8 RTR war diary?

Discussion in 'RAC & RTR' started by phylo_roadking, Jan 15, 2015.

  1. phylo_roadking

    phylo_roadking Very Senior Member

    Hi guys...

    I'm even further from Bovington than I am from Kew...and Bovvie's LONG awaited project to scan and out online their store of war diaries doesn't seem to be going anywhere fast :(

    Does ANYONE have any 1940 parts of 8 RTR's war diary???

    I'm particularly looking for the months of August and September.
     
  2. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I've only got the 1942 diary.
     
  3. phylo_roadking

    phylo_roadking Very Senior Member

    Yep, once they get to the Western Desert, everyone gets interested LOL

    Andy - what's the file prefix on that?
     
  4. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    File prefix?
     
  5. Andreas

    Andreas Working on two books

    All ME war diaries are WE169. The 1940 diaries have different codes.

    All the best

    Andreas
     
  6. phylo_roadking

    phylo_roadking Very Senior Member

    Yep, had a look round, seems to be WO 167s...

    Andy, has the OH catalogued that series yet?
     
  7. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    You lot are confusing me - What do you want :lol:
     
  8. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Are you after the war diary ref at Kew?

    WO 166/1408 8 Royal Tank Regiment 1939 Sept-1941 Feb

    WO 169/1418 8 Royal Tank Regiment 1941 Apr-Dec

    WO 167 Series is for the BEF
     
  9. phylo_roadking

    phylo_roadking Very Senior Member

    Hi Andy - yes, just found that. WO 166/1408. The Kew search engine outs up those poxy filters by default, it showed up when I removed them.

    Do you happen to know of or be able to see a "MILFORCE" war diary???
     
  10. Gerboa

    Gerboa Gerboa Desert Rat History

    MILFORCE is mentioned on 6/9/1940

    "10.00 hours. C.O. attends a conference with General Freyberg, 1st N.Z. Div. (U.K.) on the employment of the tanks in Milforce "

    and several more times in Sept 1940
     

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