This Campaign started with the withdrawal of British Troops from Burma in 1942-43 and the advance of 14 Army back into Burma and the of Rangoon in 1944. You mention Lt Col DGT Horsford as Commanding a Gurkha Bn. He won a DSO at Kohima and a bar to his DSO for his Battalion’s vigour in the advance back into Burma. My Father, Edward Boyd O’Bryen Horsford; then a Lt Col, was CO of the Training and Reinforcement Battalion of 81st West African Div in Burma. He received an MID.
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I have recently come across a photo of my father which states on the back that it is 2947 and 2963 squadrons march pass ion V.J. at Saifon (French indo china I not sure which of theses squadrons he was in, and what the squadron was before it was formed in 1944 for the Battle of Meiktila, his name was Charlie Croft, any information would be great. Over a month ago
Trying to find any old mates. I served in India and Burma 1943-1946. took part in the Battles of Kohima and Imphal, and Tiddim. Served with 122 (Warwicks) LAA Regt and 99 (Royal Bucks Yeomanry) Field Regt of 2 division 14th Army, also at capture of Mandalay. Returned to Blighty on RMS Andes. Called up TA with 566 heavt anti-aircraft battery in Bude, Cornwall in 1952. Now living happily in retirement with loving family. Over a month ago
My late father Robert Henthorn( Royal Artillery) served in Singapore and was at Changi barracks and Saigon. I cannot find any info please email his son Mike at email@example.com Thanks Over a month ago
I knew how hard it was for the men in Burma I was lucky to have seved in 13th AA Brigade HQ R Signals.Chittagong SEAC. But later on there was jungle training taking place around Chittagong I salute all those brave men in the 14th Army.. Over a month ago