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Old 04-12-13, 07:51
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Default Regina Rifles Regimental history book

Hi All,
I am looking for a copy of the Regina Rifles Regimental history book.Does anybody have one they would like to sell? There are 2 out there;
Look to your front, Regina Rifles and
Up the Johns,Regina Rifles.
My girlfriends grandfather was with them during WWII and would like to find one for her as a Christmas present.
Drop me an email or PM with price and I will get back to you.
Thanks,Derk.
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Old 04-12-13, 15:20
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And within the above post is Derk's subtle announcement to the world.

Derk: Here is one for sale signed by the author:

http://www.lairdbooks.com/?page=shop...oduct_id=31286

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Old 04-12-13, 15:29
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Default Derk has a girlfriend!

I didn't want to startle everybody announcing that Derk Derin finally has a girlfriend so I carefully mentioned it in my wanted ad and Rob,you are the first to pick up on it.Congratulations!
Derk.
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Old 04-12-13, 22:05
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Default Enjoy Dirk!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weBbZ11d5LM

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Old 04-12-13, 22:27
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The days of painting parts on the kitchen table, or fixing transmissions in the living room are over for Derk, and his short notice trips to the military scrapyard will also be curtailed for the foreseeable future. While most of me is happy to see Derk happy, another part is going to miss living vicariously through him.

Today is actually the first day Derk has posted here on MLU in almost 2 months.
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Old 04-12-13, 22:48
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If you aren't aware, Up The Johns is available online:

www.ourroots.ca/f/toc.aspx?id=3641

Look To Your Front appears occasionally on eBay. Saw one a couple weeks ago that went for only ~ $25. Saw another shortly after that was looking for offers over $100.
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Old 05-12-13, 07:42
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Default I can live with this one!

Thanks for the warning Rob Fast but this one's a keeper.She even said she would help me with the 3 Ton CMP ambulance restoration ( if I ever get to it now!).
Rob Love,I am sure you will see me eventually but for now I will be occupied for the next few months!
Thanks Kevin for the lead on the "Up the Johns" book but after reading reviews of the 2 history books,I am now thinking she would like the "Look to your front" history book as it has more accounts of the WWII battles and personal stories of the Regina Rifles soldiers that would give her a sense of what her grandfather went through.She said he never talked about the war but was wounded in the belly with a big scar.We were at the Fort Garry Horse Regimental museum and I got a form from Gord Crossley for her to fill out and send away for his service records from Ottawa so will wait for that to come.In the meantime,I was searching for information and came across your website and in the nominal roll found his name,rank & serial number.It is Rifleman BLAIR,A,J (Alexander) H14571 and shows he was wounded 4 times.She also mentioned he was parachuting in the army so must have been qualifying as a paratrooper.His service records should show all of that once we get the records.I will also show her the photo's you have on your website and see if she can identify him as she doesn't remember any photo's of him while he was in the army.There is one bookstore here in Winnipeg that has a copy so will try and get there tomorrow if I can clear the snow from my driveway!One of many snowstorms I have to look forward to here in Manitoba!
Regards,Derk.
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Give me a day or two and I'll PM what I have on him.
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Thanks Kevin,
That would be great.
Regards,Derk.
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