78th British Infantry Division - "The Battleaxe Div"

Discussion in 'Higher Formations' started by Ron Goldstein, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. Ian Taws

    Ian Taws New Member

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  2. Ian Taws

    Ian Taws New Member

    The photos are to large to post I'm doing this on my phone so I'm limited I will try with the rest on the computer when I get time thanks.
  3. bexley84

    bexley84 Well-Known Member

    Just an annual reminder of the disturbances that took place in Cairo in early August 1944.. I know that Ron Goldstein noted in his diary that the date of the affray was 9th August 1944.

    The only addition to the previous conversations on the subject is this small section that I had recently noted in the 'Quis Separabit' journal dated May 1945.

    Faugh a Ballagh !

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  4. Chris Cunningham

    Chris Cunningham New Member

    Hi Paul
    I noticed this thread while researching my father who was in the 159th Field Ambulance during Operation Torch (I have the regimental diary of that period) However in Ken Ford's book of the 78th Division it lists the RAMC as you have above in the Order of Battle. Can you tell me what the source of your OOB is?
    I wonder if this is a typographical error and they meant the 159th rather than 152nd? I haven't confirmed where the 152nd were in 1943 but they were attached for much of the war to the 51st Highland Division which makes me think this may be an error? Any help gratefully accepted
  5. 5th buffs

    5th buffs Member

    Good eaving all

    Does anyone know if the 78th div had its own newspaper?

    Many thanks

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  8. Widnesmike

    Widnesmike New Member

    I notice that noone has commented on this in a while, but searching through for information i came across this forum, John "Jack" Eustace was my dads uncle and although i never got to meet him I'm proud of his accomplishments and would appreciate any other information anyone can give :)
  9. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

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