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    A couple of items i picked up recently,pertaining to my Grandfathers Battalion.
    A souvenir pennant for the 2nd Australian Infantry Forces,and
    A sweetheart pin with the 2/31st colour patch.
    The dedication is located at Ioribaiwa Ridge on the Kokoda Track and the book cover is the history of the 2/31st.(well worth a read)
    "Forever Forward"
    Mick
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    Great pennant for display in honour of you Grandfather......... !
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Good stuff Mick.
    I do like that little "black over blood" pin mate,very nice.
    I am still trying to find a copy of "Bayonets Abroad" re the 2/13th Battalion.There has been no modern re-print and a early 50's edition cost's an arm and a leg,that's when you can find one.Bugger,one day.
    Cheers mate
    Dave

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    Hi Mick, these are nice items, I like the pennant.

    Hi Dave, I did a search on Abe Books for the book you are after, best deal was $320.....

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Hi Ade,
    Thank you mate but still a bit out of my price range for a single publication as much as I would like it.I've been keeping an eye out in local second hand book shops and auctions for a few years now hoping to get lucky and find a cheap one,Give's me something to do when I go to "Town" with the good lady and sure beats looking at kid's shoes all day.
    One day mate I will find a cheap one,for sure.
    Something I did find recently is a copy of Hilary St George/Saunders "The Red Beret" The Story of the Parachute Regiment 1940-1945 ninth edition 1953 for $10 Au.Have not read it as yet but it's on the read list for sure,I like the Merville Battery recon photo with the overpage of defences,a nice little touch I feel.
    Thanks again Ade for your time.Appreciated greatly mate.
    Forever vigilant and optimistic
    Dave

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    G'day Mick, nice mate! Always nice to find something related to your family, it's not always easy. Great stuff!

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    some nice items Mick, i must read the 2/31st history i havnt read that one yet.

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    Quote by Thanatos View Post
    Good stuff Mick.
    I do like that little "black over blood" pin mate,very nice.
    I am still trying to find a copy of "Bayonets Abroad" re the 2/13th Battalion.There has been no modern re-print and a early 50's edition cost's an arm and a leg,that's when you can find one.Bugger,one day.
    Cheers mate
    Dave

    Keep your eyes peeled, second hand book shops,markets, etc you never know you might find a copy.

    I managed to get "Tobruk to Tarakan" on ebay after searching for ages but had to pay top dollar.

    regards Paul

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