Discussion in 'British Army Units - Others' started by Philip Reinders, Nov 24, 2011.
I can't find anything about them after 1944, does anyone know were they served in April 1945
I will be able to provide this information tonight. As you are probably aware the 4th Bn Royal Northumberland Fusiliers had many different roles during WWII, being Motorcycle Recce for 50th (Northumbrian) Division (BEF 1940), rebadged 50th Recce and overrun at Knightsbridge (N Africa in June 1942) and then a Machine Gun (MG) Battalion for the duration. The three MG Companies were independent and attached to different units.
Is there any particular Company of 4RNF that you are inetrested in?
Thanks Steve, the date I am looking for is 14/15-4-1945
As Steve said, could you be more specific.
The 4th RNF was placed into suspended animation on April 25th, 1944 and the personnel were used to form three independent machine-gun companies. No. 1 Independent M-G Company served under Guards Armoured Division from March 24th, 1944, No. 2 served under 11th Armoured Division from March 18th, 1944 and No. 3 served under 7th Armoured Division from February 1st, 1944. All served until the end of the war with these divisions.
Which company do you think it may have been? I have the regimental history and can look up the date there for the specific company.
I have no idea which company to look for, I have MIA for that date and all CWGC said is 4th Bn Royal Northumberland Fusiliers, so sorry
No.1 Coy: Moved to a rest area - very comfortable billets at Cappeln near Cloppenburg.
No.2 Coy: By the 12th April they had reached Bucholz and then Beckendorf on the 15th April.
No.3 Coy: On 13th April they crossed the River Weser at Nienbourg.
So it seems no where in the netherlands, I will take him of the list, thanks mate
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