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Old 26-05-20, 08:23 PM
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Where can I find a list of all BEF units at Dunkirk?

What badges would have been these Indian troops?

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Old 27-05-20, 12:08 AM
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Where can I find a list of all BEF units at Dunkirk?

What badges would have been these Indian troops?

https://www-pri-org.cdn.ampproject.o...ps-dunkirk-too
They would have worn the badges of the RIASC. However, I don't see the point of the question unless it involves the playing of the race card which it clearly does appear to. I prefer to see Dunkirk as the miracle it was rather than as an excuse for anything else.
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Nothing wrong with the question or the article. Research is trying to find the facts not covering some of them up.
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Nothing wrong with the question or the article. Research is trying to find the facts not covering some of them up.
There is nothing wrong with the question at all, it is the article that is referred to in the opening post that I find out of order. This is a badge forum after all, not a general "Soap Box".
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There is nothing wrong with the question at all, it is the article that is referred to in the opening post that I find out of order. This is a badge forum after all, not a general "Soap Box".
Well said Hoot!

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They would have worn the badges of the RIASC. However, I don't see the point of the question unless it involves the playing of the race card which it clearly does appear to. I prefer to see Dunkirk as the miracle it was rather than as an excuse for anything else.
***Attention Moderators: I apologize for the direction this thread has taken. This wasn't my intent and please feel free to delete it. I will find the answer to my question elsewhere.

Respectfully Hoot, it was a simple question. The posting of the article was to inform others who might not have known Indian soldiers were also at Dunkirk. I didn't write the article and there are other references to the Indian soldiers at Dunkirk on the Internet. I think you owe an apology to the forum for your out of line and inappropriate statement.

My question still stands, where can I find a comprehensive list of all BEF units at Dunkirk?
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***Attention Moderators: I apologize for the direction this thread has taken. This wasn't my intent and please feel free to delete it. I will find the answer to my question elsewhere.

Respectfully Hoot, it was a simple question. The posting of the article was to inform others who might not have known Indian soldiers were also at Dunkirk. I didn't write the article and there are other references to the Indian soldiers at Dunkirk on the Internet. I think you owe an apology to the forum for your out of line and inappropriate statement.

My question still stands, where can I find a comprehensive list of all BEF units at Dunkirk?
Perhaps you should have chosen a different article as a reference. I won't be making any apologies to anyone.
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I think anyone with a particular interest in the Battle of France would know there were colonial soldiers, the majority from the French army, involved.
Clearly the authors of the article have written it from their own point of view and that's fine, I have no issue with it, although, some people, understandably, may well have.
To answer the second question, the BEF and it's order of battle, particularly, Fortune's lads, has been well covered in a number of books since Dunkirk began to be remembered in popular culture, certainly for the last forty years and these days is really just a few clicks away.

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***Attention Moderators: I apologize for the direction this thread has taken. This wasn't my intent and please feel free to delete it. I will find the answer to my question elsewhere.

Respectfully Hoot, it was a simple question. The posting of the article was to inform others who might not have known Indian soldiers were also at Dunkirk. I didn't write the article and there are other references to the Indian soldiers at Dunkirk on the Internet. I think you owe an apology to the forum for your out of line and inappropriate statement.

My question still stands, where can I find a comprehensive list of all BEF units at Dunkirk?
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