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Name: Denis Lee
­email: dionysious 1228@gmail.com
Location: Burlington Ontario Canada
Date: 11 Nov 2015
Time: 08:19:53

Comments

Denis Lee Senior was a first lieutenant with the LRDG. After the desert campaign they smuggled arms and munitions from Italy to the partisans in Yugoslavia. The boat used was "La Paloma" ??? Photos available


Name: Julie Peakman
­email: juliepeakman at bttinternet.com
Location: London
Date: 30 Oct 2015
Time: 09:16:59

Comments

I am writing a book on the Battle of Leros and am looking for anyone who has memories, photographs or anything to share.


Name: SID HOUSTON
­email: sidhous@aol.com
Location: NORFOLK ENGLAND
Date: 11 Feb 2015
Time: 01:15:05

Comments

MY UNCLE ALBERT HOUSTON SERVED WITH THE LONG RANGE DESERT RATS. MY COUSIN HAD A BOOK WITH HIS NAME IN IT, BUT IT HAS GONE MISSING AM TRYING TO TRACE SAID BOOK TO PURCHASE, IF ANY ONE KNOWS TITLE OF BOOK OR ANY INFORMATION I WOULD BE VERY GRATFUL.


Name: Stephen Russell
­email: stephenrusell@sbcglobal.net
Location: United States
Date: 06 Feb 2015
Time: 17:46:13

Comments

Love to see a LRDG TV serial & use true missions for TV show & or movie. Only know LRDG from 1960s movie Tobruck & the SIG Unit. & 60s TV show Rat Patrol.


Name: Roger Barlow
­email: rwbarlow@hotmail.com
Location: Colorado, US
Date: 10 Jan 2015
Time: 19:51:48

Comments

I've recently moved to the US from New Zealand and found your sight very interesting. My father was an infantryman with the 22 Battalion, 2 NZEF, from 1940-1945. He served in North Africa, Tunisia and Italy.


Name: Paul Blakeborough
­email: pblakeborough@zoho.com
Location: UK
Date: 21 Nov 2014
Time: 04:46:02

Comments

Hoping to get in touch with David Barker... Grandson of Trevor Barker (Little Waco pilot) The Email shown on 1999 no longer works... Anybody have up-to-date contact details? Regards.


Name: Henrik Soerensen
­email: blazne@hotmail.dk
Location: Fredericia, Denmark
Date: 09 Nov 2014
Time: 02:33:47

Comments

My great respect for the soldiers who serve in the LRDG and to those who died in the service of LRDG, you will not be forgotten. Henrik Soerensen


Name: JAMES MENY
­email: JAMES.EMENY@BTOPENWORLD.COM
Location: REDHILLM SURREY, UK
Date: 24 Oct 2014
Time: 03:08:37

Comments

MY GRANDFATHER BERT EMENY WAS A KIWI LRDG IN WW2 - ANY PHOTOS OR INFO APPRECIATED


Name: david blake
­email: blakesbuild@btinternet.com
Location: norfolk
Date: 30 Sep 2014
Time: 07:55:22

Comments

My uncle, Alan Cross from Wicklewood Norfolk, he is now 95 and is an old LRDG member and I am trying to find out about his past, does anyone here know of him or his exploits


Name: Jonathan smejkal
­email: johnsmejkal1@hotmail.co.UK
Location: camborne cornwall
Date: 18 Jul 2014
Time: 17:53:52

Comments

my grandfathers name was Herbert Wallace from camborne cornwall he was with the royal corps of signals. i also heard he served with the long range desert group. i think some of his mates called him corny does anyone remember him


Name: Anthony Cave
­email: Cavetony@hotmail.com
Location: Epsom Surrey England
Date: 23 Jun 2014
Time: 09:33:17

Comments

Hi, Tich Cave was my father. I have fond memories of him telling me the story of hie escape across the desert.. He is sorely missed by all who knew him. Anthony Cave Jnr


Name: Charles Williams
­email: charleswilliams41@yahoo.com
Location: Fulton, Missouri
Date: 16 May 2014
Time: 17:29:07

Comments

Being a veteran myself I salute does who have gone before me to preserve peace and humanity. Thank you


Name: Gary Finnan
­email: Gary@garyfinnan.com
Location: Dundee Scotland
Date: 14 May 2014
Time: 22:55:30

Comments

Looking for info on James McNiesh - Grandfather A&S Highlanders, as in LRDG Friends with Monty Banks Helmieh Barracks Heliopolis Cairo


Name: bob morgan
­email: bob@sydconc.com.au
Location: sydney australia
Date: 09 Feb 2014
Time: 14:33:53

Comments

just update email address my father served as a trooper in the unit for a number of years prehaps we could get russel crowe to make a movie and star in it now there,s an idea! regards to all family and friends of the LRDG


Name: Stijn Steegen
­email: lightningdivision@telenet.be
Location: Belgium
Date: 10 Dec 2013
Time: 11:31:00

Comments

Great website!!! Would like to place an order for some patches but the emails keep coming back.Is the email address still the same or not?


Name: Jonathan Pittaway
­email: pittaway@iafrica.com
Location: Durban, South Africa
Date: 30 Oct 2013
Time: 10:32:57

Comments

Greetings from Durban. please I am looking for any of the families of members of the Indian Long Range Squadron, particularly Patrol commanders; officers with the surnames of Birdwood, Cantley, Nangle and Rand. thank you.


Name: Gary Oleson
­email: oleson31@hotmail.com
Location: Potomac Falls, Virginia
Date: 07 Jul 2013
Time: 16:01:27

Comments

I've been interested in LRDG since the 1950's when I read about Popski in James Sanderson's Behind Enemy Lines. I started learning more at a Preservation Society display in California almost 20 years ago. Thank you for keeping the memories alive!


Name: James Greason
­email: jamsgreason@yahoo.com.au
Location: Brisbane Queensland Australia
Date: 01 Jun 2013
Time: 02:51:28

Comments

I am interested as my father Jack (Geordie) Greason was a trooper and I find it all very interesting


Name: allan melia
­email:
Location: rahway new jersey
Date: 04 Mar 2013
Time: 19:49:12

Comments

great site, would like to learn more about their communications equipment, have most of the books except kiwi scorpions


Name: Jonathan Pittaway
­email: pittaway@iafrica.com
Location: Durban, KZN, South Africa
Date: 11 Feb 2013
Time: 11:38:19

Comments

SUDAN DEFENCE FORCE please anyone with pics or scans please contact me in connection with my book LRDG RHODESIA. thank you.


Name: Jonathan Pittaway
­email: pittaway@iafrica.com
Location: Durban, South Africa
Date: 19 Jan 2013
Time: 09:49:33

Comments

Looking for the family of Gus Holliman, S Patrol Officer Commanding, thanks. any help appreciated.


Name: David Ereira
­email:
Location: london england
Date: 08 Jan 2013
Time: 14:34:36

Comments

My father Tommy Ereira served with the Lrdg. According to his Diary he also served with a sgt Fields. Fields was Killed whilst silencing a German machine gun Nest and was Buried by his Gun. My fathers original Reg. was the 60th Rifles.


Name: Sam Hamilton
­email: shamil0725@aol.com
Location: Stillwater, OK, USA
Date: 29 Nov 2012
Time: 15:42:18

Comments

I was drawn to your fabulous site after viewing a video about LRDG on the Haggerty Ins site. That video was of an expert who doesn't know how to pronounce Willys. He pronounced it as "willy's" instead of the correct "willis," as in Willys-Overland.


Name: Jonathan Pittaway
­email: pittaway@iafrica.com
Location: Durban, KZN, South Africa
Date: 18 Nov 2012
Time: 01:07:54

Comments

please I am looking for the family of Jimmy Higham, Rhodesian patrol, Long Range Desert Group. thanks.


Name: J Metcalf
­email: jmetcalf2461@yahoo.com.au
Location: Australia
Date: 04 Nov 2012
Time: 13:41:21

Comments

John Metcalf passed away 15th Sept.2012. LRDG 1942 to 1945 as m.o on Y and M patrols. Service in Egypt, Dodecanese, Balkans, Italy.


Name: James Matsuzaki
­email:
Location: Santa Clara, CA, USA
Date: 02 Oct 2012
Time: 10:58:26

Comments

Fantastic website! I am so proud you are in my state and what you are doing to honor the history that the LRDG made. I hope to see you at a show, sometime.


Name: Shaun Smillie
­email: shaunsmillie@hotmail.com
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Date: 11 Sep 2012
Time: 10:09:43

Comments

William Findlay Smillie a member of the LRDG took an Italian officer prisoner and I am trying to ID him. I have photos Any help would be appreciated. I am recording my search on my blog @ www.shaunsmillie.com.


Name: Jonathan Pittaway
­email: pittaway@iafrica.com
Location: Durban, South Africa
Date: 05 Sep 2012
Time: 09:28:39

Comments

James (Jimmy) Higham; is anyone in connection with his family, late S Patrol, LRDG, Western Desert. thanks very much.


Name: Carlos Alberto Ruchaud
­email: ruchaud@terra.com.br
Location: Florianopolis, SC - Brazil
Date: 27 Aug 2012
Time: 10:14:04

Comments

Studying WWII for the last 45 years, LRDG prowesses are among my favorite stories. I also have W.B.K Shaw book LRDG in my library. Congrats by doing this website


Name: Lyn Crossley
­email: lyn.crossley@farmside.co.nz
Location: New Zealand
Date: 21 Aug 2012
Time: 19:49:16

Comments

Daughter of Guardsman Jack Crossley G Patrol


Name: Harmon Ward
­email: hjw@pacbell.net
Location: Anaheim
Date: 17 Aug 2012
Time: 13:22:06

Comments

We met at Old Fort MacArthur Day, 2012. I am the VP of the Historical Miniatures Gaming Society


Name: Infidel
­email:
Location: Planet Earth
Date: 13 Aug 2012
Time: 04:51:58

Comments

Sad to inform that Eric "Kip" Kiley, formerly of M2 Patrol L.R.D.G. passed away recently in Blackheath, London. He took part in one of the few LRDG operational Para drops, jumping into Siena, Italy on 13th June 1944.


Name: Jonathan Pittaway
­email: pittaway@iafrica.com
Location: Durban, South Africa
Date: 09 Aug 2012
Time: 00:52:00

Comments

Greetings from Durban. trying to get hold of anyone related to the late Jim Henry, officer in S Patrol, LRDG. it is in connection with my book LRDG RHODESIA. thank you.


