Reply To: 27th Lancers

Andrew ChristieAndrew Christie

Dear All – I read with interest your exchange of notes about what you have found out about the activities of the 27th Lancers in Italy in 1944/45. My father, Michael Christie, also served in the Regiment. He was wounded, I think in the Po Valley, and lost the sight of his left eye, when hit by a fragment from a mortar whilst in the turret of his armoured car. He was sent to a military hospital in Naples to recover. I have a copy of a letter he wrote to a friend from the hospital. The friend returned it to my mother after my father’s death in 2005. I must try to get hold of a copy of the regimental war diaries to find out more about what happened to the regiment, regards Andrew