Vehicle Numbers - 51st Highland Division CRASC June 1944

Discussion in 'Vehicle Names and Census Numbers' started by Tom OBrien, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. Tom OBrien

    Tom OBrien Senior Member

    Hi,

    I found these vehicle numbers and named personnel details for 3 June 1944 in WO171/535:

    Appendix “A”

    HEADQUARTERS R.A.S.C. 51st HIGHLAND DIVISION

    3 Jun 44

    ADMIN ORDER No. 1

    INFORMATION.
    HQ RASC less Rear Party will take part in an exercise and will be under 6 hours notice from 2100 hrs 31 May 44.

    INTENTION.
    To move to Marshalling Area.

    METHOD
    .
    Movement order at appx ‘B’ will be issued later.
    Vehs will be formed up ready to leave for M.A. in following order of March.

    Veh No. Dvrs Name. Personnel and/or load.

    Z5499005 Dvr Webb, P.A. D.T.S.O.
    L/Cpl Balls, W.
    Dvr Davies, A.
    Dvr Whenman, E.

    L5404156 Dvr Lumsden, A. S/Sgt. Thompson, R. Office.
    Sgt Roberts, D.
    Cpl Webster, D.
    L/Cpl Sinclair, R.
    Dvr Bell, A.

    L5265579 Dvr Laing, D. RSM Moore, F.A. Cookhouse
    Pte Hillier, W.
    Pte Meager, L.
    Pte Perry, L.
    Dvr Brown, A.
    Dvr Faull, E.

    L.C.V. Dvr Kelly, J. Cpl. Simpson.
    Sgm Craig, W.
    Sgm Cutbush, W.
    Cpl McBride, P.
    Cpl Bennett, T.
    Dvr Donaldson, D.
    Dvr Nash, A.J.
    Dvr Stubbs, C.
    Dvr Walkaden, R.
    Pte McHutchison, G.

    M4894861 Dvr Cook, E. S.Sup.O.
    M.O.

    Col. Comdr
    : Capt. A. Jepson.
    Defence: L/Cpl Balls and Dvrs Davies and Whenman will form gun team A.A. defence.

    I hope they are of interest.

    Regards
    Tom
     
    dbf likes this.
  2. KevinT

    KevinT Senior Member

    Hi Tom,

    Thanks as always.
    M4894861 Humber car 4 str 4 X 4 contract S239 M4894004 - 4895606
    L5265579 Dodge 3 ton 4 X 2 GS contract SM2667 L5265260 - 5266959
    L5404156 Dodge 3 ton 4 X 2 GS contract SM2676 L5403641 - 5405349
    Z5499005 Ford 15 cwt 4 X 2 GS contract S2961 Z5498775 - 5508774
    Cheers
    Kevin
     
    Aixman, Tom OBrien and dbf like this.
  3. Tom OBrien

    Tom OBrien Senior Member

    Kevin,

    Thanks for that. Its interesting that they are 4x2, I had thought that all formation and unit level 3-ton lorries would have been 4x4.

    Regards
    Tom
     
  4. KevinT

    KevinT Senior Member

    Hi Tom,

    I wouldn't know about the 4 x 2 / 4 x 4 distribution but the vast majority of the 3 ton Dodges are 4 x 2 with only the following listed as 4 x 4:-
    L5519882 - L5520381 4 x 4 Stores under SM6068
    L5875076 - L5877075 4 x 4 GS under SM6257
    L6253240 - L6253588 4 x 4 GS under SM2684
    L6253589 - L6253688 4 x 4 GS under SM2667

    Cheers

    Kevin
     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2018 at 9:51 PM

Share This Page