Discussion in '1940' started by Owen, Jan 22, 2010.
OK - thanks Drew. Did Channel 5 ever broadcast documentary?
Yeah - It was called 'War Hero in my Family'. I think there was around five episodes and Paddy Ashdown's was the second or third I think. Just for the record I only supplied the files and war diaries, I wasn't one of the experts in the programme
Here you go
Here's a page about K6 in Scotland:
The 'next' page is also relevant.
Illustrated London News 11 May 1940
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?
Was that the Podcast talking about Ghee Bowman's book on Muleteers? If so it was shocking.
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.
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 ?
The Indian Contingent at Dunkirk - Crowdcast
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.
Ah - you might need to signup/register. My cookies must still have been there as I went straight to the video.
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....
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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