GOLD BEACH.

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  1. Trux

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    I shall make a start on posting material relating to Gold Beach. This is where I started nearly five years ago. It is not complete yet, especially the naval aspects, but I think what there is gives a pretty good picture of what happened on this beach in June 1944.

    I will start with the assault on Jig, then the assault on King. Following this will come the work of 9 and 10 Beach Groups in organising and operating the beaches. Finally, for the time being, will come the work of 104 Beach Sub Area and 76 AAA Brigade.

    The working of Gold Beach is complicated by the fact that it overlaps with Mulberry Harbour so this will appear in the story at some point.

    Mike

    GOLD BEACH.

    CONTENTS.

    D DAY. (The rest of June will have a separate Contents).

    JIG BEACH.
    The Assault by 231 Brigade.
    H Hour (Approximately). The DD squadrons.
    H Hour. The Breaching Teams.
    H + 7 minutes. The Infantry Assault Companies.
    H + 20 minutes. The Reserve Infantry Companies.
    H + 45 Minutes. The Reserve Battalion lands.
    H + 60 Minutes. Priority vehicles and artillery land.
    H + 90 Minutes. Tracked vehicles land.
    H + 120 minutes. The remaining artillery lands.

    H + 3 Hours. Stores LCTs beach.
    H + 3½ Hours. 56 Brigade lands.
    H + 4½ Hours. LST 2190 is ready to land vehicles.

    Developing the Beach.
    10 Beach Group lands. 6 Border Regiment and subordinate units.

    The LSTs arrive.
    H + 6 Hours. Force ‘G’ LSTs arrive.
    H + 12 Hours. Force ‘G’ second tide LSTs arrive.
    H + 12½ Hours. Force ‘L’ LSTs arrive.


    KING BEACH.
    The assault by 69 Brigade.
    H Hour (Approximately). The DD tanks Squadrons.
    H Hour. The Breaching Teams.
    H + 7 Minutes. The Infantry Assault Companies.
    H + 20 Minutes. The Reserve Companies.
    H + 45 Minutes. The Reserve Battalion.
    H + 60 Minutes. Priority Vehicles land.
    H + 90 Minutes. Self Propelled Artillery lands.
    H + 120 Minutes. Remaining vehicles land.

    H + 2 1/2 Hours. 151 Brigade lands.
    H + 3 1/2 Hours. Priority Vehicles land.


    Naval Force 'G'.
    Bombardment Force 'K'.
    Air Bombardment.
     
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  2. Trux

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    JIG BEACH

    The area which in British accounts is referred to as Le Hamel appears in French documents as Asnelles. This is the town and commune of Asnelles. The local population had for centuries lived slightly inland away from the wind and the risk of flooding, avoid the unhealthy marshes and in an area where they could find springs and dig wells. Le Hamel is the late C19th seaside resort. There was a sea wall topped by an esplanade. The wall to keep the sea at bay and prevent erosion because here the sea reaches the low cliffs, hardly high enough to count as such, and it is an area of coastal erosion. The promenade is both a pleasant place to stroll and gives access at some points to the beach.

    The prime sites along the promenade are occupied by hotels and large villas, mostly with extensive grounds which extend to the road running parrallel to the beach. At the eastern end was a large preventorium built in the 1920s. This was a sanitorium for the treatment of pre tubercolosis conditions. They were common at the time and were generally by the sea and preferably where there were bracing (freezing cold) winds for much of the year. In England Herne Bay on the Thames Estuary was a similar place with sanitoriums run mostly by trade unions. This was also the case in Le Hamel where the sanitorium was run for the children of railway company employees.

    There was a good (for the time) road running inland but many visitors would arrive on the narrow gauge tramway which ran alongside the coast road on top of the dunes.

    The eastern end of Le Hamel jutted out from the low lying coast to the east and when the Germans arrived this area provided an ideal site for a strongpoint since it dominated the coast eastwards. The strongpoint included a bunker with 75mm gun and the fortified buildings of the sanitorium. Other buildings on the seafront were reinforced and had windows blocked to make them into defensive positions.

    When the British cleared the area they occupied the buildings as offices and the grounds as dumps etc. Since much of the area had been inside the strongpoint it was not mined. Eventually the area off Le Hamel became a part of Mulberry B.

    *A linguistic note. Here the word esplanade has returned to its original meaning. In modern times it has come to mean an open space by water where people may walk. In early time it was the cleared space round a town or fortress which gave a clear field of fire.

    WN 37.
    H 612 casemate with 75mm field gun.

    This was a very strong, reinforced concrete structure positioned to fire along Jig Beach to the east. The gun embrasure was protected from the seaward side by a strong concrete extension. The armament was not particularly daunting. The French 75mm gun dating from before WWI was noted for its rapid rate of fire but by WWII standards it was not very effective. Nevertheless it dominated the beach for several hours, knocking out tanks, disabling a LCT, trapping its load, and held up the assaulting infantry. Some of the damage attributed to it was later found to be the work of a battery near Arromanches.

    The strongpoint had not been silenced by bombardments. The RAF air bombardment had missed the target, the bombs being dropped some 3,000 yards inland because of low cloud. The naval bombardment had little effect on the massive casemate. The field artillery bombardment by 147 Field Regiment which should have targeted the area from LCTs at sea had failed. Unfortunately the bad weather had delayed the arrival of two key craft, the navigation ML and the LCT carrying the regimental control staff. It was decided that the guns of 147 Field Regiment should be controlled by the regiment supporting the assault further east and that both regiments should fire on Jig Green East. Three destroyers were assigned the task of firing on Le Hamel from close inshore but the casemate was well protected from their low trajectory fire. The field artillery might have given high trajectory support which could, with luck, have landed high explosive outside the gun position and at least spoilt the gunners aim but no calls for such fire were received from 1 Hampshire Regiment as both the Commanding Officer and Second in Command were casualties, their communications were poor and the artillery Forward Observation Officer was also a casualty.

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    A post war aerial photograph of Le Hamel. The strongpoin twas in the top right hand corner but the area has been cleared. The bunker remains but is not visible here. The villas together with their grounds remain much as they had been prewar. The Mulberry breakwater is visible.

    Below are two prewar views of the Sanitorium.
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    Below is a postwar photograph of the area of the sanitorium. The buildings have been demolished and replaced by modern houses. The bunker can be just seen on the right.
     

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  3. Trux

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    The Assault by 231 Brigade.

    The assault was planned in four phases. The exact timings would depend on circumsatances.

    Phase I.
    The Assault Landing of 231 Brigade.
    The Brigade will secure a line just inland of the beaches and Mop up enemy resistance. Divisional and Beach Group troops will start clearing the beaches and constructing tracks.

    Phase II.
    The Brigade will enlarge the bridgehead and regroup to enable deployment for Phase III. Regrouping included the passing to 56 Brigade and 151 Brigade the following units:
    A Machine Company (less one platoon) 2 Cheshire Regiment.
    A Heavy Mortar Platoon 2 Cheshire Regiment.
    1 Nottinghamshire Yeomanry.
    288 Anti Tank Battery.
    One troop Royal Marine Armoured Support Regiment.
    90 Field Regiment RA.

    47 Royal Marine Commando came under command 231 Brigade.

    Phase III.
    231 Brigade protects the right flank while 56 Brigade passes through and continues to advance inland.

    Phase IV.
    231 Brigade continues to protect the right flank, links up with US 1 Division and maintains contact with 56 Brigade.

    Things did not go well on Jig. The weather can be blamed for most of the problems but not all.
    - The Breaching Team LCTs arrived pretty well on time and in the right places but had great difficulty in making usable exits on time.
    - The sea conditions prevented the launching of DD tanks and the LCTs landed them directly onto the beach. They were somewhat delayed.
    - The LCT(A)s carrying the close support Centaurs suffered particularly from the bad weather conditions and only two arrived on time.
    - Strong cross currents carried the assault infantry companies to the east of their objectives.
    - Air bombardment, naval bombardment and field artillery failed to neutralise the beach defences.

    It is a tribute to the planning and training, and to the initiative of junior officers and NCOs on the spot, that the landings on Jig succeeded.

    Mike.
     
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    H Hour (Approximately).

    It was planned that all waves of the assault should approach the beaches from the Lowering Point in columns and then form into lines abreast. On arrival at the Lowering Position the first groups, containing the DD tanks, were to proceed to the DD Launching Position 6,000 yards offshore. Here the LCTs would turn into the wind and the DD tanks would drive down the ramp and its ramp extensions and so into the sea. LCP(L) would be standing by to provide a smoke screen should the LCTs come under fire, and to assist with launching. In the event the Deputy Senior Officer Assault Group G1 in consultation with the senior army officers decided that the sea was too rough to attempt the launching of DD tanks, instead the LCTs would carry them all the way to the beach.

    The revised plan was that the LCTs would form line abreast and be led in by two LCP(L)s equipped for navigation. They carried navigation equipment and an officer from the Combined Operations Pilotage Party. Two LCP(Survey) followed to ensure that the LCTs kept to the correct course.

    Also in this group were the LCP(L) Smoke which would lay a smoke screen if required. Three LCG were to engage shore defences.

    Close behind were two LCS(M) with Forward Observation Officers who were to observe the fall of shot from the self propelled artillery which was to fire on the area behind the beaches during the run in.

    Serials 2400 to 2407 were LCT MkIII carrying DD tanks.
    As with other beaches there is much debate but little hard evidence on the number of DD tanks landed or of their organisation. It does seem that on Jig the DD squadrons each landed nineteen tanks. It is not known which LCT3 carried only four tanks.

    Green West.
    Serial 2000 was an LCT3 carrying
    5 DD tanks and 25 tank crew from ‘B’ Squadron, Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry.

    Serial 2001 was an LCT3 carrying
    5 DD tanks and 25 tank crew from ‘B’ Squadron, Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry.

    Serial 2002 was an LCT3 carrying
    5 DD tanks and 25 tank crew from ‘B’ Squadron, Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry.

    Serial 2003 was an LCT3 carrying
    5 DD tanks and 25 tank crew from ‘B’ Squadron, Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry.


    Green East.
    Serial 2004 was an LCT3 carrying
    5 DD tanks and 25 tank crew from ‘C’ Squadron, Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry.

    Serial 2005 was an LCT3 carrying
    5 DD tanks and 25 tank crew from ‘C’ Squadron, Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry.

    Serial 2006 was an LCT3 carrying
    5 DD tanks and 25 tank crew from ‘C’ Squadron, Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry.

    Serial 2007 was an LCT3 carrying
    5 DD tanks and 25 tank crew from ‘C’ Squadron, Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry.

    Both ‘B’ and ‘C’ Squadrons landed dryshod at about H+10 minutes. On leaving the beach they lined up on the lateral road facing Le Hamel. They were ordered by the Commander 231 Brigade to assist 1 Hampshire Regiment in clearing Le Hamel. Some casualties were incurred in this action.

    Later ‘C’ Squadron supported 1 Dorset Regiment on to the high ground south west of Buhot around Point 54 and then on to the gun positions to the west of it. ‘B’ and ‘C’ squadrons leaguered for the night near Buhot.

    ‘A’ squadron landed at H+90 minutes with normal Sherman 75mm tanks and four 17pdr Firefly.

    Rear link wireless sets from the DD Squadrons, and indeed from the Flails, AVREs and Crocodiles, were netted to the forward infantry battalion nets. Thus the squadron commanders of the DD squadrons could communicate with the Commanding Officers of the infantry battalion that they were supporting. Since the infantry battalions could not use their No18 sets in the landing but used waterproof No46 sets instead, the DD tanks, and other armour, used the No46 set as well.

    There were no liaison officers with the infantry battalion at this stage as it was considered that no liaison was needed until after the landing had taken place.

    Other armour were not all on the same net and could not communicate. There was no liaison between them since their tasks were so various.

    There are numerous examples of infantry being unable to communicate with armour which was next to them, whether they were supposed to be supporting them or not. If the tank was closed down it was very difficult to attract the crew’s attention. Knocking on the turret was hazardous but throwing stones was known to work. Later tanks would have telephones fitted to the rear to allow such communication.
     
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    H Hour.

    It was planned that some distance behind the DD tanks would be a large formation containing the LCTs carrying the AVREs of the Breaching Teams and the LCT(A)s carrying the Centaurs of 1 Royal Marine Armoured Support Regiment. In the event the LCTs carrying the Breaching Teams arrived on time and in good order but only two LCT(A) were on time. This group beached before the DD tanks, which were supposed to be already ashore and giving fire support.

    Serials 2413 to 2420 were Landing Craft Tank (Armoured) carrying Centaur CS tanks of 1 Royal Marine Armoured Support Regiment. In the event it was found that the armour plus the platforms for tanks made the LCT(A) unstable in the rough seas and some turned back, some were late and only two were on time. Porpoise were watertight ammunition sledges which were towed by the Centaurs.

    The plan was that the Royal Marines vehicles would land and the LCT(A) should put back to sea. They would return to land the remainder of the vehicles at H+20 minutes.

