Wednesday, 26 November 2014

26th September 2014

Editor XXX



Re your recent rejection: - please see this it is the rarest, and boldest, action by any officer in WW-2. I will stick to essentials, including usurping a battalion CO, and man managed beyond, and above, normal comprehension.
From the demise of Margaret Thatcher, her babes William Hague and others, refuse to accept the false infallibility of the woman, and her actions: - Now secure in appointments, indulgence continues amongst the few: - many saw the woman in a very different light.
It was on the release of Prime Minister Churchill’s damnable signal, (secreted away for thirty years), to USA President Roosevelt, of 1st April 1942, in which Churchill discarded the defeated, depleted and perishing British forces in Central Burma. The Thatcher woman sought to subdue the vile document, and alerted Scotland Yard, Serious Crime Squad (Det/Chief Supt Hardy and Det/Sgt Tovey), to visit me in Leeds, on 24th October 1984, seeking to obliterate revelations in the Observer newspaper reportedly made by me: - they were foully editorially distorted.

Simply by my commissioning number, I was senior in a fifteen-man draft of KOYLI junior officers. Arriving at Rangoon on 5th March 1942, we met with 60 or 70 survivors from the battalion strength of 550: - 2/KOYLI, amongst whom there were no pre-war regimental officers. Major ‘Pip’ Moran of D of W Regt. was in control, sent me to set up a reception base on the Rangoon/Mandalay road.

Following many skirmishes, our diminished force became enclosed on the Central Burma Oilfield: - We were closed off by a Japanese held road-block, and our CO was a proven ditherer. I had the choice of being captured or killed where we were, or alternatively, attacking the road-block: - It was 19th April 1942 and decision time as the CO remained shtoom. Decision making was not his strong point!

Fully aware of all the possible consequences, including execution, usurping is irreversible: - I usurped CO Chadwick.

Comrade Vic Stevens realizing my intent, ill shod as we were, said, “I’m with you, Fitz.” With 19 men we cleared the road-block, only to witness the timely arrival and instant assault made by the superb Chinese Army force. They routed the Japanese, and released a number of captured Inniskillings.
Titular CO Chadwick condemned himself at Mount Popa on 21st April 1942 and won the wrath of all men. He evacuated two Company commanders as sick men, when dozens far more affected were given no chance of leaving. He was doomed!
Numerous men with failing colleagues were about to kill the cowardly man, and holding officer of NCO rank became totally irrelevant.
Leaving Mount Popa as a battalion of rebels, and aware of his inevitable fate, Chadwick appointed ‘Geordie’ Tighe his personal bodyguard: (in an infantry unit?).
From Mount Popa, communications continued intermittent and scarce. Amongst, and no more equal to refugees, on 23rd April, and from trees over to our right, we were fired upon by recalcitrant Burmese oilfield workers, Corporal ‘Gigger’ Lee was wounded whilst walking alongside me.
Later that day, at the village of Taungtha I rounded up the 27 of the dissident oilmen and commanded their dispatch: (three groups of nine).
From 19 – 23 April, Chadwick deferred making any contribution. With Steve I determined all movement, including the 120-mile jungle trek, and swam the mighty Chindwin River to obtain rescue boats.
The whole of this is contained in my three books: - the recent of which is ‘CHINESE SAVE BRITS – in BURMA’.

Thank you

G Fitzpatrick – Former Captain KOYLI and subsequently           
GSO111 (Operations) 30 Corps: - General Brian Horrocks
GSO111 (Operations) HQ BAOR: - Montgomery / Horrocks

Should you wish to meet with me I shall be staying at the Victory Services Club, Seymour Street, W2 2HS, 7-9 October, or maybe I can visit you?

8th September 2014

Editor XXX


I shall be pleased if you will feature the following in XXXXX!

Exasperated by reversals on all fronts from the outbreak of war, Churchill floundered for success: - Wherever? Japanese intervention, and aggression throughout the Far East, following their 7th December 1941 bombing of Americans at Pearl Harbour: - particularly at Hong Kong and Singapore, devastated Churchill: - More-so when they swept on through Rangoon.

Whisky sodden, frustrated beyond measure, and with adverse reports from General Alexander, Burma Army Commander, Churchill discarded Burma: (On All Fools Day), 1st April 1942. He signalled USA President Roosevelt: -

“Speaking as one amateur to another, my feeling is that the wisest stroke for Japan would be to press on through Burma northwards into China and try to make a job of that. They may disturb India but I doubt its serious m invasion.”

Sobered up, and unable to redeem his diabolical dismissive signal, Churchill ‘secreted it away’ for thirty years. It abandoned the remote and catastrophic 1942 Burma Campaign. The following year, with troops better trained and equipped, it was a completely different matter. To redeem himself from the dastardly signal, and when Burma was eventually won, he merged the two distinctly differing campaigns into one: - Thus masking the vile signal, sent to a repugnant USA President.

