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Re: Royal Marines WW2 photographs
« Reply #18 on: Sunday 20 August 17 11:03 BST (UK) »
Interesting and great photos your Royal Marine was I believe a gunner on an Landing Craft Guns (LCG) with a ramp at the fore end ..... not sure what their function was ..... to land guns?
The Japanese were surely captured and suitably identified by the paper on the arm.
I wonder if the site was Rabaul  where the Japanese surrendered?
Joe
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Re: Royal Marines WW2 photographs
« Reply #19 on: Sunday 20 August 17 11:26 BST (UK) »
Glad you enjoyed them Joe. I have no idea where or when they were taken. Dad said he served on LCGs and was a gunner.
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« Reply #20 on: Thursday 12 November 20 09:00 GMT (UK) »
Since posting the photographs I have obtained Dad's service record showing which craft he served on and where his war service took him. He started his training at Eastney Barracks, Southsea, was sent to bases in Scotland for Landing Craft training and eventually  served aboard LCG(L)s 10, 11, 13 and 18. He saw action in Operation Husky, the landings at Sicily and Italy and at Sword beach in the Normandy landings on D Day. He also served in India, Burma and Malaya. There is also another photo taken during or after his basic training. It would be great if someone out there recognizes any of the people in any of the pictures.
Madden, Cunningham, Webb, Upton, Kinsey, Askew