    Green West.
    Serial 2013 was a Landing Craft Tank (Armoured) carrying
    2 Centaur and 2 Porpoises with 10 crew from 2 Battery, 1 Royal Marine Armoured Support Regiment.
    5 men from 2 Battery, 1 Royal Marine Armoured Support Regiment.
    The following to land at H+20 minutes.
    1 Carrier Universal with 4 crew from 147 Field Regiment Royal Artillery. Forward Observation Officer.
    1 Crusader 20mm SP AA with 7 crew from 320/93 LAA Battery RA.
    1 Motorcycle with one crew from 320/93 LAA Battery RA. Carried on Crusader 20mm SP.
    1 20mm AA gun from 320/93 Battery RA. Towed by Crusader 20mm SP.
    18 men from 320/93 Battery LAA RA.
    1 M14 halftrack with 5 crew from 73 Field Company RE.

    Serial 2014 was a Landing Craft Tank (Armoured) carrying
    2 Centaur and 2 Porpoises with 10 crew from 2 Battery, 1 Royal Marine Armoured Support Regiment..
    5 men from 2 Battery, 1 Royal Marine Armoured Support Regiment.
    1 Sherman with 5 crew from 2 Battery, 1 Royal Marine Armoured Support Regiment.

    Serial 2015 was a Landing Craft Tank (Armoured) carrying
    2 Centaur and 2 Porpoises with 10 crew from 2 Battery, 1 Royal Marine Armoured Support Regiment.
    5 men from 2 Battery, 1 Royal Marine Armoured Support Regiment.
    The following to land at H+20 minutes.
    1 Carrier Universal with 4 crew from 147 Field Regiment Royal Artillery. Forward Observation Officer.
    1 Crusader 20mm SP AA with 7 crew from 320/93 LAA Battery RA.
    1 Motorcycle with one crew from 320/93 LAA Battery RA. Carried on Crusader 20mm SP.
    1 20mm AA from 320/93 Battery RA. Towed by Crusader 20mm SP.
    18 men from 320/93 LAA Battery RA.
    1 M14 halftrack with 5 crew from 90 Field Company RE.
    This craft did not arrive on D Day.

    Serial 2016 was a Landing Craft Tank (Armoured) carrying
    2 Centaur and 2 Porpoises with 10 crew from 2 Battery, 1 Royal Marine Armoured Support Regiment.
    5 men from 2 Battery, 1 Royal Marine Armoured Support Regiment.
    1 Sherman with 5 crew from 2 Battery, 1 Royal Marine Armoured Support Regiment.
    The following to land at H+20 minutes.
    1 Jeep with 2 crew from 2 Battery, 1 Royal Marine Armoured Support Regiment..
    1 Jeep with 2 crew from 395/120 LAA Battery RA.
    4 men from 395/120 LAA Battery RA.

    Green East.
    Serial 2017 was a Landing Craft Tank (Armoured) carrying
    2 Centaur and 2 Porpoises with 10 crew from 2 Battery, 1 Royal Marine Armoured Support Regiment.
    5 men from 2 Battery, 1 Royal Marine Armoured Support Regiment.
    The following to land at H+20 minutes.
    1 Crusader AA 20mm with 7 crew from 320/93 LAA Battery RA
    1 20mm AA gun from 320/93 LAA Battery RA. Towed by Crusader 20mm SP.
    18 men from 320/93 LAA Battery RA

    Serial 2018 was a Landing Craft Tank (Armoured) carrying
    2 Centaur and 2 Porpoises with 10 crew from 2 Battery, 1 Royal Marine Armoured Support Regiment.
    5 men from 2 Battery, 1 Royal Marine Armoured Support Regiment.
    1 Sherman with 5 crew from 2 Battery, 1 Royal Marine Armoured Support Regiment.

    Serial 2019 was a Landing Craft Tank (Armoured) carrying
    2 Centaur and 2 Porpoises with 10 crew from 2 Battery, 1 Royal Marine Armoured Support Regiment.
    5 men from 2 Battery, 1 Royal Marine Armoured Support Regiment.
    The following to land at H+20 minutes.
    1 Carrier Universal with 4 crew from 90 Field Regiment Royal Artillery. Forward Observation Officer.
    1 Crusader 40mm SP AA with 7 crew from 395/120 LAA Battery RA
    1 40mm AA gun from 395/120 LAA Battery RA. Towed by Crusader 40mm SP.
    14 men from 395/120 LAA Battery RA
    1 Carrier Universal with 3 crew from 90 Field Company RE
    This craft did not arrive on D Day.

    Serial 2020 was a Landing Craft Tank (Armoured) carrying
    2 Centaur and 2 Porpoises with 10 crew from 2 Battery, 1 Royal Marine Armoured Support Regiment.
    5 men from 2 Battery, 1 Royal Marine Armoured Support Regiment.
    1 Sherman with 5 crew from 2 Battery, 1 Royal Marine Armoured Support Regiment.


    Only two of the eight LCT(A) arrived on time. It is not clear which two they were but they landed four Centaurs, a Sherman and a Crusader AA. Since half the craft carried a Sherman and the other half a Crusader this does not narrow the field much. It is known that a further craft landed later with two more Centaurs. Of these vehicles the Sherman was hit and burnt out, the Crusader was bogged down and two of the Centaurs broke down.

    From RE sources it is known that Serials 2015 and 2019 did not arrive on D Day but did arrive later.

    LCT(A) arriving on time were pennant numbers 2233 and 2442. We do not have the means to correlate these with the Serial numbers.

    Since the Crusader AA was landed it seems that the LCT(A) did not return at H+20 minutes but landed their vehicles when the craft first beached.
     
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    Breaching Teams.

    Serials 2025 to 2030 carried 79th Division specialist armour. AVREs were fitted with a variety of devices to suit the particular problems of the beach.

    Each Beach had a Breaching Squadron which consisted of six Sherman Crab Flail tanks and nine AVRE. Each craft carried two Flails and three AVRE. The first vehicle ashore from each craft was a Roly Poly pusher. The Roly Poly was a roll of matting intended to allow the vehicles to land without creating a depression at the end of the ramp and prevent sinking into soft clay which was thought to be present on Gold. It was not a success, largely due to the currents on D Day. An AVRE Bobbin followed in order to lay a track from the end of the Roly Poly to the top of the shore. The next two vehicles were Flails which cleared a path up the beach. An AVRE Fascine then landed and was available to fill in craters and ditches etc.. In addition one craft carried a command tank from either 6 ARRE or Westminster Dragoons, one craft carried a D7 armoured dozer and one was intended to carry a SBG bridge but this was damaged while loading and was left behind.

    Green West.
    Lane 1.
    Serial 2025 was a Landing Craft Tank MkIV carrying
    2 Sherman Crab Flails with 10 crew from ‘B’ Squadron, Westminster Dragoons.
    1 AVRE Roly Poly pusher and 6 crew from 82 Squadron, 6 ARRE.
    1 AVRE with Bobbin and 6 crew from 82 Squadron, 6ARRE.
    1 AVRE General Purpose with 6 crew from 82 Squadron, 6ARRE. (SBG carrier without bridge).
    1 D7 Armoured Angledozer with 3 crew from 149 Assault Park Squadron RE. For Clearance Team.
    25 men from 73 Field Company RE with 2 airborne trailers and two folding boats. Clearance Team.

    Lane 1 failed completely. The Roly Poly failed to run straight off the ramp and landed in a crater. The Roly Poly pusher AVRE could neither push the carpet or climb over it. In trying to reverse the gear jammed in neutral. The AVRE flooded and was abandoned. The remaining vehicles and personnel could not get off the craft. The LCT came under fire from the battery at Le Hamel and a direct hit was scored on the bridge and engine room. The LCT was now disabled and drifted until low tide. The vehicles did manage to land at 1330 and the Bobbin AVRE laid its carpet on the instructions of Officer Commanding 73 Field Company. The AVRE listed as General Purpose was in fact a SBG which had damaged its bridge before embarking and left it behind. It also assisted in beach clearance.


    Lane 2.
    Serial 2026 was a Landing Craft Tank MkIV carrying
    2 Sherman Crab Flails with 10 crew from ‘B’ Squadron, Westminster Dragoons
    1 AVRE Roly Poly pusher with 6 crew from 82 Squadron, 6ARRE
    1 AVRE with Bobbin and 6 crew from 82 Squadron, 6ARRE
    1 AVRE and 6 crew from 82 Squadron, 6ARRE (Squadron Commander)
    1 AVRE with Fascine and 6 crew from 82 Squadron, 6ARRE
    25 men from 73 Field Company RE with 2 airborne trailers and two folding boats. Clearance Team.

    Lane 2 failed. The LCT landed in the wrong place, to the east of lane 3. The Roly Poly failed to unroll correctly and the pusher climbed over it. It then advanced to the high water mark and allowed the flails to pass. The Bobbin AVRE advanced up the beach but did not need to lay its carpet. It tried to jettison the bobbin but the charges did not blow correctly and new charges had to be fixed and blown by hand. The flails crossed the beach and moved inland but one bogged down and the other was immobilised by a mine. The Fascine AVRE moved up the beach and was ordered to Lane 1 but was unable to identify it and returned to Lane 3 where it broke down under fire and was abandoned. The Major commanding the squadron was killed in his AVRE soon after disembarking. The Bobbin AVRE was ordered to carry the Major commanding beach group engineers to visit the other lanes and then to recover AVREs stuck in clay until it bogged itself.


    Lane 3.
    Serial 2027 was a Landing Craft Tank MkIV carrying
    2 Sherman Crab Flails with 10 crew from ‘B’ Squadron, Westminster Dragoons.
    1 AVRE Roly Poly pusher and 6 crew from 82 Squadron, 6ARRE
    1 AVRE with Bobbin and 6 crew from 82 Squadron, 6ARRE
    1 AVRE with Fascine with 6 crew from 82 Squadron, 6ARRE
    27 men from 73 Field Company RE with 2 airborne trailers and two folding boats. Clearance Team.

    Lane 3 was successful until the lane was blocked by a Flail disabled by a mine. The Roly Poly rolled down the ramp but failed to unroll further and the pusher AVRE climbed over it. All the following vehicles drove round the Roly Poly. The Pusher and Bobbin crossed he beach without problems and the bobbin was not needed. The Crab flails followed and flailed 200 yards up to the lateral road. One flail hit a mine which caused the following AVRE to leave the cleared lane to pass it. The pusher AVRE hit a mine which damaged two bogies and four track plates and breaking the track. This blocked the lane and attracted enemy fire. Divisional engineers arrived to clear mines by hand and widen the lane. The lane was reopened at 0840. The bobbin AVRE stood by at the high water mark in case it was needed. The AVRE settled into the sand or clay and had to jettison the bobbin before being towed out. The Fascine AVRE waited at the beach exit until it was called forward to tow the disabled pusher. It came under gunfire which killed the commander and dislodged the fascine bundles which fell under the tracks and caused the AVRE to topple over.

    At the end of the assault period none of the exits were in operation. This meant congestion on the beaches and delays in subsequent landings and thus movement inland.

    Green East.

    Lane 4.
    Serial 2028 was a Landing Craft Tank MkIV carrying
    2 Sherman Crab Flails with 10 crew from ‘B’ Squadron, Westminster Dragoons.
    1 AVRE Roly Poly pusher and 6 crew from 82 Squadron, 6ARRE
    1 AVRE with Bobbin and 6 crew from 82 Squadron, 6ARRE
    2 AVRE with Fascine with 12 crew from 82 Squadron, 6ARRE
    1 D4 Bulldozerdozer with 3 crew from 235 Field Park Squadron RE. For Clearance Team
    27 men from 73 Field Company RE with 2 airborne trailers and two folding boats. Clearance Team.

    Lane 4 failed. The LCT landed some 300 yards east of its planned position. The Roly Poly unrolled but in a curve due to the current. The Roly Poly and Bobbin crossed the beach without difficulty but the flails bogged down. The two Fascine AVREs crossed the beach and waited to be called forward. Eventually they went forward to drop fascines in a ditch which was holding up the armour. They then remained to assist by maintaining the road and towing vehicles in difficulty until the Field Company took over some four hours later.


    Lane 5.
    Serial 2029 was a Landing Craft Tank MkIV carrying
    2 Sherman Crab Flails with 10 crew from ‘B’ Squadron, Westminster Dragoons
    1 Sherman Crab Flail with 5 crew from ‘B’ Squadron, Westminster Dragoons (Squadron Commander)
    1 AVRE Roly Poly pusher and 6 crew from 82 Squadron, 6ARRE
    1 AVRE with Bobbin and 6 crew from 82 Squadron, 6ARRE
    1 AVRE with Fascine and 6 crew from 82 Squadron, 6ARRE
    27 men from 73 Field Company RE with 2 airborne trailers and two folding boats. Clearance Team.

    Lane 5 was successful. The LCT landed out of station right next to serial 2030 on the extreme left. There was no report of problems with the Roly Poly. The Bobbin AVRE advanced up the beach without laying its carpet and then retained the bobbin in case of need. It returned to assist with beach clearance. It then struck a clay patch under water and could not pull out. The rising tide swamped the AVRE and it had to be abandoned, later being rammed by an LCT. The crew assisted with laying chespaling on the lane. The fascine was laid in a crater in the roadway. The flails quickly cleared a lane and then cleared the lateral road. One Crab was hit and burnt out.


