BEF motorcycles in Hasselt on 10 May 1940 - true or not?

Discussion in '1940' started by Eaw458, Nov 28, 2013.

  1. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Walter hasn't been on here for a while, but it can now be confirmed from Christopher Cadogan's diaries relating to the Intelligence Section of No.3 Military and Air (Hopkinson) Mission that having set up an HQ at Mielen-boven-Aalst on 10th May, they attempted to contact Belgian forces at St. Truiden but then had to travel on to Hasselt where they were received by a Belgian Cavalry General. They seem to have travelled with solo motorcycles and a motorcycle there were British motorcycle troops in the town on the afternoon of 10th May. The Captain would have been Captain John S. Collings of 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards who commanded the Intelligence Section, accompanied by Cadogan who seems to have been a Lieutenant at the time.

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