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Henry George Hammond 1939-1945 By ASHER PIRT
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This is the personal account of a pre war soldier who was called up for service during the Second World War. The account begins with the story about his pre war service. Henry Hammond describes his... More > time with Phantom. Sergeant Hammond joined No.3 Military and Air Mission on 2 March 1940. He returned to England and rejoined the unit which was renamed No.1 GHQ Reconnaissance Unit. Hammond was sent with a detachment to Greece. He was one of only nine who evaded capture. His service with Phantom continued and by then renamed GHQ Liaison Regiment. On his request Hammond left Phantom and served in a fighting unit. This personal account is a unique insight into one man’s pre war background, service in Phantom and the rest of his war service with other units. The account is very much Hammond’s account, but the editor has added some footnotes and corrected a couple of typos here and there. The editor must thank Henry Hammond’s son for allowing him to read, edit and publish this account.< Less
GHQ LIAISON REGIMENT: OPERATION MARKET GARDEN By ASHER PIRT
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This book describes the role of GHQ Liaison Regiment, better known as Phantom, during Operation Market Garden. The information in the paper is based on considerable primary source material from... More > former serving members of GHQ Liaison Regiment. The unit had patrols with 1 Airborne Corps HQ, Second Army HQ, 43 British Division, 1 Airborne Division, US 82 Airborne Division, US 101 Airborne Division and 52 Lowland Division. The Phantom net by 23 September provided the only Wireless link between 1 Airborne and the Second Army/1 Airborne Corps.< Less
2 GENERAL HEADQUARTERS LIAISON REGIMENT CENTRAL MEDITERRANEAN By ASHER PIRT
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General Headquarters Liaison Regiment reported battlefield information straight to high level Intelligence and Operations Staff. This information consisted of everything a Commander needed to make... More > decisions to win the battle. All commanders need to be aware of up to date and accurate information on what is happening on the frontline. GHQ Liaison Regiment gathered information by sending patrols and by communications intercept of units engaged in battle. This history tells the story of the background to the formation of 2 GHQ Liaison Regiment. The hard work of the unit has not completely been recognised by historians of the Second World War and perhaps this helps fill the gap in our knowledge. During the War the unit was greatly appreciated by all Allied unit in the Mediterranean and North West Europe campaigns. Without the service provided by the unit the Allies would have struggled to win the War.< Less
WSS Old Boys and the Great War 1914-1918 By ASHER PIRT
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This book contains a list of old boys from Wellington School Somerset who served their country during the Great War 1914-1918. The objective is to provide basic biographical details and information... More > about each old boy’s wartime service. The book is divided into three sections: the first section is devoted to those old boys who were carrying out officer training or had achieved their commissions in the war; the second concerns those who served in the ranks during the war; the third and final section is about those old boys who were occupied for the war effort as civilians. The basic source of information has been the school magazine. However, the present writer has used service records and medal cards looked after by the National Archives at Kew. The internet family history website Ancestry is most useful in finding out more detail. Hopefully this is the first step towards the goal of a comprehensive reference work.< Less
West Somerset Yeomanry: A Nominal Roll with Short Biographies By ASHER PIRT
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This book is a nominal roll of former members of the West Somerset Yeomanry. With every entry is a short biography of the former member of the Regiment. The nominal roll includes those who served in... More > the Boer War, the Great War and the Second World War. Please get in touch with author for individual look ups. It must be pointed out that it is still a work in progress. However, it is still a useful source of information about former members of the West Somerset Yeomanry Former members served in the Boer War and the Great War. It includes casualties and also heroes of the Regiment.< Less
GHQ Liaison Regiment: A Nominal Roll with Short Biographies By ASHER PIRT
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This book contains a nominal roll of former members of a specialist but incredibly important Second World War unit designated General Headquarters Liaison Regiment. Its codename was Phantom. The roll... More > also includes former members of No.3 Military and Air Mission and GHQ Reconnaissance Unit. This is the author's first attempt to produce a nominal roll of former members since the Second World War and they include Officers and Other Ranks that the author has come across in researching a definitive history of GHQ Liaison Regiment. It includes detailed biographical information where possible, Honours and Awards to various former members of the unit. The nominal roll is now fairly complete. Please get in touch for information about individuals or if you can assist in providing more information about former members asher.pirt[at]gmail.org< Less
1 BRITISH AIRBORNE DIVISION PHANTOM By ASHER PIRT
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Asher Pirt has published a history of a small patrol from Phantom that served with the 1 British Airborne Division during Operation Market Garden. Phantom (GHQ Liaison Regiment) was a Second World... More > War information and liaison organisation with secure communications. Neville Hay, John Hobkirk and three other men were deployed to carry out specialised duties but ended up being the sole means of communications from the embattled Airborne Division at Arnhem. This publication is part of a wider research project into the role of Phantom in the North West Europe campaign. The author welcomes feedback from readers< Less
THE HAPPY WARRIOR: MAJOR GENERAL G F HOPKINSON OBE MC By ASHER PIRT
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This is a short biography of George Frederick Hopkinson who was commissioned into the North Staffordshire Regiment during the First World War and served with distinction throughout his service until... More > his death as a result of enemy action while commander of 1 Airborne Division. He was awarded the Military Cross during the First World War and the OBE with Phantom. The author is working on an extended study so would be grateful for feedback.< Less