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    20th Century Miltiary History, particularly the Korean War. Outside of miltiaria, I am an industrial designer, model maker, and model artist. I am a 3d printing enthusiast and am currently a Rapid Prototyping Technician at Hasbro. This hobby and my job keep me quite busy, but I still have time to maintain an Alfa Romeo and skateboard every now and then.

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  1. Korean period -- anything showing uniform wear, gear, insignia, and group or notated photos. As it is an officers' world in researching the UK forces it's always nice to find notated bits for other ranks. Thanks, Robert
  2. Hi Bas -- thanks for the reply, this is incredible. I'd love to support you and purchase your book - is amazon the best place or is buying direct from you better? I have pretty much accepted that I won't be finding much about Jillett. It seems like a misfit unit that no one really took responsibility for historical records and they were simply there for a crucial job. Feel free to email or message via my website. I am sure I will have more questions after reading your book and especially if you have unique sources. Thanks, Robert
  3. Thanks for the reply! And after many years....we meet. I suspect this could be a centerpiece in any collection, but should you ever wish to pass it on, please let me know. At the time this was for sale I had little knowledge of British items and didn't understand the price point (plus emedals is typically on the higher end) nor did I appreciate his WWII service. Definitely a beautiful collection of items and a rare uniform. What sort of content is included in the photos and documents? If you are able to photograph or scan I am always looking for units photos or notated photos and ro
  4. Hi all -- as I pick up documents, journals, and photographs I will be adding them to the Library & Archives portion of my website. So far there are only a few items, so this is really not anything extensive, but I have dreams. For my own interests I hope to pick up many of the issues of Tiger & Sphinx (if you have any to contribute or loan, I would appreciate it). https://www.rcmcollection.com/Archives I hope there may be something of use.
  5. This is one group that I should have purchased when it was available. I regret not buying it and would like to find who owns it to beg and plead with them. Does anyone know? https://www.emedals.com/a-second-world-war-korean-war-group-to-the-royal-artillery
  6. Definitely, and I've referenced your posts often. I have one French group I am researching but only U.S. groups for medals. Most of the Commonwealth and other UN types are out of my budget or not identified....
  7. I just purchased this magazine which has some information on the games. It might not be anything groundbreaking, but I found the entire magazine interesting: https://www.rcmcollection.com/Archives/UNITED-NATIONS-P.O.W.s-IN-KOREA
  8. I hope this uniform is a welcome addition to the topic though it is a bit more contemporary than most of what is posted. This came from the estate of Allan Browne who appears to have been a collector and there were a few RNF uniforms coming from him, but this was the only one marked "Brown" by the tailor so it was my choice if I could only have one, which was the case. I hope to learn more about him though I believe he was National Service so it may be a bit difficult. I'm in touch with the RNF museum, but things are on hold at the moment due to the virus. I found the tiny pips to be
  9. Hi all -- I have another plea for help with this small group. There was a discussion here in which a few members had a lot of info regarding a French dog tag and I was hoping I could start a similar topic. I have reached out to a few French offices for help, but I have either not heard back or they've redirected my request. My biggest question is: do these belong together? I want this group to be authentic as it was one that I missed years ago and it recently appeared on ebay again. For the price it was worth the risk. Next question and perhaps my main goal outside of authenticity -
  10. Hi Dan -- thank you once again. I have not researched much of the other Jilletts, though I was in contact briefly with the curator of the blog that your friend may have found. It's a frequent return in google when searching. There is a lot to read on their family history! The Jillett I am chasing is Richard Frank, born 9 Dec 1921 - so, from the poor end of the family. Perhaps that was some motivation for his joining up? I appreciate all the help! Robert
  11. Hi Dan -- I would very much appreciate whatever your friend is offering. I enjoy those personal touches to accompany items and research. I've reached out to one of my researcher friends here and asked him to take a lot through the morning reports for the FEAF and 13th AF units to which Jillett (and Graves) may have been attached. I am not sure if, as foreigners, they would appear in the daily logs, but I have hope that they would and also that they're somewhat attainable based on the specific dates I have to reference. I'll keep the thread updated with those finds. I did find this
  12. Hi Dan -- thank you for the information! And especially for being honest about the prospect that Graves' tales may be a farce. A great thanks to your friend as well. His mention of ANGAU (a new term for me) is something new that I can look into and especially if they have war diaries online. I'd still like to pick at this as I believe there must be some veracity to parts of Jillett's story, just not as I thought previously...do you think this is the case? I would assume at this point that it is not a jungle rescue unit but jungle rescue duty and I quickly went down the wrong path sea
  13. Gentlemen - I have a challenge... Does anyone have information about Richard Graves' 60 man Jungle Rescue Detachment in WWII? I've found only brief mention in Graves' Bushcraft book(s) and one fiction book which I would not trust as a resource for this project. I have a battledress to an Aussie who joined the Canadian Army for Korea - his Australian records note frequent detachment to U.S. Far East Air Forces (and 13th Air Force) and I initially wondered what this could indicate, assuming anti-aircraft artillery, but his Canadian file which I finally received clears this up with a
  14. Introduced in 1950 and worn for some time after. Ammunition Examiners, Royal Army Ordnance Corps and Assisstant Ammunition Examiners, RAOC (WRAC). per 1953 edition of Badges on Battledress. Just piggy backing on Stephen's information. Robert
  15. I saw this offered on ebay and looked into it wondering if it was possible the officer served in Korea. I contacted Audrey at Rhino Research and she came back with this: Charles William McKowen, No 328254 20 documents which include Service Cards, Attestation Document, Regimental Conduct Sheet, Application for Medals, medical documents and discharge documents. He was discharged in June 1946, and there is no record of him having served in Korea, in this file. Sadly it appears to have been stripped of insignia: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WW2-S-A-A-F-Tunic-And-Sam-Brow
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