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Canadians

On December 8, 1941, 2 x battalions of Canadians, The Winnipeg Grenadiers and The Royal Rifles of Canada were an important part of the British garrison defending Hong Kong against a Japanese attack.

On 19 December, the second day of fighting after the Japanese had landed on Hong Kong Island, soldiers of “A” Company, Winnipeg Grenadiers were holding defensive positions in the centre of the Island.

Japanese troops had surrounded the ‘Winnipeggers’ and were lobbing grenades into the Canadian position.  On numerous occasions, Company Sergeant Major John Osborn, a WW1 veteran, picked them up and threw them back at the enemy.

When one fell where Osborn could not reach it in time, he shouted a warning to his men and threw himself onto the grenade smothering the explosion.  He was killed instantly but his sacrifice saved the lives of many of his men.

CSM Osborn was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross, Britain’s highest military award for bravery in the field.

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THE BATTLE OF HONG KONG 1941

THE BATTLE OF HONG KONG 1941

K&C’s CANADIANS King & Country is proud to produce a squad of 6 x fighting Canadian infantrymen in two small sets as they appeared in...
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Bren Gun Team

Bren Gun Team

As the Bren Gunner moves forward his ‘Number 2’ provides covering fire.
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Taking The Fight To The Enemy

Taking The Fight To The Enemy

CSM John Osborn V.C. leads 3 of his Winnipeg Grenadiers into battle. In one hand he holds his ‘Tommy-Gun’, in the other a grenade. All 3...
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