whelan
 paul.whelan1@ntlworld.com
Location: Stockton (about 20m. from Durham City) UK
Date: 12 Aug 2005
Time: 12:26:51

Comments

What an absolutely cool site. I've spent the last three hours browsing through it and related sites and its great. I've just read 'Get Rommel' by Micheal Asher and there was a couple of chapters devoted to the LRDG - which led me ultimately to your website. Cheers


Name: Jonathan Pittaway
 pittaway@iafrica.com
Location: Durban, Natal, South Africa
Date: 29 Jul 2005
Time: 01:48:00

Comments

Please; am looking for a scan of a photo of Bill Stirling, brother to David Stirling, both of SAS fame. thanks


Name: ASaba Owerri
 homeboy@yahoo.com
Location: Lagos
Date: 29 Jul 2005
Time: 01:28:03

Comments

I LOVE THIS PAGE. IT LOOKS REALLY NICE. KEEP IT UP


Name: Andy B
 tiktak@fsmail.net
Location: Great Britain
Date: 27 Jul 2005
Time: 16:09:30

Comments

Great site to this elite fighting unit...keep up the good work chaps!. Andy B (Son of S/Sgt J.J.G. Bellwood, 'E' Sqn - The Glider Pilot Regt.)


Name: Peter Paul Rea
 Blanc27645@aol.com
Location: Newtownards. Co. Down. N. Ireland
Date: 27 Jul 2005
Time: 06:49:57

Comments

I noticed in the introduction on Google a mention of the 'Garstin Stick' SAS raid in WWII, Iam interested in finding out more about it, Garstin and 3 men from Northern Ireland executed on this raid.


Name: A ROORDA
 roordaa@cs.com
Location: Capelle a/d IJssel, Netherlands
Date: 25 Jul 2005
Time: 05:48:15

Comments

I liked your site and read that the boys in California are looking for a Sun Compass. I have a Cole Pattern MK II Sun Compass in my possession which I consider selling. If there is anybody interested please let me know.


Name: Capt Norhashimi Abdullah
 ww2mal@yahoo.com
Location: MALAYSIA
Date: 20 Jul 2005
Time: 19:19:07

Comments

MALAYSIA IS HOSTING THE FIRST EVER EVENT BATTLE FIELD TOUR 2005 (REVISITING WWll MALAY) WE ARE INVITING ALL VETERAN TO MALAYSIA FOR THIS EVENT PLS VIEW OUR WEB SITE : www.geocities.com/pspm_maww2/index2.htm THANK YOU


Name: Richard Barter
 rebarter@aol.com
Location: Forest of Dean,Gloucestershire,UK.
Date: 12 Jul 2005
Time: 06:10:10

Comments

A great site and a fine tribute to the efforts made for us.


Name: Eileen Beech
 
Location: Derbyshire, England
Date: 10 Jul 2005
Time: 03:16:59

Comments

My late husband, Harry Beech, was one of the 'bearded brigands.' Found this site by pure chance - so pleased to know that he and his comrades are remembered with honour. Sadly he died in 1972 but he too would have been pleased about the site. Best wishes to all.


Name: Darren Olivero
 darrenolivero@hotmail.com
Location: Gibraltar
Date: 30 Jun 2005
Time: 10:07:56

Comments

In reply to Brett Curtis NZ, while not doubting the role of NZ troops in LRDG they did not make up the entirety of the unit. Many LRDG soldiers were para trained while with the LRDG. A friend of mine told me himself of a Para drop he did into Italy June 1944.


Name: Brett Curtis
 
Location: Auckland New Zealand
Date: 28 Jun 2005
Time: 19:54:42

Comments

In reply to our friend from Gibraltar - the LRDG were not paras - never were, never have been! So no need for para wings on uniforms. NZ troops were drawn from either the Divisional Cavalry Regt or NZASC or Signals. Sorry to disappoint you, mate.


Name: Kero
 Martin@dange.co.uk
Location: UK
Date: 28 Jun 2005
Time: 16:08:56

Comments

good luck guys its looking good so far and all the best for the future come on our server anytime you want till you get a new one and even after that :). when youre all up and running well give you a scrim see you around Kero


Name: Darren Olivero
 darrenolivero@hotmail.com
Location: Gibraltar
Date: 24 Jun 2005
Time: 09:24:45

Comments

The SAS had (have?) a rule whereby Para wings are worn on right shoulder, but once a man completes an operational jump he may wear it above the left breast pocket. Was this also true for LRDG? Which Para wings were LRDG issued with? Regular ones or SAS style with upturned wings?


Name: rod astle
 ramoonwalker@aol.co.uk
Location: wigan lancashire england
Date: 21 Jun 2005
Time: 14:56:12

Comments

hi does anybody have any information on g patrol my late father Jack Astle was in this patrol any help would be appreciated yours faithfully rod ps the site is very good


Name: MAGA IMO ABA
 maga@yahoo.com
Location: BENIN
Date: 18 Jun 2005
Time: 05:22:21

Comments

I LOVE THIS PAGE IT LOOKS NICE PLEASE KEEP ON THE GOOD WORK


Name: Jack Valenti
 lrdg@Prodigy.net
Location: Pebble Beach, Ca.
Date: 16 Jun 2005
Time: 09:39:32

Comments

The web master is having problems with the Guest Page, seems like the spammers have another way to hassle us on the internet. He now has to review all postings before putting them up on the board. So post your message then check back later. Martin Sugerman - your e-mail is down - I tried to respond to your last message and it came back undelivered.


Name: Christopher Price
 pixie_price@msn.com
Location: England, East Sussex
Date: 06 Jun 2005
Time: 10:30:16

Comments

My dad was in the Royal Sussex Regd his name is Harry Price ( Kitner Price ) his No is 6398684. He was station in Ciro in 37. Also served in jerusalm,sudan,cyprus,egypt. Served with SAS and LRDG units also teached SAS men. He was with Colonel Keys also in the picture with Stirling in one of the jeeps. Dad died on the 30th MAY 2005.


Name: Dominik alias Panzergrenadier
 
Location: Leutershausen Mittelfranken Bavaria Germany
Date: 05 Jun 2005
Time: 05:09:14

Comments

It´s a really great and informatical Site! Nice Job guys or maybe women;-) greets Dominik


Name: Dr Dick Gronet
 
Location: Woodside, CA
Date: 29 May 2005
Time: 16:48:02

Comments

Superb website! I particularly liked the pictures sent by Titch Cave and the new book reviews. Thanks for appearing at the Watsonville show.


Name: norman coghlan
 gerardcoghlan@tiscali.co.uk
Location: manchester england
Date: 28 May 2005
Time: 05:54:45

Comments

my uncle frank "sammy" taylor was in the lrdg 1943 and i managed to obtain a photo of him from this site. sadly he passed away a few years ago.it is a very interesting site.


Name: Hyrum Palmer
 Kiwidude18@yahoo.com
Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA
Date: 17 May 2005
Time: 09:04:05

Comments

Simply superb site, does a lot to educate on the exploits of Kiwis in helping to win the war.


Name: john todds
 chimocontessa@hotmail.com
Location: london uk
Date: 17 May 2005
Time: 05:57:58

Comments

I was in wadi surra last year and came across a name carved into the rock face.R.A Ramsey N.Z.E.F. alongside J Todd London 1941 . can anyone trace them


Name: Asaba Owerri
 homeboy@yahoo.com
Location: Lagos
Date: 17 May 2005
Time: 03:34:26

Comments

I LOVE THIS PAGE. IT LOOKS REALLY NICE. KEEP IT UP


Name: Gerald Haselden
 gerald.haselden@virgin.net
Location: Paxton, Berwickshire, Scotland
Date: 16 May 2005
Time: 09:09:23

Comments

What an excellent site! Is there anyone who remembers my father John Edward Haselden during his operations in the desert on either the Rommel raid or the raid on Tobruk in which he was killed on 13 Sep 1942? If so please get in touch by email.


Name: Darren Olivero
 darrenolivero@hotmail.com
Location: Gibraltar
Date: 15 May 2005
Time: 10:41:33

Comments

Does anyone have any info or photos of M2 Patrol of LRDG? A friend of mine joined M2 patrol in Lebanon, and was with them 'till the end of the war. Most books deal mainly with the desert campaign, but not so much after that. Also can anyone give tips on how to spot a genuine LRDG badge from a re-strike? Many Thanks


Name: Michael Wayte
 thewaytefamily@tesco.net
Location: Lewes East Sussex England
Date: 11 May 2005
Time: 13:45:26

Comments

My grandad was a Major in the 8th army or the desert rats and the 8th army made the SAS if you didnt know he was 1 of the first members of them but i was wondering if u hav a ny pic of him he was major wayte thats for your time L/Cpl Wayte


Name: Justin Doonerwind
 cruswo@hotmail.com
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand
Date: 07 May 2005
Time: 06:02:15

Comments

A GREAT SITE. i SAW THE CHEVY,(LRDG) IN THE IMPERIAL MUSEUM, IN LONDON, IN 1991.IT LOOK PRETTY GOOD. A MUST READ IS DESERT DUEL BY MATTHEW WRIGHT, AND THE ORIGINALS BY JOHNNIE COOPER. THANKS JUSTIN


Name: Alan Harris
 alanandirene@telkomsa.net
Location: Eas
Date: 29 Apr 2005
Time: 13:10:54

Comments

Re HMS Hedgehog - at some stage commanded by Mike Cumberlege who obtained the services of a Rhodesian by name of James (Jim) Cook Steele to maintain marine engine. Steele was with 2nd Bn Black Watch. Spent some time on rescue and other clandestine ops in the Aegean. Steele eventually captured and executed by SS-SD. Would be grateful for any info that fills the gaps of Steele's activities. Photo of Hedgehog (was there more than one boat of this name?) and Steele would be wonderful. Go well Alan


Name: Adam Gittings
 marieandadam@btinternet.com
Location: London,England
Date: 28 Apr 2005
Time: 06:45:19

Comments

Very good site The effort that goes into creating the desert vehicles and keeping the actions of the LRDG alive is very praiseworthy. This area of operations in WW2 has always held a fascination for me and its good to see I'm not the only one.


Name: Tim Miller
 
Location: UK
Date: 24 Apr 2005
Time: 01:22:59

Comments

What a wonderful site. I have an interest in LRDG having served in the British Army 1981-2005. I had the privilege of commanding 4/73(Sphinx)Special OP Bty Royal Artillery for 3 years and our role was very similar to what LRDG were doing both in the desert, but more particularly in the Balkans later in the war. A great shame that a modern unit cannot carry on the history and traditions of such an inspirational unit. Keep up the good work. LATEO - "I lay hidden" motto of 4/73 Special OP Bty RA.


Name: Renee
 sweetiesmocca@hotmail.com
Location: New Zealand
Date: 23 Apr 2005
Time: 00:37:50

Comments

HELP!!! I am dong a project and being as naturally stubborn as i am am choose a hard one ! I am looking for any information regarding new zealand involvment especially anything to do with the NZEF! the 9th reinforcment whch was sent out ! can anyone provide any extra details ie photos journal entrys nformation on what happend or just anything i would extremly love to hear from you !! I am loving my project but it is proving difficult and am needing help ! Thank you so much !


Name: Jonathan Pittaway
 pittaway@iafrica.com
Location: Durban , South Africa
Date: 20 Apr 2005
Time: 11:20:26

Comments

Signalman James Bremner, MM for Leros. a Rhodesian. does anyone know the whereabouts of anyone from his family? / thanks


Name: Jonathan Pittaway
 pittaway@iafrica.com
Location: Durban, South Africa.
Date: 13 Apr 2005
Time: 11:44:14

Comments

Greetings to the all interested LRDG affiliates. We are busy preparing the 2nd edition of LRDG Rhodesia; and are seeking to include any clear,nice photos, never previously published. Particularly we need a pic of the famous SAS/SBS raider David Sutherland? if anyone can help. thanks


Name: Alan Harris
 alanandirene@telkomsa.net
Location: East London, South Africa
Date: 13 Apr 2005
Time: 11:36:00

Comments

Interested in Rhodesian patrols, in particular Lt James Henry. Well-featured in Pittaway/Fourie but not seen in many photos. Does anyone have photos including him? Am also looking for copy of award certificate for Croix de Guerre awarded to him for the le Clerc operation. Last saw Toitie du Toit in Harare in 2001. Is he still alive? Many thanks - Go well.


Name: Piers Bedford
 bedfords123@btinternet.com
Location: Surrey, UK
Date: 07 Apr 2005
Time: 05:14:00

Comments

It is with great sadness that I report the death of Archie Gibson on 4th April. One of the tiny group of brave founders of the LRDG and currently seen appearing TV programme on the LRDG "Commando". A great and strong character who went on to travel, drive, be a Psychotherapist, Healer, Musician, and as I first remember him, in my 50 year acquaintance, a magnificent Conjurer. Others are better qualified than I to add his other gifts. He died in his home town of Crieff, Perthshire.


Name: Lesley Miles
 lesleymiles@hotmail.com
Location: London
Date: 01 Apr 2005
Time: 05:37:57

Comments

I hope this is the site I am looking for: I would like to know if anyone knows anything about my father Stanley Edgar Johnston also known as Jonnie Johnston he was in the RAF during the war in the 44Rhodesia Squadron ( I think) The only memento I have of him is a photograph of him at his marriage to my mother - Lousie Gentleman - he is wearing his uniform with RAF Wings - Could anyone tell me anything about him? Many thanks. Lesley Miles nee Johnston.


Name: David Wilson
 davidvwilson@msn.com
Location: UK
Date: 25 Mar 2005
Time: 10:36:53

Comments

Three years ago I posted on this web site for anyone who knew ALBERT GEEORGE FREDERICK MOOREY OF THE 5RTR. Aged 83 he is still with us and mentally active. My e-mail address has changed to davidvwilson@msn.com if anyone wants further info. David Wilson


Name: Andy
 akemmitt@hotmail.com
Location: Horsham
Date: 21 Mar 2005
Time: 08:26:51

Comments

Good to see a website about the LRDG. I am looking for any one who had a brother called Cyril Sidney Malcolm Richardson of the Coldstream Guards and who was in the LRDG and who got put in to a pow camp on Italy.


Name: Ingo
 ifederhenn@aol.com
Location: Germany
Date: 17 Mar 2005
Time: 02:16:53

Comments

Hi! Nice Homepage! Does anyone has informations and /or pics of pink WW 2 Jeeps (not Landrover). Please give me a mail! Cheers Ingo


Name: tobias
 
Location: Chicago
Date: 16 Mar 2005
Time: 11:56:17

Comments

Just to let the meber of the Society know -- It is now official. My LRDG page has returned. I'm still tweaking, as always but it is ready for public perusal. It should add a little color to the LRDG world. I'd like to thank Jack, Brendan, and Guy for some of the photos, their input, and continued support. The page is linked From Jack's link page or go to: http://blindkat.hegewisch.net/lrdg/ Thanks again for all the support of the Preservation Society. Tobias


Name: Bob Bartlett
 at23867-tradesman@yahoo.co.uk
Location: UK
Date: 15 Mar 2005
Time: 11:17:30

Comments

Can anyone supply me with a copy of Kiwi Scorpions? I had one on order from Amazon in October who told me that one was on its and they have just informed me that they are unable to supply - nearly five months of being strung along. The publishers have no more and have no plans to reprint. Bob Bartlett - long term LRDG enthusiast


Name: Edward McPheat
 emac@bellnet.ca
Location: Belleville, Ontario, Canada.
Date: 04 Mar 2005
Time: 21:22:28

Comments

Please be aware of my uncle Alexander McPheat, Scots Guardsman,killed in action at the El Alamein and buried there.My Grandfather was a RSM in the Scots Guards and my father was a NCO 1st battalion Scots Guards,WW11 peace time in Egypt & Buckingham Palace during the later part of the war then demobbed in 1945. Thankyou for this oportunity & hope to hear from your archive department / Edward McPheat. My fathers full name is Edward Gilespie McPheat.


Name: Patrick Casey
 p.casey@cliftonrfc.co.uk
Location: Bristol, England
Date: 02 Mar 2005
Time: 07:49:31

Comments

Ltnt-Colonel John Richard Eason-Smith DSO MC - Service No. 140546. Born 3rd December 1910. Died 31st May 1943 aged 32 was 1 of 15 Clifton Rugby players that died in WW2. This is all part of a website at www.cliftonrfchistory.co.uk which is being made into a book. If you have any pictures or information that you think would help I would be grateful. Patrick Casey Vice Chairman junior Section Clifton RFC Bristol


Name: Ed Kennedy
 Kennedy2cats@aol.com
Location: Roanoke,Va.
Date: 01 Mar 2005
Time: 14:06:04

Comments

Thank you for having the very nice pictures of my LRDG diorama in the model section. This diorama won first place in it's category at the OLD DOMINION OPEN in Richmond, Va. on 2/26/05. Enjoyed your site very much. Ed


Name: Gerald Eagle
 geraldeagle@msn.com
Location: Suffolk England
Date: 26 Feb 2005
Time: 10:38:07

Comments

Researching my Uncle, Lance Corp Albert Eagle 31099 4th Bn Bedfordshire Reg.. I understand was killed by a sniper on 20th Sept 1918.Any further information would be welcome.


Name: Thomas Sheppard
 chanceandpride@aol.com
Location: Georgetown ,Texas
Date: 25 Feb 2005
Time: 05:08:00

Comments

I've always been interested in desert warfare ever since I was a child when I saw the TV show about the DESERT RATS. I've just returned to the hobby of model building and I'm building a LRDG Chevy truck that I'll be adding on to. Any reference material or sources that you could send me would be greatly appreciated. I'm a member of the Armor modeling & preservation Society so history and historical facts are interesting. thank you, Tom S.


Name: Ricardo Serra
 ricardoluisserra@yahoo.com.br
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Date: 18 Feb 2005
Time: 17:34:07

Comments

A Great Site! I'm a historian and an affectionate on everything relational with commandos units. It has plenty of information relative to this fantastic group and helped me a lot. Good Luck and keep up the good work.


Name: tina
 nellyrussell1@ntlworld.com
Location: united kingdom
Date: 15 Feb 2005
Time: 16:10:15

Comments

My mums uncle was in private Popski's army his name was Nathan Smith was also known as "Smudger". I believe he also received medals. Iif any one remembers him or know anything about him I would be very grateful.


Name: Sam Orwin
 samorwin@yahoo.co.uk
Location: London
Date: 11 Feb 2005
Time: 04:48:34

Comments

My grandfather SGt A J Orwin (aka Tony or Bing)enlisted in 9th Lancers in 1933 and served in 8th Army in North Africa. Migrated to 2SAS possibly via LRDG. Returend to UK in late 1943 and then operated in France with 2SAS until Regt disbanded in 1945. Served in Palestine with 6 Para and then Ghana and Germany with APTC. He died in 1976 and never talked about his war - anyone remember him?


Name: Tony
 tonysymonds914@hotmail.com
Location: New Zealand. Living in Houston, Tx.
Date: 05 Feb 2005
Time: 08:48:02

Comments

My Grandfather, Jack Richards served with the LRDG.


Name: John Neuenburg
 in_garage@hotmail.com
Location: San Francisco Bay Area, California, USA
Date: 03 Feb 2005
Time: 22:21:12

Comments

I have an excellent replica Bagnold Sun Compass to trade for two Vickers K metal replicas as used by some of the Desert Raiders in the UK. Compass is one of five built by Jack Valenti (and his fitter) based on original specs. Don't take your replica truck to the desert (or a show) without one! Jack, thanks for letting me post this here. I can be reached at 415-713-1601 or via e-mail.


Name: ALOISIO L DE SOUZA
 aloisio_mb1945@zipmail.com.br
Location: BRASILIA - DF - BRAZIL
Date: 03 Feb 2005
Time: 08:53:36

Comments

helo amigos do lrdg . sou grande admirador . tenho ate um jeep mb 1945 nas côres do grupo a mais de 20anos. amo a todos fiquem com Deus.


Name: Alan Fleming
 Hasaki@ monouchi.fsnet.co.uk
Location: Liverpool England
Date: 02 Feb 2005
Time: 15:21:50

Comments

A first class website. I would be most appreciative if anyone can help with a source of line drawing plans of a Chevy 30cwt truck for a project I have to build a large scale model of the LRDG work horse


Name: Keith Dolan
 keefdolan@hotmail.com
Location: spain
Date: 27 Jan 2005
Time: 10:21:18

Comments

I am actually English, latterly from London but born in Portsmouth, Hants. My uncle, William T. Harris, was in LRDG. We have talked a little about it but I would really like to know more of what he and his comrades experienced.


Name: richard tremblett
 richtremblett@yahoo.com
Location: cornwall uk
Date: 16 Jan 2005
Time: 14:31:42

Comments

my father who is 83 years old was in the LRDG he is morris tremblett. this only came to light a few months ago,when i and my father was going to the rememberance sunday on plymouth hoe. regards r tremblett


Name: Julia Johnstone
 Julia_rtaylor@hotmail.com
Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Date: 15 Jan 2005
Time: 05:43:32

Comments

My father LEONARD ROY BRIDGER JOHNSTONE D.O.B. 29.2.12 was in the New Zealand LRDG and a POW in the Austrian Hell Camp.He also was with the partisans in Italy. I wish to know the name of this Austrian POW camp so I can visit. I am currently in the UK and am travelling to Austria in the near future. I have his medals and the scorpion badge. I am very proud of him and his fellow comrades. If someone can help me with name of camp I would very much appreciate it. Julia Johnstone


Name: Ken Brazell
 Babblebraz@sbcglobal.net
Location: Encino, Ca.
Date: 07 Jan 2005
Time: 18:59:13

Comments

I just stumbled on the site while looking for a book I read as a kid. "The Raiders", I still have a copy though it is missing many pages. I am a contract UAV pilot deployed overseas...all desert locations. A copy of a scanned image from "The Raiders" goes with me on every trip. "Jeep raiders line up for action." I am convinced that our troubles here would be over very quickly if these chaps were back in action. Love the site. KB


Name: Toni Regan
 shaunandtoni@xtra.co.nz
Location: Wanganui, NZ
Date: 07 Jan 2005
Time: 00:07:20

Comments

Hi - Elizabeth Beckett - QLD, Australia wrote in & said that her Grandfather was Alfred 'Buster' Gibb - My Grand dad knew him well!!


Name: David Troop
 coldstream@actrix.co.nz
Location: originally uk , now Nz
Date: 05 Jan 2005
Time: 20:24:11

Comments

Seeking Jack Crossley ex Coldstream Guards and LRDG 1941 ONWARDS


Name: Todd Cole
 rangerrico@hotmail.com
Location: Australia
Date: 04 Jan 2005
Time: 23:46:58

Comments

G'Day Jack I have really enjoyed looking at your website and the pictures of your beautiful rig you've done an amazing job. The LRDG are an imprtant part of the history of WW2 and should never be forgotten. I would love to see your vehicle up close and personal along with all your associated equipment.


Name: michael kuipers
 sergeant-mike-_970@hotmail.com
Location: netherlands
Date: 23 Dec 2004
Time: 05:36:12

Comments

This is a very nice site my compliments for that I am a collector of ww2 clothing and I'm looking for lrdg and sas items to add to my collection. Maybe someone could help me with that because it is very difficult to find things of those units in Holland. It is the same with books on the lrdg and sas. I can't get them in Holland. Thank you a lot and keep up the good work. Greetings Michael from Haaksbergen Hollad.


Name: Ed Kennedy
 Kennedy2cats@aol.com
Location: Roanoke, Va. USA
Date: 20 Dec 2004
Time: 14:39:16

Comments

I understand that my friend Frank Blanton has submitted some photos of a recently completed 1/35 scale diorama of mine. I read the book "The Phantom Major" during construction. Feel free to use the photos as you see fit. Ed Kennedy


Name: Colin Biddle
 repose_cb@yahoo.co.uk
Location: South Hereford, U.K.
Date: 13 Dec 2004
Time: 14:00:56

Comments

Cpl.Arthur Biddle Royal Corps of Signals LRDG was with T patrol /NZ mainly - wireless operator. Trying still to locate anyone who knew him in UK/NZ. Previous email address no longer working please use repose_cb@yahoo.co.uk


Name: smudger
 odinshammer@blueyonder.co.uk
Location: uk
Date: 08 Dec 2004
Time: 09:29:14

Comments

great site, really interesting thanks !


Name: Bruce Lethbridge
 bruce.l@xnet.co.nz
Location: Bay of Islands,New Zealand
Date: 19 Nov 2004
Time: 20:20:04

Comments

I would value any comments anyone has about KENNETH HENRY LAWRENCE [LAZARUS]. We were good friends when living in North Borneo from 1957. Ken was an NZér, married a Tasmanian girl and we visited them on several occasions in Queensland also in Spain. If any of his mates want to know about him in post-war years, maybe I can help.


Name: Allan Thomson
 
Location: Falkirk, Scotland
Date: 17 Nov 2004
Time: 05:08:13

Comments

Nice to see you are looking after something that changed all of our lives. Keep up the good work. ex Green Slime


Name: Les Griffiths
 ljgriffiths@sympatico.ca
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Date: 16 Nov 2004
Time: 18:34:15

Comments

My favorite uncle - Len Griffiths - served with the L.R.D.G. and I had hoped to join them but the Group was disbanded before I arrived, so I finished up with the 13th Anti-Tank Regt. in Palestine. Anyone from Camp 81 still around?


Name: Ian Chard
 ian.chard@dasa.mod.uk
Location: Bristol, UK
Date: 15 Nov 2004
Time: 05:45:30

Comments

Message for Mrs Speer, daughter of Wally Byatt - ref your earlier entry to this forum. My father was a Y patrolman, and I am researching the patrol in some depth. Please contact me as we might be able to help each other. I look forward to hearing from you. Regards, Ian Chard


Name: margaret mills
 mmww@alphalink.com.au
Location: australia
Date: 09 Nov 2004
Time: 17:58:03

Comments

looking for my fathers name I was told he was in the army in the first world war. and he received a medal would love to know if anyone knows anything thank you Margaret


Name: ramsay brown
 rbrown975@dundee.biblio.net
Location: Dundee, Scotland
Date: 05 Nov 2004
Time: 07:43:53

Comments

I recently saw a history program on television about the LRDG and it contained an interview with a former member, a man i met in the sixties, his name was Archie Gibson and he used to run the Crieff Folk Club. I decided to research and found your wonderful web site. Is Archie still alive? and if so it would be great to renew my acquaintance. Many Thanks


Name: Michael Thomas
 
Location: Belle,Mo, USA
Date: 23 Oct 2004
Time: 21:47:48

Comments

Excellent site. Very helpful. I am researching as much as I can on the LRDG, and your site is full of information. I found the photos and stories very impressive also. Are their many LRDG vets left, as of 2004?


Name: simon chard
 chardsimon@hotmail.com
Location: england
Date: 22 Oct 2004
Time: 08:20:20

Comments

some amazing pics. best wishes to all the desert rats still out there.


Name: simon chard
 chardsimon@hotmail.com
Location: england
Date: 20 Oct 2004
Time: 06:52:22

Comments

grandson of Harry Chard


Name: Richard Fowler
 liggalog@yahoo.com
Location: New Zealand/Britain
Date: 19 Oct 2004
Time: 13:09:04

Comments

Am trying to find out if T/133168 W.S. Heard RASC was a LRDG member. I have recently acquired his medal with much desert/ Chevy photos. I have links with NZLRDG association attending to reunions, thank you Richard Fowler


Name: Gary Armitage
 gparmitage@aol.com
Location: Durham, NH USA
Date: 07 Oct 2004
Time: 13:19:29

Comments

Gentlemen, I "discovered" you in the current issue of Modelismo Europa. I have an LRDG Cap Badge and shoulder flashes as part of my WWII North Africa collection. My SVBD288 collection is featured in Schiffer's new books "Afrikakorps" and "Rommels Afrikakorps." I have long been a fan of the Desert War with relatives that fought with the Commonwealth and US forces. Your website is a treasure! Gary Armitage University of New Hampshire and Elite Hobbies & Models LLC


Name: tony
 tonyganble54@aol.com
Location: england
Date: 15 Sep 2004
Time: 10:20:12

Comments

A very good site, keep it up. thank you


Name: Angus Sutherland
 angusgsutherland@hotmail.com
Location: Regina, Sask, Canada
Date: 10 Sep 2004
Time: 03:42:50

Comments

I am looking for anyone who may have served with my father in Africa. His name was Fraser Sutherland I am not sure what unit he served with other than it was the SAS. Any information would be greatly appreciated. I can be contacted at angusgsutherland@hotmail.com Sincerely Angus Sutherland


Name: Craig Smith
 craigsmith7130@sbcglobal.net
Location: San Diego County
Date: 06 Sep 2004
Time: 22:39:04

Comments

Jack,I spent almost three hours looking at your web site;KUDOS! What an interesting WWII unit, I was thoroughly fasinated by the personal accounts and interesting bits contributed by LRDG members.I learned more about this specialized unit here than I ever learned about all of WWII in high school! Keep up the good work! I'll definitly pay a return visit. God bless all our WWII veterens,otherwise I may never had an opportunity to comment freely on this site.........


Name: P J Ayers
 peter@ayers8422.freeserve.co.uk
Location: Norwich England
Date: 02 Sep 2004
Time: 09:54:32

Comments

My wife and I had the pleasure of meeting your friend Stewart in Bayeux France in June of this year and he said to look up your site and say Hi! to him. Please pass on our best wishes to him and good luck to you with your replica project. I had a friend now alas passed on who was in the 7th armoured division from 1940 in Egypt to 1945 in Berlin and he had some dealings with the LRDG. Allthe best to you and your group Peter Ayers


Name: Jack Valenti
 lrdg@Prodigy.net
Location: Pebble Beach, Ca.
Date: 19 Aug 2004
Time: 22:12:41

Comments

Russ - I saw your comments about Ronald Stevens on the guest page. I tried to send you a message but it came back undelivered. Please contact me at lrdg@Prodigy.net Jack


Name: Garry Nixon
 xxgn@hotmail.com
Location: Jarrow, England - currently Imsallata, Libya
Date: 19 Aug 2004
Time: 02:41:00

Comments

I'm wondering if anybody was out here prior to 1969, and what it was like then? The town's sometimes spelled 'Mesallata', usually 'Imsallata'. I'm temporarily here as an English teacher.


Name: Russ Shorter
 russ_shorter@yahoomail.com
Location:
Date: 18 Aug 2004
Time: 20:20:58

Comments

My step dad was a member of the LRDG. His name is Ronald Stevens. He recently passed away last June, then day before D-Day, anniversary in Joshua Tree, Ca, USA. He was married to my mother for over 23 years. I want you to know that he was the most facinating person I ever met and taught me things about WWII that was never printed. I am proud that I was part of his life and he taught me what it meant to be a brave soldier, no matter what allied country you were from.


Name: Erwin
 erwinsk@npa.co.za
Location: Durban, South Africa
Date: 27 Jul 2004
Time: 04:03:35

Comments

PLEASE, Can anyone help, my family is looking for any Information on the South African 2nd Battalion. C.C (v) " D" Coy. During WWII. We had a member of our family who served in that Battalion , but we have no information after his death. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Name: Debbie Kiley
 debbiekiley@hotmail.com
Location: SE London
Date: 27 Jul 2004
Time: 00:15:12

Comments

Does anyone remember my father 'Kip' Kiley (Eric) who served in LRDG during the war? Any stories, info or photographs would be much appreciated. He is still going strong and would love to know if any of his former brothers in arms are still out there. Many Thanks


Name: Brian Ralph
 sweep5@bigpond.com
Location: Adelaide South Australia
Date: 23 Jul 2004
Time: 05:51:04

Comments

As a Kiwi I find any info on the LRDG very interesting and was very surprised to find your web site which is excellent by the way.I am facinated by the New Zealand Place names on the hoods of the chevys particularly Te Aroha and Rotowaro as these are towns near where I grew up.


Name: Roy Matson
 roy_matson@yahoo.ca
Location: Vancouver Canada
Date: 20 Jul 2004
Time: 05:51:40

Comments

Hi, Really enjoyed your site, just reading Lost Oasis. My father served as a sapper & driver in Egypt and Italy with 2nd NZEF. He never spoke much about it but he had lots of photos. Regards Roy


Name: P Montgomery
 lrdg@earthlink.net
Location: Washington
Date: 18 Jul 2004
Time: 11:15:01

Comments

Regards to all, and kudos to the premier site for honoring the veterans of the L.R.D.G. Latest research project regards the L.R.D.G. use of Folboats to land partols. Anyone with information on L.R.D.G. use of Folboats please contact me. Cheers, P. Montgomery


Name: Sam Watson
 watsonsam@talk21.com
Location: York UK, now Cairo, Egypt
Date: 16 Jul 2004
Time: 02:39:05

Comments

Keep up the good work Jack! As good as ever - thank you. Does anyone know where Bagnold, Prendergast, Kennedy Shaw, Lloyd-Owen are buried? I am back in the UK for a while and am visiting T E Lawrence's grave on Sunday but was hoping to hunt for there... By the way Jack - a while ago you emailed me Harry Harrison's (Y patrol) York address from the LRDG roll which I have managed to misplace. Could you resend, please? I am now about 200 metres from where he lived!


Name: steve smith
 stephensmith@group9283.fsbusiness.co.uk
Location: england
Date: 02 Jul 2004
Time: 13:07:13

Comments

I am trying to find out any information about a great uncle. Charles (Charlie) Pitchford. He served with the LRDG throughout WWII. Any information will be greatly appreciated.


Name: jOHN TILEY
 jatt576@YAHOO.COM
Location: lONDON/HALF MOON BAY
Date: 23 Jun 2004
Time: 00:35:47

Comments

fAMOUS JACK AND FRIENDS THANKS FOR THE SCORPION AND FLAMINGOS iAM SORRY I HAD TO DESERT YOU AT CASA DE FRUITCAKE BUT MY RIDE THREATENED TO LEAVE WITHOUT ME iHOPE TO SEE YOU LOT SOON Cheers 23996238 GNR TILEY J.[late of 263 Fd.Artillery,R.A.[T.A.] The Surrey Yeamanry,Q.M.R.]


Name: Derick Peck
 ww2tiger1@yahoo.com
Location: Clovis, California
Date: 21 Jun 2004
Time: 19:52:42

Comments

I have reading this sight for the last year or so, it is simply the best.. Great WWII early history! Keep up the great work Jack!


Name: David A Byrne
 cavalrytrooper@shaw.ca
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Date: 20 Jun 2004
Time: 14:57:19

Comments

I'm a former Cavalry Squadron Sergeant-Major, 38 years, Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians). This site is without doubt, the very best & most accurate of all the sites I've had the pleasure of visiting. I commend those responsible for the creation and maintenance of this wonderful link to history. Your efforts, I'm sure will result in many young people in our populations becoming aware of the past which so profoundly influenced their future. Thank you. Perseverance


Name: Jean
  mcwarr@orcon.net.nz
Location: Northland, New Zealand
Date: 13 Jan 2003
Time: 14:27:35

Comments

I have just added a page to my site which has a photograph of the New Zealand LRDG memorial on it. Veterans and family of the LRDG are invited to visit. See the page for details as prior permission must be obtained. http://mcwarr.orcon.net.nz/lrdg/lrdgmain.html


Name: donato russo
  dinoscapes@aol.com
Location: northants england
Date: 12 Jan 2003
Time: 13:44:41

Comments

I'm really excited to see so much info and more on the much forgotten heroic history of the LRDG well done to all concerned. I will keep in contact, thanks.


Name: STEVE NORTH
  STEVE.NORTH@CAMR.ORG.UK
Location: WILTSHIRE
Date: 07 Jan 2003
Time: 08:24:45

Comments

I NOW HAVE MORE INFORMATION FROM MY PREVIOUS RECORD. MY GRANDFATHER WAS IN 'S' PATROL IN POPSKI'S PRIVATE ARMY, AND WAS KNOWN AS 'DICK' HE WAS INJURED IN ITALY, DOES ANYONE REMEMBER HIM? OR HAVE ANY DETAILS THAT MAY BE OF INTEREST TO ME?


Name: steve cavallero
 cavo1@aol.com
Location: merced co.
Date: 12 Jun 2004
Time: 21:14:25

Comments

Jack...it was a pleasure talking to you and George at Toro Park. The Desert Campaigns have always fascinated me and you are obviously a wealth of knowledge on the subject. Keep up the good work and we hope to cross paths again. p.s.If you ar ever in our neck of the woods we'd like to show you our Air Museum at the former Castle AFB. Steve C.


Name: andy
 andkaz1@supanet.com
Location: Rochdale, England.
Date: 08 Jun 2004
Time: 14:09:15

Comments

great site. we need to keep the history of these men alive, and its up to our generation to do so! what they did never fails to amaze me. ive just finished reading L.R.D.G by W.B.Kennedy Shaw. and its well worth reading, i can tell you! so keep up the good work, i will come and visit the site again soon. cheers Andy.


