Norwegian Battalion in Contin, WW2

In July 2020 RCHS was able to respond to a request from Mr George Bratli, a Norwegian citizen, whose father served with the Norwegian Battalion in Scotland during WW2, and was stationed at Coul House, but lived with his wife and family in the village. In appreciation Mr Bratli sent the photographs appearing above.

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Attribution: Photographs courtesy of the National Archive of Norway (released 2020) via Mr George Bratli.

L-r: Colonel Holtemann, Commanding Officer of the Norwegian Brigade in Scotland in 1943;
HM King Haakon VII, King of Norway;
HM Crown Prince Olav, later HM King Olav V of Norway.

Background centre: A General from the Polish Armed Forces stationed in the area at the time.

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Attribution: Photographs courtesy of the National Archive of Norway (released 2020) via Mr George Bratli.

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Attribution: Photographs courtesy of the National Archive of Norway (released 2020) via Mr George Bratli.

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Attribution: Photographs courtesy of the National Archive of Norway (released 2020) via Mr George Bratli.