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Dick Newman

Escape Stories are Ten a Penny

This article tells the exploits of SSgt R. A. J. Newman RAOC, as he escapes from captivity during the retreat to Dunkirk in 1940.  Read about how he escapes from captivity again and again, cycles over 2,000 kilometres and uses forged documents to eventually arrive back in England.

Col. R. A. J. Newman (as he became) was Secretary of our Association from 1956 to 1960.

A transcript of the original diary he kept is now lodged with the REME Museum.

Dick Newman 1940