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steph
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Hello to all


I'm looking for any information about Ronald Douglas GITTENS 3 Cdo 2 Troop
Taken prisonner the 19 august 1942 ( DIEPPE RAID ).

sincerely

stéphane
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Corporal GITTENS was in the Royal Armoured Corps : army number : 7889965

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Hi Stéphane,

I haven't been able to find anything about Corporal Gittens' War service but I think his surname is actually spelt GITTINS.

I believe he was born in the Wolverhampton area in 1920 and died in Somerset in 1983.

Julie

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Thank you, Julie.

A friend from Dieppe met Ronald GITTENS's daughter last year. And we've got not real information

about him, during his time in the commandos.
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Lance Sergeant GITTINS was taken prisoner after Dieppe. Read more below:

http://www.commandoveterans.org/RonaldGittins_3Commando

Pete Rogers, son of LSgt Joe Rogers MM & nephew of TSM Ken McAllister. Both No2 Commando.
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