Indian & Cypriot Muleteers with the BEF

Discussion in '1940' started by Owen, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. Rumdoodle

    Rumdoodle Member

    OK - thanks Drew. Did Channel 5 ever broadcast documentary?
     
  2. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

  3. idler

    idler GeneralList

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  4. dbf

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    Illustrated London News 11 May 1940
    Illustrated London News 11 May 1940, 2.jpg
     

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  5. Browno

    Browno Fake news challenger

    The Cypriot lot turned up on the "We Have Ways" podcast the other day. They were talking about them being at the Maginot Line. It would have been in front of the Line with Saar Force but I thought that was the RIASC muleteers who served there? Did the Cypriot muleteers also serve with Saar Force or with the BEF further north?

    Thanks

    Adam
     
  6. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Was that the Podcast talking about Ghee Bowman's book on Muleteers? If so it was shocking.
     
  7. Browno

    Browno Fake news challenger

    No it was just a filler question about the Cypriots at the end of Tuesday's We Have Ways podcast. I didn't hear the one about Ghee Bowman's book. If you can remember when it was I'd love to listen to it.

    Thanks

    Adam
     
  8. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    I don't listen to them as a rule so not sure, I only listened because someone sent me a link saying it was Dunkirk related. I gave up after a bit. May be around September last year ?
     
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  10. Browno

    Browno Fake news challenger

    Great, thanks Idler. I can't see a playback option but I'll have a look. Hopefully it is still online. Looks like a fascinating talk.

    Cheers

    Adam
     
  11. idler

    idler GeneralList

    Ah - you might need to signup/register. My cookies must still have been there as I went straight to the video.
     
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  12. Cpl Hadaway

    Cpl Hadaway Member

    I've just came across these Dunkirk Mentioned in Despatches to Indian Muleteers of 25 Animal Transport Coy, RIASC. while looking for something else. Not great copies, but I've left the National Archives References at the top left of the screen shot. You have to plough down through a lot of other files for MIDs to other units get to each of them, but the big files are currently freely available to download. There could be others....

    IndiamuleMidno4.JPG DunkirkmulesMID.JPG
     
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  13. Cpl Hadaway

    Cpl Hadaway Member

    Here's another Dunkirk Mention to 25 Animal Transport Coy, RIASC, which I've just stumbled across. National Archives reference at top left of screenshot.

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  14. Cpl Hadaway

    Cpl Hadaway Member

    Second try with file RIASCDunkirk.JPG
     
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