Wunstorf and Neustadt April 1945

During the advance eastwards following Operation Varsity, the 7th Battalion suffered heavy losses on 7 April as a result of a road mine detonation;the battle to secure Wunstorf airfield, in which leading elements of B Coy were initially ambushed; and the German garrison detonating the bridge at Neustadt while B Coy advanced across it on the night of 7/8 April 1945.

The battalion war diary recorded total casualties for the day of 27 killed, 33 wounded and 6 missing.Some of those injured also died as a result of their wounds.

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