Hi all, There's a very brief entry in the 24th Lancers war diary: on "18/5/1944 - Assault party moved to camp C13 Hursley" And this matches with my granddad's account / written recollection of where he went just prior to D-day. Is anyone generally aware of much information or study about what went on at this site just prior to D-day? I'd be interested to see if there are any well known sources of information about what went on at "C13 Hursley" around this date already out there? I expect there was somewhat of a veil of secrecy about the place (most certainly at the time!) and I'm wondering if it has been lifted much over the last 70 or so years? Or whether it's all now been buried / lost in the mists of time. As an interesting point, wasn't anyone aware about the superstitions re. the number 13? I would have thought sending people to a "Camp 13" just prior to the "off" was a tad insensitive to say the least. There are still plenty of streets for example that simply omit to have a house number 13, as it is thought that it would be an unnecessary encumbrance to its sale/resale value as a result of fewer people actually wanting to live there. On the other hand I guess some people might think for them the number "13" is actually lucky, or even not care in the least. It's an odd one, but just a thought. I guess in a flight of planes for example would there be a reticence to fly/be flown in the flight #13? All the best, Rm.