Stan Hollis VC

#3
Fantastic story.

Always get lumpy throated and humble when readign the citations of VC winners.

Sad to think he could go through all that then be struck down by a stroke at 59.

As much as I dislike the surrender monkeys, you can't fault them on the way they look after our ancestors graves and memorials.
 
#4
^ Wholeheartedly agree.

Without dragging this to the NAAFI the story of WO2 Hollis issuing condoms to his troops on the boat is worth re-telling.

He was issuing them when his coy comd got a little upset and suggested that it was a) immoral to be issuing condoms to married men and b) presumptive that it would be a walkover and c) the French ladies may not like the attention of 100 sex starved Yorkshiremen carrying letters - the coy comd was very sceptical about Hollis's explanation that the condoms were for keeping the salt water out of their rifles.
 
#5
My uncle Joe was 6th Green Howards. He transfered to SAS long before D day and was badley wounded at Cassino. Took a burst from a sub machine gun close up. Still alive today. He has never spoken to anyone, bar my late father about his wound.
I will send him a copy of the VC story.
john
 
#6
I think it's quite cool that the old soldiers had a whipround and paid for the thing on the spot - the General ex-Green Howards stumping up the most with his plastic. Job Done!
 

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