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Postby CHThree » Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:25 pm

Cadaceus wrote:Wear did you get the buckle boots from? My next purchase I think
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Epic, made by SEMS which is the same company "Sturm" I am told. They seem quite good, but time will tell if they stand up to a pounding at Devil's Hill.
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Postby CHThree » Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:26 pm

Wladek wrote:
CHThree wrote:US buckle boots, all nice and suedey.


We have a huge tub of Dubbin that you can use if you like. :twisted:

:slap: I finished my little tin and bought some more. They are looking nice and dark now.
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Postby CHThree » Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:03 pm

A photo of my Great Uncle Christmas (no, really, he was born 25/12/1900) taken some time in 1945, (44 years old and just a buck private), shortly after plastic surgery to reconstruct his chin. He had been wounded not too long after D-Day, but I don't know any more than that about it.

The only time my mum ever met him was shortly before D-Day (she was 4 1/2) when he was billeted in Cardiff and he turned up at their house in Pontypridd in the wee small hours. He stayed for an hour or two, told my Gran (his sister) they were shipping out very shortly and left to go back to camp. They hadn't seen each other for 20 or so years before that, and I'm not sure if they ever saw each other again.

By strange coincidence the only "David Christmas Roberts" (That was my great uncle's full name, but apparently he never used David) I can find on the web was captain of the Liberty ship SS Samarovsk which was, it seems, involved in the invasion ferrying Welsh Regiment/ Royal Artillery units to Normandy. Obviously not my relative, but what are the odds of there being two people called David Christmas Roberts involved in the Normandy Invasion?

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Re: Latest Acquisitions

Postby Chomley-Warner » Thu Sep 23, 2010 6:50 am

CHThree wrote:... but what are the odds of there being two people called David Christmas Roberts involved in the Normandy Invasion?

90,000:1 on day 1 :lol:
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Postby Yith » Thu Sep 23, 2010 7:37 am

Er... he's an American?
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Re: Latest Acquisitions

Postby JD7 » Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:47 am

Yes Richard, that can happen.
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Postby Yith » Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:56 am

Yeah... I was just wondering about the history of it all... It's an interesting story!
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Postby Wladek » Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:02 am

Ranj will arrive and tell us all surely, though I am assuming this is the basis of his relatives in America.
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Postby CHThree » Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:20 pm

I think he emigrated to the US when he was about 16, his parents sent him to live with some relatives.
Wladek wrote: this is the basis of his relatives in America

Not really, all the relatives I actually know in the US are on my dad's side of the family so of indian decent (via S.Wales) and are in California. There is, it seems, a Welsh dynasty of Roberts's (My maternal gran's maiden name) in Buffalo, NY who I am only just finding out about.

Chomley-Warner wrote:90,000:1 on day 1 :lol:

Oh, if only it was that easy...
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Postby Wladek » Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:25 pm

This all sounds very interesting and exciting for you, so much so that I am interested and excited by proxy :happydance: - which is rather sad really. :oops:
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Postby Yith » Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:51 pm

Yeah all sorts of interesting family history, nice! :)
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Re: Latest Acquisitions

Postby No1_sonuk » Thu Sep 23, 2010 6:13 pm

Skeleton stock for my AGM Sten from Bear.
Very nice. Perfect fit, and much more comfortable than the T-stock.
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Postby Chomley-Warner » Sat Sep 25, 2010 1:38 pm

I popped over to Springfields today to stock up on camping gas and spotted a pair of new Feurhand Baby 276 storm lanterns for £8.99 each. What a bargain - snapped 'em up! I shall be removing a pair of poor quality Chinese made lanterns from the crate to make room for them.
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Re: Latest Acquisitions

Postby Kermit » Tue Sep 28, 2010 1:16 pm

Delivery from Panther Store.

Plane Tree Zeltbahn. Superb quality!
M42 Oakleaf helmet cover. Excellent, one of the best - if not the best - repro's i've seen so far.
M42 Plane Tree helmet cover. Er, I ordered a sodding M40 type :evil:
4 x Tunic belt hook. Er, where the feck are they? :evil:

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Re: Latest Acquisitions

Postby scaleyback » Tue Sep 28, 2010 3:02 pm

about 8-10 tins of british army ww2 issue dubbin.

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