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john alistar forman

Hello I an new here and would like to say hi to all I am trying to find anyone that remembers my farther john alister Forman (RAF). I don't have very much information he died 10 years after returning from the tests and me being very young. He was serving at RAF catteric at the time. This still being a very raw subject with my mother, I started looking into applying for his service record and wonder if any one can tell me how much information this will supply. many thanks Jimmi. 

Harry Douglas Dean. Christmas Island June 58-59. 36 Reg Engineers

My dad Harry is 82 now just wondered if anyone remembered him he'd love to know.

first timer

JUST this week I lost my hero, my dad, no prizes for guessing what of, of course quickly growing aggressive cancer, he was a oyal marine and operated the landing crafts getting all that junk onto the island, I want to scream and shout, how dare our country treat it's people in such a way, 

Does anyone remember Albert Royston Johns RAF Catering was on Xmas island during bomb tests

My father Roy Johns was on Christmas Island during the bomb tests. He worked in the RAF catering . He sadly passed away in March 2001 aged 70 years. We have photos of his friends who were on Xmas island at the same time. If you or your relative were there and knew my dad, please get in touch .  Val Johns Lindley.

David Pratt, Jock ???? , ???? 1959

????????? Brian Gowrie David Pratt 1959

First Station Hospital Medical Corpsmen, Christmas Island, 1942

I thought members of this board might enjoy a picture from 1942. This shows some U.S. Medical Corpsmen of the First Station Hospital, in support of the U.S. 102nd Infantry Regiment, which I believe was sent to release Australian troops to protect Australia. Included are Newt Walker, Bill Erlanger, Joe Mandell, Hal Fishman (my father), Major Les Garrett, Milt Eisenstein, Ed Livingstone, Jim Hill, and Walt MacDougall.

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