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England: 1939

Crediton, Devon

Middlesbrough

Redcar

Stockton

Hartlepool

Dover

 

 

France: 1940

Calais

Irles

Saucy Caudry

Canal Du Nord

Cambrai

Saudemont

River Scarpe at Roueux

Farbus

Vimy Ridge

Gondecourt

Arras

Gravelines

Haeghe Meulen

Bray-Dunes

Dunkirk

 

 

Britain:

Folkestone

Cardiff

Launceston

Highcliffe

Studland Bay, Swanage

Frome, Somerset

Bath

Richmond, Yorkshire, 1941

Northumberland:

 Gosforth racecourse, Newcastle-   upon-Tyne,

 Fenham Barracks near Gosforth,

 Whitley Bay

 Seaton Sluice

 Seaton Delaval

 Cullercoats

 Blyth

Lincolnshire: 1942

 Donna Nook

 North Somercoates

 Marsh Chapel

 Mareham-le-Fen

 Skegness pier

 Lincoln - Passing through

Harrogate - Passing through

Newcastle - Passing through

Edinburgh - Passing through

Glasgow

Gourock

 

 

Africa: 1943

Freetown

Capetown

Cape of Good Hope

Madagascar (Coast line only)

Horn of Africa

Aden

 

 

Egypt:

Port Tewfik, Suez Canal

Suez

Sweetwater canal

Qassasin

Cairo

 

 

Libya:

Benghazi

Tripoli

 

 

Tunisia:

Medenine

Mareth

Gabes

Wadi Akarit

Enfidaville

Sousse

Sfax

Wadi Akarit

 

 

Libya:

Tripoli

Benghazi

Passing south of Tobruk

 

 

Egypt:

Sidi Bishr

Alexandria

Cairo

Kabrit

Port Said

 

 

Sicily:

Avola

Sortino

Lentini

Primosole bridge

Catania airfield

Letojanni

Messina

Augusta

Algeria:

Algiers

 

Gibraltar

Bay of Biscay - passing through

 

Britain:

Liverpool

Riddlesworth

Thetford, Norfolk

Southwold, Suffolk, 1944

Inverary on Loch Fyne, Scotland

Sterling railway station

Boscombe, Hampshire, England

Swanage

Weymouth

Studland Bay

Corfe Castle

Winchester (Bushfield Camp)

Romsey

Southampton

 

France:

La Riviere

Villers-Bocage

Arromanches

 

Britain:

Southampton

Dundee hospital

Killin, Perthshire (Auchmore House)

Glencorse Barracks

Penicuik

Edinburgh 1945

Bridlington

Dover

 

Belgium:

Ostend

Brugge

 

Holland:

Arnhem

 

Germany:

Hamburg

Oberhausen

Dussledorf

Duisburg 1946

 

Belgium:

Brugge

 

Britain:

Dover

Catterick Camp, Yorkshire

Middlesbrough .....

 

Home again!

My Dad started World War 2 in the Territorials, with horrific action at Dunkirk. Then he had a Queen Mary voyage to Egypt, sailing right around Africa to get there. There followed the bloody battle of Wadi Akarit (Operation Scipio in Tunisia), then the Sicilian campaign (Husky).  Later, at Normandy, Dad was wounded in action and witnessed the post-war devastation of Germany. Dad was a Green Howard with  the 50th division (50 Div) amongst others. World War 1939-45 war book, story

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