Name: Frank Taylor
­email: kokoda@arach.net.au
Location: Perth Western Australia
Date: 08 Aug 2012
Time: 23:28:12

Comments

Very good site; interesting reading. Thanks for the work. I plan more visits back to Libya etc when socially stable again...


Name: John Metcalf
­email: jmetcalf2461@yahoo.com.au
Location: Wollongong NSW
Date: 08 Jul 2012
Time: 20:50:59

Comments

John Metcalf senior turned 95 years old on 8.7.2012. Served in LRDG as MO in Y and M patrols from oct 1942 until end of war.


Name: John Tatham
­email: johntatham@cogeco.ca
Location: Georgetown, Ontario, Canada.
Date: 23 May 2012
Time: 11:51:50

Comments

Just stumbled on your site. Most interesting. I have a 1953 M38A1 fully restored and I attempt to educate on the Koren Conflict. I am a member of the OMVA (Ontario Military Vehicle Association)and the MVPA.


Name: Valer Gilbert
­email: vgilbert@hotmail.com
Location: Glasgow Scotland
Date: 20 May 2012
Time: 00:43:49

Comments

Let us never forget what these extraordinary brave men endured for all of us .My father sevved with the LRDG in Italy and North Africa Sergeant Patrick (Pete)Callan.


Name: Lauren Edwards
­email:
Location: England (Zimbabwean)
Date: 22 Apr 2012
Time: 14:01:26

Comments

I'm trying to find any kind of info about my grandfather, Noel John Edwards(aka Ned). He was in the LRDG and apparently spent most of the war as a PoW in Trieste, Italy. Any help would be greatly appreciated!


Name: Andrew Mileham
­email: andrewmileham393@hotmail.com
Location: Wiltshire
Date: 19 Apr 2012
Time: 11:15:49

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: Thomas
­email:
Location: Fort Bragg, NC , USA
Date: 04 Mar 2012
Time: 16:22:22

Comments

Very interesting site, Im Currenlty in a Modern Unit that Conducts Desert mobility. been doing it for 9 years. we operate just the same as the LRDG. Its good to see that the history is still here for us to look at.


 

Name: Carlos Alberto Ruchaud
­email: ruchaud@terra.com.br
Location: Florianopolis, SC - Brazil
Date: 27 Aug 2012
Time: 10:14:04

Comments

Studying WWII for the last 45 years, LRDG prowesses are among my favorite stories. I also have W.B.K Shaw book LRDG in my library. Congrats by doing this website


Name: Lyn Crossley
­email: lyn.crossley@farmside.co.nz
Location: New Zealand
Date: 21 Aug 2012
Time: 19:49:16

Comments

Daughter of Guardsman Jack Crossley G Patrol


Name: Harmon Ward
­email: hjw@pacbell.net
Location: Anaheim
Date: 17 Aug 2012
Time: 13:22:06

Comments

We met at Old Fort MacArthur Day, 2012. I am the VP of the Historical Miniatures Gaming Society


Name: Infidel
­email:
Location: Planet Earth
Date: 13 Aug 2012
Time: 04:54:42

Comments

...cont Lt. Simon Denis St. Ledger Fleming and Rifleman Bob Savage both died due to parachute failure. Some were quickly surrounded and captured but others including Kiley escaped. Eric subsequently made his way back to Allied lines.


Name: Infidel
­email:
Location: Planet Earth
Date: 13 Aug 2012
Time: 04:51:58

Comments

Sad to inform that Eric "Kip" Kiley, formerly of M2 Patrol L.R.D.G. passed away recently in Blackheath, London. He took part in one of the few LRDG operational Para drops, jumping into Siena, Italy on 13th June 1944.


Name: Jonathan Pittaway
­email: pittaway@iafrica.com
Location: Durban, South Africa
Date: 09 Aug 2012
Time: 00:52:00

Comments

Greetings from Durban. trying to get hold of anyone related to the late Jim Henry, officer in S Patrol, LRDG. it is in connection with my book LRDG RHODESIA. thank you.


Name: John Metcalf
­email: jmetcalf2461@yahoo.com.au
Location: Wollongong NSW
Date: 08 Jul 2012
Time: 20:50:59

Comments

John Metcalf senior turned 95 years old on 8.7.2012. Served in LRDG as MO in Y and M patrols from oct 1942 until end of war.


Name: John Tatham
­email: johntatham@cogeco.ca
Location: Georgetown, Ontario, Canada.
Date: 23 May 2012
Time: 11:51:50

Comments

Just stumbled on your site. Most interesting. I have a 1953 M38A1 fully restored and I attempt to educate on the Koren Conflict. I am a member of the OMVA (Ontario Military Vehicle Association)and the MVPA.


Name: Valer Gilbert
­email: vgilbert@hotmail.com
Location: Glasgow Scotland
Date: 20 May 2012
Time: 00:43:49

Comments

Let us never forget what these extraordinary brave men endured for all of us .My father sevved with the LRDG in Italy and North Africa Sergeant Patrick (Pete)Callan.


Name: Lauren Edwards
­email:
Location: England (Zimbabwean)
Date: 22 Apr 2012
Time: 14:01:26

Comments

I'm trying to find any kind of info about my grandfather, Noel John Edwards(aka Ned). He was in the LRDG and apparently spent most of the war as a PoW in Trieste, Italy. Any help would be greatly appreciated!


Name: Andrew Mileham
­email: andrewmileham393@hotmail.com
Location: Wiltshire
Date: 19 Apr 2012
Time: 11:15:49

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: aoatrade
Name: About EducationP
­email: education@cancerde.com.b
Location:
Date: 16 Apr 2012
Time: 22:50:48

Comments

Loved this this site!! congratulations!


Name: Dodoabnof
­email: boosh11199920@gmail.co
Location: United Arab Emirates
Date: 16 Apr 2012
Time: 04:59:43

Comments

Hey man nice blog


Name: Frank Iacobucci
­email: oilmanx3@yahoo.com
Location: USA Rhode Island
Date: 02 Apr 2012
Time: 17:18:31

Comments

good page i am looking for pics on the sas jeeps i build models an like too get more info thank you


Name: Thomas
­email:
Location: Fort Bragg, NC , USA
Date: 04 Mar 2012
Time: 16:22:22

Comments

Very interesting site, Im Currenlty in a Modern Unit that Conducts Desert mobility. been doing it for 9 years. we operate just the same as the LRDG. Its good to see that the history is still here for us to look at.


Name: David Wilson
­email: david.wilson546@virgin.net
Location: Suffolk UK
Date: 12 Feb 2012
Time: 02:31:32

Comments

Just to report that my Father-in-Law Albert George Frederick Moorey (b11.10.21) died on the 5th April 2011, having suffered a major stroke in June 2010. I managed to record many of his war-time memories beforehand. DVW


Name: Major Gary Wallace
­email: gary@wdrg.org
Location: Scotland
Date: 14 Jan 2012
Time: 10:16:24

Comments

looking info on Capt Simms, Royal Warwicks,taken POW 13,01,42 carrying out OP on Fort Marada.I am after anything at all to do with him and if any members are still alive of his family, photos of his patrol,anything?Poss a Y1 ptl comd


Name: Harry Adderley
­email: harry.adderley@ntlworld.com
Location: UK
Date: 14 Jan 2012
Time: 08:35:19

Comments

I am looking for information about an old comrade in the RAF Regiment formally of a Scottish regimentand SAS. He designed the SAS insignia. Robert Tate mm sadly nolonger with us.


Name: Suedigiquem
­email: yedek27@panasonicgf1.ne
Location: Ireland
Date: 04 Jan 2012
Time: 16:16:32

Comments

Thank you for good site. Very helpful. bye...


Name: TinaMoody
­email: Tina.Moody@Kent.Gov.Uk
Location: Folkestone, Kent, England
Date: 29 Dec 2011
Time: 11:23:11

Comments

Does anyone have any information on Edward (Ted) John Moody ? He was a radio operator, captured twice and escaped twice !


Name: Ian Mills
­email: ianfmills2@msn.com
Location: Warrington Cheshire
Date: 06 Dec 2011
Time: 01:16:23

Comments

Info reqd. on Albert Knox. Believed to be part of LRDG. Also serviced in Italy.


Name: CNA Training
­email: Femgrappefe@aol.co
Location: Mexico
Date: 22 Nov 2011
Time: 19:45:43

Comments

Hi! I've been reading your website for a long time now and finally got the courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from New Caney Texas! Just wanted to say keep up the good work!


Name: aquarfFum
­email: kasandrawgaciach@tlen.p
Location: Nubinence
Date: 11 Nov 2011
Time: 08:26:32

Comments

Very good article. Coherent and informative just like a good article should be. I'll definitively be back for more.


Name: frank pillinger
­email: frankP@talk21.com
Location: staines,england
Date: 11 Nov 2011
Time: 05:53:01

Comments

My uncle dick MUMFORD, died a few days ago, aged 91 years, he served in the LRDG, in the second world war, he was from Chobham, maybe one of the last members, any one having knowledge of him contact me on the above e mail


Name: Brett Campbell
­email: bmcamp@aol.com
Location: Bluffton, SC, USA
Date: 03 Nov 2011
Time: 17:43:42

Comments

Just finished reading "Killing Rommel", and I am very interested in learning more about LRDG. They sound like an amazing bunch of men! May they always be remembered!


Name: Paul Briant
­email: paul@scyachts.com
Location: San Diego, California orig. South Africa
Date: 02 Nov 2011
Time: 21:08:57

Comments

Absolutely wonderful site that honors all those involved in this little known, but crucial battle of the war. Thank you for your work and passion.


Name: ray adams
­email: chopperray2@msn.com
Location: Birmingham, England
Date: 15 Oct 2011
Time: 08:21:30

Comments

Has any one got any photo's they can email me of Y patrol LRDG.I reenact LRDG and appear to be one of the very few in England that do so. Any information would be greatly recieved..Thank You.Ray Adams.


Name: mal greenhill
­email: malcolm.greenhill310@btinternet.com
Location: east sussex
Date: 13 Oct 2011
Time: 13:23:50

Comments

my dad was dennis snooky greenhill.any one heard of him?