Name: rubin waite
 rubyz24@optusnet.com.au
Location: new zealand
Date: 06 Jun 2004
Time: 07:40:17

Comments

My father (who died in 1970) was captain francis james Murphy of the lrdg. He was in the n.z. army before his time in lrdg.I would love any info you have...Andy Warren w.w.w.militaryimages.com told me you site was the best lrdg site...so here i am thanx Michael Thomas Murphy aka rubin waite


Name: Tim Broderick
 pbroderick@mango.zw
Location: Harare, Zimbabwe
Date: 05 Jun 2004
Time: 07:18:02

Comments

Son of the late Gordon "Brick" Broderick, S2 Patrol, Leros


Name: Wayne Louton
 wlouton@hotsprings.net
Location: Hot Springs Arksnsas
Date: 28 May 2004
Time: 11:38:20

Comments

I am humbled and awed at the incredible missions of the LRDG. Units like this, The Flying Tigers, SAS and others will live forever in our memories.


Name: Frank Lewis
 cfnas@webtv.net
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.
Date: 24 May 2004
Time: 11:38:56

Comments

I have read with much interest the story of this gallant group of warriors. My parents, born in Manchester, England, have always instilled in me a great pride of my heritage. My father served in the British army during the "Great War." I congratulate all those who have served.


Name: Stephen Surowiecki
 ssirwiki@cs.com
Location: Sarasota, Fl USA
Date: 24 May 2004
Time: 08:01:42

Comments

Very enjoyable reading--extremely informative about a military group that is not as well known as others, but who should be very well known for the good work they did in the war


Name: David Macritchie
 critchielewis@aol.com
Location: Isle of Lewis, Scotland
Date: 23 May 2004
Time: 13:42:41

Comments

Does anyone have any information on Donald Macritchie, my father. I believe he was in Egypt around 1950?


Name: Dawn
 dawn1964uk@hotmail.com
Location: Stoke On Trent UK
Date: 20 May 2004
Time: 14:30:23

Comments

Did anyone know a Brian George Durham rank or profession T/23874663 R.A.S.C Driver. Residence 1962 Depot Battalion Bordon. He was 19 then but is now 61. He married a Patricia Ann Meldrum 17th March 1962 Alton County of Hampshire. If any of this rings a bell then please contact me dawn1964uk@hotmail.com Thank you & good luck to you all.


Name: Martin Onderwater
 onderh2o@hotmail.com
Location: Houston BC Canada
Date: 16 May 2004
Time: 20:09:34

Comments

Interesting site. It's good that memories stay alive. Myself I was 6 when WW2 ended in Holland and I do have some memories of it butI think that some have grown with hearing and reading about it. Keep it up and congratulations on the work done. Martin O.


Name: Sgt Fergi
 always_witsend@hotmail.com
Location: LONDON
Date: 08 May 2004
Time: 08:52:34

Comments

my father served from 1940/46...7th army divison 375 general transport..8th army DESART RATS..and he said he's mentioned in the book popskies private army....any information on anyone who might have known him or served with him would be a real pleasure to hear from YOU


Name: Elizabeth Beckett
 
Location: Queensland, Australia
Date: 06 May 2004
Time: 05:56:58

Comments

Grandfather was Alfred 'Buster' Gibb of the desert scorpions. Great memories and great stories. You're doing a great thing here.


Name: colm
 colm.mellon@btbroadband,com
Location: londonderry, N,ireland
Date: 02 May 2004
Time: 16:01:07

Comments

i am looking for some information on my grandfather who severd with the irish desert rats , his name is fancis mellon , possible photo would be a major benefit


Name: Jonathan Pittaway
 pittaway@iafrica.com
Location: Durban,KZN, South Africa
Date: 29 Apr 2004
Time: 10:19:32

Comments

Greetings to all LRDG badge collectors. we are trying to locate a LRDG cap badge made by Keays Jewellers, Salisbury during the war. We just want to locate it to have it photographed for the 2nd Edition of the book LRDG Rhodesia. we dont 'want' it physically just a photo of it !thanks


Name: pat hornby
 albf69@hotmail.com
Location: scotland
Date: 29 Apr 2004
Time: 04:07:25

Comments

great site hope to see abe and co in normandy in june with aramis remember normandy 50


Name: Shade James M III
 Muscadeyr@aol.com
Location: Alabama (U.S.A.)
Date: 26 Apr 2004
Time: 09:11:41

Comments

This is an interesting site; cool pictures. I got a computer game about the LRDG and now I would like to know more about who they were, what they did, and how they did it.


Name: leonel da silva
 ctacapetown@cybertrade.co.za
Location: cape town south africa
Date: 25 Apr 2004
Time: 12:28:23

Comments

i am a 1/35 scale modeler 54 years old busy building a lrdg /30cwt chevrolet truck and have found good info tks very much your site is fantastic pse who can i contact for mofe info


Name: Barry Kane
 barry_kane@csbp.wesfarmers.com.au
Location: Christchurch NZ
Date: 22 Apr 2004
Time: 05:50:40

Comments

I was told by my dad Joe J A Kane that he was involved in some wat with LRDG where or with who can I check this out with Cheer's Barry Kane


Name: Mark
 tango77@telus.net
Location: Canada
Date: 21 Apr 2004
Time: 21:43:35

Comments

Trying to locate Elizabeth Foote, wife of Robert J. Foote, last known address- 812 Tawa Place, Hastings H.B. Newzealand


Name: Kuno
 hallo152@hotmail.com
Location: Libya
Date: 16 Apr 2004
Time: 07:16:51

Comments

...once I read that the LRDG erected a very small monument near the Road/Watch area. Is this true?


Name: Bill McDonald Rhodesiawassuper Website
 Rhodesia@shaw.ca
Location: Canada
Date: 13 Apr 2004
Time: 14:02:17

Comments

Would like to Welcome all Rhodesians to check out our website www.Rhodesiawassuper.com We offer Rhodesian custom apparel including various Military emblems, video's, maps, cd's and a great selection of books. www.Rhodesiawassuper.com


Name: Richard BOWEN
 nick.bowen1@ntlworld.com
Location: Swansea, South Wales
Date: 13 Apr 2004
Time: 02:52:24

Comments

My father - Bill Bowen - was RASC and LRDG. Bit of a character, cruiserweight boxing champ. Finished as a Staff Sgt. I'm trying to find out any info about him. Can't find his name mentioned in any of the books. I'd love to know the full story of his German Warrant Officer batman - in the desert!!


Name: Garry A Kinson
 
Location: Hamilton, ON Canada
Date: 10 Apr 2004
Time: 09:24:36

Comments

Wonderful website and an honor to see photos of this most emininent and heroic group from WWII, and the famous vehicles.


Name: Snyders luc
 snydersluc6@hotmail.com
Location: Belgium Antwerp Balen
Date: 04 Apr 2004
Time: 04:12:42

Comments

Hello nice to see the pics ,i missed you at Beltring ,hope to find you at Normandie 2004 keep up the good work!!!!!


Name: John Cornwall
 johnco@eurobell.co.uk
Location: Torquay England.
Date: 03 Apr 2004
Time: 12:16:28

Comments

Having flown Shackletons from El Adem many times I wondered aboput my New Zealand uncle named Mervyn Thomas Stevens who served with the LRDG


Name: mr searle
 jcbman7@yahoo.co.uk
Location: norfolk england
Date: 01 Apr 2004
Time: 15:25:52

Comments

wrong email address try this one jcbman7@yahoo.co.uk is there anyone out there who knows or can ask there relatives who served in the lrdg if they knew a corpral NORMAN SEARLE from sunbury on thames who was a driver in the lrdg someone must know him he was there for 4 years any help would be very welcome


Name: paul searle
 jcbman7@yahoo.com
Location: norfolk england uk
Date: 30 Mar 2004
Time: 02:11:05

Comments

hello there wonderfull site i wonder anyone out there rember a corpral Norman searle was from walton on thames served as a driver with the lrdg any help would be welcome


Name: Canadian Buff
 fireman_fan1@hotmail.com
Location: sarnia, Ontario
Date: 22 Mar 2004
Time: 22:50:32

Comments

~Forgotten Heroes~ Please check out my link and show your support for three of New York's Bravest and their families.. www.freewebs.com/bravest You're kindness will always be remembered.. God Bless


Name: Peter
 lotharides@axelero.hu
Location: Hungary, Budapest
Date: 21 Mar 2004
Time: 00:49:00

Comments

Thanks the pictures, this is a very good site!


Name: Alasdair Brass
 brass@xtra.co.nz
Location: New Zealand
Date: 20 Mar 2004
Time: 23:35:41

Comments

Hi Jack, My daughter tells me she inadvertantly deleted an e-mail from some involved with the LRDG and she says the e-mail mentioned Alan Davies name. She cannot recall who the e-mail was from but said someone was planning a visit to NZ. I am assuming it might be you but if not, any ideas? Best regards Alasdair Brass Christchurch New Zealand


Name: Joan Page
 jo.page@opperman-mastergear.co.uk
Location: Hampshire, England, UK
Date: 17 Mar 2004
Time: 07:46:47

Comments

Thanks for an informative and interesting site. My Dad was in the LRDG throughout the war years and would not talk much about those years. He would only tell me the funny things that had happened!! I am really proud of my Dad and have been reading as much as I can about the LRDG. Your website is invaluable,keep up the good work Jack, hopefully I will be able to catch up with you when you next visit England. kind regards and thanks Joan Page


Name: hanni
 webmaster@schanee.de
Location: hamburg
Date: 16 Mar 2004
Time: 01:36:40

Comments

just wanted to say hi http://www.darest.de


Name: R v Kaam
 asche125@hotmail.com
Location: Geleen, Limburg, Holland.
Date: 13 Mar 2004
Time: 03:21:29

Comments

Im a great admirer of the LRDG AND SAS IN WW 2. I also try to build the tamiya models and with youre pics i have got a clue what they should look like. My greatest wish would be to see the vehicles for real. but i will keep it short NICE PAGE !!!!!!


Name: paul martin
 paul@greenfieldsquare.fsnet.co.uk
Location: wales
Date: 12 Mar 2004
Time: 04:44:47

Comments

very interesting site on a very great unit.keep up the good work


Name: Diana Liddle
 Lyn13@tpg.com.au
Location: Australia
Date: 01 Mar 2004
Time: 22:45:56

Comments

Great site my father George Thompson went to Africa WW2 met my mother there he is from Newcastle upon Tyne joined 1939 R.A.F


Name: Michele
 dspeare@dccnet.com
Location: richmond, b.c. canada
Date: 26 Feb 2004
Time: 17:38:08

Comments

we will never forget our brave men who fought for all our lives god has a speacial place in his kingdom for you , lest we forgetbless you all.my dad will be flying over for the 60th anniversary of d.day his name is Bil. LaBoucaneof the royal winnapeg rifle 3rd div,d company 13th platoon #7section reinforcement artillary 44 he wuold like to hear from anyone who met him ,our # is 604 271 9417 or email his daughter at dspeare@dccnet.com


Name: ANGELA CONNELL
 angelaconnell@daleandmeyers.com.au
Location: AUSTRALIA
Date: 20 Feb 2004
Time: 22:49:45

Comments

JUST ENQUIRING IF THERE IS ANYONE OUT THERE WHO HAS INFORMATION ON MY FANTASTIC GRANDFATHER - LESLEY (BILL) WILLCOX. HE IS A MOST INTERESTING MAN WHO WAS ONE OF THE YOUNGEST IN HIS LRDG SQUADRON IN EGYPT.


Name: Bill
 
Location: Canada
Date: 19 Feb 2004
Time: 15:23:08

Comments

Great site, was just made awear of it from a bud. Any Rhodesians in the House? Make sure to check out our site http://www.Rhodesiawassuper.com


Name: martin blandford
 
Location: United Kingdom
Date: 19 Feb 2004
Time: 09:35:34

Comments

Cool Web Site, I Love It


Name: Patricia Mattinson
 admissions@caterhamschool.co.uk
Location: England
Date: 19 Feb 2004
Time: 04:56:10

Comments

Thank you for continuing to honor the LRDG. My late father, Alex Booker, was in the LRDG, captured on Leros and became a POW. He loved the desert, although he rarely spoke of the War - the only thing I know is that he found a stray dog (which he called Jeep!). I still carry a letter "Stormy" (Moir Stormouth-Darling) wrote to me after my father's death in 1986.


Name: Jonathan Pittaway
 pittaway@iafrica.com
Location: Durban , South Africa.
Date: 18 Feb 2004
Time: 22:31:58

Comments

'LRDG-Rhodesia' book has been followed on by a similar book called 'SAS-Rhodesia'. It has comprehensive chapters on the following periods. World War 2,Malaya, Central African Federation and the Bush War. What is of interest to LRDG scholars is the WW2 Chapter with photos,medals,citations, etc , many of which are desert related. see the website www.dandy.co.za thank you.


Name: rj
 klimaszewski3@juno.com
Location: florida
Date: 17 Feb 2004
Time: 09:54:02

Comments

i like this site


Name: Ted Darling
 TED.DOT.DARLING@xtra.co.nz
Location: Wellington New Zealand
Date: 17 Feb 2004
Time: 02:16:43

Comments

Seeking info My Dad William Henry Darling, Married to Olga. Met Walter Knapp NZ soldier Post Master General NZ Post Office offered positionto start Cable and Wireless in Wellington NZ commenced after Demob in Cairo 1948. Any info please contact.


Name: Andy Mileham
 ANDYMILEHAM@AOL.COM
Location: DORSET
Date: 11 Feb 2004
Time: 17:37:47

Comments

During WW2, my Grandad was in the Royal Artillary and the LRDG. His name is Harry(H) Mileham, can anyone remember him or point me to archived information about his times in the unit ?


Name: Lee
 lee23stevens@yahoo.co.uk
Location: London
Date: 08 Feb 2004
Time: 03:41:53

Comments

Hi im lookin for information in connection with my great great grandfather, who served in the British 8th Army in El Alamein in North Africa as an engineer/infantry. His name is "ALBERT EDWARD DORSET/DORSETT he was either a Private or a Corporal. If anyone knows any information on this man, maybe you served with him or u know someone that served with him, all or any info would be appreciated


Name: Allen Stabler
 Jack's got it
Location: Devon. ENGLAND
Date: 05 Feb 2004
Time: 11:54:54

Comments

I wonder if anyone reading this page has any photographs/information on my father Henry (Dick) Stabler reg no: 4343337 East Yorkshire Regement and LRDG, captured on or about 6th June 1942 whilst taking part on the raid of MARTUBA arodrome (south of DERNA)? Thank's Allen


Name: dennis castelow
 denniscastelow@amseve.com
Location: stockton on tees. uk.
Date: 04 Feb 2004
Time: 10:20:31

Comments

is there anyone out there. can give me more info. about my uncle. herbert castelow. who was in the first sas regiment. dz. company. one of missions was the garstin stick. looking for any troopers. sas. any info please get in touch please. thanks. and to this website.


Name: Anthony John Illingworth
 anthonyillingworth@btinternet.com
Location: Sheffield South Yorkshire. UK
Date: 04 Feb 2004
Time: 08:54:42

Comments

I am a serious collector of special forces books, LRDG, SAS AND Wingates Chindits, and I am trying to obtain a copy of the KIWI LRDG book. If anyone could assist in this direction I would be most grateful.


Name: Rob
 rob.c@libero.it
Location: Italy
Date: 04 Feb 2004
Time: 06:26:54

Comments

…In particular I am also trying to ascertain whether the Sahariana that captured capt. Clayton on January 31, 1941, was using truck-mounted Bredas or fought dismounted. I would also thank everybody here for providing any information on the subject, links, or book references. Keep up the good work on the site and thanks for keeping alive the heritage of the LRDG's brave warriors. And sorry again for the big message.


Name: Rob
 rob.c@libero.it
Location: Italy
Date: 04 Feb 2004
Time: 06:26:03

Comments

… I am looking for pictures and/or descriptions of the SPA AS37 trucks both in Italian service and LRDG service (e.g., those pictured on p.10 of Osprey's "LRDG" or p.32 of Pittaway&Fourie "LRDG Rhodesia"); what interests me most is the field modifications made by both forces to make the truck a better implement (e.g. sawed-off truck bodies) and, in the case of LRDG vehicles, who did make the modifications, that is, the Italians before the capture of the vehicle, or the LRDG people thereafter…


Name: Rob
 rob.c@libero.it
Location: Italy
Date: 04 Feb 2004
Time: 06:25:23

Comments

Guess I am somewhat out of place in this forum, but still I hope that somebody here may help me: I am researching the vehicles and weapons of the Sahariana units who fought against the LRDG in north Africa during 1940-41: here in Italy there is not very much information on the subject, both in the Army's official documents and in veterans' memoirs, and less still in terms of pictures. Please forgive me, but due to the 500 chars limit on the forum, I am forced to continue on another message…


Name: Joe Shortt
 shorttj@rogers.com
Location: Collingwood Ontario, Canada
Date: 02 Feb 2004
Time: 09:14:06

Comments

I am looking for info for a friend of mine. His father was in the LRDG and he wants to obtain his military service records. His last name was Gearing. Any help would be good. Or let me know where he can get a hold of you directly. Ubique!


Name: Marcus Eick
 sumauer@t-online.de
Location: Germany
Date: 24 Jan 2004
Time: 14:00:12

Comments

Hello, Who knows about my Grandfather Norman James Cowley, born in Deddington, Oxford 19.11.1919? He was a Army Major with the Gurkha Signals in Malaya, in the 60's.


Name: Anthony John Illingworth
 anthonyillingworth@btinternet.com
Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire, UK.
Date: 23 Jan 2004
Time: 15:16:05

Comments

What a great web site. Hope that you will continue this wonderful, interesting site, which is all in the interest of WW2 Special Forces military history. It would be great, if at all possible, to have a re-run of the book "Kiwi Scorpions" by Brendan O`Carroll. The "Rhodesian LRDG" book really is outstanding, with an abundance of information. Many thanks for the LRDG web, it is really appreciated.


Name: Tim Wood
 tinwoodt50@yahoo.co.uk
Location: Essex England
Date: 16 Jan 2004
Time: 08:42:13

Comments

I always view your website with great interest. I also think you should encourage Alan Davies Down in Christchurch New Zealand to finish that Chevy it really does only need a little more effort


Name: nick
 Sneiders@verizon.net
Location: Lancaster, CA
Date: 08 Jan 2004
Time: 17:19:31

Comments

please send me info or call about joining your group thank you.


Name: Johan Wibergh
 johan.wibergh@irisdev.se
Location: Sweden
Date: 05 Jan 2004
Time: 06:26:34

Comments

I have this wonderful book called "Libyan Sands" by Ralph Bagnold. It was published around 1935 and is really a marvelous piece of history relating to exploring the deserts of Libya.I was just wondering if anybody has an interest in it ?? Please, feel free to contact me if that should be so. Yours / Johan Wibergh Mullsjö Sweden


Name: darrelle roberts
 kessaluner@aol.com
Location: luton bedfordshire
Date: 02 Jan 2004
Time: 06:35:55

Comments

I left my comments on site on oct 14th 03.i left the wrong email ( my kids say im useless on the pc!) if anyone has emailed me and not received an answer, this is why! I apologise for this and rest assured this IS the right email. thank you.


Name: Bill Morgan Jones
 bill_m_j@hotmail.com
Location: UK
Date: 30 Dec 2003
Time: 15:08:33

Comments

My stepfather, Robert Graham-Wright, was in the LRDG attached to a NZ section. He was on a 'Brindisi raid' with Jock Adamson, Bertie Carr and others, but was was captured during the action and sent to Italy as a POW. He later escaped. He lives in the UK, and would like to have some news of anyone who may have known him at the time. Could anyone help?


Name: Ian Chard
 ian.chard@dasa.mod.uk
Location: Bristol, UK
Date: 23 Dec 2003
Time: 01:14:44

Comments

Does anyone know of a photograph of the Marada oasis in Libya? My father was captured whilst observing the fort there in 1942. If one exists, I would be very interested in seeing it. Thanks in anticipation.


Name: Jerry
 sueandjerry@btinternet.com
Location: dorset england
Date: 20 Dec 2003
Time: 16:31:18

Comments

I have the following to sell phantom major 1958 signed by David Stirling serious enquires only please Iam looking for sun compass ?? regards to you all Jerry


Name: Mark Greig
 mgreig@worldmark.com
Location: Scotland
Date: 17 Dec 2003
Time: 04:25:23

Comments

Hi I was just doing a bit of searching and came across my grandpa's name on your site. He served his time in the SAS and his name is Jeff Duvivier. Do you have any further information regarding him? I noticed that someone might have done a short story on him. I dont know if you can advise? Regards Mark


Name: John Rawls
 jlrawls@alaweb.com
Location: Opp,AL,USA
Date: 15 Dec 2003
Time: 20:11:56

Comments

Enjoy seeing the pictures of the vehicles. It is like seeing history return from the desert. Keep on building more trucks.


Name: Walter McKillop
 waltermckillop@tiscali.co.uk
Location: Burnley Lancashire England
Date: 13 Dec 2003
Time: 12:53:39

Comments

Anyone know of my cousin Tom Storer served with the JRDG I met up with him in Cairo 1943 I served in the RN .Tom died about 10 years ago and I am keen to pass any information on to his daughters who really knew nothing of his war service thank you


Name: andy
 thegeneral@militaryimages.net
Location: Manchester England
Date: 02 Dec 2003
Time: 04:38:00

Comments

What a fantastic site, I enjoyed it very much and will visit again and again. well done . ---------------------------------------------------- I wonder if your visitors would like to visit my site. www.militaryimages.net.Its still in its infancy but contains lots of military related images and data. upload your own images/articles straight to the webmaster for inclusion in one of our many galleries. It worth a look


Name: Bob Bell
 robertrbell1@hotmail.com
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Date: 15 Nov 2003
Time: 10:50:04

Comments

Does anybody know a Ken Bowles, Sgt. Rifle Brigade attached to the LRDG, served throughout N. Africa with the LRDG , he showed me lot of memorabilia that he collected from various missions. When I was a young man I used to date his daughter Barbara. They live in South London, Lewisham area.


Name: Bob bell
 robertrbell1@hotmail.com
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Date: 15 Nov 2003
Time: 10:37:56

Comments

Great to see you in our Veterans Parade 2003. I marched with the Marines Corps League, being a form Royal Marine


Name: Dorian Bingham
 DorianBingham@aol.com
Location: Yorkshire, England
Date: 13 Nov 2003
Time: 14:15:52

Comments

My father-in-law "Bing" Bingham was in the LRDG.He's still around, and would like to hear from anyone who remembers him, he was in G Patrol.


Name: Jonathan Pittaway
 pittaway@iafrica.com
Location: Durban, South Africa
Date: 09 Nov 2003
Time: 00:29:38

Comments

Tighe MM, Killed in Action does anyone have a photo of this man? or a photo of a sun-compass? thanks ; needed for the 2nd Edition of LRDG-Rhodesia

 


Name: robin milner
 roblmilner@aol.com
Location: ipswich
Date: 05 Nov 2003
Time: 08:06:27

Comments

Great site, my grandfather Geoffrey Milner was in the LRDG believe he was a sergeant. If anyone has any info on him please contact me at roblmilner@aol.com


Name: James lees
 jrl@le169hd.fsnet.co.uk
Location: Uk, Midlands
Date: 22 Oct 2003
Time: 16:22:49

Comments

My father, Passed away some years ago and we didn't really talk about his time in the forces. An old friend of my fathers told me that my father had been involved in the LRDG. He used the name James or Jimmy Because his father was Bill or William James Lees. The friend of my father referred to him as "Tansy". Does anyone have any information as it will help me to understand a father that I Only got to really know just before he died and so much went unsaid.


Name: Jonathan Pittaway
  pittaway@iafrica.com
Location: Durban, South Africa.
Date: 15 Oct 2003
Time: 11:58:18

Comments

LRDG-Rhodesia, 2nd Edition; please help needed I am busy preparing another expanded corrected edition of this book. I am looking for help ; I need to borrow exceptional photos, documents, and items of interest, for inclusion in this edition. costs of scans, digital photos etc will be covered. thank you.


Name: mrs darrelle roberts
  kessaluner@aol.co.uk
Location: luton,bedfordshire.uk
Date: 14 Oct 2003
Time: 08:24:37

Comments

very interesting.my father was in the lrdg.he was one of wavells men(8th army?) and i am trying to find anyone who served with him.he reconised some of the names connected to the photos on the site so i`ll have to get him to view them.feel free to email me.my father may be able to recall stuff. he now has parkinsons disease,but there is definatly nothing wrong with his memory!keep up the good work.these memories have to be kept alive.we owe all these young men of ww1&ww2 so much.


Name: terry woolley
  thewoolleys@paradise.net.nz
Location: christchurch new zealand
Date: 11 Oct 2003
Time: 01:45:51

Comments

the best site that I have seen ,most interesting and well done chaps , so long for now terry.


Name: Chris S
 
Location: London
Date: 04 Oct 2003
Time: 11:23:52

Comments

Nice website, great vehicles! fyi, I have obtained a few old maps, among them one produced by R Bagnold for the RGS showing the LRDG routes from 1940-1. Have a look at: www.sahara-overland.com/collection/ We'll be back in the Western Desert over Christmas, among other things, slogging through the Great Sand Sea past Big Cairn to Siwa. If it works out, report in late January. Chris S


Name: Michael McMahon
  wiksy@hotmail.com
Location: City Geelong State Victoia Country Australia
Date: 04 Oct 2003
Time: 00:29:50

Comments

Hi I'm interested in your T shirt and shoulder tile in Newzealand & L.R.D.G tile can you let me how to contact please so i can buy them because i have a L.R.D.g truck of my own and we do second WW2 reenactment so I'm very interested in getting them or so how long would it tack to get here in Australia can let me know please Michael.


Name: Gill Russell
  ds.spencer@btopenworld.com
Location: Rugby Warwickshire England
Date: 03 Oct 2003
Time: 08:01:55

Comments

My father William Cornish (Bill) served with the Queens Own Yorkshire Dragoons / Kings Own Light Infantry. He was captured in Anzio and subsequently spent several years in Stalag 7A. Anyone knowing him or with any information to add 'his' recollections, please get in touch


Name: Eelco Molenaar
 
Location: Unterfoehring(/Munich) Germany
Date: 25 Sep 2003
Time: 05:42:31

Comments

Your site is superb and very useful too. However, upon reading "A scorpion in the desert" in "Visier", I remembered my 1/76 models from Matchbox and dug them up from the removal box, where they sat since my move from Holland. Then I visited the German site, to find out whether the Browning.50 was placed more to the front (Matchbox) or more to the back (Tamiya 1/35). Can anyone help me by a short e-mail. For the rest, keep up the good work as long as possible!


Name: Nicholas Rolt
  nickrolt@yahoo.com
Location: England
Date: 19 Sep 2003
Time: 08:14:51

Comments

Did they do any work in Germany?


Name: james
  jsimon81@hotmail.com
Location: sherwood park, alberta, canada
Date: 09 Sep 2003
Time: 21:04:06

Comments

Does anyone remember my grandad Fred Simon desert rat and lrdg.


Name: Helmuth Orschiedt
 
Location: Munich, Germany
Date: 07 Sep 2003
Time: 13:37:27

Comments

Congratulations to a great web site. I am a veteran of the Afrikakorps, 15th Panzer Div., in N.Africa from Mai 41 to March 43. We "normal" soldiers had only a faint idea what was going on South of us in the desert. In one rest area the LRDG blew up several of our lorries (captured from the 8th Army) and fired their MGs. I was several 100 m away. We displayed great respect of the scorpions. Brave daring warriors you have been! Keep up the good work on your web site. Helmuth.


Name: Dale Dunham
  Gooddayfishingco@aol.com
Location: Fernley Nevada
Date: 03 Sep 2003
Time: 12:24:31

Comments

Good work! This was an awesome site to visit. Please keep up the good work.


Name: Stanly ROMMEL
  rommel@inreach.com
Location: West Sacto., Ca. USA
Date: 28 Aug 2003
Time: 19:41:26

Comments

I have property in Siskiyou Co. and ran across your web, I am a miltary buff, and retired Capt. with law enforcement.(they didn't have the rank of "Field Marshal") thought you guys and gals would get a kick out of me last name.


Name: Charzat Marc
  Marc.Charzat@wanadoo.fr
Location: France
Date: 20 Aug 2003
Time: 23:35:17

Comments

nice and interesting.


Name: Daniel Wise
  stinker182@hotmail.com
Location: Ratlciff, Arkansas United States
Date: 20 Aug 2003
Time: 08:26:08

Comments

I wanted to say that I've enjoyed your site. I've recently joined a Massive online simulation of World War 2 and have taken a big interest in the LRDG.


Name: Lloyd
  lmbjr@bellsouth.net
Location: Marietta, Georgia
Date: 12 Aug 2003
Time: 05:20:44

Comments

Great historical preservation site. I have a rare LRDG 2 liter water bottle (canteen) that was manufactured in 1942 by Harrison Bros. & Hawson, Sheffield, ENG. I bought it in Cairo in 1988. If you’re interested let me hear from you. Semper Fi.


Name: Rodney Dodunski
  RVDodunski@xtra.co.nz
Location: Auckland New Zealand
Date: 04 Aug 2003
Time: 16:03:02

Comments

Looking forward to the LRDG reunion this weekend in Papakura, Hope to honor Granddads memory.


Name: Michael Webb
  michael.webb3@ntlworld.com
Location: Ashford, Kent, England
Date: 29 Jul 2003
Time: 08:22:45

Comments

Great site guy's. I have a question, I have an original LRDG cap badge and I was wondering what it's current value is? I have several dozen other badges and require the info foe insurance purposes. Any help would be appreciated.


Name: Dave Perry
  dmperry@perry48.fsnet.
Location:
Date: 13 Jul 2003
Time: 12:08:03

Comments

Great site, lots of interesting facts. I am enjoying my research into the l.r.d.g. I am in constant contact with a GREAT guy KIWI scorpion. Can anybody furnish me with info about G and Y patrols. Cheers Dave


Name: Allan Withers
  jasall@btopenworld.com.
Location: england
Date: 11 Jul 2003
Time: 07:41:35

Comments

That was my father by the two pounder gun. He was very proud to have served with the l.r.d.g. Sadly he passed away in 1992.


Name: Wesley Allen
  feral99@hotmail.com
Location: Sydney, Australia
Date: 01 Jul 2003
Time: 19:41:41

Comments

My Uncle, Robert (Bob) Smith (formerly of Scotland) was with the LRDG during the war. Sometime after the war, he immigrated to Winnipeg (Transcona) Manitoba, Canada, marrying Isabel Willie of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. I would appreciate any assistance from anyone who knew him. Regards, W. H. Allen, Sydney, Australia


Name: RODNEY ASTLE
  ra001d0095@blueyonder.co.uk
Location: WIGAN LANCASHIRE IN ENGLAND
Date: 26 Jun 2003
Time: 02:25:20

Comments

A VERY GOOOD SITE INTERESTING READING KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK


Name: ROD ASTLE
  ra001d0095@blueyonder.co.uk
Location: wigan in lancashireengland
Date: 26 Jun 2003
Time: 02:19:36

Comments

trying to find out about picture i down loaded 18 7 01 from ne leslie/men html cant seem to find it again the picture marks leslie under the cross as this man anything to with g patrol the man 2 the left of the man directly underneath him looks very much like my dad who was in G patrol WOULD BE GRATEFUL OF ANY ASSISTANCE IN FINDING OUT WHERE I CAN FIND THIS PICTURE ON THE NET AGAIN THANKYOU RODNEY ASTLE SON OF JACK


Name: Jean McIver
  mcwarr@orcon.net.nz
Location: New Zealand
Date: 25 Jun 2003
Time: 17:14:54

Comments

A new book L'Odyssée De La Colonne Leclerc by Didier Corbonnois and Alain Godec is a wonderful publication with many colour pages (all glossy), lots of photographs, diagrams, and illustrations. It shows uniforms, plans of forts, time lines etc. I highly recommend it. Although it is written in French, do not be put off. There is probably something in the order of 600 photos or illustrations altogether. Find out more: http://mcwarr.orcon.net.nz/genealogy/leslie/leclerc.html


Name: Vera Duncalfe
  dannywolves11@yahoo.co.uk
Location: England
Date: 25 Jun 2003
Time: 14:07:11

Comments

My husband Roy "Blondie" Duncalfe served in the L.R.D.G, I have recently visited the pyramids in Egypt last year and it brought back memories of letters recieved from Roy during our six and a half years separation in the war. I still have several photographs from this time my grandson can update to the website if required. It is a superb website and I am sure Roy would have been delighted to see such a magnificent tribute to the regiment. Thankyou all


Name: Julie Mckay
  n6mckay@nb.aibn.com
Location: Miramichi, New Brunswick Canada
Date: 16 Jun 2003
Time: 09:47:50

Comments

Hello, I'm looking for my friend John Lawerence Pittaway from Bristol, England. If he's still around, or maybe his family members I would really appreciate hearing from him or his family. John visited Canada in 1944-45 and left no trail of info to reach him.


Name: Jan Murphy
  jan.murphy@ntlworld.com
Location: Hove, England
Date: 15 Jun 2003
Time: 03:53:17

Comments

My uncle Kevin Lidbetter was in the LRDG and served in Algiers, Austria, Italy and Bulgaria.


Name: Paulette Scrooby nee Edwards
  scroobysbelow@xtra.co.nz
Location: New Zealand (Zimbabwean)
Date: 14 Jun 2003
Time: 02:09:42

Comments

So excited to find the site. Would love to hear from anyone who may have known or know of my late grandfather Noel John Edwards (nickname sometimes Ned or Neddy)I believe he was with the LRDG, not sure where or when but he was captured and was a POW for some time. Great site, so good to know they are all remembered in this way. Thanks.


Name: Dave Jamieson
  knobby2_nz@yahoo.com
Location: Auckland New Zealand
Date: 13 Jun 2003
Time: 02:42:59

Comments

Good to see some Americans who realize that the Aussies and Kiwis had a hand in WWII. Good site love that Chevy .


Name: William F Beal III
  fbeal@bqcpa.com
Location: Raleigh, NC, USA
Date: 12 Jun 2003
Time: 10:38:16

Comments

Gentlemen: Your website is excellent. Many thanks for your efforts to inform interested parties on the history of the LRDG. If anyone might have the time, I'm curious about some of the logistical points of the vehicles. I'd welcome email from any party who'd be willing to help.


Name: Gary Paul Thompson
  ferret1@optushome.com.au
Location: Sydney New South Wales Australia
Date: 08 Jun 2003
Time: 19:02:28

Comments

I have found some interesting facts here but I am unable to find anything on the galipolli vetrans My great grandfather served in this war and I am unable to locate any information on the records of these veterans. Would someone please help me on this as I feel it is very important to know your past. Thank You all.


Name: steve dixon dawson
  stevedika@aol.com
Location: Leeds, England
Date: 06 Jun 2003
Time: 14:58:56

Comments

I was brought up on very weird stories about the North African campaign. It has taken a lot of piecing together. I personally would like to thank a few dedicated 'sand pirates' for their effort to create the world i take for granted...


Name: John Cross
  cheezer@paulbunyan.net
Location: Bemidji Minnesota U S A
Date: 04 Jun 2003
Time: 16:24:53

Comments

I am very pleased with your site. The information you have on this remarkable group is first rate. Many thanks for keeping their story alive.


Name: john mcdonald
  johnny_mc_1999@yahoo.com
Location: toronto,ontario,canada
Date: 01 Jun 2003
Time: 08:54:14

Comments

Robert Mcdonald, 8th army, r.e.m.e. served l.r.d.g. special force 133, 1942. went to Italy and then returned U.K. in 1946 from Yugoslavia. born in Liverpool 1921 now living in Canada. I am looking for any info, thanks. a great site


Name: John McDonald
  johnny_mc_1999@yahoo.com
Location: toronto, ontario,canada
Date: 01 Jun 2003
Time: 08:42:34

Comments

my dad served with lrdg n.africa,special force 133. 1942,he then went to italy and returned U.k in 46 from yugoslavia.his name is Robert McDonald, 82 yrs old from Liverpool.living in canada now. looking for any info


Name: Claire Newton
  claire.newton@sheffieldnewspapers.co.uk
Location: Sheffield
Date: 23 May 2003
Time: 05:45:24

Comments

Trying to find any information on Eric Newton, who served in the second world war, from Sheffield!! i dont have any more information other than he came home and married an italian women. Any help in this matter would be much appreicated!


