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Memories of a Gunner

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posted on 2024-06-05, 18:09 authored by Their Finest Hour Project Team

My father Peter Chevalier (1918-1983) served in the Royal Artillery from 1938 to 1959. He wrote 'The Phoney War Summer of '40' about the mobilisation of the Sussex Yeomanry and construction of defense works in his home town of Hove in Sussex.

He served with the 6th Army Group Royal Artillery in the Sicilian and Italian campaigns and its official history is detailed and illustrated with some very fine charcoal drawings by war artist F. Ward. I have uploaded both documents.


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1. The Phoney War Summer '40 2. The Guns of 6 AGRA

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Major PJH Chevalier, Sussex Yeomanry and Royal Artillery

Person who shared the story/items

Christopher Chevalier

Relationship between the subject of the story and its contributor

Peter Chevalier was my father.

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Shared online via the Their Finest Hour project website.

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