ID of Yugoslavian guerilla leader

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ID of Yugoslavian guerilla leader

Post by 79seconds » 15 Sep 2021 09:33

Can anyone identify the Yugoslavian guerilla leaders on the picture, who were liaising with the British liaison officer?

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Re: ID of Yugoslavian guerilla leader

Post by G. Trifkovic » 15 Sep 2021 17:30

Can anyone identify the Yugoslavian guerilla leaders on the picture, who were liaising with the British liaison officer?

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Hi,

the Partisan officer on the photos 2 and 3 is Radovan Vukanović, then-commander of the 2nd Assault Corps of the People's Liberation Army of Yugoslavia. Rather than being a liaison officer, the mustachioed figure with the resplendent plume is the CO of "Floydforce", Brigadier J.P. O' Brien-Twohig. "Floydforce" was an ad-hoc battlegroup composed of Commandos and Royal Artillery, which took part on the fighting in Herzegovina and Montenegro in late 1944 together with Vukanović's formation (photo 2 was published in Michael McConville's book A Small War in the Balkans: British Military Involvement in Wartime Yugoslavia 1941-1945)

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Re: ID of Yugoslavian guerilla leader

Post by LAstry » 13 Mar 2022 00:36

The cap badge is the Devonshire regiment
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devonshire_Regiment :thumbsup:

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Re: ID of Yugoslavian guerilla leader

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 13 Mar 2022 10:45

The castle insignia was used by many units and as the Brigadier previously served with the The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers it could well be their insignia and not that of the Devonshire reg.

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Re: ID of Yugoslavian guerilla leader

Post by LAstry » 14 Mar 2022 17:33

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Inn ... _Fusiliers

What can I say?
You were right..I was mistaken,,,,, :oops:

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Re: ID of Yugoslavian guerilla leader

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 14 Mar 2022 19:07

Now now LAstry, don’t be so hard on yourself. Anyone could have made the same assumption. The little give-away that told me it was something else than the Devonshire reg. was the little english flag flying on the middle tower.

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