Hi all, This will most probably take a fair while, but it's a "long term goal" as I’ve been looking into it (with renewed effort) for almost a year now and I’d like if possible to try to collate together some of the refs. (especially those I have up to now in passing seen) to the tank losses of the 24th Lancers in Normandy in June and July 1944. I’ve seen quite a few of these “mentions” now, i.e. scattered about in various war diaries, books and separate accounts and would like to see if I could start to come up with something of a more definitive list and would welcome any help or extra information that anyone may have to add to this. What I’m hopefully aiming for is something like a reference to a particular on-line, WD or book based account and a date and a location of said 24th L loss where available perhaps. It might be possible to attach some details of KIA’s and WIA’s as well, but I’m not completely sure, as these all too seldom seem to be made clear. In some cases too it is not always attributable what the state of damage to a particular tank was, i.e. might just say a 24th Lancer tank was “hit” or “sustained damage” without going at all into any casualties or extent of damage etc. as well as in the varied accounts when a particular tank is said to have been knocked out always to be 100% certain whose tank this was. I had thought about trying perhaps, at some stage, to attempt to put all of these details in to a map, but the kind of information I currently have is a bit too varied to probably be very amenable to that. (I might still give it a go though!) I’ll try to sort them therefore in at least some kind of chronological order below, and include location (probably just approximate/best guess) where known (and this might certainly help distinguish between similar but actually different engagements/accounts). In the case of unspecified or unclear data, I think I’ll probably just include what I know (i.e. just at the moment now) and save that extra detail for amendment by any further discussion / research. Where something in a published reference is actually now thought contentious or just plain wrong I’ll try to keep a note also, and I guess either highlight it (as an issue) in the list or else just leave it completely out. Please feel free to attach any details to refs. of such 24th L losses you may also know, and any extra detail pertaining to such you may have. The War dairy for the 24th L for example for the month of June 1944 says: The Regiment suffered the following casualties during the month of June. Officers. 4 Killed 23 Wounded O.R’s. 20 Killed 95 Wounded 4 Missing believed killed. The Regiment lost 28 Tanks destroyed and 10 damaged. The Regiment inflicted the following casualties in vehicles on the enemy during the same period. Tanks destroyed 19 A/Tk guns 2 SP guns 3 ½ Tracked vehicles 5 Armoured cars 5 So I’ve been tempted too to see if in all of these various accounts there is similar information about when and where the 24th L claimed to have KO’d those German tanks, A/Tk & S guns, ½ Tracked vehicles and Armoured cars. If this seems possible - at some point - I might similarly attempt to chronologically collate and post these too All the best, Rm.