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15 October 2014
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All Tanked Up

Extracts from a book compiled in 1994 by John Owen Smith from conversations and correspondence with...

All Tanked Up - part 2

It would appear to have been the Churchills of this British regiment which Jim Clark and others saw being...

All Tanked Up - part 3

Church Gate Stores in the High Street was used as a squadron orderly building, and Canadian troops there...

All Tanked Up - part 4

It wasn't just the troops based in Headley”, said Pat Lewis, “we had the Canadian Army...

All Tanked Up - part 5

Those on Ludshott Common tended to go to Grayshott and Haslemere – Pat Lewis, who was in Nissen huts...

All Tanked Up - part 6

Thus we read that Canadian soldiers were involved in a number of vehicle accidents: such as the Bombardier...

All Tanked Up - part 7

Betty Parker remembers Canadians from Bordon sheltering in Headley too: “They slept in the woods by...

All Tanked Up - part 8

Whereas the Calgarys arrived with British ‘Matilda’ and then ‘Churchill’ tanks, all...

All Tanked Up - part 9

In early 1943, Pat Lewis remembers sharing the few Ram tanks the Sherbrookes had between their four...

All Tanked Up - part 10

There were four Canadian camps locally each named after one of the Canadian Great Lakes: Huron and Ontario...

All Tanked Up - part 11

The immediate effect of this, as far as the village was concerned, was to bring the Garrys back for their...

All Tanked Up - part 12

They may or may not have buried motorbikes in Erie Camp; from recent stories in the local press, they do...

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