ww2dbaseAlan Chanter was born in London in 1947. Enlisting in the British Army in 1967, Alan saw service in Germany and Northern Ireland and visited Berlin and Cyprus. Rising to the rank of Staff Sergeant, he was twice introduced to members of the Royal Family and awarded both the General Service Medal with clasp for Northern Ireland and the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. Retiring from the Army in 1989, Alan took employment in a factory manufacturing components for machine tools until his job became redundant in 2002.
ww2dbaseAlways interested in History (particularly that relating to the Military), in 2001 Alan began writing short items for a number of History-based Internet Newsgroups. Whilst unemployed this developed into some rather lengthier essays.
ww2dbaseAlan now resides in Lincoln (founded by the Romans) and is married with three adult children. He is currrently employed, part-time, as a driver for a local Taxi company.
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Timeline ContributionsAlan Chanter has also contributed 3,228 entries in the WW2 Timeline. A small sample of his timeline contributions is shown below.» 16 Mar 1943: Operational trials of the 37-mm Flak gun-armed German Ju 87G anti-tank aircraft began on the Eastern Front.
» 6 Mar 1938: The modern Spanish Nationalist cruiser Baleares, which was escorting a convoy of merchant ships off the Mediterranean coast near Cartagena, Spain, was sunk by torpedoes launched by Spanish Republican destroyers during the Battle of Cape Palos.
» 2 May 1918: The Supreme War Council proposed that those Czech Legion units that have not yet made their way to Vladivostok, Russia should instead turn northwards to link up with the Allied forces from Archangel to establish a new eastern front line. The proposal was put to the Bolshevik authorities in Moscow by the French Military Mission and after some discussion Trotsky gave his consent.
» 1 Mar 1935: The US Army Air Corps established the General Headquarters Air Force as a new formation, under the command of Brigadier General Frank M. Andrews. This was seen by many proponents of air power as the first move towards establishing an autonomous US Air Force.
» 2 May 1942: Dr. H. V. Evatt, the Australian representative to the British War Cabinet and the Pacific War Council arrived in the United Kingdom.
» 26 Mar 1944: The Greek Communist Party established a provisional government in the mountains of northern Greece.
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