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WWII


I was stationed in England
with the Royal Canadian
engineers during WWII. I had military business with a unit stationed at Battle
Abbey approx. 1943/44.
On the road to Battle, 2
low-flying German planes
passed overhead, shortly
after there was an explosion. On entering
Battle, a direct hit had
demolished 1 home and
the 2nd bomb had not exploded and skidded
towards the gatehouse
of the ABBEY. The information I am looking
for:-
1. The date of the bombing.
2. The name of the unit
stationed at Battle Abbey.
3. A map of Battle at that
time
This information will be used for a paper at a
Veterans Club


2 responses to “WWII”

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    Hi Helen,
    Your Dad was in the
    8th Recce stationed
    in Battle during WWII. I know that they entered
    Battle Abbey on 01-12-41
    and part were at Normanhurst [prisoners of war] in Battle.Do you know
    the date your Dad left Battle?

  2.  avatar

    Does anyone know the date the flying bomb exploded above the house then called Rosemount in Westfield Lane?
    Julia Bolton Holloway

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