Name: eugene schoon
­email: eugene.schoon@gmail.com
Location: newcastle, south africa
Date: 18 Sep 2011
Time: 14:07:25

Comments

Great site. Keeping the memory of my grandfather alive. REO Armand, LRDG Rhodesia.


Name: Trish Speer
­email:
Location: Kent, England
Date: 29 Aug 2011
Time: 05:43:03

Comments

Does anyone have any info or photos of my Father Wally BYATT? Served in Y and M patrols with Maj.Gen LLoyd Owen, Alan Denniff, Ken Lazarus, Jimmy Patch and was captured on Leros as POW


Name: Paul Lambourn
­email: Paulambourn@aol.com
Location: Slough
Date: 11 Aug 2011
Time: 04:00:20

Comments

Most interseting web site. I have a full set of desert gear, used to Living History and talking to public. If you are short a crewman at any time and I am available. Please ask. Paul


Name: Maurice Burley
­email: patriciaburley@btinternet.com
Location: East Midlands, Birmingham UK
Date: 12 Jul 2011
Time: 11:23:26

Comments

Hi. My father, after joining the Beds & Herts Yeomanry at the outbreak and serving in the siege of Tobruk, transferred to the LRDG. He was a great character and died in 1985. His name was Leonard William Burley.


Name: Russell Wilson
­email: russtwilson@gmail.com
Location: Hermosa Beach, CA, USA
Date: 02 Jul 2011
Time: 21:31:14

Comments

Grew up dirt biking in the Southern California desert and recently read Pressfield's "Killing Rommel", which took me back and also to your lovely site. Thanks for keeping and sharing this history!


Name: Jack Valenti
­email: lrdg@Prodigy.net
Location: California
Date: 29 Jun 2011
Time: 11:04:11

Comments

I have lost touch with Peter Clayton - Author of "Desert Explorer". His last know e-mail address no longer works, anyone having his current e-mail address or current information about him please contact me at lrdg@Prodigy.net. Thanks Jack


Name: Artiblell
­email: ju.s.t.intambling4444@gmail.co
Location: Virgin Islands
Date: 24 Jun 2011
Time: 14:15:23

Comments

Just wanted to introduce myself to the board. Im a 68 year old retired mechanic. I worked on cars all my life and never thought I'd have time for a family. Hoping to make a few friends on here.


 

Name: Jonathan Pittaway
­email: pittaway@iafrica.com
Location: Durban, South Africa
Date: 02 Oct 2011
Time: 00:02:27

Comments

am looking for Archie Gibson's son; anyone have any ideas? thanks


Name: eugene schoon
­email: eugene.schoon@gmail.com
Location: newcastle, south africa
Date: 18 Sep 2011
Time: 14:07:25

Comments

Great site. Keeping the memory of my grandfather alive. REO Armand, LRDG Rhodesia.


Name: Trish Speer
­email:
Location: Kent, England
Date: 29 Aug 2011
Time: 05:43:03

Comments

Does anyone have any info or photos of my Father Wally BYATT? Served in Y and M patrols with Maj.Gen LLoyd Owen, Alan Denniff, Ken Lazarus, Jimmy Patch and was captured on Leros as POW


Name: Paul Lambourn
­email: Paulambourn@aol.com
Location: Slough
Date: 11 Aug 2011
Time: 04:00:20

Comments

Most interseting web site. I have a full set of desert gear, used to Living History and talking to public. If you are short a crewman at any time and I am available. Please ask. Paul


Name: Maurice Burley
­email: patriciaburley@btinternet.com
Location: East Midlands, Birmingham UK
Date: 12 Jul 2011
Time: 11:23:26

Comments

Hi. My father, after joining the Beds & Herts Yeomanry at the outbreak and serving in the siege of Tobruk, transferred to the LRDG. He was a great character and died in 1985. His name was Leonard William Burley.


Name: Russell Wilson
­email: russtwilson@gmail.com
Location: Hermosa Beach, CA, USA
Date: 02 Jul 2011
Time: 21:31:14

Comments

Grew up dirt biking in the Southern California desert and recently read Pressfield's "Killing Rommel", which took me back and also to your lovely site. Thanks for keeping and sharing this history!


Name: Jack Valenti
­email: lrdg@Prodigy.net
Location: California
Date: 29 Jun 2011
Time: 11:04:11

Comments

I have lost touch with Peter Clayton - Author of "Desert Explorer". His last know e-mail address no longer works, anyone having his current e-mail address or current information about him please contact me at lrdg@Prodigy.net. Thanks Jack


Name: Artiblell
­email: ju.s.t.intambling4444@gmail.co
Location: Virgin Islands
Date: 24 Jun 2011
Time: 14:15:23

Comments

Just wanted to introduce myself to the board. Im a 68 year old retired mechanic. I worked on cars all my life and never thought I'd have time for a family. Hoping to make a few friends on here.


Name: Jonathan Pittaway
­email: pittaway@africa.com
Location: Durban, South Africa
Date: 22 May 2011
Time: 05:06:46

Comments

LRDG Indian Squadron (ILRS) please does anyone have any pic of this sub unit or of its badges and titles being worn as I need a scan or two for the third edition of my LRDG book thanks


Name: nathan jackson
­email:
Location: oxford
Date: 16 May 2011
Time: 15:01:28

Comments

Hi all, was wondering if anyone had any information regarding George Allen? he was part of the LRDG during the the second world war. would be much appreciated


Name: Paul Hollett
­email: paulh@lfstudios.com
Location: New York, NY, United States
Date: 23 Apr 2011
Time: 12:04:11

Comments

Jack ... was remembering my close friend Ray Mayeri who thought so much of you and the LRDG. Thanks for the photos ... he will be missed here too.


Name: Rui Ramos
­email: rumacara@gmail.com
Location: Portugal
Date: 16 Apr 2011
Time: 02:43:18

Comments

I have an interest in the LRDG and the SAS from WWII and i visited this site to increase my knoledge about the LRDG Excelent web site and excelent work Cheers Rui


Name: Bill Schroeder
­email: pomcgrunt@gmail.com
Location: Wyoming
Date: 02 Apr 2011
Time: 14:45:18

Comments

Always interested in the courage and audacity of the Long Range Desert Group. Just finished Steven Pressfield's Excellent Killing Rommel


Name: Darren Chard
­email: darren_chard@hotmail.co.uk
Location: Bristol U.K.
Date: 22 Mar 2011
Time: 08:21:58

Comments

Hello Jack met you and Dennis at the war and peace show many years ago! Fantastic website. Does Ian Chard still frequent this website wish to get back in touch with family members its been too long!!


Name: Robert Boyce
­email: BobbyBoyce48@yahoo.com
Location: Surprise, Arizona
Date: 15 Mar 2011
Time: 10:43:56

Comments

Hi, I've been a reenactor since 1973...done most every period of military history. My interest is the LRDG and I'm currently looking for an authentic vehicle to transform to LRDG. I have a number of vehicle questions. Enjoy your page!! Bob


Name: Ian Chard
­email: ian.chard@talktalk.net
Location: UK
Date: 15 Mar 2011
Time: 04:37:08

Comments

FAO Tom Devine. Ref your post of 11 Dec 10 regarding Frank Devine. If this refers to 'Darkie' Devine of Y Patrol my Father served with him and I have photos that I can share. Do get in touch. Regards Ian


Name: John Hassler
­email: bellagram183@aol.com
Location: Brooklyn,New York
Date: 19 Jan 2011
Time: 12:11:25

Comments

I was stationed in Kenetra Morocco for 18 months 1963 t0 1964.I wish I would have spent some time exploring WW2 instead of the bars in Rabat and Casablanca. Great site you have Thank you


Name: Toby Savage
­email: toby@tobysavage.co.uk
Location: Leicester, England.
Date: 14 Dec 2010
Time: 09:08:36

Comments

A great site and very useful for research into the LRDG. I am taking two 1943 Jeeps to Uwainat in April 2011 and have used this site as inspiration. We have three spaces still available on the trip.


Name: Tom Devine
­email: tnj59@cwgsy.net
Location: Glasgow
Date: 11 Dec 2010
Time: 15:59:56

Comments

I would like to hear from anyone who served with my uncle Frank Devine from Glasgow during WW2. Yours in anticipation. Tom


Name: michelle forrest
­email: kitten312001@yahoo.co.uk
Location: manchester england
Date: 18 Nov 2010
Time: 01:48:13

Comments

I have found 2 pictures of my grandad harry harrison on your website,as he was in the long range desert group,but never really spoke about what he did,he died in 1972. regards michelle


Name: Robin Charles Matthew
­email: Robincmatthew@gmail.com
Location: Inverness, Scotland, UK
Date: 31 Oct 2010
Time: 06:34:56

Comments

It's good to see that such a proud unit's history has been so expertly maintained (and recreated!). My grandfather served with LRDG in the early years of the war. Keep up the good work!


Name: yogamatfan
­email: munchies@matyoga.or
Location: Netherlands
Date: 29 Oct 2010
Time: 23:10:38

Comments

Hi, I'm Derek, I'm new. Please tell me if I'm violating any rules and posting in the wrong thread. I just wanted to say hello.. Sorry, if this seems like spam


Name: Joseph Smith
­email: joseph.smith@keoic.com
Location: DOHA,QATAR
Date: 26 Sep 2010
Time: 08:41:15

Comments

Fantastic web site and i have just watched the movie sea of sand 1958 depicting the regiment on one of its famous raid. Keep up the good work Joseph from Doha Qatar.


Name: Jim Harvey
­email: tube@xnet.co.nz
Location: Rotorua New Zealand
Date: 20 Aug 2010
Time: 20:38:08

Comments

Great sight have looked over all the pics and stories, I was looking for any information on an old friend the late Ronald Moore DCM to pass onto his son, Is there anything in any journals that may give me clue as to his service


Name: BRIAN MALEY
­email: BRIAN.MALEYSKY.COM@sky.com
Location: LEYLAND PRESTON LANCS
Date: 19 Aug 2010
Time: 08:22:15

Comments

Harry Rose was my uncle he served with G patrol and in 1944 he joined Popski,s Private Army served with Blitz patrol.He survived the war and died in 1987 anybody remember him


Name: Terry Chessum
­email: terry.chessum@bigpond.com
Location: Seymour, Victoria, Australia
Date: 15 Aug 2010
Time: 20:32:40

Comments

This is my first visit to your site, I am a modeler and working on a diorama using a L.R.D.G Chevrolet 30cwt truck and hope to find correct camouflage colors and get ideas as to loads etc. carried on vehicles.


