Sad News 6 Oct 21, of the passing of Capt Stan Perry. Stan served with the Sherwood Rangers as a tank commander and fought his way across NW Europe, being wounded twice. RIP Stan - You will be missed by all. Hear his memories in episode 36 - see preview and featured link below.

Doug Gray photos

Doug Gray WW2 Photos 7th Green Howards

Best pal Ike Rawson KIA at Nijmegen

Best pal Ike Rawson KIA at Nijmegen

 

Ike's war grave together with Bill Parkinson

Topper's ice cream parlour 

Topper's ice cream parlour

 

Doug Gray in later years

Doug Gray in later years, war story podcast, WW2

 

 

Bridlington free press cuttings 

Bridlington free press cuttings -

 

Bridlington free press cuttings -

 

1990C - D Gray WW2 veteran in TV interview 

 

 

Son, Doug Gray, with a display he created in France at a local commemorative ceremony to mark 'Peace in Europe1945' - 70 yrs on.

 

 
Taken in Hull before we moved to France in 1940.
Back row, left to right:
Ack Ack Arthur Phillips, Jimmy Ogle OB
Front row left to right:
Derek Brown, was badly wounded in head.
O’Bearn Ryan MC, killed in Burma.
Doug Gray OB

 

 

1940 Oct - The Duty Chucks - Jack, Alan, Tom 

 

1940 October -  On my left Tommy Farr

 

 

 

 

Probably Limassol 1941

 

1942 C - Poss Egypt or North Africa

 

1942 Nov 25 -North Africa with Nazi flags - Taken in Fly Valley, Alamein, just after the breakthrough by Capt Slibe - Souvenirs of the 90th Light

 

 

1943C -North Africa with Nazi flags 2

 

Sicily WW2

1943 August -  Cooks in Sicily - Two cooks at our 24hr rest camp 2 miles from Jerry in Catania

 

1943 July 24 - Graves of Capt W Stobo 162423 and Mick Pinder 4393199 buried near Lentini, within 200 yards of Ush - The best officer we had

 

1943 Sicily - eating grapes 

 

1943 Sicily - smoke from shells  

 

2 Nov1944 - Graves of Sgt Isaac (Ike) Rawson 4392434 and Pte W Parkinson Unknown 4341211 buried Arnhem.

 

 

1944 Normandy campaign

The Dog mascot

 

1944C Tom Foolery in Normandy 

 

Getting married to Bids

 

1945 - Buckingham Palace - Award for Gallantry- Military Medal 

 

Below: 1946C - A few of the boys taken at early Green Howards meeting after the war in Bridlington.

Left to Right

Arthur Brown
Terry Bacon OB
Eddy Foster OB
Doug Gray OB
Clive Brocklesby OB
Brian Baxter OB
Chris Nichols
Jim Plowright OB
Jacky Morris
Brother Albert Grey OB
Harry Lawson

 

Victory Parade 1947