On this day during WW2

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  1. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    “The gratitude of every home in our island, in our Empire, and indeed throughout the world, except in the abodes of the guilty, goes out to the British airmen who, undaunted by odds, unwearied in their constant challenge and mortal danger, are turning the tide of the world war by their prowess and by their devotion. Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few. ”
    —Tribute to the Royal Air Force, House of Commons, 20 August 1940.
    Battle of Britain - 20 August 1940: 'The Few' - RAF Association

  2. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron


    To be completely honest, when faced (as I was) with a very angry farmer, I merely said what was commonly believed at that time i.e. "Compensation would, eventually, be paid"

    it would be interesting if others on the forum could now do some research and let us know what actually happened !

  3. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    The Meeting of Hendaye, or interview of Hendaye took place between Francisco Franco and Adolf Hitler (at the time, Caudillo of Spain and Führer of Germany respectively).[1] It occurred on October 23, 1940 at the Hendaye railway station in Hendaye, France, near the Spanish-French border, attended by the Foreign Affairs ministers, Ramón Serrano Súñerof Spain and Joachim von Ribbentrop of Nazi Germany.

    The object of the meeting was to attempt to resolve disagreements over the conditions for Spain to join the Axis Powers in their war against the British Empire. However, after seven hours of talks, the Spanish demands still appeared extortionate to Hitler - the handing over of Gibraltar once the UK was defeated, the cession of French Morocco and part of French Algeria, the attachment of French Cameroon to the Spanish colony of Guinea, and German supplies of food, petrol and arms to relieve the critical economic and military situation faced by Spain. At this time, Hitler did not wish to disturb his relations with the Vichy French regime. The only concrete result was the signing of a secret agreement under which Franco was committed to enter the war at a date of his own choosing, while Hitler gave only vague guarantees that Spain would receive "territories in Africa".Meeting at Hendaye - Wikipedia
  4. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    My diary reminds me of the day my regiment (the 49th LAA) handed over it's vehicles & guns prior to disbandment.

    Saturday 9th December 1944
    Refuelled at Rome & then drove in the fastest, maddest convoy I've ever
    had the pleasure to be in. Arrived Foligno before dark, washed, shaved & visited
    NAAFI, saw show all before 10 pm!

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  5. Wiffer

    Wiffer Member

    I'm interested in finding out where the 159 Transit Camp was located as part of a project tracking my Father's movements in Italy with the R.A.O.C. during WWII. In November 1943 the 574 Vehicle Co War Diary has his Unit at the 159 Transit Camp. The HQ for this company is at Pugliano, south west of Salerno. Any assistance would be appreciated.
  6. Dylan1966

    Dylan1966 Member

    Dad was on HMS Khartoum when it sunk
  7. wononga

    wononga Junior Member

    Benjamin Arthur Hiller was one of the 57 who died (my Uncle)
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  8. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Operation Wallace

    Western France
    British forces launch Operation Wallace to aid French Resistance .60 soldiers of the SAS commanded by Major Ron Farran fight their way east from Rennes towards Orleans through a German occupied forest forcing the German troops to retreat.
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  9. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    On this day in 1942, my grandfather arrived at the Chindit training camp in Saugor, India. The Adjutant of the 13th King's stated in the Battalion War diary:

    "a draft of 200 (reinforcements) have arrived, they are mostly Warwicks and Devons and seem quite a good lot."
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