Gallant Tobruk

Today is the 75th Anniversary of the first military expedition to relieve the siege of Tobruk, Operation Brevity. In the aftermath of the 2011 revolution, I laid a wreath at the 2 Commonwealth War Cemetries in Tobruk remembering those who died in the siege and at the battle of Knightsbridge. We were welcomed by the Libyan Air Force at the General Nasser Air Base at El Adam and by the town council, who wished to re-establish the strong relationship forged between the United Kingdom and Libya, which was interuppted by Colonel Gadhafi in 1969 – see pages 268 to 270 of Belfast to Benghazi.

Tobroq Council

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