Name: pom
  pomichel@aol.com
Location: carmel, ca
Date: 13 May 2003
Time: 13:28:00

Comments

I note on your site that many of the shows you attend are on the Monterey Peninsula. I am a writer working on a novel on the mid-East and and delighted to find first-hand information on the western desert. Where is your home port?


Name: Kuno
  hallo152@hotmail.com
Location: Switzerland
Date: 10 May 2003
Time: 07:35:41

Comments

Hello If somebody may has old WW2-fotografs with a background which could be still recogniced (buildings, mountains etc.) please do send them to me. If I can identify the picture, I would send back the foto of today... Thank you in advance, Kuno


Name: Keith Coventry
  tommyp1@absamail.co.za
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Date: 08 May 2003
Time: 17:44:11

Comments

My dad, Donald Coventry served with the LRDG and was awarded a DCM during his service with the unit. He is no longer with us but I have his medal framed together with the citation and hanging in my home. Never tire of hearing the stories of these heroes of the war. Great site


Name: Pat Speer
  speer999.fsnet.co.uk
Location: Chatham, Kent UK
Date: 26 Apr 2003
Time: 08:05:59

Comments

My Dad - Wally BYATT served in LRDG - Y1 and M2 patrols - at some point with Alan Denniff,Ken Lazarus, Jim Patch and a Sid Wooller. Dad died 3 years ago now but I never tired of hearing about his exploits. Dad retired to Spain but my eldest Son and I managed to get to one of the Reunions at The Duke Of Yorks and had the privilege of meeting Mg Gen Lloyd Owen - lovely man. Great site


Name: gary prout
  Laganmeadows@belfast-ymca.org
Location: northern ireland
Date: 10 Apr 2003
Time: 12:08:32

Comments

Any one heard of Bill Moss from Plymouth. not sure if he was LRDG or special air service.


Name: Ian Chard
  ian.chard@dasa.mod.uk
Location: Bristol, UK
Date: 10 Apr 2003
Time: 04:39:13

Comments

Calling Brian Lee, son of 'Jigger' of Y patrol. We corresponded last year, but seem to have lost contact. I would be most pleased to hear from you again on the above address. Alternatively, my postal address is 35 Thingwall Pk, Bristol, BS15 2AJ. Regards, Ian Chard.


Name: tommy wylie
 
Location: belfast,co.antrim northern ireland
Date: 06 Apr 2003
Time: 07:37:49

Comments

absolutely first class.


Name: RICHARD RAIL
  RICHRICH@xtra.co.nz
Location: NEW PLYMOUTH
Date: 04 Apr 2003
Time: 12:25:12

Comments

MY DAD WAS IN THE LRDG,HES STILL ALIVE AND WELL,HAVE HEARD ONLY SOME OF HIS EXPLOITS IN THE UNIT. CHEERS


Name: Kevin Ward
  kward457@ix.netcom.com
Location: Riverside Ca
Date: 04 Apr 2003
Time: 06:28:40

Comments

Excellent site and a subject that has fascinated me for many years as well as any desert exploration. Kevin


Name: tony hetherington
  tonyh762@yahoo.co.uk
Location: timaru, new zealand (currantly new york)
Date: 21 Mar 2003
Time: 17:32:24

Comments

i am ex nz army (inf) my unit was c coy 2nd battalion canterbury, nelson, marlborough, west coast royal new zealand infantry regiment my unit was a direct desendant of several south island ww2 battalions, e.g. 20 bn, 18 bn, 19 bn among others. i meet with several members of the LRDG during my service, as well as twice meeting charlie upham!!! (look him up if you dont know him, the highest decorated infantry soldier ever. please correct me if im wrong.)


Name: james rix
  igor_rix@hotmail.com
Location: england
Date: 13 Mar 2003
Time: 02:37:40

Comments

does anyone remember my grandfather, Len Rix, who was a Royal Engineer attached to the LRDG in the desert campaigns?


Name: Gordon Duncan
  rgduncan@hotmail.com
Location: Huskisson NSW Australia
Date: 10 Mar 2003
Time: 20:52:42

Comments

My father was a member of the Scots Guards and served in G patrol LRDG. He was Stirling's driver and captured at Eagle Ridge spending 3 years as a POW. He is now 87 years old. If any old mates are still around he would love to hear from them.


Name: BOB FIELD
  bob.field@blueyonder.co.uk
Location: LONDON
Date: 28 Feb 2003
Time: 17:04:57

Comments

Very interesting site. Can anybody tell me, please, what connection, if any, 50 Recconaissance Regt - part of the Recconnaissance Corps formed April 30 1941 - had to the LRDG. My father, 6918719 Sgt James (Jim or Jimmy) Arthur Robert Field told me he was a member of the LRDG even on the last time I saw him only days before his death.


Name: Charles Norton
  abraxas_antiques@hotmail.com
Location: Cyprus
Date: 20 Feb 2003
Time: 04:38:42

Comments

I am trying to trace details of Christopher Bailey. Descibed in "A Sapper's War" as haven been running a hotel in Cyprus before WW2.A fluent Greek speaker, excellent cook and a charming fellow. He died in North Africa after a Long Range Desert operation. I am actively searching on the island little results so far though. All the best to all.


Name: Orders and Medals
  antiqueicon@hotmail.com
Location: Europa
Date: 19 Feb 2003
Time: 03:21:33

Comments

Your site excellent!! I have for sale many orders, medals, badges from various countries. if you interested please let me know. I will email my list.


Name: none
  azbe@yifan.net
Location: nice website
Date: 15 Feb 2003
Time: 05:01:46

Comments

nice website


Name: kenneth michael murray
  kmmurray@optusnet.com.au
Location: Australia (migrated from England)
Date: 11 Feb 2003
Time: 01:56:08

Comments

Would anybody remember Bob Murray believe his nickname was Thumper, born Newcastle England.


Name: David Wilson
  david.wilson1@breathemail.net
Location: Suffolk, England UK
Date: 09 Feb 2003
Time: 13:02:40

Comments

My father-in-law Albert George Frederick Moorey (family from West Ham in London) tells me that he briefly served with the LRDG some time between 1940 and 1942, though probably for less than a year, he tells me, before he returned to his regiment, the 5RTR. He is 81 years old now but in excellent mental health. He lives in Lancashire on the Fylde Coast. Any of his ex-compatriots out there I could put him in touch with?


Name: Dick Meyers
  Drifter100@Hotmail.com
Location: Tonto Basin, AZ USA
Date: 09 Feb 2003
Time: 12:01:03

Comments

Best site for researching LRDG equipment and trucks. Besides, I love all the great pictures.


Name: Jonathan Gaulin
  jonathangaulin@yahoo.com
Location: Montreal, Canada.
Date: 30 Jan 2003
Time: 20:48:43

Comments

Well made site, very well in fact. Simple but very complete. Contains a wide variety or information. Lots of historical pictures & photographs to relate to. This is a major positive asset. I love this site. It's now in my bookmarks for casual surfing and for informing myself. The preservations of veteran's memories through internet is a great thing for everyone to discover and learn. Keep it rockin'!


Name: David Washbourne
  d.washbourne@ntlworld.co.uk
Location: Luton, England
Date: 26 Jan 2003
Time: 03:01:52

Comments

I have made a mistake with my email address, given previously. [It should read as above .co and not .com ]. My apologies for any inconvenience caused.


Name: colleen farquharson
  cpnewell@yahoo.com
Location: south wales, great britain
Date: 25 Jan 2003
Time: 10:41:43

Comments

I am trying to trace an American soldier who served in world war 2 in 1943/44 in Belfast , Northern Ireland . His name was Bill Byers. I would be very grateful for any info at all.


Name: Lt Col William T Robinson AUS ret
  wtr@islc.net
Location:
Date: 23 Jan 2003
Time: 07:03:53

Comments

LRDG is one of the best unit preservation societies


Name: Ian Chard
  ian.chard@dasa.mod.uk
Location: Bristol, UK
Date: 23 Jan 2003
Time: 04:25:58

Comments

A message for Brian, son of Richard 'Jigger' Lee. We appear to have lost contact - if you're still interested please leave a message on this site. Hope to hear from you.


Name: David Washbourne
  d.washbourne@ntlworld.com.uk
Location: Luton, England
Date: 22 Jan 2003
Time: 16:11:26

Comments

My father, Norman Washbourne [English], served in the LRDG and was captured. He was moved through different camps towards N.Italy. After approx. 2 years he escaped and made his way south to eventually meet the Allied advance. I am hoping to communicate with anyone who can fill in the gaps.


Name: Harold Schnabel
 
Location: Furlong, PA USA
Date: 22 Jan 2003
Time: 14:21:21

Comments

I always admired the troops that fought in the desert. The LRDG exemplifies the type of unit I would have liked to be a part of. Several years ago, I built the Revell truck. The neatest piece was the Lewis Gun. Harold Schnabel


Name: Harold Schnabel
 
Location: Furlong, PA USA
Date: 22 Jan 2003
Time: 14:21:13

Comments

I always admired the troops that fought in the desert. The LRDG exemplifies the type of unit I would have liked to be a part of. Several years ago, I built the Revell truck. The neatest piece was the Lewis Gun. Harold Schnabel


Name: John Brown
  royalgreenjackets@telfordgold.co.uk
Location: www.rgjtelford.co.uk
Date: 20 Jan 2003
Time: 02:53:47

Comments

Hi Jack, I have just dropped in to see how the site is getting on. It's the best LRDG site I have found. I have found some more photo's of my Dad in Palestine, I shall forward them asap. Keep up the good work, John & Kate Brown P.S. I have changed e-mail address


Name: Belinda Hogg
  bo_dezepher@yahoo.com
Location: Rhodesia
Date: 19 Jan 2003
Time: 15:07:11

Comments

Does anyone remember John Alwyn Evans who awalled from signals to join the LRDG in Egypt (An interesting story I would like to know more about). If you had met him, I guarantee you would not forget him.


Name: Brendan O Carroll
 
Location: New Zealand
Date: 16 Jan 2003
Time: 23:56:59

Comments

Sadly I have to report that Merlyn Craw one of the heroes of T Patrol and the Barce Raid, died today of an heart attack. Merlyn was a great soldier and true LRDG man. His activities are well recorded in my books. He won the Military Medal for destroying 10 Italian planes while under fire. I am so grateful that I was able to get to know him in his later years to record his wonderful LRDG stories and find him a rightful place in the history books. He was blessed with 87 years of life.


Name: Patrick Welsh
  toosalty@earthlink.net
Location: Hillsboro, Oregon U S of A
Date: 15 Jan 2003
Time: 15:21:52

Comments

Since I first learned of the Long Range Desert Group I have admired the Duty, the dust and the diligence of this group. Great site thanks for doing this now, and thanks to the LRDG for then.


Name: Gordon Edgar
  gordedgar@hotmail.com
Location: Oakville, Ontario, Canada.
Date: 06 Jan 2003
Time: 16:30:58

Comments

My Grandfather, William Edgar was originally in the Royal Army Service Corp. before entering the LRDG. He was known as "croaker" among his comrades and was LRDG 571. Originally from Ratho, Scotland he served most of the war in the LRDG, was captured and escaped twice. Once he was told to dig his own grave. Should anyone know of my grandfather I would indeed appreciate an e-mail. Sincerely, Gord.


Name: STEVE NORTH
  STEVE.NORTH@CAMR.ORG.UK
Location: SALISBURY,WILTSHIRE, ENGLAND
Date: 03 Jan 2003
Time: 08:27:10

Comments

DOES ANYONE REMEMBER TOM NORTH FORMERLY OF POPKSIS PRIVATE ARMY? HE WAS MY GRANDFATHER AND TOLD ME SOME FASCINATING STORIES, ABOUT HIS TIME IN ITALY. HE WAS A SERGEANT.


Name: Jakub Horvath
 
Location: Middle Europe-Slovakia
Date: 01 Jan 2003
Time: 11:44:29

Comments

Nice Page, I`m a member of Close Combat Club/CCC, and i`ve searched for LRDG :Jeep: pictures, interesting Photos... Good Work !!! Very, Very nice page...


Name: LTC Burt Thompson
  thompsonk008@hawaii.rr.com
Location: Wilmington, NC
Date: 30 Dec 2002
Time: 23:42:52

Comments

What a great site! I spent several hours reading the articles and photo captions. I really enjoyed the site and will be back to check it out. My respects to the warriors of the LRDG. Thanks for all that you have done and continue to do! God Bless! Burt Thompson LTC, US Army Infantry


Name: Shaun Smillie
  shaunsmillie@mweb.co.za
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Date: 29 Dec 2002
Time: 05:46:41

Comments

Hi there My grandfather, William Findlay Smillie, was a member of the LRDG. He is know dead, but I was wondering if perhaps anyone knew him. He also apparently took part in Operation Flipper, a raid to assassinate Rommel in 1941. Is there anyone who was apart of the LRDG detachment that took part in the raid that might be able to provide me with information about the unit's involvement? regards Shaun


Name: Fred Naylor
  jnaylor33@hotmail.com
Location: Montreal PQ Canada
Date: 17 Dec 2002
Time: 09:12:50

Comments

Great site. Would like to locate descendants of Sgt. Richard Owen,RAF,Killed in flying accident, 75 OTU, Gianaclis, Egypt, 1945.Would like to obtain photo as my one and only was destroyed recently.


Name: Ray Gregory
  gregrt@total.net
Location: Montreal . Quebec CANADA
Date: 10 Dec 2002
Time: 13:32:45

Comments

There was 4(four) of us Members of the Royal Signals Posted To Indian Army LRDG in the late "40's". Our job was to set up the communication system between patrols and home, using new Comm Equipment. It would be great to hear from the other three members. A very good web site.


Name: David Hopkins
  hopkins.david@xtra.co.nz
Location: New Zealand, Auckland
Date: 30 Nov 2002
Time: 15:00:05

Comments

I've been honored to have been able to assist the LRP / LRDG NZ Assn to construct and unveil a Memorial Area within a established Military Camp in New Zealand on the 4th May 2002. Regards David


Name: Gruzdev Alex
  gralex@aport.ru
Location: Minsk . Belarus
Date: 26 Nov 2002
Time: 10:17:44

Comments

Very good site. Photo image - very best. Thank you !!!


Name: V Southall
  info@lodemaster.co.uk
Location: Alcester, Warwickshire, England
Date: 22 Nov 2002
Time: 12:40:41

Comments

My Father Jim Southall served in the LRDG. I am sorting out some of his photographs of trucks Y12 & Y7


Name: ANDY MIDDLEHURST
  andy.middlehurst@vigin.net
Location: ST.helens England
Date: 18 Nov 2002
Time: 15:15:21

Comments

I am 40 YEARS old and used to see Bill Johnson( ex LRDG) nearly every day when he visited our family garage, which Bill bought cars from.I managed last Sunday to buy an original LRDG cap badge at a local militaria meeting, a good find?


Name: Joan Page
  secretary@oml.co.uk
Location: Tadley, Hampshire
Date: 11 Nov 2002
Time: 04:51:18

Comments

My Dad, George Henry Page (but known my many nicknames such as Sam) served in the LRDG as a driver. If there is anyone who could supply any details of his service, both my Mum and I would be grateful. regards Joan Page (Daughter)


Name: Nigel Howard
  jo_anne_howard@hotmail.com
Location: Sunbury On Thames, Middlesex UK
Date: 10 Nov 2002
Time: 05:21:01

Comments

Looking for any info on my late father Corp. George Howard. Served with the LRDG survey section under Capt. K. Lazarus (Was his driver in the desert) between 1941 - Dec 1943. Howard's Cairn situated near the Great Sand Sea was named after my father. Any pictures or tales would be wonderful. Many Thanks Nigel Howard


Name: Alistair Wright
m a i l:  ahrw @ blueyonder.co.uk
Location: London UK
Date: 03 Nov 2002
Time: 09:36:06

Comments

Nice to see the memories of the LRDG live on - my Farther Alex Norman "Jimmy" Wright would have loved too see this site! I think I have some old photos and badges stashed away which I am now going to dig out and admire. Alistair Wright


Name: LISA EVANS
m a i l: 
Location: LIVERPOOL ENGLAND
Date: 22 Oct 2002
Time: 14:40:04

Comments

TRYING TO FIND OUT ABOUT MY GRANDFATHER HE WAS KILLED IN GERMANY ON SUNDAY 29th APRIL 1945 HE WAS IN 8Btn. 8 Royal Scots Reg. "A"coy. B.L.A. ANY INFO WILL BE HELPFUL.


Name: shannon wilde
m a i l:  WILDE_SHANNON @ HOTMAIL.COM
Location: GOLD COAST AUSTRALIA
Date: 17 Oct 2002
Time: 03:22:00

Comments

G`DAY GREAT SITE, ALTHOUGH I AM INTO STEAM TRAINS I LIKE THE OLD WAR WAGONS. THEY HAVE TERRIFIC CHARACTER, WILL CALL BACK AGAIN SEE YA


Name: Jean Louis Genevois
m a i l:  jgenevo @ infinito.it
Location: Milano, Italy (but born in Naples)
Date: 16 Oct 2002
Time: 07:24:46

Comments

In middle September 1943 (I was 13 years old) a friend of mine and me we were the first to meet in Terlizzi (south east Italy) a PPA patrol (two jeeps and two motorcycle) Some days after a PPA group encamped near Terlizzi and my Father (french citizen) and my family went in contact with Mr. Peniakoff (Popski), Mr. Yunnie and Mr. Caneri that visited our house several times. I remember very well those gentlemen and I am still grateful to them for having given us back the freedom !


Name: Jean Louis Genevois
m a i l:  jgenevo @ infinito.it
Location: Milano, Italy (but born in Naples)
Date: 16 Oct 2002
Time: 07:22:28

Comments

In middle September 1943 (I was 13 years old) a friend of mine and me we were the first to meet in Terlizzi (south east Italy) a PPA patrol (two jeeps and two motorcycle) Some days after a PPA group encamped near Terlizzi and my Father (french citizen) and my family went in contact with Mr. Peniakoff (Popski), Mr. Yunnie and Mr. Caneri that visited our house several times. I remember very well those gentlemen and I am still grateful to them for having given us back the freedom !


Name: Jack Valebti
m a i l:  lrdg @ Prodigy.net
Location:
Date: 16 Oct 2002
Time: 00:08:26

Comments

Hello to all. I just got back from my trip to the East Coast. I am having some difficulty answering all the e-mails that I have received in the last 30 days. I will answer all of them as soon as possible. Jack


Name: Andras Zboray
m a i l:  andras @ fjexpeditions.com
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Date: 15 Oct 2002
Time: 02:01:46

Comments

Does anybody have any info/photos on the SDF Kufra Supply Convoys that kept Kufra (and the LRDG) supplied in 1941/42 accross the Libyan Desert from Wadi Halfa ? Any additional info welcome. See the little that is available on this amazing logistical feat at: http://www.fjexpeditions.com/desert/history/convoys/convoys.htm


Name: nadav
m a i l:  LEWKOWICH @ WALLA.CO.IL
Location: 4x4 land
Date: 14 Oct 2002
Time: 09:47:53

Comments

I love old jeeps and trucks.


Name: Janette Reynolds
m a i l:  Jreynolds @ redbridge-college.ac.uk
Location: Basildon,England
Date: 01 Oct 2002
Time: 08:28:50

Comments

My Dad, who sadly has passed away, was in the LRDG when he was very young and used to take me to the yearly reunions in London. His name was George Wright and he told me many tales, well only the clean ones!, of his time in the desert. He was very proud of being in the Group and we still have some old momentoes of his. It is great to see that the LRDG lives on.


Name: Vern Goodwin
m a i l:  noise @ chch.planet.org.nz
Location: New Zealand
Date: 17 Sep 2002
Time: 18:07:50

Comments

My dad Vern Goodwin of Christchurch New Zealand served with the LRDG in the Middle East from 10 April 1943 to about October 1943 as a fitter & turner. Dad is still alive although he has had multi-infarct dementia for several years. Any contacts welcome.


Name: billy belkevitz
m a i l:  gers 1962
Location: glasgow
Date: 17 Sep 2002
Time: 17:59:19

Comments

i am looking for any one known as belkevitz


Name: Madeline Fusco
m a i l:  madedd @ ntlworld.com
Location: Hertfordshire England
Date: 16 Sep 2002
Time: 07:18:55

Comments

I am trying to locate a Robert Briggs who knew my Mother, he was stationed in Belfast Northern Ireland 1942-1944? If anyone has any information would they please contact me at the above e-mail address Many thanks


Name: Steve Parsons
m a i l:  steve @ freemail.rjt.co.uk
Location: East coast of UK
Date: 14 Sep 2002
Time: 12:38:32

Comments

Great site chaps, good to see the high standards you have, and good to see your covering a subject that dosn't get nearly enough attention on either sides of the pond. Here is the address of the group I belong to, check it out if you get a chance we do a glider borne unit cir. 1943-44. Regards Steve Parsons. www.vera.org.uk


Name: pete chapman
m a i l:  peter19749 @ hotmail.com
Location: rainham,kent. uk
Date: 10 Sep 2002
Time: 11:38:46

Comments

brill!will help me in my understanding of LRDG and my model building


Name: Stuart McKay
m a i l:  smckay @ hotmail.com
Location: Dallas, TX
Date: 09 Sep 2002
Time: 20:05:18

Comments

Great to see such and informative site. I am originally from Northern Ireland and was searching for information on Blair Mayne, when I came across your site. Keep up the great work.


Name: Allen Stabler
m a i l:  alstabler1 @ hotmail.com
Location: Exmouth Devon England
Date: 09 Sep 2002
Time: 12:51:53

Comments

Does anyone remember my father 4343337 Henry 'Dick' Stabler ex 4th Batt East Yorks and LRDG, captured on a raid that took place at Martuba aerodrome in 1942. Any info would be most greatfuly received.


Name: colleen chambers
m a i l:  aussie_girl55 @ yahoo.com
Location: australia
Date: 04 Sep 2002
Time: 10:13:24

Comments

my grandfather charles miller was a sergent major in the green howards if anyone can help me with more information it would be greatly appreciated please email back if you have any information


Name: Jack Valenti
m a i l:  lrdg @ Prodigy.net
Location:
Date: 03 Sep 2002
Time: 00:02:28

Comments

I am adding this for Andrew I have spent the last few years listing all of the members of the LRDG who served during the years of 1940-45. I have managed to identify some 1200 men, but I need your help in completing this task Can anyone who has a Patrol List Nominal Rolls or names of individuals please forward a copy to me. I use their service no. to eliminated errors. Thanks in advance for any help. Andrew Blacklock The Basement Flat 89 London Road Camberley, Surrey GU15 3TW England


Name: vikrant salunke
m a i l:  salunkevikrant @ indiatimes.com
Location: jabalpur, madhyapradesh, india
Date: 31 Aug 2002
Time: 08:23:08

Comments

i am very happy to see this site. i am deeply intrested in militry history. you are doing wonderful work, my best wishes to you all. vikrant


Name: George Gilder
m a i l:  gilder600 @ yahoo.co.uk
Location: Norfolk, UK
Date: 29 Aug 2002
Time: 14:37:20

Comments

Since reading 'Libyan Sands' I've had enormous respect for the travels/career/scientific work of the late R.Bagnold. Deserts have a particular charm, the way things seem to be going there will be more of them in the not too distant future? A very informative site, full of interesting material. Congratulations for an excellent site.


Name: Tim Butcher
m a i l:  tim @ traveldirections.co.nz
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Date: 15 Aug 2002
Time: 02:39:07

Comments

A wonderful, unique unit - which will never be forgotten. Well done and good luck with the web page. My uncle died serving in the LRDG and his widow, who never married again, recently gave me his scorpion cap badge, which I treasure. Phyl is 90yrs old and I would love to find any information on my uncle's time with the LRDG that I can before she passes on. Can anyone point me in the right direction? My uncle's name was Harry Comben and he lived in Portland, Dorset, England. Thank you.


Name: Bruce G Fuller
m a i l:  fenreah @ ihug.co.nz
Location: New Zealand
Date: 09 Aug 2002
Time: 11:45:52

Comments

I understand there is a WW11 vintage Chevrolet truck with a faded Legion of Frontiersman badge on the back. It seems that a NZ Troop of the Legion of Frontiersmen served with the LRDG. Can anyone please provide further ideas. Bruce G. Fuller - Archivist/Historian "G" Squadron, LOF, Wanganui, New Zealand


Name: Toni Regan
m a i l:  tonir @ ghw.co.nz
Location: Wanganui, NZ
Date: 04 Aug 2002
Time: 21:08:10

Comments

My Grandad - Mr Leslie Athol Willcox from Wanganui Nz was in the Long Range Desert Group. Do you have any information on him. He is mentioned in a book that he received from England. Thank you Toni


Name: Steve Lidgbird
m a i l:  Steve_lidgbird @ hotmail.com
Location: Bournemouth,UK
Date: 30 Jul 2002
Time: 09:40:16

Comments

ANDREW JOHN BUNCE - please could you mail me a copy of the photo with my Grandad Edward LIDGBIRD in


Name: David Hahn
m a i l:  shahn @ vtown.com.au
Location: Ipswich,Queensland,Australia
Date: 26 Jul 2002
Time: 15:18:47

Comments

I hope to find out more about this part of the desert campaign and their modus operandi.


Name: Ken Tinckler
m a i l:  KWTinckler @ aol.com
Location: UK
Date: 21 Jul 2002
Time: 20:51:33

Comments

I served in the LRDG in WW11.


Name: Alex Bateman
m a i l:  alex.bateman @ virgin.net
Location: London, UK
Date: 21 Jul 2002
Time: 16:13:57

Comments

My Uncle, Jeff DuVivier was one of the original members of L-detachment, SAS. mentioned in a few books. I know he would be pleased to see your efforts. Caught up with a few of the Desert Raiders at the Beltring Show in Kent last week. Jeff is about 86 now and as fit as a fiddle. Would like to hear from anyone who might have known him.


Name: arnold mackey
m a i l:  boxarn51 @ aol.com
Location: battle creek,michigan
Date: 18 Jul 2002
Time: 07:50:57

Comments

This is a very Proffessional Site! My Congradulations to you on it! Sincerely,Arnold D.Mackey


Name: Jonathan Pittaway
m a i l:  pittaway @ iafrica.com
Location: Durban . South Africa
Date: 17 Jul 2002
Time: 12:38:14

Comments

Indian Long Range Squadron Badges. appealing to anyone who has any of the above. I have LRDG Rhodesia Badges to offer in exchange for a LR cap badge? thank you. superb site as always


Name: mick hopkins
m a i l:  mick.hopkins1 @ btopenworld.com
Location: slough west london england
Date: 17 Jul 2002
Time: 12:32:37

Comments

i was stationed in el adem during 1967/8 at 10 veh co raoc and the pink landrovers with the compass rose and vertical pointer where still much in use we also made use of the sack containers of water placed over the mirrors to keep it cool! holed up during the day we buried jerry cans of water and the lads to pee on them to get the evaporation going we had cool water most of the time ww11 boots the size of babys shoes and lots of italin bits even an old mine field it was still live even then,


Name: Rafi Michaeli
m a i l:  rafim @ amdocs.com
Location: Israel
Date: 02 Jul 2002
Time: 00:27:40

Comments

when I was a boy I got a book from my father by Barry pitt about a soldier called "Allan" who joined the LRDG in the Egyptian desert and his adventures when he was sent to blow up a German air base. I was fascinated by the subject and knew the book by heart (it was in Hebrew). is this book available in English?


Name: Nick Saywell
m a i l:  nicksaywell @ vip.hr
Location: UK but living in Zagreb, Croatia
Date: 27 Jun 2002
Time: 11:48:07

Comments

Excellent website, I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and browsing the photographs. Now for my plea for information. I am looking into a ship watch patrol situated in the island of RIVANJ tasked to watch shipping in and out of the port of ZARA (now ZADAR). The patrol was named T.2, part of 'A' Sqn. They established themselves on the island on 24 June 1944 and they (or a replacement patrol) were still there in late September. Any information will be most gratefully received.


Name: Ernest Taylor
m a i l:  jonnieray @ aol.com
Location: Lincolnshire
Date: 27 Jun 2002
Time: 10:24:14

Comments

This is really a great web site, If there is anyone that served in the Royal Lincolnshire regime, Please drop me a few lines, Best wistes Ernest


Name: Ernest Taylor
m a i l:  jonnieray @ aol.com
Location: Lincolnshire
Date: 26 Jun 2002
Time: 11:39:41

Comments

I found this web site very interesting. It is a great site, If there are any Ex soldiers that served with the Royal Lincolnshire Regiment from 1948-1953 i would like to here from them.God bless you all. Ernest


Name: ANDREW JOHN BUNCE
m a i l: 
Location: BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND
Date: 25 Jun 2002
Time: 09:56:27

Comments

JAMES CAMPBELL GIBSON,THE NORFOLK REGIMENT,CAN ANYBODY GIVE ME ANY INFORMATION OF MY GRANDAD......(PRIVATE PEMBLE,POYNTON,PARSONS,PRESTIDGE,REEVE,FOSBURY,KELLY,PAYNE,McQUAIDE,MANLEY,BRIDGES,TOLLEY,TUCKER,HOWLEY,McGUINNESS,ABBEY,BISSEKER,SUMMERTON,LEES,LIDGBIRD,EDWARDS,BRADFORD,SGT HORTON,SGT MYCROFT...I HAVE A PHOTOGRAPH WITH YOU ALL ON ...... THANKS...


Name: Doug Reid
m a i l:  dougreid @ blueyonder.co.uk
Location: Bristol, England
Date: 23 Jun 2002
Time: 04:24:28

Comments

Well done lads......I've read about that Scotsman.. David Stirling!!.....but I've never seen so many proud photographs or seen the actual machine gun mounted jeeps that you used before..... Mayhem created by so Few.....and with such effect deserves out Gratitude.....


Name: Allen Stabler
m a i l:  alstabler1 @ hotmail.com
Location: Devon England
Date: 19 Jun 2002
Time: 12:55:23

Comments

Trying to trace any info on my father Henry 'Dick' Stabler, he took part on a raid at Martuba airodrome(south of Derna)during 1942 and was captured during this raid, I would be most gratefull for any info. Allen Stabler


Name: John Redfern
m a i l:  rasa @ iafrica.com
Location: Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) but live in South Africa.
Date: 17 Jun 2002
Time: 01:36:20

Comments

Capt Alan Gardiner REDFERN (my father) was OC S Patrol in 1943 and was KIA 12 November 1943 on the Aegean Island of Leros during the German airborne assault on the island. At the time of his death he was acting Major, 2 IC of the LRDG (according to records in the Public Record Office in London). I did research of the battle for Leros in 1993, and visited Leros on the 50th anniversary of that battle.


Name: nobby
m a i l: 
Location: posted to germany
Date: 12 Jun 2002
Time: 08:11:27

Comments

can any one send me the regimental quick march to my nokia on 00491783405517 cheers lads


Name: John Ratzenberger
m a i l:  JohnRatzenberger @ earthlink.net
Location: Virginia
Date: 08 Jun 2002
Time: 18:01:05

Comments

Thanks for your efforts ...


Name: colin biddle
m a i l:  repose @ talk21.com
Location: south hereford, england
Date: 07 Jun 2002
Time: 15:00:20

Comments

I would like to contact anyone who was with my father Arthur George Biddle in the LRDG in NZ T -patrol. He was the wireless operator with T Patrol. He had ginger hair and keen on football. He came from Royal Signals and The Duke of Cambridge's Hussars. I would be very keen to hear from anyone who knew him in UK or NZ. Colin A. Biddle.


Name: Mike Stork
m a i l:  jimbose4 @ yahoo.com
Location: Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Date: 05 Jun 2002
Time: 21:55:58

Comments

Interesting website. My father(deceased) was with B-25's in North Africa supporting British 8th Army. He was always proud to be an American member of the Desert Rats organization.Look forward to seeing you site again. Mike


Name: rod astle
m a i l:  ra001d0095 @ blueyonder.co.uk
Location: wigan in lancashire
Date: 05 Jun 2002
Time: 13:32:12

Comments

does anyone remember jack astle he was in G PATROL AS A PRIVATE TOOK HIM TO BELTING A FEW YEARS BACK THE TRUCK HE USED WAS THERE MAYBE THE OWNER REMEMBERS JACK AND HIS 2 SONS PHOTOS WERE TAKEN


Name: Raybon Wilson
m a i l:  rhwilson @ pineland.net
Location: Swainsboro, GA USA
Date: 02 Jun 2002
Time: 14:55:11

Comments

I visited the Museum in El Alamein in 1995 while serving. It was very interesting. It should be noted as a place to visit on a tour.


Name: Mike Randolph
m a i l:  wildcat67vp @ hotmail.com
Location: Charleston,West Virginia
Date: 31 May 2002
Time: 12:57:05

Comments

My father was in WWII in the Navy. I have always been interested in the not so conventional parts of the armed services. The LRDG was always interesting to me and something that was not taught in school. I read a book when I was in college about the LRDG but can't remember the name of it, but it was good. A simple book in paperback. Keep up the good work and don't let the dream die.


Name: Ted Harte
m a i l:  ted.harte @ eds.com
Location: Oxford , England
Date: 08 May 2002
Time: 09:01:50

Comments

Jack, a marvoulous website & a big thank you with help in finding the smock ! keep up the good work! all the best Ted


Name: Harry Dhillon
m a i l: 
Location: Australia
Date: 05 May 2002
Time: 21:10:42

Comments

The LRDG is so cool. Their bravery and endurance is unmatched. To anyone who likes them, I strongly recommend a noval by Derek Robinson. 'A Good Clean Fight'


Name: Brendan OCarroll
m a i l:  ocarrolls @ xtra.co.nz
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Date: 01 May 2002
Time: 01:39:50

Comments

Guy Harris, You were wondering about D.P. Warbrick. He is a NZer of T1 Patrol, Service No. 21884. He drove the last surviving truck to safety after the Barce raid in Sept 1942. There is an account of his activities in the Barce Raid chapter of my book 'Kiwi Scorpions'. I would love to see the photo. Regards, Brendan


Name: David J Wheatley
m a i l:  David @ wheatley24.fsnet.co.uk
Location: Doncaster, South Yorkshire,UK
Date: 30 Apr 2002
Time: 10:11:27

Comments

My father Norman "jack" Wheatley served in G2 Patrol throughout. Saddly my father died recently and on looking through his effects I found many old war potographs which may be of some interest to you. If they are contact me and let me know. An interestinf site. I enjoyed looking through the various sections. Best wishes Dave Wheatley


Name: Bill Cadwallen
m a i l: 
Location: Sydney
Date: 30 Apr 2002
Time: 02:16:52

Comments

son of George Cadwallen ex LRDG


Name: rod astle
m a i l: 
Location: wigan lancashire england
Date: 28 Apr 2002
Time: 10:14:15

Comments

did anyone know my dad jack astle he served in g patrol l r d g eygpt


Name: guy harris
m a i l:  guyharris2000 @ hotmail.com
Location: London
Date: 26 Apr 2002
Time: 02:22:24

Comments

Does the name DP Warbrick mean anything to anyone out there? I have just unearthed a studio portrait of a member of the LRDG wearing a shemagh. The above name has been written on the back. I've not discovered the name anywhere as yet - any ideas? Love to hear from you if you can help. Regards, Guy


Name: Aleister
m a i l:  aoh01 @ lycos.co.uk
Location: england east Sussex
Date: 24 Apr 2002
Time: 06:58:57

Comments

Hello my granddd served in popskies private army his name was douglas hellier his nickname was drac. He was annoied about the fact that in all the books and info his name is normaly wrong or mistaken he was in the 14th lancers before joining and served in africa and Italy. He not a great talker now due to the fact he is suffering and i would like some stories or any information on him. He's name again is douglas Hellier or Drac he was called that i think because he had a red beard.


Name: Ian Chard
m a i l:  ian.chard @ dasa.mod.uk
Location: Bristol, uk
Date: 23 Apr 2002
Time: 05:25:12

Comments

Another message for Elizabeth McNeil! My father served with sgt 'Jock' Carningham in Y patrol. I have some photos of him that might interest you. If so, please contact me on the above email address - I'd be pleased to hear from you.


Name: John Warnock
m a i l:  twojays @ tik.com.au
Location: West Australia
Date: 20 Apr 2002
Time: 23:21:55

Comments

To Elizabeth McNeil from Renfree Scotland. My many Grandfathers came from around Renfree please contact me at twojays @ tik.com.au---John from West aus


Name: Alf Wilkins
m a i l:  Angu68 @ hotmail.com
Location: Manchester England - now living in Wales
Date: 15 Apr 2002
Time: 07:30:54

Comments

WONDERFULL SITE I AM WRITING ON BEHALF OF MY FATHER ALF WILKINS WHO WAS IN THE LRDG HE IS 84 STILL ALIVE AND DOES CHARITY WORK FOR THE PARACHUTE REGIMENT IN CLWYD. HE WAS TAKEN PRISIONER IN LIBIA SENT TO A POW IN ITALY WHERE HE ESCAPED THERE WAS 3BUT THEY SPLIT UP AND MY FATHER LIVED IN CALLED SAN GENISIO - ONE WAS CAUGHT AND SHOT THE OTHER FRIEND SURVIVED I THINK HIS NAME WAS LAURIE RIDER. MY FATHER WROTE A BOOK WHILE IN ITALY AND THE MIDDLE EAST IT WAS NEVER PUBLISHED BUT HE STILL HAS IT.


