To the heroes of Crete

Discussion in 'History' started by Jenny_Dabber, May 10, 2006.

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  1. A bit of history in the Navy News for you!

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  2. I went to Crete recently and had a look round the old airfield at Maleme, those who fought on and around Crete were true heros.

    Does any one know if the RN still has any presence in Chainia, or if the US still use the base there, I know there was a number there after WWII?
     
  3. US still have the Souda bay base, i think.
     
  4. Last time I was there there were some great looking old ships (laid up I think ) by the greek navy in Suda bay- and encountered the crew of a US SSN having a run ashore in Hania
    The CWWG cemetery in Suda is worth a look and so is the German Paratroopers cemetery at Maleme- very different to a CWWG - like an alpine meadow, good little naval museum in Hania too
     
  5. Yep, Chania's still a great run ashore, and the Yanks now own the airbase near there. They've got a respectable PX there, a decent bar, good scran and a bowling alley. Chania itself is a great night on the tiles. The War Cemetary at Soudha is in excellent nick and well looked-after.
     
  6. Welbexian , did you get any photos at Maleme?
     

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