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    Hello. This is my first post, so I thought I would start with quite a good one.This Jacket used to belong to Air Vice Marshall William Ernest Staton. He was friends with my grandfather and lived a few doors down from him in Gurnard on the Isle of Wight. He gave the jacket to my grandfather, who in turn gave it to my father, and it has ended up with me. It has definitely seen better days, as you can see from the pics. But I am still pleased to have it in my collection.Hope you like it.
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    Hello!

    Welcome to our Forum! Nice Jacket too!

    Regards,

    Joel

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    Hi Isle


    Welcome to the forum, be sure to check out the new users thread:

    http://warrelics.eu/forum/discussion...-members-4567/



    Greetz

    Nick VR

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    Welcome to the Forum and I'd be happy with that Jacket too!

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    You'll find some good info on 'Bull' Staton here: W E Staton_P

    Looks like he got around a bit!!

    Cheers, Ned.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Thanks Ned, There is also a good page on Wikipedia about him. Such a great man! Here's a photo of him in his prime.
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    Isle of Wighter
    A friend of mine has written a book about his father, who was WE Staton 's gunner. He is anxious to make contact with a Staton relative to pass on a copy of the book to the family.
    Can you help with a contact name / address / email / phone number ?
    If you can email me direct it would be greatly appreciated!

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