Operations Houndsworth, Wallace/Hardy, Roby: 2SAS, France

Discussion in 'Special Forces' started by jstatt, Jul 23, 2018.

  1. jstatt

    jstatt Member

    Anyone with info on personnel of Operation Houndsworth. Anyone know where I can get maps of OPERATION WALLACE HARDY and ROBY
     
  2. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Try the WO 218 series of files at the National Archives.
     
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  3. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member

    Hi,

    Welcome to the forum. I see this is your first post.

    If you use the forum search system with the various operational names above you fill find lots of information - I’ve just done that for Houndsworth and discovered many quality posts - including by Drew who posted above.

    Steve
     
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  4. jstatt

    jstatt Member

    Hi to all my fellow researchers. I am very interested in 2 SAS especially when they served in France 1943/44. In particular if anyone has maps for Operation Houndsworth, Hardy, Roby and Operation Wallace and would like to share them with me I would be most grateful. Any information on Operation Hardy which my cousin Jimmy Downey served and was killed 12th September 1944 would be much appreciated.
     
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    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

  6. jstatt

    jstatt Member

  7. jstatt

    jstatt Member

    Has anyone maps to share of Operations Wallace/Hardy France 1944
     
  8. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Have you checked

    France: special operations by the SAS (Special Air Service); Operation Wallace | The National Archives
    Reference: WO 361/722
    Description:
    France: special operations by the SAS (Special Air Service); Operation Wallace
    Date: 1944 Oct 12
    Held by: The National Archives, Kew

    and

    France: special operations by the SAS (Special Air Service); Operation Hardy | The National Archives
    Reference: WO 361/723
    Description:
    France: special operations by the SAS (Special Air Service); Operation Hardy
    Date: 1944 Aug 06
    Held by: The National Archives, Kew

    TD
     
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  9. jstatt

    jstatt Member

    I am looking for maps of 2 SAS operations Wallace and Hardy July 1944 to September 1944 anyone with information how I can obtain a copy.
     
  10. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Special Air Service reports: Wallace and Hardy | The National Archives
    Reference: WO 219/2401
    Description:
    Special Air Service reports: Wallace and Hardy
    Date: 1944 July - Sept.
    Held by: The National Archives, Kew
    Former reference in its original department: 370.30 BM.1
    Legal status: Public Record(s)
    Closure status: Open Document, Open Description

    TD
     
  11. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Did you ever follow up on this thread you started??
    Operations Wallace/ Hardy

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    France: special operations by the SAS (Special Air Service); Operation Wallace | The National Archives
    Reference: WO 361/722
    Description:
    France: special operations by the SAS (Special Air Service); Operation Wallace
    Date: 1944 Oct 12
    Held by: The National Archives, Kew
    Former reference in its original department: M 890 Enclosure V

    France: special operations by the SAS (Special Air Service); Operation Hardy | The National Archives
    Reference: WO 361/723
    Description:
    France: special operations by the SAS (Special Air Service); Operation Hardy
    Date: 1944 Aug 06
    Held by: The National Archives, Kew
    Former reference in its original department: M 890 Enclosure VI

    There are members of this site who offer the service of copying TNA files - did you ever contact them or go to TNA to copy the files yourself??

    TD
     
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  12. jstatt

    jstatt Member

    Yes I have tried all these reports and have copies but not the maps to go with them thank you for reply
     
  13. horsapassenger

    horsapassenger Senior Member

    WO 205/92 contains maps as part of a very concise report
     

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  14. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Reports on Special Air Service operations | The National Archives
    Reference: WO 205/92
    Description:
    Reports on Special Air Service operations
    Date: 1944 Nov.
    Held by: The National Archives, Kew
    Former reference in its original department: 209/26/1/Ops B
    Legal status: Public Record(s)
    Closure status: Open Document, Open Description

    TD
     
  15. jstatt

    jstatt Member

    I do have this file but not the map to go with it
     
  16. horsapassenger

    horsapassenger Senior Member

    Like most of the files in this series of SAS Reports the map of the relevant area referred to comprise part of the textual report. Whoever copied the file must have chosen not to copy the associated maps
     
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  17. jstatt

    jstatt Member

    Thank you for your reply I will keep trying
     
  18. horsapassenger

    horsapassenger Senior Member

    An example of the maps in this file alongside the associated text. For anybody not to also copy the map must have been a deliberate choice
     

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  19. jstatt

    jstatt Member

    Could you please send me a copy of the complete file as this is the map I am looking for but it is not clear enough to follow
     

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