L.A. Crook


Take Post!

The crisp order from the Gun Position Officer, given to the four gun detachments of Able Troop, 1st Field Battery, 1st Field Regiment, South African Artillery (C.F.A.) was repeated by other GPO's in the Regiment at about 21h30 on the night of 23 October 1942. For the gunners it signalled the opening move in a battle that provided the first great victory for the Allies in World War II.


Allies in World War II; order from the Gun Position Officer; Able Troop; 1st Field Battery; 1st Field Regiment; South African Artillery (C.F.A.); 23 October 1942; Battle of Alamein

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