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Tom did more than his share Tom was wounded at the Battle of El Alamein, during 'Operation...

The Defence of El Taqa Plateau, El Alamein, with the Scots Guardsicon for Recommended story

Spotting the enemy I saw Johnny raise his head to look over the wee escarpment to find out where the enemy...

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And I joined a Squadron there that was formed up mainly as a Heavy bomber unit because they found out that...

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Then I was aware of Jimmy Shrimpton closing in from the right and being shot as he jumed in among the...

Divisional Signals at Alameinicon for Recommended story

Armoured Command Vehicles Control of an armoured division at this time was provided by a group of six ACVs...

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September 20, 1942 The Regt was split up into two groups, one group were all tracked vehicles and the other...

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