Discussion in 'British Army Units - Others' started by Jerry69420, May 25, 2021.
Can anyone give me the history of 2nd Battalion of the unit ?
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The Cheshire Regiment - The Vickers Machine Gun
On 50th divisions page , it doesn't list the unit . Also it seems to have gone away from europe in December. Any reason for that ?
The 2nd Bn Cheshire Regiment were the divisional MG battalion, 50th (Northumbrian) Division, from 1 February 1941 to early December 1944.
Along with other formations within 50 Div that had seen long service overseas, the 2nd Bn Cheshire Regiment, was at that time returned home as a Training Cadre. Those troops that didn’t qualify for service at home would have been transferred to other units already serving in the NW Europe theatre.
Alright, thanks for clarifying.
24th Lancers - LST Query
Might want to change thread title: "Cheshire". Don't know if it makes any difference in finding this thread, but still...
I had a call yesterday and the person called the town of Worcester - Worchester
Good job the schools are going to be catching up with education
Hard to criticise when we pronounce it ‘Wooster’...
And on the same "2926" LST...
Account by the 24th Lancers' Padre - Mark Green M.C.
Before I Go
He mentions a number of similar events as in the 2nd Battalion Cheshire war diary...
We also call Alcester - Alster (or Ulster)
and Towcester - Toaster
We are odd arent we - and some are more odd than others
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