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Marines re-enact Cockleshell Raid

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Two cadets did this a while ago, will see if I can find a scan of the Globe and Laurel page somewhere.
 
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April this year, Sandhurst Officer Cadets on Op. Frankton.

All good clean fun. :)
 
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Just as a matter of interest they used Royal Navy Divers in the 1954 film of Cockleshell Heroes. Met them all a few years back- great bunch of lads
 
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Ceremonies are held every December down near Bordeaux. For more info on this year's events click RBL Bordeaux Branch then drop down menu upcoming events

Operation Frankton 2007

Wed 12th December

15h00 Wreath Laying Ceremony Frankton Quay Bordeaux

Thur 13th December

10h00 Wreath laying Château Magnol, Blanquefort

Fri 14th December

10h00 Beaunac (16) Unveiling of plaque

Sat 15 December 1430 Bois en Ré (17) Unveiling of plaque
 

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jim4244 said:
"Marines re-enact Cockleshell Raid" - Thats Royal Marines to you!

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Bl00dy re-enactors. Walts, the lot of them! :twisted:
 
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2 Drowned
2 Captured & shot
4 Betrayed & shot*
2 Got home

* Not one of the finest events in French history
 
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Gas Gas Gas said:
2 Drowned
2 Captured & shot
4 Betrayed & shot*
2 Got home

* Not one of the finest events in French history
But I thought that EVERYONE in France was part of the Resistance during WW2?.................
 
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jim4244 said:
Gas Gas Gas said:
2 Drowned
2 Captured & shot
4 Betrayed & shot*
2 Got home

* Not one of the finest events in French history
But I thought that EVERYONE in France was part of the Resistance during WW2?.................
My bold.
They were, but that (clearly) does not guarantee which side they were on! Still it must hurt having be pasted at Agincourt by a numericaly inferior army that was starving....
 

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