    Lane 6.
    Serial 2030 was a Landing Craft Tank MkIV carrying
    2 Sherman Crab Flails with 10 crew from ‘B’ Squadron, Westminster Dragoons
    1 AVRE Roly Poly pusher and 6 crew from 82 Squadron, 6ARRE
    1 AVRE with Bobbin and 6 crew from 82 Squadron, 6ARRE
    1 AVRE with Fascine and 6 crew from 82 Squadron, 6ARRE
    1 D7 Armoured Angledozer with 3 crew from 149 Assault Park Squadron RE
    25 men from 73 Field Company RE with 2 airborne trailers and two folding boats. Clearance Team.

    Lane 6 was successful. The LCT landed on the extreme left of Jig Green. next to serial 2029. The ramp was not lowered fully and when the Roly Poly was launched it fell under the end of the ramp and the pusher drove over it. The pusher AVRE advanced up the beach until it reached a patch of clay and called up the Bobbin AVRE. The bobbin was laid perfectly. The Bobbin AVRE continued to the top of the beach, jettisoned its bobbin and returned to assist with beach clearance. The flails and the pusher AVRE crossed the carpet and the flails cleared a lane inland to the lateral road and then turned right and engaged enemy positions near Meuvaine. The pusher AVRE released green smoke to mark the beach exit. The Fascine AVRE was delayed in landing and then damaged the pins holding the fascine. It was ordered to advance down lane 5 but dropped its load when the retaining pins failed. The commander blew the bindings and spread the chespaling over the road surface which was deteriorating.

    Only Lane 6 was open on time, although Lane 5 opened later.
     
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    73 Field Company RE. Beach Group.
    Land at H Hour from six LCTs carrying Breaching Teams. Their task was to clear beach obstacles below the high water mark.

    The company was divided into six craft loads, one for each lane and were carried one per LCT carrying the Breaching Teams.

    The three platoons each landed in two parties, each of 25 men with two handcarts and two Folding Boats loaded with equipment and explosives. Each party contained two men who were responsible for the Roly Poly on the LCT, and were given the humorous title of ‘Roly Poly men’.

    No1 Platoon.
    Serial 2025. 27 men with two handcarts and two Folding Boats. Platoon Officer, half platoon plus two runners.
    Serial 2026. 25 men with two handcarts and two Folding Boats. Platoon serjeant and half platoon.
    No 2 Platoon.
    Serial 2027. 27 men with two handcarts and two Folding Boats. Platoon Officer, half platoon plus two runners.
    Serial 2028..25 men with two handcarts and two Folding Boats. Platoon serjeant and half platoon.
    No3 Platoon.
    Serial 2029. 27 men with two handcarts and two Folding Boats. Commanding Officer, Reconnaissance Officer, half platoon under platoon serjeant plus a runner.
    Serial 2030. 25 men with two handcarts and two Folding Boats. Platoon Officer and half platoon.

    One M14 Halftrack and five men were to land at H Hour from LCT(A). It is not thought that they actually arrived. This was unfortunate as it would be the Company Headquarters vehicle with wireless sets. The Commanding Officer did land with No 3 Platoon and set up a Report Centre between the two beaches.

    73 Field Company had a troop from 82 Squadron ARE which remained on the beach to assist with clearance. The company also had three bulldozers to assist.

    The handcarts were difficult to manage in the surf but were waterproof and seem to have made it up the beach. Most seem to have needed four men rather than the planned two. The Folding Boats were to have been shackled to the last AVRE and be towed ashore by it. They were not a success. Some were left behind when the towing cable parted due to sudden movement of the AVRE. Some actually tore in half or the bows, connected to the AVRE, parted from the rest of the boat. Some were swamped, overturned or damaged in the surf and current.

    The Landing Craft Obstacle Clearance Units were under the command of 280 Field Company. They landed with their own LCAs which approached the shore behind the centre LCT for each beach.

    It was planned that beach obstacles would be dealt with by demolition. Each man carried two 3lb charges and was to attach these to the obstacles nearest to the water, with LCOCU personnel attaching charges in water too deep for the sappers. At a given signal all men were to pull the igniters and take cover. The teams would then decide further actions in the light of the circumstances at the time. These worked well and two 200 yard gaps were cleared before the rising tide prevented further work.
     
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    H + 7 minutes.

    The 4 assault companies land, 2 companies from 1 Dorset Regiment and 2 companies from 1 Hampshire Regiment.

    Note:
    We do not have the exact composition of the assault companies. Evidence from other beaches suggests that the numbers given include pioneers, signallers and stretcher bearers from Headquarters Company.

    Green West
    Serials 2035 to 2044 were 10 LCAs from LSI(L) G64 Empire Crossbow carrying
    276 men from ‘A’ and ‘B’ Companies, 1 Hampshire Regiment.
    25 men from 295 Field Company RE. Includes Reconnaissance Party.
    2 men from 147 Field Regiment RA.
    6 men from 50 Division Provost Company

    1 Hampshire Regiment did not land in the correct place. They should have landed on Jig Green West and assault their initial objective, strongpoint WN37 at Le Hamel. They actually landed on Jig Green East, opposite WN36 which was supposed to be the objective of 1 Dorset Regiment. The DD tanks of Nottinghamshire Yeomanry should have been ashore to give support but they did not land until later. (See separate account below).

    Green East
    Serials 2045 to 2054 were 10 LCAs from LSI(L) G62 Empire Spearhead carrying
    290 men from ‘A’ and ‘B’ Companies, 1 Dorset Regiment.
    25 men from 295 Field Company RE. Includes Reconnaissance Party.
    6 men from 50 Division Provost Company

    1 Dorset Regiment did not land in the correct place. They should have land opposite strongpoint WN36 but the LCAs were carried eastwards by the current and actually landed on Jig Red instead of on Jig Green East. No DD tanks were ashore when they landed.
    - ‘A’ Company landed at 0725 and pushed forward to the line of the lateral road without opposition. They did suffer from shell and mortar fire and the Officer Commanding and CSM were both wounded.
    - ‘B’ Company landed to the left and also met shell and mortar fire. They advance slowly inland and reached Les Roquettes at 0915.
    - By that time ‘C’ Company had already arrived at Les Roquettes, having landed behind ‘A’ Company at 0745 and met no opposition.
    - ‘D’ Company landed behind ‘B’ Company at 0750 and met heavy shell and mortar fire which caused many casualties. One LCA also hit a mined beach obstacle, causing more casualties.

    Officer casualties were particularly heavy with four being killed and ten wounded. Total casualties for D Day were 128.


    295 Field Company RE provided assault demolition teams and mine clearance teams for the battalions, one of each team for each infantry company.

    50 Division Provost Company landed personnel for beach control.
     
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    1 Hampshire Regiment.

    From the account written by Major, Officer Commanding ‘C’ Company who assumed command of the battalion when the Commanding Officer became a casualty.

    During the last half mile of the run in there was mortar and light artillery fire landing in the sea. In the last 100 yards small arms fire could be heard striking and passing over the LCAs but at this time most fire was being directed at the beach where ‘A’ and ‘B’ Companies had already landed. The LCAs grounded on a runnel some thirty yards from the waters edge and the men landed in water well up their thighs. Small arms, machine guns and mortars caused some casualties.

    A platoon of ‘A’ Company could be seen attacking pill boxes in the dunes at the edge of Les Roquettes. The Second in Command, ‘A’ Company reported that his other two platoons were working their way towards Le Hamel against stiff opposition.

    Heavy machine gun and mortar fire from along the beach soon made movement impossible. A stationary Flail on the beach was persuaded to use its 75mm gun against the hospital building in Le Hamel, from where much of the fire seemed to be coming. It was then possible to move along the beach towards Le Hamel, though not without casualties. When the Flail was hit and burnt the heavy machine gun fire resumed and the advance again halted. As fire was coming from several positions it was clear that fire support would be necessary. This proved difficult:
    - The mortar platoon was unable to set up its mortars.
    - Tanks were not available.
    - The Forward Observer Bombardment was a casualty and warships could not be contacted.
    - The Forward Observation Officer was a casualty and SP field artillery could not be contacted.

    At this point a runner arrived to say that the Commanding Officer had been wounded twice and was unable to continue in command. The Officer Commanding Support Company had assumed command until the Officer Commanding ‘C’ Company could take over. We now get an idea what it was like to try to command a battalion through the fog of battle.
    - Officer Commanding ‘C’ Company was to hand over to the battalion Second in Command when he landed from the LCH. In the meantime there was no wireless communication with the LCH. (When the Second in Command did land he was immediately killed by a sniper).
    - Wireless communication with ‘A’ and ‘B’ Company was also lost.
    - Wireless communication with ‘D’ Company was only possible through the Forward Observation Officer working with them.
    - The Battery Commander of the SP regiment supporting the battalion had become a casualty and so the Forward Observation Officer with ‘D’ Company moved to battalion headquarters to replace him.

    The lack of communication meant that information was scarce. In fact the situation was:
    - ‘A’ Company was held up on the beach and trying to move along to Le Hamel
    - ‘B’ Company had met with less opposition and had moved to Asnelles according to plan.
    - ‘C’ Company was held up on the beach.
    - ‘D’ Company had landed well to the east and was following ‘B’ Company to Asnelles.
    - The mortar platoon was thought to be on the way to Asnelles and could not be contacted to give support to the companies held up on the beach.

    The battle for Le Hamel continued with ‘A’ and ‘B’ Companies fighting their way inland to Asnelles, attacking Le Hamel from the rear and then gradually clearing the opposition. It would not be clear until 1600 hours, well behind schedule. In the meantime ‘C’ and ‘D’ Companies had moved round to the south of Le Hamel and attacked the strongpoints to the west. ‘C’ Company cleared WN 38, with the aid of AVRE. Opposition here was stiff but the AVREs demolished the fortified buildings, allowing the infantry to move in. ‘D’ Company cleared WN 39 near Arromanches and then moved on to the Radar Station. Opposition here was light.

    The main defence at Le Hamel was the building called the hospital in the above account. it was in fact a sanatorium which had been fortified.
     
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    H + 20 minutes

    The remaining companies and headquarters of assault battalions land.

    Green West
    Serials 2060 to 2069 were 10 LCAs from LSI(L) G63 Empire Arquebus carrying two companies 1 Hampshire Regiment
    256 men from 1 Hampshire Regiment. Includes Battalion Headquarters, Unit Landing Officers party and six 3” mortars.
    29 men from 295 Field Company RE. Company Command, Platoon Headquarters and one section.
    16 men from 147 Field Regiment RA. Battery Command and Commanding Officers Group with two 22
    sets, Unit Landing Officer and two Forward Observation Officers parties.
    4 men from 90 Field Regiment RA. Forward Observation Officer.
    9 men from 200 Field Ambulance RAMC.
    3 men from 2 Devonshire Regiment
    1 man from Headquarters 231 Infantry Brigade
    2 men from ‘Q’ Commando RN. Assistant Beach Master
    1 man from 36 Beach Group. Movement Control for beach exits

    Serials 2070 to 2074 were 5 LCAs from LSI(L) G64 Empire Crossbow carrying a company 1 Dorset Regiment.
    126 men from 1 Dorset Regiment. Includes three 3” Mortars.
    14 men from 295 Field Company RE. Platoon Headquarters and a half section plus space for stores.
    8 men from 90 Field Regiment RA. Unit Landing Officer and Forward Observation Officer parties.
    9 men from 200 Field Ambulance RAMC
    1 man from Headquarters 231 Infantry Brigade
    2 men from ‘Q’ Commando RN. Assistant Beach Masters party.
    2 men from 36 Beach Group. Movement Control for beach exits.

    Serials 2075 to 2079 were 5 LCAs from LSI(L) G62 Empire Spearhead carrying company 1 Dorset Regiment
    126 men from 1 Dorset Regiment. Includes Battalion Headquarters, Unit Landing Officer and three 3”
    mortars.
    14 men from 295 Field Company RE
    7 men with 2 handcarts from 90 Field Regiment RA. Includes Commanding Officer and Forward Observation Officers party.
    3 men from 90 Field Regiment Signals Section
    8 men from 147 Field Regiment RA. Forward Observation Officer.

    Each of these companies landed with three 3” mortars which were presumably carried by their crews as there is no mention of handcarts. These must have been difficult to manage in the surf ad across the sandy beach. Each company was accompanied by a half section of field engineers, a Forward Observation Officer RA and 9 men from 200 Field Ambulance.

    Also landing were personnel from 10 Beach Group. These were the Assistant Beach Masters from ‘Q’ Commando RN who would be responsible for the beach below high water mark.

    While I Corps used officers from the Reconnaissance Regiment and Machine Gun Regiment for Exit Control XXX Corps were fortunate in having 36 Beach Group which had experience of landings in the Mediterranean. The Movement Control officers from this group provided exit control staff.
     
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    Landing about H + 30 minutes.
    Principal Beachmasters and Beach Group Headquarters.
    A detailed account of the Beach Group activities is given later under ‘Developing the Beach’.