Entering Burma on 5th March, I departed on 23rd March, having lost three and a half stones (21KG), in weight. In view of Churchill’s heinous signal and his termination of provisioning, I consider that specific period to be ‘Campaign No 1.’

Throughout late 1942 to 43, joining with other survivors from No1: I trained officers up to the rank of Major, at General Bill Slim’s, Ranchi Battle School. With revised tactics there was a gap before the start of a completely different and successful campaign, in which the School trainees operated in the name of ‘Chindits’. These were two very different campaigns and should be: - ‘Burma-1 and Burma-2’.

Though not recognised in British history as such!

On eventually hearing of Churchill’s dismissive signal, I approached Prime Minister Thatcher, in an attempt to have the situation ratified: - on 24/10/1984, I received a visit by Scotland Yard, Serious Crime Squad, (Det/Chief Supt Hardy – Det/Sgt Tovey), they were clearly on a false and bogus mission. The subsequent sequence of ministers: - Cameron, Hague etc, have been approached, not one caring a damn.

Indifferences spurred me to write book 3 – ‘Chinese Save Brits – in Burma’

Thank you

Yours sincerely,

G Fitzpatrick – (Former Captain KOYLI)   
GSO111 (Operations) 30 Corps / GSO111 (Operations) HQ BAOR


Editor XXX

Dear, Mr XX

Black and Tans – Irish ‘Memorial’

BBC-1 programme, ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ 28th August 2014, featured Brendan O’Carroll, he was seeking the truth regarding the murder of his grandfather, in October 1920.

Shilly-Shallying by the BBC staff, all around Ireland produced no conclusive truth of the murderer. This is quite the opposite, (or maybe not), to the murder of Thomas O’Grady, my mother’s brother. He was most certainly murdered by the ‘Black and Tans’, at the doorway of a remote homestead, in County Mayo, in 1921.

Carefully! The BBC programme made no mention of the devastating pronouncement, made at Listowel on June 19 1920, by ‘Black and Tans’, Lieutenant Colonel, Gerald Smyth:

“We are going to have sport now” – “The best house in the locality is to be commandeered, the occupants thrown into the gutter. Let them die there: - the more the merrier.” – “The more you shoot, the better I will like you.”
“You may make mistakes occasionally, and innocent persons may be shot but that cannot be helped, and you are bound to get the right party at some time.”

With the identical dictate repeated by Colonel Percival, the Cork Commander, where more than 2,500 were murdered, one can only conclude that, and as the practice went throughout the land: - the initial declaration, came from Central British Control: - Minister for War, Mr Winston Spencer Churchill. He would have been in one of his drunken stupors to blurt out in such course manner.

At a much later date, I was personally affected by a similar Churchill outpouring: - (Roosevelt/Churchill official corespondence): - Situated in Central Burma, in a defeated and disintegrating Infantry Battalion, 2/KOYLI, Churchill signalled Roosevelt on ‘All Fools Day’ – 1st April 1942: -

“Speaking as one amateur to another, my feeling is that the wisest stroke for Japan would be to press on through Burma northwards into China and try to make a job of that. They may disturb India but I doubt its serious invasion.”

Unable to retrieve the damnable signal, Churchill has it secreted away for thirty years. The ‘Harlot’ Thatcher, was Prime Minister at the eventual revelation. Her regard for Churchill was such that when I made mention of ‘irregular’ Burma war episodes, she alerted Scotland Yard, Serious Crime Squad, - (Det/Supt Hardy-Det/Sgt Tovey: 24/10/1984), to quell further discussion.

As with the evasiveness on Brendan O’Carroll’s search, so the evasive cult continues throughout a succession of ‘Thatcher Babes’: - To Cameron, Hague and their numerous predecessors.

You will realise , I have hard feelings against successive British Governments. It is such that my present, 25+ years serving Member of Parliament, (George Mudie), calls them “Rubbish!” and declares: – “Do not trust Governments!”

Having harangued British hierarchy, and it goes right to the top; I can tell you that I am now aged 95. I feel that an ‘Irish Day of Memorial’, for those numerous thousands murdered by the detestable ‘Black and Tans’, should be established. I would be proud to attend, wherever it might be held.

I never met Thomas O’Grady, and my mother never once mentioned his name although I know that she attended his funeral: - It was from others that I heard of his fate. Long childhood holidays, in Co Mayo, have influenced my whole life: - It is such that: - “Get yourself an Irish mother” is the opening chapter to my book.