Name: Alf Wilkins
m a i l:  Angu68 @ hotmail.com
Location: Manchester - England now living in Wales
Date: 15 Apr 2002
Time: 06:42:12

Comments

I was in the lrdg taken prisioner in Libia 1941 transported to Italy where I escaped (3 times - getting caught twice )- 3rd attempt successful lived in San Geniso with farmers who fed and watered me still in touch today - wonderfull people.


Name: Barry Johnston
m a i l:  BARRY @ lisbane666.fsnet.co.uk
Location: Belfast, N. Ireland
Date: 13 Apr 2002
Time: 04:21:40

Comments

My father-in-law passed away in Feb.02. He may have served in LRDG under the name Terence Peter BRANNIGAN/Robert Ernest BRANNIGAN. He was from Belfast and had been in the Irish Guards as Robert Ernest BRAND from 1936-40. I would appreciate any info. He was 6'2", Ginger Hair, Belfast accent. He maybe confided to some mates about his service in the 'micks'. Left the military in 1945/46.


Name: Russell Marko
m a i l:  rbmarko @ yahoo.com
Location: canada
Date: 11 Apr 2002
Time: 15:09:25

Comments

Hello my name is Russell Marko I'm 31 years old and a current servring member of the Canadian Armed forces. I run an online gameing squad that plays a game called world war II online. we have been useing the LRDG as our Unit name and I find your site most informative of the group we have modeled ourselves after. Please feel free to visit our site and make your own comments. Thank you. Russell Marko www.desert-group.com


Name: Ian morpeth
m a i l:  ilkley @ bigpond.com.au
Location: Australia
Date: 10 Apr 2002
Time: 20:04:20

Comments

My father Bill Morpeth would never speak of the war, but I believe from overheard conversations when I was very young that he was a member of the LRDG. We know he was in Libya and also understand he spent some time in the Sudan. If there are any good reference books available or anyone has any information I would be very happy to hear from you. Regards Ian


Name: John Metcalf
m a i l:  jmetcalf @ idx.com.au
Location: NSW, Aust.
Date: 05 Apr 2002
Time: 00:55:14

Comments

Great site. My father (namesake) served in the LRDG from 1942-1945. Initially two patrols in the desert with Y patrol c/o Captain Hunter then two patrols in the Dedeconese and Yugoslavia c/o Captain Gibson before ending the war in Italy. He is 84 but still has strong recollection of his time in the unit.


Name: james stites
m a i l:  sirjamesnaz @ cox.net
Location: tampa bay fla.
Date: 04 Apr 2002
Time: 17:00:58

Comments

first and foremost my love for the lrdg. started by watching the rat patrol when i was little. i own a vey unique jeep now with my own lrdg lettering across the hood on both sides , my own small dedication to remembering those who were there then. i appreciate the chevy ct truck early on ,but i'm more taken with the sas jeep patrols. i did some time in a military unit and my dad retired military, so weapons and vehicles are in my blood


Name: Brian Lee
m a i l:  Leeb2 @ norwich-union. co.ku
Location: Cheshire
Date: 30 Mar 2002
Time: 14:13:49

Comments

My Father is Richard Henry Lee. He is very interested in this website and was not aware that one existed. He was in the LRDG Y Patrol and remembers Harry Chard re message from Ian Chard. Harry Chard was on patrol with Richard and others when he and Captain Proctor went off to investigate something unknown. They were not seen again. Presumed captured. My Dad's picture was on the TV recently on the Commando programme.


Name: Jason Wright
m a i l:  jason.wright @ angelfire.com
Location: Chicago, IL
Date: 27 Mar 2002
Time: 06:59:42

Comments

Discovered Popski's amazing memoir in a used bookshop and have been fascinated w/ LRDG ever since. Should any meetings be scheduled here in the States, please let me know! Thanks, JW


Name: Michael Carver
m a i l:  skol1080 @ aol.com
Location: Livingston Scotland
Date: 24 Mar 2002
Time: 16:16:46

Comments

My grandfather served with the LRDG during WW11. His name was Horrace John Carver, known as "Johnny".Sadly he passed away in 1982,and i only remember small bits & pieces of stories he told me. Does anybody remember him? if so drop me a line. Thanks. p.s. - great site!!


Name: Beverley Chapman
m a i l:  lizziec20 @ yahoo.co.uk
Location: Bristol England
Date: 22 Mar 2002
Time: 11:51:55

Comments

An interesting site,thankyou. Can anyone help me - I think my father MARK AYRES may have served in the LRDG but am not 100% certain. He was certainly in the Palestine/jerusalem area in WW2 and very scant details he mentioned leads me to believe he was involved in the Lrdg. He was in the RAF and I know he sang with the choir at an orphanage in Jerusalem and one of his fellow choir members was Wilfred Morris.


Name: Steve Etheredge
m a i l:  fuzzyconcepts @ yahoo.com
Location: Kalona, Ia. (now)
Date: 21 Mar 2002
Time: 21:39:36

Comments

The web site is looking really nice Jack. What's new?


Name: Jo Palmer
m a i l:  jo @ cricketers20.fsnet.co.uk
Location: Kent, England.
Date: 18 Mar 2002
Time: 12:11:44

Comments

This site is great! I believe my Dad, George Kersey served with LRDG (1942-? then SAS) He died in 1987, does anyone remember him? I want to learn more.....


Name: Arthur Bennellick
m a i l:  deanbennellick @ hotmail.com
Location: Exeter, Devon, England
Date: 17 Mar 2002
Time: 04:01:18

Comments

I have put my Dad's name on this as he is not on the internet. I will be pleased to pass any massages to him. He is 82 and still as tough !


Name: Paul McPike
m a i l:  pm012a1245 @ blueyonder.co.uk
Location: Birmingham,England
Date: 16 Mar 2002
Time: 07:13:02

Comments

My late father Joe McPike was a member of Y-Patrol in the LRDG and told us many a story of his time in Palestine and Egypt during WW11. Thank you for a great site and for keeping the memory going of such a couragous group of men.


Name: Peter Denniff
m a i l:  denniff @ clara.net
Location: Rochdale England
Date: 16 Mar 2002
Time: 05:18:41

Comments

Came across your site and was interested in a reference and photo of Alan Denniff. Have you got any info on this person. My Uncle Frank Denniff served in the Green Howards during the 2nd war- Africa and Italy.


Name: Neil Welsh
m a i l:  neilwelsh @ ozemail.com.au
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Date: 13 Mar 2002
Time: 20:38:58

Comments

I am writing to inform people of the death of a former LRDG soldier. Stephen Mahomet, Signals Corps, passed away on 20/02/2002 in Adelaide, South Australia. Please feel free to contact me for more info.


Name: Rachel Simpson
m a i l:  rachsim64 @ hotmail.com
Location: Oamaru,New Zealand
Date: 11 Mar 2002
Time: 15:44:38

Comments

I would like to know if anyone has memories of WW2 war vetran (Leslie Simpson) of the Otago Regiment. He is my grandad and would love to know more about him. He fought in Egpt and Turkey.please help....


Name: Ian Chard
m a i l: 
Location: Bristol, UK
Date: 11 Mar 2002
Time: 05:14:58

Comments

I forgot to mention the War Diaries! I have read many of these in the PRO and the Imperial War Museum, and as with all of this type of record no mention is made of the Other Ranks. Patrols are often referenced by their officers' names, but ORs are almost invisible. For example in January 1942 my father is the 'one man escort' captured at Marada with Capt Simms of Y patrol. Whether these omissions were for brevity, or a result of the class ridden attitudes of the army I don't know.


Name: Ian Chard
m a i l: 
Location: Bristol, UK
Date: 11 Mar 2002
Time: 05:04:46

Comments

I'm currently putting together a list of all known Y patrol men, and will pass a copy to the association when complete - or as near as I can get. If anyone knows more I'd be pleased to hear it.


Name: ian chard
m a i l: 
Location: Bristol, UK
Date: 11 Mar 2002
Time: 05:04:10

Comments

I have my father's copy of the first one in 1945 (reprinted in Mike Morgan's recent book) and I know that the association have others - as the years passed more men joined the association and the list grew. This obviously needs to be supplemented with the names of those killed in action. (Continued)


Name: Ian Chard
m a i l:  ian.chard @ dasa.mod.uk
Location: Bristol, UK
Date: 11 Mar 2002
Time: 05:02:12

Comments

Jack Stancombe asked about nominal rolls for the LRDG. I'm happy to be corrected, but to the best of my knowledge no such thing exists. I'm sure that muster rolls must have been kept, but they don't seem to have survived - perhaps because all men were officially still attached to their parent units? I think that the most complete lists are those of the association membership. (Continued in next entry)


Name: Andras Zboray
m a i l:  ma_pto @ euroweb.hu
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Date: 08 Mar 2002
Time: 14:47:31

Comments

oops, I was just pointed out, the correct URL is: http://fjexpeditions.virtualave.net/AlmasyBooks.html


Name: Andras Zboray
m a i l:  ma_pto @ euroweb.hu
Location: Budapest, Hungary
Date: 06 Mar 2002
Time: 03:14:18

Comments

ALMASY'S BOOK NOW IN ENGLISH! I have completed translating Almasy's 'Unknown Sahara', a fascinating book on the early exploration of the Lybian Desert (some in the company of P.A.Clayton).This book was only available in Hungarian and German. More details and a short sample on: http://fjexpeditions.virtualave.net/AlmasyBook.html Also check out some photos of Bagnold's earliest desert ventures, provided by Steven Bagnold, on the FJ Expeditions website. Andras


Name: Jonathan Pittaway
m a i l:  pittaway @ iafrica.com
Location: Durban, South Africa.
Date: 02 Mar 2002
Time: 23:14:19

Comments

INDIAN LONG RANGE SQUADRON please does anyone have even one nice photo of a jeep or men from this unit. One or more are needed urgently for a book about to be printed on the LRDG. Thank you


Name: Peter Hirst
m a i l:  w7era @ yahoo.com
Location: Beaverton Oregon USA
Date: 01 Mar 2002
Time: 14:27:33

Comments

My father was with the LRDG - he was posted to the LRDG from the Queens Own Yorkshire Dragoons. I am not sure which patrol he was in but it might have been G Patrol because he talked about G & Y patrol. Great site.


Name: CRAIG FOURIE
m a i l:  agencies @ iafrica.com
Location: DURBAN,RSA.
Date: 28 Feb 2002
Time: 02:58:38

Comments

BOOK UPDATE ! RHODESIANS IN THE L.R.D.G. OUR BOOK IS 95 % COMPLETE, 220 PAGES WITH JUST UNDER 400 PHOTOS,MOST OF WHICH HAVE NOT BEEN SEEN BEFORE ! NOMINAL ROLL,ROLL OF HONOUR,CITATIONS,BADGES,MEDALS,MAPS ETC.STUNNING PHOTOS OF THE PERSONNEL,TRUCKS,JEEPS,BOATS,PARA TRAINING,SKIEING.PRINTING IN THE NEXT SIX MONTHS,WILL KEEP YOU POSTED.THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HELP.


Name: Patrick Whelan
m a i l:  whelan @ soficom.com.eg
Location: West Sussex, UK, working in Cairo
Date: 27 Feb 2002
Time: 12:46:32

Comments

Just returned from a trip to Siwa (Westen Desert)with another interested member of the LRDG,(Sam Watson.) We found a few memories of the LRDG there, but time has taken its toll. A longer, and more dedicated trip to be arranged, will keep you informed.


Name: Simon Tucker
m a i l:  plodeeman @ hotmail.com
Location: Bristol, England
Date: 25 Feb 2002
Time: 15:10:11

Comments

your site has sparked massive interest among my family who are eager to discover more about my grandads role during the war. we have his record of service book as well as a photo album with pictures of both my grandad and of the SAS founder David Stirling. will post them to you shortly if you wish. my grandads name was Mark Phineas Ayres who was in Palestine and who sang with the RAF choir prior to the LRDG. any replies would be welcomed Simon Tucker and family.


Name: Hanno Spoelstra
m a i l:  hl.spoelstra @ inter.nl.net
Location:
Date: 22 Feb 2002
Time: 06:25:06

Comments

Hi, the CMP Ford F60L truck James Porter pictured in Libya (www.lrdg.org/images/TRUCK_2.JPG), actually resides at the El Alamein Museum gardens in Egypt, according to Andras on the http://www.lrdg.de forum. Can you clear this matter up? Regards, Hanno http://www.geocities.com/spoelstra.geo/cmp/


Name: Sam Watson
m a i l:  sjwatson @ nyx.net
Location: York, currently Cairo
Date: 17 Feb 2002
Time: 08:52:02

Comments

Hi Jack - been trying to email you but your mailbox registers as 'full' and keeps bouncing my mail back to me. Im in Cairo, going to Siwa on Thursday - hoping to get some photos to email you. How can I get involved with the group? SW


Name: Jonathan Pittaway
m a i l:  pittaway @ iafrica.com
Location: Durban , South Africa
Date: 17 Feb 2002
Time: 04:33:28

Comments

Please, Our book LRDG-Rhodesia is nearly complete. we need help! any photos of Rhodesians while in the LRDG? any info on the above? the book will be profusely illustrated, photos, badges, medals, maps , citations and rolls. thanks


Name: Hilton Samuel Ellingham
m a i l:  hiltone @ aftrs.edu.au
Location: Sydney(Hawkes Bay,New Zealand)
Date: 14 Feb 2002
Time: 18:37:17

Comments

I have just been home to NZ for Christmas.While there,I was given a silver LRDG Scorpion pin by my Father.It belonged to my Grandfather,Samuel Walter Ellingham who was in the LRDG in North Africa.I guess the "Kiwi Scorpions". I'm interested in any infomation on him and his roll in the LRDG.It would be a huge help to me. Great site.I had no idea that the LRDG was so followed and researched. Keep up the great work. Hilton.


Name: graham partridge
m a i l:  partridges  @  Barclays.net
Location: melton mowbray leicestershire
Date: 10 Feb 2002
Time: 12:27:34

Comments

please can anyone give me any information on a marsh from this area ,i think he was one of the first in the lrdg.


Name: geri lingerfelt
m a i l:  geri_j34 @ msn
Location:
Date: 09 Feb 2002
Time: 19:20:33

Comments

my son died june 19 2000 he serve his country for 8 years he was in the desert


Name: graham
m a i l:  partridges @ btopenworld
Location: leicestershire england
Date: 05 Feb 2002
Time: 12:19:13

Comments

can anyone give me any imformation on a surname marsh from melton mowbray leicestershire,i believe he was one of the first in the lrdg.


Name: Sam Watson
m a i l:  sjwatson @ nyx.net
Location: York, UK, living in Ma'adi, Cairo, Egypt
Date: 04 Feb 2002
Time: 10:40:13

Comments

Thanks all concerned for a great site. The memories of what these men did fade all too quickly these days. I am trying to track down information about Harry Harrison, a Yorkshireman of Y Patrol, as well as hunting round Egypt for LRDG 'echoes' generally!


Name: Allan Moore
m a i l:  moores @ manour.freeserve.co.uk
Location: Margate Kent United Kingdom
Date: 04 Feb 2002
Time: 05:22:40

Comments

Lots of Pictures ofMy grandfather C.R. Moore already on these pages ai the same picture as Harry Moorein the front row..excelent site, I think it will get very big


Name: John Breeds
m a i l:  John.Breeds @ xtra.co.nz
Location: Kent UK now New zealand
Date: 02 Feb 2002
Time: 13:09:36

Comments

Great site I have many photos of my father in the desert and some other memorabilia His name was George Breeds any more information about him will be wonwderful


Name: Robert Wallace
m a i l:  robert @ halifaxwallace.freeserv
Location:
Date: 01 Feb 2002
Time: 02:30:40

Comments

Unable to fit e-mail address Enjoyed the Channel 4 "Commandos" programme about the LRDG. I have always admired the LRDG since seeing the "Sea of Sand" film as a school boy.


Name: Simon Moxon
m a i l:  smoxon @ yahoo.com
Location: Surrey, England.
Date: 31 Jan 2002
Time: 16:51:56

Comments

Dear All. Congratulations on a great site. It is marvelous to know that the LRDG is remembered accross the Atlantic. Last night here in the UK a documentary was shown on TV about the LRDG. (Hence my surfing for related sites) It was very good but unfortunately I did not video it or I could have sent you a copy. Maybe some of your other readers did? Anyway, once again well done. As a keen collector in militaria I admire your efforts greatly. Best wishes for the future. Simon Moxon.


Name: Jack Stancombe
m a i l:  JackStancombe @ aol.com
Location: Yorkshire England
Date: 30 Jan 2002
Time: 04:06:43

Comments

A most intersting site. On reading through some of the guest book comments there seems to be a great mumber of people seeking information on deceased relatives whom they believed served with the LRDG. Is there not somewhere a Nominal Roll of those who have served in the Unit? War Diaries?


Name: Larry Braman
m a i l:  braman1 @ pacbell.net
Location: California
Date: 28 Jan 2002
Time: 10:35:39

Comments

I am researching the life of Englishman KEITH "TEX" BANWELL, who served with the LRDG. If you knew him during or after the desert years, please contact me at braman1 @ pacbell.net. Many thanks!


Name: KEN GOURLEY
m a i l:  tmbluesbflat @ shaw.ca
Location: VANCOUVER BC CANADA
Date: 26 Jan 2002
Time: 23:18:20

Comments

I BECAME AQUAINTED WITH EX MEMBERS(some)OF THE PPA, IN THE LATE 1950'S IN NORTH VANCOUVER BC. fRIENDS OF MY DAD AMAZING GOOD GUYS. I AT ONE TIME HAD A COPY OF POPSKIES PRIVATE ARMY AND WOULD RELISH GETTING RE-AQUAINTED WITH IT ONCE MORE... KDG


Name: Steve McCane
m a i l:  scorpion27d @ aol.com
Location: Fort Irwin, CA USA
Date: 24 Jan 2002
Time: 11:01:34

Comments

I'm an Observer/Controller at The National Training Center at Fort Irwin, CA, a member of the Scorpion team. We are the oldest team in the desert (here). We "adopted" the scorpion as our team symbol. Much of your history is taught to our new members as they come on board so they may learn from your heritage how our team evolved. Great site, I'll return often and pass it along.


Name: Lance
m a i l:  lance.craven @ btinternet.com
Location: UK,Northampton
Date: 23 Jan 2002
Time: 18:26:54

Comments

Checking out this site for reasons my uncle was a motorcycle mesinger for LRDG ,I think around 41, 42. He died on Dec 27TH 2001, I know he went through alot in his life THANKS 4 EVERY THING FRANKI BOY.


Name: SCOTT FRIDGE WILSON
m a i l:  FRIDGE @ BLUEYONDER.CO.UK
Location: HAYES MIDDLESEX ENGLAND
Date: 20 Jan 2002
Time: 17:27:08

Comments

WE ARE VERY PROUD TO USE THE LRDG INITIALS AS OUR NAME FOR A CLAN IN THE PC GAME SUDDENSTRIKE. WE ARE VERY INTERESTED IN LRDGS HISTORY AND CONTINUE TO I HOPE UPHOLD THE EXCELLENCE THAT HAS BECOME SYNONYMOUS WITH THE LONG RANGE DESERT GROUP, THEY WERE IN MY OPINION ONE OF IF NOT THE FINEST BRITTISH\COMMONWEALTH UNITS OF WW2.


Name: Philip Macdonald
m a i l:  ibc @ ihug.co.nz
Location: Auckland
Date: 19 Jan 2002
Time: 08:49:37

Comments

Congratulations for the good work. Would anybody have any info about my dad, Bill Macdonald (mentioned repeatedly in Landsborough's book) who was in the SAS and took part in the raid on Tobruk? I'd be really glad to get anything whatever as he sadly died when I was still a kid. TIA Philip


Name: Rod Bailey
m a i l:  rodbailey18 @ hotmail.com
Location: Edinburgh (University), UK
Date: 16 Jan 2002
Time: 08:47:02

Comments

I am a historian at Edinburgh University, writing a history of Allied special operations in ALBANIA, 1943-45. This work will be published as a book and focuses both on documents and eye witness accounts. I would be therefore like to ask any former members of LRDG who served in Albania, or their relatives, whether they would consider helping with my research. Help received will be treated in the strictest confidence. Any information subsequently published with be fully acknowledged.


Name: Mike Matthews
m a i l:  mikeandroma @ yahoo.co.uk
Location: London SW18
Date: 11 Jan 2002
Time: 04:30:05

Comments

Most interesting and brings back memories


Name: delia atherton nee johnson
m a i l:  campion @ cableinet.co.uk
Location: st.helens,merseyside.uk
Date: 07 Jan 2002
Time: 16:45:45

Comments

my dad bill johnson was a member of the lrdg.i have just bought the book sting of the scropion,a few pages about my dad in that.i have lots of his photos from the desert campaign,if you care for any i could email them to you.delia


Name: Elizabeth McNeil
m a i l: 
Location: Renfrew, Scotland
Date: 05 Jan 2002
Time: 09:04:26

Comments

My late father John Warnock Carningham Army No. 2022814 served with the R.S.Greys,Cav.of the Line from 14.8.28 until 11.4.41 and then The Warwickshire Yeomanry from the 12.4.41 until 6.1.46. He was with LRDG.rank S.S.M. Sadly he died 26 years ago but I know he would have loved your site. I have some of his papers relating to his time in the Army,also where he was taken prisoner in 1944 which my late mother kept. An interesting piece of history.


Name: Duncan Lloyd
m a i l:  dlloyd"quick.cz
Location: Britain
Date: 04 Jan 2002
Time: 22:45:57

Comments

Y1 Patrol If David Taylor reads this please could he contact me. David, you posted some photos of Y1 Patrol on this web site. I am a friend of someone from the same Y1 patrol i.e. someone who fought with your father Daniel Evan Davies. Best wishes, Duncan


Name: John Cooper
m a i l:  john @ cooper286.fsnet.co.uk
Location: Ipswich, England
Date: 01 Jan 2002
Time: 10:41:50

Comments

Served in El Adem with the RAF in 1963/65, I know what these LRDG guys had to endure, I see the T.E.A.R.S. website are making arrangements for a trip out there in 2002, my memories weren't that good!!!!!!!!!!!! http://splashdown2.tripod.com/HandleyPageHastingsTG579/


Name: Neil Evans
m a i l:  reafan @ hotmail.com
Location: Hull,humberside,UK.
Date: 26 Dec 2001
Time: 04:21:15

Comments

Excellent website,my great uncle Tommy Hoare served in North Africa with LRDG.Keep up the good work.


Name: mike cowley
m a i l:  mikecowley55 @ yahoo.co.uk
Location: gosport,hampshire,angland
Date: 25 Dec 2001
Time: 16:10:03

Comments

looking for anyone who knows my father Norman Cowley (Ox & Bucks), who served in the LRDG before getting wounded and had to transfer to the Royal Signals


Name: Robert Langham
m a i l:  chinook56 @ hotmail.com
Location: Leicestershire, England
Date: 21 Dec 2001
Time: 07:06:45

Comments

I had two great uncles in the LRDG/SAS, Walter Cox and Augustine 'Gus' Langham. If anyone knew anything about either of them could they please get in touch as I know nothing about them. A brilliant site, keep up the good work.


Name: John Edwards
m a i l:  113023,1556 @ compuserve.com
Location: ENGLAND
Date: 18 Dec 2001
Time: 20:14:01

Comments

Served with British Army in Libya 1968 - 69 and was Acting Leader of RAF El Adem Desert Rescue Team when Ghadaffi announced his coup in 69. Travelled extensively in Cyrenaica and visited all LRDG sites incl Siwa, Jalo, Kufra, Rebiana, Bir Harasch, Bzema etc.as well as Jebel Akhdar and coastal region.


Name: BOB MC CURDY
m a i l:  rmccurdy12 @ aol.com
Location: LITTLEROCK,,CALIF.
Date: 14 Dec 2001
Time: 11:35:16

Comments

I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN INTERESTED IN MILITARY VEHICLES,AND HAVE HAD A COPY OF THE RAIDERS DESERT STRIKE FORCE FOR YEARS. I HAD NO IDEA THAT THERE WAS ANY ONE ELSE WHO WAS FASINATED WITH THIS GROUP. I FOUND THE PICTURE OF JOHN VALENTIS TRUCK IN WHEELS OF TIME AND CONTACTED THE WEB SITE . WILL KEEP IN TOUCH THANKS MUCH. BOB


Name: David Altizer
m a i l:  crazydawgacres54 @ aol.com
Location: Olalla, WA. USA
Date: 03 Dec 2001
Time: 09:24:06

Comments

Thanks for a great page on this very interesting group. Keep up the good work.


Name: Rui Ramos
m a i l:  apoiotec @ sorepal.pt
Location: Portugal
Date: 30 Nov 2001
Time: 01:52:36

Comments

Hello I´m an entusiast of wargaming and also a medieval reenactor (XII to XVI centuries) and I wish to congratulate you for this page.


Name: Tobias Gibson
m a i l:  blindkat @ hotmail.com
Location: Chicago, Ill
Date: 21 Nov 2001
Time: 14:14:21

Comments

The book on Paddy Blaire Mayn is probably Rogue warrior of the SAS : Lt-Col 'Paddy' Blair Mayne, DSO (3 Bars), Croix de guerre, Légion d'honneur / Author(s): Bradford, Roy. ; Dillon, Martin. copyright 1987. Excellent book that goes into great details of his actions after Sterling was captrued.


Name: Keith M C Webster
m a i l:  kmcwebster @ freenet.co.uk
Location: Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
Date: 21 Nov 2001
Time: 07:03:43

Comments

Seeking information about my late father, Guardsman Cyril Webster, 2nd Battalion Scots Guards (1939-45)born Aberdeen 1910, died 1988. Served North Africa WW2, fought at El Alamein. Believe also served with LRDG. He won a Mention in Despatches. He was born in Aberdeen, Scotland, in 1910 and died there 78 years later. Keith M.C. Webster Oldmeldrum Aberdeenshire Scotland UK


Name: john rathmell
m a i l:  tat2dboy @ yahoo.com
Location: clearwater,florida, usa
Date: 19 Nov 2001
Time: 13:25:51

Comments

I was truly amazed to see a site on the desert raiders!! The LRDG is one of my favorite pieces of history and you guys have done well!! were the chevy trucks used with the jeeps on any certain missions or type of missions?? thanks so much guys, you have done a great job keeping this little corner of history alive!!


Name: Paul Stebbings
m a i l:  paul.stebbings @ lineone.net
Location: Hemel Hempstead, England
Date: 11 Nov 2001
Time: 16:26:57

Comments

Great Site. My grandad served in the lrdg in north africa + in Italy. He has passed away now but he was a great character with some very interesting stories that I was too young to appreciate at the time. His name was Maurice Aldridge. Keep up the good work.


Name: Stuart Clayman
m a i l:  CLAYMAN_S @ MSN
Location: Las Vegas Nv. 89134
Date: 08 Nov 2001
Time: 23:46:09

Comments

Hi Jack I finaly made it on the net. Justlearning


Name: john reynolds
m a i l:  Reynoldsjpk @ aol.com
Location: manchester ,england
Date: 06 Nov 2001
Time: 12:08:30

Comments

i once read abook about paddy blair mayne(excuse the spelling if its wrong)i got the impression he was in the LRDG. can anyone recall the book.


Name: Angel Dawson
m a i l:  angel99 @ mweb.co.za
Location: South Africa
Date: 05 Nov 2001
Time: 12:45:35

Comments

I too had one of those great, brave men for a grandfather - Sgt Richard "Dick" Edwards... And I took all those stories for granted and only half-listened to a lot of them. How I wish he was still alive today. To all of you who still have a father or grandfather who has stories to share, listen hard, for one day, they and their tales will be gone forever. In loving memory to those brave souls.


Name: Mike Augle
m a i l:  elfstone31 @ yahoo.com
Location: Chicago, IL.
Date: 02 Nov 2001
Time: 12:22:20

Comments

Excellent sight. Do you ever get out to the midwest? I am currently with the 5th btn Coldstream Guards reenacting group out here in Chicago. I'd lover to see your truck and equipment up close and compare it with ours. Cheers!! Mike Augle


Name: Michael Breeds
m a i l:  Mick @ breeds.org
Location: Kent, England
Date: 27 Oct 2001
Time: 14:36:24

Comments

I believe that my father was a corporal in the LRDG during WWll, his name was George Breeds and his army No was s/98156, if anyone has any information I would be very grateful. Excellent Site.


Name: Rick Hill
m a i l:  TMRHill @ aol.com
Location: Chicago, Illinois USA
Date: 27 Oct 2001
Time: 08:51:05

Comments

Wonderful site!! I collect & create 1/6th scale custom military miniatures. Searching the web for WWII desert campaign info., I stumbled upon your unique treasure chest of info. & pics. LRDG is now saved as one of my favorites. I have passed your site onto my friends who are interested in WWII history as well. Excellente' Best Regards! Rick


Name: Matt Matthews
m a i l:  cara.matthews @ ntlworld.com
Location: Newport, South Wales
Date: 25 Oct 2001
Time: 09:20:57

Comments

Pleased to see some familiar faces on the site during my first ever session on the internet! Matt Matthews, NSY, Y Patrol LRDG, SAS.


Name: Mark Lane
m a i l:  mark.lane4 @ libertysurf.fr
Location: England
Date: 25 Oct 2001
Time: 05:17:17

Comments

Hello everyone, My uncle, William Lane, from Devizes in Wiltshire was, I believe, a member of the LRPG. We have one or two stories in the family about him; it seems he was quite a tough character. If anyone can confirm his prescence in the LRPG and give me any details of his service I'd be very grateful. Mark Lane


Name: Mike Colton
m a i l:  postroom @ alliedspecialforces.o
Location: Hereford UK
Date: 18 Oct 2001
Time: 04:20:15

Comments

Dear All, We invite the LRDG Preservation Society to join us at The Allied Special Forces Military Tattoo in Hereford on the 22/23 June 2003 Further details will commence appearing on www.alliedspecialforcesmilitarytattoo.org Thanks for your time. Mike Colton Secretary The Allied Special Forces Association Hereford UK Tel. 01432-357666


Name: Jack Valenti
m a i l:  lrdg @ Prodigy.net
Location:
Date: 16 Oct 2001
Time: 10:54:19

Comments

To all - got back from vacation but have been having e-mail (computer) problems. As soon as I get things sorted out I will send more "Titch Cave" pages to Scott to post on the page. Thanks Jack LRDG Preservation Society


Name: Debra Hendry
m a i l:  Debra.Hendry @ btinternet.com
Location: sunderland england
Date: 13 Oct 2001
Time: 07:51:52

Comments

I was hoping there would be someone who served in the east yorkshire regiment in ww2 who may have known my grandfather he was private john george turnbull from sunderland . if so please contact me at Debra.Hendry @ btinternet.com


Name: Peter Fisher
m a i l:  p.fisher @ actrix.co.nz
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Date: 12 Oct 2001
Time: 23:19:49

Comments

My father (C.L.Fisher) was a member of the LRDG, and was proud of it. I just received a copy of the book of Kiwi Scorpions, and thought thta I'd check the web/


Name: william murphy
m a i l:  sara.murphy @ btinternrt.com
Location: pembrokeshire wales u.k
Date: 12 Oct 2001
Time: 12:43:42

Comments

your web site is excellent.i have read all thats on it with great intrest.my granfather william(bill)walters was a courior for the l.r.d.g in north africa and i have heard many stories from my mother and auntie of his experiences..


Name: Daniel Randle
m a i l:  webmaster @ wizad.freeserve.co.u
Location: Sheffield, UK
Date: 07 Oct 2001
Time: 02:08:45

Comments

Hi all, Great Site! I love the pictures and their realy helped me. I am the Webmaster for Sheffield War Games Society, and i creating a role playing type world war 2 commando/sas game and this upcoming wednesday i putting the game into a desert action using LRDG vechiles for a raid on a re-arm depot. Will keep checking the site reguraly now because i found it. Also is their any on in the Sheffield Area? because I'm realy interested in 30t Cevs.


Name: michael
m a i l:  wgr4 @ hotmail.com
Location: Geelong in   Australia
Date: 17 Sep 2001
Time: 04:24:34

Comments

I have a reprodoction L.R.D.G.chev truck that we buildt and I would like to no about sand matting that went on front guards of truck what size are there how long,width and how fair apart the wood was also about the SUN DAIL COMPASS and the AIRCRAFT COMPASS as well were would i got them from or what do they look like or can i get them over there if so how much would they be thank you.


Name: Russell Weir
m a i l: 
Location: England
Date: 16 Sep 2001
Time: 10:25:47

Comments

Thanks ,SHEENA BRIETSCHE,(Canada),for your communication.Unfortunately I have no recollection or information on your grandfather,Paul Newton. Good luck.


Name: Jack Valenti
m a i l:  lrdg @ Prodigy.net
Location:
Date: 14 Sep 2001
Time: 10:18:49

Comments

To all - I will be out of town for the next 30 days. I will respond too any e-mails sent upon my return.

Thanks

Jack LRDG Preservation Society


Name: Collecties
m a i l:  militaria @ collecties.com
Location: France
Date: 14 Sep 2001
Time: 07:10:12

Comments

Good site, congretulations !

See you on the Net...


Name: lloyd
m a i l:  Lloyd6932 @ aol.com
Location: England
Date: 13 Sep 2001
Time: 18:18:35

Comments

BRAVE MEN,PROUD OF YOU.


Name: Perry Montgomery
m a i l:  lrdg @ earthlink.net
Location: Seattle, WA. USA
Date: 11 Sep 2001
Time: 23:15:41

Comments

The momentous events of September 11, 2001 have struck a chord which will change the world to come. Today more than ever, I take time to thank the veterans of the LRDG. On this day, we too have seen the face of fanaticism, and felt the cut of an enemy attack. I hope we can carry ourselves in the face of this threat as well as the redoubtable men of the LRDG did in the past. Respectfully, Perry Montgomery


Name: Simon Collings
m a i l:  scollings71 @ hotmail.com
Location: Hereford,UK
Date: 10 Sep 2001
Time: 07:42:54

Comments

Hello, I think my Grandfather fought with the LRDG during WWII his name was George Collings.

Any help would be appriciated

Thanks

Simon


Name: Richard Brownson
m a i l:  Brownson7 @ aol.com
Location: Devon UK
Date: 10 Sep 2001
Time: 00:26:47

Comments

I have just discovered this site. I would be grateful for any information on Driver John Henry Gravil RASC and LRDG who died on January 15th 1943. He was Mentioned in Despatches for service with the LRDG. Please mail me any details however brief.


Name: Richard Brownson
m a i l:  Brownson7 @ aol.com
Location: Devon UK
Date: 10 Sep 2001
Time: 00:23:00

Comments

An interesting site which I have jusr discovered. I would be grateful for any information on Driver John Henry Gravil RASC and LRDG who died on January 15th 1943. He was Mentioned in Despatches for service with the LRDG.He is listed in the Kennedy-Shaw book as Driver M.Gravil. Please mail me with any details however brief.


Name: Richard Brownson
m a i l:  Brownson7 @ aol.com
Location: Devon UK
Date: 09 Sep 2001
Time: 00:38:33

Comments

I would be grateful if anyone has information on T/153906 Driver John Henry Gravil R.A.S.C and L.R.D.G who died on January 15th 1943. He was Mentioned in Despatches for service with the L.R.D.G. He is listed in the Roll of Honour in the W.B.Kennedy-Shaw book as Driver M.Gravil.


Name: Ian Chard
m a i l:  allanchard @ hotmail.com
Location: Bristol, UK
Date: 31 Aug 2001
Time: 00:34:19

Comments

David Taylor has written about his father Daniel Davies of the NSY and Y1 patol. My father was also in both units. If he would like to contact me I may have some photos which might be of interest to him.


Name: Sheena Brietsche
m a i l:  sbrietsche @ hotmail.com
Location: Calgary, AB  Canada
Date: 28 Aug 2001
Time: 11:47:10

Comments

Mr. Russell Bill Weir - my grandfather was with the LRDG and the SOE in Italy from 43-45. Name was Paul Newton "Brietsche".(He dropped his last name) Would love to hear from you.


