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 3,200 entries in the WW2 Timeline. A small sample of his timeline contributions is shown below.» 6 Dec 1938: France and Germany signed a pact which purported to guarantee the existing frontiers between the two countries.
» 7 Sep 1939: The city of Lodz, Poland was captured by the German 8th Army after the Lodz Army failed to halt their advance.
» 17 Feb 1938: Spanish Nationalist General Juan Yagüe's Moroccan forces crossed the River Alfambra in Spain, effectively cutting off Teruel from the north.
» 16 Sep 1931: The Invergordon Mutiny crisis passed when the British Admiralty promised to revise the proposed cuts. The mutiny caused such alarm on the exchange markets that the government was provoked into taking sterling off the gold standard.
» 11 Oct 1927: Princess Josèphine-Charlotte (later the Grand Duchess of Luxembourg) of Belgium was born at the Royal Palace in Brussels.
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