Help please! How are you on dates?

#1
As the Local Honourary Poppy Appeal Organiser and a school parent governor, 'my' Headmistress has asked me to speak to the school about Poppies and Remembrance in a school assembly next month.

As a result, I am in the process of preparing a short presentation. The RBL do have a selection of briefing notes/scripts which are fine. To accompany my spiel I thought I'd prepare a 'Time Line' from 1914 to now and show on it all the conflicts 'we've' been in since then.

When I was serving we used to say that there was only one year,1966?, that a British serviceman hadn't died in since WW2. I don't suppose that's changed.....

I've got:
WW1 '14-'18; WW2 '39-'45; Korea, Falklands '82, NI, GW1 '91, Bosnia, Kosovo, Af'stan, GW2, Sierra Leonne, Aden, Borneo, Malaya,.....

What have I missed out? And when were they? Thanks in advance for your help :))
 
#3
Just remembered Cyprus - shouldn't have missed that one, my old man was there!
 
#5
#6
Kenya, Mau-Mau uprising 1952-1960
 
#7
Afghanistan 1919
Iraq 1919 23
Russia 1918 19
Palastine 1945 47
Greek civil war 1945 46
Cyprus 1950s

And the year without one British death was 1967 we were still in Aden in 66
 
#10
tropper66 said:
Afghanistan 1919
Iraq 1919 23
Russia 1918 19
Palastine 1945 47
Greek civil war 1945 46
Cyprus 1950s

And the year without one British death was 1967 we were still in Aden in 66
Still in Aden in 1967 too..
 
#11
Firehorse said:
tropper66 said:
Afghanistan 1919
Iraq 1919 23
Russia 1918 19
Palastine 1945 47
Greek civil war 1945 46
Cyprus 1950s

And the year without one British death was 1967 we were still in Aden in 66
Still in Aden in 1967 too..
Your right I pressed the wrong key it was 68 not 67
 
#12
Rhodesia??
Oman
 
#14
That's excellent! Many thanks.

Rhodesia? Did we get involved there officially?
I know some folk went to Vietnam (I shared an office once with an elderly Gunner Colonel who went, but was 'seconded' to the Australians and didn't get any gongs or official recognition.)

Are we going for '67 or '68 as the Death Free Year? I don't suppose for a second there's been another one since then!?
 
#15
Queensman said:
That's excellent! Many thanks.

Rhodesia? Did we get involved there officially?

Not sure about officially, but Ian Duncan Smith went there with the Scots Guards.

The Battalion never actually deployed to Rhodesia, sorry. IDS went out with Major General Sir John Acland as part of a military monitoring force which was established to assist in returning the country to legality and subsequent independence. (1979).
 
#16
I always thought there was some guys out there during the civil war?? Might be my mistake.
 
#17
Gong issued for Rhodesia, IDS has got one, so yes, we were there officially.

The MOD website has a pdf download for all issued medals, can't get the link to work just now.
 
#20
There was a little unpleasantness with the chinese over the Yangtsee incident, not quiet sure when or why, I think it was a Navy thing.
 

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