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Does anybody have any info on this campaign? In particular, the Air Formation Signal Regiment involvement during the time of the King David Hotel Bombing in Jerusalem. My Father served as a Sgt at that time.
(from Salford Son)
If you Google "Palestine terrorist campaign 1945-48" quite a lot of information about the War.
The same if you google "King David Hotel Bombing in Jerusalem"
This is one of the "small wars" that does not appear to have much publicly available information. For instance the GSM rolls are not available. fMP has the military because they were transferred to TNA but not the RAF. The deaths of servicemen killed in the various attacks including the train bombings are not on the GRO searchable index. The national military museum skirts around the atrocities against British troops before the withdrawal in 1948. Non PC these days presumably. I have been trying to find a list of servicemen killed during the mandate for some time without success.
Google "britans-smallwars" they have a section on British forces that served in Palestine 1945-1948
Hello to all who are exploring the Palestine Terrorist CAMPAIGN.
I have just tracked down a web site with great info.
NATIONAL ARMY MUSEUM
"The British Army in Palestine"
Cheers, Salford Son.
As a follow-up to this discussion. The web site Britain's small wars is no longer functioning. This is probably not surprising as it was started and maintained by former National Servicemen who had taken part in many of the wars which for the most part were not accepted by the government of the day as qualifying as wars. Most of the material on the site was provided by men who had been there. The site was fortunately recorded by the way back machine on archive.org otherwise it would be gone. The site can be found at archive.org but not easily. For Facebook users there is a group which has a link to the archived pages. I might add that the pages,for whatever reason,are more detailed than the article on the NAM site.
My link still works from my bookmark but goes through web archive. As its a now an archived site I wonder if the mods would mind me posting my link :- http://web.archive.org/web/201409170...smallwars.com/