Name: Rob Lester born Moisiechik
­email: robandjeanlester@gmail.com
Location: wallasey england
Date: 11 Aug 2010
Time: 09:25:14

Comments

I am looking for information on my father Lawrence victor Moisiechik who was captured at Leros on 17 nov 43. He was in 4th btn buffs and , so I am told, the LRDG . sent to stalag 7A then Altengrabow.


Name: alan bennett
­email: alanbennett34@btconnect.com
Location: Liverpool England
Date: 08 Apr 2010
Time: 05:38:22

Comments

my dad,Bill Bennett from Liverpool served in the lrdg in 1942and 43 North Africa in the vehicle workshops via 8th Army REME,can anyone help with any information on my Dads time in the desert. All his papers are now at REME musuem Arborfield


Name: malcolm greenhill
­email: malcolm.greenhill310@btinternet.com
Location: england
Date: 27 Mar 2010
Time: 12:12:25

Comments

hi, my dad was LRDG. he was in kufra,he told me about some interesting things that happened,like when the hq was bombed by the luftwaffer.he had the nickname (snooky).very proud of my dad,just wondered if any one new him?


Name: Peter Case
­email: PeterC2002@hotmail.com
Location: Sudbury, Ontario , Canada
Date: 25 Mar 2010
Time: 12:08:35

Comments

Excellent site ! Lots of great information Keep up the good work. I have a few LRDG items and thanks to your site I pieced together the history of them Peter


Name: Jonathan Pittaway
­email: pittaway@iafrica.com
Location: Durban, KZN, South Africa
Date: 25 Mar 2010
Time: 11:41:15

Comments

Greetings from hot Durban. James MacKenzie in Cape Town has a genuine cap badge and set of shoulder titles for sale. He can be contacted on militaria@netpoint.co.za its not often one sees genuine items for sale.


Name: johnlongslinger
­email: longslinger.john@gmail.co
Location: USA
Date: 15 Mar 2010
Time: 19:14:56

Comments

Hello. John here. I am new to the community. First of all, I want to thank those that have put this together. It is a great place to learn and get more information. I just wanted to make an introductory post to introduce myself. Thanks for the help.


Name: John Redfern
­email: john.redfern@iafrica.com
Location: Pretoria, South Africa
Date: 02 Mar 2010
Time: 23:59:04

Comments

My thanks to Wes Richards for contacting me recently regarding Alan Redfern (my father).


Name: michele patrucco
­email: michilsrwy@hotmail.com
Location: Italy
Date: 20 Feb 2010
Time: 09:35:08

Comments

With respect for the one who served under LRDG Insigna, even if under the flag of an enemy nation.


Name: Derek Carter
­email: derek29dk@yahoo.dk
Location: Denmark
Date: 23 Jan 2010
Time: 13:55:54

Comments

I am trying to find out anything about Col. Walton, late of the LRDG, I only knew him as Colonel Walton so no first name or initials. I got knew him back in the early 70's. Any help will be greatly appreciated, thanks.


Name: Jennifer May nee McLeod
­email: mayjennifer29@gmail.com
Location: Busia, Uganda
Date: 12 Jan 2010
Time: 09:10:16

Comments

I have been told my father was in the LRDG before being captured & sent to POW in Germany. He never spoke much about the war. He is dead now but I'm trying to find out anything about his war yrs. He was Robert Ian McLeod. Can anyone help me?


Name: Asher Pirt
­email: asher@pirtonline.org
Location: United Kingdom
Date: 03 Jan 2010
Time: 06:01:36

Comments

I am researching and writing a history of GHQ Liaison Regiment and trying to trace relatives and former members of the unit. Many thanks Asher Pirt


Name: Dan Rothenberger Jr
­email: ldr43@aim.com
Location: Shelburne, Vermont USA
Date: 18 Nov 2009
Time: 07:27:04

Comments

I am a senior master modeler and the North African campaign has been one of my all time favorites!


Name: john lawrence
­email: john.newks.lawrence@hotmail.co.uk
Location: manchester england uk
Date: 14 Nov 2009
Time: 05:21:30

Comments

my father was in the lrdg serving in italy and sicily and egypt and libya campaign. His name was alfred charles lawrence sadly he has passed away. does anybody remember him and what he actually did and any other info you might have on him.


Name: Jean Paul Machico
­email: machico@link.net
Location: Alexandria, Egypt
Date: 24 Oct 2009
Time: 14:15:36

Comments

Really impressed by their achievements, specially that I roam the same deserts with more modern tools and machines. I saw one of their old trucks in the desert.I hope people crossing them don't dismantle them. I want my son to see them one day.


Name: John Dick
­email: john.dick@etorque.com
Location: Pacific Grove, CA, USA
Date: 18 Oct 2009
Time: 14:20:52

Comments

Jack, Now I can look into getting more history on the unit and hearing some "sea stories" about specific actions. Thanks again for the barrel of fun! John


Name: Brett Curtis
­email:
Location: New Zealand
Date: 26 Sep 2009
Time: 01:23:37

Comments

HELP!!! Jack, I need a new T-shirt!!! 6 year's hard service has wrecked my one - will try to send pic - are you still making them?


Name: LTC William E Palmer
­email: m14expert@comcast.net
Location: Washington State, USA
Date: 25 Sep 2009
Time: 19:54:27

Comments

What a wonderful site. As a young LT in the 9th ID during the late 80s, we re-tooled the motorized concept and our focus was South West Asia. Its amazing to see that we were following in some great "TIRE TRACKS". Keep up this wonderful site.


Name: Terry Sales
­email: terry.sales@sky.com
Location: Crawley
Date: 09 Sep 2009
Time: 11:44:59

Comments

I am trying to find out the war record of Leonard Edward Sales a gunner attached to the 4th Indian. Other than he was a prisoner of war I do not know anything about his war.Can anybody helpin tracing his war record.


Name: frank pillinger
­email: frankP@talk21.com
Location: england
Date: 01 Sep 2009
Time: 22:16:38

Comments

my uncle richard mumford now living in chobham is now 89 and had mentioned briefly he was in the long range desert group, later fought at montye casino, anyone any knowledge of him, or of his exploits,which he rarely if ever talks about.


Name: Shane King
­email: King.s6@sky.com
Location: Kendal, Cumbria, UK
Date: 01 Sep 2009
Time: 13:43:31

Comments

I would like to find out more about my grandad John Robert King who served with the LRDG in Abayssinia and then went to Burma.


Name: David Roalfe
­email: droalfe@yahoo.co.uk
Location: Essex , England
Date: 27 Aug 2009
Time: 02:50:23

Comments

Looking for any information regarding John Daniel Knox (LRDG)SGT who served in noth Afica 1939 - 45. Thank you


Name: vincent aiello
­email: vincentaiello@live.co.uk
Location: manchester england
Date: 17 Aug 2009
Time: 08:57:04

Comments

hello my father told me that he was in this regiment his name was domanic aiello any information or photos would be gratefully welcome thanks


Name: Sal Mauro
­email:
Location: Flushing, NY USA (sadly no deserts here!)
Date: 15 Aug 2009
Time: 10:21:24

Comments

This is a great site. Over the years,I have purchased books, t-Shirt, shoulder flashes, and LRDG badge, and I have not been disappointed yet!


Name: unmareevionee
­email: stefanamraley@ireland.co
Location: United States
Date: 15 Aug 2009
Time: 07:54:51

Comments

Greetings I'm here only going to post to make my first post on this site and just wanted to say hi.


Name: Marc Bragge
­email: landserveagri@yahoo.co.uk
Location: Rhodesia( Zimbabwe)
Date: 15 Aug 2009
Time: 07:13:16

Comments

Hi my grandfather, Tommy Bragge, served with the LRDG in North Africa.Am looking for any articles that mention him as well as any anecdotal type comments. Tommy(92) and his twin, Dick, are still in Zimbabwe living with his daughter(Moira)


Name: M A H A L
­email: heart_4150@yahoo.com
Location: Philippines
Date: 05 Aug 2009
Time: 18:36:43

Comments

am looking for my friend Brian Ellis living in castleford, United Kingdom....hope I could find him ...am worried about not hearing from him.. God Bless him always..and thanks for help...byeee


Name: nigel howard
­email: howardscairn@yahoo.co.uk
Location: sunbury-on -thames tw167tn england.
Date: 29 Jul 2009
Time: 00:03:57

Comments

hi,my late father cpl.gj howard 7877441 lrdg-rtr.served with cpt.k.h.lazarus in the survey section.howardscairn the strategic rv was named after him.very pleased to see the LRDG preservation society keeping our history alive. regards--n.j howard.


Name: Rafael
­email:
Location: Argentina
Date: 26 Jul 2009
Time: 17:22:19

Comments

Great page, i have a question for you, wich were the color used to paint the chasis and all the machanical parts under de body?? I bought the Tamiya kit for the Chevy track and i really cant identify the underside color. Regards!!!!


Name: brian maley
­email: BRIAN.MALEYSKY.COM
Location: PRESTON LANCS
Date: 24 Jul 2009
Time: 10:16:36

Comments

Harry Rose Joined the Tank reg at the begining of WW2He transferred to the LRDG and was a member of G Patrol.He later transferred into the PPA and stayed with them till the end of the war.


Name: Phil Omenitsch
­email: pomenitsch@yahoo.com
Location: Chevy Chase, MD
Date: 23 Jul 2009
Time: 19:10:45

Comments

As the son in-law of a retired New Zealand Army Brigadier, I've become very familiar with Kiwi military history. I'm aware of the NZ 2nd Division's participation in the North African Campaign, but not the exploits of the LRDG. Great stuff!


Name: Zayne Van Day
­email: zayne24@hotmail.com
Location: Tauranga, New Zealand
Date: 03 Jul 2009
Time: 01:40:05

Comments

Awesome guys you are doing some good work a few months ago on TVNZ there was a Documentary about tracking down three LRDG trucks in the Libyan Desert with Brendon O'Carroll just wondering if you knew about it


Name: Kuno
­email: info@jebelsherif.org
Location: Libya
Date: 06 Jun 2009
Time: 01:45:14

Comments

Our book project "Incident at Jebel Sherif" abuot the first clash of the Special Forces is printed now! 3 years of research and work are done. Please check out the site www.jebelsherif.org


Name: Dawn
­email: dawn_uk1964@hotmail.com
Location: Stoke On Trent UK
Date: 22 Apr 2009
Time: 18:22:18

Comments

I am looking for a Brian George Durham his rank or professtion was N0 T23874663 Driver R.A.S.C. Depot Battalion R.A.S.C. Bordon his fathers name Cyril Durham. Please can you help.


