25 results found for: Walcheren (Assault)

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MITCHELL, Raymond (#155)

…Invasion, Salerno Beachhead, D-Day Sword Beach, Walcheren & beyond. Signed in memory of his RAF Sgt Pilot brother, Rex, killed in action. From Newcastle upon Tyne & educated at Heaton Grammar School, after his eldest brother, Rex, was killed (as a Sgt Pilot on early Coastal Command Hudsons, as 220…

KENNEALLY, John Patrick (#275)

…Cross in April 1943 when serving with the 1st Battalion of the Irish Guards in the final assault on Tunis. In order that the city be taken it was vital that The Bou, a feature which dominated the ground between Medjez el Bab and Tebourba, was captured. A Guards brigade…

CALVERT, J Michael (#152)

…and plan for airborne assault on Rhine; results of assault; problems with 2nd Army and uses of Special Air Service; activities of French Special Air Service troops; deception tactics employed; advance through Netherlands; discussions on future of Special Air Service including own suggestions and reasons for suggestion of basing regiments…

SWETT, James Elms (#302)

…the day coolly proceeded to the aid of a friendly tank which had been trapped in an enemy mine field under intense mortar and artillery barrages, skilfully guiding the heavy vehicle over the hazardous terrain to safety, despite the overwhelming volume of hostile fire. In the forefront of the assault

SUTTON, Thomas A (#308)

…contribution of LANDING CRAFT and for those lead ships for the NORMANDY INVASION, here onto GOLD BEACH, and later for the important capture of WALCHEREN. Born in 1921 Battersea, Tom, after working for Bird’s Eye, had volunteered for the RAF with the ambition to fly Sunderland flying boats, passing all…

BABINGTON-SMITH, Constance (#180)

…Command and its Pathfinder Force, and at the end of 1943 Allied air forces flattened launch sites in France. A V2 Rocket Leaving Walcheren by Stephen Bone (1945). Art.IWM ART LD 4691) But by the spring of 1944 the Germans had built less obvious emplacements in the Pas de Calais…

BRIDGE, John (#154)

…I did not suffer any particular discomfort and never got tired. I left that to afterwards.” As a result of the efforts of Bridge and his team, on September 2, the day before the assault on Italy, Messina harbour was reported cleared and safe to ferry troops to the invasion…

ANNAND, Richard W (#44)

…the south side of the River Dyle, east of Brussels, with battalion headquarters established in the ominously named village of La Tombe. The German assault began shortly after dawn. Annand’s platoon, in position astride a blown bridge, had beaten off a strong attack the previous night and was now facing…

WATKINS, Tasker (#256)

…portraying his heroism. Sir Tasker, who has died at 88, was given the honour for gallantry in France in 1944 for his assault on a German machine-gun post in Normandy. The miner’s son, who was a top judge and WRU president, was always modest and reticent to talk about his…

HOWARD, John (#91)

Alan Pollock’s Rough Notes: A work in progress – the fuller biographies will emerge in due course: please sign up to the Newsletter (bottom of the page) and we’ll let you know when we’ve done more justice in writing up our extraordinary signatories. Leader of the glider-borne Normandy Landings assault

PANTER, Frank H T (#216)

…scuttled to avoid being sunk (17 Dec3 199). 11 Aug 1940 -4 Oct 1942, Frank was appointed to HMS GLENGYLE, the FIRST real British COMMANDO ASSAULT SHIP (later also wereGlen Roy 4 Glenearn) Apr41 landing No.7 CDO at BARDIA & SIDI BARRANI, then GRAZIANI, TOBRUK & many other desolate night…

COX, John W (#298)

…and demonstrates the capability of air power to destroy and defeat a modern empire without the need to set foot on enemy territory. For Chester Marshall, who wrote “Final Assault on the Rising Sun”, there were a multitude of ‘enemies’, mentally listed as: – 1. Weather 2. Japanese fighters and…

ISON, Paul E (#291)

…the nickname for the First Marine Division when bound for Okinawa, a major island in the Ryukus only 350 miles from the southern Japanese home island of Kyushu. In this massive amphibious assault of Marine and Army units, they landed on the Hagushi beaches on 1 April 1945. For most…

LAMA, Ganju (#146)

