Monthly Archives: June 1940

Birth of the 72nd Battalion Carrier Platoon 27th June 1940

The first of many re-0rganisations From The Footsoldiers (p7): …”The last of the British troops were evacuated (from Dunkirk) on 18 June.  Most brought their rifles and personal equipment but transport and guns and tanks were lost.  This was the situation … Continue reading

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Somewhere in England June 1940

  Letterhead: YMCA – including instructions on how to address mail, and the invocation to Write Home First TX 1004 Gunner Hickman 1st Antitank Regt AIF Overseas Somewhere in England Dear Mother At long last we are on terra firma … Continue reading

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