Locations in Northern France.

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INTRODUCTION

The period spent by the Brigade in Northern France and Belgium began with the initial movement as part of the 23rd Division to act as part of the Labour Forces, building airfields in particular, in April and May 1940, then switches to their role as part of the defences against the Axis onslaught - including the catatrophic ambush by Panzer Division elements at FICHEUX and MERCATEL on 20th May 1940 - and finally the route towards the evacuation at Dunkirk.

The various towns and villages mentioned in the War Diaries were visited as far as possible and are listed below. Where no visit was able to be made, the Wikipedia encyclopaedia entry for the place concerned is made the subject of a hyperlink on the relevant page.

It will be appreciated that this uploading of information and images will take some time but it will be completed as soon as possible.

ACQ

ARRAS

BAPAUME

BARLY

BEAUMETZ

BEAUVOIR

BERGUES

BERTINCOURT

BEVEREN

BOLLEZEELE

BRAY DUNES

BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY

CAMBIGNEUL

CHERISY

COUBEQUE

DUNKIRK MEMORIAL

DUNKIRK MOLE

ESTAIRES

FICHEUX

FREVENT

GUEMAPPE

GUOY

HABARQ

HAVRINCOURT

HENDECOURT

HERMAVILLE

HOUDAIN

HOYMILLE

LA PANNE

LAGNICOURT

LATTRE

LEDRINGHEM

MARQUION

MERCATEL

MERCATEL CEMETERY

METEREN

MINGOVAL

MONT ST ELOI

NUNCQ

OOST - CAPPEL

OOSTLYTEREN

QUEANT

RENINGHELST

RUYAULCOURT

SAILLY

SAULTY

SOUCHEZ

THELUS

VILLERS - BRULIN

WANCOURT

WANQUETIN CEMETERY