All stated above is carefully detailed in my recently published book: - ‘Chinese Save Brits – in Burma’. This excellent Chinese force released a Company of Inniskillings from capture by the Japanese: -(Sgt Jack McHaffey’s daughter tells that he was later captured for a second time). It appears, the Inniskilling museum has no knowledge of this action, as they fail to respond to my correspondence.

In the event of your publishing this letter, I would appreciate a copy.

Yours sincerely,

Gerald Fitzpatrick – formerly           GSO111 (Operations) 30 Corps
GSO111 (Operations) HQ BAOR
Under Generals: - ** Montgomery, and **** Brian Horrocks

PS – I have occasion to visit Ireland in the near future, and shall be pleased to visit you if you so wish. Thank you.

1st August 2014

 General  XXX

Dear, Gen XX

I have not heard of your speaker selection for the Le Cateau anniversary meeting. I am sure that you are aware that twaddle from numerous individuals, attempting to politically justify, and bolster, the diminished and disillusioned remnants of proud County Regiments, could be boring in the extreme. The dim Government, attempting to sell the newly introduced, ‘Reserve forces business’, is failing.

It is clear that the only person attending the function, with historic connections to WW-1, is the son of No 9422: - Private, Signaller, John Fitzpatrick, 2/KOYLI. His medals carry the 1914 Bar, and Mentioned in Despatches for both Le Cateau and Ypres. From this; No 160575: Captain Gerald Fitzpatrick, 2/KOYLI, was pleased to establish the most intimate association with WW-1, and feels that a speech by him could somewhat surprise and entertain luncheon guests. His post war writing of three books, (includes the recent, “Chinese Save Brits –in Burma,” at age 94).

He spares nothing in naming both the superb, and numerous rubbish Commanders under whom he served: - One of which he, (fully aware of the possible consequences), usurped in the face of the enemy, and had the shear joy of meeting with a superb Chinese force: - One which the British, in masking cowardice by Churchill, and Alexander, his failed Commander, will not honour, as should any decent nation.

Fitzpatrick continued to lead, and Commanded the extermination of a band of 27 armed and recalcitrant oilfield workers. A duty no other British officer has performed, and one the British Government, from Thatcher to the present, have averted persistently, in spite of numerous approaches. The Burmese are in no doubt!

The Chinese reaction is in no doubt of the truth. Gerald and Patricia have twice visited the Republic of China – Taiwan in the last two years, ‘As guests of the Government’, and already have a further ‘Presidential’ invite for 2015. After addressing assemblies for over six hundred in Hong Kong recently, Your captain Gerald Fitzpatrick is well qualified to entertain and enlighten all at the important Lunch.

People do not want to be bored!

Looking forward to meeting you and our numerous guests,

Yours sincerely,

G Fitzpatrick

22nd July 2014

General  XXX

Dear, Sir

Thank you for your letter of 18th July, regarding procedure for 26th August commemoration. I have a slight quandary as to where I stand. My father, 9422 Private John Fitzpatrick, was a signaler, served in 2/KOYLI for nine years pre-1914, and throughout WW-1. His Le Cateau medal carries the ‘Mentioned in Despatches’ star. I served, 2/KOYLI, in Burma, (79 survived), and India, - 1942/46.

Am I recognized as KOYLI descendent?
Where do I fit in your sixth category?

In acknowledging guests, VIP or not: - I see them all as no more than my equal, and would please appreciate knowing who they are and why invited. With selectivity, I would have invited Prince Harry, and His Excellency, the Ambassador of the Republic of China – Taiwan. In two VIP visits to Taiwan, and to Hong Kong, my wife and I were treated equivalent to Royalty.

I am sorry at the ‘No British Medals’. I particularly wish to show my most honourable, high, Chinese Force Commendation.

I don’t know in advance if I can thank you for a guest list?

Yours sincerely, and looking forward to our meeting.

G Fitzpatrick

PS – In my three published books, I unhesitatingly mention my usurping Chadwick, the dithering third CO, and the possible irreversible, and fatal, consequences of my action.

It would be nice if somebody, possible one of your selective VIP’s got behind the idea of getting British acceptance of the vital Chinese Army support in Burma. In defiance of the scum of British High Command, - I of 2/KOYLI, joined with them at a critical, 19th April 1942, battle at Yenangyaung. It saved Brits! Now carries a magnificent memorial.

All that mattered since the war, is Harlot Thatcher and her succession of minions: - to Cameron, Hague and Hammond, masking Churchill and his 1st April ’42 damnation signal, sent to USA President Roosevelt: - Secreted away for 30 years!
“Wisest plan for Japan is to press on through Burma”

2/KOYLI did not leave Burma for seven further weeks: - until 23rd May 1942.
The whole if this, and more, - to the Cold War, from 1946, is contained in my recent book: - ‘Chinese Save Brits – in Burma’ – Get one!