I would like to shake your Avatars hand
"In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem
Hey Trommel44 ! WELCOME!!!!!!!!!
Hi , my Name is Chopper Read, i am new to the forum i have a keen interest in WW2 and the Korean War as my Dad was in it he was also in the SAS many great stories my dad has many items from when he was in the army cap badges and my favorite the SAS pin with who dares wins and a Desert Rats badge i am sure he will let me take pics of them to post on here he has some great pics too and a ww1 map of the western front which was from a ww1 pilot he knew anyway thanks for having me.
I know a few members who would love to see those SAS items.
Live to ride -- Ride to live
I was addicted to the "Hokey-Pokey" but I've turned
I've visited many times to soak up the forum 'raison d'etre' and find it better than any book or magazine since there are so many authors with different levels of knowledge. I admit to no longer being a collector since I married in '82 but after a recent divorce I found a few forgotten HJ items in one of my boxes!
I collected from the age of eight as did many of my friends back in the sixties when swaps and finds were frequent but much of my German/Nazi stuff ended up in the Cauldon canal when I was twelve thanks to my father. He caught me play-fighting with a longer Officer's dagger (blunted by my uncle) and had a real hissy fit! I have a business friend who is an avid collector and I'll try and get him to allow me to post pics of some of his amazing collection soon.
Found this but I guess most will have seen it.
A big Welcome to all new members!
Second that Ade
One of the best, if not THE best forum on the net.
Unlike other forums, folks are allowed to make mistakes
When you're wounded and left of Afghanistan's plains,
An' the women come out to cut up what remains,
Jest roll to your rifle an' blow out your brains,
An' go to your Gawd like a soldier." - Rudyard Kipling
Found you by complete accident.
Have been reading threads now for the last few days absolutely fascinating.
I started off collecting anything military 40 years ago and then specialised in Nazi items, although I sold most of them in the last few years to pay bills.
I was in the first Gulf War and have been collecting Iraqi items as I got most of them free. Also interested in the Balkan conflict.