WS (Winston Specials) Convoys begin to North Africa via South Africa

Discussion in 'North Africa & the Med' started by 7mark, Jun 10, 2012.

  1. 7mark

    7mark Active Member

  2. RemeDesertRat

    RemeDesertRat Very Senior Member

    Convoyweb.org.uk is also a good source
    I have referred to them both quite a lot..
     
  3. Andreas

    Andreas Working on two books

    Hi
    Does anyone know what WS1 carried?
    All the best
    Andreas
     
  4. Brian Smith

    Brian Smith Junior Member

    If you can find a copy, or if anyone has one who is looking in has one, details will be found in the book Winston Specials, troopships via the Cape by Archie Munro. This book contains a lot of information on each of the WS convoys.

    Sorry I do not have a copy now but the local library obtained one on loan for a charge of £5 a few months ago, if you get stuck I am sure your local branch could get you a copy.

    Good luck Brian
     
  5. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    I keep meaning to buy that book Brian, but something else always pushes in ahead of it. :)
     
  6. Enigma1003

    Enigma1003 Member

    Hi Andreas,
    Munro merely states in his WS Book "" The troops embarked on this first 'Winston Special' convoy are believed to have been territorial units for base and lines of communication duties in the Middle East"

    Mike
     
  7. Enigma1003

    Enigma1003 Member

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    Theres a copy available at Abebooks for £6, cant imagine it will be there for long.
     
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  8. Andreas

    Andreas Working on two books

    Thanks a lot guys!

    All the best

    Andreas
     
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  9. Enigma1003

    Enigma1003 Member

    It was'nt. Come on, own up, who got it ?
     
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  10. Andreas

    Andreas Working on two books

    Me.

    All the best

    Andreas
     
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  11. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

  12. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

  13. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Well, you guys finally prompted me to get myself a copy of Winstons Specials.

    I bought it from Amazon for a good price secondhand, if the sticker still applied to the price, I would be £2.45p better off. ;)

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