Belgium, 1939 - 1945.

 

 

BELGIUM 1939 - 1945.
 
 
The following photos of the late Len Gander, were sent to me by his Son Terry.
These were taken in Belgium 1944 - 45, some during the Christmas celebrations.
The Chateau, terry told me was where his Dad was billeted, and if anyone knows
where these photos were taken and where the Chateau is, could you let me know then I can pass the information on to Terry.
 
Terry has since joined our Association as an Associate Member.
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 In this photo, and the one below, Len is wearing a white silk scarf.
 
  
 
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Len again with his white silk scarf.
 
I've received some detail of my father's postings during ww2. they are very sketchy but here goes.. see what you can make of them.
Leonard William Gander b 22/06/1922.
 
1. 2.12.1941 No 1 recruitment centre Cardington.
2. 3.12.1941 Reserve.
3. 3.07.42 No1 recruitment centre Penarth.
4. No 14 Recruits Centre Weston Super Mare.
5. 3.09 42 No 70 Wing Bunchcrew Inverness.
6. 24.09 42 No8 School of Technical Training Weeton- Blackpool.
7. 9.12 42 No 30 Maintenance Unit Sealand.
8. 10.07.43 No 233 Maintenance Unit Market Stainton.
9. 7.02.44 No 91 Forward Staging Post Doncaster.
10. 8.08.44 No 19 ( Terminal ) Staging Post Amblie, Ypres, Eindhoven, Antwerp/Deurne and Perranporth.
11. 11.12.44 No 94 Staging Post Antwerp/ Deurne.
12. 30.11.45 No 105 (Major ) Staging Post Brussels/Evere.
13. 10.05.46 No 100 Personnel Dispersal Centre Uxbridge ,
It mentions his rank as Aircraftsman 2nd Class.
His occupation as Aircraftsman/Motor Transport mechanic
He was awarded a 1st Class Good Conduct badge for exemplary conduct.
Above received from Terry Gander, 25/02/2012.
 
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Phil Crook sent the following photo.
 
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Three of my relatives meet, just by chance, in the Montgomery Club in Brussels, Feb 1945.
L-R 1- a friend of no 4; 2 Eric Osborn RASC; 3 Percy Arnold North Staffs Regt; 4 Geoff Spooner RA.
The main link is my Uncle Percy, my Mums brother. Eric married Percy’s sister, and Geoff was Percy’s cousin.
 
They were flown by T.C. to their posting.
 
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