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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 15:27 pm 
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BRILLIANT IDEA , well executed.

Best post on the forum for ages.

I really hope this will spur more people to attempt such projects.


Many thanks! Thanks also to Joe and Dan for putting up with my constant request for another take on the picture!! :D

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Typical!! You do it when I'm not there pfft. :)

Seriously though, it did turn out rather well and well done. Dan I do agree that the unknown brit soldier is the better looking of the three!!


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It was a great weekend,cant wait to see more pics.

yeah my chance of fame and I get the part of looking the other way,just curious as to what the next photoshoot will be,sure matts going through all his books making a short list.


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Matt has a few more pics in mind. I must admit, it is alot of fun. And hats off to Matt for pursuing it. Also means you really scan the pic for detail!


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brilliant idea keep it up

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only my second event so not many photos of me yet,but this has to be one of my favourites so far.

thanks to matt for letting me have a go on his flying flea,was great fun.

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Freddypathfinder wrote:
Woodhall spa show



Probably want to do your chute up properly before you get near a C47 and your reserve too. Also might want some proper jump boots for a Normandy impression.

Never sure in this day and age how these mistakes keep cropping up?

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Hi Jon. Yes not fastened up properly waiting for my mate to arrive in morning , as for boots first issued in 1943 up to individuals what they wore though most went for corracons some did,nt. freddy


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Point being perhaps that if your going to have your picture taken .. make sure you are ready for it
Maybe down to the person taking it rather than the subject, myself I wouldn't have taken the shot without advising you first ..

a) I want the picture to be right
b) you Im sure would want to look right in the picture .. ?

Just an observation you understand .. !!

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Freddypathfinder wrote:
Hi Jon. Yes not fastened up properly waiting for my mate to arrive in morning , as for boots first issued in 1943 up to individuals what they wore though most went for corracons some did,nt. freddy


Never seen any paratrooper from either division that took part in Op NEPTUNE wearing buckle boots. Earliest photos of paras wearing them that I know of for an operational jump is Op DRAGOON in Aug '44.

I have seen pics of 101st troopers in England after their return from Normandy wearing them with the M42 but that is very few and far between.

Please post up photos of pre Normandy or troopers in Normandy wearing them as I am very keen to see them.

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Hi Jon. Yes not fastened up properly waiting for my mate to arrive in morning , as for boots first issued in 1943 up to individuals what they wore though most went for corracons some did,nt. freddy


I don't think the French were issuing them that early.

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TALLERTHANBETTY wrote:
Freddypathfinder wrote:
Hi Jon. Yes not fastened up properly waiting for my mate to arrive in morning , as for boots first issued in 1943 up to individuals what they wore though most went for corracons some did,nt. freddy


I don't think the French were issuing them that early.

:lol:

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together in one place, or I will hound you to your graves."

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TALLERTHANBETTY wrote:
Freddypathfinder wrote:
Hi Jon. Yes not fastened up properly waiting for my mate to arrive in morning , as for boots first issued in 1943 up to individuals what they wore though most went for corracons some did,nt. freddy


I don't think the French were issuing them that early.

:lol:


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