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#51 MikeMeech

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Posted 13 July 2011 - 03:27 PM

Hi All
A little while ago I wrote an article for 'Cross and Cockade International Journal' on 'Italian Contact Patrol Procedures in 1918'. This should be published in a future edition of that journal. It deals with the time that the RFC/RAF was also there and mentions how Italian and British aircraft would support each others ground troops so had to adopt each others procedures to some extent. This may be of interest to some of you.
In the research I found a fair few original Italian procedure documents in TNA concerning the co-operation between aircraft and infantry (AIR1/498/15/325/2), these had been sent back to the Air Ministry in London by RAF 14th Wing in August 1918. There are also various translations of Italian Documents.
Having a subscription might be a good investment if you are interested in the aviation side on all fronts. At present I am working on French procedures, this may be of interest to some in the future.

Mike

#52 Clarrie

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 09:59 AM

Has this group been formed or is anything happening re the Italian Campaign. My wife's Grandfather Capt (Act Major) Angus Taylor fought in Italy - 285th Co Royal Engineers ( prior in 177th tunnelling Co)- received the Italian Bronze medal for Valour as well as MC after war, would like to learn more about this campaign. Am regular visitor to Ypres Somme and Verdun through school trip but aim to be in northern Italy next summer.

#53 Chris_Baker

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 10:17 AM

Clarrie, I never found the time to do anything with it and as far as I know no one else has ever done anything with it, either. I remain of the opinion that an Italian Campaign Association or suchlike would be valuable.



#54 Gareth Davies

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 10:38 AM

Clarrie, I never found the time to do anything with it and as far as I know no one else has ever done anything with it, either. I remain of the opinion that an Italian Campaign Association or suchlike would be valuable.

I agree.  Put me down for membership please.



#55 Rockdoc

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 12:13 PM

If anyone is planning to visit northern Italy I'd strongly suggest they contact Forum Pal Kibe. He and his friend Paolo gave Ruth and I a fantastic time on the Asiago plateau last year. 

 

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 11:09 PM

I visited in 2009 and, with the help of a local guide who lives in Fara,  had a marvellous time walking in the footsteps of my grandfather. If you  can get to Asiago then go there, you won't be disappointed. I put some of my visit on my web site dedicated to my grandfather's war http://www.bertspires.co.uk. You might find the google earth file helpful.

 

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