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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|Person: Alton Miller||26 Mar 2018|
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Timeline ContributionsAlan Chanter has also contributed 3,149 entries in the WW2 Timeline. A small sample of his timeline contributions is shown below.» 12 Nov 1910: Future RAF Air Vice Marshal John Barker (who as an Acting Group Captain would accept the Japanese surrender of Kowloon, Hong Kong in 1945) was born in Hull, England, United Kingdom.
» 12 Jun 1944: Canadian Destroyer HMCS Haida under Commander H. C. DeWolf sank the German submarine U-971.
» 6 Apr 1945: The Fletcher-class destroyer USS Bush was sunk by a Japanese special attack off Okinawa, Japan.
» 1 May 1942: US Task Force 17 was established under command of Rear Admiral Frank Fletcher to operate in the Coral Sea. Read More
» 13 Apr 1918: With mounting distrust of the Bolshevik authorities, delegates from the Czech Legion Units decided that no further arms should be handed over to the Reds. They also made plans to seize fuel and rolling stock along the railway if their movement to Vladivostok,Russia was further impeded.
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