what did your relatives do in WW2?

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  1. CRoOK

    CRoOK Audio Artillery

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    yeh i stole it from breakbeat.co.uk, but there are some well interesting stories resulting from it.

    Grandad on my dads side was stationed in england helping to build/repair runways for the bombers. He popped his clogs when i was a youngun so never got to know to much about it.
    The grandad on my mums side fought in burma with the gurkhas. He showed me a few pictures of him making booby-traps etc and told me about all the good friends he made, but never really spoke about the fighting. I think especially in that theatre of war the fighting was savage. My mum told me he once said to her that when on patrol youd always save a bullet for yourself rather than be captured.
     
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    Yorkshire Tony Active Member

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    My grandad on mums side was born in 1950 as was nana so they missed it...... Grandparent on Dads side were 2 and 5!
     
  3. Dan M

    Dan M hard gay northern bear

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    large respect to all who fought an died for this land, shame its turned into such a shit hole in recent times.
     
  4. D BREAKNECK

    D BREAKNECK 7 years on top

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    My dad was a Paratroop officer, served in Palestine, saw action and had some war stories, met Monty and got medals (yeah, he was older when he had me and young when he served).

    His bro also served, dunno what regiment.
     
  5. Moskit

    Moskit :rodigan: Staff Member

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    My nan was a Landgirl initially.

    Then she worked for the MOD soldering electronics for Spitfires/Aircraft, which is pretty fucking cool!!!

    She has Altzeihmers & is mad as a bag of Spiders these days, but if you stick the film Landgirls on, shes transfixed bless her.

    Wouldn't want to envisage the outcome of giving her a soldering iron though... :(
     
  6. Bruv_T

    Bruv_T I've been naughty, I'm banned

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    cowered in the attic for 2 months before breaking his own leg so he didnt have to fight (great grandad)
     
  7. Borf™

    Borf™ Borf

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    My Grandparents were all too young to do much other than get on with life at home best they could.

    Bar my one grandad who still lived in New Zealand till then. But don't know what the story with him was back then.
     
  8. Fortune^

    Fortune^ ( ͠° ͟ʖ ͡°)

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    My grandad was a medic in the army. He was at dunkirk and survived. Ledge.
     
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    grand dad on my mum's side was in the RAF stationed in rhodesia, he was young so i don't think he did much fighting but his older brother was killed, grand dad on my dad's side was in the merchant navy shipping supplies out to troops
     
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    Great grandad worked as a chef on the battleships
     
  11. sotalex

    sotalex man your battlestations

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    my grandad died in a concentration camp



















    yeah he fell of the watchtower...
     
  12. CRoOK

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    the only thing i can deduce from the lack of response to this thread is that people on dnbarena are way cooler...
     
  13. Naib

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    My gt Granddad was stationed out in India during the war and did a bit in the pacific theater
     
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    My grandad drove a tank, cant remember exactly where though
     
  15. deadaelus

    deadaelus Laughter in the Slaughter

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    My grand-dad was Stalins personal fluffer.

    Kept his dick up the whole war!
     
  16. Olllie

    Olllie Bom Bom Cloud

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    My granddad was in the RAF, flying over the sea bombing enemy submarines. His work ended when his engine failed and he crashed into a tree, shattering his legs.

    His brother was in the army and was a self-confessed coward and alcoholic. He was a journalist and wrote a controversial series of books about his experiences, much to the disapproval of my granddad.

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  17. RevTech

    RevTech Butthole=output transduce

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    My grandpa was in the royal gaurd (so is my father) and was a battle feild chemist. Was also a major or something. Everyone in the bloodline gets knighted when 21 and he got 15+ medals. He died for the war.
     
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  19. Mr G

    Mr G Old Cunt From 19 Longtime

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    My Granddad was a Desert Rat serving in Africa, told me many stories when i was a kid but can't remember them now, sorry.

    And my Nan was a Mechanic working on the Army vehicles believe it or not.

    Both lived a happy and loving life in Poplar, East London.

    Big up you two RIP XXX
     
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  20. Lunos

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    my grandad who passed who past away recently lied his age to get into the RAF but he was too young to fly so he moved into Radio Transmissions, he was diagnosed with T.B towards the end of the war but made a good recovery.

    my gran worked in the arsenal for the most part of the war along with my great auntie.