Chemical Warfare School (India), Pachmarhi, October 1942.

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  1. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    As in post #19
    Father
    Victor Albert Vaigncourt-Strallen
    1896–1948
    BIRTH 1896
    DEATH 12 JAN 1948 • Hampshire, England

    Miles married the daughter of his CO by the looks of it

    TD

    it seems that even today they drop the Vaigncoourt bit for general day to day use, but retain it for special occasions
    https://wikivisually.com/wiki/Summer_Strallen
    Summer Peta Vaigncourt-Strallen (born 21 December 1985)

    Zizi Strallen - IMDb
    Zizi Strallen was born in 1990 in London, England as Sylphide Charity Vaigncourt-Strallen

    Scarlett Strallen - IMDb
    Scarlett Strallen was born on July 3, 1982 in London, England as Scarlett Aimee Vaigncourt-Strallen
     
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  2. lionboxer

    lionboxer Member

    Some good research work there Highwood. The threat of chemical warfare was taken seriously but it seems that by 1944 was deemed to have been less likely. I know that 1st Seaforth Highlanders were ordered to return their gas equipment into storage in March of that year presumably because it was more of a hindrance fighting through thick jungle.
    However, the Japanese did use a gas grenade in the fighting at Modbung north of Imphal when a tank of the Carabiniers was knocked out of action with a combination of this and conventional grenade.
    Lionboxer
     

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