Name: Ron
m a i l:  bsaac @ aol.com
Location: RI
Date: 28 Aug 2001
Time: 11:43:40

Comments

How can you tell a fake LRDG badge from an original?? Does anyone have a pic or scan of a known original they could email me?? Also what is the appoximate worth of an orginal?

Thanks Ron


Name: Lizzie Campbell
m a i l:  dizzylizzie_12 @ hotmail.com
Location: NewZealand
Date: 23 Aug 2001
Time: 18:29:38

Comments

If anyone has any info on my grandad edgar sanders could you please send to me thank you


Name: rod astle
m a i l: 
Location: england
Date: 21 Aug 2001
Time: 17:53:06

Comments

does anyone remember my dad jack astle he serverd the lrdg in eygpt as a medical orderly


Name: J Eduardo Ramos Semeghini
m a i l:  edu_semeghini @ ig.com.br
Location: Itatiba, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Date: 20 Aug 2001
Time: 19:41:14

Comments

As a LRDG enthusiast, I just found a fantastic site to visit. I own a Willys Jeep, and intend to paint the LRDG scorpion insignia on the gasoline jerrycam, as wel as the SAS insignia. By the way, I would like to see, on the site, those insignias and also the one that appears on the shirt of Lieutenant Edward MacDonald, siting on a jeep, on a photo of the book "Desert Commandos" by Arthur Swinson, published around 1968 by Ballantine Books. Congratulations for site, and thanks.


Name: John Walker
m a i l:  jw2b @ netscapeonline.co.uk
Location: Liverpool (UK)
Date: 19 Aug 2001
Time: 14:20:04

Comments

An excellent site. It keeps alive memories of my father Norman Walker, who I believe served with the LRDG. Thank you.


Name: Simon Collings
m a i l:  sgc @ sanger.ac.uk
Location: Saffron Walden,Cambridge
Date: 16 Aug 2001
Time: 05:03:26

Comments

This web Site was a great find really informative


Name: Philippe DURIEUX
m a i l:  Phil.durieux @ wanadoo.fr
Location: FRANCE
Date: 15 Aug 2001
Time: 09:09:47

Comments

I collect all about LRDG PPA and SAS ( medals , badges,uniforms,documents .....)If you have something to sell contact me. THKS and BRAVO for your site.


Name: JOHN CARPENTER
m a i l:  JOHN.CARPENTER.SNR @ UKGATEWAY.N
Location: BIRMINGHAM UK
Date: 14 Aug 2001
Time: 11:53:24

Comments

EXCELLENT SITE VERY INTERESTED IN LRDG AND SIMILAR FORCES SINCE 1970'S. MY DENTIST CLAIMED TO HAVE BEEN IN THE LRDG HIS NAME WAS PETRIE V.KNOWLES AND AFTER THE WAR PRACTICED AS A DENTIST HERE IN BIRMINGHAM, SINCE HEARD THAT HE DIED A FEW YEARS AGO. HAS ANYONE HEARD OF HIM?


Name: M YOUNIS BHUTTA
m a i l:  jaksbay @ brain.net.pk
Location: Pakistan
Date: 14 Aug 2001
Time: 09:00:43

Comments

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Name: M YOUNIS BHUTTA
m a i l:  jaksbay @ brain.net.pk
Location: Pakistan
Date: 14 Aug 2001
Time: 09:00:05

Comments

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Name: Kevin Wildish
m a i l:  kevfax @ aol.com
Location: Dartford, Kent, UK
Date: 12 Aug 2001
Time: 14:00:00

Comments

This is a great site, I highly recommend it Kevin


Name: Jonathan Pittaway
m a i l:  pittaway @ iafrica.com
Location: Durban, South Africa.
Date: 11 Aug 2001
Time: 06:44:19

Comments

LRDG-Rhodesia 'A Pictorial History' this book is nearing completion.

please would anyone connected with a Rhodesian Veteran contact us. we are trying to include a photo of every member.

thank-you


Name: william read
m a i l:  wilhelm @ voncripps.fsnet.co.uk
Location: stoke-on-trent
Date: 09 Aug 2001
Time: 13:14:21

Comments

My late father served in the lrdg as a medical orderly before he was captured on leros. I would love to hear from anyone who remembers a Canadian called Richard (Dick) Read so that I can find out more about him.I am really pleased with the site.


Name: Mike Augle
m a i l:  elfstone31 @ yahoo.com
Location: Chicago, IL.
Date: 08 Aug 2001
Time: 10:28:55

Comments

I think preservation of the LRDG history is great. They were an important part of the North Africa campaigns and without them the SAS might not have been as successful as it was. Keep up the great work.

Mike Augle 5th btn COLDSTREAM GUARDS reenactor


Name: Russell Bill Weir
m a i l: 
Location: Lancaster
Date: 31 Jul 2001
Time: 14:12:34

Comments

I was with the LRDG in Italy and Albania 1943-1945. I would be interested to hear from anybody who knows anything about George Ross from Low Valley Field, Fife (patrol X.2.) who was a member of the LRDG at that time. Would anybody with information please leave a message in the guest book.


Name: Josef Rauch
m a i l:  rauchsepp @ compuserve.de
Location: Germany/Bavaria!!
Date: 29 Jul 2001
Time: 16:33:27

Comments

Great site, helps a lot to built up and restore my Jeep to LRDG vehicle.


Name: Scorpion one two A
m a i l:  kgwkwood @ hotmail.com
Location: Fort Irwin California
Date: 26 Jul 2001
Time: 15:21:03

Comments

The history of the LRDG has become quite interesting to me since being assigned to the National Training Center. We, the Scorpion Green Team, chose the scorpion because of the LRDG. I will definitely spend some time reading your web site.


Name: Richard Kloogh
m a i l:  kloogh @ zfree.co.nz
Location: New Zealand
Date: 21 Jul 2001
Time: 02:12:46

Comments

Great site, this unit has always interested me. I am currently looking at getting a copy of The Kiwi Scorpions, a bit pricy here in NZ so am trying to source it from overseas.


Name: ASTLE ROD SON OF JACK OF G PATROL
m a i l: 
Location: WIGAN ENGLAND
Date: 17 Jul 2001
Time: 17:38:34

Comments

GOOD SITE


Name: rodney ASTLE SON OF JACK G PATROL
m a i l: 
Location: wigan
Date: 17 Jul 2001
Time: 17:15:36

Comments

good web siteDAD PASSED AWAY JAN 19TH 2001 A GREAT MAN AND WELL RESPECTED BY ALL WHO HAD THE PLEASURE OF KNOWING HIM I WILL BE INTOUCH SOON


Name: Phil Rhodes
m a i l:  follifootlodge @ hotmail.com
Location: Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK
Date: 17 Jul 2001
Time: 11:15:26

Comments

Hi everybody

I have tried to contact Martin Taylor at mjtaylor67 @ orange.net re his email on this site dated 18 March 2001. I am extremely interested in his proposed trip to North Africa in 2003. If anyone has heard any more about this trip I'd like to hear from you. Martin if you read this message can you contact me please.

I find this site very interesting.

Thanks

Phil Rhodes


Name: George Potts
m a i l:  george.potts @ btintenet.com
Location: Ballantrae uk
Date: 16 Jul 2001
Time: 22:41:07

Comments

My Father was there.


Name: Jack Craw
m a i l:  jack.craw @ nre.vic.gov.au
Location: New Zealand (temporarily in Melbourne, Australia)
Date: 13 Jul 2001
Time: 22:19:19

Comments

Love the site and truck. Wherever did you get the idea of recreating a vehicle from a NZ Patrol in a British unit? My father Merlyn Craw was in the LRDG, and I have just today finished showing him everything on the site. He is most impressed, but too modest to reply. He purchased a Chevy after the war, with a little school bus body, and used it as a farm truck.

Jack Craw


Name: Jack Valenti
m a i l:  lrdg @ Prodigy.net
Location:
Date: 09 Jul 2001
Time: 09:11:24

Comments

I know this has never happened to anyone else, but I am having server and internet problems. Leaving for England today and won't get it resolved until I get back on the 24 th of July.

Thanks Jack


Name: Anthony Milne
m a i l:  amilne @ mistral.co.uk
Location: Hitchin, Hertfordshire, UK
Date: 02 Jul 2001
Time: 08:48:05

Comments

I am researching the battle for the capture of Leros (Greece), November 1943, in which the LRDG played a part. Lt Col Easonsmith (Officer commanding LRDG) was killed in the battle, and I have a photo and description of him which I will send as soon as possible. I will be in touch...


Name: Trevor Harding
m a i l:  dahar @ optusnet.com.au
Location: Ararat/,Victoria,/Australia
Date: 30 Jun 2001
Time: 18:02:16

Comments

Came across your web site while searching for information on the L.R.D.G.Being a member of the Long Range Desert Group between 1942 to 43 found the site very interesting.l was trying to find out if anyone has knowledge of the whereabouts of two mates l served with at that time.- Sammy Meares and "Knocker" Jarvis hope somebody can be of assistance. Regards Trevor "Judge" Harding.


Name: S Chard
m a i l: 
Location: England
Date: 29 Jun 2001
Time: 10:59:20

Comments

THIS IS MY FIRST TIME ON THE INTERNET, SO I AM AT A LOSS TO KNOW WHAT TO WRITE. I WENT TO MY FIRST REUNION OF THE LRDG LAST YEAR IN PLACE OF MY HUSBAND WHO DIED IN SEPTEMBER AND BECAME INTERESTED. HE WAS HARRY CHARD OF Y PATROL WHO HAD TRANSFERED FROM THE NORTH SOMERSET YEOMANRY. GOOD TO SEE THAT THEY WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED.


Name: George  Stepenson
m a i l:  paul @ harperp9.freeserve.co.uk
Location: West Yorkshire   England
Date: 28 Jun 2001
Time: 11:29:10

Comments

Many thanks to all the members who attended the 8th army reunion at the Norbrek castle hotel in Blackpool June 14th there were 50 less from last year. but we still had a great time i hope to see you all next year when i will be 81

God bess you all alleid &axess vetrans G.W. STEPHENSON L.R.D.G RET T/267621 "SEE YOU BARDIN"


Name: Daniel Raposo
m a i l:  redcarajo @ hotmail.com
Location: Santiago de Chile, soutamerica
Date: 27 Jun 2001
Time: 14:52:49

Comments

hi: im a young student of history, i have 22 years. my english is like bad, excuse for that. im only have to say my real admiration of your unit, im a chief scout and i use a beret with the scorpion, in your honor. i want to know more things abaout lrdg, in this country is very hard have information of a special unit of second war.

thanks for everything.

from chile, a friend


Name: jan
m a i l:  janking @ xtra.co.nz
Location: New zealand
Date: 21 Jun 2001
Time: 21:07:13

Comments

My stepfather A R Anderson (Ron) was part of this group, but we know very little about his exploits. We know that he had the Africa Star but assume this was issued to all men in Africa,. We also believe he lost a rank for something, again that's about it. Unfortunately, my stepfather died in the early 70's, what a shame I wasn't interested enough to get information back then


Name: John M Fetchen
m a i l:  jfetchen @ hotmail.com
Location: Pennsylvania
Date: 14 Jun 2001
Time: 12:02:10

Comments

Great site. I've always been interested in the actions of the LRDG. Keep up the good work.


Name: Adrian Matthews
m a i l:  poggle @ thefreeinternet.co.uk
Location: Caister-on-Sea, Norfolk, UK
Date: 13 Jun 2001
Time: 12:24:35

Comments

An excellent site! I hope to see it develop further, to promote and preserve the memory of these gallant men.


Name: Jim Berrian
m a i l:  BCSpiders @ aol.com
Location: San Diego, CA, USA
Date: 09 Jun 2001
Time: 11:20:07

Comments

During my high school years I began reading WWII history, especially of the North African campaigns. The LRDG captured my imagination the first time I read of them. Now as a desert biologist working the wilds of the American southwest and Baja California, Mexico, I can appreciate some of the hardships and adventure of the group. Thank you for your website. I will return!

JEB


Name: Bryan Davis
m a i l:  cablebrokers @ infogen.net.nz
Location: New Plymouth, New Zealand
Date: 05 Jun 2001
Time: 20:49:13

Comments

Love your site My dad "Jack Davis" was in "T" patrol and was a long serving secretary of the NZ LRDG association Have myself started a library and picture memorial to my dad - have framed all of his charts etc they look great. I have a son in Sudan at present and his wishes are to visit all the old LRDG sites that his grandfather told him about. keep up the good work


Name: Daniel Johnsen
m a i l:  cowboyup116 @ yahoo.com
Location: San Jose Ca.
Date: 02 Jun 2001
Time: 15:16:11

Comments

Hi Lads, How do i join this unit, Yuo call me or email. or send info to L/Cpl D.Johnsen 818 Calero Ave San Jose, Ca 95123 (408)226-7603


Name: Allyn Stanton
m a i l:  care @ axiomlink.com
Location: St. Louis
Date: 30 May 2001
Time: 11:32:52

Comments

Yes, preserving the desert is cool, but what about dessert?

Just kidding. I love sand.


Name: patrick boyle
m a i l:  bookworm @ value.net.nz
Location: auckland.  new zealand
Date: 30 May 2001
Time: 01:09:52

Comments

excellent,very interesting and informative congratulations.


Name: Liz Hood
m a i l:  hood @ onetel.net.uk
Location: London
Date: 29 May 2001
Time: 14:54:24

Comments

My Dad was John Kroeger who served in the Rhodesian section of the LRDG during the war. This site is just wonderful. I will scan an army photo of my dad and send it to Craig Fourie.

I have been trying to obtain a copy of the BBC programmes which were shown last year about the SAS/LRDG. I think they were called "David Stirling" . I have emailed the BBC and the Imperial War museum but I have not had any luck. Does anyone know how to get a copy?


Name: Pedro Delgado
m a i l:  pdelgado @ fibertel.com.ar
Location: Buenos Aires - ARGENTINA
Date: 26 May 2001
Time: 11:09:31

Comments

Your page is really interesting, you are making a very good job keeping and mantaining a site about such a less known unit and their caracteristic vehicles.


Name: AIR FORCE UNIFORM
m a i l:  afu786 @ gjr.paknet.com.pk
Location: sialkot pakistan
Date: 26 May 2001
Time: 01:26:29

Comments

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Name: Jim Long
m a i l:  cybertexan @ earthlink.net
Location: Texas
Date: 13 May 2001
Time: 16:38:48

Comments

I'm looking for the famous picture from North Africa of several armed jeeps lined up with the men in beards and burnooses. I just started looking, and I haven't looked very much yet. Do you know where I could find that picture?


Name: Subodh Moreshwar Joglekar
m a i l:  subodh @ joglekarfamily.com
Location: India ,maharashtra-state,ratnagiri-district,sakharpa-village
Date: 10 May 2001
Time: 10:53:39

Comments

My father, a retired militaryman always tell me of the battle there at Africa though he was not there. He served in the IndianArmy for 15 years from 1960 to 1975 and faught for three wars. Our families best wishes who faught there in africa and to their children too.


Name: Moreshwar Shankar Joglekar
m a i l:  moreshwar @ joglekarfamily.com
Location: India ,maharashtra-state,ratnagiri-district,sakharpa-village
Date: 10 May 2001
Time: 10:41:16

Comments

There are families in my village whose forefathers faught there in africa . they Indian soldiers.


Name: John Holland
m a i l:  john.holland @ btinternet.com
Location: England
Date: 10 May 2001
Time: 00:58:41

Comments

Great site I've been interested in the LRDG for quite a time now and I am trying to find the names used on the patrol vehicles for T and R patrols. I know the names changed but can anybody help and put patrol vehicle numbers to names, especially to go on the chevrolet trucks used at the end of the desert campaign? I have a few names from books but I still have large gaps. I would be grateful for any help.


Name: ROGER DOWSON
m a i l:  localmilhistory @ aol.com
Location: Manchester England
Date: 09 May 2001
Time: 11:57:29

Comments

Hi, I am keen to contact any former Allied special forces veterans for written accounts of service and photographs. I have written books on the Great War but have now decided to build an archive of material with a view to covering the SAS WWII operations and other forces inc. L.R.D.G., P.P.A and R.S.R.,among others in book form,please email or write care of 35, Graham Road, Salford, M6 8PS, England. I have already commenced interviews with former WWII, SAS soldiers. Many thanks Rodge


Name: David Hayward
m a i l:  gmhistorian @ btinternet.com
Location: Southampton, UK
Date: 05 May 2001
Time: 11:35:13

Comments

I am keen to find out the serial numbers of all Chevrolet LRDG trucks, 1940-on. I am compiling a list of all Chevrolet and GMC trucks against the 1944 Census reports. However, I cannot reconcile the LRDG 1940 Model WA [lhd, Tarrytown, NY] and 1941/2 Model 1533 [ex-Oshawa Plant]trucks with known Supply Mechanical orders. From pix I can identify L 4618873, L 4618864 and 884x, and what may be L 461917?? There is no record of these sequences in the Census details of WD numbers.


Name: CRAIG FOURIE
m a i l:  agencies @ iafrica.com
Location: DURBAN,SOUTH AFRICA.
Date: 03 May 2001
Time: 03:40:32

Comments

RHODESIANS IN THE L.R.D.G. OUR BOOK ON THE RHODESIANS WHO SERVED WITH THE L.R.D.G. IS LOOKING GOOD,BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP!CAN ANYONE HELP WITH PHOTOS OR INFORMATION FOR INCLUSION IN THIS WORK ??? ALL HELP OR CONTACTS WILL BE MOST APPRECIATED,THANK YOU.


Name: Tim McCoy
m a i l:  merc149 @ hotmail.com
Location: Dallas, Texas USA
Date: 29 Apr 2001
Time: 15:13:06

Comments

I would like to see a department on your website presenting information on specific LRDG actions such as the raid on Tobruk


Name: Bill Roberts
m a i l:  broberts @ hollinet.com
Location: Hollister, CA USA!
Date: 24 Apr 2001
Time: 12:44:39

Comments

I'm visiting here today to share some info that has taken me several years to obtain and that is the source of a quality copy of Sea of Sand in the original black & white version with Richard Attenborough. These folks can be reached at <www.moviesunlimited.com> and they provide very fast service and also carry an extensive inventory of old movies. Thanks for keeping this site up and look forward to seeing you again.


Name: NAN McDONALD
m a i l:  Balblair @ xtra.co.nz
Location: Waiau, North Canterbury, NEW ZEALAND
Date: 23 Apr 2001
Time: 02:50:59

Comments

Fantastic Site, loads of information. Trying to trace anyone that may have served with my late father Kenneth Charles James Ineson 9484 was with R1 Patrol. Please e-mail if you can help Thanks Nan McDonald (daughter)


Name: Leanne Smith
m a i l:  scorpio_nz @ hotmail.com
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Date: 22 Apr 2001
Time: 16:24:01

Comments

Have just attended the 2001 Reunion of the LRDG - probably the last to be held in the South Island. It was an extemely good Reunion and top marks to Ian and Peggy Judge for the mountain of work they undertook. Brendan O'Carroll, author of the "Kiwi Scorpions" was present and it is my impression that the original members who were present are very happy to finally have the N.Zer's story told. The book is first class. Regards, Leanne Smith


Name: Jeremy Aldous Fountain
m a i l:  musango @ yahoo.com
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Date: 20 Apr 2001
Time: 05:35:29

Comments

Wonderful site. A great shame to hear of the death of the last CO recently. My thoughts go out to his widow and family.

I have recently come across a LRDG (Long Range Desert Group)hat badge. Blackened matte finish with double cotter pin hooks on back. Marked LRDG on front, and lightly etched "698" or "648" on back.

Could anyone assist me with the numbers on the back. DO they relate to a personal issue (much like Selous Scouts of Rhodesia)or what ?

Regards to you all


Name: Derek Jarrett
m a i l:  derekjarrett @ barclays.net
Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne
Date: 19 Apr 2001
Time: 13:19:50

Comments

I have picked up copies of both PHANTOM MAJOR by VIRGINIA COWLES,1959 and POPSKIS PRIVATE ARMY by VLADIMIR PENIAKOFF,1953 for a few pounds over the last couple of years


Name: Derek Jarrett
m a i l:  derekjarrett @ barclays.net
Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
Date: 19 Apr 2001
Time: 13:17:07

Comments

After reading WB Kennedy Shaws book whilst in holiday in Rhodes last year, my interest in the LRDG was rekindled and I came home and searched the web for LRDG sites and thankfully came across yours. I find it very easy to use and very informative. To those users looking for books on related material, all I can say is visit your local Oxfam book shops.


Name: Anna Thomas
m a i l:  AnnaT1999 @ hotmail.com
Location: Nottinghamshire.
Date: 18 Apr 2001
Time: 14:21:04

Comments

A great Site. I'm still trying to find out information about my Grandpa, Thomas John Dolman of the Enniskillin Fusiliers which was part of the 8th Army. I have no service number. If anyone can help please contact me at the above Address.


Name: Sheena Brietsche
m a i l:  sbrietsche @ hotmail.com
Location: Calgary, AB Canada
Date: 18 Apr 2001
Time: 11:25:40

Comments

As usual, this site remains one of my favorites. Does anyone know how to obtain a copy of a documentary which was recently broadcast on the BBC - I think it involved either the LRDG and or SOE in Italy from '44-'45? My Grandfather (Paul Newton Brietsche) trained with the LRDG late in 1943 in Palestine before going off to Italy. Thanks


Name: Ian Chard
m a i l:  allanchard @ hotmail.com
Location: Bristol, UK
Date: 14 Apr 2001
Time: 14:39:03

Comments

My father was Harry Chard of Y Patrol - one of the original band selected in early 1941. Being captured in 1942 he lost touch with his old comrades, but did spend some time searching for Bill Bullock and Doug 'Titch' Lyle after the war. He unfortunately died last year, but if anyone knows what happened to these men - both also of Y - I would be pleased to hear from them. Such sad news about Lloyd-Owens death. They are an ever dwindling breed.


Name: Scott the LRDG Webmaster
m a i l:  lrdg @ addr.com
Location: N. Calf.
Date: 10 Apr 2001
Time: 22:10:29

Comments

I think I've posted all the pictures and links that Jack had requests for. If I missed yours please send me a copy at the email address above. I may have miss placed a few emails over the last couple months. Thanks! Scott


Name: Jack Valenti
m a i l:  lrdg @ Prodigy.net
Location:
Date: 07 Apr 2001
Time: 07:26:46

Comments

This is to let everyone know that Major-General David Lloyd Owen - the last Commanding Officer of the LRDG as past away. I have just recieved word today. There is a lenghty obituary in todays Daily Telgraph (UK). I am hoping to get a copy to post. Our prays go out to all of his family.

Jack Valenti LRDG Preservation Society


Name: michael kuipers
m a i l:  koper2000 @ nl.packardbell.org
Location: buurse holland
Date: 03 Apr 2001
Time: 05:36:57

Comments

as a model maker this site has given me lots of information for my latest projekt a dessert sene whit tamya's lrdg ford. keep up the great work becaus the lrdg must be rememberd.i also have aqestion is it treu that the lrdg and sas workt together and are there any pictures if this is so pleas anser to my e-mail adres.


Name: Paul Fearn
m a i l:  Paulfearn @ aol.com
Location: Yorkshire, England
Date: 27 Mar 2001
Time: 07:00:39

Comments

best info Ive seen on the lrdg. Ive been interested since my grandfather told me of his friends and involvements within this unit. I would appreciate any info if any on Sgt Thomas William Judge ...thanks...


Name: Mike Kelly
m a i l:  vk3cz @ hotmail.com
Location: Victoria AUSTRALIA
Date: 25 Mar 2001
Time: 09:38:23

Comments

Hello , Just been watching the 1958 film " Sea of Sand " . Not a bad effort . The vehicles look great except for the horrible mock up of a German armoured car that shoots up the patrol . I wonder how many keen observers spotted the DODGE T-110 1942 model trucks they sneaked into the film. I guess they couldn't find enough 41 chevs . The DODGE nose looks rather similar to the Chev but the bug eye headlights are a givaway.

Mike Kelly


Name: Mark J Abbott
m a i l:  elizabeth.mark @ btinternet.com
Location: Lincoln, England
Date: 20 Mar 2001
Time: 14:33:42

Comments

A great site guys. I have recently started to find out more about the Wartime activities of my mothers father, who I believe served with the LRDG. I would really welcome e-mails from anyone who can either remember him or has any information that could confirm his service with the unit.

Private George William Wakefield (previously with the Lincolnshire Regiment, served in France as part of the BEF and with the 8th Army in Africa).

Thanks

Mark


Name: eric  visnowski
m a i l:  pzkwpanther57 @ yahoo.com
Location: los angeles,calif
Date: 19 Mar 2001
Time: 18:03:00

Comments

Great website,a tribute to the men that served their nations .


Name: Ruy Zananiri
m a i l:  Eznnr @ aol.com.br
Location: Ipanema-Rio de Janeiro-Brazil
Date: 18 Mar 2001
Time: 14:50:58

Comments

Few persons here in Brazil knows about the LRDG. I'm a entusiast on the subject. It"s really a wonderfull site ! I keep like a treasure the only book in portuguese about the "Group". I want to know more about. Can you e.mail me? Thanks, Ruy Zananiri


Name: Martin Roberts
m a i l: 
Location: England
Date: 18 Mar 2001
Time: 13:22:23

Comments

My grandfather served in the LRDG between 1939 &1945, and i was looking up the history.


Name: Martin Taylor
m a i l:  mjtaylor67 @ orange .net
Location: As previous message
Date: 18 Mar 2001
Time: 10:52:46

Comments

Sorry, guys....my correct email address is the one on this message, not the one printed on the previous one.


Name: Martin Taylor
m a i l:  mjtaylor @ orange.net
Location: Rochester, Kent, England
Date: 18 Mar 2001
Time: 10:46:09

Comments

Excellent site..... Am planning a sponsored trip to Africa, following in LRDG footsteps in authentic vehicles & with authentic kit, to raise money for the Royal British Legion. Hope to do it in 2003..Site most useful....anyone else interested in coming along?


Name: Pete Vanderveen
m a i l:  vanderveen @ duq.edu
Location: Pittsburgh
Date: 16 Mar 2001
Time: 23:38:44

Comments

Thanks for the fun night. Pete


Name: Leon Harrison
m a i l:  juni0r @ clear.net.nz
Location: Otago, New Zealand
Date: 15 Mar 2001
Time: 18:55:08

Comments

Gidday, Great stuff here. I'll be back to read some more for sure. Great to have access to the history. Was just researching for a page on the NZSAS and thought to add a few historical links.

Here's the URL to my website;

http://home.clear.net.nz/pages/juni0r/

Thanks,

Leon "Junior" Harrison. Ex RNZIR "Onward"


Name: James Steele
m a i l:  indianasteele84 @ hotmail.com
Location: England
Date: 11 Mar 2001
Time: 03:24:58

Comments

My Grandfather Captain Fifield served in the Cheshire Regiment in the North African desert and may have worked along side the LRDG.


Name: Huub
m a i l:  huub.m @ 12move.nl
Location: Nederland
Date: 07 Mar 2001
Time: 13:27:34

Comments

Hi. I want to point out the still growing site of the SAS I made including the desert story from'41. Have a look! Good luck with htis great site. Regards, Huub<a href="http://home-4.12move.nl/~sh360505/"> <IMG SRC="http://home.12move.nl/~sh360505/sas480.jpg" border=0>


Name: Craig Norman Marshall
m a i l:  marshinn @ lycos.com
Location: Harare, Zimbabwe
Date: 28 Feb 2001
Time: 10:35:40

Comments

My Grandfather, Norman Marshall(Service number: SR 599031 V), served in the"A" (Rhodesia) Squadron.


Name: Phil Woolsey
m a i l:  philwoolsey @ cybase.co.uk
Location: Merseyside, UK
Date: 25 Feb 2001
Time: 14:32:46

Comments

Interesting site. Could anyone give me more information about the 6th armoured division or Valentine tanks. My father served with them in WW2 and I would like to know more. Thank you to anyone that can help.


Name: Michael Schofield
m a i l:  michaelschofield @ btinternet.co
Location: Lancs,UK
Date: 25 Feb 2001
Time: 06:41:22

Comments

Came across your site trying to trace my grandfathers actions in WW2, very interesting as I didn't know of the LRDG let alone what they did. If anyone could mail me any info or sites to assist me I would be very gratefull, my grandfather served in the R.A. Unit 535(Indep)S.L Bty., in Sicily.


Name: Al Cramond
m a i l:  al.richelle @ paradisenet.co.nz
Location: Auckland New Zealand
Date: 25 Feb 2001
Time: 00:40:33

Comments

Just finished Brendans book KIWI SCORPIONS and have to say it was well worth it,gave me an insight to what my grandfather did as well as the other kiwi boys. If you can get a copy do it well worth it.


Name: Peter Cocks
m a i l:  pete @ militarylrdg.freeserve.co
Location: Gosport Hants.UK.
Date: 18 Feb 2001
Time: 11:10:50

Comments

Good historical info Thanks to you pete....


Name: Mark Powell
m a i l:  markjpowell @ hotmail.com
Location: Toronto, Canada
Date: 17 Feb 2001
Time: 16:40:23

Comments

About ten years ago I was fortunate enough to meet and spend an afternoon with Major General David Lloyd Owen. We were at a sheepdog trial in Leicestershire, watching his friend, my grandfather Ray Ollerenshaw, compete. He shared his sandwiches with me, and I became curious to know about his wartime exploits, which my grandfather was always very vague about. Thank you for putting together this excellent site to help finally satisfy my curiosity.


Name: Joel Revzen
m a i l:  revzen @ surfree.net.il
Location: Tel-Aviv Israel
Date: 17 Feb 2001
Time: 15:37:39

Comments

My Grandpa served in a watertank company in the 8th army


Name: Brendan OCarroll
m a i l:  bpmjocarroll @ extra. co.nz
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Date: 16 Feb 2001
Time: 12:38:25

Comments

Great photos of Les McIver and his LRDG comrades, what a sad ending to his life so close to the end of the war. My book Kiwi Scorpions retails for $125 in NZ. With a 20% discount for LRDG veterans and their families. Brendan O'Carroll, author Kiwi Scorpions.


Name: Jean McIver
m a i l:  mcwarr @ orcon.net.nz
Location: Far North, New Zealand
Date: 15 Feb 2001
Time: 20:59:10

Comments

The Kiwi Scorpions is available in NZ. It is being distributed by South Pacific Books. Haven't got a price yet.


Name: Jean McIver
m a i l:  mcwarr @ orcon.net.nz
Location: Far North, New Zealand
Date: 15 Feb 2001
Time: 20:58:10

Comments

My uncle was in the LRDG and I have just put his photos on my web site. http://mcwarr.orcon.net.nz There are many photos of "T" Patrol in 1941, and photos of many other men from that and other Patrol units, including "S" Patrol (Rhodesian). I was going to list the men that are identified, but there are far too many. There are 7 pages of photographs which I believe to be very interesting. If your relation is there I would like to hear from you.


Name: Mick Doherty
m a i l:  pilgrimmick @ aol.com
Location: Kent, England
Date: 12 Feb 2001
Time: 23:55:21

Comments

Great site. Have been looking for this sort of thing for some time. Will spend some time reading it all when I have time!


Name: David Caesar
m a i l:  kremj @ cyber.net.au
Location: Sydney, Australia
Date: 11 Feb 2001
Time: 17:22:41

Comments

I am trying to track some novels I read in the 70's, they had either Long Range Desert Patrol or LRDP in the title and I think they were written for teenagers. I would love to get any information that anybody may remember about them, at email kremj @ cyber.net.au Think they were written in the 50's or 60's. I remember them with much fondness and they fuelled my ongoing interest in the Group, Sincerly David Caesar.


Name: GEORGE STEPHENSON   LRDG   RTD
m a i l:  paul @ harperp9.freeserve.co.uk
Location: West Yorkshire England
Date: 10 Feb 2001
Time: 12:46:04

Comments

Iwould like to inform freinds &famley of the passing over of Albert Kilner LRDG &DLI 1940to 1945 He will be missed by all I had the luck to chat at the 8th army reunion at Blackpool last year with Albert and we talked like we were best friends and all LRDG VETS. God bless you Albert

G.W. Stephenson LRDG T/267621 Retired.


Name: GEORGE STEPHENSON   LRDG   RTD
m a i l:  paul @ harperp9.freeserve.co.uk
Location: West Yorkshire England
Date: 10 Feb 2001
Time: 12:39:04

Comments

Iwould like to inform freinds &famley of the passing over of Albert Kilner LRDG &DLI 1940to 1945 He will be missed by all .


Name: John Hale
m a i l:  halejp @ yahoo.com
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Date: 08 Feb 2001
Time: 07:18:29

Comments

Very interesting group! Wish we had something as interesting around here!


Name: Jack Valenti
m a i l:  lrdg @ Prodigy.net
Location:
Date: 04 Feb 2001
Time: 16:09:34

Comments

Alistair

I have some information for you - but I can not get you e-mail address to work. Please contact me directly at lrdg @ Prodigy.net

Thanks

Jack


Name: ALISTAIR CRAMOND
m a i l:  al.richelle.paradisenet.co.nz
Location: AUCKLAND ,NEW ZEALAND
Date: 03 Feb 2001
Time: 18:44:41

Comments

My grandfather was in the LRDG in North Africa His name was Reg Cramond I think he was a Captain not to sure as I never met him even thou he survived the war.


Name: Abbey Duguid
m a i l:  Abbey_Duguid @ email.mobil.com
Location: Inverness - Scotland
Date: 31 Jan 2001
Time: 04:29:11

Comments

Very much interested in what was to my mind the forerunner to the worlds elite special forces units. Their exploits were nothing more than remarkable given the equipment at the time. They way they improvised was and adapted was quite amazing, due in part I guess to their experience, love and respect for the desert and the 'esprit de corps' amongst the teams.


Name: Rosemary Macrae
m a i l:  rosemary.macrae @ btinternet.com
Location: Scotland
Date: 30 Jan 2001
Time: 13:16:08

Comments

My father was in the RAF during WW2 and in theLRGD. His name was Charles Horn from Fife,Scotland. I have only one photo which I will E mail


Name: Paolo Lazazzara
m a i l:  maslazza @ hotmail.com
Location: Italy
Date: 26 Jan 2001
Time: 14:12:26

Comments

Good Work! I´m shure that all the entusiast of desert´s war are finally satisfied. Should be very interesting to know something about the italian and german infiltration units in the desert. Thanks for your work.


Name: charles fau
m a i l:  chasjfau @ cs.com
Location: alvin,texas
Date: 22 Jan 2001
Time: 18:23:55

Comments

have been collecting WW11 artifacts for some time.......would like to contact someone in France with the same interests....


Name: Barrie C Clapp
m a i l:  barrie @ harleston82.freeserve.u
Location: England
Date: 22 Jan 2001
Time: 13:04:09

Comments

Searching for information on my father (now deceased) William Charles Clapp (Bill). I believe he served with the LRDG during WW2. anyone remember him ?. info to barrie @ harleston82.freeserve.co.uk.


Name: Craig Cable
m a i l:  craig4235 @ hotmail.com
Location: Portsmouth England
Date: 21 Jan 2001
Time: 08:53:38

Comments

HELP....I am desperately trying to find out information about my late grandfather Ernest Charles Marshall (Intelligence Corp) who I beleive served with the LRDG during 1941/42 in N/Africa. He was born in portsmouth England and sailed for Africa on the 20 March 1941 after completing his training with the Hampshire Regt on the Isle of Wight, I think he may have gotten involved with the LRDG between 41/42 before moving to Baghdad in early 42 where his diary stops...


Name: Robert Saut
m a i l:  MJBOB @ WEBTV.NET
Location: Mc Donald  South west Pennsylvania
Date: 20 Jan 2001
Time: 07:39:14

Comments

The pictures of your restored vehicle are great. Wooie said for me to say "Hello" I wish you great success in the future. Bob Saut


Name: LRDG Webmaster
m a i l:  lrdg @ addr.com
Location: CA
Date: 10 Jan 2001
Time: 19:44:24

Comments

We have just moved the LRDG web site to a new hosting company and may have lost a couple weeks worth of notes. Please re-post your note if we lost it.

THANKS!


Name: Ernie George
m a i l:  Sge530908 @ aol.com
Location: Wiltshire UK
Date: 12/23/2000
Time: 12:59:55 PM

Comments

I was in the Indian Long Range Squadron from 42 - 43 and would like to know if any other old friends are out there ? I also have sone photo's if the Society are interested Regards Ern


Name: Tim Newell
m a i l:  tim.newell @ bowne.com
Location: Chandler, Arizona
Date: 12/18/2000
Time: 1:45:55 PM

Comments

Love your site. I had never even heard of this group, but your site has opened up a whole new opportunity for learning about WWII units. If the Tamiya kit is still available I'm going to pick it up even though I've strictly been aircraft modeler up to this point. Again, thank you for such a great wealth of imformation.


