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 3,229 entries in the WW2 Timeline. A small sample of his timeline contributions is shown below.» 24 Jan 1942: John Curtin, the Australian Premiere, called for an Australian representative to be appointed to the Imperial War Cabinet, and further proposed the establishment of a Pacific Council for joint consultation between all the Allied countries particularly concerned.
» 28 Apr 1945: In Burma, the XV Corps, which had been leapfrogging islands along the coast, reached and captured Taungup.
» 28 Sep 1927: Lieutenant Dick Bently of the South African Air Force landed his D.H.60X Moth aircraft after making the first solo flight from Great Britain to Cape Peninsula, South Africa. He had left London on 1 Sep 1927.
» 14 Feb 1945: Oberstleutnant Heinz B√§r was appointed as Geschwaderkommodore of III/EJG 2, the Luftwaffe unit tasked with the operational training of pilots for the Messerschmitt Me 262 Jet fighter.
» 17 Oct 1944: The US coastal minesweeper YMS-70 was lost in a storm off Leyte, Philippine Islands.
» 22 Oct 1943: British Brigadier R. E. Laycock, DSO was appointed Chief of Combined Operations in succession to Admiral Lord Louis Mountbatten.
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