163178 Capt ANKERS RASC - Citation.

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  1. Bruneval

    Bruneval Well-Known Member

    Good afternoon all,

    Recently, I have started to look into those RASC personnel taken POW and those that escaped. I have attached a citation for a Capt ANKERS RASC who escaped from a POW Camp in Thailand, knowingly aware of the consequences of being recaptured by the Japanese!



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  2. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    As you say Bruneval, one of the few to attempt escape, nearly succeed and were not executed for their sins. Thanks for posting.
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  3. timuk

    timuk Well-Known Member

    This chap is Captain Walter Henry ANKER (No 'S'). Previously a RQMS, Commissioned 31 Dec 40, so presumably a Regular.
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  4. Bruneval

    Bruneval Well-Known Member

    Hi Tim,

    You're quite right, he was a Regular joining the Colours on 25 May 26 and Commissioning on 31 Dec 40.

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  5. timuk

    timuk Well-Known Member


    Have you listened to the oral history on IWM of James Bradley, one of Anker's escape companions. Escape and aftermath is on Reels 2 and 3.
    Bradley, James Bottomley (Oral history)

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  6. Bruneval

    Bruneval Well-Known Member


    What an amazing set of recordings - thanks for sharing!

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