Crete Revisited September 2009
As part of our overseas holiday last year, Ann and I visited Crete, primarily because of the role the 2nd / 3rd played in the crucial battle for Crete in 1941. Ann’s father (Jim Paton, 9th Battery) was not a member of the 7th Battery which was so heavily involved in the Battle for Crete, but he had served as President of the Association for 25 years, and for this reason alone, we both wanted to visit Crete.
The Battle for Crete is well documented (just enter Battle for Crete into Google and see what comes up) and is described in detail in the Regiment’s history “On Target”. The Battle for Crete has also been the subject of numerous articles in “Take Post” over the years –all issues of which are accessible on the web site. Colin Bragg – Honorary Secretary