4/5 Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers (TA) - Evacuation

Discussion in '1940' started by Skip, Mar 26, 2015.

  1. Skip

    Skip Senior Member

    Hello all,

    I'm researching a man whose service record puts him in France with the BEF from 11 June 1940 for six days before being evacuated ... In 1936 he joined the 4/5 Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers (TA), and was embodied at the outbreak of war. As there is no transfer on his SR I'm presuming that he was in France with this battalion ...

    Can anyone tell me:

    a. if this is correct, or would it have been with a regular RSF Bn?

    b. where he might have been in France during this period?

    Any pointers very much appreciated ....


  2. Owen

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  3. Skip

    Skip Senior Member

    Cheers Owen. That's really useful and I really appreciate the reply. I had a great uncle captured with the 51st Division at St Valery so very interesting to see how the events are linked.

    Are there lists of what exact sub-units were in both divisions anywhere? That would save me a lot of time ...
  4. Owen

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  5. Skip

    Skip Senior Member

    Ah, spot on. Sorry for being a biff!

    Cheers Owen - that one page alone is going to make my research a hell of a lot easier. Very much appreciated
  6. skimmod

    skimmod Senior Member

    Have you read through Cyril James' book about the 4/5th RSF?

    "Born at the wrong time" available on amazon - he was a member of 4/5th and took part in the 2nd BEF in june.
    might give you a few more bits of info.


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  7. Skip

    Skip Senior Member

    Skimmod - thanks very much for this. Sounds like it'll be very useful so I'll find a copy. Appreciate the heads-up
  8. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

  9. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

  10. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

  11. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter 1940 Obsessive

    ...that 'someone' has. I continue to be impressed by Drew's unselfish sharing of copy war diaries (particularly relating to 1940 !)
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  12. Skip

    Skip Senior Member

    My God, just seen these - thank you very much Andy. That's extremely kind of you and like Rich says very unselfish. Exactly why this forum is way ahead of others and helps develop all our knowledge. Very much appreciate your posts ...
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