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Old 28-07-10, 22:34
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I'm looking for photographs of Sapper Leslie Joseph Roherty.He was killed September 26,1944 in one of the storm boats.He is my daughters great uncle.Any help would be so greatly appreciated.Thank you
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Old 28-07-10, 23:47
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"Dutch Connection", do you have a name? We're a pretty close-knit community here and we prefer to know whom we're speaking with...
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Old 29-07-10, 00:20
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As the direct decendant of 23rd Field Company RCE, 2 Combat Engineer Regiment has its entire main foyer dedicated to Operation Berlin, the mission you mentioned above involving the Arnhem rescue operation. There is a wealth of pictures and information on the Unit and the Operation. I cannot confirm if his specific photo would be there (been a few years since I was there last), but his name should be listed there if he was KIA during the Operation.

I'm not sure where you are located, but 2 Combat Engineer Regiment is located at CFB Petawawa (Home of the Warriors), Ontario. If you make arrangements in advance, i'm sure the Regimental Sergeant Major would make himself available to meet you and show you around, considering your relation to the fallen. The CFB Petawawa main switchboard is 613-687-5511. Just ask for the 2 CER Duty Center, and take it from there.

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Old 29-07-10, 00:43
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There is a recent book about the Market Garden / Arnheim / RCE connection. Some smarter person will chime in with the title and author's name. The author lives in Canada, and he would have the same or better access to as many sources as can be found.
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Old 29-07-10, 00:45
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As the direct decendant of 23rd Field Company RCE, 2 Combat Engineer Regiment has its entire main foyer dedicated to Operation Berlin, the mission you mentioned above involving the Arnhem rescue operation.

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If you make arrangements in advance, i'm sure the Regimental Sergeant Major would make himself available to meet you and show you around, considering your relation to the fallen. The CFB Petawawa main switchboard is 613-687-5511. Just ask for the 2 CER Duty Center, and take it from there.

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There are a lot of Combat Engineers deployed and there are many issues for the rear party to deal with. If the RSM passes you to someone (maybe even the 'Regimental Grandfather' RSM (Retd) Storey), respect that he has bigger fish to fry.
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Old 29-07-10, 00:58
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My name is Helena.im 48 yrs old and i was born in holland. the sapper l'm looking for is my daughters great uncle and he was killed approx an hour from the town i lived in
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Old 29-07-10, 02:44
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There are a lot of Combat Engineers deployed and there are many issues for the rear party to deal with. If the RSM passes you to someone (maybe even the 'Regimental Grandfather' RSM (Retd) Storey), respect that he has bigger fish to fry.
Agreed which makes calling ahead very important. Knowing both the Commanding Officer and RSM personally, I'm certain they will accommodate, especially if in conjunction with "Nieder Rhine Days" which 2 CER celebrates annually.
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Old 31-07-10, 05:30
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Helena,
This book may be of interest to you. http://www.amazon.ca/Storm-Boat-King.../dp/1551251035
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Old 02-08-10, 06:31
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The name of that book keeps popping up.l'll definitely have to get it.Thanks Clive
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