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#12131 Hello From Canada

Posted by Viking Tom on 30 October 2007 - 10:14 PM in Introduce Yourself

Hello Manolis

#12128 Hello From Canada

Posted by Viking Tom on 30 October 2007 - 08:52 AM in Introduce Yourself

Hi Wim,
If you really want to find her I suggest you find a Private Investigator in the area, they should be able to trace her. I'm a P.I. in the UK and most people can be found eventually. It may take time and a few hundred dollars but it's worth it, believe me.


#11751 Sentimental

Posted by Viking Tom on 16 August 2007 - 01:42 PM in Introduce Yourself

Hi Sentimental,
Have you read the book Flowers of Rethymnon (escape from Crete) by Lew Lind. He was an Aussie soldier. 19 at the time. Really good book. I bought my copy in Crete. Let me know if you want a copy and can't find one. I'll check on amazon.


#11750 Crete Veterans Association

Posted by Viking Tom on 16 August 2007 - 01:26 PM in Introduce Yourself

Hi everyone,
My names Tom and am a associate member of the Crete Veterans Association. My Regiment The Royal Anglian Regiment fought in the battle of Crete in 1941. Then known as the Leicesters. They were at Heraklion. I've been to Crete a few times, what a fantastic island.
In May 1999 myself and a friend walked (and run) from Kalives to Sfakia covering the same route the troops made on the withdrawal across the island. (We manged to raise 2k for Great Ormond Street Childrens hospital). Culminating with the laying of two wreaths at the memorial in Sfakia.
We met allot of vets and we talked (and drank) for hours at the hotel in Maleme. It was good to hear the stories told from both the troops on the ground and from sailors involved in taking the troops and airmen off the island. I actaually put together a book/pamphlet of the battle of Crete. I still have a few if anyone wants one. The Battalion I served in for 18yrs is the 1st Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment. There now serving in Afghanistan.
Great to be here