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« » March 2018 - Week 13

Sunday

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1941: Off Freetown, West Africa, the German raider Kormoran captures the Canadian merchantman Canadolite taking her entire crew of 44 as prisoners of war.

Monday

26
1939: End of Spanish Civil War, 1918: ROSIERES, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 27 Mar 18)

Tuesday

27
1918: VC won by 2Lt Alan Arnett MacLeod, Royal Flying Corps, Albert (Somme), France, 1917: VC won by Lt Frederick Maurice Watson Harvey, Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians), CEF, Guyencourt, France

Wednesday

28
1942: St. Nazaire Raid, 1918: The first battle of ARRAS, 1918

Thursday

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1973: Last American Troops leave Vietnam, 1945: An acoustic torpedo from U-246 ends HMCS TEME'S part in the war when it blows most of her stern away killing four crewmembers in the process., 1944: RAF raid on Nuremberg: 95 out of 795 bombers lost

Friday

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1918: VC won by Lt Gordon Muriel Flowerdew, Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians), CEF, Bois de Moreuil, France (posthumous)

Saturday

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1996: Royal Marine Barracks at Deal closed, 1917: Order limiting output of beer in United Kingdom issued