The official AHF Allied & Neutral Armies quiz thread

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Re: The official AHF Allied & Neutral Armies quiz thread

Postby iffig » 01 Jan 2013 17:03

That's an infantry unit of the second brigade of British 61 st Division: either Northamptonshire 4 th Batallion, or Gloucestershire Regiment 7 h Batallion or Worcestershire Regiment 10 th Batallion.

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Re: The official AHF Allied & Neutral Armies quiz thread

Postby iffig » 01 Jan 2013 17:54

Black stripe is said here to belong to 4th Northamptonshire:

http://www.petergh.f2s.com/armstrips.html

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Re: The official AHF Allied & Neutral Armies quiz thread

Postby John Hilly » 02 Jan 2013 14:05

British 61 st Division, 183rd Infantry Brigade, Northamptonshire 4 th Batallion.

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Re: The official AHF Allied & Neutral Armies quiz thread

Postby iffig » 03 Jan 2013 08:10

Thank you.
Next question: what is this smiling staff sergeant riding?


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Re: The official AHF Allied & Neutral Armies quiz thread

Postby iffig » 08 Jan 2013 11:55

A big clue!


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Re: The official AHF Allied & Neutral Armies quiz thread

Postby iffig » 12 Jan 2013 12:22

New hint:

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New hint :


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Re: The official AHF Allied & Neutral Armies quiz thread

Postby iffig » 31 Jan 2013 08:21

The above hint was about the city where the motorcycle firm had settled.

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Re: The official AHF Allied & Neutral Armies quiz thread

Postby John Hilly » 31 Jan 2013 12:19

"Phelon & Moore manufactured motorcycles in Cleckheaton, Yorkshire, England from 1904 to 1967 particularly those under the Panther marque."

I had never even heard of Panther motorcycles before. They weren't imported to Finland, so it seems. AJS's, Nortons and Triumphs, sure.

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Re: The official AHF Allied & Neutral Armies quiz thread

Postby iffig » 31 Jan 2013 12:30

It is a Panther Model 100 of 1937. soldiered on durin WW II of course.

http://www.pantherownersclub.com/Panthe ... -m100.html

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Re: The official AHF Allied & Neutral Armies quiz thread

Postby John Hilly » 01 Feb 2013 13:20

Thanks!
A new one:
I'm looking for a Canadian general who was a WW 1 veteran, and who during the WW 2 and after saw the world a lot until his retirement in 1957.
So who?

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Re: The official AHF Allied & Neutral Armies quiz thread

Postby John Hilly » 03 Feb 2013 12:05

He commanded a brigade in France in WW 1.
In WW 2 he was a deputy and CO of a Canadian unit, but only in England.
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Re: The official AHF Allied & Neutral Armies quiz thread

Postby John Hilly » 04 Feb 2013 14:03

He didn't take part in the Normandy invasion because he was sent elsewhere to a different duty.
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Re: The official AHF Allied & Neutral Armies quiz thread

Postby John Hilly » 05 Feb 2013 13:56

This general was transferred to Australia in 1942 as the Canadian High Commissioner.
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Re: The official AHF Allied & Neutral Armies quiz thread

Postby John Hilly » 08 Feb 2013 11:51

In the WW 1 our General often was in the front lines with his men, personally led several attacks with pistol drawn, and was wounded three times during the war. Because he was a strict teetotaller, he insisted on non-alcoholic substitutes for his troops' traditional daily rum ration, earning him the derisive nicknames "Pea Soup Oldie" and "Old Lime Juice".
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