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Journey into the unknown - Part 09 - 172nd Field Regiment RA in Algeria

by wneled (William Ledbury)

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wneled (William Ledbury)
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wneled (William Ledbury)
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UK., Algeria, Tunisia and Central Europe.
Background to story: 
Army
Article ID: 
A2441017
Contributed on: 
18 March 2004

The reason for our Battery having been detained in Bone for those 3 weeks did not become known to me until the 50th Anniversary of the end of WW2 (1995)The Express newspapers published a special supplement in the Sunday Express of 7th May 1995 in which appeared a photograph of myself and great-grandchild,with a small article alongside it.

As a result of this. I then received many letters and 'phone calls from comrades who had seen the item. It now became known that prior to having arrived at Algiers on 17th January, 1943, a ship behind us had suffered enemy attack and went down with all of our 25-pounder guns. Apparently there were panic measures immediately adopted to have urgent replacements sent out from England.

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