Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Robert Crisp had decided to go on the operation

Robert Crisp had decided that they would go on the operation, which was another attack on transport on the Trigh Capuzzo. His driver and radioman were pleased at his choice. He drove along behind the other squadrons. Robert kept looking for any sign of survivors from the C Squadron tank crews. On their right, they could see gun flashes from German and Italian field guns. Harry Maegraith followed providing cover to Robert and his crew. Already before 5pm, the sky was red. At 5pm, they were recalled to the 3rd RTR HQ to "replenish". After dark, the battalion moved three miles to their usual camping area to form a leaguer. Robert asked his Colonel if he might make the early patrol, so he could look again for men from his squadron. The Colonel agreed, as long as Robert stayed south of the Trigh Capuzzo and stayed in radio contact. This is based on the account in Robert Crisp's book Brazen Chariots.

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