Name: Jack Valenti
­email: lrdg@Prodigy.net
Location:
Date: 11 Apr 2009
Time: 18:22:30

Comments

Lealey Stacey Pedersen - I saw your comments about your father. Would like to talk more about him. Please e-mail me directly.


Name: Kuno
­email: info@jebelsherif.org
Location: Libya
Date: 08 Apr 2009
Time: 23:22:43

Comments

Don't know who may have access to the NZ TV: The TV documentary about "the Incident at Jebel Sherif" will be transmitted on Anzac Day (25th April) at 1pm on TVONE. ...and the book is planned to be available from July. www.jebelsherif.org


Name: KERRY LANCE BULLS
­email: KBULLS@BAK.RR.COM
Location: BAKERSFIELD, CA
Date: 18 Mar 2009
Time: 23:19:19

Comments

I AM CHAPLAIN FOR THE MINTER FELD WWII MUSEUM, AND FOR ODD (OLIVE DRAB DRIVERS) A LOCAL MILITARY VEHICLE RESTORATION CLUB. I HAVE LOVED AND STUDIED WWII SINCE I WAS IN JR. HIGH SCHOOL. I HAVE WRITTEN A HISTORICAL NOVEL ABOUT TOBRUK.


Name: Ian Chard
­email:
Location: Bristol, UK
Date: 16 Mar 2009
Time: 13:57:36

Comments

It is with sadness that I report the passing away of Ken Tinckler ex of the Cheshire Yeo & Y1 patrol LRDG. He served with the LRDG from 42 until 44 & was subsequently commissioned into the RTR. Another sad loss & condolences to Jo & family.


Name: Dean Austin
­email: deano.99@btinternet.com
Location: England
Date: 22 Jan 2009
Time: 13:57:41

Comments

I am looking for information on my grandfather who was somehow involved with the LRDG. I am unsure of the exact details of his involvement. His name was Albert (Bert) Willis. I would really appreciate hearing from you if you have any information.


Name: Kenneth Naylor
­email:
Location: montreal
Date: 18 Jan 2009
Time: 19:40:59

Comments

ANY INFO ON KENNETH NAYLOR SGT. RAF 1923-1944 138sq


Name: Kelvin lewis
­email: bigfoot@xtra.co.nz
Location: dunedin, new zealand
Date: 17 Jan 2009
Time: 22:44:54

Comments

Hello, my grandfather was in the LRDG. His name was Horace Jacobs. He has passed away but I'm just trying to find out anything about him or his group. Thankyou kelvin lewis


Name: judith merrick
­email: judith!merrick@hotmail.com
Location: england
Date: 16 Jan 2009
Time: 03:12:39

Comments

My dad Thomas Neuvelle Merrick signed up for the lrdg as a navigator in 1941. Fantastic and informative site thanks to all!


Name: Malcolm Austin
­email: sandiwayman@hotmail.com
Location: Cheshire, England
Date: 14 Jan 2009
Time: 12:02:46

Comments

I'm trying to find out more about my late father Len Austin, who was in the RAF and somehow wound up in the LRDG. H was inalided out after being shot up just before El Alamein. Your website is great and very helpful, thanks.


Name: Sam Watson
­email: watsonsam@talk21.com
Location: York, UK
Date: 13 Jan 2009
Time: 07:49:36

Comments

Hi Jack-Enjoying the site-appreciate your hard work.Ive a scorpion carved by Tpr Haddow of A Sqn, captured on Levita. Anyone know of him other than book info?Also, Ive a round paperweight from G Patrol reunion. Anyone ever seen another?


Name: judith merrick
­email: judith1merrick@hotmail.com
Location: england
Date: 12 Jan 2009
Time: 10:10:51

Comments

Great site..My dad joined as navigator for the lrdg in may 1941.Tom merrick anyone out there know him?


Name: Lealey Stacey Pedersen
­email: landapedersen@msn.com
Location: Castleford, Yorkshire, U.K.
Date: 24 Dec 2008
Time: 12:28:50

Comments

My Dad Lawrene Stacey was in the Long Range Desert Group and was taken POW outside tobrook in October 1941.


Name: cathie bond
­email: cathiebond25@yahoo.com.au(corrected)  
Location: Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia.
Date: 13 Dec 2008
Time: 19:11:02

Comments

We are seeking anyone who knew John (Jack) Davies,1302, an LRDG New Zealander. Family in Australia would love to hear from anyone who knew him during his war service, or the years following. (John died in Christchurch NZ in 1988.)


Name: Azzam Farouky
­email: azzamfarouky@yahoo.com
Location: Cairo , Eggypt
Date: 12 Dec 2008
Time: 06:37:39

Comments

Amazing to find such a diverse group of people interested in the LRDG which basically is an event that lasted a mere four years almost 70 years ago but still attracts this level of interest! A phenomena that needs to be studied in more detail!


Name: Raymond Treadwell
­email: raymond.treadwell@btinternet.com
Location: London
Date: 11 Dec 2008
Time: 12:03:51

Comments

Dear Sir, I have in my possession an original copy, 1945 First Edition (with maps) of the LONG RANGE DESERT GROUP by W.B. Kennedy Shaw...anyone interest?


Name: Cathie Bond
­email: cathiebond25@yahoo.com.au
Location: Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia
Date: 06 Dec 2008
Time: 23:14:14

Comments

I am searching for any information about John(Jack)Desmond Davies, from NZ, and in the LRDG. He died in 1988 in NZ. His family are keen to know anything about his time in the LRDG, or in the years afterwards..Thank you for this wonderful site!!


Name: Rosemary Harrison
­email: Haz.2249@virgin.net
Location: wolverhampton west midlands
Date: 06 Dec 2008
Time: 15:22:02

Comments

hello - I am trying to find a copy of Ben Owens book for my Uncle who was a friend of his .I have been trying for a long time -if any one knows where I can purchase it i would be extremely greatful -with regards Rose


Name: cathie bond
­email: cathiebond25@yahoo.com.au
Location: Queenscliff.. Victoria ,Australia
Date: 03 Dec 2008
Time: 03:29:46

Comments

I am seeking information about a former LRDG Kiwi. His name is John Desmond Davies, and he died some years ago in NZ. His family in Australia have only recently learnt that he was in the LRDG, and would love any information.


Name: cathie Bond
­email: cathiebond25@yahoo.com.au
Location: Victoria australia
Date: 25 Nov 2008
Time: 03:41:37

Comments

I am seeking information about a relative, John Desmond Davies, who was in Africa and later in the Solomon Islands. Contact was lost after the war, Is it possible to get his service record? Thank you!


Name: Jonathan Pittaway
­email: pittaway@iafrica.com
Location: Durban, KZN, South Africa
Date: 16 Nov 2008
Time: 00:14:18

Comments

Greetings from Sunny SA; please does anyone have even one pic of Brandenburgers in North Africa - 'German LRDG' ! I am doing some research on it for next LRDG RHODESIA book printing, thanks Jonathan pittaway@iafrica.com www.dandy.co.za


Name: GLEN HAYNES
­email: blue57@btinternet.com
Location: DEREHAM NORFOLK .UK
Date: 10 Nov 2008
Time: 15:15:49

Comments

My dad,RAYMOND JOHN HAYNES (CHUNKY) WAS IN Y PATROL.I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE THAT MAY HAVE KNOWN HIM.


Name: matt newman
­email: mattnewman1019@yahoo.com
Location: bellingham, Washington, usa
Date: 06 Nov 2008
Time: 15:03:53

Comments

i love your information on the LRDG. i am a history major at western washington university and love reading about this stuff. my grandfather Lesley Wilton was a member of the LRDG during the war.


 

Name: Michele Rose Boylan
­email: cygnet713@hotmail.com
Location: Brisbane Australia
Date: 23 Oct 2008
Time: 17:48:02

Comments

I understand that my late uncle, Andy Boylan prev of Belfast, served with LRDG before joining British SAS. He left his insignia to my brother who served until recently with Aust SAS. Any information would be appreciated.


Name: raymond burrows
­email: ray.burrows@bentley.co.uk
Location: crewe cheshire
Date: 19 Oct 2008
Time: 07:09:23

Comments

my dad was in the lrdg is name was frank burrows


Name: Major Gary Wallace
­email: garyw@wdrg.org
Location: Glasgow, Scotland,UK
Date: 07 Oct 2008
Time: 13:37:58

Comments

looking for a replica Bagnold Sun Compass,accurate drawings and photos that I could borrow. I have someone who can make these for an exped and film in 2009 but need one for details and sizes from etc.thank you.Gary email 063walla@armymail.mod.uk


Name: Rene Maeseele
­email:
Location: Fullerton, CA
Date: 04 Oct 2008
Time: 22:26:08

Comments

Just read "Get Rommel" by Michael Asher and researching Jock Haseldon who used the "Libyan Taxi Ltd" for much of his travel whilst spying on the Axis. I am amazed at the work that you've done to recreate the Chevy trucks they used. Great work! RM


Name: carlin mcdonald
­email: carlinchester@hotmail.com
Location: new zealand
Date: 04 Oct 2008
Time: 20:23:23

Comments

my pop was in the 24th hq company 3rd echelon 2nd nzef ww2 his name was leonard mcdonald (Mac)his brother was doug mcdonald a scorpion member of the lrdg they were nz boys if you have meet these men my uncle and pop please contact me thank you ..


Name: Lampoz Maost
­email: ebiteslc@yahoo.co
Location: Tokyo
Date: 12 Sep 2008
Time: 06:49:22

Comments

Thanks for taking the time and effort in creating this content to share your knowledge with all of us.


Name: Richard Small
­email: richard.small@tiscali.co.uk
Location: London area
Date: 10 Sep 2008
Time: 10:46:52

Comments

My stepfather Frederick Daniel Spires was a paratrooper ,he did a total of 19 jumps including training. He Spoke of being in the LRDG's in North Africa .He was also an Army Boxer .


