Discussion in '1940' started by Gazz, Mar 18, 2020.
GAZZ tremendous. Keep it coming Thank you.
One more for today then.
Another Border Regiment account.
These are great, thanks for posting them Gazz.
Not quite linked to this but to save starting another thread, I found out today that veteran Colin Ashford is still with us at 101. He was injured and brought back via Dunkirk, then was involved in camouflage in North Africa (fake ports, tanks etc). He’s an aviation artist of some note as well.
7th Battalion Green Howards 5 page account.
Today a Royal Artillery account
There was a French cross channel ferry called Cote d'Argent, which was involved in the evacuation, mainly landing troops at Folkstone. She is described as 'being under British control', but was seized by the Germans on a subsequent visit to Cherbourg
Another couple of Artillery accounts for today
Another Artillery account and an interesting one from the Signals Independant Interception Unit.
Thanks Gazz, these are superb, thanks for posting them.
They're terrific. Lots of detail.
Todays installments both Artillery.
An account from the gentleman who compiled the booklet.
This one is from a lady called Margot Vigin who had an 'interesting' war.
Jerry Murland has written about the action around Tournai :-
Battle for the Escaut, 1940
...and these are the 31 casualties:-
The next couple of posts are the short stories at the end of the booklet.
The the last of the short accounts.
I thought I would post the names of the contributors in the booklet in case anyone doing a relative research and searches the forum can get results.
George Davey 1st Border Regiment
Douglas Philips 4th Border Regiment
James Miller 2nd Durham Light Infantry
Edward Brown Royal Army Medical Corps
Eric Duffell 1st Border Regiment
Fred Turner 99th Field Regiment Royal Bucks Yeomanry
George Curtis 1st Border Regiment
George Bowes 7th Green Howards
John Barry 1st Medium Royal Artillery
John Coleman 1st Medium Royal Artillery
William L Raw Royal Horse Artillery
Mick Maquire 1st Medium Royal Artillery
Ted Smith Royal Corps of Signals
Tom P Vasey 1st Medium Royal Artillery
Alex Turner 1st Border Regiment
Separate names with a comma.