…Opening with a sustained artillery barrage which lasted over an hour and caused heavy casualties, the attack followed up with an infantry assault supported by five medium tanks. After a firefight the Gurkha perimeter was broken and Japanese infantry poured through with three of the tanks. ‘B’ Company, with Ganju,…

POULSSON, Jens-Anton (#164)

…by parachute one night in mid-February 1943. Rønneberg and Poulsson joined forces three days later and attacked the plant. The textbook assault achieved decisive damage with timebombs, allowing the entire force to withdraw first without a scratch. Three men stayed behind to train the local resistance, while the rest of…

CHOWDRI, Abdul Bashir (#228)

…in his GUNNERY & MINESWEEPING service the EAST INDIES FLEET ESCORT FORCE inc.37th MS FLOTILLA for CONVOYS & DEFENCE then BURMA OFFENSIVE. Operations in ARAKAN, the RAMREE ASSAULT 21Jan45, AKYAB, LETPAN & 2nd & 5th WEST AFRICAN Brigades, later RANGOON; 50 warships in EAST INDIES and PACIFIC FLEETS from ROYAL…

MAX, Roy (#289)

…No 103 Squadron, equipped with the Fairey Battle, deployed to France. Max flew patrols throughout the Phoney War, but when the German assault began on May 10 1940 the 10 Battle squadrons in France were immediately in action. Plane: A Fairey Battle, pre-war aircraft used during the ‘Phoney War’. (Credit:…

BURN, Michael C (#86)

…came and his Territorial unit was reconfigured into a Special Service Brigade, captained No 6 troop of No 2 Commando. In March 1942 this unit took part in the assault on St Nazaire, the fortified port on the French Atlantic coast. The mission – to deny its use to the…

DAUNCEY, Michael DK (#110)

…van Erp [Signatory #159], “the boy on the bike”, and ‘Elsa’ Caspers [Signatory #162] who helped hide Sir John Hackett [Signatory #47], who raised and commanded the 4th Parachute Brigade for the Allied assault on Arnhem, in Operation Market Garden. They crossed the River Lek in a small boat and…

WOOLLETT, John C (#245)

…tanks & factories, plus important, explosives ingredients. With ROYAL ENGINEER experience in the MIDDLE and FAR EAST, his signature recalls here the vital BRIDGE BUILDING and ASSAULT ENGINEERS, in providing BAILEY & PONTOON BRIDGES & surmounting the big RIVER CROSSINGS, SEINE & RHINE, often working under fire to tight deadlines,…

PETRIE, Frederick J (#263)

…and the Battle of GEILENKIRCHEN (first , where SAPPERS were also used as Infantry, himself at HOVEN; also recalled is the first British ASSAULT CROSSING of the SEINE at VERNQN/VERNQNNEJ1 and the earlier work in Normandy, particularly the bitter fighting for HILL112 (5 DCLI and costliest Battalion action of Campaign)…

CALDER, Benjamin J (#176)

…Chemical (Decon) CO, 60 Medical BN, 74 Ordnance BN, 95 Quartermaster BN, 147 Engineer Combat BN, 149 Engineer Combat BN, 203 Engineer Combat BN, 214 Military Police CO, 293 Joint Assault Signal CO, 494 Port Battalion, 517 Port Battalion, 538 Quartermaster BN, 607 QM Grave Registration CO, 880 Quartermaster BN.”…

Naval & Naval Air

…BEACH, WALCHEREN & beyond. In memory of RAF Sgt Pilot brother, REX, killed. #269 Morgan MORGAN-GILES Rear Admiral Sir Morgan MORGAN-GILES DSO OBE GM RN, 4 MiDs ARETHUSA evacuation, NORWAY attack French fleet MERS-el-KEBIR, Suez MINE disposal, TOBRUK siege, Cdr i/c RN Vis Adriatic YUGO partisans #278 Sam MORLEY Sam…

Background

…#97; the leader of the glider-borne Normandy Landings assault on Pegasus Bridge, The Longest Day’s John Howard #91; the ‘widely speculated’ James Bond inspiration Fitzroy MacLean #116; and intelligence officer, SOE, and SAS historian, MRD Foot #140. Liberation and Battle of France: Artillery Observation Post on Mount Pincon by Anthony…

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