Hi all, I have this account by my grandfather (written years after the war) of an accidental "stumble" into Monty's HQ. By context I assume that this was when Monty's HQ was nr. Cruelly (at the Chateau de Creullet : http://wikimapia.org/13672506/Chateau-de-Creullet ) in Normandy: "I had then to go pick up another tank from the feeder unit. Given only sketchy instructions I took nineteen men in all and away I went. The truck driver dropped me at the entrance to Montgomery’s H.Q. (I know this now, but I didn’t at that time) so I took my little gang in quite happily. Got a long way into those grounds too, it did strike me very quickly that they were all dressed up. Anyway a Sergeant came rushing up shouting his head off, “You can’t come in here, get out”. I said he was a Sergeant, well so was I. Turning to my band of desperadoes I told them to sit on the grass. Then I gave full attention to Charlie Boy, he was quite red and went away. Within a few minutes he returned with his Regimental Sergeant Major and he was a really nice chap, we had a cosy chat for a few minutes, he agreed we all needed a meal, he also agreed it would be stupid for me to wander all over the place so he laid on transport, after all they were wanting to restart the war. We were glad really to get out of that joint, but when the Sergeant shouted at us, that was just not the way, the R.S.M. knew though." Just wondering did gd have a point? re. "Charlie Boy" who was "quite red and went away"? Or was gd's "cosy chat for a few minutes" with the R.S.M. likely to have been something else? Perhaps after all these years someone even knows who the R.S.M. at Montgomery's H.Q. (who was a "really nice chap") actually was? I think "Charlie Boy" is probably well lost in the mists of time now though! :P All the best, Rm.