Name: Jonathan Pittaway
­email: pittaway@iafrica.com
Location: Durban, South Africa
Date: 07 Sep 2008
Time: 00:43:41

Comments

Greetings; I have just returned from a week on Leros full of enthusiasm for expanding on the battle in my book. see www.dandy.co.za Please if anyone has original photos or scans of the Aegean and the LRDG could they contact me; thanks


Name: Karl Harris
­email:
Location: Falkland Islands
Date: 05 Sep 2008
Time: 11:12:21

Comments

This is an excellent site. The men and machines are fascinating. One of the best units of ww11.


Name: Sue
­email: keith@judgekeith.orangehome.co.uk
Location: Cornwall.
Date: 04 Sep 2008
Time: 11:53:20

Comments

Great site. Was wonderingif anyone remembers my Dad he was in the Desert Rats, Name Gordan Phillips, he came from Noth Wales,I think he was involved with tank recovery. Would love to hear from anyone who knows or I should say knew him.


Name: David Browne
­email: lanayca@talk21.com
Location: Scottish but currently living in Cairo Egypt
Date: 02 Sep 2008
Time: 13:21:30

Comments

Very Interesting resource, many thanks


Name: Ron Gigler
­email:
Location: Baker, Florida,USA
Date: 24 Aug 2008
Time: 05:50:20

Comments

I am reading a novel about the LRDG and went on line to find out more about this unit. I am impressed by the types of missions this unit conducted and how successful they were. Your site is informative and well organized.


Name: Nick Carder
­email: nikarder@hotmail.com
Location: British Columbia Canada
Date: 23 Aug 2008
Time: 17:05:11

Comments

Just Trying to Make Contact With Paul. Hope You Are Well Paul & if You Get a Chance, Drop me a Line. Nick Carder


Name: Paul Lincoln
­email: desertraiders@msn.com
Location: England
Date: 22 Aug 2008
Time: 12:51:34

Comments

Well done on your MVPA event. Well deserved.


Name: pepe sanchez
­email: pep_one@hotmail.com
Location: spain
Date: 16 Aug 2008
Time: 08:11:49

Comments

Interested in military history, recently read 'Killing Rommel' and remembered this unit. Trying to learn more about equipment, etc.-


Name: Miran Flores
miranf100@yahoo.com
Location: La Mesa CA
Date: 03 Aug 2008
Time: 20:11:21

Comments

I love your site, I've been Nuts about the LRDG for over 35 years. It's nice to see that I'm not alone. Site has lots of good information and photos. I'm quite envious of your repro trucks. Keep up the good work.


Name: Les Branscum
lesbranscum@yahoo.com
Location: Arkansas, USA
Date: 28 Jul 2008
Time: 18:20:50

Comments

This is a very interesting and often overlooked segment of WWII history. I served in Iraq and understand something of what these men endured. I salute all of you! SFC Les Branscum Arkansas ANG Task Force 134 Camp Bucca, Iraq 05-06


Name: Ian Macneill
 
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Date: 30 May 2008
Time: 20:40:26

Comments

Just finished "Killing Rommel" and I appreciated the opportunity to see the photos of the trucks and men. Thanks


Name: Kuno
 
Location: Libya & Switzerland
Date: 21 May 2008
Time: 05:10:31

Comments

Back from trip to the Libyan Desert on the traces of the LRDG. Temperatures up to 51 degree centigrade. One engine, one radiator and one gearbox have left us. Fuel stations closed. Short on water. 2 out 3 days were enriched with "sandy air"...


Name: Nan McDonald
 nanmcd49@xtra.co.nz
Location: Christchurch New Zealand
Date: 02 May 2008
Time: 22:42:36

Comments

Fantastic mine of info if there is anyone that may have known my late father Kenneth Charles James Ineson 9484 of the LRDG please pass on any info photos you may have. Prior to his death was researching his time with the 27th MG Batt LRDG


Name: Stephen Brown
 swb3945@hotmail.co.uk
Location: London, England
Date: 30 Apr 2008
Time: 08:13:03

Comments

Hi Guys, Just to let you know that Token Publishing have just re-printed Brendon O'Carrolls "Kiwi Scorpions"


Name: John Llewellyn Davis
 vanjon.2@slingshot.co.nz
Location: Taupo, New Zealand.
Date: 24 Apr 2008
Time: 03:27:00

Comments

Great to find your LRDG Preservation Society webpage. I will be in touch after I look up some photos and info from my father's albums. Please feel free to contact me - my father's name was Jack Davis, Sergeant, LRDG, T Patrol. Cheers. John.


Name: andy mcdonald
 
Location:
Date: 09 Apr 2008
Time: 05:15:58

Comments

Found your very interesting site whilst reading Tobruk Commando by Gordon Landsborough. It reminded of the model kits I had made in my childhood. Great Model kit section.


Name: don darby
 
Location: walsall
Date: 31 Mar 2008
Time: 12:31:23

Comments

I was sad to read that Ben Owen had passed away on 11th march 2008. I worked with him for many years, and a more interesting and charming man would be hard to find.


Name: Gary Dunlap
 dunlapillinois@aol.com
Location: Illinois, USA
Date: 30 Mar 2008
Time: 08:49:31

Comments

Great site. Please continue to post more drawings, photos and other visuals.


Name: Lorna Fyfe
 bob-fyfe@supanet.com
Location: Oxfordshire, UK
Date: 28 Mar 2008
Time: 07:17:19

Comments

My father, Frank Riches was in thr LRDG, he was originally in the KDG then went on to join Popski in his Private Army. We would love to know if anyone out there has any mention or memories of him.Sadly he passed away some years ago now.


Name: Mr Jonathan Swift
 jlswift@btinternet.com
Location: West Midlands
Date: 19 Mar 2008
Time: 04:43:22

Comments

I read in the Wolverhampton Express & Star that Ben Owen (Author of "With Popskis Private Army) passed away in Newcross hospital on 11.03.08 aged 89.Details and pictures of Ben appeared in the Express & Star on 18.03.08. Thanks


Name: John Alexander
 jalex_uk@ntlworld.com
Location: Leicester Based, exhibitor at Bletchley Park
Date: 23 Feb 2008
Time: 06:46:42

Comments

Hello, At Bletchley Park, B Block, I have a collection of code and cypher equipment called "Enigma & Friends". I have examples of the US made M209 'Converter' ... a simple and compact cipher machine from C.1941. Last week I was told these were issued to the LRDG. Is it possible to advertise, ask for comments, confirmation re this matter? Fingers crossed. John Alexander Leicester


Name: alan edward duncalfe
 s.duncalfe@btinternet.com
Location: leominster herefordshire
Date: 17 Feb 2008
Time: 12:38:23

Comments

I am the great nephew of Roy Duncalfe ,I quite often have a look at the web site i have some photos of Roy when he was in the LRDG and will try and get round to posting them on web site.


Name: simon
 blackbusby@hotmail.co.uk
Location: england
Date: 12 Feb 2008
Time: 13:04:39

Comments

Well done nice too see!!!! we run 2nd SAS group here in England www.2ndspecialairservice.co.uk


Name: Ian Muir Martin
 ian.sunderlandspeedway@virgin.net
Location: City of Sunderland
Date: 08 Feb 2008
Time: 12:07:49

Comments

This is a first class Site. Very informative and interesting. I will - now I have discovered the Site - be revisiting in order to learn more of the Unit's history. Keep up the good work Thank you.


Name: David William Hough
 AHough7571@aol.com
Location: Harrow, United Kingdom
Date: 08 Feb 2008
Time: 09:44:54

Comments

My father William ("Bill") Hough served in the LRDG throughout the war. He was recruited from the Yorkshire Yeomenary. He was a signaler and was promoted to Sergeant Major and became a Warrant Officer. He was Mentioned In Despatches in 1942. I am not sure where he served after the end of the North Africa Campaign. I would be delighted to hear from anyone who remembers my father.


Name: Mark Rose
 markdrose@tiscali.co.uk
Location: Ayr, Scotland
Date: 27 Jan 2008
Time: 15:55:04

Comments

My dad, Horace Ralph Rose is still hanging on at the grand old age of 92. He was a member of L Detatchment. I found an old photograph of L Detatchment on this site which stunned my wife. My dad and I look so alike. Are there any more photos of the men of L Detatchment digitised? I'd love my son to see his grandad in is prime. Mark


Name: J Custis
 jon.custis@usmc.mil
Location: USA
Date: 21 Jan 2008
Time: 14:50:25

Comments

Jack, Your work with the site has served as a remarkable inspiration for me to finally start breathing life into research, and eventually writing, regarding Mike Sadler, MM. My blog is up and running and I hope to post updates often.


Name: COL Burt Thompson
 thompson6@gci.net
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
Date: 20 Jan 2008
Time: 18:15:25

Comments

I love the LRDG web site, keep up the great work. Burt


Name: Lee Harris
 end337@gmail.com
Location: London, England
Date: 18 Jan 2008
Time: 04:28:39

Comments

Hello all, Really interesting site you have here. I know this is a long shot, but... did anyone know a man called Leopold (often shortened to Leo or Lee) Harris? He was my grandfather, and operated in North Africa and possibly Iraq with the LRDG. He was also best friends with a Ghurka, and they would often save each other's lives. Any information on either would be very much appreciated. Thank you, Lee (yes, named after him) Harris


Name: Penelope Sheppard
 penny102766@yahoo.com
Location: Reno, Nevada
Date: 17 Jan 2008
Time: 21:30:30

Comments

I just want to say thanks to Rick Butler for turnimg me on to your website today as he came thru the agricultural station on Hwy395 north where I work. The jeep is awesome and so are you. Thanks, Penelope

 


Name: Les Price
 lesprice06@googlemail.com
Location:
Date: 08 Jan 2008
Time: 15:59:52

Comments

Trying to find any information on may dad who I believed served on C Troop of LRDG. He was a bombardier however was reverted in rank a few times! he could speak Arabic and was stabbed in the side once dressed in Arab clothing. Any one help


Name: Gary Dunlap
 dunlapillinois@aol.com
Location: Bolingbrook, Illinois, USA
Date: 14 Dec 2007
Time: 11:12:37

Comments

Terrific site! Please continue to add pix, especially models and original photos. It is very helpful in my building models of LDRG (and SAS) vehicles.


