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Military Information pls

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Sharon

Sharon Report 10 Oct 2012 08:10

Hi there, I've just found a photo of my dad with his 'platoon'. At the bottom of the photo is "43 Platoon No. 2 P.T.C. Guildford, Sept 1947". Dad would have been 18 years old. The names of those in the photo (presumably) have been written on the back along with "all my friends of 43 platoon". I'm not sure where to search for clues from here so any suggestions would be appreciated. Many thanks.

AlanOnTheWirral

AlanOnTheWirral Report 10 Oct 2012 08:24

If you type "43 platoon No. 2 P.T.C." into a google search you will see it is a Training Centre for The Royal Green Jackets.

27 INFANTRY TRAINING CENTRE, THE PRIMARY TRAINING CENTRE, THE DEPOT AND THE 7th PARACHUTE BATTALION

There is a big paragraph about the Regiment in that year.

Sharon

Sharon Report 10 Oct 2012 08:50

Ok thanks, will look into this, cheers

Nannylicious

Nannylicious Report 21 Oct 2012 00:01

The Royal Green Jackets have a very interesting museum in Richmond, Yorkshire.