Army Quiz

Discussion in 'Barracks' started by sniper, Nov 21, 2009.

  1. Cobber

    Cobber New Member

    Is it Pourville?

    Is it Belleville or Neuville?

    From what I know and that is not necessarily that much, The commandos hit several what could be called villages on both flanks
  2. Golden Wattle

    Golden Wattle New Member

    The info i'm working from says it was Varengeville, which is about 3 1/2 miles from Dieppe.
    However after more research, I'll accept Berneval,

    Your Question Cobber.

  3. Cobber

    Cobber New Member

    I'll get one down tonight my time.
  4. Cobber

    Cobber New Member

    I spent more time last night trying to find a question
    This is close to being a all Aussie question I think i need to open up to the more detailed accounts of other armie's.

    I have chosen the hot combat parachuting in of a Light battery of the 2/4 Arty Regt at Nazdeb in the Markham Valley.

    Some back ground:
    It is often said that these men had no training in para work this apparently is incorrect with Major General Vasey having 4 officers and 30 OR's from the light gun section trained in Parachuting. The CO of USA 503 Parachute Regt heard of these men and went and asked for volunteers of which he got all 34 Officers & men and their two Guns.
    Subsequently they jumped and managed to have one Gun up and siting in shots with in Half a hour.
    The majority of 2/4th armed primarily with standard 25 Pounders landed by air craft sometime later.

    Finally guys the Question

    This Battery though using the 25 Pounder they were not typical 25 pounders, what was the main difference between between this version of 25 pounders guns and other standard model 25 pounders?
  5. Cobber

    Cobber New Member

    Well since no body answered I'll give the answer,
    Easy to find (google) even with all the info i passed on.

    They were shortened Barrelled versions also usually had no armour shield, along with other changes.

    At first they were the guns human or air carried forward in pieces to inaccessible places in PNG they were primarily used as support fire and to blast the Japanese troops out of their earth wood & concrete bunkers very heavy recoil as well as a couple of other small but easy to deal with problems.
    Once the battles were being supported by normal 25 pounders and such the Short 25 Pounder was used on bunkers and finally was pooled to be bought into battle only on need.

    Who ever wants it can have the next question
  6. spidge

    spidge Active Member

    Hi Cobber,

    I have been busy all weekend with work and a Parish Fete. Sorry I was not here to have a go.

    Next question is an Australian one also.

    What was the first non-Australian territory captured by Australian troops during the Pacific War?
  7. Golden Wattle

    Golden Wattle New Member

    Hi Cobber,
    I did read your question and researched the answer...I luv Google.
    However as I just had my turn, I didn't answer.
    Good question by the way, it took me back to that campaign,Aussies :israel:jumping with arty, great idea.

  8. sniper

    sniper Active Member

    Going for a complete guess but maybe Papa New Guinea

  9. spidge

    spidge Active Member

    No Sniper.

    New Guinea was an Australian protectorate.
  10. Cobber

    Cobber New Member

    Spidge I'm not trying to answer the question here just a question, are you asking which actual territory or which locations in a forgein territory were first liberated/captured by Australian troops.

  11. Cobber

    Cobber New Member

    Sadau Island.
  12. spidge

    spidge Active Member

    Which was the first place the Australians "invaded" and defeated the Japanese that was not already a territory or protectorate of Australia - Eg it could not have been New Guinea.


  13. Cobber

    Cobber New Member

    Spidge thanks mate
    So it's not territory's in the true sense it could be smaller parts of a territory such as Tarakin for example.
  14. spidge

    spidge Active Member

  15. Cobber

    Cobber New Member

    Since i just had a go, whoever wants this one can blaze away.
    Maybe a member not from Australia should have it.
  16. Kitty

    Kitty New Member

    Sure you want to throw it open Cobber? Its ok to ask a question even if you've just set one recently, just remember we're not all from down South :D
  17. Cobber

    Cobber New Member

    At the completion of the final battle for El Alamein Churchill ordered what to happen in Britian?
  18. spidge

    spidge Active Member

    The ringing of Church Bells all over Britain.
  19. Cobber

    Cobber New Member

    Good one mate.
    I hand ball the quiz over to you Spidge.
  20. Cobber

    Cobber New Member

    A easy one to get Army quiz up again.

    Why are Tanks called Tanks?

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