Name: Major Gary Wallace
 garyawallace@aol.com
Location: Scotland, UK
Date: 12 Dec 2007
Time: 11:02:34

Comments

Great site, am interested in all things LRDG and their history etc. Am trying to plan an exped using authentic WW2 era vehicles in 2009 to Egypt and Libya to ride the routes of WW2 and visit some sites, memorials and wargraves. keep up the good work please keep in touch


Name: Les Sullivan
 avantage@talktalk.net
Location: eccles manchester lancashire england
Date: 03 Dec 2007
Time: 02:28:33

Comments

I need a copy of the picture of the truck that is now in the imperial war museum . I found it once on your website but unfortunately failed when i tried again.The reason i need it is that I am in touch with the museum about the truck


Name: Rob Stone
 info@chosenword.biz
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Date: 23 Nov 2007
Time: 10:04:30

Comments

As a long-time student of the Desert War I have always been fascinated with the exploits of the LRDG. It was great to find this interesting and informative Web site!


Name: Nigel Waters
 nigelw@prowat.com
Location: Cincinnati, OH. Born Dewsbury, Yorkshire UK
Date: 11 Nov 2007
Time: 17:05:38

Comments

My father was Charles William Waters, served in the LRDG, was captured at Tobruk -El adim. Was wounded in the leg and taken to Italy. In 1969 I was in Libya when Col Gadaffi took over I ended up guarding the Bomb Dump at El Adim, the same as my father did. Its a small world. Interesting site.


Name: Marcel jumpy Jungbauer
 
Location: Netherlands
Date: 23 Oct 2007
Time: 12:21:10

Comments

Great site! Super pictures! Keep the recollection of these galant desert men alive! Visit us at www.screamingducks.com to see how we keep the recollection alive overhere.


Name: stephen mcpike
 stevemcpike@ish.de
Location: Dortmund Germany
Date: 20 Oct 2007
Time: 03:17:06

Comments

have just discovered your site. my father josiah james mcpike (joe) was a member of the LRDG and iwould love to hear from anybody with any anecdotes about him.


Name: David O Brown
 davidbrown65@comcast.net
Location: East Grand Rapids, Michigan USA
Date: 27 Oct 2007
Time: 07:50:02

Comments

My father, John Brown, was a member of the Scots Guards, 2nd Bat. He was a member of the LRDG. I would love to hear from anyone that might remember him or have additional information on his groups movements. Thanks


Name: Paul Lincoln
 desertraiders@msn.com
Location: U.K.
Date: 07 Oct 2007
Time: 14:49:32

Comments

Hello Jack, Spotted your photo with the caption about a race between the Chev and the Ford. The reason the Ford is winning is that it is TOWING the Chev!!! If you look closely you can see the rope. Ford rules !! Desert Raiders Assn, England.


Name: Peter May
 peter_may@dsl.pipex.com
Location: Lindford, Hampshire UK
Date: 06 Oct 2007
Time: 03:40:52

Comments

My wife's uncle LEN COLEMAN died on 24 September 2007. He was a member of the LRDG and at sometime received the MBE (Military). We would be very pleased to find some information on his activities and connections if any are known. Many thanks.


Name: Jonathan Pittaway
 pittaway@iafrica.com
Location: Durban, South Africa
Date: 24 Sep 2007
Time: 23:06:19

Comments

Hello, Does anyone have photos of B Squadron, Adriatic members, Rowbottom and Morley ? if so please could you contact me, thanks Jonathan. ps see our LRDG book on www.dandy.co.za


Name: Joe Sinopoli
 sinopolij@earthlink.net
Location: Chiucago Heights, IL USA
Date: 12 Sep 2007
Time: 11:45:53

Comments

I am looking for any information about Lt. Edward MacDonald, who appeared in a famous photograph of six commandos in three jeeps. I believe I once saw a reference to him by a relative from Scotland in the guest book.


Name: David M Hewson
 davidmhewson@yahoo.com.au
Location: Newcastle New South Wales Australia
Date: 15 Sep 2007
Time: 08:46:04

Comments

Love the Webb Site Im currently researching the LRDG including Australian and New Zealand units I have found this site most useful


Name: robert morgan
 sydconc@tpg.com.au
Location: sydney australia
Date: 03 Sep 2007
Time: 02:17:07

Comments

rjm son of Richard John Morgan snowytrooper LRDG glad to know of you


Name: Tony Prowse
 
Location: New Zealand
Date: 03 Sep 2007
Time: 00:43:48

Comments

Does anyone have any information on and especially a photo of Tpr (T.Sgt) Thomas B. McNeil, m.i.d., a New Zealander in the LRDG 1940-41?


Name: Dave Pitts
 cdavesurf@yahoo.com
Location: Gulf Breeze, Fl
Date: 24 Aug 2007
Time: 16:24:07

Comments

Outstanding site please keep it up!


Name: Tony Hamilton
 transitcouriers@aol.com
Location: HAMPSHIRE. U.K
Date: 18 Aug 2007
Time: 11:06:17

Comments

My Grandad served in the L.R.D.G 1940-43, I would like to know if any one knew of him. His name was WASPE F.A, he was a Major although i think a Q.M ,leiutenant or Captain when with the L.R.D.G, his Regt was the Queens rifles. Please contact me if anybody has any info please. this site has given me so much info on the L.R.D.G that i was not able to learn from my Grandfather, and for that i am very Gratefull ! i thank each and every one of you. Kind regards Tony


Name: Pasquato Paolo
 psqt@saharaland.it
Location: Italy
Date: 09 Aug 2007
Time: 04:49:30

Comments

Great historical preservation site. My father was to Libya during IIWW and I'm very interested to all stories about African campaigns. Thansk a lot for your efforts! Paolo


Name: bernard
 bernard.fauvergue@club-internet.fr
Location: toulon france provence
Date: 30 Jul 2007
Time: 09:37:41

Comments

hello, i 'm very happy to find your site, it's magistral restrike history.i have learnt the w.b. kennedy shaw's book.the father ofa friend has fight with francais libres in libya. regards ,bernard


Name: Alex Long
 m18hellcat@hotmail.co.uk
Location: Norfolk England
Date: 23 Jul 2007
Time: 06:11:25

Comments

hey there thanks a million for a great week it wa sreally good fun! hope to see jack rick and scotty in two years time you had better come over here again or ill come to America. Thanks again Alex


Name: johnny
 johnny-e@ic24.net
Location: Dinas Powis Vale of Glamorgan
Date: 14 Jul 2007
Time: 08:15:04

Comments

Hello Jack, Just sent you mail which is self explainatory and would like to send you some information by normal postal mail. In brief we have run recently a special event Amateur Radio Station call signs GB4TCW Tactical Communications Wing& GB4JHF Joint Helicopter Forces. Your thoughts on this suggestion would be appreciated Fraternally Johnny The Air Formation Signals Association


Name: Mark Mackenzie
 redironbark@yahoo.com.au
Location: Sydney Australia
Date: 14 Jul 2007
Time: 01:02:31

Comments

I am seeking information concerning the camouflage painting of LRDG vehicles and was wondering if anyone out there could assist. In particular, I am trying to verify the yellow and red-brown colours on Chevrolet's in the Jenner and List Osprey book.


Name: Terry Purke
 tpurke@hotmail.com
Location:
Date: 10 Jul 2007
Time: 19:35:03

Comments

I tried to ask you a question but was told by your server that I had to give my hotmail password. I don't do that. I am the museum director of the WACO Aircraft Historical Society and I have a question about the WACOs the LRDG used. I would appreciate a contact at tpurke@hotmail.com. Thank you Terry Purke


Name: Jason Laird
 fivewhiskies@yahoo.com
Location: Denver Colorado
Date: 28 Jun 2007
Time: 06:18:18

Comments

I grew up in the Arizona desert and have worn out 5 jeeps over the years crisscrossing every inch of it and drinking from dank waterholes. Started reading about the LRDG and SAS when I was fourteen years old. Names like Bagnold, Pendergast, Easonsmith, Stirling. These men were my heroes when I was a kid. They still are!


Name: Steve Jackson
 jackson3808@blueyonder.co.uk
Location: Livingston, Scotland
Date: 25 Jun 2007
Time: 14:29:49

Comments

Superb site, I have an interest in the British Army in the Western Desert. I had an uncle who fought in the Western Desert with 7th Armored and had some great, funny, sad and heroic stories from both sides. Possibly the last of the 'gentlemanly' wars.


Name: Jonathan Pittaway
 pittaway@iafrica.com
Location: Durban, South Africa
Date: 16 Jun 2007
Time: 02:25:55

Comments

Greetings from Durban. please am urgently looking for the scan of the cover of a UK post-war comic, Combat Series, no 39, titled "Long Range Desert Group" for our 2nd Edition LRDG RHODESIA book. very many thanks, Jonathan pittaway@iafrica.com


Name: Harry Adderley
 harry.adderley@ntlworld.com
Location: Stocton on tees. England
Date: 15 Jun 2007
Time: 03:42:11

Comments

Can you please help me during the 1950s I read several books about Popskies private Army. I remember these were paperbacks and I would like to trace them again. If you can help Many thanks. Harry


Name: Grant Maguire
 kiwiinmelbourne@bigpond.com
Location: Melbourne
Date: 13 Jun 2007
Time: 04:07:34

Comments

My Grandfather was Lesley (Les) Angus Ellis known affectionately, or otherwise, to his peers as Wog. He was in North Africa with the LRDG. Any photo's of information on him would be appreciated.


Name: Paul
 paulcrespel at virgilio dot it
Location: UK
Date: 27 May 2007
Time: 10:53:52

Comments

I sell the instructions on how to make the cards and use the Howard MkII and MkIII sun compases. email me at paulcrespel at virgilio dot it


Name: Steven Green
 steven.green@britinsurance.com
Location: Billericay, England
Date: 25 May 2007
Time: 03:03:12

Comments

I've just read Tobruk Commando, an original 1956 edition which my dad passed down to me, recently. It's important to us because his uncle died in that operation and is mentioned, albeit briefly by name in the book. Whilst he was in the Commando and not the LRDG there seemed a close affinity between the two especially at the end.


Name: KATHIE DENNIS
 sldennis3@msn.com
Location: EMMETT, IDAHO
Date: 17 May 2007
Time: 12:51:53

Comments

MY FATHER ,JIM MCMEEKAN WAS A TAIL GUNNER ON THE B-17 STINKY. WHILE ON A MISSION TO TAKE A GENERAL TO THE CASABLANCA CONFERENCE JAN OF 1943, THE PLANE BELLY LANDED IN THE SAHARA DESERT NEAR EL OUED. THE CREW WERE SAVED BY SOMEONE WHO HAPPENED ON TO THEM IN THE DESERT. COULD IT HAVE BEEN SOMEONE FROM YOUR GROUP? I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE WHO MIGHT KNOW ABOUT THIS.