    Green West
    Serials 2083 and 2084 were 2 LCAs from LSI(L) G63 Empire Arquebus
    20 men from ‘Q’ Commando RN. Beachmaster and party.
    4 men from 7 RN Beach Signals Section.
    14 men and 2 handcarts from 6 Border Regiment. Beach Group. Company Command.
    14 men from 90 Field Company RE. Includes Platoon Command.
    3 men from 21 Beach Signals
    3 men from 243 Provost Company

    Green East
    Serials 2085 and 2086 were 2 LCAs from LSI(L) G63 Empire Arquebus
    20 men from ‘Q’ Commando RN. Principal Beachmaster and party.
    4 men from 7 RN Beach Signals Section.
    14 men and 2 handcarts from 6 Border Regiment. Beach Group. Company Command.
    14 men from 90 Field Company RE. Includes Platoon Command.
    3 men from 21 Beach Signals
    3 men from 243 Provost Company


    Landing at about H + 25 minutes at the discretion of Battalion Commanding Officer.

    Green West.
    Serial 2090 was an LCM from LSI(L) G63 Empire Arquebus. Battalion Headquarters, 1 Hampshire Regiment.
    2 Jeeps with 2 crew from 1 Hampshire Regiment
    8 men from 1 Hampshire Regiment
    2 men from 61 Reconnaissance Regiment
    3 men from Forward Observer Bombardment Unit
    1 man from 231 Infantry Brigade Signals
    6 men from 147 Field Regiment RA

    Green East.
    Serial 2091 was an LCM from LSI(L) G62 Empire Spearhead. Battalion Headquarters 1 Dorset Regiment.
    1 Jeep with 1 crew from 1 Dorset Regiment
    1 Carrier Universal with 1 crew from 1 Dorset Regiment
    9 men from 1 Dorset Regiment
    7 men with 2 handcarts from 21 Beach Signals
    2 men from 61 Reconnaissance Regiment
    3 men from Forward Observer Bombardment Unit
    1 man from 231 Infantry Brigade Signals

    Landing at Naval Discretion.
    Green West.
    LCH carrying Second in Command 1 Hampshire Regiment, Military Landing Officer, Artillery Representative and Deputy Senior Officer Assault Group (RN Beach Party).
    2 men from 1 Hampshire Regiment. Second in Command. Army Advisor to RN.
    3 men from 147 Field Regiment RA. RA Advisor to RN plus 22 set.
    10 men and a handcart from 7 RN Beach Signal Section.
    20 men from ‘Q’ RN Commando.
    5 men from Detachment Movement Control Pool 21 Army Group. Assistant Military Landing Officer for 231 Brigade.

    Green East
    LCH carrying Second in Command 1 Dorset Regiment, Beach Group Command, Artillery Representative, DD Tank Advisor and Deputy Senior Officer Assault Group (RN Beach Party).
    2 men from 1 Dorset Regiment. Second in Command. Army Advisor to RN.
    3 men from 90 Field Regiment RA. RA Advisor to RN plus 22 set.
    10 men and a handcart from 7 RN Beach Signal Section.
    16 men from ‘Q’ RN Commando.
    4 men from Detachment Movement Control Pool 21 Army Group. Assistant Military Landing Officer for 231 Brigade.
    1 man from 21 Beach Signal Section. Signaller and 46 set for Beach Group Commander on Brigade ‘A’ Wave.
    2 men from 6 Border Regiment. Commanding Officer/ Commander 10 Beach Group and batman.
    3 men from Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry. DD Advisor to RN.
     
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    H + 35 Minutes.

    Green West
    Serial 2094 was an LCT III carrying a duplicate Battalion Headquarters 1 Hampshire Regiment plus specialist equipment
    2 men from 61 Reconnaissance Regiment. Contact Detachment.
    20 men from 1 Hampshire Regiment. Duplicate Battalion Headquarters personnel.
    3 men and a handcart from 231 Brigade Headquarters Signals.
    10 men from 2 Devonshire Regiment. Battalion Assembly Area party.
    1 D7 Armoured Bulldozer and Freuhauf Trailer with 3 crew from 235 Field Park Company RE.
    2 Churchill Crocodile and trailer with 12 crew from 141 RAC
    10 men from 200 Field Ambulance RAMC
    1 man from 69 Field Company RE


    Serial 2096 was an LCT III carrying a duplicate Battalion Headquarters 1 Dorset Regiment plus specialist equipment
    2 men from 61 Reconnaissance Regiment. Contact Detachment.
    15 men from 1 Dorset Regiment. Duplicate Battalion Headquarters personnel.
    3 men and a handcart from 231 Brigade Headquarters Signals
    2 men from Headquarters 231 Brigade
    4 men from 231 Brigade LAD REME
    7 men and two handcarts from 21 Beach Signals
    1 D7 Armoured Bulldozer and Freuhauf Trailer with 3 crew from 235 Field Park Company RE
    1 TD9 Bulldozer and Freuhauf Trailer with 3 crew from 235 Field Park Company RE
    1 Churchill Crocodile and trailer with 6 crew from 141 RAC
    4 Airborne motorcycles with 4 crew from 50 Division Provost Company
    13 men from 200 Field Ambulance RAMC
    1 man from 69 Field Company RE
     
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    H + 45 Minutes.

    The reserve battalion starts to land.
    Green West
    Serials 2100 to 2109 were 10 LCAs from LSI(L) G61 Glenroy carrying two companies 2 Devon Regiment.
    259 men from 2 Devon Regiment. With 4 X 3” mortars.
    27 men from 295 Field Company RE. Plus 11 spaces for stores.
    17 men from 50 Division Provost Company.


    H + 55 Minutes

    Green West
    Serials 2116 to 2117 were 10 LCAs from LSI(L) G61Glenroy carrying two companies 2 Devon Regiment.
    253 men from 2 Devon Regiment. Including Battalion Headquarters and 2 3” mortars.
    31 men from 295 Field Company RE. Plus 11 spaces for stores.
    3 men and a handcart from 231 Brigade Signals.
    4 men from 147 Field Regiment RA. Including Troop Commander.
    4 men from 90 Field Regiment RA. Including Battery Commander.
    19 men from 200 Field Ambulance.
    2 men from ‘C’ MMG Company 2 Cheshire Regiment. Company Commander.

    LCA from LSI(L) G63 Empire Arquebus carrying
    4 men from 7 RN Signals
    3 men from 21 Beach Signal Section
    20 men from 90 Field Company RE
    4 men from ‘C’ MMG Company 2 Cheshire Regiment

    LCM from LSI(L) G61 Glenroy carrying
    1 jeep with 2 crew from 61 Reconnaissance Regiment
    1 jeep with 2 crew from 2 Devon Regiment
    15 men from 2 Devon Regiment
    4 men from Forward Observer Bombardment Unit
    1 man from 231 Brigade Signals RS
    1 man from 47 Royal Marine Commando
    4 men from 50 Division Provost Company
     
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    H + 60 minutes.
    Green West.
    Headquarters 231 Brigade will land.
    A frigate acting as Landing Ship Headquarters (Small) has been carrying Headquarters 231 Brigade and its signals section. This headquarters has operated from the ship but will now land using an accompanying LCM.

    Serial 2130 was LSH(S)
    7 men from Headquarters 231 Brigade
    2 men from 231 Brigade Signals RS
    3 men from 147 Field Regiment RA
    3 men from 86 Field Regiment Signal Section RS
    1 man from Tactical Headquarters Commander RA
    3 men from Forward Observation Bombardment Unit
    2 men Headquarters Commander RE
    2 men from 99/102 AT Battery RA
    1 man from Headquarters 151 Brigade. Liaison Officer.

    An LCM loaded with vehicles for the headquarters will collect and land the personnel from LSH(S) above.
    LCM from LSI(L) G64 Empire Crossbow carrying
    1 Carrier Universal with 4 crew from 231 Brigade Signals RS
    1 Jeep with two men from 231 Brigade Signals RS
    1 man from 231 Brigade Signals RS
    2 men from Headquarters Commander RE
    2 men from 147 Field Regiment RA.
    2 men from 61 Reconnaissance Regiment. Contact Detachment.


    Also landing are the advanced headquarters of the Follow Up Brigade and artillery observation parties.
    LCM from LSI(L) G61 Glenroy carrying
    2 Jeeps with 2 crew from 56 Brigade Headquarters
    8 men and 2 handcarts from 56 Brigade Headquarters


    Artillery Observation parties have been operating from LCS(M)s and Motor Launches.
    Serial 2131 was a LCS(M) from LSI(L) G61 Glenroy which will land
    4 men and a handcart from 147 Field Regiment RA

    Serial 2132 was a Motor Launch which will land
    4 men from 147 Field Regiment RA

    Serial 2133 was a LCS(M) from LSI(L) G61 Glenroy which will land
    4 men and a handcart from 147 Field Regiment RA

    Serial 2134 was a LCS(M) from LSI(L) G62 Empire Spearhead which will land
    4 men and a handcart from 147 Field Regiment RA

    Serial 2135 was a Motor Launch which will land
    4 men from 90 Field Regiment RA

    Serial 2136 was a LCS(M) from LSI(L) G62 Empire Spearhead which will land
    4 men and a handcart from 90 Field Regiment RA


    Green East.
    Priority vehicles and artillery will land.
    Some of the Headquarters and Signals vehicles are for the use of Headquarters and RA personnel landing from above headquarters craft.
    The Landing Table has been presented in two forms, first by craft load and second by unit.

    Three LCT IV land carrying vehicles for 231 Brigade.
    Serial 2137 is an LCT IV carrying
    1 Jeep and trailer with 4 crew from RN Commando Q
    1 Jeep with 2 crew from 90 Field Regiment Signal Section RS
    1 M14 Halftrack with 4 crew from 90 Field Regiment Signal Section RS
    2 Carrier Universal with 11 crew from ‘C’ MMG Company 2 Cheshire Regiment.
    1 Motorcycle with 1 crew from ‘C’ (MG) Company 2 Cheshire Regiment
    2 Carrier Universal towing 6pdr anti tank guns with 4 crew from 1 Dorset Regiment
    8 men from 1 Dorset Regiment
    1 Sherman OP tank with 7 crew from 90 Field Regiment RA
    4 men from 90 Field Regiment RA
    2 D7 Bulldozer with 6 crew from 51 Mechanical Equipment Section RE. For Priority Track.
    2 Freuhauf Trailers from 51 Mechanical Equipment Section RE. Carry material for Priority Track. Towed by D7s.
    2 Carrier Mortar (3”) with 8 crew from 7 Green Howards
    20 men and 3 handcarts from 90 Field Company RE. To work with dozers on Priority Track

    Serial 2138 is an LCT IV carrying
    3 Carrier Universal with 8 crew from 1 Dorset Regiment
    2 Carrier Universal towing 6pdr anti tank guns with 8 crew from 1 Dorset Regiment
    2 Carrier Mortar (3”) with 8 crew from 1 Dorset Regiment
    14 men from I Dorset Regiment
    1 M14 Halftrack with 1 crew from 231 Brigade Signals. Plus 2 men from 1 Dorset Regiment.
    1 Motorcycle with 1 crew from 231 Brigade Signals. Carried on M14 above.
    1 M14 Halftrack with 3 crew from 147 Field Regiment Signal Section RS
    1 M14 Halftrack with 3 crew from 147 Field Regiment RA
    2 D7 Bulldozer with 6 crew from 51 Mechanical Equipment Section RE. For Priority Track
    2 Freuhauf Trailers from 51 Mechanical Equipment Section RE. Carry material for Priority Track. Towed by D7s.
    1 M14 Halftrack with 5 crew from 90 Field Regiment Signal Section RS.
    20 men and 2 handcarts from 90 Field Company RE. To work with dozers on Priority Track.

    Serial 2139 is an LCT IV carrying
    1 Jeep and trailer with 2 crew from 1 Dorset Regiment
    1 Jeep with 3 crew from 147 Field Regiment Signal Section RS
    1 M14 Halftrack with 6 crew from 147 Field Regiment Signal Section RS
    3 Carrier Universal with 6 crew from 1 Dorset Regiment
    2 Carrier Universal towing 6pdr anti tank guns with 4 crew from 1 Dorset Regiment
    2 Carrier Mortar (3”) with 6 crew from 1 Dorset Regiment
    12 men from I Dorset Regiment
    1 D7 Bulldozer with 3 crew from 51 Mechanical Equipment Section RE. To work on Priority Track.
    2 Freuhauf Trailers from 51 Mechanical Equipment Section RE. Carry material for Priority Track. Towed by D7s.
    2 Carrier Mortar (4.2”) and trailer with 8 crew from Heavy Mortar Platoon 2 Cheshire Regiment.
    1 Motorcycle with 1 crew from Heavy Mortar Platoon 2 Cheshire Regiment
    1 Carrier Universal with 5 crew from 288/102 Anti Tank Battery RA
    1 Sherman OP tank with 9 crew from 147 Field Regiment RA
    20 men and 2 handcarts from 90 Field Company RE. To work with dozers on Priority Track.

    By unit.
    231 Brigade Signals.
    1 M14 Halftrack with 1 crew. Plus 2 men from 1 Dorset Regiment.
    1 Motorcycle with 1 crew. Carried on M14 above.

