Not really a question, just a loose end I was idly tugging at , I was just looking into Peru during world war 2, and noticing that they had their own conflict then, after coming across a passing 24th L war diary ref. There's a reference in the war diary of the 24th Lancers for a few days around May 1942, when they had a Peruvian guest... 5/5/42 Regimental HQ moved from Mayfield to West Camp, Crowborough. 6/5/42 Officers of the Regiment attended a demonstration showing the working and handling of the scissors bridge. Captain C.P.Diarderas of the Peruvian Army visited the Regiment. 8-10/5/42 The Regiment took part in the 29th Armoured Brigade Exercise “Shikar”. This was just a few months after the Ecuadorian–Peruvian War (5 July 1941 – 31 January 1942)... Looking at: Ecuadorian–Peruvian War - Wikipedia "Although the Ecuadorian–Peruvian War occurred during World War II, it was not part of the conflict; Ecuador and Peru were affiliated neither to the Allies or Axis nor supported by either side." Albeit I've seen other refs including Declarations of war during World War II - Wikipedia for example with both Peru and Ecuador declaring war against the axis in Feb of 1945. Not sure why "Captain C.P.Diarderas of the Peruvian Army visited the Regiment." but perhaps he was there to see "the working and handling of the scissors bridge." For instance, we might have been on the cusp of selling them some, or else it was just a courtesy to a foreign guest, and potential future ally: Armoured vehicle-launched bridge - Wikipedia At the moment I can't find anything on a "Diarderas" surname, so it might be a typo or transcription error from the 24th L wardiary, or a false or just fairly uncommon name google hasn't collated any info on yet.