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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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