Nov. 16, 1943

Went forward to Sapino again and held sick parade. Then called in at St. Gelliano and picked up a patient to bring to hospital. On reaching the main road, a red cap handed me a paper containing my orders to move my section at once to a spot between Vinchiaturo and Campobasso – and join the 11th Reg. – the Ontarios. Tonight we will proceed north west to the Adriatic Coast. I believe our dispersal area is at Termoli, directly opposite Rome. It will probably be a pretty rough trip. Left Jelsi at 2 p.m. and proceeded to Vinchiaturo then up the Campobasso road until about four miles from Campobasso, where we joined the Ontario’s. I had a very nice reception from the Officers. Many of whom I had known for a long time. Found two big rooms in a house and we bedded down. We were joined by our second ambulance and our Sgt. who had been away attending a court martial. Terribly wet and cold day.

 Monte Camino November - December 1943: Men of 99 Medium Battery, 74 Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery struggle to bring a 5.5 inch medium field gun into action through thick mud in the Camino area. © IWM (NA 8787)


Monte Camino November – December 1943: Men of 99 Medium Battery, 74 Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery struggle to bring a 5.5 inch medium field gun into action through thick mud in the Camino area.
© IWM (NA 8787)

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About Rob Alexander

I am a writer, photographer and historian and the author of The History of Canmore, published by Summerthought Publishing of Banff, AB.

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