Just finished their Divisional History and thought some of you would like to read of the supplies need to keep the Division going from Normandy to Hamburg. I thought I'd add this as we discuss the fighting men rather alot and without the Services bringing up the supplies, they can do nothing. The following figures of various types of supplies, used in the Division during the campaign, give some idea of the immense quantities provided by the RASC and RAOC and moved in Divisional RASC vehicles. Rations Field Service Rations 4,325,276 "Compo" Rations 1,720,404 Total 6,045,680 Total Weight 14,363 tons Rum 353,420 rations ( 2,894 Gallons) Ammunition 25 Pdr Gun (various categories) 1,473,165 rds 4.2" Mortar (HE and smoke) 99,666 rds 3" Mortar (various categories) 213,666 rds 2" Mortar (various categories) 97,898 rds Small Arms: Mk VIIIZ 6,179,400 rds .303 (various categories) 8,371,804 rds Sten Gun (9mm) 2,935,700 rds PIAT HE 20,340 rds Grenades (various types) 108,282 rds Mines ,Anti-tank 11,455 rds P.O.L Petrol 4,343,037 Gallons Oil 107,599 Gallons Anti-freeze mixture 7,686 Gallons Grease 20,033 lbs. Replacements (Selection of more common items) Motor Cycles 409 Bren Carriers and Armoured OPs 383 Trucks , 15 cwt 295 Jeeps 263 Socks 113,693 pairs Boots 40,569 pairs Bren Guns 653 3" Mortars 36 25 Pdr Guns 35 Watches 2,317 Leather Jerkins 17,900 Another interesting fact is the 53rd Welsh Divisional Provost Company erected approximately 75,000 signs during the campaign using 150 tons of timber and 3,500 gallons of paint.