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Old 26-03-10, 10:27 PM
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Not my bag, but got with some airborne pics the othe day.
May be of interest to some of you.
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Old 26-03-10, 11:05 PM
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Cool HG pics

Jon, I'm afraid these group photos taken in the 1940's are almost universal, unless a good pic of the cap badge or shoulder designation is visible, then ID is difficult to obtain, maybe backtracking from where you obtained them may help.
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Hi mate
i just uploaded them for others.
You never know, someone might be interested in the content.
Nowhere near my interest, SAS, so not that worried if nothing comes of the posting
Thanks for the reply though.
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It might be worth looking at the faces with a magnifying lass etc.

One reason that the Home Guard pics could be with the Airborne pics is because the soldier in question served with the Home Guard before being called up for the army.
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Yes it is quite likely the paratrooper saw service in the Home Guard, I have read where some members of the SAS were recruited from the ranks of the 201, 202 and 203 auxilliary units when the SAS was expanded pre D-Day.
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Yes it is quite likely the paratrooper saw service in the Home Guard, I have read where some members of the SAS were recruited from the ranks of the 201, 202 and 203 auxilliary units when the SAS was expanded pre D-Day.
For example, Captain L R Bradford of the Auxiliary Units in Sussex called for volunteers to drop into Normandy and operate behind German lines:

http://www.pillbox-study-group.org.u...yunitspage.htm

Sadly, Captain Bradford was killed in action in July of 1944:

http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_...sualty=2346472

Besides this type of "Special Forces" element thousands of young men served in the Home Guard until they were old enough to join the forces. The Home Guard were not all old men, think Pike.

Also, men of military age, but in "Reserved Occupations" were directed in to the Home Guard. There was some trouble in Kent with Miners going on strike against conscription into the Home Guard.
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