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dave301bounty

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tally band for a H M C S ,found in car boot.
« on: August 02, 2016, 07:36:36 pm »

any one on here knows how to re unite some gear ,tally band and papers from a guy who served on a destroyer in the 2 ww .the H M C S  Athabaskan  .I was at a car boot and this box had the black cap ,talltband and his badges for his 2 uniforms ,I think he was a L/S and Torpedo man ,his papers suggest leave ,hospital and some other I cant make out .would be nice if he had a relative .
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Re: tally band for a H M C S ,found in car boot.
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2016, 07:51:02 pm »

Try googling RCN veterans sites.


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Re: tally band for a H M C S ,found in car boot.
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2016, 08:12:40 pm »

Athabaskan apparently was an unlucky ship and did not survive the war. Sunk off the French coast. Many of crew killed or captured shown here -
http://www.forposterityssake.ca/Navy/HMCS_ATHABASKAN_G07.htm

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Re: tally band for a H M C S ,found in car boot.
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2016, 07:40:01 pm »

thanks for your help nemo ,the guy did survive ,but died in 1965 ,I have sent a letter to the people who deal with this ,any relatives can let me know and I will try and send them .she was an unlucky ship ,what a time .heroes all .
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