Name: H Rees
m a i l:  howard.rees @ tak21.com
Location: Rhondda, Wales
Date: 12/17/2000
Time: 3:56:04 AM

Comments

Very good website. Looking for information of the book called The Phantom Major. Very good detailed photographs.


Name: Simon
m a i l:  simon @ lerenfort.fsnet.co.uk
Location: UK
Date: 12/14/2000
Time: 4:05:36 AM

Comments

A great site, stumbled upon accidentally. Keep up the good work. My own site is WW2 Battlefield Relics; http://www.lerenfort.fsnet.co.uk

No desert items as yet!


Name: Scott Anderson
m a i l:  scott1827 @ aol.com
Location: Everett, WA. USA
Date: 12/10/2000
Time: 4:51:01 PM

Comments

I love to see the preservation of the memories. Keep up the GREAT work! Regards, Scott


Name: Kevin Bovill
m a i l:  kbovill @ iinet.net.au
Location: Perth Western Australia
Date: 12/3/2000
Time: 12:12:02 AM

Comments

Hi Jack and All, It certainly was a great meet and I am glad that you were able to convince me to stay on for it. Casa de Fruta is a delightful location and well worth a return visit at some future date.

I again offer my congratulatoins on the mighty job that Rick and youself have done in both restoring the vehicle and maintaining the memory of that mighty bunch of Desert Warriors.

Best Wishes to All Members for 2001 and thanks again, Kevin Bovill.


Name: Joao Paulo J Lopes
m a i l:  jplopes @ usa.net
Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Date: 11/28/2000
Time: 8:26:08 AM

Comments

Congratulations! Nice site. Joao Paulo J. Lopes http://jplopes.tripod.com


Name: Jaco Terblanche
m a i l:  sonnettec @ absa.co.za
Location: Malmesbury, South Africa
Date: 11/26/2000
Time: 4:54:11 AM

Comments

What an excellent site. After an exhaustive search here in South Africa for literature dealing exclusively on the LRDG (I found only fragments in biographies, campaign histories, unit histories like Peniakoff), getting to hear about a Society dedicated to it. Congratulations on the site!!


Name: Tony Foster
m a i l: 
Location: Solihull UK
Date: 11/20/2000
Time: 1:38:57 PM

Comments

There are many LRDG members still living active lives-Including myself!


Name: JOHN B ROSS
m a i l:  john @ aileenw.free-online.co.uk
Location: clayton bradford yorkshire uk
Date: 11/14/2000
Time: 11:25:58 AM

Comments

I am so pleased I have this site.I have been reading about the lrdg for 25yrs.I have read many books about their history and in fact have a few of the books now .I have visited crete & rhodes to pay my respects to the men who died so that I have my freedom.at the moment i am reading a book by john verny who met the lrdg when he was serving in the sbs/sas in the desert. best regards JOHN B ROSS I would like a lrdg badge any chance of buying one? e: mail me if possible


Name: Ginny Sealey
m a i l:  ginny @ arab.net.sa
Location: British, living in Saudi Arabia
Date: 11/13/2000
Time: 11:26:30 AM

Comments

You've made my day! I'm compiling a web page in tribute to my grandfather, Dr Andrew Hegarty, a Captain in the RAMC. He had great stories to tell of his time in North Africa, along with the three D-Days he participated in, Sicily, Italy and France. He would often sing the song Lili Marlene, in German - (a little faster than your version I have to say!) and I wanted to attach the music to his page. A search on Yahoo led me to your site. Thank you thank you - it brings him right back to me.


Name: Graeme Davidson
m a i l: 
Location: Riverview, New Brunswick, Canada
Date: 11/8/2000
Time: 1:20:11 PM

Comments

Thanks for an interesting and informative site - the F30 references were particularly useful for a recent scale modeling project: http://www.missing-lynx.com/articles/britain/gdlrdg/gdlrdg.htm

Thanks again for your support GD


Name: Hilary Brookes
m a i l:  hilarybrookes @ web.de
Location: Originally from Somerset, GB now living in Germany
Date: 11/6/2000
Time: 2:17:37 AM

Comments

What a good website! Does anyone remember my father, Staff Seargeant Sidney Edmund Brown No. 7887984, also known as "Sam" or as "Topper". He served in the Royal Tank Regiment from 1937 until 1949. He was in Tobruk during the first siege from April 1941 to December 1941 and was subsequently captured at the fall of Tobruk on June 21. 1942. I believe that during this time he was attached to the 7th Amoured brigade.Please contact me at my e-mail address hilarybrookes @ web.de Hilary Brookes


Name: James Dale
m a i l:  jamesdale13 @ yahoo.com
Location: England  Stoke-On-Trent
Date: 11/2/2000
Time: 2:36:30 PM

Comments

htis is an exelent page. my Grandpa was in the LRDG The long range desert rats. He fought in north africa Sudan,Italy,the Nubian desert. The list goes on and on.


Name: trevor j constable
m a i l: 
Location: wellington, nz now desert hot springs calif
Date: 10/31/2000
Time: 12:18:51 AM

Comments

greatly amazed and pleased to find your society in existence. Doubly amazed to find my account of the LRDG formation on your site (Bagnold's Bluff). Glad that the story will have wider circulation as a result, and a "home" with those who are enthusiasts for a remarkable military unit. Almost all original LRDG personnel have passed away. Best of luck to your Society. Trevor J. Constable


Name: Martin Porter
m a i l:  thesoupdragon @ btinternet.com
Location: Glossop, Derbyshire, England
Date: 10/30/2000
Time: 10:25:02 AM

Comments

Congradulations on keeping the name of the LRDG alive.

Popski (of Private Army fame) thought the LRDG were the best troops he met during the war, which is praise indeed when you consider his opinion of he SAS was somewhat mixed.

I wish you all the best.


Name: Jack Valenti
m a i l:  lrdg @ Prodigy.net
Location:
Date: 10/29/2000
Time: 1:19:57 PM

Comments

I continue to get a lot or requests for information on family members that were in the LRDG or other British units. I do not have much information but have recently found this site that may help any of you that are looking for information regarding their military service.

http://british-forces.com/fkac/research.html

Check it out.

Jack


Name: Sam Penn
m a i l:  dope6979 @ hotmail.com
Location: Newcastle, England
Date: 10/28/2000
Time: 9:09:23 AM

Comments

I am trying to trace my Grandads Regiment 51st Highland Division to get a picture of what his life during the war was like. His name was Thomas Cosh from Scotland. I thought your site would give me some clues. Any help you can provide would be grately appreciated. Thank Sam. P.S. I found your site very interesting and easy to navigate!


Name: walter webster
m a i l:  webster86 @ home.com
Location: sardis bc canada
Date: 10/26/2000
Time: 8:13:52 PM

Comments

hello jack great info. we must get together again i am working on 1942 cmp 60 chev dump truck used by RCE for road const. and air field work. regards to u for a job well done. i am taking the bren carrier and 1500 f-15 to canada remembers ww11 veterans end of oct. cheerio jack


Name: Rodney Mengel
m a i l:  mengel @ ozemail.com.au
Location: Australia
Date: 10/21/2000
Time: 5:27:27 PM

Comments

Great web site congrats.


Name: IAN CHARD
m a i l: 
Location: BRISTOL, UK
Date: 10/18/2000
Time: 4:42:32 AM

Comments

Son of Harry Chard, ex Y Patrol 1941-42.


Name: james porter
m a i l:  timmy @ jamesp38.freeserve.co.uk
Location: Scotland
Date: 10/15/2000
Time: 10:32:54 AM

Comments

Hi guys, I really enjoy coming here, especially now that winter is on it's way ! I keep thinking back to the show at Beltring where we all met up, it's good to see all the pictures of you guys with James Patch at the wheel of the Chevvy ( shame there's not mention of your on the spot photographer haha) I have now finished the Chevvy that Jack sent me, it's sitting next to the S.A.S. jeep that I built earlier ! Well nice writing to you again, hope to se you in the future,James Porter


Name: Brian J Hadley
m a i l:  hadleybj @ 3div.usmc.mil
Location: Presently deployed to Okinawa,Japan
Date: 10/14/2000
Time: 12:57:34 AM

Comments

I've enjoyed the site and realize the time and effort in putting a trully informational and enjoyable site that continues to stir the curiousity and interest towards the North African campaigns. I look forward to returning and learning more as well as possibly becoming involved sometime in the future.


Name: Brian J Hadley
m a i l:  hadleybj @ 3div.usmc.mil
Location: Presently deployed to Okinawa,Japan
Date: 10/14/2000
Time: 12:56:58 AM

Comments

I've enjoyed the site and realize the time and effort in putting a trully informational and enjoyable site that continues to stir the curiousity and interest towards the North African campaigns. I look forward to returning and learning more as well as possibly becoming involved sometime in the future.


Name: Mr Juha Puustinen
m a i l:  hota.puusti @ wwnet.fi
Location: Finland, the city of Hamina
Date: 10/3/2000
Time: 4:24:41 AM

Comments

I'm building some models of lrdg trucks and I found your sites very interesting with good pictures.


Name: Mr Juha Puustinen
m a i l:  hota.puusti @ wwnet.fi
Location: Finland, the city of Hamina
Date: 10/3/2000
Time: 4:23:53 AM

Comments

I,m some models of lrdg trucks and I found your sites very interesting with good pictures.


Name: Mike Colton
m a i l:  postroom @ specialforces.co.uk
Location: Hereford UK
Date: 9/30/2000
Time: 6:45:56 PM

Comments

Dear Sirs,

We are raising funds for the establishment in Hereford of a Courtyard Memorial Garden where the names of over 500 men and women from Special Forces including those of the Long Range Desert Group will be engraved glass slabs. More details are available on our web site.

www.specialforces.co.uk

If you would like to help please give me a call!

Yours faithfully,

Mike Colton Secretary The Special Forces Association - UK


Name: dave coulson
m a i l:  davecove @ btinternet.com
Location: sunderland, england.
Date: 9/30/2000
Time: 5:22:32 PM

Comments

great site, keep up the good work. my dad served with l.r.d.g. as well as the GreenHowards and the Northumberland Fusiliers. His name was Joe Coulson.Does anyone recognise the name


Name: steve rassell
m a i l: 
Location: uk
Date: 9/30/2000
Time: 12:54:58 PM

Comments

Its good to see someone is looking after probably one the first SF units in the British Army. The SAS initally could not have got with its misson(s) without the transport the LRDG had. Secondly the LRDG role was one of strategic reconnaissance, a role the SAS now has subsumed


Name: dave coulson
m a i l:  davecove @ btinternet.com
Location: sunderland,england
Date: 9/30/2000
Time: 8:28:30 AM

Comments

great site, keep up the good work. my dad was a member of the l.r.d.gs.His name was Joe Coulson.he also served with the Green Howards and the Northumberland Fusilers. anyone remember him?


Name: Dave Taylor
m a i l:  dave @ speedwater.co.uk
Location: Eastbourne. England
Date: 9/26/2000
Time: 4:20:08 AM

Comments

On October 19 I shall be going to Italy with my father-in-law, Blondie Fears, who served there with the LRDG. We're going to look at some of the places he was stationed, as he hasn't been back since the war. If anybody has any contacts in the Bari,Foggia, Rodi, Termoli areas, we would like to hear before we go.


Name: James Godfrey
m a i l:  james.godfrey @ ginger.com
Location: London
Date: 9/20/2000
Time: 6:20:23 AM

Comments

It's great to see such a comprehensive site dedicated to one of the most successful, yet unrecognized SF units of WWII, the LRDG. I'm currently researching a TV documentary on the LRDG and would be sincerely grateful if anyone could put me in contact with any veterans of the unit. Let's keep the memory of the LRDG alive. James.


Name: Ulf Bender
m a i l:  h99a09 @ unv.viborhs.dk
Location: Karup, Jylland, Denmark, Europe
Date: 9/19/2000
Time: 1:44:09 AM

Comments

I think that its a great homepage, but I could use some more pictures!!


Name: Luke Cloete
m a i l:  lpcloete @ grcc.co.za
Location: Johannesburg South Africa
Date: 9/15/2000
Time: 12:41:05 PM

Comments

My dad passed away a year ago at the age of 75, I found a box of photos of him in Italy and north Africa. He made 27 operational jumps for the LRDG, and I want to find out all I can about the unit. Thanks for everything I have found out so far. If anyone knew him please conatct me. He was Lucas Cloete from the then Southern Rhodesia, Bulawayo.

Regards


Name: Luke Cloete
m a i l:  lpcloete @ grcc.co.za
Location: Johannesburg South Africa
Date: 9/15/2000
Time: 12:17:41 PM

Comments

My dad passed away a year ago at the age of 75, I found a box of photos of him in Italy and north Africa. He made 27 operational jumps for the LRDG, and I want to find out all I can about the unit. Thanks for everything I have found out so far.

Regards


Name: Dennis  Goins
m a i l:  dengop @ aol.com
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Date: 9/15/2000
Time: 9:39:53 AM

Comments

Great Site! I belong to the British 6thAB7thBn WWII Reenactors in Nashville.Hope to fight " Jerry" with you one day.


Name: Kelly Dixon Walen    Wooie
m a i l:  qatz @ rtr.net
Location: Rancho Tehama Ca. U.S.
Date: 9/13/2000
Time: 5:42:22 PM

Comments

Hi Rick, was nice visiting with you and learning a little history on Tirau II when we met at the Corning Ca gas station. Hi Jack, thanks for showing Rick my photo's. This is a great site! Wooie and daughters


Name: George Howard
m a i l: 
Location: Chippenham, Wilts, UK
Date: 9/13/2000
Time: 12:59:25 PM

Comments

Good site. You've made an old(ish) man very happy.


Name: Barbara Doherty
m a i l:  barbara @ wvoigt.freeserve.co.uk
Location: Cardiff, UK
Date: 9/6/2000
Time: 3:17:24 PM

Comments

I enjoyed the web site immensly, just wish my grandfather was still alive to see it. I'm looking for information about my grandfather, his name was Ben Doherty from Rhodesia. He was part of the reconnaisance unit of the LRDG. I'm writing a book about my family in Africa. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Name: Rob Baens
m a i l:  robbaens @ hotmail.com
Location: Holland
Date: 9/6/2000
Time: 3:17:58 AM

Comments

Very nice and interesting site esspecialy the restoring part.


Name:        C R Broad
m a i l:  cr.broad @ virgin.net
Location: England
Date: 9/3/2000
Time: 6:57:17 AM

Comments

My Father was in the L.R.D.G.s and I'd like to thank you all for the sacrifice you made during the second world war. My father was a Driver, Gunner, Radio operator. Stan Broad No.1602201. Thank you Chris Broad


Name: Rob Friesen
m a i l:  rfriesen @ varneysbookstore.com
Location: manhattan, ks
Date: 9/1/2000
Time: 10:56:21 AM

Comments

Jack, As always your site is fantastic. Would it be possible to post one of the pictures of you truck full screen as I would like to use it as wall paper on my computer. Thanks Rob


Name: Rob Friesen
m a i l:  rfriesen @ varneysbookstore.com
Location: manhattan, ks
Date: 9/1/2000
Time: 10:56:08 AM

Comments

Jack, As always your site is fantastic. Would it be possible to post one of the pictures of you truck full screen as I would like to use it as wall paper on my computer. Thanks Rob


Name: Kaleem Zafar Bhatti
m a i l:  jarthur @ space.net.pk
Location: Pakistan
Date: 8/31/2000
Time: 10:15:19 PM

Comments

We manufactur Stainless Steel Knives and Seating Sticks. In order to obtain a hard copy of printed catalogue of Knives please contact by e,mail jarthur @ space.net.pk

Our other products range of Hand Embroidered Badges and Military Accoutrements are shown in our web site http://www.jarthur.com

Best wishes

Kaleem Zafar Bhatti Director J. ARTHUR (PVT) LTD P.O.BOx 301 SIALKOT 51310 PAKISTAN

FAX: 0092432588605, 583101 E.MAIL: jarthur @ space.net.pk


Name: Kevin OKeefe
m a i l: 
Location: Belfast
Date: 8/27/2000
Time: 12:15:34 PM

Comments

Nice to see an interesting site of some depth on a subject close to my heart!


Name: John Brown
m a i l:  john @ kate43.fsnet.co.uk
Location: Shropshire, England
Date: 8/27/2000
Time: 11:23:37 AM

Comments

I am so proud to know there are still people who remember the eforts of the LRDG. My father served with them from 1942-44 and then the SAS till the end of the war.This is an excellent site. Well done.John


Name: Timothy Werner
m a i l:  sunflowwr @ cvtv.net
Location: Schulenburg, Texas, USA
Date: 8/21/2000
Time: 1:06:38 AM

Comments

I happened upon site whilst referencing this years' annual SOF Conv in Las Vegas. Will your group be there? T.H. Werner, MAJ, TXSG


Name: Stuart Downs
m a i l:  stuartdowns @ hotmail.com
Location: London, England
Date: 8/17/2000
Time: 7:28:57 AM

Comments

At last a source of reference. An excellent aid to learning.


Name: tony henderson
m a i l:  tonchris @ zfree.co.nz
Location: new zealand
Date: 8/15/2000
Time: 4:50:30 PM

Comments

great site and will help me with doco i am doing. i also no rl kay who wrote the official nz history. does he corrospond with you


Name: Patrick Torrens
m a i l:  ptorrens @ senet.com.au
Location: Adelaide,South Australia
Date: 8/15/2000
Time: 4:30:21 AM

Comments

A terrific site. I will enjoy revisiting it.I would be very intrested in hearing from anyone who knew my grandfather, Jake Easonsmith.


Name: Dennis G Berkin
m a i l:  dgberkin @ hotmail.com
Location: Ontaro, Canada
Date: 8/14/2000
Time: 1:40:32 AM

Comments

Great Site! As an old Armoured Corps member [RCD] the studying of Rommel led me to the LRDG exploits.


Name: Michael Shepherd
m a i l: 
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Date: 8/13/2000
Time: 3:49:12 AM

Comments

Hello, I am the son of BF (Mick) Shepherd, T1 patrol and nephew of Slammer Jack Shepherd, Wireless operator of T1 patrol. I have been using a friends computer to view your web site and have enjoyed seeing so much information. I have some memorabilia from this era, including LRPU. It is possible to correspond through my keithmandeno @ hotmail.com Michael Shepherd.


Name: Massimo Carletti
m a i l:  mcarletti @ iol.it
Location: Florence, Italy
Date: 8/11/2000
Time: 3:59:52 PM

Comments

This is realy a interesting site.


Name: Douglas Miles
m a i l:  nomads2 @ netconnect.com.au
Location: Australia
Date: 8/11/2000
Time: 3:27:40 AM

Comments

Hello to Everyone,

Please let me know if anyone remembers me during my years in the Royal Marines.

I'd love to hear from any of my old mates.

Cheers, Doug


Name: Kurt van Looke
m a i l:  des.rat @ online.be
Location: Belgium
Date: 8/10/2000
Time: 3:21:17 PM

Comments

Great and always interest site. Many information,links and etc... Our Preservation society keeps busy with Popski's Private Army ( http://user.online.be/ppa_preservation_society ) and we hope you visit ones a time ours. Many Regards Kurt,


Name: Jack Valenti
m a i l:  lrdg @ Prodigy.net
Location:
Date: 8/8/2000
Time: 7:46:38 AM

Comments

I am back from a wonderful 3 week vacation. The "War & Peace Show" in Beltring was awesome. To everyone that has dropped me an e-mail I will try to respond asap. Will also update the newsletter soon.

Jack


Name: David Rogerson
m a i l:  rogies @ paradise.net.nz
Location: Ohaupo, New Zealand
Date: 8/7/2000
Time: 5:39:27 PM

Comments

I use to own a 1942 GPW which I built out of 2 jeeps. Have a friend here who is assisting to rebuld a LRDG jeep. Please contact me if you need any info on this. David


Name: Bob Adams
m a i l: 
Location: Tasmania, Australia
Date: 8/3/2000
Time: 9:21:40 PM

Comments

Jack, I'm still alive and kicking.The site development is great.Have obtained tyres(cloverleaf pattern)from Norway.Talk to you soon.Best wishes Bob.


Name: Nick
m a i l:  horsethief @ www.com
Location: London
Date: 8/1/2000
Time: 5:16:44 AM

Comments

Check out www.higg75.freeserve.co.uk


Name: David Petersen
m a i l: 
Location: Melbourne,Australia / Caulfield Grammar School
Date: 7/30/2000
Time: 6:24:48 PM

Comments

I loved the site! I am actually doing a project on the LRDG. But i am wondering if you could send me some further infomation on the LRDG. In relation to operations the unit/s carried out. This would greatly helpme in my assingment.

Yours Sincerely

David Petersen


Name: Niwaldo Werner Junior
m a i l:  werner @ cultura.com.br
Location: Goiania/Goias/BRAZIL
Date: 7/30/2000
Time: 4:59:46 PM

Comments

Your work is wonderful !!!I dream for this Troop a long time a go ... I have one book:The Desert Commandos by Arthur Swinson in Portugese (1975)and 02 Tamyia Kits LRDG Trucks 1/35 scale . How make to associate with you and to by on credit card a Cap Badges and Shoulder Flashes because I would like to be REENACTOR TEAM in my region ?Thank you for your attention, please I wait answer soon !! Sincerely , Niwaldo Werner Junior .


Name: Travis Rolph
m a i l:  dicky535 @ hotmail.com
Location: 5th SFG(A)
Date: 7/29/2000
Time: 2:42:14 PM

Comments

Great site, thanks.


Name: Dave Taylor
m a i l:  dave @ speedwater.co.uk
Location: East Sussex, England
Date: 7/28/2000
Time: 8:28:12 AM

Comments

Interesting site ! My father-in-law, Bernie 'Blondie' Fears served with the LRDG in italy and was quite excited to see this site. I've been going to the annual LRDG reunion in London with him for 20 years now, and got to know the whole crew. If any body wants to contact him they can do it through my email


Name: Peter Sanders
m a i l:  p.sanders @ oilplus.co.uk
Location: England
Date: 7/28/2000
Time: 1:50:57 AM

Comments

Nice to see you all at Beltring, July 2000!!


Name: Simon Herbert
m a i l:  sherbert @ pccua.cc.ar.us
Location: Living in Helena, Arkansas
Date: 7/23/2000
Time: 11:41:20 AM

Comments

Glad to have found your web-site, and great looking reproduction/restoration. I built 2 (tiny by comparison) LRDG vehicles for modeling shows and because by father was served in North Africa with the Desert Airforce (Beaufighters) I have a special interest for the desert war. I have also seen the IWM vehicle; very interesting, and compiled some copies of LRDG publications/articles.


Name: Mark McAullay
m a i l:  filibuster33 @ hotmail.com
Location: Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Date: 7/22/2000
Time: 3:31:00 AM

Comments

Have been visiting this site since 1997, and fully endorse the aims, and achievements or the very dedicated "team" that make up this site.


Name: Scott
m a i l:  scott @ haav.net
Location: Calif.
Date: 7/21/2000
Time: 11:29:11 AM

Comments

Hello Jack, Donna and Rick, How's the trip going?


Name: Kevin robinson
m a i l:  psp.robin @ btinternet.com
Location: York England
Date: 7/19/2000
Time: 3:57:58 PM

Comments

If anyone knew my Father Clifford Robinson, late of PPA, SAS and LRDG I would like to hear from you. His parent regiment was the Lancs Fusiliers.


Name: Jack Valenti
m a i l:  lrdg @ Prodigy.net
Location:
Date: 7/17/2000
Time: 7:31:46 AM

Comments

To all who visit the web page. I will be in England for the next 3 weeks(until Aug.7th). I will be able to respond to any questions after that date.

Jack Valenti - LRDG Preservation Society


Name: richard m campfield
m a i l:  rmcam @ hotmail.com
Location: columbus in USA
Date: 7/10/2000
Time: 6:01:04 PM

Comments

Pretty cool site have always liked to read about the LRDG & SAS in the desert. I have a scorpian badge that I've had for year's I have it mounted on a tan beret keep up the good work on making history come alive.


Name: Marianne Mangone
m a i l:  marianne1263 @ hotmail.com
Location: Gainesville, Florida, USA
Date: 7/10/2000
Time: 12:35:54 PM

Comments

My father was an American Army soldier in WW2. He served with the 125th Regiment Ordinance/British 8th Army in North Africa.

He went to North Africa aboard the RMS Aquatania in 1942. When he arrived in Egypt, in October of '42, a troop photo was taken and he was given a copy, but it has disappeared. Any ideas on how I can obtain a copy of this photo? It would mean alot to him to get a copy of it.

Thanks!

Marianne

m a i l:  marianne1263 @ hotmail.com


Name: William T Moore III
m a i l:  tora1 @ digital.net
Location: Ormond Beach,FL
Date: 7/8/2000
Time: 6:37:09 AM

Comments

Great page.Looks like you lads are keeping the faith and having some fun doing it.Wonderful!


Name: Mr Mark Baczkiewicz
m a i l:  mbaczkie @ uk.pacardbell.org
Location: Blackpool,Lancashire,England.
Date: 7/5/2000
Time: 3:08:04 PM

Comments

I visited the site to gain information/phtographs of LRDG Cevrolet vehicles for a modeling project I am about to embark upon.The photographs,both historical and recent, featuring some excelent restoration projects were a joy to behold.I will certainly be visiting the site again.PS I do not know of any UK preserved LRDG Ceverrolet vehicles,except one I saw some 15+ years ago at an underground site in North Wales.


Name: Carlos Buhler
m a i l:  bruxas @ iis.com.br
Location: Rio de Janeiro/Brasil
Date: 7/1/2000
Time: 7:39:00 PM

Comments

Cool


Name: Gross Kuno
m a i l:  hallo152 @ hotmail.com
Location: Switzerland
Date: 6/28/2000
Time: 2:53:53 AM

Comments

I am looking for the TAMIYA model of the LRDG Truck. Since it seems not to be available in Switzerland I would like to ask here, if anybody could give me an address or at least the exact number of the model.... Thanks a lot in before.


Name: David Ellis
m a i l:  davidellis @ advancemarketing.co
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Date: 6/25/2000
Time: 9:17:38 PM

Comments

My father Eris Ellis and his brother Noel (Bob) served with the LRDG. We were recently very proud to be invited to the headquarters of the NZ SAS for the dedication of a Museum to the men of the LRDG. Sadly it is only open to the families of LRDG members as it is housed at the special forces base however a very suitable memorial to some remarkable men. Brendan O'Carroll who is about to publish "Kiwi Scorpions" being the first history of the New Zealanders in the unit.


Name: paul pizzuta
m a i l:  paulpizzuta @ HOTMAIL.COM
Location: 10 OAK ST WEEHAWKEN NJ 07087 USA
Date: 6/20/2000
Time: 12:32:49 AM

Comments

I AM INTERESTED TO FIND .BOOKS OR ARTICLES ON THE LRDG .THANK YOU


Name: Jorge Aspizua
m a i l:  aspitur @ 0net.com
Location: Spain
Date: 6/17/2000
Time: 1:22:31 AM

Comments

This week, 2000/06/16, the spanish translation of Osprey's LRDG book was published until a delay of 17 years. I'm 37 years old; I knew about LRDG since I was 7. Now my childs can read in spanish some notice about these finest fighters. God bless to all LRDG members.


Name: James Matsuzaki
m a i l:  jmatsuza @ ix.netcom.com
Location: Santa Clara, CA
Date: 6/14/2000
Time: 1:13:54 AM

Comments

Excellent site! I'm glad to see the memory of a grand old unit is being kept up-and in my own backyard (figuratively speaking, of course!) no less! Keep up the good work. May Providence be Your Guide!


Name: Paul Morin
m a i l:  Pmorin3289 @ aol.com
Location: Orig. NH., since 1946 - San Jose, CA.
Date: 6/13/2000
Time: 10:24:40 AM

Comments

Finally found this site, and it is a "Bravo Zulu" site, well done.


Name: Mark     Fritz    Davies
m a i l:  mdavies @ iwpartnership.com
Location: Isle of Wight
Date: 6/12/2000
Time: 8:33:58 AM

Comments

Nice site well done, glad to see you're keeping up the 'spirit of resistance'. Hello to anyone who knows me. Yours aye.


Name: eagle
m a i l:  arend.du.bois @ nuon.nl
Location: boskoop 2771DX boskoop netherlands
Date: 6/9/2000
Time: 4:56:48 AM

Comments

nice site.in my opinion the sas-jeep (desert) is the nicest way to show how a jeep can be at his best!! I'm restoring an MB to sas outfit and can use some more info then on the pictures so i hope by placing this i will get more to know about how to get my jeep as original as possible! This site is super!! already found some! eagle


Name: Brian Graham
m a i l: 
Location: Albany, Auckland New Zealand
Date: 6/7/2000
Time: 9:23:06 PM

Comments

Fantastic site. I have just returned from a very moving ceremony at the New Zealand Army SAS Compound where a special room was dedicated to the LRDG (NZ) to enable the memory to be preserved and honoured. Regards Brian


Name: MÝRKO MADZAR
m a i l:  mbdeniz @ superonline.com.
Location: istanbul/turkey
Date: 6/5/2000
Time: 3:36:36 AM

Comments

MY FATHER, AS FAR AS THE LITTLE HE WAS TALKING TO US HE HAVE SERVE ALSO LRDG IN EGYPT 1939- 1944


Name: Bruce Roy
m a i l:  roy-43081 @ msn.com
Location: Westerville, OH
Date: 6/4/2000
Time: 10:07:32 PM

Comments

I found your website by chance and I am happy to see your organization is keeping this part of WWII history alive. I plan to check back often. Wish I lived in your area, as I could see myself joining your society, at least I can buy one of your shirts.


Name: Fred Ellers
m a i l:  hrdrck1 @ aol.com
Location: Menlo Park, Calif
Date: 6/2/2000
Time: 3:11:07 PM

Comments

2nd comment. I note the steel ramps used to get unstuck in the sand. In the 1940's Aramco Saudi Arabian desert we used 12 inch X 4 feet sections of old rubber belting tied with rope to the rear bumper. After powering out the belts were recovered at the next stop on firm sand.


Name: Fred Ellers
m a i l:  hrdrck1 @ aol.com
Location: Menlo Park, Calif. USA
Date: 6/1/2000
Time: 9:16:15 PM

Comments

Delighted to see what you fellows are doing. I was one of the first engineers in Aramco, Saudi Arabia and used Bagnold's first book on Physics of Blown Sand to manipulate the dunes with pattern oiling along with learning to drive in the sand and how to get unstuck. The LRDG decision to use 2 wheel drive rather than 4 wheel drive for offroad sand travel was certainly verified in my experience. All the 4 wheel drive did was let you get stuck worse


Name: melvyn cook
m a i l:  doubletwenty @ home.com
Location: red deer ,  alberta, canada
Date: 5/23/2000
Time: 7:43:23 PM

Comments

great job,and very well done...keep up the great work,


Name: david smith
m a i l:  d.smith @ mia.co.uk
Location: england
Date: 5/22/2000
Time: 4:35:09 AM

Comments

just found your site and found it interesting. my dad was in the LRDG and was just looking around the web to find out more about it. keep up the good work.


Name: david nesbitt
m a i l:  saxon107 @ hotmail.com
Location: southend on sea england
Date: 5/21/2000
Time: 1:17:06 PM

Comments

i will let you know more after i have had time to look through it all


Name: Karen Schell
m a i l:  schell.k-m @ sympatico.ca
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 5/17/2000
Time: 6:52:38 PM

Comments

Wonderful site!

I am trying to locate a member of the LRDG.

Only one hitch - I don't know if his last name is Trussell or Cannon. Son of Kathleen (nee: Gardner) Cannon Trussell Marchant.

It is VERY important to my family. A very long and sad story. He may hold my grandfather's (Fred Marchant) WW1 medals.

If anyone reading this message knows him or of him, I would really appreciate hearing from you. Any informaton would be greatfully received!!

Regards, Karen


Name: Brendan OCarroll
m a i l:  bpmjocarroll @ xtra.co.nz
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Date: 5/9/2000
Time: 10:14:28 PM

Comments

I have just spent a weekend in May with the veterans of the LRDG(NZ)Assn. celebrating their 52nd reunion. It was an honour and a wonderful experience sharing this time with these great men and their families. Added to the attraction was a reconstructed 1942 Chev LRDG radio truck fitted with a geniune No.11 radio and sun compass, and a LRDG jeep complete with .50 and .30 Browning machine-guns. The Association is still going strong and plan another reunion next year.


Name: Joe
m a i l: 
Location: Calif.
Date: 5/8/2000
Time: 1:44:17 PM

Comments

I'm a history "BUFF" and It's good to know that there are people out there that are dedicated to preserving the memory of various Units who played an important part in winning WWII. These units would of been a cold page in the history books if it weren't for societies like yours


Name: Jim Pliml
m a i l:  jfpliml @ camalott.com
Location: Abilene, Tx. U.S.A.
Date: 4/30/2000
Time: 4:33:40 PM

Comments

Great site! I have been interested in the LRDG for years. Will be ordering a T-shirt and cap badge in the near future.


Name: Russ Barrow
m a i l:  gpw43 @ cwo.com.
Location: Brownsville, Calif.
Date: 4/27/2000
Time: 7:46:17 PM

Comments

Outstanding site A wealth of info.


Name: Andrew Blair
m a i l:  iablair @ yahoo.co.uk
Location: Johnstone,Scotland
Date: 4/27/2000
Time: 1:23:10 PM

Comments

Thank you for the great info & photos for my school history project.


Name: richard hodge
m a i l:  milesrichardhodge @ hotmail.com
Location: geelong australia
Date: 4/24/00
Time: 5:12:27 AM

Comments

like photo of chev; i had a 1942 c60s & 1942 f jeep . the truck boged in sand should have had its tyers let down just a bit!!!!!


Name: Robin McGregor
m a i l:  rgmcgregor @ pacificcoast.net
Location: Langley B.C. Canada
Date: 4/23/00
Time: 10:40:09 PM

Comments

Looking for information about my Uncle Neil Grant Mcgregor who was in a group in Africa called the Phantoms.


Name: Kenneth Sydenstricker
m a i l:  ksyde @ aol.com
Location: Cahokia, Illinois, U.S.A.
Date: 4/22/00
Time: 8:31:16 AM

Comments

Fasinating history of this lesser known operational area of WW II.


Name: Peter Filius
m a i l:  pfilius @ freeler.nl
Location: Netherlands
Date: 4/21/00
Time: 3:55:24 AM

Comments

Very interesting site. I have the first edition (1943) of W.B.K.S "Long Range Desert Group" written in Tripoli/Hebron/Ma'adi; in 1963 this book and the David Stirling "Phantom Major" book made my decission to go into the army and serve in a "special forces" unit as the Netherlands Korps Commandotroepen (formerly No 2 Dutch Troop 10 IA Cdo, founded in 1942 UK.

The site of the NL Special Forces can be found on www.korpscommandotroepen.nl if someone is interested in this unit.


Name: mvSchaik
m a i l:  marco.v.schaik @ 12move.nl
Location: holland
Date: 4/19/00
Time: 1:28:45 PM

Comments

great site


Name: Ed Otto Pernotto
m a i l:  pernottoep @ aol.com
Location: San Diego, CA
Date: 4/15/00
Time: 5:33:40 PM

Comments

I am absolutely stunned that there is a web site dedicated to the LRDG! Kudos to all involved in this site! I salute both the men that served in the Libyan Desert and the work of all of you keeping their spirit alive!

Ed "Otto" Pernotto


Name: Huub
m a i l:  huub.m @ 12move.nl
Location: Holland
Date: 4/15/00
Time: 1:10:23 PM

Comments

Nice page about a special hobby and way of life. Since the SAS worked together in `41 have a look at http://home-4.12move.nl/~sh360505/ My humble site covering sas.(broad)

Thank you and keep up the restoration and good work.

Huub


Name: adil iqbal
m a i l: 
Location: Mississauga,Ontario,Canada
Date: 4/8/00
Time: 9:25:08 PM

Comments

great site ;enjoyed going through the gallery a lot. some xcellent archival pictures.excellent ideas for building dioramas.keep up the great work.


Name: Alain Blitz
m a i l:  blitz @ kinneret.co.il
Location: Kibbutz Hasolelim, ISRAEL
Date: 4/8/00
Time: 3:32:33 AM

Comments

I just finished to help my son in a large work on LRDG and have used information and pictures. You did an admirable work and I want to congratulate you. This site will permit to LRDG and their achievements to live forever.

By the way, are you aware to the work of the late Hugo Pratt, "The Dessert Scorpions". It's a comics book, but full of graphic elements and very accurate.

