4th Reconnaissance Regiment war Diaries.

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  1. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    May 1945

    VE Day.

    Building a 300 yard Rifle range and much training.

    Regards
    Tom
     

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  2. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    June 1945

    3" Mortar and 75mm Gun training carried out follwed by a Regimental Inspection.


    Regards
    Tom
     

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  3. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    July 1945


    More sorting activities arranged.

    Regards
    Tom
     

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  4. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    August 1945

    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.

    Regards
    Tom
     

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  5. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    September 1945


    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.

    Regards
    Tom
     

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  6. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    October 1945


    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.


    Regards
    Tom
     

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  7. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    November 1945

    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.

    Regards
    Tom
     

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  8. Paul Beardsmore

    Paul Beardsmore Junior Member

    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.
     
  9. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Welcome to the forum Paul, what is your uncles name? Could you post anything about him on the forum in the Recce section.


    Cheers
    Paul
     
  10. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Paul,

    Hello and welcome to the forum.

    Glad you found them useful.
    I certainly did for my late fathers wanderings.

    Regards
    Tom
     
  11. Paul Beardsmore

    Paul Beardsmore Junior Member

    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.
     
  12. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Paul,

    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

    :poppy: R.I.P . :poppy:


    Tom
     
  13. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Here is Tpr Harris headstone from Assisi Cemetery


    Photo thanks to Paolo Gobbi


    Cheers
    Paul
     

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  14. Paul Beardsmore

    Paul Beardsmore Junior Member

    Thanks to both of you for replying. As you can see I don't get round to this very often!
     
  15. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Hi Paul better late than never.

    Cheers
    Paul
     
  16. Judy Walker

    Judy Walker Junior Member

    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
    Judy Walker
     
  17. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    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.

    Cheers
    Paul
     
  18. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce Patron

    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.

    Lesley
     
  19. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Judy,

    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.

    Regards
    Tom
     
  20. minden1759

    minden1759 Senior Member

    Judy.

    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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