    2 Cheshire Regiment.
    ‘C’ MMG Company.
    2 Carrier Universal with 11 crew.
    1 Motorcycle with 1 crew.
    Heavy Mortar Platoon
    2 Carrier Mortar (4.2”) and trailer with 8 crew.
    1 Motorcycle with 1 crew.

    1 Dorset Regiment
    6 Carrier Universal towing 6pdr anti tank guns with 16 crew.
    6 Carrier Universal with 14 crew.
    4 Carrier Mortar (3”) with 14 crew.
    1 Jeep and trailer with 2 crew
    34 men
    7 Green Howards
    2 Carrier Mortar (3”) with 8 crew.

    288/102 Anti Tank Battery RA.
    1 Carrier Universal with 5 crew.
    90 Field Regiment RA
    1 Sherman OP tank with 7 crew.
    4 men.
    90 Field Regiment Signal Section RS.
    1 Jeep with 2 crew.
    2 M14 Halftrack with 9 crew.
    147 Field Regiment RA
    1 M14 Halftrack with 3 crew.
    147 Field Regiment Signal Section RS
    1 Jeep with 3 crew.
    2 M14 Halftrack with 9 crew.
    1 Sherman OP tank with 9 crew.

    51 Mechanical Equipment Section RE.
    6 D7 Bulldozer with 18 crew. For Priority Track.
    6 Freuhauf Trailers. Carry material for Priority Track. Towed by D7s.
    90 Field Company RE.
    260 men and 7 handcarts. To work with dozers on Priority Track

    RN Commando ‘Q’.
    1 Jeep and trailer with 4 crew.


    Six LCT IV carry vehicles of the Field Artillery Regiments.
    2140 is an LCT IV carrying
    2 Carrier Universal from 147 Field Regiment RA
    2 M14 Halftracks from 147 Field Regiment RA
    4 Ram SP 25pr from 147 Field Regiment RA
    2 Sherman OP tanks from 147 Field Regiment RA
    1 Jeep from 147 Field Regiment RA
    5 Motorcycle from 147 Field Regiment RA
    63 men from 147 Field Regiment RA. Includes 3 Officers.
    2 men from 1 Royal Marine SP Regiment
    1 Jeep with 2 crew from Forward Observation Bombardment Party. For 1 Dorset Regiment.
    4 men and an airborne trailer from 4 Survey Regiment
    1 man from 69 Field Company RE

    Serial 2141 is an LCT IV carrying
    2 Carrier Universal from 147 Field Regiment RA
    2 M14 Halftracks from 147 Field Regiment RA
    4 Ram SP 25pr from 147 Field Regiment RA
    1 Sherman OP tanks from 147 Field Regiment RA
    1 Jeep from 147 Field Regiment RA
    5 Motorcycle from 147 Field Regiment RA
    60 men from 147 Field Regiment RA. Includes 4 Officers.
    1 Jeep and trailer with 4 crew from 147 Field Regiment Signals RS
    4 men and an airborne trailer from 4 Survey Regiment
    1 Sherman tank with 5 crew from Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry
    1 man from 69 Field Company RE

    Serial 2142 is an LCT IV carrying
    2 Carrier Universal from 147 Field Regiment RA
    2 M14 Halftracks from 147 Field Regiment RA
    4 Ram SP 25pr from 147 Field Regiment RA
    2 Sherman OP tanks from 147 Field Regiment RA
    1 Jeep from 147 Field Regiment RA
    3 Motorcycle from 147 Field Regiment RA
    64 men from 147 Field Regiment RA. Includes 7 Officers.
    1 Jeep and trailer with 3 crew from 147 Field Regiment Signals RS
    6 men and an airborne trailer from 4 Survey Regiment
    1 man from 69 Field Company RE
    1man from Headquarters CRE 104 Beach Sub Area.

    2143 is an LCT IV carrying
    2 Carrier Universal from 90 Field Regiment RA
    2 M14 Halftracks from 90 Field Regiment RA
    4 Ram SP 25pr from 90 Field Regiment RA
    2 Sherman OP tanks from 90 Field Regiment RA
    5 Motorcycle from 90 Field Regiment RA
    60 men from 90 Field Regiment RA. Includes 2 Officers.
    1 Jeep with 3 crew from Forward Observation Bombardment Party. For 1 Hampshire Regiment.
    1 Jeep with 3 crew from 288/102 Anti Tank Battery RA
    1 Jeep with 2 crew from Headquarters 231 Brigade
    1 man from 69 Field Company RE

    2144 is an LCT IV carrying
    2 Carrier Universal from 90 Field Regiment RA
    2 M14 Halftracks from 90 Field Regiment RA
    4 Ram SP 25pr from 90 Field Regiment RA
    2 Sherman OP tanks from 90 Field Regiment RA
    1 Jeep from 90 Field Regiment RA
    5 Motorcycle from 90 Field Regiment RA
    60 men from 90 Field Regiment RA. Includes 4 Officers.
    1 Jeep and trailer with 4 crew from 90 Field Regiment Signals RS. Trailer belongs to 90 Field Regiment.
    1 Jeep with 2 crew from Headquarters 231 Brigade
    1 man from 69 Field Company RE

    2145 is an LCT IV carrying
    2 Carrier Universal from 147 Field Regiment RA
    2 M14 Halftracks from 147 Field Regiment RA
    4 Ram SP 25pr from 147 Field Regiment RA
    2 Sherman OP tanks from 147 Field Regiment RA
    2 Jeep from 147 Field Regiment RA
    5 Motorcycle from 147 Field Regiment RA
    65 men from 147 Field Regiment RA. Includes 6 Officers.
    1 Jeep and trailer with 3 crew from 90 Field Regiment Signals RS
    1 Jeep with 2 crew from Forward Observation Bombardment Party
    1 man from 69 Field Company RE

    By Unit.
    147 Field Regiment RA.
    Troop
    2 Carrier Universal.
    2 M14 Halftracks.
    4 Ram SP 25pr.
    2 Sherman OP tanks.
    1 Jeep.
    5 Motorcycle.
    63 men. Includes 3 Officers.
    Troop.
    2 Carrier Universal.
    2 M14 Halftracks.
    4 Ram SP 25pr.
    1 Sherman OP tank.
    1 Jeep.
    5 Motorcycle.
    60 men. Includes 4 Officers.
    Troop.
    2 Carrier Universal.
    2 M14 Halftracks.
    4 Ram SP 25pr.
    2 Sherman OP tanks.
    1 Jeep.
    3 Motorcycle.
    64 men. Includes 7 Officers.
    147 Field Regiment Signals RS.
    1 Jeep and trailer with 4 crew.
    1 Jeep and trailer with 3 crew.

    90 Field Regiment RA
    Troop.
    2 Carrier Universal.
    2 M14 Halftracks.
    4 Ram SP 25pr.
    2 Sherman OP tanks.
    4 Motorcycle.
    60 men. Includes 2 Officers.
    Troop.
    2 Carrier Universal.
    2 M14 Halftracks.
    4 Ram SP 25pr.
    2 Sherman OP tanks.
    1 Jeep.
    5 Motorcycle.
    60 men. Includes 4 Officers.
    Troop.
    2 Carrier Universal.
    2 M14 Halftracks.
    4 Ram SP 25pr.
    2 Sherman OP tanks.
    2 Jeep.
    5 Motorcycle.
    65 men. Includes 76 Officers.
    90 Field Regiment Signals RS
    1 Jeep and trailer with 3 crew.
    1 Jeep and trailer with 4 crew. Trailer belongs to 90 Field Regiment.
    4 Survey Regiment.
    14 men and 3 airborne trailers.
    Forward Observation Bombardment Party.
    1 Jeep with 2 crew.
    1 Jeep with 2 crew. For 1 Dorset Regiment.
    1 Jeep with 3 crew. For 1 Hampshire Regiment.
    288/102 Anti Tank Battery RA
    1 Jeep with 3 crew.

    69 Field Company RE
    6 men. One per LCT.
    1 Royal Marine SP Regiment
    2 men.
    Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry.
    1 Sherman tank with 5 crew.
    Headquarters CRE 104 Beach Sub Area.
    1man.
    Headquarters 231 Brigade.
    2 Jeeps with 4 crew.
     
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    H + 90 Minutes
    Jig Green West.
    A flight of ten LCT4 lands 231 Brigade tracked vehicles.
    The table is presented in two forms, first by craft load and second by unit.

    Serial 2150 is an LCT IV carrying
    1 Jeep with 2 crew from 235 Field Park Company RE.
    1 Carrier Universal with 2 crew from 295 Field Company RE.
    1 motorcycle with 1 crew from 295 Field Company.
    1 Jeep with 2 crew from 2 Essex Regiment.
    2 men from 2 Essex Regiment.
    3 Carrier Universal with 6 crew from 1 Hampshire Regiment.
    2 Carrier Mortar (3”) with 4 crew from 1 Hampshire Regiment.
    2 Carrier towing 6pdr AT guns with 4 crew from 1 Hampshire Regiment.
    16 men from 1 Hampshire Regiment.
    3 Carrier Universal with 6 crew from 2 Devonshire Regiment.
    2 Carrier Mortar (3”) with 4 crew from 2 Devonshire Regiment.
    2 Carrier towing 6pdr AT guns with 4 crew from 2 Devonshire Regiment.
    12 men from 2 Devonshire Regiment.
    1 M14 Halftrack with 1 crew from 231 Brigade Signals. Rear Link. Carries 2 men from 2 Devons.
    1 Motorcycle with 1 crew from 231 Brigade Signals.
    1 man from 69 Field Company RE.
    2 men with a balloon and handwinch from 55 Beach Balloon Unit RAF.


    Serial 2151 is an LCT IV carrying
    1 Car 4 seater with 3 crew from 50 Division Signals
    1 Jeep with 1 crew (Official Observer)
    1 Jeep and trailer with 2 crew from 2 Devonshire Regiment
    4 Carrier Universal with 8 crew from 2 Devonshire Regiment
    4 Carrier towing 6pdr AT guns with 8 crew from 2 Devonshire Regiment
    2 Carrier Mortar (3”) with 4 crew from 2 Devonshire Regiment
    23 men from 2 Devonshire Regiment
    1 3ton winch lorry and Stella Filter Trailer 3 crew from 295 Field Company RE
    1 motorcycle with 1 crew from 295 Field Company RE
    1 man from 69 Field Company RE
    2 men with a balloon and handwinch from 55 Beach Balloon Unit RAF.

    Serial 2152 is an LCT IV carrying
    2 Jeeps and trailers with 4 crew from 243 Provost Company
    6 Carrier Universal with 12 crew from 1 Hampshire Regiment
    2 Carrier Mortar (3”) with 4 crew from 1 Hampshire Regiment
    2 Carrier towing 6pdr AT guns with 4 crew from 1 Hampshire Regiment
    9 men from 1 Hampshire Regiment
    1 Jeep with 2 crew from 2 South Wales Borderers
    2 men from 2 South Wales Borderers
    1 Jeep with 2 crew from 22 Armoured Brigade
    1 M14 with 3 crew from Forward Observation Bombardment Party
    1 M14 Halftrack with 1 crew from 231 Brigade Signals RS. Rear Link.
    1 Motorcycle with 1 crew from 231 Brigade Signals RS. Carried on M14 above.
    2 Carrier towing 6pdr AT guns with 9 crew from 288/102 Anti Tank Battery RA. Under Command of 2 Devonshire Regiment.
    1 Motorcycle with 1 crew 288/102 Anti Tank Battery RA. Carried on Carrier above.
    1 man from 69 Field Company RE
    2 men with a balloon and handwinch from 55 Beach Balloon Unit RAF.

    Serial 2153 is an LCT IV carrying
    1 Jeep with 2 crew from 2 Gloucestershire Regiment
    2 men from 2 Gloucestershire Regiment
    1 Jeep with 2 crew from 90 Field Company RE
    1 M14 Halftrack with 4 crew from 90 Field Company RE
    1 3ton Winch Lorry with 2 crew from 90 Field Company RE
    1 Motorcycle from 90 Field Company RE (carried in above lorry)
    2 Carrier Universal with 4 crew from 1 Hampshire Regiment
    3 Carrier Mortar (3”) with 6 crew from 1 Hampshire Regiment
    2 Carrier towing 6pdr AT guns with 4 crew from 1 Hampshire Regiment
    6 men from 1 Hampshire Regiment
    1 Carrier Universal with 6 crew from 288/102 Anti Tank Battery RA. Under Command of 2 Devonshire Regiment.
    2 Carrier towing 6pdr AT guns with 12 crew from 288/102 Anti Tank Battery RA. Under Command of 2 Devonshire Regiment.
    1 Motorcycle with 1 crew 288/102 Anti Tank Battery RA. Carried on Carrier above.
    1 Crusader 40mm AA with 5 crew from 395/120 LAA Battery RA
    1 Motorcycle with 1 crew from 395/120 LAA Battery RA (carried on 40mm SP)
    1 40mm AA gun from 395/120 LAA Battery RA
    17 men from 395/120 LAA Battery RA
    1 man from 69 Field Company RE
    2 men with a balloon and handwinch from 55 Beach Balloon Unit RAF.

