Another newbie

Discussion in 'User Introductions' started by MattH, Jun 15, 2017.

  1. MattH

    MattH New Member

    Good afternoon.
    Just joined the site to help in researching my late Father-in-laws time with the 4th Ox & Bucks, particularly in the period Jan to June 1940. I have his service record, the war diaries for that period and a small stack of books along with his own memoirs. That should keep me quiet for a while but I'm sure that I'll need pointing in the right direction with my queries at some point. Looking forward to being a small part of this excellent site and keeping these memories alive.
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  2. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce

    Hello and welcome to the forum Matt.

  3. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    Welcome, Matt.

    Always happy to see new arrivals. Dive in and get posting.
  4. Seroster

    Seroster Canadian researcher

    Welcome, Matt!
  5. CL1

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

    Welcome to the forum Matt

  6. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    4 OBLI's big battle in 1940 was at Cassel. Did he get captured?
  7. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    Hello and welcome.
  8. MattH

    MattH New Member

    No he was very lucky. He was in charge of two sections positioned down the hill from the town and received a message via a despatch rider to take his men and the rider and make his own way to Dunkirk. As he withdrew through a hedgerow the two sections split up, the one turning right being captured with a few hundred yards. He and a handful of others were finally taken off the beach between Bray Dunes and De Panne and made it home onboard the Royal Eagle.
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  9. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Jerry Murland published a book/guide to the Battle of Cassel this May. Having used it in June whilst in Cassel I can confirm it's very good :)

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