Exercise Tiger - 1942

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  1. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

    Exercise Tiger 1942

    Links...

    Exercise Tiger (1942) - Wikipedia

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    "The 1942 Exercise Tiger was the code name for an Army-level military exercise held by British Commonwealth forces in the United Kingdom during the Second World War.

    In April 1941, when Lieutenant-General Bernard Montgomery became commander of South-Eastern Command in the United Kingdom, he conducted the largest military exercise to date in the United Kingdom, Exercise Tiger, in May 1942, a combined forces operation involving 100,000 troops. Troops participating in Tiger noted that it was particularly gruelling for the infantry involved, who marched over 100 miles during the course of the exercises
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    Books

    Military Training in the British Army, 1940-1944: From Dunkirk to D-Day - By Timothy Harrison Place - Military Training in the British Army, 1940-1944

    The Lonely Leader: Monty 1944-45 (Pan Military Classic Series)
    By Alistair Horne, David Montgomery: The Lonely Leader

    The Soldiers' General: Bert Hoffmeister at War - By Douglas E. Delaney - The Soldiers' General

    Kent at War 1939 to 1945 - By Mark Khan - Kent at War 1939 to 1945

    Exercise "Tiger" - 1942 - Pictures

    IWM pictures - 30th May 1942

    H20263- etc. Including...

    SOUTH EASTERN COMMAND EXERCISE
    H20263 - DESCRIPTION - Object description
    Original wartime caption: A Valentine tank makes a fine picture, with a background of fleecy white clouds, as it rumbles through the Kentish countryside.


    SOUTH EASTERN COMMAND EXERCISE
    H 20264 - DESCRIPTION - Object description - Original wartime caption: A Valentine tank passing through a Kentish village.

    THE BRITISH ARMY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM 1939-45
    H 20265 - DESCRIPTION - Object description - Valentine tank of 11th Armoured Division, marked with crosses to indicate an 'enemy' vehicle, followed by a universal carrier, during exercises in Kent, 30 May 1942.

    SOUTH EASTERN COMMAND EXERCISE
    H 20266 - DESCRIPTION - Object description - Original wartime caption: An anti-tank gun guards a Kentish village street, while in the background a Valentine tank stands ready for action.

    SOUTH EASTERN COMMAND EXERCISE
    H 20267 - Valentine tank concealed in a Kentish wood.


    FIELD MARSHAL THE VISCOUNT MONTGOMERY OF ALAMEIN KG GCB DSO 1887-1976
    H 20268 - DESCRIPTION - Object description - The Second World War 1939 - 1945: Promoted to GOC-in-C South Eastern Army on 19 November 1941, General Montgomery is seated in a jeep during his Army exercises.

    SOUTH EASTERN COMMAND EXERCISE
    H 20269 - DESCRIPTION - Object description - Original wartime caption: Four BESA guns fitted on an A.A. tank of the Canadian Army Tank Regt. PHOTOGRAPHER'S NOTE "THIS IS SECRET"

    SOUTH EASTERN COMMAND EXERCISE
    H 20270 - DESCRIPTION - Object description - Original wartime caption: Churchill tanks at the corner of a wood.

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    Unit Identity! 6 April 1942, South Downs

    Has...

    Exercise Tiger, SE Command, took place in May 1942...
    https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/t...yhistory/dhh/reports/cmhq-reports/cmhq073.pdf

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    Queen's Own Rifles of Canada (Various "Tiger" mentions) - War Diaries 1942
     
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  2. Richelieu

    Richelieu Well-Known Member

    Several hundred pages of correspondence are also available on Héritage starting here and continuing on the next reel.
     
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