Discussion in 'Recce' started by Smudger Jnr, Oct 11, 2010.
Building a 300 yard Rifle range and much training.
3" Mortar and 75mm Gun training carried out follwed by a Regimental Inspection.
More sorting activities arranged.
Change of RHG and the demolition of an Olive plantation which was the new RHQ's Location.
75 mm Self Propelled guns demonstrated to the Greek Army.
RHQ in place at Khalkis.
Dad's "B" Squadron patrol up to the Albanian border.
Due to the severe road surfaces (Sometimes non existent) and lack of road repair, approximately 80% of the transport has had its life expectancy cut severely.
News of Recce Corps being Disbanded
Equipment hand over to 17/21 Lancers.
Spare parts situation for vehicles is critical, in particular "B" Squadron due to their long patrols.
Divisional Football match.
The 4th Recce beat the 17/21 Lancers 7-0
9/10th Nov 200 posted to 23rd Armoured Brigade. (Dad in this group)
15th Nov. Special edition of "The Quadrant" newsletter was issued to commemorate the passing of the Regiment.
1st January being the official date of Disbanding.
A very sad day for the Regiment.
Really pleased to find these. My uncle was one of the seven blown up at RHQ on 30 June 1944. I have some 100 letters from him from Jan 1942 to June 1944, but these diaries certainly help to fill in the gaps.
Welcome to the forum Paul, what is your uncles name? Could you post anything about him on the forum in the Recce section.
Hello and welcome to the forum.
Glad you found them useful.
I certainly did for my late fathers wanderings.
Hello again. My uncle was Trooper 14201772 A C Harris ("Tony"), RHQ Intelligence Section. He came from Harborne, Birmingham, trained in Scarborough, Lincolnshire and Dumfires and sailed to Africa in March '43. I'm in the process of editing his letters with a view to publishing thorugh Lulu or similar, just for private circulation.
You will no doubt have the following but here are your Late Uncles CWGC Details for Forum members.
Name: HARRIS, ANTHONY CLEMENT Initials: A C Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Trooper Regiment/Service: Reconnaissance Corps, R.A.C. Unit Text: 4th Regt. Age: 21 Date of Death: 30/06/1944 Service No: 14201772 Additional information: Son of Clement and Agnes Harris, of Harborne, Warwickshire. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: VII, D, 9. Cemetery: ASSISI WAR CEMETERY
CWGC :: Casualty Details
Here is Tpr Harris headstone from Assisi Cemetery
Photo thanks to Paolo Gobbi
Thanks to both of you for replying. As you can see I don't get round to this very often!
Hi Paul better late than never.
My father Capt H J Brasier served with 4 RECCE until Feb 1946.When he died in 2009 I discovered over 100 letters he wrote home from early 1944 until 1946. I have now transcribed these. I have also found a number of photos including those with Lt Col Preston in Greece and Crete. I have been tying the detail up with your transcripts of the reg war diaries.
If they would be of interest I am happy to forward them to you
Hi Judy welcome to the forum. I am sure if you posted on the forum a lot of people would be very interested in what you have about your father.
Hello Judy and welcome to the forum.
Great to have another Recce on here
Please post anything you feel comfortable with-I am sure forum members will be very interested.
Hello and welcome to the forum.
It would be fantastic if you feel that you can post them on the forum.
Obviously the 4th Reconnaissance Corps is of particular interest to me as my late father served in the Regiment.
The Germans left a 500lb aircraft bomb in the boiler room in the basement of 4 Recce Regt’s HQ at Villa Paolozzi at the Trasimene Line. It went off at 1500 on 30 Jun 44, killing eight Recce men, one R SIGNALS, 1 RAF and 11 civilians.
Do you father's letters mentioned this event
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