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Wormhoudt Atrocity

Posted by Geordie. C on December 10, 2017 at 6:55 AM Comments comments (0)

On the BEF withdrawal from France May 1940. The 2nd Warwicks and others fighting a rearguard action ran out of ammo and had to surrender. The SS Leibstandarte, Adolph Hitler Regt, who was high on schnapps hearded 40-50 of the Warwicks in a small barn and fired automatic gunfire into it, plus a couple of stick grenades. There were some survivors from this massacre. The day before this atrocity, 7 Fd Coy, together with the other two, 4 Div Field Companies took part in a counter-attack between Warneton and the Ypres-Commines canal. 7 Fd Coy captured a farm. The German occupants shewed the white flag and Lt Harding told the guys to hold their fire. At a given signal, the Germans opened fire. 2/Lt Harding, Cpl Trice, Lcpl Bonner and Sprs Black, Borthwick, Froude, Hoodless, Vollans, Whitwell were all killed. (Murdered).

If this link works you should be able to download and read the Report on Wormhoudt. Sadly, the officer responsible for this atrocity never faced justice. He had, however, been taken, prisoner when his unit was in Russia and spent 10 years in captivity.

The BHT 2017, visited the barn, (which is a replica) and part of a memorial park commemorating those murdered.


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Op Honker

Posted by Geordie. C on December 10, 2017 at 6:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Glad you enjoyed watching the video, Andy. You're absolutely right, ''Operation Honker'' would make an excellent war film, at least equal to that of '' A Bridge Too Far''. Unfortunately, after the Normandy landings, the Italian Campaign became back page news despite some of the fiercest battles being fought there.

Op Honker

Posted by Andy Anderson on December 9, 2017 at 5:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Thanks for that George, couldn't stop watching that, this would make an excellent film.


face book

Posted by BOB on December 7, 2017 at 1:30 AM Comments comments (0)
Most of the guys are using the shiny face book page Ginge, it's easier to on there than the web site,

REunion 2018 SOUTHPORT

Posted by Chris Ellis on December 6, 2017 at 3:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Don't forget, in between turkey sandwiches, to book Southport and let me have your menues as early as possible in January

"Op Honker" Part 2

Posted by Ginge on December 5, 2017 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Many thanks George, a good informative watch.

 

Has the site woken up, so many blogs in a week !!!!!!! Good to hear from you Gordon and you John. Don't forget, those of you living in the North East, Christmas Drinks, Osborne Club, Chester le Street Thursaday 21st 12.30is followed by a meal in the Wicketgate, finish about 6ish All welcome, All the more the merrier.

5th ATTEMPT

"Op Honker" Part 2

Posted by Ginge on December 5, 2017 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Many thanks George, a good informative watch.

Has the site woken up, so many blogs in a week !!!!!!! Good to hear from you Gordon and you John. Don't forget, those of you living in the North East,  Christmas Drinks, Osborne Club, Chester le Street Thursaday 21st 12.30is followed by a meal in the Wicketgate, finish about 6ish All welcome, All the more the merrier.

3rd time 

New video

Posted by Geordie. C on December 5, 2017 at 4:30 AM Comments comments (0)

I'm very well John, thank you, and I'm glad you find the Squadron's history interesting. Between researching the sqn's history and my allotment garden I'm kept leisurely active. I also get emails from relatives of men who served in both wars asking for info. Last week I had an inquiry from someone whose great grandad was in 59 Coy at Cassino with 7 Coy. It's nice to see people trying to catch up on their ancestor's history in the two world wars.Take care.

While I'm on here, I have just uploaded another video on youtube; Operation 'Honker' Part 2 of 2. The construction of 'Amazon' bridge. I hope you find it interesting.


https://youtu.be/rcyKi4Pl25k

John yates

Posted by John Yates on December 4, 2017 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)
I'm doing fine George Ive been reading most of your history about the sqn etc. Very interesting.I hope your keeping we[[ .

John Yates

Posted by Geordie. C on December 3, 2017 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Nice to hear from you, John. I trust you are well.

The Helions

Posted by Geordie. C on December 3, 2017 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Chris, There was a REME lad who played in a group, not certain which one but it was with others in the Sqn. I remember him talking about it as he was working on my 432. 

Worked

Posted by Andy Anderson on December 3, 2017 at 12:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Hoo bloody ray..........

Try again

Posted by Andy Anderson on December 3, 2017 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Donny gave me his 12 string guitar when he left 7, we met up again at one of the get togethers at Ripon some years ago, he wasn't doing very well and did not expect to make it down here again as he couldn't travel. hope he's still ok, can we contact him in any way?

Not working

Posted by Andy Anderson on December 3, 2017 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)

My posts will not go on ,,,,,no doubt this bugger will

John yates

Posted by John Yates on December 2, 2017 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (0)
I remember the group was Donnie neilson wingnut lofty hale and Titch Richardson. The house of the rising sun was one of the favs.

They're Coming to take me away Ha Ha

Posted by Ginge on December 1, 2017 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnzHtm1jhL4 "Napoleon was it 1966" thought it was earlier than that

Th Helions

Posted by Chris Ellis on December 1, 2017 at 3:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Didn't they have a lad in the group from the REME.

I'm pretty sure that after proving that a 432 without skirt and flotation tank sinks, they addapted another song by ? Sceeming Lord Such (perhaps) called "They're coming to take him away ha ha" and cahnged the lyrics to "They're taking it out of his pay ha ha

The bloke I'm talking about must have lived in Belm because he sang it while we were standing in the queue waiting for the Garry one morning.

St Andrews Day

Posted by Ginge on November 30, 2017 at 4:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Och Aye The Noon to all those of that ilk on your Saints Day

I'll try again....

Posted by Andy Anderson on November 29, 2017 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Firsly thanks again Geordie, interesting viewing.


Secondly Hi to Gordon Dadd, I said many years ago that the band's name was The Helions, Lofty Hale was the bass player and not sure if Al (Spud) Murphy was in the group, he tried to teach me to play guitar, he was a left hander, I used to go up to the attic (sure it was not the Belfry) to watch them practice, their signature tune was called "Fire" which was their own take on The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown's "Fire" they used to sing "I am the god of the Dannert coils and I bring you,,,,wire"......Brilliant.

Not working

Posted by Andy Anderson on November 29, 2017 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)

You spend hours writing something, click on publish and it don't come on !!!! it ain't working.



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