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A/Sgt Mjr. Donald "Budgie" Gibbs .     British Army Royal Signals   from Newbold on Avon)

My Dad served in Malaya during WW2, at some point my Mum joined him there. Dad mentioned the Ghurkas and often told stories, wrote poems about the Char Whallas but I would like more information about what the Royal Signals were doing towards the end of the war please.

I have loads of photographs of the people he served with, most of them are unnamed. Exasperatingly my parents decided to take the pictures out of the captioned album and the transfer to a new album never happened! I would be happy to share these with people whose relatives may have served same time and place etc.

Daphne Gibbs



Rfm. Frank Gibbs .     Army 9th Btn. Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)




Rifleman Frank Gibbs .     British Army 9th Battalion Cameronians   from Great Yarmouth)

(d.11th Apr 1945)

My Dad, Frank Gibbs was a rifleman in the 9th battalion of the Cameronians. He landed in Normandy in June 1944 and made it all the way across Europe to Germany. On April 11th 1945 he was shot by a sniper and killed in Celle. The war finished in May 45 and I was born in June 45. My Mum never got over his death or the war and never married again. I was named Frank after him and was their only child.

He is buried in Hanover War cemetery and last year my son and I visited his grave. We both found it a very moving experience. Even though I never knew him I felt so proud of the fact that he had laid down his life for his country. I would love to hear from anybody who knew him.

Frank Gibbs



S/Sgt. Henry Perry Gibbs .     British Army

My great uncle Henry Gibbs was a prisoner at Stalag 7a, his capture postcard is dated 12/10/1944.

Dave Gibbs



F.O. R. A. Gibbs. .     Royal Air Force 10 Sqd. (d. 3rd Feb 1945 )




Gibson .     RAF 102 sqd.




Wing Cdr. Guy Penrose Gibson VC, DSO and Bar, DFC and Bar.     Royal Air Force pilot 83, 106, 617, 627 Sqd. (d.19th Sep 1944)




Hugh Gibson .     Royal Air Force 100 Squadron

My Dad, Hugh Gibson, was an RAF Flight Engineer with 100 and 355 Squadrons between 1944 and 1946.

Linda Storey



Sgt. J. L. Gibson .     Royal Canadian Air Force 97 Squadron




John Edward "Gibbo" Gibson .     Royal Air Force 104 Squadron   from Dewsbury)

Ted Gibson joined the RAF in 1943 and went to Winnipeg for training. After a short time at West Freugh and Westcott was transferred to Tortorella in Italy with 37 Sq. In Dec 1944 went to Foggia Main 104 Sq., in both cases as a Bomb aimer in Wellingtons. He left the RAF briefly after the war but rejoined as a navigator and retired as a Flt Lt in 1975.

Don Gibson



Laurence Gibson .     British Army Royal Artillery

Laurence Gibson served Dunkirk. He had to swim to the hospital ships. I believe he was also stationed in Iceland and India. He must have been demobbed at Darlington. His Pal was Arthur Witerburn

Maurice Gibson



Pte. Marion Jasper Gibson .     USAAF 19th Bomber Group 7th Mat. Squad

Ray



Stoker Robert "Hoot" Gibson .     Royal Navy HMS Penelope   from Newcastle)

(d.May/June 1942)

My father's brother, Robert, followed my grandfather into the Royal Navy in 1939 much against my grandfathers will as he was sure war was about to break out. Robert had served his apprenticeship on Tyneside as a Turner but was determined to join up. He consequently joined the ship's company of HMS Penelope as a stoker.

Very sadly Robert was mortally wounded in 1942 of Malta and although brought home never recovered and died in Newcastle aged just 21. If anyone remembers Robert whose nickname was "Hoot" after the cowboy hoot Gibson! Please drop a line or email. My father would love to hear from you I'm very sure.

Ian Gibson



F/O Stanwell John Gibson .     Royal Canadian Air Force pilot 419 Sqd. (d.29th Jan 1944)




Stuart Paul Gibson .     24 Operation Training Unit




W/O T. H. Gibson .     97 Squadron




Flight Lieutenant W G Gibson .     RAF VR 59 Squadron

Lorenzo del Mann



Sgt. W. Gibson .     Royal Canadian Air Force 419 Sqd.




Cpl. William "Gibby" Gibson .     British Army 7th Btn. Cameronians   from Glasgow)

I never met my granda, William Gibson, he died before I was born, I was the next generation to go in to the forces after him, the Royal Marines,and my family didn't really talk about this great man. I'm just trying to go back to see what kind of man grandad was, thanks if anyone can help me on this matter.

John Gibson



P/O B. W. Giddings .     Royal Australian Air Force 97 Squadron




L/Cpl. Philip Giddings .    

Held in Stalag 4d.

Naomi



S/Sgt. William Charles Giddings .     British Army Royal Signals   from London)

All I know is my father William Giddings joined the Royal Sussex Regiment and transferred to the Royal Signals and served in Burma and India.

Kevin Giddings



Sgt A. Gielty .     408 Sqd.   from 17th April 1943)




W/O. George E Giff. .     RCAF. 1659 HCU




Gifford .     Royal Navy HMS Nigeria




Gifford .     Royal Navy HMS Nelson




Mil.Sld. Henri Gihaux .     Dutch Army

Ray



Sergeant Alexander George Gilbert .     Army 663 Artisan Works Company Royal Engineers

My grandfather was a Lancastria survivor, his name was Sergeant Alexander George Gilbert, 663 Artisan Works Company, Royal Engineers. Does anyone have any information about him?

Gary Lomas



Dvr. Frederick John Gilbert .     British Army Royal Army Service Corps   from Plymouth)

I do not know very much about my Uncle Fred Gilbert except that he was a driver in the Royal Army Service Corps. He was captured during the Battle of Crete and spent much of the rest of the war at Stalag VIIIA in or near the town of Gorlitz. He never spoke about his time there very much except that he worked for quite some time in a quarry near the town.

Pete Gilbert



George Alfred Gilbert .     Army Royal Army Service corp

My grandad, George Alfred Gilbert RASC, was mentioned in despatches during World War II and I would be very interested to know how I can find out what he was mentioned for.

Karen Moore




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