desert rat

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Synonyms for desert rat

any of various leaping rodents of desert regions of North America and Mexico

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He served in the 8th Army -the Desert Rats - and was in the RAF, repairing Spitfires in the field and present for the whole North Africa campaign, including the famous Battle of El Alamein.
Jimmy was a gunner with the 7th Armoured Division, who earned the Desert Rats nickname for their legendary victory over Rommel in North Africa.
Having fought in World War II, Richard also was known for his part in the Desert Rats campaign.
Churchill's Desert Rats in North Africa, Burma, Sicily and Italy.
Twice widowed Joe, who lived in East London's Custom House flats where he was fought with General Montgomery's legendary Desert Rats at El Alamein and Tobruk in North Africa and was promoted to sergeant major.
As a desert rat and woodsloafer for 60 years, I appreciated Glenn Barnes "The Joy of Woodsbumming" very much, and agree with nearly all he says.
TRIBUTES have been paid to a Desert Rat hero who "rode into the war on a horse - and came home on a tank".
Born in 1937, I don't remember my father going off to war to become a Desert Rat in the Eighth Army fighting Rommel in the North African desert, but as I grew older I began to understand more.
Fundraising specialists Raisemore, based at Fort Dunlop, are partnering with the association to create the Desert Rat Museum on the charity's Thetford Forest memorial site, showcasing a collection of original battle pieces.
No one believed him, thinking him more of a playboy than a Desert Rat.
During the conflict, Bill served as a Desert Rat, fighting in North Africa, as well as parts of Europe.
A former Desert Rat sent a gang of masked robbers packing after they burst into his Midland home.
Levine, a desert rat who has lived most of her life in the Coachella Valley, held forth in depth on agriculture, native history, water, windmills and, of course, geology.
7 In which sitcom did Deryck Guyler play a Desert Rat school caretaker .
FORMER Desert Rat Arthur Carter has celebrated his 100th birthday in style.