May 2020 was the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Cassel. Our intention was to commemorate that anniversary by visiting Cassel and the route of the Breakout. That visit had to be cancelled because of the travel restrictions imposed during the SARS-COV-2 pandemic and so a decision was made to replace it by holding a ‘virtual’ video meeting.
That meeting took place on 28th May 2020 and included two short presentations on the Battle and the Breakout amongst descendants of the 140th Field Regiment and the ‘Somerforce‘.
The Battle of Cassel presentation is here:
The Breakout from Cassel presentation is here:
Zoom video conference 28th May 2020.
The Zoom participants included: Tom, grandson of Maj Christopherson. Richard, son of Gnr Johnson. Steve, grandson of Capt Hood; John, son of L/Br West. Ian, nephew of Maj Cartland. Martin, son of Sgt Felstead. Tony & Susan, son in law & daughter of L/Br West. Maggie, daughter of Gnr Johnson. Henry, grandson of Brig Somerset. Matthew & Helen, grandson & granddaughter in law of Capt Hood. Barry, nephew of Bmbr Ross. Rachel, granddaughter L/Br West.