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The British Newspaper Archive

British Newspaper Archive

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Christine Report 20 Aug 2013 08:04

I am now just turned 70. When I was 16-17 I had pen friends who were all over the world in the forces. I often wondered what happened to them. There was Ian McCloud who was on the Ark Royal, Archie Westley who was in Cyprus and Hong Kong, John Farnham a solider from Morden in Surrey, and Micheal Charles in the RAF from St Florence nr Tenby. I wonder if anyone knows any of these friends, and what happened to them. my name was Christine Woodman from Coventry


Reggie Report 20 Aug 2013 10:32

Use Forces reunited site to look for them


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 20 Aug 2013 11:34

There was a John Farnham b 1942 in Surrey South East. Do you think the age is about right?
His parents could have been Joseph B E Farnham and Doris A Curtis.
Joseph was born in 1912 in Richmond South reg & died in 1990 in Great Yarmouth reg.

You could use the names to Search All Members Trees to see if any of the names are listed