Name: Dennis K Egan
 johnny-e@ic24.net
Location: Dinas Powis. Vale of Glamorgan
Date: 16 May 2007
Time: 05:00:31

Comments

Hello Jack, Great site, have to keep popping back to have another look. Thanks for your mail and if I get any further info on Jon will let you know. From just an old Vet Fraternally Johnny


Name: RANGER Jerry Conners
 jconnersn94k@att.net
Location: Virginia City, Nevada
Date: 03 May 2007
Time: 20:35:02

Comments

The Chinese Bandit Recon LRRP Team 1st Bn ABN 8th Cav 1965-66 was awarded two Presidential Unit Citations for extraordinary heroism; conducted the historic FIRST night combat rappel lead; and performed DOD MACV directed long range reconnaissance LRRP operations along the northern Cambodia and Southern Laos borders


Name: Joanne Makin
 ted.jo@xtra.co.nz
Location: Auckland New Zealand
Date: 30 Apr 2007
Time: 21:24:14

Comments

Love the site. My Grandfather Athol Hood was in the LRDG NZ he was in the advanced Party called the Long Range Patrol that went ahead first to Eygpt. would love some info on this it seems difficult to come across.


Name: Jack Valenti
 lrdg@Prodigy.net
Location: Monterey Ca.
Date: 26 Apr 2007
Time: 21:23:25

Comments

Dean Wilcox - Sorry your e-mail got deleted please resend. Will gladly share photos you requested. Jack


Name: Tony Foster
 
Location: Solihull UK
Date: 26 Apr 2007
Time: 13:10:26

Comments

So many entries from Sons etc of LRDG members Perhaps an entry from someone who was in the LRDG in 1944 and 1945 will be of interest Tony Foster


Name: Simon Richter
 simon.richter@btinternet.com
Location: Kent
Date: 26 Apr 2007
Time: 04:54:52

Comments

I dont knwo if anyone can help but my maternal Grandfather Eric Pemberton was in the LRDG. We have a couple of photos at home but the info is very scant...anyone out there remember him by any chance??


Name: BRIAN BARRY
 rpallhuber@msn.com
Location: gateshead,tyne&wear
Date: 25 Apr 2007
Time: 15:31:19

Comments

i am looking for all relatives, mainly jams barry born 1925 did nat. service with durham light infantry.


Name: Michael Noyce
 mnoyce@nls.com.au
Location: Sydney, Australia
Date: 21 Apr 2007
Time: 20:03:50

Comments

Just returned from my 2nd visit to Tobruk. Interested in the Barce Raid book. I was there a week ago. On 5 April 41 my father 'escaped' from Barce on a trailer drawn by a farmer's tractor, ahead of the Axis forces as part of the 'Benghazi handicap'. His platoon was stranded in Barce after his Battalion's -2-13th AIF- action at Er Rejima ridge at Benghazi on 4 April, in delaying the German advance.


Name: Alison Boocoak
 
Location:
Date: 20 Apr 2007
Time: 22:19:07

Comments

Our Dad was Gdsmn Mark Welsh MM, 2nd Bat. Scots Guards and member of the LRDG, G.1 Patrol. He is mentioned in 2 books I have, "G Patrol" by Michael Crichton-Stuart (the last road watch) and "In Rommel's Backyard" by Alastair Timpson. Only now, after reading and researching, do I appreciate what it must have been like for him.


Name: Mark Alexander Welsh
 mapwelsh@yahoo.co.uk
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland (Now living in singapore)
Date: 16 Apr 2007
Time: 09:29:06

Comments

My Father, Mark Alexander Welsh, was in G Patrol LRDG no.2695516. Would appreciate any info and or photos of G Patrol anyone may have.


Name: david edgar forbes
 davideforbes@btinternet.com
Location: newtownards co down northern ireland
Date: 29 Mar 2007
Time: 00:38:10

Comments

My father James Forbes was a medic in the LRDG and was wondering if anybody new of him. Originally from belfast and I have his Army book and number. Saw a request from someone wanting to know of a man called David Edgar who was my fathers friend and I was named after him I think. Cheers


Name: Trevor Stafford
 copywryter@gmail.com
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Date: 26 Mar 2007
Time: 19:19:00

Comments

My grandfather, Ken Stafford, fought and often bravely ran away while serving with the LRDG in North Africa. If anyone has any information or pictures of him please contact me. It would mean a great deal to my family.


Name: JAMES LEES
 le169hd.fsnet.co.uk
Location: Oxon
Date: 25 Mar 2007
Time: 14:59:12

Comments

Hi, Could ANDREW JOHN BUNCE please contact me as I think you may have a group photograph including my late father of whom I would like more information regarding his time in the LRDG. Please help if you can. JRL


Name: Pat Wilson
 patwil6242@msn.com
Location: Edinburgh
Date: 25 Mar 2007
Time: 10:03:05

Comments

My father was ex LRDG only to move on to PPA to meet up again with an old friend Bob Yunnie,I have been told my dad is the last of the originals from PPA


Name: Kev Bovill
 kbovill@iinet.net.au
Location: Perth WA
Date: 23 Mar 2007
Time: 05:48:39

Comments

Hi Jack, Just surfing in after a long absence. All looking pretty good as usual. I note that your 2007 calendar is pretty full! NO visit to my location noted! A desert trek is on offer here awaiting word from you. I will be visiting the Cocos Is in May and Singapore & Malaysia for Xmas. Hi to Rick Cheers, Kev kev


Name: Darren
 shotline@hotmail.com
Location: Gibraltar
Date: 19 Mar 2007
Time: 13:54:36

Comments

Does anyone have any lat & long coordinates for any of the LRDG wartime bases, e.g. Kufra, Jalo, Siwa, or any of the main battle sites, e.g. Barce?


Name: Jouni Koski
 
Location: Finland
Date: 18 Mar 2007
Time: 05:47:58

Comments

Really fine Web site! I'm building up Chevy LRDG miniatyre model, and this will be my reference site.


Name: Williams Mc Mugu
 willmugu@hapunu.co.uk
Location: Edinburgh
Date: 01 Mar 2007
Time: 03:25:51

Comments

Greg Williams is my uncle and was in LRDG in 1938,any ifo about him will be appreciated.


Name: Jack Valenti
 lrdg@Prodigy.net
Location: California
Date: 24 Feb 2007
Time: 17:16:29

Comments

Dale - tried to respond to your comments on the guest page, but my message came back undelivered. Please contact me directly. I do have information on Ben Owen.


Name: Tug TOS Wilson
 regent@tesco.net
Location: Bedfordshire England
Date: 21 Feb 2007
Time: 09:04:31

Comments

Hi,A very Nice site,may you long maintain interest with the public..LRDG,dare i say you were the forerunner of our Force,The Trucial Oman Scouts TOS.Who more than kept the peace in The Trucial States&Oman-now called the UAE. You might like to see some TOS pictures - http:www.flickr.com groups tos Best regards Tug Wilson TOS. Come March with us at the London Cenotaph in NOV 2007


Name: Jonathan Pittaway
 agencies@iafrica.com
Location: Durban, South Africa.
Date: 20 Feb 2007
Time: 12:13:38

Comments

Greetings from sunny SA please am looking for a 300dpi scan of Brigadier George Davy the OC Land Forces Adriatic incl LRDG in 1944 We need it for our 2nd edition of LRDG RHODESIA He painted the well know IWM painting entitled Rhodesians of the LRDG on Road Watch Libya very many thanks


Name: dale owen
 dale.owen@aonixuk.com
Location: Wolvderhampton
Date: 19 Feb 2007
Time: 08:26:30

Comments

Ben Owen was a senior member of popskis private Army, he is to me a Great Uncle, I am desperate to try and find out if he is still alive and ware his location is. Can anyone please help


Name: George Hannah
 georgerbhannah@hotmail.co.uk
Location: London, UK
Date: 12 Feb 2007
Time: 07:42:56

Comments

My father served in the Guards Patrol LRDG with Michael Crighton Stewart until he was taken prisoner of war in 1941. A good book and point of reference is Crighton Stewarts G Patrol.


Name: Andrew Turner
 
Location: Brampton Ontario Canada
Date: 08 Feb 2007
Time: 12:55:09

Comments

Very Good website, but I think you should add a forum so people who are searching for relatives can work together.


Name: William Knox Irwin
 billirwin@earthlink.net
Location: Lucerne Valley California USA
Date: 03 Feb 2007
Time: 23:09:03

Comments

The LRDG Preservation Society web site is the best reference (especially for pictures) that I have come across. Bagnold and friends (of the Zerzura Club and the LRDG) have given me many hours of enjoyable reading.


Name: david j harvey
 the3harveys@tiscali.co.uk
Location: UK- Buckinghamshire
Date: 30 Jan 2007
Time: 07:19:32

Comments

Hi, I am searching for any information regarding the initial set up of the LRDG? We recently discovered my late Grandfather Lt. Col. E.G.Harvey was part of LRDG-SAS? He spoke fluent Arabic based in Sudan 1939 for a number of years!! It would be appreciated. Many Thanks


Name: bea boyd
 nabob307@webtv.net
Location: pennsylvania, u.s.a.born uk
Date: 28 Jan 2007
Time: 10:49:18

Comments

My husband Norman Boyd (Bill) served in the 8th Army, LRDG he was a desert rat, he went through to Italy, coming home May 1945. would like to heard from anyone who knew him. He passed away Nov 2004.


Name: Jonathan Pittaway
 pittaway@iafrica.com
Location: Durban, South Africa
Date: 26 Jan 2007
Time: 10:31:12

Comments

Hello, please could Moira Black, entry below, contact me in connection with Fred Light, LRDG. Your email address given is being rejected by the server. thanks


Name: Ian Chard
 
Location: Bristol UK
Date: 11 Jan 2007
Time: 04:39:36
 

Comments

Ref query from Jon Custis. The IWM does hold a manual detailing the composition and operation of an LRDG desert patrol. I don't recall one with the title you mention, but think that it is an odd description to have been used anyway. Are you sure of the title? I have a copy of the manual that I've seen, so if there is anything specific that you are looking for please let me know.


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