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Tuesday 23 April 1918 We Lost 2,461

At Zeebrugge, Sergeant Norman Augustus Finch (Royal Marine Artillery) is second in command of the pom-poms and Lewis gun in the foretop of HMS Vindictive.  At one period Vindictive is being hit every few seconds, but Sergeant Finch and the officer in command keep up a continuous fire, until two heavy shells make direct hits on the foretop killing or disabling everyone except Sergeant Finch who is, however, severely wounded.  1,096 more words

Artillery

News Round-up – April 6th 2018

Here are some of the latest British military news stories making the headlines this past week.

General Defence News

Russian spy: What we know so far… 310 more words

Wednesday 27 March 1918 We Lost 2,526

Second Lieutenant Alan Arnett McLeod, while flying with his observer, Lieutenant Arthur W Hammond MC, attacks hostile formations with bombs and machine gun fire.  He is assailed at a height of 5,000 feet by eight enemy triplanes which dive at him from all directions, firing from their front guns.  1,427 more words

Artillery

Sunday 24 March 1918 We Lost 3,071

The enemy advance continues. They overcome the defences of Monchy and converge on the old Somme battlefields from Bapaume to Peronne. Peronne is lost while Ham and Chauny are evacuated. 1,626 more words

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News Round-up – March 21st 2018

Here are some of the latest British military news stories making the headlines this past week.

General Defence News

​It shouldn’t take a nerve agent attack before UK scientists are supported… 351 more words

Lee Durant: From the Marines to the Media

In today’s podcast interview I speak with Lee Durant a cameraman based in London. Lee is a former Royal Marines Commando and we speak in detail about his military career both as an infantryman and as a photographer and then his transition to a full-time career in journalism. 72 more words

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General Alexander Anderson

It is a great shame that one of the balls has been lost from the memorial, but the conservation management plan for the cemetery suggests the memorial originally had a pyramid of canon balls. 297 more words

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