2nd Lieutenant D A Smith MC, 101st (Royal Monmouthshire) Field Company Royal Engineers

Discussion in '1940' started by Drew5233, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

  2. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

  3. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive


    The Bridge at Menin Gate that wrecked the East Yorks CO's car when it was blown.
  4. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

  5. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

  6. tommy40

    tommy40 Member

    Thanks for sharing informations... A short story with photos but a good study was wrtitten in militaria magazine in France about that unit during ww2...
  7. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Thanks for posting that Andy. 12th Lancers were certainly consistently in the thick of it and it's always interesting to read of the action east of the Dyle Line (just down the road from me).

    Just in case you're thinking of looking up the locations, the river is now spelled 'Gete', Tirlemont is Tienen and St. Trond is St. Truiden.

    File:Tienen Grote Gete.jpg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  8. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    On reading the 101st Field Company, RE war diary in June when the comapny was in Yorkshire it states:

    2nd Lieutenant Smith, MC arrived, the first time we had seen him since he left Beaumetz on 10th May 1940 and since he has been awarded the Military Cross and been married.
  9. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    The Bridge at Menin Gate that Smith blew up.

  10. Grant Fettis

    Grant Fettis New Member

    A long while ago someone kindly posted the 1940 war diary written by 2nd Lt Smith. Does anyone have a copy of page 7 as I am missing that page?

    Many thanks
  11. CL1

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

  12. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    In fact its the thread you are in - page 7 can be found in post #2 of this thread - scroll up and see

  13. MarkN

    MarkN Well-Known Member

    I imagine he is referring to page 7 in the original typed numbering at the bottom of the page not the archivist's stamp in the top right.

    Mind you, he should consider himself lucky to still get 10 out of the 11 pages on imageshack. I thought they had deleted/blocked all the old accounts and images. ;)
    Tricky Dicky likes this.
  14. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    See what he means now - thanks for the clarification


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