6th Battalion Cameronians - Post Dunkirk

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  1. Hoody321

    Hoody321 Active Member

    Hi guys, looking for some direction to the following. My great grandad was in the battalion, and they arrived in France on 12th June 1940 for 5 days. I was unaware that troops were still being sent after the Dunkirk evacuation, so Iā€™m intrigued to find out more info about this. Can anyone recommend reading material or provide me with some info?
    Thanks, Hoody
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  3. Hoody321

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  4. Tricky Dicky

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    52nd (Lowland) Infantry Division - Wikipedia
    "as part of the Second British Expeditionary Force (2BEF) to cover the withdrawal of Allied forces near Cherbourg during Operation Ariel"

    RMS Lancastria - Wikipedia
    "The Lancastria was sunk on 17 June 1940 off the French port of St. Nazaire while taking part in Operation Ariel"

    Lancastria was sunk at St Nazaire, thats some distance between the 2 ports. Operation Ariel covered about half the French northern coast and all its western coast
    Operation Aerial - Wikipedia

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  5. Hoody321

    Hoody321 Active Member

    Thanks for clearing that up Tricky Dicky!
  6. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    If he was in the vicinity of St Nazaire on 17 June 1940 then there was a chance he saw the sinking, if he was at Cherbourg, then I rather doubt it

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