4 Recce - Trooper Hine

Discussion in 'Recce' started by Christopher Hine, Apr 7, 2016.

  1. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Not much regarding maps in "Only the Enemy in Front" but several small maps with not too much detail in the book " The Fourth Division 1939 to 1945 " (4th British Infantry Division)
    Hugh Williamson
    Military Library Research Services Ltd

    Hope this helps.

  2. Thanks Tom. I'll see if I can get that book.
  3. vitellino

    vitellino Senior Member

    Hello Christopher,

    I have just checked out my copy of Only the Enemy in Front and only pages 209-213 relate to 4 Recce in Italy and there is no map. If you send me a private message I will scan them and send them on to you. From the places named you will be able to work out their route.


  4. Thanks Vitellino - that would be much appreciated!
  5. Ok so I've got the Service Records now from the Army. Wow - 20 pages! His brother (My Grandfather) Ken's Royal Naval record was only 4 pages!

    Anyway - it shows he was with the Royal Fusiliers (London Regiment) and went to France/Belgium (12th Infantry Battalion, 2nd Echelon) and was evacuated (1 June 1940)

    Joined 4 Recce on 3/1/1941

    Eventually disembarked into North Africa 23/03/1943 (Tunisia I think) - I Haven't seen any war diaries yet, but does anyone know where they actually got off the ship?

    He Arrived 6 March 1944 in Italy in Naples - and I sort of know what happens from here.

    I'm interested in finding out some more about 4 Recce in Tunisia and I probably need to look at some sort of Fusiliers thread to get some details of how that all went before he transferred to 4 Recce... any more pointers appreciated!
  6. vitellino

    vitellino Senior Member

    Will scan Tunisia pages from Only the Enemy in Front and send them on.
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  7. Thanks so much Vitellino - you are very resourceful and I do appreciate it.
  8. My Great Uncle (on the right) in Italy February 1944. Relaxing by a fence with unknown fellow 4 Recce.

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  9. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Thanks for posting photo

  10. Photo taken February 1944.

    72 Years ago to the day, killed by German booby trap. Rest in peace.

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  11. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin


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