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About WWGroucho

  • Birthday 10/15/1961

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  1. Salut Craven. I need all the luck I can get. Put down my address please. 77. Groucho.
  2. Hi Craven. I promise not to shoot at Navy. May I have one please. Perhaps I am not allowed yet though to fly the colors? Groucho
  3. Tomorrow I will have knee replacement surgery (Monday). I will try to make it Tuesday (Sept 22).
  4. Salut! Thank you one and all. I will do my best not to let the squadrons down. This is a great honour. Groucho.
  5. Imagine landing on a beach like this and the enemy knows you are coming! This is a picture of the cliffs of Dieppe over the port town of the same name. The Battle of Dieppe, Operation Jubilee, was “a commando raid” en masse. It was not meant to hold ground. It’s goal was to see the results of attacking a port head-on. The lesson learned was don’t. The Germans were victorious, calling in aircraft from as far away as Belgium. The raid also has many side stories... for example, there was an attempt to steal an enigma code machine and many lessons learned for D-Day. The overall
  6. Here is a link about the HMCS Sackville. I am not sure but the narrator might be Canadian Lorne Green who played Pa on the show Bonanza. During WW2, Green was known as the “voice of doom” as he worked for the CBC and often read war news. The Sackville was a corvette. It was based on a whaler design. It was said it would “roll in dew.” They could be built quickly however and were fairly fast but after a week at sea the ship smelled of oil, sweat, tobacco and one was constantly wet as your gear would never fully dry from one watch to another. Greyhound would have been much more comfortable
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