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Offline BenM

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Hello from the UK
« on: November 18, 2014, 03:51:35 PM »
Hi guys,

Firstly, thanks to the admin for accepting my registration, and apologies for the delay in posting up this introduction, I've been rather busy with work and other activities which I will come to in a second.

My name is Ben and I am a collector, researcher and author based in the UK. My main area of interest is with the US Army Medical Department of WW2, as indicated by the website that I maintain with Alain Batens > www.med-dept.com. I am also an avid collector of anything WW2 US (Army mainly), and am in the process of finally migrating my 'war room' to a dedicated building that's almost complete.

I have authored several books, and my latest is a study of British-Made US Army clothing and equipment. I will post a short topic about it here on the Forum.

Anyway, enough about me! I very much look forward to participating here.

Best regards,
Ben.

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Re: Hello from the UK
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2014, 04:13:07 PM »
Welcome Ben, do enjoy.  :)




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Re: Hello from the UK
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2014, 08:42:50 PM »
Hi Ben, welcome aboard!
I've been in your website many a time, very interesting and excellent work!
"If I knew I was going to live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself."
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Re: Hello from the UK
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2014, 10:06:50 PM »
Glad to have you aboard Ben. Members/collectors of your calibre are always welcome here!

Ian  ;)
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Re: Hello from the UK
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2014, 10:22:00 PM »
  Welcome Ben, looking forward to reading your posts.  Scott
Always looking for 32nd Division items and 13th Armored Division items. Please keep me in mind if you have any.

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Re: Hello from the UK
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2014, 10:40:31 PM »
Howdy from Texas.  I like your site.

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Re: Hello from the UK
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2014, 06:13:50 AM »
Ben,

Welcome.. I just purchased your book on British made web gear for US forces. Looking forward to reading this..

Glad to have you here and I look forward to seeing some of your collection..

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Re: Hello from the UK
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2014, 07:07:15 AM »
Hello Ben, and welcome to the AMF!!
I've heard much about you, and it seems other members have as well. You will be a nice addition to our forum.  ;)
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Re: Hello from the UK
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2014, 09:34:24 AM »
Welcome Ben! Nice book! James
James

I am looking for anything related to General Malin Craig, US Army (1875-1945)

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Re: Hello from the UK
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2014, 10:50:13 AM »
Welcome to the AMF Ben , nice to have You aboard and look forward to perhaps chatting some what .
Always nice to have members of Your knowledge and back ground .
Looking for any British/commonwealth and USAAF/USN aviation headgear 1939-45.
 Flight Helmets O2masks Goggles communications gear or spate parts .
PM Welcome .

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Re: Hello from the UK
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2014, 12:11:15 PM »
Hi Ben !!   great to see you here buddy !!!   ( a fellow YELLOW BELLY !!!)  ;)

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2018 and STILL WANTED! a pair of RAF 1940 Patt boots and RAF life vest
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Re: Hello from the UK
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2014, 01:24:24 PM »
Thanks for the warm welcome and kind words.

I'm looking forward to joining in with the discussion here.

Regards,
Ben.

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Re: Hello from the UK
« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2014, 01:26:08 PM »
discuss away at your hearts content Ben !!  im all ears ! :)  (not literally!!!! ::))
2018 and STILL WANTED! a pair of RAF 1940 Patt boots and RAF life vest
Always looking for quality condition USAAF stationary,ephemera,equipment and clothing.
Starting to look for the harder to find items e.g. survival kits and items also woukd like to add a complete "Gibson Girl " set up
We are here for the collectors, not for profit. (PERIOD!)

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Re: Hello from the UK
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2015, 02:06:13 PM »
Hello and Welcome Ben. Look forward to seeing your collection.

 

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