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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 12:49 am 
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Hey guys, i've tried to do my own research on this unit because my great uncle was a part of the battalion in ww2. I know they went into Italy, southern France and Greece. But i can't find out much more, there isn't much information flying around atm about the 5th scottish. If anyone has any information please let me know. Also if anyone has any information on the kit they wore i'd appreciate it. I would think they'd wear normal BD but would they wear KD in italy.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:21 am 
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A Parachute Battalion? With not very much information on it? I find that very hard to believe. :wink:

http://www.paradata.org.uk/units/5th-sc ... -battalion
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/5th_%28Sco ... _Battalion

for a starter.

The later has the beginnings of a bibliography at the bottom, but I am sure someone in the know more then I can point you to a whole array of websites. :good:

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 5:33 pm 
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Thanks very much, would they have worn KD's along with their denison in Italy or Bd's?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:54 pm 
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I can only assume that they would have been the same as any other unit in Italy - a bunch of scruffs wearing mix and match of KD and BD!

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:40 pm 
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Thank you :good:


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