Discussion in 'Recce' started by Recce_Mitch, Mar 19, 2012.
Having just obtained clearance from Paul (Recce Mitch) to add a post on this thread I must say this is the most fabulous 'combined operation' I have seen on this site.
Thanks are due to Rob (Ramacal), Andy (Drew 5233) and of course Paul for this magnificent effort.
I am in awe. Serious rep to follow.
Very well done Paul. It's fantastic that you have taken the time to scan all the war diaries. To have scanned every piece of paper in the dairies (which at my last count was nearly 4000) is a great piece of work. Just to let everyone know they are all here in Paul's postings (I know because I paid for a full set for my own use). There are a lot of 56 Recce members on here who will and should be delighted that Paul has put in a lot of time and effort to post these.
When are you transcibing them for the forum?
Andy I am in the process of proof reading what I have already transcribed but there is still a lot to be transcribed.
This Diary has been rebuilt.
Many thanks for your time and effort
All links restored
Thank you Paul for restoring all links for the threads you have done today. You have been very busy and it is very much appreciated..
Looking through 56 war diaries for march 1942 found dad passed driving test on 30 march1942 for universal carriers. Dads army number is 4757923 didn't know he could drive something new I've learned about him
Did he serve with 56 Recce Regt right through to the end of the war?
No. 21days in colchester hospital. End of may 1942. Then 46 recce for rest of war. Left Liverpool. 6:1:43 came back to England 15: 12: 45. Served. In Tunisia. Italy Greece. Austria. Just got to find 46war diaries for his time with them
46 Recce Regt would place him at the Salerno landings in Sep 43 and then the slow and steady grind up to the outskirts of the Gustav Line at Cassino. Here, in Dec 43, he would have been at the Second Battle of Camino. After the crossing of the Garigliano in Jan 44, he spent a long time up around Monte Tujo before being withdrawn for rest.
They were back in Italy for the attack on the Gothic Line in Sep 44.
All grim stuff.
Thanks for that frank grim stuff for 46th and 56th both involved in alot of action in Tunisia and italy. Been doing abit of research on them for 10months found the best place for information is to google. British army's. Ww2. You get all the army's. All the corps and all divisions. If you want 46th division click on it get everything about theverything
If you want navy or air force as well you get it all very interesting
You probererly new all that ,the years you and your mate's have been doing this. Cheers. Baz
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