London - Croydon 8th September 1940 Industrial Estate & Beddington Power Station Luftwaffe Aerial Image
Comet Mk.I Cruiser Tank
Op 19 september 1944 werd het zelfde type boot gebruikt toen Britse troepen het Kempisch Kanaal overstaken bij St.-Huibrechts-Lille
It was decided by the War Office to enrol members of the Home-Guard - preferably former Artillerymen - into some of the Royal Artillery coastal batteries. In December 1941 a recruiting advertisement was published in the local press, resulting in the formation of a small Home-Guard unit attached to the RA in January 1942. Response to the advertisement was largely taken up by members of the Special Constabulary, who were - up to now - unable to participate in Home-Guard activities.
A Dutch ship fell foul of the regulations one time and didn't stop as required. The Marines signalled to it to no avail and it continued to steam northwards. A 'Bring-To' sand-filled round was fired, after which the intentions of the battery were quickly and unequivocally understood and the ship ground to a rapid halt!
Chindits with one of the Ghurka Brigade.
9.2-inch coastal defense gun of Drummond Battery, Kembla Fortress, New South Wales, Australia, 11 Oct 1944
9.2-inch coastal defense gun of North Head Battery, Sydney, Australia, 20 Jan 1944
5.5-inch guns of 235 and 336 Medium Batteries, Royal Artillery, fire in support of the Rhine crossing, 21 March 1945. B15772 - Operatie Veritable - Wikipedia
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