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« » May 2019 - Week 22

Sunday

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1944: CEPRANO, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 27 May 44), 1940: Operation Dynamo begins; evacuation of 338,226 allied troops at Dunkirk, 1722: The Royal Artillery is formed. This day is observed in the Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery as Artillery Day. (The origins of the RCA are too diverse for them to agree on one regimental birthday.)

Monday

27
1941: The Bismarck is sunk, 1917: Germans threaten to sink on sight all hospital ships in the Mediterranean

Tuesday

28
1952: THE HOOK, effective dates for battle honour begin (to 29 May 53)

Wednesday

29
1982: 3 Cdo Bde captured Darwin and Goose Green., 1940: Evacuation of Dunkirk begins

Thursday

30
1951: CHAIL-LI, 1944: TORRICE CROSSROADS

Friday

31
1916: Major F.J.W. Harvey, Royal Marine Infantry, awarded the Victoria Cross, at the Battle of Jutland, 1872: 1st Hussars: Hodie Non Cras

Saturday

1
1917: Since beginning of the war, British have taken 76,067 prisoners on the Western front, 1915: Lord Kitchener made a K.G., 1879: Eugene, Prince Imperial of France, killed in the Zulu campaign