A CANLOAN Officer

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A CANLOAN Officer: The Memoir of a Candian Junior Infantry Officer on Loan to the British Army for the Liberation of Europe, 1944-45
Author: R.F. Fendick Published: 2001
321pages, soft cover 8 1/2 x 11 inches
165 illustrations, 14 maps

Front Cover
Front Cover

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Dedication
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Beginning
Sussex,NB
En Route
Reception
Embarkation
Normandy
Up The Line
Into Action
Life In Action
Caen: Op CHARNWOOD
Op GOODWOOD
The Breakout
Interlude
Bash On
The Maas
Winter On The Maas
Christmas 1944
More Winter
Belgian Interlude
The Rhineland
On The Rhine
Across The Rhine
Bremen Approaches
Bremen - The Last Fight
UK Leave
VE Day
Occupation
BAOR
Good-Bye To 2Mx
Posted
Occupation Duties
Repatriation

Appendix 1 ....The Vickers Machinegun
Appendix 2 ....Personal Data
Appendix 3 ....Glossary
Appendix 4 ....Notes on Maps
Appendix 5 ....Notes on Illustrations


Book Description

A CANLOAN OFFICER by R F Fendick Sometime CDN 453, Lieutenant, OC No.1 Platoon, A Company, 2nd Battalion, The Middlesex Regiment (DCO), 1944-45
The Memoir of a Canadian Junior Infantry Officer on Loan to the British Army for the Liberation of Europe.
The author was a Canadian Army Infantry Officer, who volunteered to serve with the British Army under the CANLOAN scheme for the invasion of North West Europe.
He landed in Normandy on D+9 as a reinforcement officer, and commanded a Medium Machinegun platoon of the 2nd Battalion, The Middlesex Regiment (DCO), (nick-named The Die Hards), the Divisional Support Battalion of the 3rd British Infantry Division, from 23 June 1944 until the end of the North West European campaign, with time out in hospital in August 1944 after being wounded.
He stayed in Occupation in Germany after VE Day with the 2nd Bn, and later with the 1/7th Bn Middlesex in the 51st Highland Division.
It contains approximately 165 illustrations, many the author's own photographs, documents pertaining to the CANLOAN Scheme, and others received during the campaign. There are 14 maps, sections of original maps used by the author in battle, in full scale, but printed in black and white. A 52-page Appendix describes the Vickers machinegun, fire control methods, and the MG platoon organization and equipment, with illustrations of the gun and its components, and some fire control instruments and accessories.


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LCol (Retd) R F Fendick, CD*,
25 Vaughan Drive
Nauwigewauk, New Brunswick
Canada E5N 6T9
Email: rfendick@nbnet.nb.ca

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