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« » April 2019 - Week 18

Sunday

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1919: League of Nations founded, 1918: VC won by Capt George Burdon McKean, MC, 14th Battalion, CEF, Gavrelle Sector (near Vimy Ridge), France, 1917: ARLEUX, effective dates for battle honour begin, 1915: Galipoli Battle Honour Royal Marines

Monday

29
1945: The German Army in Italy surrenders unconditionally to the Allies, 1916: General Townsend surrenders Kut to the Turks, 3000 British and 6000 Indian troops taken prisoner following 143 day seige, 1769: Duke of Wellington born

Tuesday

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1945: Hitlers deathdate, 1945: Hitler commits suicide, 1941: Iranian troops attack British bases and embassy in Baghdad

Wednesday

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2003: Operation Iraqi Freedom officially ends, though mop up operations continue for months, 1920: The Toronto Scottish Regiment: Carry on, 1876: Queen Victoria proclaimed Empress of India

Thursday

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1952: POCHON-NI, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 3 May 53), 1945: Berlin surrenders to the Allies, 1885: Infantry School Corps in action, Cutknife Creek, Northwest Rebellion

Friday

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1917: VC won by Lt Robert Grierson Combe, 27th Battalion, CEF, Acheville, France (posthumous), 1911: The Royal Canadian Postal Corps is authorized: Servire Armatis

Saturday

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1982: "HMS Sheffield hit by Argentinian Exocet Missile", 1942: Battle of Coral Sea (to 8 May 42); first naval battle fought entirely with aircraft from carriers out of each others sight, 1910: Canadian Navy was created by the Naval Service Act, 1471: Battle of Tewksbury