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    Post  Deep Diver (Fred) Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:07 pm

    One for the older member Ccf01111

    Taken on the AMS stand at Alexandra Palace, I can not remember the year.
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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:11 pm

    That's.....oh, what the devil was his name? Wasn't he an ex-WW2 German submariner?

    I cannot remember his name...
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    Post  Deep Diver (Fred) Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:20 pm

    Hi Dick
    Yes you are right about him being on U-Boot's in WW2, his name starts with "K" surname starts with a "V" ;)
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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:31 pm

    Got him, Fred...Karl Varnig, lived in a huge flat in Bayswater, London. His wife was one of the most formidable women I've ever met, even Bernie quaked before her. I still have the Torpedo Mate's cap he gave me.

    If I remember correctly he served in the late war boats, I believe he was on a Type XX1 at one time.
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    Post  Deep Diver (Fred) Wed Dec 01, 2010 5:37 pm

    That is right Dick, he moved to Brighton in his later life,I do think that this photo was taken just before he passed away.

    He was on U 502
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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Wed Dec 01, 2010 5:44 pm

    He was a real nice guy, a proper gentleman. I can't remember how Bernie came to know him, but I do remember being introduced to him at a show somewhere, might have been the MEE...the little grey cells are struggling, Fred.
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    Post  david f Thu Dec 02, 2010 4:17 pm

    That's a photo you could never repeat!

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