    Serial 2154 is an LCT IV carrying
    2 Jeeps with 4 crew from 705 GT Company RASC
    1 M14 Halftrack with 2 crew from 295 Field Company RE
    1 15cwt Compressor with 2 crew from 295 Field Company RE
    5 Carriers Universal with 10 crew from 2 Devonshire Regiment
    5 men from 2 Devonshire Regiment
    1 Carrier Universal with 4 crew from 288/102 Anti Tank Battery RA
    1 Armoured Recovery Vehicle with 7 crew from 82 Assault Squadron ARE
    1 3ton Winch Lorry with 2 crew from 90 Field Company RE
    1 Motorcycle from 90 Field Company RE (carried in above lorry)
    1 Jeep with 1 crew from 6 Border Regiment. To work with 51 Field Dressing Station.
    12 men and three airborne trailers from 6 Border Regiment
    1 Jeep with 2 crew from Headquarters 56 Brigade and 1 crew from 56 Brigade Signals Section RS
    2 M10 SP Anti Tank guns with 12 crew from 288/102 Anti Tank Battery RA
    1 man from 623 Field Park Company RE
    2 men with a balloon and handwinch from 55 Beach Balloon Unit RAF.

    Serial 2155 is an LCT IV carrying
    1 Jeep with 2 crew from tactical Headquarters CRA and 1 crew from H Section 50 Division Signals RS
    1 Jeep with 2 crew from 90 Field Company RE
    1 Carrier Universal with 2 crew from 1 Hampshire Regiment
    1 15cwt Compressor with 2 crew from 90 Field Company RE
    1 TD9 Bulldozer and Freuhauf trailer with 3 crew from 235 Field Park Company RE
    2 Carrier Mortar with 4 crew from 2 Devonshire Regiment
    5 Carrier Universal with 10 crew from 2 Devonshire Regiment
    4 men from 2 Devonshire Regiment
    2 Carrier Universal with 8 crew from 147 Field Regiment RA
    1 Sherman Armoured Recovery Vehicle with 5 crew from B Squadron Westminster Dragoons.
    1 M14 with 6 crew from 288/102 Anti Tank Battery RA
    2 3ton Winch Lorry with 7 crew from 90 Field Company RE
    2 Motorcycles from 90 Field Company RE (carried in above lorry)
    6 men and an airborne trailer from 6 Border Regiment
    2 men with a balloon and handwinch from 55 Beach Balloon Unit RAF.

    Serial 2156 is an LCT IV carrying
    1 ¾ ton Command and Reconnaissance with 4 crew. US Army Liaison Officer. (Liaise with RA)
    2 jeeps and trailers with 8 crew from 50 Division Signals RS
    1 Tractor D8 with 3 crew from 25 Beach Recovery Section REME
    1 Freuhauf trailer from 235 Field Park Company RE. Towed by D8 above.
    1 Jeep with 3 men from C (MG) Company 2 Cheshire Regiment
    2 Carrier Universal with 12 men from C (MG) Company 2 Cheshire Regiment
    1 Motorcycle with 1 crew from C (MG) Company 2 Cheshire Regiment
    5 Carrier Universal with 10 crew from 1 Hampshire Regiment
    1 Ward la France Recovery Tractor with 6 crew from Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry
    1 3ton Winch Lorry with 3 crew from 295 Field Company RE
    1 Motorcycle from 295 Field Company RE (carried in above lorry)
    1 M14 Halftrack with 4 crew from 50 Division Signals RS
    1 M14 Halftrack with 4 crew from H Section 50 Division Signals and 2 crew from Tactical HQ CRA
    1 Sherman Armoured Recovery Vehicle with 5 crew from 25 Beach Section REME
    5 men from 61 Reconnaissance Regiment
    6 men and an airborne trailer from 6 Border Regiment
    1 man from 623 Field Park Company RE
    2 men with a balloon and handwinch from 55 Beach Balloon Unit RAF.

    Serial 2157 is an LCT IV carrying
    1 Jeep with 1 crew from Headquarters 231 Brigade
    1 Jeep with 2 crew from 82 Assault Squadron RE
    1 Crusader SP 40mm AA gun with 6 crew from 395/120 LAA Battery RA
    1 40mm AA gun from 395/120 LAA Battery RA
    16 men from 395/120 LAA Battery RA
    1 Jeep and trailer with 4 crew from 50 Division Signals RS
    1 Jeep and trailer with 3 crew. US Forces Liaison Officer
    2 Dumpers with 2 crew from 51 Mechanical Equipment Section RE
    1 M14 Halftrack with 2 crew from 295 Field Company RE
    1 Jeep with 3 crew from Air Support Signals Unit
    1 Jeep and trailer with 3 crew from GHQ Liaison Regiment
    4 Carriers Universal with 18 crew from ‘C’ (MG) Company 2 Cheshire Regiment
    3 Motorcycles with 3 crew from ‘C’ (MG) Company 2 Cheshire Regiment. Carried on Carriers above.
    1 D8 Tractor with 4 crew from 25 Beach Section REME
    1 Freuhauf trailer from 235 Field Park Company RE. Towed by D8 above.
    1 M14 Halftrack with 4 crew from ‘N’ Section 50 Division Signals RS. For Commander RE.
    1 M14 Halftrack with 3 crew from 50 Division Signals RS
    4 men from Tactical Headquarters 50 Division
    3 men and a handcart from ‘H’ Section 50 Division Signals RS
    1 man from 623 Field Park Company RE
    2 men with a balloon and handwinch from 55 Beach Balloon Unit RAF.

    Serial 2158 is an LCT IV carrying
    2 Jeeps and trailer with 4 crew from 31 Field Dressing Station RAMC
    1 3ton GS with I crew from 51 Mechanical Equipment Section RE
    1 3ton tipper with 1 crew from 51 Mechanical Equipment Section RE
    1 Jeep with 1 crew from 51 Mechanical Equipment Section RE
    1 Motorcycle with 1 crew from 51 Mechanical Equipment Section RE. Carried on lorry above.
    2 Jeeps and trailer with 4 crew from 25 Field Dressing Station RAMC
    1 Jeep with 2 crew from 320/93 LAA Battery RA
    1 Motorcycle with 1 crew from 320/93 LAA Battery RA. Carried on Jeep above.
    1 Jeep with 3 crew from 113 HAA Regiment RA
    1 Motorcycle with 1 crew from 113 HAA Regiment RA. Carried on Jeep above.
    1 Jeep with 2 crew from 288/102 Anti Tank Battery RA.
    1 Carrier Loyd with 5 crew from 288/102 Anti Tank Battery RA. Starting and Charging.
    1 Jeep with 2 crew from 102 Anti Tank Regiment RA. Reconnaissance party.
    1 Carrier Universal with 6 crew from 102 Anti Tank Regiment RA
    1 15cwt Compressor with 2 crew from 90 Field Company RE
    1 15cwt Personnel with 2 crew from 90 Field Company RE
    1 Sherman Armoured Recovery Vehicle with 7 crew from 25 Beach Section REME
    2 M10 SP Anti Tank gun with 10 crew from 288/102 Anti Tank Battery RA. Under Command 2 Devons.
    2 men with a balloon and handwinch from 55 Beach Balloon Unit RAF.

    Serial 2159 is an LCT IV carrying
    1 Jeep with 1 crew from 6 Border Regiment. To work with 31 Field Dressing Station.
    1 Jeep with 2 crew from 705 GT Company (DUKW) RASC
    1 Jeep and trailer with 2 crew from 243 Provost Company
    1 Jeep with 2 crew from 50 Division Signals RS
    1 Jeep with 3 crew from 662 Air Observation Post Squadron
    1 15cwt Compressor with 2 crew from 90 Field Company RE
    2 Carriers Universal with 4 crew from 2 Devonshire Regiment
    1 Crusader SP 40mm AA gun with 5 crew from 395/120 LAA Battery RA
    1 40mm AA gun from 395/120 LAA Battery RA
    17 men from 395/120 LAA Battery RA
    5 Carrier Universal with 27 crew from C (MG) Company 2 Cheshire Regiment. Unde 2 Devons.
    1 Motorcycle with 1 crew from C (MG) Company 2 Cheshire Regiment. Carried on Carrier above.
    1 Carrier Universal with 2 crew from 295 Field Company RE. Under Command 2 Devons.
    1 Motorcycle with 1 crew from 295 Field Company RE. Carried on Carrier above.
    1 Carrier Mortar with 2 crew from 2 Devonshire Regiment
    2 Carrier Universal with 4 crew from 1 Hampshire Regiment
    1 M14 with 2 crew from Forward Observation Bombardment Party. For 2 Devonshire Regiment.
    1 Jeep with 1 crew from 147 Field Regiment RA
    1 man from 623 Field Park Company RE
    2 men with a balloon and handwinch from 55 Beach Balloon Unit RAF.



    By Unit.
    1 Hampshire Regiment.
    19 Carrier Universal with 38 crew.
    7 Carrier Mortar (3”) with 14 crew.
    6 Carrier towing 6pdr AT guns with 12 crew.
    31 men.
    Plus
    1 M14 Halftrack with 1 crew from 231 Brigade Signals. Rear Link. Carries 2 men from 1 Hampshire Regiment.
    1 Motorcycle with 1 crew from 231 Brigade Signals. Carried on M14 above.
    2 Devonshire Regiment.
    19 Carrier Universal with 38 crew.
    7 Carrier Mortar (3”) with 14 crew.
    6 Carrier towing 6pdr AT guns with 12 crew.
    1 Jeep and trailer with 2 crew.
    44 men.
    Plus
    1 M14 Halftrack with 1 crew from 231 Brigade Signals. Rear Link. Carries 2 men from 2 Devonshire Regiment.
    1 Motorcycle with 1 crew from 231 Brigade Signals. Carried on M14 above.
    2 Essex Regiment.
    1 Jeep with 2 crew.
    2 men.
    2 Gloucestershire Regiment
    1 Jeep with 2 crew.
    2 men.
    2 South Wales Borderers
    1 Jeep with 2 crew.
    2 men.

    ‘C’ (MG) Company 2 Cheshire Regiment
    1 Jeep with 3 men.
    1 Carrier Universal with 3 men.
    1 Motorcycle with 1 crew. Carried on Carrier.
    5 Carrier Universal with 27 crew. Under Command of 2 Devonshire Regiment.
    2 Motorcycle with 2 crew. Carried on Carriers above.
    5 Carriers Universal with 27 crew. Under Command 1 Hampshire Regiment.
    2 Motorcycles with 2 crew. Carried on Carriers above.

    288/102 Anti Tank Battery RA
    4 Carrier towing 6pdr AT guns with 9 crew. Under Command of 2 Devonshire Regiment.
    2 Carrier Universal with 10 crew. Under Command of 2 Devonshire Regiment.
    2 Motorcycle with 2 crew. Carried on Carrier above.

    Headquarters 50 Division
    4 men from Tactical Headquarters 50 Division
    1 Car 4 seater with 3 crew from 50 Division Signals
    3 jeeps and trailers with 12 crew from 50 Division Signals RS
    1 Jeep with 2 crew from 50 Division Signals RS
    2 M14 Halftrack with 7 crew from 50 Division Signals RS
    1 Jeep with 2 crew from tactical Headquarters CRA and 1 crew from H Section 50 Division Signals RS
    1 M14 Halftrack with 4 crew from ‘H’ Section 50 Division Signals and 2 crew from Tactical HQ CRA
    3 men and a handcart from ‘H’ Section 50 Division Signals RS
    1 M14 Halftrack with 4 crew from ‘N’ Section 50 Division Signals RS. For Commander RE.

    1 Jeep with 3 crew from Air Support Signals Unit
    1 Jeep and trailer with 3 crew from GHQ Liaison Regiment

    1 Jeep and trailer with 3 crew. US Army Liaison Officer.
    1 ¾ ton Command and Reconnaissance with 4 crew. US Army Liaison Officer. (Liaise with RA)
    1 Jeep with 1 crew (Official Observer)

    295 Field Company RE.
    1 Carrier Universal with 2 crew. Carries a motorcycle with 1 crew. Under Command of 1 Hampshire Regiment.
    1 Carrier Universal with 2 crew. Carries a motorcycle with 1 crew. Under Command of 2 Devonshire Regiment..
    1 3ton winch lorry towing Stella Filter Trailer and 3 crew. Carries a motorcycle with 1 crew.
    1 3ton winch lorry and 3 crew. Carries a motorcycle with 1 crew.
    2 M14 Halftrack with 2 crew.
    1 15cwt Compressor with 2 crew.

    22 Armoured Brigade
    1 Jeep with 2 crew.
    Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry
    1 Ward la France Recovery Tractor with 6 crew.

    61 Reconnaissance Regiment
    5 men.

    102 Anti Tank Regiment RA.
    Headquarters
    1 Jeep with 2 crew. Reconnaissance party.
    1 Carrier Universal with 6 crew.
    288/102 Anti Tank Battery RA
    2 M10 SP Anti Tank guns with 12 crew.
    1 M14 with 6 crew.
    1 Jeep with 2 crew.
    1 Carrier Loyd with 5 crew. Starting and Charging.
    2 M10 SP Anti Tank guns with 12 crew. Under Command 2 Devons.

