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|Army Form C.2118|
|Unit: 23rd Hussars|
|Month and Year: May 1944||(Erase heading not required).||Commanding Officer: Lt.Col. R.P. HARDING, DSO|
|Aldershot||1||1400||All ranks on Security lectures by I.O.|
|2||1400||All ranks through Gas Chamber and Personal Decontamination|
|4||15-cwt 4 x 2 W/T Morris from 20 VRD. Car 4x4 Hy Utility Humber from 26 VRD|
|5||1400||60 tk comds and gunners visit S.T.T.|
|8||1000||All offrs attend Bde Comd's lecture en N.African Campaign|
|11||2 Crusaders A/A III from 2 AFV Depot|
|12||1500||C.O. and 12 offrs attend FLAIL demonstration.|
|16||A/a Crusaders III fire at BOGNOR.|
|17||W/T silence till 20. 40 tk comds visit Exhibittion of German equitment at Imperial War Museum. 15-cwt 4x2 W/T Morris to 62 VRD. 2 Water Trucks 200 gals from 23 VRD 4x 15-owt G.S. Bedford from 71 VRD.|
|18||Corps Comd visits Regt and meets offrs and senior NCOs. Addresses all offrs of Div. Crusader A/A III from 2 AFV Depot|
|20||5 Stuarts V from 2 Armd Gren Gds|
|22||13x 3-tonners 4x4 GS Canadian Fords grom 70 VRD|
|24||4 Sherman V to CVC Chilwell. 4 Stuart V to CVC Chilwell. 2 Sherman V to 14 AFV Depot1 Humber Sc Car to 9 AFV Depot. 4 x 15-owt 4x2 G.S. Bedford and 2 15qwt Trucks to M of S.4 Sherman Vc from 2 AFV Depot. 4 Humber Sc Cars from 19 AFV Depot. Rear Link W/T Ex BUBBLE.|
|25||1100||C.O. addresses all ranks. W/T Ex MARTHA. 2 Sherman Vc from 6 AFV Depot.1 White Sc Car to 270 FDS. 1 15-cwt Office Truck to 72 VRD. 1 15-cwt GS Bedford to 72 VRD|
|27||2 Sherman Vc from 6 AFV Depot.|
|28||1 Sherman Vc from 6 AFV Depot. 1 Sherman Vc from 1 AFV Depot|
|29||Lt.P.W.FISH posted to HQ 11 Armd Div as L.OL 1 Sherman V to CVC Chilwell 3 Trucks 15-cwt 4X4 Personnel white to 72 VRD.|
|30||1130||G.O.C. 11 Armd Div inspects packing of specimen A and B vehs.|
|31||1400||C.O. inspects all A and B vehs sealed and packed ready to move.|
|31||Lt.Col.Commanding 23rd Hussars.|
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Source: 11th Armoured Division.
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