Wow!! Redgate is my last name. My grandfather fought in the Second World War, but he was an artilleryman in the US Army, and his first name was Russell. I'm very interested to find out if there is some relation to the owner of this jacket, though... I know there were other branches of the family in the US at the time. My great grandfather was John H Redgate, chief of police in Bridgeport, CT. I believe he was an Irish immigrant. If you know anything more about Bob Redgate, please drop me a line!
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