2nd Bn Hampshire Regt: Hunts Gap & Fondouk

Discussion in 'North Africa & the Med' started by Skip, Sep 24, 2017.

  1. Skip

    Skip Senior Member

    All,

    Very grateful if someone could point me in the right direction for information regarding the 2nd Bn Hampshire Regt in North Africa and Italy, initially any part they played at Hunt's Gap & Fondouk Pass. I have "The Desert War, Then and Now" but they get brief mention.

    Thanks in advance for suggestions.

    Best,

    Skip
     
  2. idler

    idler GeneralList Patron

    The first port of call would be the regimental history which is available at the 'budget' end of the spectrum:

    The Royal Hampshire Regiment. Volume 3. 1918-1954 by David Scott Daniell.

    If you can pick up a reasonable first edition, that's the best way to go as the maps and photos will be better:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/ol/B00194Z1U0/ref=mw_dp_olp?ie=UTF8&condition=used

    In this case, it has been reprinted in paperback, so some shopping around might save a few bob:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/1845742575

    Of course, other websites are available...
     
  3. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

  4. Skip

    Skip Senior Member

    Idler and TD - as ever thanks for the fast and useful replies. Will pass that on to the person whose asked me. his uncle was there and he's trying to put together a fuller picture of events for his aunt.

    Cheers again - looks like a good book,

    Skip
     
  5. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

  6. Skip

    Skip Senior Member

    Thanks TD ... very useful and no doubt he'll pay a visit as well.

    Best,

    Skip
     
  7. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    2 birds - 1 stone - good idea, they may have other information available to him at the same time

    TD
     
  8. minden1759

    minden1759 Senior Member

    Skip.

    I have a lot of information on their involvement at Salerno in Sep 43 and on the failed crossing of the Garigliano on 19 Jan 44.

    Regards

    Frank
     
  9. Skip

    Skip Senior Member

    Thanks Frank - any info would be greatly appreciated. Apparently he was injured in Italy.

    Best,

    Skip
     
  10. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

  11. Skip

    Skip Senior Member

    Hello Ron,

    Many thanks, I've passed screenshots of that thread on to my friend and have encouraged him to join so that he can expand his knowledge thanks to longterm members such as yourself.

    Appreciate you getting back to me. All the best,

    Skip
     

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