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Old 12-11-2018, 07:09 PM
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Almost certainly, I can't recall any but do remember a significant number of Poles and often wondered if they had served?
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Old 12-11-2018, 07:20 PM
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When I worked in the Loco Shed, Kit used to travel in bye with the drillers at approx 1100 in the yellow sub, he was usually out bye at 1400 and usually called ahead to send in the Loco and lower the drift set for him. I was often instructed to phone all the mother gates from the Loco Shed to tell them he was in the pit. His progress was was monitored at every point Y58, 1WW etc to try to establish were he was going so they could be ready for him!
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Old 13-11-2018, 07:31 AM
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His age given as 92 on facebook site, would have been tight to have been in Chindits.
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Old 13-11-2018, 12:08 PM
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His age given as 92 on facebook site, would have been tight to have been in Chindits.
NEIMME Say he was a Burma Star holder, this was awarded for service in the Burma Campaign operational area between 11 December 1941 and 2nd September 1945. There are odd complexities to WW2 Campaign medals and the Burma star is no exception. To qualify for the star you had to have already qualified for the 1939-45 Star, which required six months service in an 'operational command' ( for the army there was an exception for that star - airborne troops qualified after two months. ) If the person entered the Burma operational area within the last six months of the qualification period , but did not serve in any subsequent qualifying theatre for one of the other stars, they the were eligible for the Burma Star, but not the 1939-45 Star.
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NEIMME Say he was a Burma Star holder, this was awarded for service in the Burma Campaign operational area between 11 December 1941 and 2nd September 1945. There are odd complexities to WW2 Campaign medals and the Burma star is no exception. To qualify for the star you had to have already qualified for the 1939-45 Star, which required six months service in an 'operational command' ( for the army there was an exception for that star - airborne troops qualified after two months. ) If the person entered the Burma operational area within the last six months of the qualification period , but did not serve in any subsequent qualifying theatre for one of the other stars, they the were eligible for the Burma Star, but not the 1939-45 Star.

Although that not much help unless we know if he received the 1939-45 star as well.


Sold a few Burma Stars over the years.
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