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These pictures have been kindly submitted by Chris Cheneler and show 965 Squadron during its stay in Holland in November 1944 to June 1945. His father Joe Cheneler was in 965 Squadron and I must say these are a superb record of their stay there, and are the second best collection I have ever had. An advance party of 965 Squadron went over to Belgium in about December 1944 and had to wait around the Antwerp area until the Canadians had pushed the German forces out of Holland and in particular the town of Ternauzern before they could move in and protect the area. Some of 965 Squadron including Joe Cheneler were taken to Antwerp to operate cranes at the docks. If anyone could add any more to this history of 965 Squadron I know that Chris Cheneler and family would love to hear from you. You can contact Chris on: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Behind School / Billet in Ternauzern in 1944-45 now no longer in existence.
I am grateful to Marc de Reus of Terneuzen, The Netherlands for a translation of the above.
The caption says:
This is a photograph of a funeral. It is believed to be that of 538215 LAC Arthur Renshaw Smith 965 Squadron who died 1st April 1945. To see this on the Commonwealth War Grave Site click here: 538215 LAC A R SMITH, he is buried in BERGEN-OP-ZOOM War Cemetery, to visit this cemetery click here: Bergen-Op-Zoom War Cemetery
965 squadron outside the Ternauzern school used as a billet, note the RAF winch vehicles on the right
of the picture, they look like Fordson Suffolk types.