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by Orlaith17
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Cemeteries
Topic: Commonwealth War Graves in Highlands
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Commonwealth War Graves in Highlands

Hi all. Whilst enjoying days out here in the Highlands, we sometimes visit cemeteries and see CWGC signs. We visited a churchyard near Laggan a few days ago, and there were several war graves, mostly local men, but also a Polish one. We've found a fair few military graves in the area, both local and...
by Orlaith17
Tue May 29, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Scottish Catholic Archive records
Topic: School records?
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: School records?

Thank you for that It's Dundee Tayside the person is after so I will pass this on and they can find out if similar exists there.
by Orlaith17
Sun May 27, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Scottish Catholic Archive records
Topic: School records?
Replies: 3
Views: 213

School records?

I've been seeing discussions with people on another site who are a bit upset that their old schools have now been demolished. And there seems to be no records that they ever attended there. Discussion covered if education departments kept such records, or if the Catholic diocese might, as they were ...
by Orlaith17
Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Armed Forces
Topic: WW2 medals
Replies: 4
Views: 377

Re: WW2 medals

Again hoping for some advice here. I have found some air crew Europe medals for sale both in EBay and from military medal dealers online. They are stated as being genuine and original, and the price does seem to suggest that is the case. Are there any questions I can ask to try to confirm their auth...
by Orlaith17
Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Russian/Polish search
Replies: 3
Views: 736

Re: Russian/Polish search

Thank you so much for that, Alan. I'll have a good look at the links you have put here now I have a few days off. My friend told me her dad's story back in the early 1970s when we were schoolgirls. I was intrigued to hear it then, but am much more seriously interested now after she and I discussed i...
by Orlaith17
Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Europe
Topic: Russian/Polish search
Replies: 3
Views: 736

Russian/Polish search

I've been asked to try to do some research for a friend, though I doubt if there will be many if any records. I have a sketchy outline of her late father's story. Her grandad was born in Russia, and joined the Polish army during the Bolshevik Revolution and fought the Russians until 1920. He was giv...
by Orlaith17
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:10 am
Forum: Armed Forces
Topic: National Service
Replies: 9
Views: 795

Re: National Service

I have sent you a couple of private messages, jbwirow.
by Orlaith17
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Armed Forces
Topic: National Service
Replies: 9
Views: 795

Re: National Service

Hi, and thank you so much for reply. I have just returned from a holiday in Cyprus, having again trudged round the Limni Mine area. I had a Private message from you before we went on holiday and replied, but my message wasn't picked up. I would so appreciate having more information about the exact l...
by Orlaith17
Mon May 01, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Armed Forces
Topic: WW2 medals
Replies: 4
Views: 377

Re: WW2 medals

Awww, I knew the Air Crew Europe Star wasn't named, but hoped the others were, and I could have bought them as a set. But if none were named, guess there's no point in searching for originals. Thank you for the information.
by Orlaith17
Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Armed Forces
Topic: WW2 medals
Replies: 4
Views: 377

WW2 medals

I know this is a shot in the dark, but hoping someone can help. My late father in law served in RAF in WW2. We know he held the Air Crew Europe star, as well as other standard medals. It was only after my mother in law died and the house was cleared and my husband asked about their medals (she also ...