Guest Ron MBE

NAME Guest Ronald M.B.E.
RANK IN GREECE

WO1 (SSM)

ON DEMOB

 

SERIAL NUMBER SERVICE

S/54847

PRISONER

 

UNIT IN GREECE

RASC

ACTIVE

 

IN GREECE

24 March – 29 April

METHOD OF DEPARTURE

 

Surrendered at Kalamata
POW CAMPS

 

IN GREECE

 

IN OCCUPIED EUROPE

Somewhere in Yugoslavia worked on two farms & made escape attempts – sent to Graudenz Punishment Camp, Poland (part of Stalag XXA)

NOTES

While at Kalamata Ron Guest was bludgeoned by an Australian WO whom he later testified against at a War Crimes tribunal.  He also saw a Greek priest shot – both of these for aiding the Germans.  Brigadier Parrington gave Guest his own tin hat and proceeded to wear his red-braided Staff cap thereafter.

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