    120 LAA Regiment RA
    395 LAA Battery RA
    3 Crusader 40mm AA with 15 crew. Carry 3 motorcycle with 3 crew.
    3 40mm AA gun.
    50 men.
    93 LAA Regiment RA
    1 Jeep with 2 crew from 320 Battery. Carries a motorcycle with 1 crew.
    113 HAA Regiment RA
    1 Jeep with 3 crew. Carries a motorcycle with 1 crew.

    Forward Observation Bombardment Party.
    1 M14 with 2 crew. For 2 Devonshire Regiment.
    1 M14 with 3 crew.
    147 Field Regiment RA
    1 Jeep with 1 crew.
    2 Carrier Universal with 8 crew.
    662 Air Observation Post Squadron
    1 Jeep with 3 crew.

    82 Assault Squadron ARRE
    1 Armoured Recovery Vehicle with 7 crew.
    1 Jeep with 2 crew.
    B Squadron Westminster Dragoons.
    1 Sherman Armoured Recovery Vehicle with 5 crew.

    Headquarters 231 Brigade
    1 Jeep with 1 crew.
    Headquarters 56 Brigade
    1 Jeep with 2 crew and 1 crew from 56 Brigade Signals Section RS

    90 Field Company RE
    2 Jeep with 4 crew.
    1 M14 Halftrack with 4 crew.
    4 3ton Winch Lorry with 11 crew. Carry four motorcycles and 4 crew.
    1 Jeep with 2 crew.
    3 15cwt Compressor with 6 crew.
    1 15cwt Personnel with 2 crew.
    235 Field Park Company RE
    1 TD9 Bulldozer and Freuhauf trailer with 3 crew.
    1 Jeep with 2 crew.
    51 Mechanical Equipment Section RE
    2 Dumpers with 2 crew.
    1 3ton GS with I crew. Carries a motorcycle and 1 crew.
    1 3ton tipper with 1 crew.
    1 Jeep with 1 crew.
    623 Field Park Company RE
    4 men.
    69 Field Company RE
    4 men.

    243 Provost Company
    3 Jeeps and trailer with 6 crew.
    705 GT Company (DUKW) RASC
    3 Jeeps with 6 crew.
    25 Beach Recovery Section REME
    2 Tractor D8 with 6 crew. Tow Freuhauf trailers from 235 Field Park Company RE carrying trackway stores.
    2 Sherman Armoured Recovery Vehicle with 10 crew.

    31 Field Dressing Station RAMC
    2 Jeeps and trailer with 4 crew.
    25 Field Dressing Station RAMC
    2 Jeeps and trailer with 4 crew.

    55 Beach Balloon Unit RAF.
    20 men with 10 balloons and handwinch.
     
  16. Trux

    Trux 21 AG Patron

    H + 90 Minutes.
    Jig Green East.
    A flight of ten LCT4 land tracked vehicles for assault battalions plus non DD tanks of Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry.
    The table is presented in two forms, first by craft load and second by unit.

    2160 is an LCT IV carrying
    1 Sherman Armoured Recovery Vehicle with 5 crew from 25 Beach Section REME
    1 Jahn trailer from 149 Assault Park Squadron RE. Towed by ARV above.
    2 Jeep Ambulances with 4 crew from 200 Field Ambulance RAMC
    3 men from 200 Field Ambulance RAMC
    1 Jeep with 2 crew from 234/73 Anti Tank Battery RA
    3 Carriers Universal with 12 crew from 1 Dorset Regiment
    1 Carrier Universal with 2 crew from 295 Field Company RE
    1 SP 40mm AA gun with 6 crew from 395/120 LAA Battery RA
    1 40mm AA gun from 395/120 LAA Battery RA
    1 15cwt Wireless with 3 crew from 395/120 LAA Battery RA
    1 Motorcycle from 395/120 LAA Battery RA
    18 men from 395/120 LAA Battery RA
    1 15cwt GS and trailer with 2 crew from 243 Provost Company
    1 M14 Halftrack with 2 crew from 295 Field Company RE
    1 Motorcycle from 295 Field Company RE. Carried on halftrack above.
    1 M14 Halftrack with 4 crew from RHQ 102 Anti Tank Battery RA
    2 M10 SP AT guns with 11 crew from 243/73 Anti Tank Battery RA
    12 men and 2 airborne trailers from 6 Border Regiment
    1 man from 623 Field Park Company RE
    2 men with a balloon and handwinch from 55 Beach Balloon Unit RAF.

    2161 is an LCT IV carrying
    3 Carrier Universal with 18 crew from ‘C’ (MG) Company 2 Cheshire Regiment
    1 M14 Halftrack with 2 crew from 295 Field Company RE
    1 M14 Halftrack with 3 crew from Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry
    6 Sherman tanks with 30 crew from Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry
    3 men from Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry Signal Section RS. Carried in above vehicles.
    6 men and an airborne trailer from 6 Border Regiment
    1 man from 623 Field Park Company RE
    2 men with a balloon and handwinch from 55 Beach Balloon Unit RAF.

    2162 is an LCT IV carrying
    1 Armoured Recovery Vehicle with 7 crew from 25 Beach Recovery Section REME
    1 Jahn trailer from 149 Assault Park Squadron RE. Towed by ARV above.
    1 Jeep with 2 crew from ‘C’ (MG) Company 2 Cheshire Regiment
    5 Carriers Universal with 15 crew from 1 Dorset Regiment
    4 men from 1 Dorset Regiment
    1 Carrier Universal with 4 crew from 234/73 Anti Tank Battery RA
    1 3 ton Compressor with 2 crew from 295 Field Company RE
    1 3ton Breakdown carrying 4 motorcycles and 10 bicycles with 2 crew from 231 Brigade LAD REME
    1 15cwt 4 X 4 with 6 crew from288/102 Anti Tank Battery RA
    1 Valentine Bridge Layer with 3 crew from Headquarters 8 Armoured Brigade
    2 M10 SP anti tank gun with 10 crew from 234/73 Anti Tank Battery RA
    6 men and an airborne trailer from 6 Border Regiment
    2 men with a balloon and handwinch from 55 Balloon Unit RAF
    1 man from 623 Field Park Company RE
    2 men with a balloon and handwinch from 55 Beach Balloon Unit RAF.

    2163 is an LCT IV carrying
    1 Amphibious Jeep with 3 crew from 21 Army Group Movement Control Pool
    2 Carriers Universal with 4 crew from 1 Dorset Regiment
    1 3ton Winch Lorry with 2 crew from 295 Field Company RE
    1 Motorcycle with 1 crew from 295 Field Company RE (carried on above lorry)
    1 Sherman Tank with 5 crew from 147 Field Regiment RA
    1 M14 Halftrack with 3 crew from Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry
    1 Armoured Recovery Vehicle with 5 crew from Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry
    4 Sherman Tanks with 20 crew from Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry
    4 men from Forward Observer Bombardment Party
    7 men and an airborne trailer from 6 Border Regiment
    1 man from 623 Field Park Company RE
    2 men with a balloon and handwinch from 55 Beach Balloon Unit RAF.

    2164 is an LCT IV carrying
    1 M14 with 2 crew from Forward Observation Bombardment Party
    1 M14 with 2 crew from Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry
    1 Jeep and trailer with 4 crew from US Liaison Officer. 16th Infantry on Omaha Fox Beach.
    2 Scout Cars with 4 crew from Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry
    2 men from Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry LAD REME. Carried on tanks below.
    1 Jeep with 1 crew from 295 Field Company RE
    1 Light Reconnaissance Car with 3 crew from 295 Field Company RE
    1 Valentine Bridgelayer with 3 crew from Headquarters 8 Armoured Brigade
    1 Jeep and trailer with 4 crew from 231 Brigade Signals RS
    2 men and an airborne trailer from 231 Brigade Signals RS
    1 Armoured Recovery Vehicle with 5 crew from Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry
    3 Sherman tanks with 12 crew from Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry
    1 man from 623 Field Park Company RE
    2 men with a balloon and handwinch from 55 Beach Balloon Unit RAF.

    2165 is an LCT IV carrying
    1 Jeep with 2 crew from 90 Field Company RE
    1 Jeep with 1 crew from Headquarters 231 Brigade
    3 Sherman Tanks with 15 crew from Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry
    2 Matador Tractors and 20 ton low loading trailers from 51 Mechanical Equipment Section RE
    2 men with a balloon and handwinch from 55 Beach Balloon Unit RAF.

    2166 is an LCT IV carrying
    1 Jeep with 2 crew from 200 Field Ambulance RAMC
    3 men from 200 Field Ambulance RAMC
    1 Carrier Universal with 4 crew from 288/102 Anti Tank Battery RA
    1 M14 Halftrack with 3 crew from Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry
    2 Carriers Universal towing 6pdr anti tank guns with 12 crew from 288/102 Anti Tank Battery RA. Under Command of 1 Dorsetshire Regiment.
    1 Motorcycle from 288/102 Anti Tank Battery RA. Carried on Carrier above.
    3 Sherman Tanks with 15 crew from Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry
    1 Scout Car with 3 crew from Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry
    1 Jeep with 2 crew from 200 Field Ambulance RAMC
    2 M10 SP Anti Tank guns with 10 crew from 234/73 Anti Tank Battery RA
    1 man from 623 Field Park Company RE
    2 men with a balloon and handwinch from 55 Beach Balloon Unit RAF.

    2167 is an LCT IV carrying
    2 Carriers Universal with 8 crew from 234/73 Anti Tank Battery RA
    1 15cwt 4 X 4 with 5 crew from 288/102 Anti Tank Battery RA
    2 Carriers Universal towing 6pdr anti tank guns with 12 crew from 288/102 Anti Tank Battery RA. Under command of 1 Dorsetshire Regiment.
    3 Sherman tanks with 15 crew from Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry
    2 Carriers Mortar (4.2”) and trailers with 8 crew from Heavy Mortar Platoon 2 Cheshire Regiment
    2 M10 SP anti tank guns with 10 crew from 234/73 Anti Tank Battery
    1 man from 623 Field Park Company RE
    2 men with a balloon and handwinch from 55 Beach Balloon Unit RAF.

    2168 is an LCT IV carrying
    2 Jeep with 4 crew from 231 Brigade Signal Section RS. Includes Brigade Signal Officer.
    1 Jeep with 2 crew from Headquarters 231 Brigade. Duplicate Brigade Headquarters.
    10 men with airborne bicycles from Headquarters 231 Brigade. Duplicate Brigade Headquarters.
    1 15cwt GS 4 X 4 with 4 crew from 231 Brigade Signals Section RS
    6 men from 231 Brigade Signals Section RS
    1 Scout Car with 3 crew from Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry
    1 Jeep with 2 crew from Headquarters 231 Brigade and 1 crew from 231 Brigade Signal Section RS
    1 Jeep with 2 crew from Headquarters 231 Brigade
    1 Jeep with 3 crew from Air Support Signals Section
    1 M14 Halftrack with 4 crew from 231 Brigade Signal Section
    1 man from A Interrogation Section
    2 M10 SP anti tank guns with 10 crew from 234/73 Anti Tank Battery RA
    1 man from 623 Field Park Company
    2 men with a balloon and handwinch from 55 Beach Balloon Unit RAF.

    2169 is an LCT IV carrying
    1 Jeep with 2 crew for Liaison Officer, Canadian Forces
    1 Jeep with 2 crew from 395/120 LAA Battery RA
    1 Motorcycle with 1 crew from 395/120 LAA Battery RA. Carried on Jeep above.
    2 men from 395/120 LAA Battery RA
    1 Carrier Universal with 4 crew from 90 Field Regiment RA
    8 Men from 90 Field Regiment RA
    1 Crusader SP 40mm AA gun with 6 crew from 395/120 LAA Battery RA
    1 40mm AA gun from 395/120 LAA Battery RA
    13 men from 395/120 LAA Battery RA
    2 Carriers Mortar (4.2”) and trailers with 8 crew from Heavy Mortar Platoon 2 Cheshire Regiment
    1 Motorcycle from Heavy Mortar Platoon 2 Cheshire Regiment. Carried on Carrier above.
    1 M14 Halftrack with 3 crew from Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry
    1 Scout Car with 2 crew from Tactical Headquarters 8 Armoured Brigade
    2 Sherman tanks with 14 crew from Tactical Headquarters 8 Armoured Brigade
    2 M10 SP anti tank guns with 11 crew from 234/73 Anti Tank Battery RA
    1 man from 625 Field Park Company RE
    2 men with a balloon and handwinch from 55 Beach Balloon Unit RAF.