Best regards and compliments, Alain & Amitai Blitz


Name: J F Müller Gomes Filho
m a i l:  muller @ telefonicacelular.com.b
Location: Rio- Brazil
Date: 4/4/00
Time: 1:22:01 PM

Comments

I've been a SAS/LRDG buff since I was 15(Now I'm 45!). It's nice to have all this data together in one place! Very good site, nice photos, accurate data. By the way, I'd like to have more information about the recovery of the 30 CWT Chevy Truck now in display at Imperial War Museum -London. Thanks! Müller


Name: Alan McMichael
m a i l:  aem @ sms-pa.com
Location: Gainesville, Florida, USA
Date: 4/2/00
Time: 7:33:27 PM

Comments

I am modeling the LRDG and SAS using the Tamiya 1/35 scale kits, I am particularly interested in finding research materials and any information that will help me choose accurate colors. I have the Ballentine book by Arthur Swinson and the Osprey Vanguard book by Jenner.

I'm glad I found your site and look forward to visiting often.


Name: The Anderson Family
m a i l: 
Location: Nottingham, England
Date: 4/1/00
Time: 8:39:47 AM

Comments

Our father was known as Swede Anderson G Patrol captured behind the lines 1942. Sent to Italy P.O.W. We have attended the reunion's in London England. Unfortunatly our father passed away in January 14th 2000. We are still interested if anyone knew our father Bill Anderson. Telephone international +44 1332 799054 or in the uk 01332 799054


Name: GEORGE STEPHENSON
m a i l:  harper9.freeserve com.uk
Location: west Yorkshire  England
Date: 3/26/00
Time: 11:36:05 AM

Comments

Great site its nice to be back with the flock i served in ww2 LRDG 1942-1945 SIGNAL SQUADREN IF YOU WANT ANY IFO GIVE ME A RING england 01274-878280 I STILL HAVE MY DOCUMENTS AND BADGES GEORGE STEPHENSON No T/267621


Name: Philippe DURIEUX
m a i l:  Phil.DURIEUX @ wanadoo.fr
Location: FRANCE
Date: 3/25/00
Time: 9:01:09 AM

Comments

Very nice and interesting website. I am a french collector of SAS during WW2. I would like to have some informations about headdress ( white beret ) , tissu and metal badges wear by SAS in EGYPT (Kabret.) I am also interesting by photos . Thank you and bye bye.


Name: Jonathan Pittaway
m a i l:  pittaway @ iafrica.com
Location: Durban , South Africa
Date: 3/22/00
Time: 5:40:01 AM

Comments

I collect gallantry medals to members of the LRDG and would like to get in contact with other medal collectors who have a special interest in the unit, the same for badges and wings to the unit. Thank you


Name: Paul James
m a i l:  pauljames @ lineone.net
Location: Bromley, Kent, UK
Date: 3/21/00
Time: 11:31:06 AM

Comments

Granfather served in the group, trying to trace his actions during the war


Name: WOOTTEN A YORK
m a i l:  YOYOOFLOCO @ G-NET.NET
Location: LINCOLNTON, GA  USA
Date: 3/20/00
Time: 8:26:32 PM

Comments

I WAS MARRIED TO DAN ORMOND'S DAUGHTER AND HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET HIM IN NEW ZEALAND. HE WAS A FASCINATING INDIVIDUAL AND IT WAS CERTAINLY AN HONOR TO KNOW HIM. I WAS ALSO ABLE TO MEET NICK WILDER'S FAMILY. DAN'S FULL NAME WAS ANDREW RUSSELL WILDER ORMOND. OUR SON, ANDREW YORK, WAS NAMED AFTER HIM. I WOULD APPRECIATE HEARING FROM ANYONE WHO KNEW DAN.


Name: annmarie owen
m a i l:  anno35 @ earthlink.com
Location: Welwyn Garden City, Herts, UK now living in Albuquerque, NM
Date: 3/19/00
Time: 9:07:49 AM

Comments

An interest in the LRDG developed while I was living in Egypt for 14 years. I have found this site most interesting but have no special knowledge to add to your site. Many thanks.

Ann Owen


Name: Alexander Schlaepfer
m a i l:  eskandr2 @ soficom.com.eg
Location: Cairo, Egypt
Date: 3/19/00
Time: 8:41:27 AM

Comments

Just came back from a desert tour around the great sand sea. A local guide in Bahareya showed me maps of the western desert drawn up by the brits between 1929 and 1931. Bagnold & Clayton's old campsites, cairns etc well recorded. Browsed the net in preparation for my next trip in April.


Name: glynn matthews
m a i l:  gtm @ ansto.gov.au
Location: sydney australia
Date: 3/19/00
Time: 3:33:31 AM

Comments

love the site.i am trying to get my father on the net ( he was in the lrdg ) he was captured and sent to poland as a pow. his name was jack matthews and his best mate was killed and i was named after him


Name: Padre Pell
m a i l:  andypell @ zoom.co.uk
Location: N. Wales
Date: 3/16/00
Time: 1:23:12 PM

Comments

Popped in for a nosey. Noticed there was a web site behind the new Stirling Lines Barracks Any info on parafly activity welcomed. here or via 6th.RWF HQ. Cheers. Padre Pell


Name: Jerry Kendall
m a i l:  Kendall @ pop.cyberlink.com
Location: Mishawaka,In. 46544
Date: 3/16/00
Time: 11:25:51 AM

Comments

Great site keep up the work you are doing it is important people remember what has been done in the past.


Name: Graham Colbeck
m a i l:  graham @ colbeck.ndo.co.uk
Location: Lincoln, England
Date: 3/13/00
Time: 2:08:30 PM

Comments

A great site. I am an artist currently researching for a painting depicting a rendezvous between the LRDG and the SAS. Please let me know your mailing address - I would like to donate to you a print of one my pictures - a portrait of SAS hero "Paddy" Mayne in the Western Desert.


Name: Joseph Johnson
m a i l:  joeduke @ webtv.net
Location: Hampton, Virginia; USA
Date: 3/13/00
Time: 12:25:31 PM

Comments

Thank you so much for allowing my comment's. I wish to commend your effort's in this site; I am glad to have ran across your work. The world can give these heroe's their due, and still owe much more.

joeduke...


Name: james porter
m a i l: 
Location: Scotland
Date: 3/11/00
Time: 5:26:26 AM

Comments

Outstanding webpage lads, keep up the Stirling work ( reference to David Stirling SAS )


Name: roger d smith
m a i l:  bandaid @ oakharbor.net
Location: oak harbor, wa
Date: 3/8/00
Time: 9:08:45 AM

Comments

great site!!


Name: PHILLIP RHYDER
m a i l:  final.rv @ freeuk.com
Location: LEOMINSTER  HEREFORDSHIRE  UK
Date: 3/3/00
Time: 11:02:51 AM

Comments

HOW CAN YOU TELL A GOOD L.R.D.G CAP BAGE FROM A BAD ONE ?


Name: Robert Barker
m a i l: 
Location: Aldershot, England
Date: 3/1/00
Time: 7:32:13 AM

Comments

Exellent website,loved the photos.

Sincerley:Rob

P.S. I'll be back!!!!!


Name: Robert Barker
m a i l: 
Location: Aldershot
Date: 3/1/00
Time: 7:27:23 AM

Comments

Bloody good Website, great pics.


Name: guy harris
m a i l:  guyharris2000 @ hotmail.com
Location: London,England
Date: 2/28/00
Time: 1:42:49 PM

Comments

Just to echo many other comments, what a wonderful site. I'm looking into No1 Long Range Deomlition Group (Popski's Private Army). Does anyone know of dedicated web-sites or books?(other than Peniakoff's own) Does anyone know surviving veterans? I would dearly love to hear from anyone with any information on PPA, especially veterans. Similarly, has there been a television programme made on the PPA or the LRDG?

Yours sincerely

Guy Harris.


Name: John Werner
m a i l:  jmwerner @ mindspring.com
Location: Mountain View, California
Date: 2/14/00
Time: 7:45:12 PM

Comments

To Jack, Family, and friends. You are a great group of people with a great web site. Hope to see you soon.


Name: Lucas Candy
m a i l:  pcandy @ nbnet.nb.ca
Location: New Brunswick Canada
Date: 2/14/00
Time: 12:31:17 PM

Comments

I just started colecting WW11 artifacts and my first one is a LRDG medal


Name: pat hornby
m a i l:  p.hornby. @  talk 21.com
Location: norwich norfolk
Date: 2/12/00
Time: 9:53:54 AM

Comments

like the site wondered if you know PAUL LINCOLN from Watton in Norfolk we took canadien ford over to normandy in 94 also am familiar with DAVID LLOYD OWEN


Name: Ivan Kinsman
m a i l:  ikinsman @ hotmail.com
Location: London, UK
Date: 2/11/00
Time: 5:07:57 PM

Comments

I am doing some research into the North African Campaign and the role of the LRDG


Name: Ross Herrington
m a i l:  ross.herrington @ ec.gc.ca
Location: Regina Saskatchewan Canada
Date: 2/3/00
Time: 12:06:39 PM

Comments

I enjoy browsing the site and look forward to future updates. I must confess that I'm a bit surprised that former members continue to hold reunions (however, in hind sight it makes perfect sense but it's not something I had considered before!). Does anyone know how many members were in the LRDG and how many are still with us? Out of curiosity, were there any Canadians in the group (not likely but I think it is possible)?

Ross Herrington


Name: Sheena Brietsche
m a i l:  sbrietsche @ oyp.com
Location: Calgary, AB  Canada
Date: 2/3/00
Time: 12:01:21 PM

Comments

My Grandfather Paul Newton Brietsche served with the LRDG in its last days in Africa. This is just a note to let you know that we have concluded our search for him. Thanks to many great Vets (LRDG Vets who are absolutely amazing men!!) and those who have any interest in the preservation of their memories and sacrifices. Thanks Jack for the website as it gave us an excellent starting point! Cheers, Sheena


Name: Jack Valenti
m a i l:  LRDG @ Prodigy.net
Location:
Date: 2/2/00
Time: 6:48:43 PM

Comments

Well I am up and running again on the internet. Got a new computer - the old one died (6 years old). If anyone has sent a recent e-mail and has not gotten a reply please send it again. I will do my best to catch up.

Thank for your understanding.

Jack


Name: Brendan OCarroll
m a i l:  ocarrolls @ xtra.co.nz
Location: Auckland New Zealand
Date: 1/31/00
Time: 10:28:03 PM

Comments

I wish to advise anybody who is interested that my E Mail address has changed to ocarrolls @ xtra.co.nz


Name: Jack Valenti
m a i l:  lrdg @ Prodigy.net
Location:
Date: 1/23/00
Time: 9:54:04 PM

Comments

To All - I am again having problems with my PC. It is ready to croke. So I might be unavailable for the next week or so. Plan to get it up and running as soon as possible. So. if you drop me a note and do not get a prompt reply it is because my P.C. is down.


Name: glen haynes
m a i l:  EASTWOODS.COLL2 @ tinyworld.co.u
Location: Norfolk,England.
Date: 1/23/00
Time: 3:48:19 PM

Comments

Iam the son of the late Raymond(CHUNKY)Haynes who was in one of the Y patrols. I know how proud he was of his unit,and would like to hear from anyone who remembers him.


Name: John Robertson
m a i l:  macrob @ netlink.com.au
Location: Melbourne Australia
Date: 1/23/00
Time: 3:11:06 PM

Comments

Great site,need time to have a good look.


Name: Brendan OCarroll
m a i l:  bpmjocarroll @ xtra,co.nz
Location: Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
Date: 1/19/00
Time: 3:13:25 PM

Comments

I am writing a book about New Zealanders with the LRDG to be called 'Kiwi Scorpions' It is near completion after four years research. If anybody wants to make a further contribution by way of stories, information or photographs send me an Email. I am also looking for a publisher, its a detailed LRDG reference work with over 100 previously unpublished photos available, including colour re-constructions showing original uniform, insignia, and equipment.


Name: David Rineheart
m a i l:  bald525 @ netzero.net
Location: Clarkesville, Georgia, USA
Date: 1/18/00
Time: 6:42:13 PM

Comments

I'm a big fan of WWII history. I especially like the various special ops units of the UK and USA. I actually stumbled upon this site looking for a modern DPM parka. I've an old one traded for while in the US Army a few years back.


Name: lrdg
m a i l:  bpmjocarroll @ xtra.co.nz
Location: Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
Date: 1/12/00
Time: 12:01:15 AM

Comments

Hi Jack, I am on Email at last


Name: John Clay
m a i l:  spadstar6 @ hotmail.com
Location: Perry, GA
Date: 1/10/00
Time: 8:34:20 AM

Comments

cool page. I'm a big fan of the LRDG and SAS. I'm going to be checking out all of this webpage when I get a chance. Keep up the good work!


Name: roger ernest elliott
m a i l:  rogereelliott @ hotmail.com
Location: brisbane queensland australia
Date: 1/9/00
Time: 9:02:36 PM

Comments

I found the site very interesting and was suprised to find so much interest from the USA.My father was a member of the LRDG and later served in the Greek islands where he was captured by the Germans but later escaped.


Name: Stanley Charles Allen
m a i l:  david @ lallen85.fsnet.co.uk
Location: Birmingham, England
Date: 1/9/00
Time: 6:50:37 AM

Comments

My Grandfather Stanley Allen was in the LRDG in North Africa between 1941-43, if anyone remembers him could you please E-mail the above address.


Name: Brett Curtis
m a i l:  brettc @ lookitup.co.nz
Location: New Zealand
Date: 1/3/00
Time: 7:47:08 PM

Comments

Great site, Jack! Please keep me on your mail list. I'm still in touch with Brendan O, and have recently meet the son of an LRDG vet from T troop. Drop me a line on email Cheers Brett


Name: Uwe Anton Wiedemann
m a i l:  uwe.a.wiedemann @ newsfactory
Location: Augsburg/Bavaria, Germany
Date: 1/3/00
Time: 3:11:25 AM

Comments

Just got a link to Your website while looking for latest Sahara news for a trip to Libya. It reminds me of some of my father´s stories. He had served with the Afrika Korps 1941 - 1943. He got bothered several times by the LRDG, but always spoke about them with high respect. With greetings from Bavaria, Uwe.


Name: Barry Walle
m a i l:  dinkybaz @ aol.co
Location: Plymouth, UK
Date: 12/27/99
Time: 12:53:02 PM

Comments

Too young by far for WWII I did serve in Libya at RAF El Adem in the late sixties. I was there when Colonel Quadaffi had his coup. Remarkably civilized. Notable mainly for the curfew and the consequent dusk til dawn parties! I spent my 21st birthday in Tobruk, as my father spent his - inside the siege! Can't wait to show him this sight - no doubt he'll have some anecdote - he was a RN Signaller. Anyway, hence my interest.


Name: Ed Cole
m a i l:  ecole @ ball.com
Location: Boulder CO
Date: 12/23/99
Time: 1:51:09 PM

Comments

Hi

I missed you at SOF this year.

Hope to see you there again.

EEd Cole


Name: Scott
m a i l:  scott @ haav.net
Location: N. Calif.
Date: 12/21/99
Time: 8:56:37 AM

Comments

Hello Jack!


Tracy:

I will have our web master post your request on our web page. Hope that gets you some letters that you are looking for.

Jack Valenti
LRDG Preservation Society

*****************************************************

Tracy Quinn wrote:

 December 14, 1999

Dear LRDG:

I am researching a book entitled World War II Letters by Walter Cronkite, which is a collection of letters from soldiers to their friends and families back home.  World War II Letters will have letters from soldiers from every country involved in the Second World War, including the United States, England, France, Japan, Germany, Russia, Canada, Australia, and other countries.  The book will be published by Knopf.

But we need your letters!  Do you have a letter from your father, husband, brother, sister, wife, mother, or friend that you want to share?  If so, we would love to hear from you.  Please contact me at the following address:

Ms. Tracy Quinn
Adler & Robin Books, Inc.
3000 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008
202-986-9275
Fax: 202-986-9485
tquinn @ adlerbooks.com
www.adlerbooks.com/wwiiletters.html <http://www.adlerbooks.com/wwiiletters.html>

If you are the webmaster of a veterans' site or if you distribute a newsletter, please post this information. If you have any questions about this book, I would be happy to answer them. I really appreciate your help.  Without your support, this book wouldn't be possible.

Sincerely,
Tracy Quinn

Tracy QuinnClaren BooksAdler & Robin Books, Inc.3000 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 317Washington, DC 20008phone:  (202) 986-9275fax:  (202) 986-9485tquinn @ adlerbooks.com <http://www.adlerbooks.com/>  


Name: Edward Rees
m a i l:  rees @ bwsociety.org
Location: UK
Date: 11/29/99
Time: 5:36:30 PM

Comments

I am trying to find out more information about Fitzroy Maclean's exploits with the SAS and LDRG in the Northen Desert but expecially for the Kidnapping of Iraqi general from Baghdad in 1941/2. Please email me at the above address. Any articles or reference in other books would be great. I know about Eastern Approaches.


Name: phil tracy
m a i l:  elginmarble @ ALO.COMM.
Location: SAN JOSE ,CA.
Date: 11/27/99
Time: 11:15:17 PM

Comments

MARK GOLDMAN TURNED ME ON TO YOUR SITE.I'M NEW ON LINESO DON'T REALY HAVE MUCH TO SAY.


Name: Brady Miller
m a i l:  bradypmiller @ nightmail.com
Location: Seattle, WA United States
Date: 11/27/99
Time: 11:27:08 AM

Comments

I found the wealth of photos in this sight amazingly informative. Truth-be-told I am researching the different configurations of the chevy truck for added realism in a model I am planning on constructing soon. Thank you for making this information available.


Name: George Nisbet
m a i l:  georgenisbet @ hotmail.com
Location: Edinburgh,Scotland
Date: 11/24/99
Time: 6:48:42 AM

Comments

I beleive my Grandfather, also George Nisbet, Served with the L.R.D.G.Can anyone confirm this? He would have been a driver/general fixer. I saw a film about the L.R.D.G where a driver is called"Nisbet" .His truck broke down while under attack which is fairly consistance with our family's luck. Also another character says "He has 3 kids at home" which was also true. Is this just a weird coincidence?


Name: Bill Pierson
m a i l:  ironhorse @ ionet.net.nz
Location: New Zealand
Date: 11/20/99
Time: 11:41:42 AM

Comments

Hi, I am a amateur historian,and have done a lot of research on the LRDG. You talk about Chev trucks , but Fords were used first but were not as economical.Peter McIntye a NZ war painter rode with the group when David Stirling {SAS} was along for the ride. He drew a number of scenes and they are in his book.I'm prejudiced as most LRDG members were NZ's with help from other countries.I would like to see the Tamiya caption dropped and a local old soldier write the intro.Bill


Name: Gary Smith
m a i l:  garysmith @ brandywinecomm.com
Location: Irvine CA
Date: 11/17/99
Time: 9:05:14 PM

Comments

I am originally from Rhodesia, who have a close connection with LRDG. Does anybody know what happened to Mike Sadler ( LRDG and SAS Navigator) afetr the war?


Name: charles carter
m a i l:  CH.Carter @ farmline.com
Location: bishops stortford.england.
Date: 11/14/99
Time: 1:53:56 PM

Comments

My father Ian Carter served with the LRDG in North Africa and was then Parashuted into Albania with Roy Farren.


Name: Joe Portney
m a i l:  navsense @ earthlink.net
Location: Tarzana, CA
Date: 11/11/99
Time: 11:32:59 PM

Comments

Download free solar compass and secret of the swallows at http://www.littongcs.com click portneys Ponderables then Brain Games Thanks, Joe Portney, Navsense


Name: Michael V Martin
m a i l:  valmartin @ home.com
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Date: 11/11/99
Time: 6:09:41 PM

Comments

My uncle George Blamey who lives in Croydon in England was in the LRDG.

Where do I send the money for an XL T-Shirt with the scorpion emblem and a hat badge?

Thanks - Mike


Name: Robin James Shore Quinnell
m a i l: 
Location: London , Orpington
Date: 11/11/99
Time: 8:33:01 AM

Comments

Thank you for your brave efforts during WW2 my grandad speeks of you as heroes which you are.


Name: Peter Argyropoulos
m a i l:  peter @ safenet.pl
Location: now? Lublin, Poland
Date: 11/5/99
Time: 5:41:32 PM

Comments

Hi everybody!

I picked up modelling after a twelve year break a few years ago, and my first serious model was theTamiya LRDG chevy. That was the start of my modelling mania, and especially my mania for N. Africa reconaissance vehicles. I don't know much (yet...) about LRDG and I'll definitely have to do some research. Also, if any of you know what kind of truck was photographed with a guy on a ladder tied to the bed looking through binocs I'd really like to know.


Name: Edward Zeranski
m a i l:  ezeran @ concentric.net
Location: San Diego
Date: 11/1/99
Time: 8:03:04 PM

Comments

Just stopping back after a year or so. Good site guys! Perhaps you might consider San Luis Obispo for the Military Radio Collector's Group meet on the first weekend in May.


Name: Verne
m a i l:  verne.anderson @ worldnet.att.ne
Location: Campbell, CA
Date: 10/28/99
Time: 10:46:47 PM

Comments

I saw the exibit at San Jose. It was fantastic and hope to see you and your vehicle in the future. It must be an excellent parade vehicle. Keep up the good work. Cheerio!!


Name: Joseph S Marzullo
m a i l:  pasix5k @ aol.com
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Date: 10/24/99
Time: 11:04:27 AM

Comments

I found your site in checking through "What Price Glory." I am a WW II enthusiast and fascinated by the desert war. Your photos are great.


Name: Steve Jetley
m a i l:  jetley @ dial.pipex.com
Location: Shrewbury, England
Date: 10/22/99
Time: 7:33:12 AM

Comments

Son of Sgt Gilbert Jetley who was with the LRDG in I think Africa and later in Greece. Anyone know of any stories about my dad, I would love to know.


Name: Douglas Grahame
m a i l:  douglas @ eris.demon.co.uk.spam
Location: London, England
Date: 10/20/99
Time: 12:00:26 PM

Comments

Hello, Interesting site! I was in 132 Infantry Brigade HQ 1939-43 and would be interested to hear from anyone else (espcially ORs) associated with them. Anyone remember Freddie Jens, Dougie Lucas or "Flanker" Whetstone?

Thanks,

Douglas. (remove .spam from the email address to mail me)


Name: Alex Rouch
m a i l:  aj4service @ aol.com
Location: Salinas, Ca
Date: 10/17/99
Time: 2:09:00 PM

Comments

Jack, Enjoyed seeing you and Donna again and meeting other club members. You were right, just ask about a particular vehicle and get all kinds of information. I like this website, good job to the webmaster. Looking forward to the next meet. Hope we can be there.


Name: Sheena Brietsche
m a i l:  sbrietsche @ oyp.com
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Date: 10/12/99
Time: 11:25:30 AM

Comments

My brother attended the LRDG reunion in England which was held the beginning of October. The few remaining members of the group were amazing and their stories astonishing. Their kindness and generosity as well as their sacrifices will never be forgotten and we thank them for the opportunity of meeting them. Thank you for this site, as we would not know anything about my grandfather if not for the connections this site has made possible!! Sheena


Name: S J Clark
m a i l:  sj @ clark174.freeserve.co.uk
Location: Powys Mid Wales
Date: 10/10/99
Time: 6:49:43 AM

Comments

Ben Owen famous for being in B Patrol Popski's Private Army is alive and well.Any questions can be forwarded to him. Answers may be available with his consent.Ben and Popski worked together in Austria at the end of the war as the liasion officers to the Russians.


Name: only letter
m a i l: 
Location: mid-wales powys
Date: 10/9/99
Time: 5:11:34 AM

Comments

I have recentley restored contact with my late fathers friend, B.Owen of Popskies Private Army "B" patrol any question i can answer about this organization via Mr Owen will receive attention


Name: Jorge Gonzalez
m a i l: 
Location: Montevideo, Uruguay
Date: 10/2/99
Time: 1:56:47 PM

Comments

Super! I'm a scale modeler. In this pages i've got all for my diorama about the LRDG.


Name: Tomo Thomson
m a i l:  G.J.Thomson @ xtra.co.nz
Location: Burnham,New Zealand
Date: 9/28/99
Time: 1:02:08 AM

Comments

Excellent site.


Name: caroline burkitt
m a i l: 
Location:
Date: 9/23/99
Time: 5:38:55 AM

Comments

daughter of w b kennedy shaw

a new paperback edition of "long range desert group" is being published next year


Name: J S
m a i l:  N/A
Location: USA
Date: 9/22/99
Time: 11:50:38 AM

Comments

I would just like to say Hello to the LRDG.


Name: kim gravett
m a i l:  kimbel @ gibnet.gi
Location: gibraltar
Date: 9/19/99
Time: 9:40:44 PM

Comments

enjoyed the site,does anybody have any imformation on pai force persian and iraq force,


Name: G BITTNER BUDDENBROCK Capt ret
m a i l:  bibuhe @ hotmail.com
Location: Vienna, Austria: since 1988 in the Middle East
Date: 9/13/99
Time: 2:47:51 PM

Comments

I have been in the Middle East since 1979 (Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Israel and Egypt (1988-92 & 1996 - present)- UN-soldier & (since 88) Austrian Consul. Last February I crossed the Western Desert aprox. Ain Dalla to Big Cairn and on to the Gilf, Wadi Abdel Malik. Halfway between Ain Dalla and Big Cairn is a LRDG - Vehicle. Even though the vehicle has been looted in the last 50 years or so it still has its tires and markings. Will try to get a scanned foto to you. regards GBB


Name: Nigel C Farrow
m a i l:  Nigel @ cfarrow.freeserve.co.uk
Location: England
Date: 9/12/99
Time: 11:31:45 AM

Comments

Absolutely Bang On (RAF Jargon)Keep up the good work as these men should never be forgotten!


Name: Andrew Brownlee
m a i l:  doggy @ hypermax.net.au
Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Date: 9/10/99
Time: 6:26:56 AM

Comments

Can anyone help me with the history of my grandfathers younger brother Laurence Brownlee, MM. Served with British SAS in WWII, may have served with LRDG or Commando's before that. Prior military service was with the Royal Artillery. My address in Australia is as below 416173 CPL A.J. Brownlee Military Police Section DCSO-DD Army Aviation Centre Oakey, Queensland Australia 4401


Name: terry sands
m a i l:  terry @ tsands.freeserve.co.uk
Location: Belfast , Northern Ireland
Date: 8/29/99
Time: 12:14:58 PM

Comments

Excellent truck. Well done. Hope to see it at Woodson Bridge, if I can find Woodson Bridge.


Name: Lori Corney
m a i l:  loridon @ one.net.au
Location: NSW,  Australia
Date: 8/17/99
Time: 6:43:23 AM

Comments

What a great web site you have here. I am always amazed at what great ideas people have and this is just so interesting. Thanks Jack. Please contact me if I can help you with finding any items.....Lori


Name: Mike
m a i l:  overld44 @ gte.net
Location: Fredericksburg, VA, USA
Date: 8/16/99
Time: 6:31:08 PM

Comments

Cool site!


Name: Andy Hancock
m a i l:  ahancock @ dove.mtx.net.au
Location: Mt.Gambier South Australia
Date: 8/13/99
Time: 7:37:18 AM

Comments

I am interested in the history of WW11 and am enjoying yoour display.


Name: Andrew DUFFY
m a i l:  AMHASG @ AO.COM
Location: LONDON, ENGLAND
Date: 8/9/99
Time: 2:53:01 PM

Comments

Fantastic site, and great to see a group of such inspired people keeping the memory alive. Marvellous to see at least a few of the vehicles have been preserved.

My uncle, Lt. Michael DUFFY, was, if not a member of the L.R.D.G., very closely associated with them being a member of the Commandos ( Army ) but sadly lost his life in the raid on TOBRUK.

Keep up the good work.


Name: Brian Dettling
m a i l:  magnumBD @ hotmail.com
Location: Ridgecrest, CA USA
Date: 8/9/99
Time: 2:15:23 PM

Comments

Saw you guys at the Pomona show this spring. Really cool, and I like my LRDGPS T-shirt! Nice website, I've got it bookmarked.


Name: John Ellias
m a i l:  je1961 @ aol.com
Location:
Date: 8/7/99
Time: 1:50:27 PM

Comments

If anybody is interested,the Book "The Long Range Desert Patrol", by Jenner and List is now available. I ordered a copy thru Amazon. I think it is the same book as listed in the reference section of this website


Name: Rick Riemer
m a i l:  rick.riemer @ mciworld.com
Location: Richmond, VA
Date: 8/3/99
Time: 3:58:57 PM

Comments

An excellent site -- magnificent job on the truck and an historically accurate presentation. Would love to see your display when I next get to California. Keep up your good work! r/


Name: Ian Hamilton
m a i l:  badges @ ihug.co.nz
Location: New Zealand
Date: 7/23/99
Time: 5:15:09 AM

Comments

Amazed with the interest in LRDG!I have been a collector for quite some time now.My friend Bill Wilcox wwwon the MM while serving with the Originals of the unit. He gave me his original cap badge.Great site!


Name: Michael Winkler
m a i l:  nc-winklemi @ netcologne.de
Location: Bruehl, Germany
Date: 7/22/99
Time: 4:01:57 AM

Comments

Thiese are the pictures that I'm looking for. I want to build Tamiya's 1/35 scale L.R.D.G Chevy. Whit these can improve the model.

Regards,

Michael Winkler http://www.netcologne.de?~nc-winklemi/index.htm


Name: Scott
m a i l:  scott @ lrdg.org
Location: Calif.
Date: 7/15/99
Time: 7:31:55 AM

Comments

Hey George, Do you have some pictures and info on that #11 radio you found? Also, I need your email address. Thanks!


Name: James Mapps
m a i l: 
Location: Wales (United Kingdom)
Date: 7/8/99
Time: 5:24:56 AM

Comments

I am a professional modelmaker and have a keen interest in the Long Range Desert Group and have been following their deeds for several months. I have many books and articles on their deeds I nearly fell off my swivel chair when I found your page as hardly anyone has even heard of the LRDG


Name: Paul Corrigan
m a i l:  jaeger @ the.net.nz
Location: New Zealand
Date: 7/8/99
Time: 3:12:40 AM

Comments

An old soldier (2 NZEF)I know is inquiring after John Smith, who apparently was a son of the British Ambassador to Paris in the 1920s or 30s. Smith migrated to New Zealand in the 1930s, near Wellington and working for the Ford Motor Co. Smith joined the NZ Army in 1939. His unit was the 4th Reserve Motor Transport Co. In Egypt he joined the LRDG in 1940. At war's end he was military governor of Derna, Cyrenaica. Can anyone help? Thanks Paul Corrigan


Name: Kevin Bovill
m a i l:  kbovill @ inf.net.au
Location: Perth Western Australia
Date: 7/5/99
Time: 6:56:18 AM

Comments

A great site Jack. Really good to se the old Desert Warriors being remembered in this way.

Re the captions on various items of equipment/wepons the rifle might be more correctly designated as the SMLE No1 Mk111 (EY). this is the Short Magazine Lee Enfield(Extra Yoke) with the discharger cup for the No36 Grenade. This had a 7sec fuze when fired from the rifle and the cartridge was a .303" BALLISTITE not blank. It packed a fair wallop as I recall and really messed up the barrel.


Name: Tom Lloyd Owen
m a i l:  tomlloydowen47 @ hotmail.com
Location: London
Date: 7/4/99
Time: 10:36:52 AM

Comments

What a fantastic find. I do hope that my grandfather knows about this site and I will endeavour to show him if not. Excellent work, truly wonderful to see.


Name: Jonathan Pittaway
m a i l:  pittaway @ iafrica.com
Location: Durban, Natal,South Africa
Date: 6/26/99
Time: 6:38:40 AM

Comments

Superb website I am a collector of LRDG gallantry medals I have some excellent groups to Rhodesian members I would like to hear from anyone interested in the badges and medals of the unit thank you


Name: David Barker
m a i l:  davcar @ netspace.net.au
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Date: 6/26/99
Time: 3:26:30 AM

Comments

My Grandfather served with the LRDG, flying one of their two aircraft, the Little WACO. His name was Lieutenant R.F.T (Trevor) Barker N.Z. 35299. I am in possesion of the LRDG insignia that was painted on his aircraft - he removed it as a momento when the unit disbanded


Name: John Keesee
m a i l:  jkeesee @ gbis.com
Location: Reno Nevada, U.S.A.
Date: 6/25/99
Time: 10:16:44 PM

Comments

This site is bookmarked! Excellent job folks, will be in contact soon. Thanks


Name: Tom Lloyd Owen
m a i l:  tomlloydowen47 @ hotmail.com
Location: London
Date: 7/4/99
Time: 10:36:52 AM

Comments

What a fantastic find. I do hope that my grandfather knows about this site and I will endeavour to show him if not. Excellent work, truly wonderful to see.


Name: Jonathan Pittaway
m a i l:  pittaway @ iafrica.com
Location: Durban, Natal,South Africa
Date: 6/26/99
Time: 6:38:40 AM

Comments

Superb website I am a collector of LRDG gallantry medals I have some excellent groups to Rhodesian members I would like to hear from anyone interested in the badges and medals of the unit thank you


Name: David Barker
m a i l:  davcar @ netspace.net.au
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Date: 6/26/99
Time: 3:26:30 AM

Comments

My Grandfather served with the LRDG, flying one of their two aircraft, the Little WACO. His name was Lieutenant R.F.T (Trevor) Barker N.Z. 35299. I am in possesion of the LRDG insignia that was painted on his aircraft - he removed it as a momento when the unit disbanded


Name: John Keesee
m a i l:  jkeesee @ gbis.com
Location: Reno Nevada, U.S.A.
Date: 6/25/99
Time: 10:16:44 PM

Comments

This site is bookmarked! Excellent job folks, will be in contact soon. Thanks


Name: Sheena Brietsche

m a i l:  sbrietsche @ oyp.com

Location: Calgary, Alberta Canada

Date: 06/21/99

Time: 11:58:09 AM

Comments

My Grandfather Paul Newton Brietsche, later Paul Newton, was posted to the LRDG as a Patrol Commander in 1943. He then went on to Force 133 in Cairo. Would love to hear from anyone who knew him. This is a great site!!


Name: ian sturrock

m a i l:  iansturr @ clara.co.uk

Location: n.wales

Date: 06/19/99

Time: 02:06:24 PM

Comments

son of jock sturrock t2 patrol


Name: craig fourie

m a i l:  agencies @ iafrica.com

Location: durban,south africa

Date: 06/15/99

Time: 09:07:30 AM

Comments

AS A COLLECTOR AND RESEARCHER OF RHODESIAN MEDALS AND BADGES I WAS WELL PLEASED TO VISIT YOUR SITE.WITH THE STRONG RHODESIAN LRDG CONNECTION I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO SOURCE BADGES ETC FROM VARIOUS MEMBERS.IF YOU NEED COLOUR COPIES OF WHAT I HAVE FOUND PLEASE SHOUT.KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.


Name: Raymond Ancliffe

m a i l:  cali0 @ home.com

Location: Calgary,Alberta, Canada

Date: 06/11/99

Time: 07:22:06 PM

Comments

In August 1944 I was a Canadian Soldier who embarked on the RMS Aquatania which departed from Halifax, Nova Scotia and landed in Grenoch Scotland.I am curious as to what happened to the Aquatania. What was her final disposition?


Name: Samuel Rocca

m a i l:  roccasam @ netvision.net.il

Location: Israel, Jerusalem

Date: 06/06/99

Time: 12:19:09 AM

Comments

6-6-1999

It was a pleasure to sea your site. I'am a passionate cultor of the desert war from when I was a teenager. Wonderful truck reconstruction. I would like to help as historian!


Name: simon edward kerevan

m a i l:  s.kerevan @ cableinet.co.uk

Location: liverpool,england

Date: 06/03/99

Time: 07:38:05 AM

Comments

My great uncle Ben Kerevan was i believe a member of the L.R.D.G. during WWII. I know this because i have in my possession is original cap badge (circular with a scorpion motif). Other than that i have very little information about him and his escapades as unfortunatley he died. Any help with this would be appreciated. best wishes, simon kerevan.


Name: Jack Valenti

m a i l:  LRDG @ Prodigy.net

Location: Pebble Beach, Ca.

Date: 06/01/99

Time: 07:36:50 AM

Comments

To all that visit the web page & guest book I will be leaving for vacation on June 4 Th. and will not return until June 18 Th. I will use that time also to do maintenance on my computer. If you have any questions I will respond to them after the 18 Th.

Thank for visiting our web page.

Jack


Name: michael   pittelli

m a i l:  siggisr45 @ aol.com

Location: philadelphia,pa.  U.S.A.

