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« » May 2019 - Week 21

Sunday

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1915: Age limit for British recruits set at 40

Monday

20
1956: The first American hydrogen bomb is dropped over the Bikini Atoll

Tuesday

21
1982: Falkland campaign - The Landings in San Carlos Water - 3 Commando Brigade Headquarters and Signal Squadron RM, 1941: Germans capture Maleme airfield, Crete, after heavy fighting, 1921: Birthday of Sgt. Aubrey Cosens VC

Wednesday

22
1982: Falklands Campaign - Landing at Ajax Bay - Commando Logistic Regiment RM, 1944: ROME, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 4 June 44)

Thursday

23
1947: The Canadian Rangers are authorized, 1944: Canadian First Infantry Division Assault the 'Hitler Line'.At a cost of 879 casualties the line falls

Friday

24
1944: VC won by Maj John Keefer Mahoney, The Westminster Regiment (Motor), Melfa River, Italy, 1944: MELFA CROSSING, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 25 May 44), 1819: Queen Victoria born

Saturday

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1953: First atomic shell fired in Nevada