Info from June 1945 to July 1946 107 and 15 Recce

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  1. peterjankers

    peterjankers Member

    My father was one of those who was posted to 107 RAC from 147 to cover for those being demobbed. He was there from 23 June 1945 until 28 Feb 1946.
    He was then posted to 15 Recce Regiment until 14 July 1946.
    I can't seem to find any information about these periods and what they did. Any idea?
  2. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    15 Recce was part of the BAOR in early 1946.
    On 19 July the Regiment handed over its frontier posts to the 119th LAA Regiment and took up its quarters in Kries Stomarn.
    At the beginning of March 1946, the colonel received the following letter from Field Marshall Montgomery: “To meet the effects of the release scheme, it has become necessary to reduce the number of units in this theatre. It is with deepest regret that I have to now inform you that I have decided to disperse the Regiment under your command. I know that this will be a great disappointment to you all, but I am sure that you and all your officers and men will realise that I would not have taken this step had it not been essential.”
    General Barber inspected the Regiment and said ‘Goodbye’ on 4 March and a few days later the Colonel and the Adjutant went to GHQ 2nd Echelon in Brussels and the headquarters of the British Army of the Rhine to arrange postings. The largest drafts were to the 13th/18th Hussars and the 14th/20th Hussars.
    On 1 April 1946, the 15th Scottish Reconnaissance Regiment was history – three years six weeks and three days after Peterkin the Potter first looked at his clay.
    From The Scottish Lion on Patrol by Capts Kemsley & Riesco - The White Swan Press 1950
    Kries Stomarn is near to Hamburg and Lübeck


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