6 General Hospital evacuation

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  1. Chris legge

    Chris legge New Member

    Hello all,
    Would someone know whether 6 General Hospital were evacuated under Operation Aerial? My Grandfather ( Sidney Gifford) was an orderly with them at the time. I have the details of the hospital locations in France prior to re grouping in Leeds but also, as I will be visiting the area next year wondered if the actual physical locations of the hospital is known to enable a visit.

    Many thanks

  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Hospitals WW2 - Scarlet Finders
    6 British General Hospital
    Dieppe 12/10/39 to 11/39 then to Mesnil-Val; Mesnil-Val 11/39 to 3/40 then to Flocques; Flocques 3/40 to 23/5/40 then to Guerande; Guerande 23/5/40 to 18/6/40 then to UK Leeds; Leeds 18/6/40 to 10/40 then to Luton; Luton 7/10/40 to 1/1/41 then overseas; El Tahag Camp (Egypt) 10/3/41 to 1/42 then to Buseilli; Quassassin (Egypt) 6/42 to 15/12/43 then to U.K.; Llandeilo (Dynevor Castle) 1/44 to 7/44 then overseas; Bayeux 7/44 to 8/44 then to Rouen; Rouen 8/44 to 21/12/44 then to Oestacker; Oestacker (nr. Ghent) 12/44 to 6/45 then to Iserlohn; Iserlohn 6/45 to 31/12/46 (no further War Diary).

    Guerande is very close to Nantes and St Nazaire so I would guess it was evacuated as part of Op Ariel

    The above also suggests there is a Diary for them - where that is held I am not sure

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  3. Chris legge

    Chris legge New Member

    Thank you, will see if I can track down the Diary if available to view
  4. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    I assume Scarlet Finders has summarised the details from this TNA file (guess on my part)

    Location of British General Hospitals | The National Archives
    Reference: WO 222/1568
    Location of British General Hospitals
    Note: Item open from 1972
    Date: 1939-1946
    Held by: The National Archives, Kew

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