This Day in History: 1943-02-22

Lieutenant Denis Gudgeon joined the 3rd Battalion at the age of 21 and on this day was on the first Chindit operation in Burma. He recalled: ‘Riflemen were suspicious of the tins of corned mutton. They thought it was bully beef which as Hindus they could not eat. Communications were a problem especially when the Brigadier [Wingate] sent out orders in the form of biblical quotations’.  Click here for an extended account of his reminiscences.

Denis Gudgeon in 1943