Date: 05/31/99

Time: 08:43:34 AM

Comments

I would like to see more on the american involvement in the l.r.d.g., pics of gun jeeps


Name: Keith Greenhalgh

m a i l:  theRedcoat @ netscape.net

Location: now - Dana Point, Orange Co, S. Cal, originally Blackburn Lancs U.K

Date: 05/29/99

Time: 10:18:43 PM

Comments

You have a great site, but I do think to be fair, you should have mentioned that RA Bagnold was in the Royal (Corps of) Signals. I had to mention that as I was in the Royal Signals from 1958 to 1978.


Name: Trevor Elliott

m a i l:  trevor.elliott1 @ virgin.net

Location: Bracknell, Berkshire, England

Date: 05/27/99

Time: 12:13:55 PM

Comments

A very informative site, well worth a further visit to spend more time


Name: Walter Nissen

m a i l:  Walter_Nissen @ hmc.edu

Location: Livermore, CA

Date: 05/19/99

Time: 02:28:10 PM

Comments

Neat!


Shari Lawlor

sharilawlor @ nf.sympatico.ca

Newfoundland Canada


Mike Spicer

mike @ combatradio.freeserve.co.

Brighton, England

5/18/99

2:20:15 PM


Gideon Hashimshony

gidhash @ netvision.net.il

Herzelia, Israel

5/17/99

11:06:02 AM


Ronnie Bliss

 

Stillwater Oklahoma USA

5/13/99

8:20:55 PM


Spencer Davis

spdavis @ scmail.sierra.cc.ca.us

Sactown

4/23/99

9:39:44 PM


Sheena Brietsche

sbrietsche @ oyp.com

Calgary, Alberta Canada

4/22/99

1:20:15 PM


Roy Saunders

annette @ q-net.net.au

Perth, Western Australia

4/21/99

1:28:50 AM


Joseph Cro

n3ibx @ arrl.net

Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania U.S.A.

4/17/99

4:45:48 AM


Bob

etw505 @ msn.com

Houston, Texas

4/3/99

2:24:09 PM

This is really a good interesting site. I accidently found it last night. I loved reading "Who Dares Wins" that was years ago when I served in 3rd The King's own Hussars.


Phil

 

U.K.

4/3/99

9:51:06 AM

Thanks for a great site, and a big thanks to the (until now) unsung heros of the L.R.D.G. Without those brave men, anyone who knows thier history would probably agree, We would not have the S.A.S. or any Special Forces groups, in the same form we see them now!!!! The Regiment owes you all a great debt, Thank You !! Phil (ex S.A.S.)


Ron Wilson

romford @ erols.com

Virginia Beach VA. USA

4/1/99

6:06:09 PM

This is a great website.I came across it by accident Living in England until 1957 I read a paperback called 'Who Dares Wins' Capt Stirling's exploits and the formation of the LRDG and the SAS were most audacious.The TV series of a few years ago was a poor imitation.


Ron Wilson

romford @ erols.com

Virginia Beach VA. USA

4/1/99

5:58:33 PM

This is a great website.I came across it by accident Living in England until 1957 I read a paperback called 'Who Dares Wins' Capt Stirling's exploits and the formation of the LRDG and the SAS were most audacious.


Bill Montgomery

monty2sg @ tesco.net

Dundee,Scotland

4/1/99

11:33:34 AM

I have a lot of respect for all these people,keep up the good work. Monty ex-2sg(FALKLANDS)


Ryan Spindell

july1699 @ pacbell.net

San Diego, Ca. U.S.A.

3/26/99

2:44:59 PM

this is a great page! I'll probably join after my wedding. (money is tight) Thanks, Ryan.


Tim Terrell

xxiipc @ aol.com

Woodbridge, Virginia

3/25/99

5:58:25 AM

Great site. A lot of interesting information. Will bookmark and visit again. Keep up the good work. The LRDG needs to be remembered.


Gary Smith

garysmith @ brandywinecomm.com

Irvine CA

3/23/99

6:55:18 PM

enjoyed your web site. I am originally from Southern Rhodesia, so have vague connections with LRDG that way. I just finished re-reading Kennedy Shaws book on the LRDG. Is the 1989 edition different from the 1945 edition ( which I have)?


Hank Uhrig

putytang69 @ hotmail

Lemmon South Dakota, USA

3/17/99

2:05:45 PM

Nice site do any of ya have anything on britton in the 1930's and 40's


RJ Page

rpage @ dbn.lia.net

Durban,South Africa

3/14/99

9:34:58 AM

Son of Alfred Sydney Page member of the LRDG. Wish to make contact with any other LRDG members in South Africa.


Barry Reynolds

windsor @ vicnet.net.au

Melbourne Australia

3/12/99

12:56:24 AM

My father Peter Reynolds was a RSM in the 2nd Battalion Scots Guards (2695650) and served in the LRDG during WW2.I believe the 2nd battalion Scots Guards landed at Gold beach on D Day ( Is this so?) Dad was born in Edinburgh and raised in Longniddry East Lothian before being stationed in Windsor where he lived for the rest of his years. He passed away on July 2nd 1992. If anybody knew my father I would like to hear from you


Christian Ludwig

chrludwig @ hotmail.com

Copenhagen,Denmark

3/11/99

2:00:15 AM

My grandfather Robert Lennie (Edinburgh, Scotland) was in LRDG during 2. World War. I would like to hear from anybody who reconizes this name. I know that he was in North Africa, The Greek Islands, Albania and Italy

Kind regards

Christian


r friesen

 

manhattan ks

2/22/99

3:08:36 PM

I was totally surprised to find this site on the net. I thought I was the only person who thought this group of individuals were the unsung hero's of WW2. Keep up the good work!!


Jack Valenti

 
 

2/21/99

8:27:48 AM

To all who read this. I am trying to reach Paul Lincoln (owner of the Ford on the web page). All the e-mail contacts that I had for him do not seem to work at this time. If you have a good current address please forward it to me.

Thanks Jack Valenti LRDG Preservation Society


Richard Hobby

rrhobby @ gtn.net

London Ontario Canada

2/2/99

2:59:00 PM

Re reading 1945 copy of Kennedy Shaw's Long Range Desert Group. Original Condition? Just read Seven pillars of Wisdom. Spent time in Arabia surveying vast tracts of Desert. Just can't keep away!


Richard Hobby

rrhobby @ gtn.net

London Ontario Canada

2/2/99

2:58:26 PM

Re reading 1945 copy of Kennedy Shaw's Long Range Desert Group. Original Condition? Just read Seven pillars of Wisdom. Spent time in Arabia surveying vast tracts of Desert. Just can't keep away!


David H Lippman

dhlippman @ juno.com

Newark, NJ and Christchurch, NZ

2/2/99

12:34:56 PM

Very impressive web page indeed. I spent the last three years in New Zealand,which was the source of many LRDG raiders. Surviving raiders still hold reunions in New Zealand.

You might want to check out and link to my small contribution to WW2 history at

http://www.flash.net/~hfwright/dl_index.htm

It's a day-by-day history of WW2. Comments and criticism are welcome at dhlippman @ juno.com

Links welcome at usswash @ flash.net

Best, Dave Lippman


Ben Stephens

brian.stephens @ virgin.net

United Kingdom

1/29/99

1:50:34 PM

Fantastic site, nice to see replica of the chevy, Best wishes, and keep up the good work

Ben Stephens vice Chairman World war two Display team


Alison Boocock

alison.boocock @ natgalscot.ac.u

Edinburgh, Scotland

1/22/99

8:02:36 AM

My father was Mark Welsh who served with the 2nd battalion The Scots Guards and was a member of the LRDG. I know he was at El Alamein. He was awarded the Military Medal. There is a book which contains a group photo taken alongside a jeep, I think, and my father is in it. Also, a book exists - whether it's the same one or another - where he is mentioned. I'd love to find it. Did anyone know my father? I'd love to find out more.

alison.boocock @ natgalscot.ac.uk.


Luca M Venturi

 

Switzerland

1/13/99

12:45:44 AM

would like a list of units/groups, i.e. Rhodesians, Kiwis, etc corresponding to the markings on the fenders (T8=?)


Juan Rey

JuanRey @ abonados.cplus.es

Madrid, Spain

1/6/99

1:19:14 PM

Fantastic! I would like a member of your society Greetings from Spain


eric delcommenne

eric.delcom @ linkline.be

brussels, belgium

1/4/99

12:27:53 PM

Dear friend,I invite you to go again or to discover my CMP site, if it's not already done yet. Please sign my guest book and give me your comments. I would like to see my site as a forum were any CMP enthusiast can find or give informations, parts or what else about our same passion. I will publish in the next weeks and months, original pictures and also unrestored and restored vehicles pictures. http://www.canadiantruck.com ps : i will do a link to this excellent site


Lyal Canning

lalagagger @ aol.com

Oakland ca. usa

1/1/99

5:42:30 PM

Great web site....I just finished reading "Providence Their Guide "by David Lloyd Owen.


Bob Murphy

bobmurphy2 @ compuserve.com

Melbourne, Oz

1/1/99

2:02:26 PM

Please let me know when you get some T-shirts in khaki or OD.

Real good site.

Bob Murphy


Gavin Carr

Gavin @ carrcom.demon.co.uk

Leicester, England

12/31/98

2:07:48 PM

Came across your site whilst searching the net for a copy of "Physics of Blown Sand and Desert Dunes" by Ralph Bagnold, one of the originators of the LRDG. If you know of acopy over there please email me with details.I have a good library of General WW2 books including LRDG, with a 1945 copy of Kennedy Shaw's book. Regards,

Gavin Carr.


Michael Vallentin

mksn @ nt4.koldingts.dk

Denmark

12/20/98

4:17:10 AM

please add some more drawings of the car. It will make it easier to build models of the LRDG.


Bob Miller

miller1 @ indy.tds.net

Fillmore, In 46128  USA

12/12/98

9:56:31 PM

I have visited your site before and am an admirer of the LRDG of WW2. I read an intereting book way back in high school about the LRDG. I was hooked. I just wish I could find that book again!


Simon Mohacek

sy @ btinternet.com

Surrey, England.

11/28/98

2:32:25 PM

My Grandfather Tony Kemp (76897) was a Lieutenant attached LRDG, 1942,43, in the 8th army - anybody remember him ?! If so PLEASE contact me (e-mail above).


Denis Lee

dionysius @ bc-alter.net

White Rock B.C Canada

11/25/98

8:48:57 PM

Served with L.R.D.G as fitter on La Palma, at one time had an American as skipper named John Tyler Tuttle seconded from King Royal Rifles. Appreciate your page.Have just recieved newly minted cap badges from U.K. Does anyone have an address for the regimental association?


Stefan Polatajko

Skittles_SCOT @ hotmail.com

Newarthill, Motherwell, Scotland

11/25/98

1:21:48 AM

THE SCOTS GUARDS ARE THE BEST IN THE WORLD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Stefan Polatajko

Skittles_SCOT @  hotmail.com

Newarthill, Motherwell, Scotland

11/25/98

1:20:10 AM

I have recentley saty my barb test and awaiting my dates for my medical but F company in the Scots Guards is the place I want to go if i manage to get in. I was recentley at the LOOK AT LIFE programme with the battalion.


Mark Grote

wgrote @ loyno.edu

75343 river rd covington la 70435

11/24/98

10:56:21 AM

I have an MB that I 'am restoring as an SAS My Ph# is 504-892-3084 night


E H Shepherd

ehshep @ mindspring.com

Atlanta, GA, USA

11/17/98

10:26:18 AM

Very much enjoyed your web page! A most fascinating unit.


Elizabeth Mithell

962472697 @ humber.ac.uk

England

11/16/98

5:50:12 AM

Finding this site has made my day! My boyfriend is a huge fan of the LRDG and I want to surprise him with some presents about them. You may have just what I'm looking for!


Jonathan Secter

jpsecter @ islandnet.com

Victoria, British Columbia

11/15/98

5:43:20 PM

I am the son of John Secter (originally of Winnipeg) who as an Flying Officer, served as Section Leader and Adjutant of the RAF 2nd Armoured Car Company (Later to be D Squadron of the 9th Huzars) from 1940 to 1943 in North Africa and in Iraq and Syria. They began with the vintage Rolls Royces,then used Marmon-Harringtons and later Fords. He now,at age 84, is a retired physician in Vancouver,B.C. We recently came across your most impressive (and nostalgic) web site.


carl falconer

falconnz @ netscape.net

Wellington NEW ZEALAND

11/12/98

1:32:26 AM

HI i am the grandson of Larry(Bill)Willcox from NZ. My grandfather served with the LRDG in Egypt. We'd love to have information or contact with past serviceman. He was one of the youngest members in the Squadron. We'd like to hear from you.. Regards Carl


Rob Wernli

rlw22 @ cornell.edu

San Diego, CA.

11/10/98

9:45:43 AM

I just finished reading 'The Desert War,' a publication by the Imperial War Museum. I saw the website for LRDG and figured I'd check it out.


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David Taylor

DTaylor500 @ AOL.com

Rushden, Northants, England

10/31/98

1:54:21 PM

Son of No 328233 Trooper Daniel Evan Davies. Y1 Patrol LRDG. Joined LRDG in March 1942 from North Somerset Yeomanry. Born Plaistow in East End of London 24/3/1916. After WW2 enlisted in RAF until Dec 1962. Died 1966.

Very interesting site. Wishing you all the best.


Paul Lincoln and Clinton Long

wyacc @ enterprise.net

Watton Norfolk England.

10/29/98

1:24:56 PM

Hello Jack and Crew, Just a note to let you know that the Ford F30 is in fact a joint venture between Clinton and myself, so it's not fair when I get my name under the photos and he doesn't. We emptied all the kit out last week end and we are about to take it apart and give it a re-paint and everhaul prior to 1999. We have a couple of long trips lined up already for next year. Keep up the good work, Paul.


r goldcamp

rocam @ ticmail.net

usa

10/29/98

7:43:32 AM

pilot in 57th fighter group cairo egypt october 1942


Mike Smith

M.Smith @ MCMAIL.COM

ENGLAND

10/27/98

11:40:17 AM

Further to my message of late last year , the GEORGE CROSS posthumously awarded to my brother ,2328696 Signalman Kenneth Smith has been located. It is due to be auctioned by SPINK of LONDON in November with an antici[ated price of 6-8000 pounds sterling ! The Smith family is looking at all avenues in an effort to secure medal for a return to the family.....or a museum

Any suggestions anyone ?


BOB ADAMS

bob.adams @ pat.tas.gov.au

TASMANIA

10/19/98

2:02:30 PM

Jack, did you receive parcel? I got your email re. your problems.


Robert Groves

grovesrobert @ hotmail.com

Ontario, Canada

10/16/98

4:35:23 PM

I really like your site, It's just my style!

I am the proud owner of a 1943 F15a CMP. It's in the process of restoration right now. Here's my URL if you would like to view some current CMP pictures! www.geocities.com/motorcity/flats/3209 Bye!


Marianne

mtm @ gnv.ifas.ufl.edu

Gainesville, Florida, USA

10/16/98

6:59:10 AM

My father, an American Army soldier, served with the British 125th Ordinance in North Africa. He arrived in Alexandria, Egypt in October of 1942 and a picture was taken of all the soldiers aboard the ship, RMS Aquatania when it docked. Does anyone know where a copy of that photo might be obtained?

Thanks for the assitance.


glyn camus

 

olympia wa usa

10/10/98

12:13:03 PM

i enjoyed it


Jack Valenti

LRDG @ Prodigy.net

Pebble Beach, Ca.

10/6/98

10:47:24 PM

E-mail is back up and working again.

Jack


Jack Valenti

LRDG @ Prodigy.net

Pebble Beach, Ca

10/6/98

8:06:08 AM

Scott & all

The every ending e-mail problems have struck again. I can send but not receive, so if you have written and I have not responded it is because of tis problem. You can always reach me via the guest web page as I check it daily.

Jack


Jim Royston

jroysto @ siue.edu

Edwardsville, IL USA  (close to St. Louis)

10/6/98

6:43:20 AM

Great site, have always loved the LRDG and think your chevy is great! Will be coming back often.


Bill Roberts

broberts @ hollinet.com

Hollister,California, USA

10/4/98

12:22:50 AM

Purchased LRDG t-shirts (3) at the S.O.F. convention in Las Vegas two weeks ago from the Arizona Military Vehicle Collectors Club. To view their display of the Chevrolet truck and all the accourtrements was like being there without the smell of fuel and dust. Their display was magnificient! I've read about the LRDG but never thought of looking on the web until after this trip.. Keep up the great work! Gallant men should not be forgotten nor should the machines they utilized.


Kato toshiaki

tkato @ fujita-hu.ac.jp

Japan10/1/98

2:51:01 AM

It is a wonderfull and great work !


John Masters

jdcm @ berkshire.net

Massachusetts

9/27/98

10:52:45 PM

Great site boys! I'm writing a story that deals with this subject, etc, etc,....it starts during the Spanissh Civil War and goes thru the Desert Conflicts up until '43. Didn't alot of the LRDG men come from oil companies before the war? After all, they knew the terrain, the weather, and how to drive. Please mail me back. I would love to pick up some badges or insignia as well for more than just shits and giggles. Cheerio! John Masters. jdcm @ berkshire.net


Ben Slater

slatbc @ essex.ac.uk

Wivenhoe, Essex, England

9/18/98

6:03:01 AM

I am a member of the Military Vehile Conservation Group and I'd just like to say how nice it is to see an American organisation dedicated to the history of a British unit. Desert warfare is something of an expert interest to me - I did my History thesis on T.E Lawrence - so thanks very much. VIVA LOS PILGRIMS!


Russell Barrow

gpw43 @ cwo.com

Brownsville, California

9/15/98

8:59:39 PM

OUTSTANDING TRUCK SAW THE TRUCK LAST YR AT WOODSON BRIDGE KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK


Scott

lrdg @ haav.net

Calif.

9/9/98

8:42:36 AM

The guest log has been restored.


Clifford Nyenhuis
cliffn @ idirect.com
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
9/7/98
7:44:16 PM

It is good to see that a small piece of history is being remembered


Christopher Slaney
slaney @ netvision.net.il
Tel Aviv, Israel
9/4/98
9:56:38 AM

I was prompted to learn more about the LRDG after reading Fitzroy Maclean's excellent book, "Eastern Approaches" part of which deals with his time in the Western Desert with the SAS and LRDG. Congratulations on a well presented web site. Christopher Slaney


Bruce Wiltshire
Jindera NSW Australia
9/3/98
8:14:57 PM

Keep the spirit alive.


DEAN BICKLEY
PERTH WEST AUSTRALIA
8/30/98
2:54:01 AM

A VERY GOOD SITE MOST INTERESTING


Woodward F Bennett
woody @ valleyplazahobbies
Carson City, Nevada, U. S. A.
8/27/98
2:37:53 PM

Outstanding, guys! Great Site and a truly worthwhile endeavor you are on! My complements and best wishes. 


H Fenton
Fenton @ worldchat.com
Ontario Canada
8/26/98
5:22:22 PM

Great site, Would like to contact anyone who served in LRDG Y.7 and knew my Uncle, S/Sgt. Alfred Wilkes who was from Plymouth, Devon. He remembers Y.7 as "a group of 45 men including 7 Canadians, 7 Ghurkas, 3 Anzacs and 7 S. Africans and Brits. He says they were "rough days but we were lucky and survived through to N. Africa, Scicily and Italy". If you have any information please contact me. Thank you. 


Stephen Bagnold
stebag @ globalnet.co.uk
London, England
8/21/98
5:13:48 AM

I am the son of the LRDG's founder, Ralph Bagnold. Congratulations on an excellent web site. On a point of interest, if you are interested in LRDG memorabilia: all my father's main papers are on semi permanent loan to the archives at Churchill College Cambridge. Included in them are many LRDG records. I understand the College is generally happy to make these available for study to any serious enquirer.

Kind regards

Stephen Bagnold  


 Jack Valenti
8/20/98
11:47:08 AM

To all - I am presently having e-mail problems. If you have sent a message since 8/11/98 and I have not responded it is most likely that I haven't received it yet. Please try again or post a message here, as I check the guest book daily. Thanks Jack Valenti LRDG Preservation Society


Don Floor

don.floor @ wxs.nl

Schoorl, The Netherlands

8/18/98

7:04:57 AM

Bloomin` good site Please inform me how to obtain T-shirt

Kind regards Don Floor 50 Roode Leeuw 1871 AZ Schoorl The Netherlands


Jim Browne

hollbro @ sympatico.ca

Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada

7/28/98

9:15:41 PM

What a remarkable sight! I believe that an important part of restoration includes the history of the troops that utilized the vehicle for military opperations. It is clear that this group has done their homework! I am in the process of restoring a Ford GPW and are finishing it in desert tan (North Africa) and would appreciate any tips anyone could offer. Thanks, Jim Browne.


Struik

inkoop @ JEWE.NL

Woudrichem, The Netherlands

7/23/98

3:51:11 AM

Hello, well this is a great site. I didn't know there were still people interested in the LRDG. In Holland, we have several clubs etc. like "Keep them rolling" which also preserve old militay vehicles. However, nothing as rare as that beautiful Chevvy of the LRDG. Keep up the good work fella's (and women!)

Yours truly,

W. Struik


Detlef Gruber

ehat @ yahoo.com

U.S.A.

7/20/98

8:00:49 PM

Nice page. Can anyone tell me what battle(s) Eric Fletcher Waters fought in (and died in)? I think it was during WWII. Waters was British, I believe. (His son is Roger, as in Roger Waters, the songwriter.)

Thank you. ehat @ yahoo.com


Walter T Jane

teburton @ juno.com

San Antonio, Texas

7/19/98

8:59:01 AM

excellent site and an important mission. historians have tended to overlook the strategic importance of this small but effective unit.


Dean Strachan

dstrachan @ doc.govt.nz

Christchurch, New Zealand

7/16/98

6:37:48 PM

This is my first time using the net, and this is one of the first items I searched for as I have great interest in the LRDG. Great to see that there's a preservation society!


John W Donaldson

donaldsn @ uswest.net

Littleton Colorado

7/16/98

1:39:12 PM

Excellent site, I am glad that the men of the Long Range Desert Group are remembered some 50 years later. Col Bagnall( I think that was his name) played a very important part in the winning of the war in the desert. We tend to remember the big battles but forget the contributions that these small independent units made. John W Donaldson


Mike Read

mread @ silk.net

Canada

6/22/98

7:55:03 PM

Bloody good mates.Owned Chevvies ever since.

They are goers


John Ellias

JE1961 @ aol.com

L.A., California, USA

6/13/98

1:41:00 PM

Thanks for putting together such an intresting site. Its great to know others are intrested in this area of hisory. I especially like all the reference material. By the way, in case some of you don't know, there is an excellent British movie about the LRDG filmed on location in Lybia. It was made in the very early 60's. The trucks and equipment are authentic. It is called "Sea of Sand" and I belive it is still available thru Belle and Blade Video.


Arthur Hesketh

ihesketh @ intranet.ca

Deep River, Ontario, Canada

6/12/98

8:06:50 PM

What a great site!.It is wonderful to know that someone is prepared to keep alive the memory of such great units as LRDG, PPA, SAS, etc. I will be back to browse around some more. Keep up the good work. Art.H.


Russell Falconer

rfalconer @ clear.net.nz

Rangiora, New Zealand

6/5/98

3:09:15 AM

Very interesting site. became interested in LRDG from stories told by my late father (not a member) and after reading "Providence my Guide by David Loyd Owen.


Mike Read

mread @ silk.net

Now-- Canada  B.C.

5/27/98

9:18:10 AM

Your page is just what the doctor ordered. Memories I have a drawing of the original pattern The LRDP was originally formed after Popski's Private army .


Carlos Didelet

cdidelet @ hotmail.com

Lisbon-Portugal

5/22/98

6:12:35 PM

Congratulations Jack.


Ryan Frazee

rkfnutiket @ hotmail.com

Pierce Township, Ohio

5/14/98

11:13:14 AM

I was looking for information for WWII in Northern Africa and I found this site. I think that it is really cool!!


CPT Michael Nazzaro

mnazzaro @ epix.net

Mt. Bethel, PA  USA

4/30/98

7:23:30 PM

Wonderful web page! I was looking for information on WWII SAS and 3rd RTR when I found your page. Thanks.


King and Country

kngcntry @ westworld.com

Los Angles

4/28/98

2:21:06 PM

If you need quality reproductions: Khaki Drill shirts, trousers and or shorts (all made in all sizes up to XXL all with original buttons) ...I make them see the web site http://www.westworld.com/~kngcntry/index.html HGG cheeers! please keep me in mind:-)


Colin Macgrgeor Stevens

colin @ pacdat.fireplug.net

Pitt Meadows, BC, CANADA

4/19/98

8:18:30 PM

Great effort guys. Keep it up. Separate e-mail with some leads for you on some items & a vehicle. Hope to team up with you again someday and sign on as a visiting "crewmember"- have my own uniform ready of course. I met an ex-Afrika Korps machinegunner today at a local gunshow. Interesting chat. He never encountered LRDG, SAS or PPA as he was usually up by coast until captured near El Alamein.


Justin Hoover

Poilou @ Hotmail.com

Chambersburg, PA

4/9/98

8:32:16 AM

Justin Hoover 1083 Marvern Dr. E. Chambersburg, PA 17201-9471 (717)261-1624 Poilou @ Hotmail.com

I wish to receive a packet for my school project. Also I do feel that this is a very educational tool in which to inform our historical ignorant society. Once again a great web page. Please help by keeping up the good work.


Kurt van Looke

des.rat @ glo.be

Assenede,    Belgium,     Oost-Vlaanderen

4/5/98

1:24:54 PM

Very interesting site, beautiful pictures and information. We where looking for information about Popski and the LRDG in Africa. They where many times together in Africa during the War. Best Wishes Kurt, Historical Vehicle Squad North Belgium Popski's Private Army

des.rat @ glo.be


Jack Hubbell

hubbell @ inreach.com

Yreka Ca USA

4/5/98

11:11:55 AM

Dear Jack; I would like to see the truck in Corning Maybe Diane and I will be able to come down in Sept. We would like to come down and see you and Donna this summer if we get a chance. Good luck on your shows this summer. Talk to you later Jack Hubbell


Ed Zeranski

ejz @ nosc.mil

San Diego CA USA

4/2/98

3:30:44 PM

Great Site! My interest is Military Radio but couldn't pass you guys up. Here is a URL with info about our meet in San Luis Obispo, CA on May 2 1998. Camp San Luis is a WWII Army site and would be great for you vehicle folks.

http://www.calpoly.edu/~doragsda/mrcg.htm

Perhaps I'll get to 'the bridge' this year.


Jack Hubbell

hubbell @ inreach.com

Yreka Ca. USA

3/30/98

3:50:01 PM

Looks good Wish I can someday see it in a show environment.


Sam Halderman

ruthums @ pacbell.net

San Diego, CA USA

3/27/98

10:46:54 PM

Jack: The shirt is great.

Have you seen the SAS Jeep Page? http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/jeep_man/sasjeep.htm

In the San Diego Truck Trader, March 5, 1998: 1942 Chevy 1 1/2 ton truck $1500 (760)723-7103 Looks like possible start of another truck.

Regards for now, Sam Halderman


Scott

lrdg @ haav.net

Calif, USA

3/26/98

11:40:00 AM

There will be new photos posted to the LRDG site shortly. I'v had trouble getting to a scanner, but should have access soon. Also, I will post several photos and letters from various other LRDG trucks/groups from a round the world.


David M Dorn

DMDORN @ aol.com

Hartford, CT

3/21/98

8:30:39 AM

Great Site....like to see more history of the LRDG and if anyone has oral histories from members that would be great


luca bernardini

lubernard @ dada.it

Florence, Italy

3/20/98

3:38:08 PM

Great page,

I've recently bought a Bergen rucksack signed to the LRDG, L.


ADRIAN  BROWN

MODTRAF @ AOL.COM

FAVERSHAM  KENT  UK

3/20/98

12:20:13 PM

PLEASE UPDATE MY TRUCK PHOTO ENJOYED THE SITE


Dr Zsolt Torok

zoltorok @ ludens.elte.hu

Budapest, Hungary

3/19/98

2:21:11 AM

Congratulations on the excellent site! I have just completed the biography of Laszlo Almasy, the Hungarian explorer, who worked for the other side in the North African front. Is there anyone who has some information as to his desert patrol? Those interested in his life story see: http://www.mercatormag.com/desertlov.htm Best wishes, Zsolt


Mark McAullay

macca.hevilift @ global.net.pg

Port Moresby,Papua New Guinea

3/15/98

1:48:43 PM

To all concerned, If you can get a copy of the remade film "SAHARA", starring James Belushi. The last scene has the LRDG depicted with "Willys" jeep and 30cwt ton Chev. A very good scene. Regards, macca


TIM MCLEOD

r.a.mcleod @ xtra.co.nz

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND

3/7/98

12:48:22 PM

EXCELLENT SITE, MY GREAT UNCLE 3388 W.O.II ARCHIBALD FORBES MCLEOD B.E.M COMMANDED LIGHT REPAIR SECTION A SQDN L.R.D.G HENCE MY INTEREST IN THE GROUP .HE WAS BORN CANADA 1 JULY 1905 NEAR KAMLOOPS B.C.


BRIAN STEWART

BSTE211160 @ AOL.COM

BELFAST,NORTHERN IRELAND

3/6/98

6:18:11 AM

GREAT TO SEE AWEB SITE ON THR L.R.D.G. GREAT AND BRAVE REGIMENT.


archy

sniper @ hyperchat.com

Indiana and Tennessee, USA

2/16/98

12:14:39 AM

See the *Popski's Private Army* homepage at :

http://www.geocities.com/Pentagon/2477

A link to the L.R.D.G. page will be added soon.


lt s montgomery nih uk

UK

2/10/98

6:30:20 AM

good site


David Wisker

kcdgw @ aol.com

Lee's Summit, Missouri, USA

2/7/98

10:31:40 PM

Fascinating, well-designed site, about a little-known unit (at least in this country). Well done!


Merlin Hanson

eshanson @ clark.net

Park Hall Maryland

1/26/98

10:31:37 AM

I enjoyed viewing your LRDG and was impressed by the amount of work that must have gone into it. I looked for LRDG's specifically since I am a member of the 1st S.A.S. Re-enactment unit. It is interesting to see a vehicle that played in our unit's history.Many thanks Sgt. Merlin Hanson, 1st S.A.S.


Chris Cone

ccone @ ix.netcom.com

Highlands Ranch, Colorado

1/21/98

4:48:02 PM

Jack, Greetings from snowy Colorado. The guest book is a nice addition to the page. Any news from Skennerton on the magazine cover. I have yet to receive the 4th quarter '97 edition of his mag.

Regards, Chris


Barry Gillespie

Lawrenceville, GA

1/20/98

9:22:29 AM

One of my students (I'm a high school teacher) claimes his grandfather was a menber of the LRDG. I decided to try to find some info on him. Thanks for your site.


Glenn Sousa

Sbarky @ aol.com

Millbrae,CA

1/19/98

10:51:54 PM

Thanks for linkin' my page to your sight... Maybe someday..I'll put together a classy page like yours...


George Patton III

GPIII @ industrial.net

New York, NY

1/19/98

11:21:49 AM

Fascinating information about material that too few people are aware of. Hopefully, your dedication to preservation will lift the veil of mystery shrouding a piece of history long neglected.

Regards, George


Mike kelly

vk3cz @ sympac.com.au

Victoria  , Australia

1/15/98

2:28:30 AM

Hello from mike, Just saying thanks for a great site and to let you know a friend of mine, Vic isbuilding a replica 1940 Chev 30 cwt desert truck. i have been collecting/restoring WW2 vehicles for 20 yrs. the locally assembled military Chevs used 9-00 x 18" tyres and 9-00 x 10.50 tyres on split military rims. We cant find those tyres now ! Vics truck is painted in mid-stone/ red camoflage. Thanks again for the web page. bye de mike


Sam Halderman

ruthums @ pacbell.net

San Diego, CA

1/6/98

10:34:35 PM

Very interesting site, with GREAT information. I found your site while looking for information about the restoration of military jeeps. Would like to know more about the LRDG and SAS. Were they connected with each other? I also would like to know if the books you mention are still in print or if you know where I could find them. Again a GREAT SITE! Would like to receive more information about your group.

Best Regards, Sam Halderman, San Diego, CA, USA


Rod Diery

rod @ rocketship.com

12/31/97

10:23:38 PM

Great work mate. Your page is getting better all the time. Hopefully you will see the light soon and put on some more pics of the Ford F30 in LRDG pattern. And thanks for the link to my CMP page.


Keith Beohmer

12/31/97

6:37:26 PM

I got the author wrong for the fine book "Long Range Desert Group" by W.B. Kennedy Shaw, not David Lloyd Owen, as previously noted.

K.B.


keith boehmer

boehmerk @ cadvision.com

12/31/97

6:28:33 PM

recently read "popski's private army" by V. Peniakoff and "L.R.D.G." by David Lloyd Owen and "Stirling's Desert Raiders" by Virginia Cowles. . Stories of your groups, and similar groups exploits are facinating and unique. I am glad that you had the foresight to preserve this legacy. I am a new born internet surfer, so I am happy to see this topic on the net. Thanks, Keith.


Harlan Glenn of King and Country

kngcntry @ westworld.com

12/31/97

3:12:05 PM

Nice site, your recruiting will only get better with this in use, it did wonders for our reenactor groups. http://www.westworld.com/~kngcntry/index.html


Mike Smith

M.Smith @ MCMAIL.COM

12/31/97

7:16:04 AM

My brother, 2328696 Signalman Kenneth Smith served with the LRDG in North Africa and the Balkans. He was killed on the Island of Ist in the Adriatic on 10th January 1945 and was posthumously awarded the George Cross. I have his service medals but do not know where the George Cross is now. I belive it may have been sold !


Andrew Pippos

uniclima @ matrix.kapatel.gr

12/31/97

2:52:32 AM

Nice to find a very interesting site on LRDG some 17 years after reading Swinson's book on the subject. Congratulations and best regards.


Tom Casey

tjcasey @ vcn.com

12/29/97

9:56:35 PM

Very pleased to find your well done site as I have always been interested in the LRDG since reading the Ballantine paperback on them. I still have a 85% finished LRDG Matchbox truck/jeep scene that I need to finish--this will probably be sufficient inspiration. I wish I had known of your group's activity as I lived in the West Coast rain forest up till 4 yrs ago. Stovebolt Sixes forever!


Lazarus Reznick

Tapatrivedi @ pol.net

12/29/97

11:20:49 AM

I'm glad to have found your page. I think that the work on it is of excellent quality. Although I'm sure you must have read it by now, If you haven't, pick up a copy of Panzer Commander (The Memoirs of Colonel Hans von Luck). It has many intersesting stories about the was in Africa And particularly about the LRDG and the Royal Draggons. Keep up the great work.

Lazarus Reznick Fort Oglethorpe, GA


George Burns

12/24/97

8:58:49 AM

Excellent site - brings back memories - amazing finding a vehicle in 1984!


Tom Barker

stead @ iinet.net.au

12/20/97

8:03:06 PM

Interesting page, but am curious? you mention nothing of how the LRDG was originally formed. Regards T.O.B. ex LRDG before it was moterised. 2982252 Pte Barker 1st Bn Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders.


Mark  Spanky  Davis

Mkspanki

12/20/97

8:01:13 PM

Hey! Jack's truck looks great !!


MIKE

overld44 @ gte.net

12/19/97

8:20:44 PM

Please contact me regarding east coast WWII SAS reenactment group. We would be very interested in communications with your group, in view of the related histories of both the original units. Hope to hear from you soon.


Robin Lloyd Owen

robin.lloyd_owen @ which.net

12/18/97

2:53:41 PM

I am keen to trace as much background to David Lloyd Owen, formerly of LRDG, although I believe he is unrelated to me. We just have the same surname.


DEREK FREEMAN

LEADERCOMPONENTS @ COMPUSERVE.UK

12/16/97

9:47:11 AM

MY FATHER, GEOFFREY FREEMAN WAS A SOLDIER IN THE LRDG DURING THE LAST WAR.


Geoff WinningtonBall

whiskey @ netwave.ca

12/13/97

8:55:44 AM

Outstanding job, sir!

I commend your efforts, especially with regards the detail I saw in your photos - even the original tread patterns - and, of course with your applied stowage of kit. I've always believed something like this should reflect the way in which they were used at the time, as opposed to 'factory-new' restorations. You've done great work.


Alan Battenburg

clarke @ narrows.com

12/12/97

12:12:05 PM

Nice web page keep up the good work


frank de vos

desfox @ xs4all.be

12/11/97

9:10:18 AM

frank


B

12/10/97

3:50:34 PM

I live in New Zealand and I am writing a book on the LRDG. Your website is very interesting and has given me a new path of knowledge, however, I think you should include a Postal address.


TMcGaughey

TMcGaughey @ hc.itas.net

12/9/97

5:43:51 PM

Great site.Thanks for sharing the info.


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