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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
Place Date Hour Summary Reference
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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