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Dick Irving

Dick Irving

Dick Irving
Deacs, Jun 5, 2015
    • 4jonboy
      Nice photo Michael. He looks really well doesn't he?
    • Deacs
      He does Lesley, he keeps all us young ones on our toes I can tell you.
    • Owen
      doesnt look old enough to have been in ww2. :)
    • Deacs
      He'll love that comment
    • dbf
      From WD, 2Armd IG
      17 July 1944
      St. Martin-des-Entrees
      A final conference for Sqn Leaders was held, the time of start given and the route, a tank track across country with the Code name “RAT”. During the day, the rest of our usual Bn Group joined us - No. 2 Coy of 1 Mot GREN GDS under Major R. BROMLEY; and 129 Fd Bty from 153 Fd Regt (LEICESTER YEOMANRY) under Major LORD WILLOUGHBY d’ERESBY; also a RE party and a representative of WESTMINSTER DRAGOONS (FLAILS)
    • dbf
      4 August 1944
      During this shelling, Major LORD WILLOUGHBY d’ERESBY who was unfortunately run over by one of our tanks while sheltering in the ditch. His feet were badly crushed and he had to be evacuated next morning. We miss his company greatly as he had trained with us for two years and been in all our battles.
    • Deacs
      Thanks Diane.
    • dbf
      19 October 1944 The Commanding Officer arranged with 129 Bty of LEICESTERSHIRE YEOMANRY for officers to shoot 25 pdr from the Gunner OP overlooking the WYLER MEER. Four officers went up on three consecutive days and plastered any target they thought likely. Again great fun for us and imitation for the “Grants”.
    • dbf
      Thats all the refs I could find to his Field Regt in 3IG war diaries
    • Deacs
      Great that D thanks very much.
    • Deacs
      RIP Dick.
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    Gunner Dick (Walker) Irving.
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