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|Army Form C.2118|
|Unit: 11th Bn Royal Tank Regt.|
|Month and Year: May 1944||(Erase heading not required).||Commanding Officer: Lt. Col. R. Dixon|
|LOWTHER||1||0001||Maj. S.G. March taken on strength of unit & assumed duties & appointment of 2IC.
WS/Lt T/Capt A/Maj A.S.C. Francis relinquished appointment of comd. HQ Sqn on reverting to T/Capt and assumes appointment of Adjt.
WS/Lt A/Capt T.C. Whewell relinquishes appointment of Adjt.
Capt T/Maj F.G. Foley relinquishes appointment of 2IC and assumed comd C Sqn.
WS/Capt T/Maj R.F. Slator relinquished comd C Sqn and assumes comd HQ Sqn.
|9||0700||The following vehicles were taken over by unit
4 4 ×2 3 Ton Lorries
4 4 × 2 15 Cwt Trucks
2 4 × 2 Cars, light utility
|11||2359||Personnel of unit returned from disembarkation leave.|
|12||0900||Copies of 21 A.Gp. Admin. Instr. Pts I & II received.|
|12||0930||Letter received from HQ 1 Tk Bde stating G.O.C. 79 A. Div., Maj.Gen. Sir Percy C.S. Hobart, KBE, CB, DSO, MC, would visit 22 May 44.|
|13||1030||Letter received from HQ 1 Tk Bde stating Lt.Col. Hodson (AG17) and Col. Holford-Walker (OIC RAC Records) would visit unit 18 May 44 regarding personnel required to complete unit to W.E.|
|16||1900||List of deficiencies of personnel by ranks and trades rendered to HQ 1 Tk Bde, totalling 334 ORs.|
|18||1130||Col. Holford-Walker and Lt.Col. Hodson visited unit. Deficiencies of Offrs & ORs will be made up by 35 Tk Bde.|
|18||Adjt and Sgt Clerk to visit R.A.C. Records about 30 May 44 to make final adjustment.|
|20||0047||W.O.U.M 79/MOB/6430/346 (AG5 MOB) received from HQ 1 Tk Bde ordering unit to mobilize for overseas service. Mobilizations to be completed by 0001 hrs 7 Jun 44.|
|21||1200||AFB2690A & AFB2609 despatched to War Office & Records.|
|22||0900||Maj.Gen. Sir Percy C.S. Hobart, KBE, CB, DSO, MC, inspected unit & talked to all ranks re future operations.|
|22||1100||Medical inspections begun and innoculations.|
|23||0900||79 Armd Div catering adviser visited unit re ACC cooks.|
|23||ADMS 79 Armd Div visited & inspected unit lines, offices etc.|
|26||1000||328 ORs & 6 Offrs arrived from 155 Regt. R.A.C. to complete unit to W.E.|
|26||1500||Personnel posted to Sqns.|
|28||1200||AFs B2609A & B2609 despatched to War Office & Records.|
|29||1030||C.O. attended gunnery conference at Bde regarding marking of traversing & elevating hand wheels on 75 mm guns.|
|29||1900||One Pte A.C.C. arrived & taken on attached strength of unit.|
|30||1943||Adjt and Sgt Clerk proceeded to R.A.C. Records to discuss posting of personnel to unit.|
|31||1450||Adjt. Visited 21 A.Gp. O.R.E.|
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Source: Jeroen Koppes, TracesOfWar.com, transcribing: Hans Houterman.
Disclaimer: This War Diary is based on its original, but typos might be corrected. Locations are calculated, so might not be in the correct place. For historical research, always check the originals.