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Article about: Three Para Jackets and berets. The officers one is for the 7th. Bn (Somerset Light Infantry), dated 1943 beret dated 1943. 7th. Para Bn. first to drop on D Day, tasked to relieve Ox and Buck

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    Three Para Jackets and berets. The officers one is for the 7th. Bn (Somerset Light Infantry), dated 1943 beret dated 1943. 7th. Para Bn. first to drop on D Day, tasked to relieve Ox and Bucks on Pegasus bridge.

    REME jacket and beret dated 1944.
    Para jacket dated 1943 beret dated 1944. John
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    Mate i love the 7Bn Battledress and beret My great friend John " Monty " Montgomery was A Company 7 Bn , he was very proud of that green patch behind the beret badge , do you have any info on the owner of your battledress ?
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Quote by Paul E View Post
    Mate i love the 7Bn Battledress and beret My great friend John " Monty " Montgomery was A Company 7 Bn , he was very proud of that green patch behind the beret badge , do you have any info on the owner of your battledress ?
    Sorry Paul, I have no info on original owner of the jacket. Only clue is I found a MID. oak leaf in one pocket.

    Their CO. Pine-Coffin is a distant relative of mine. John

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    Hi John,

    What a great name it is for a soldier " Pine-Coffin " , Cornish i beleive ??

    Have you got the Tale of two bridges based on Pine-Coffins diary and written by his son Peter ?

    regards

    Paul
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Quote by Paul E View Post
    Hi John,

    What a great name it is for a soldier " Pine-Coffin " , Cornish i beleive ??

    Have you got the Tale of two bridges based on Pine-Coffins diary and written by his son Peter ?

    regards

    Paul
    Not Cornish but North Devon and into Somerset, John

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