How the Royal Engineers Captured the Grand Bunker at Ouistreham

Discussion in 'WW2 Battlefields Today' started by Jonathan Ball, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. Jonathan Ball

    Jonathan Ball It's a way of life.

    This made me smile, the story of Lieutenant Bob Orrell of 91 Field Company RE and how he captured the Bunker in a tremendously British manner...



    Pieter F likes this.
  2. Rav4

    Rav4 Senior Member

    Bugger off! Such strong language from an engineer:lol:
  3. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Funny what you miss on here sometimes - Cheers for posting matey.
  4. Mike L

    Mike L Very Senior Member

    Seen that notice many times - always made me giggle.
  5. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Here is the Company's war diary entry for it. Note Orrel got promoted.

  6. sapper

    sapper WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Great stuff.... IT was a privilege to serve with the Royal Engineers the most eccentric bravest mates it is possible to come across.

    My Company that landed to provide mine and enemy free paths off the beach, was the very best...The Sappers were commanded by a CRE Colonel of the Royal Engineers who thought he had a divine right to conduct his own war with the enemy, and sometimes surprised the leading infantry to find a Sapper Colonel coming back form the enemy lines Colonel Tiger Urquhart RE Great Bloke... IF I recall correctly a anti tank mine took him out for a while......
  7. Jonathan Ball

    Jonathan Ball It's a way of life.

    I missed the addition of the War Diary to this thread. Thanks Andy.
  8. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Thanks for that; interesting to see the photos together with the relevant WD.

Share This Page