14 November 2012
I have been looking at your website and I have some photos that may interest you. My father, George Bridges served with 4th Battallion from 1940 until 1946 and was posted to Iceland in the early part of the war and eventually went to Normandy on d-day plus-4, crossing Europe and was finally attached to the Military Government at Brilon in Germany.
Photo 1 shows him at Lincoln during training, he went on to do further training at Hereford
Photo 2 shows Iceland, he was with A company
Photo 3 winter outside hut
Photo 4 with his pals in Brussels
Photo 5 outside the offices in Brilon [note the German uniform on the steps]
He has featured on the website previously regarding the wearing of the Lincoln Imp badge which created some interest.
I have several other photos but I don't want to bombard you with too many all in one go! I have a copy of The Arctic Times dated 31st October 1941, The Midnight Sun, dated 10th May 1941 and Lincoln Imp, dated 12 November 1945. The newspapers contain some interesting reading with the Lincoln Imp containing 4th Battalion roll of honour.
I often think about the sacrifice my father and many others made during those years, it is hard to imagine today that 6years of your life can be put on hold with the uncertainty of the outcome.
Thanks for keeping the website up to date, I am sure that many veterans find it interesting.
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