    By Unit.
    Headquarters 231 Brigade
    3 Jeep with 6 crew. Duplicate Brigade Headquarters.
    10 men with airborne bicycles. Duplicate Brigade Headquarters.
    1 Jeep with 2 crew from Headquarters 231 Brigade and 1 crew from 231 Brigade Signal Section RS
    2 Jeep with 4 crew from 231 Brigade Signal Section RS. Includes Brigade Signal Officer.
    1 Jeep and trailer with 4 crew from 231 Brigade Signals RS
    1 15cwt GS 4 X 4 with 4 crew from 231 Brigade Signals Section RS
    1 M14 Halftrack with 4 crew from 231 Brigade Signal Section
    8 men and an airborne trailer from 231 Brigade Signals RS
    Plus
    1 Jeep with 3 crew from Air Support Signals Section
    1 man from ‘A’ Interrogation Section
    1 Jeep and trailer with 4 crew from US Liaison Officer. 16th Infantry on Omaha Fox Beach.
    1 Jeep with 2 crew for Liaison Officer, Canadian Forces
    1 Amphibious Jeep with 3 crew from 21 Army Group Movement Control Pool.
    231 Brigade LAD REME
    1 3ton Breakdown carrying 4 motorcycles and 10 bicycles with 2 crew.

    1 Dorset Regiment
    10 Carriers Universal with 31 crew.
    4 men.
    ‘C’ (MG) Company 2 Cheshire Regiment
    3 Carrier Universal with 18 crew.
    1 Jeep with 2 crew.
    Heavy Mortar Platoon 2 Cheshire Regiment.
    4 Carriers Mortar (4.2”) and trailers with 16 crew.
    1 Motorcycle with 1 crew. Carried on Carrier above.

    Headquarters 8 Armoured Brigade
    1 Scout Car with 2 crew from Tactical Headquarters.
    2 Sherman tanks with 14 crew from Tactical Headquarters.
    2 Valentine Bridge Layer with 6 crew from Headquarters.
    Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry
    5 M14 Halftrack with 14 crew.
    4 Scout Car with 10 crew.
    24 Sherman tanks with 117 crew.
    3 men from Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry Signal Section RS. Carried in above vehicles.
    2 Armoured Recovery Vehicle with 10 crew.
    2 men from Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry LAD REME. Carried on ARVs.

    200 Field Ambulance RAMC
    2 Jeep Ambulances with 4 crew.
    6 men.
    2 Jeep with 4 crew.

    234/73 Anti Tank Battery RA
    1 Jeep with 2 crew
    3 Carrier Universal with 12 crew.
    12 M10 SP anti tank gun with 62 crew.
    RHQ 102 Anti Tank Battery RA
    1 M14 Halftrack with 4 crew.
    288/102 Anti Tank Battery RA
    1 Carrier Universal with 4 crew.
    4 Carriers Universal towing 6pdr anti tank guns with 24 crew. Under Command of 1 Dorsetshire Regiment.
    1 Motorcycle. Carried on Carrier above.
    2 15cwt 4 X 4 with 11 crew.
    90 Field Regiment RA
    1 Carrier Universal with 4 crew
    8 Men.
    147 Field Regiment RA
    1 Sherman Tank with 5 crew.
    Forward Observer Bombardment Party.
    1 M14 with 2 crew.
    4 men.
    395/120 LAA Battery RA
    1 Jeep with 2 crew. Carries 1 Motorcycle with 1 crew.
    2 Crusader SP 40mm AA gun with 12 crew. Tow 2 40mm AA guns.
    33 men from 395/120 LAA Battery RA
    1 15cwt Wireless with 3 crew.
    1 Motorcycle.

    295 Field Company RE
    2 M14 Halftrack with 4 crew. Carries 1 Motorcycle with 1 crew.
    1 Carrier Universal with 2 crew.
    1 3ton Winch Lorry with 2 crew. Carries 1 Motorcycle with 1 crew.
    1 Jeep with 1 crew.
    1 Light Reconnaissance Car with 3 crew.
    1 15cwt Compressor with 2 crew.
    90 Field Company RE
    1 Jeep with 2 crew.
    623 Field Park Company RE
    10 men.
    51 Mechanical Equipment Section RE
    2 Matador Tractors and 20 ton low loading trailers from

    25 Beach Section REME
    2 Sherman Beach Armoured Recovery Vehicle with 12 crew.
    2 Jahn trailer from 149 Assault Park Squadron RE. Towed by ARV above.

    6 Border Regiment
    31 men and 5 airborne trailers.
    243 Provost Company
    1 15cwt GS and trailer with 2 crew.

    55 Beach Balloon Unit RAF.
    20 men with 10 balloons and handwinch.
     
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    H + 120 minutes
    The remaining SP Artillery units land

    Jig Green West
    Three LCT IV, serials 2177, 2178 and 2179. carrying one troop each.
    147 Field Regiment RA
    Troop.
    2 Carrier Universal.
    3 M14 Halftracks.
    4 Ram SP 25pr.
    2 Sherman OP tanks.
    3 Motorcycle.
    64 men.
    Troop.
    2 Carrier Universal.
    3 M14 Halftracks.
    4 Ram SP 25pr.
    2 Sherman OP tanks.
    5 Motorcycle.
    65 men.
    Troop,
    2 Carrier Universal.
    3 M14 Halftracks.
    4 Ram SP 25pr.
    2 Sherman OP tanks.
    5 Motorcycle.
    64 men.

    1 Motorcycle from Tactical Headquarters CRA 50 Division


    Jig Green East
    Three LCT IV, serials 2190, 2191 and 2192, carrying one troop each.
    90 Field Regiment RA
    Troop.
    2 Carrier Universal,
    3 M14 Halftracks.
    4 Ram SP 25pr.
    2 Sherman OP tanks.
    3 Motorcycle.
    64 men.
    Troop.
    2 Carrier Universal,
    3 M14 Halftracks.
    4 Ram SP 25pr.
    2 Sherman OP tanks.
    4 Motorcycle.
    65 men.
    Troop.
    2 Carrier Universal,
    3 M14 Halftracks.
    4 Ram SP 25pr.
    2 Sherman OP tanks.
    3 Motorcycle.
    64 men.

    2 Jeep with 2 crew from Tactical Headquarters CRA 50 Division
    1 Jeep with 3 crew for Canadian Liaison Officer to RA


    Jig Green West.
    One LCT IV carrying
    2183 is an LCT IV carrying
    1 Jeep with 2 crew from 141 RAC
    1 Jeep with 2 crew from 234/73 Anti Tank Battery RA
    1 Carrier Universal with 4 crew from 234/73 Anti Tank Battery RA
    1 Carrier Loyd with 4 crew from 234/73 Anti Tank Battery RA
    1 Jeep with 2 crew from 505 Field Company RE
    1 Jeep with 1 crew from 124 Field Regiment RA
    1 Jeep with 2 crew from 108 Beach Section RAF
    1 Valentine Bridgelayer with 3 crew from Headquarters 8 Armoured Brigade
    1 Carrier Mortar (3”) with 2 crew from 1 Dorset Regiment
    2 Carrier Universal with 4 crew from 1 Dorset Regiment
    1 3ton GS lorry with 2 crew from 6 Border Regiment
    1 Amphibious Jeep with 2 crew from 6 Border Regiment
    1 M14 Halftrack with 6 crew from 234/73 Anti Tank Battery RA
    1 M14 Halftrack with 2 crew from Forward Observation Bombardment Party
    1 M14 Halftrack with 6 crew from 69 Field Company RE

    By Unit.
    141 RAC
    1 Jeep with 2 crew.

    234/73 Anti Tank Battery RA
    1 Jeep with 2 crew.
    1 Carrier Universal with 4 crew.
    1 Carrier Loyd with 4 crew.
    1 M14 Halftrack with 6 crew.
    124 Field Regiment RA
    1 Jeep with 1 crew.
    Forward Observation Bombardment Party
    1 M14 Halftrack with 2 crew.

    505 Field Company RE
    1 Jeep with 2 crew.
    69 Field Company RE
    1 M14 Halftrack with 6 crew.

    Headquarters 8 Armoured Brigade.
    1 Valentine Bridgelayer with 3 crew.

    1 Dorset Regiment
    1 Carrier Mortar (3”) with 2 crew.
    2 Carrier Universal with 4 crew.
    6 Border Regiment
    1 3ton GS lorry with 2 crew.
    1 Amphibious Jeep with 2 crew.

    108 Beach Section RAF
    1 Jeep with 2 crew.
     
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    H + 120 Minutes.
    Serial 2190 is an LST 2 towing a Rhino Ferry and carrying:
    On the Tank Deck and to be launched at sea
    21 DUKW with 54 crew from 705 General Transport Company RASC plus on the DUKWs
    1 Motorcycle and 4 men from 6 Port Operating Group RE
    3 men from 108 Beach Unit RAF
    2 men from CRASC 104 Beach Sub Area
    3 men from 2 Devonshire Regiment
    3 men from 1 Hampshire Regiment
    3 men from 1 Dorset Regiment
    6 Motorcycles and 3 men from Headquarters 231 Infantry Brigade.

    On the Rhino Ferry.
    2 DUKW with 4 crew from 705 General Transport Company RASC
    4 men from 705 General Transport Company RASC

    The LST will return to the Lowering Area and wait to be called in to unload the remaining vehicles.

    More details of the DUKWs and their loads will be given in the section on 10 Beach Group.
     
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    Ferry Service.
    As LCA return from landing the assault waves a number of them were assigned to Deputy Senior Officer Assault Group who now becomes Ferry Officer. These LCA remain for service with the Ferry Service and their places on the returning LSI(L)s are taken by surviving LCA(HR). They are now loaded with personnel remaining on the LSI(L)s. Some LCT3 are also assigned to the Ferry Service and the tables should more correctly read LCAs/LCT3s.

    Approximately H + 80 minutes.
    LCAs from LSI(L) Empire Arquebus carrying
    46 men from 6 Border Regiment
    53 men from 173 Pioneer Company
    12 men from 243 Provost Company
    8 men from SC Increment 10 Beach Group
    15 men from 25 Field Dressing Station RAMC
    26 men from 209 Pioneer Company (Medical)
    48 men from 1 Hampshire Regiment

    LCAs from LSI(L) Empire Spearhead carrying
    38 men from 6 Border Regiment
    7 men from 90 Field Company RE
    53 men from 173 Pioneer Company
    9 men from 243 Provost Company
    15 men from 31 Field Dressing Station RAMC
    26 men from 209 Pioneer Company (Medical)
    1 man from 113 Heavy Anti Aircraft Regiment RA
    29 men from 1 Dorset Regiment


    Approximately H + 120 minutes.
    LCAs from LSI (L) Glenroy carrying
    72 men from 6 Border Regiment
    45 men from 90 Field Company RE
    91 men from 173 Pioneer Company
    26 men from 209 Pioneer Company (Medical)
    51 men from 2 Devonshire Regiment
    2 War Correspondent
    5 men from A Echelon 17 Movement Control Group

    LCAs from LSI(L) Empire Crossbow carrying
    64 men from 6 Border Regiment
    16 men from 90 Field Company RE
    15 men from 23 Stores Section RE
    69 men from 173 Pioneer Company
    26 men from 209 Pioneer Company (Medical)
    8 men from 231 Brigade Headquarters
    20 men from 14 bicycles from 231 Brigade Defence and Employment Platoon
    8 men from 50 Division Provost Company
    2 War Correspondent

    LCAs from LSI(L) Glenroy carrying
    97 men from 6 Border Regiment
    1 man from 104 Beach Sub Area
    25 men 25 Field Dressing Station RAMC
    10 men from 243 Provost Company
    26 men from 209 Pioneer Company (Medical)
    150 men from 69 Field Company RE

    LCAs from LSI(L) Crossbow carrying
    10 men from 505 Field Company RE
    42 men 50 Division Signals, Tactical Headquarters
    11 men from Tactical Headquarters CRA
    1 man from US Forces Artillery Liaison Officer
    61 men from Headquarters 50 Division
    31 men from 50 Division Defence and Employment Platoon
    20 men from 243 Provost Company
    2 men from 173 Pioneer Company
    25 men from 31 Field Dressing Station RAMC
    99 men from 6 Border Regiment
    26 men from 209 Pioneer Company (Medical)
    4 men from 21 Beach Signals Section
    14 men from G (R) Detachment
     
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    H + 3 Hours

    Four LCT land stores and 3ton GS lorries.
    Serial 2300 is an LCT IV carrying
    3 3ton GS Lorry with 7 crew from 305 GT Company RASC
    1 3ton Coles Crane with 2 crew from 74 Mechanical Equipment Section RE
    100 tons of stores

    Serial 2301 is an LCT IV carrying
    4 3ton GS Lorry with 9 crew from 305 GT Company RASC
    1 3ton Coles Crane with 2 crew from 74 Mechanical Equipment Section RE
    100 tons of stores

    Serial 2302 is an LCT IV carrying
    3 3ton GS Lorry with 7 crew from 305 GT Company RASC
    1 3ton Coles Crane with 2 crew from 74 Mechanical Equipment Section RE
    100 tons of stores

    Serial 2303 is an LCT IV carrying
    4 3ton GS Lorry with 8 crew from 305 GT Company RASC
    1 3ton Coles Crane with 2 crew from 74 Mechanical Equipment Section RE
    100 tons of stores

    More details of these loads will be given in the section on 10 Beach Group.

    All the personnel and vehicles on the assault scales of 231 Brigade should now be ashore. Administrative vehicles and personnel will arrive later.
     
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