I thought that some might find extracts from this war diary of interest: WO171/2344 WO171/2344 – 1st Coy RASC (Army Transport) C.O.: Major R.N. Street; Major D.S. Nixon joined as O.C. 22 Apr 44 16 February 1944 18 x 6 ton engaged on Troop Lifting. [Unit was originally called 1 Divisional Transport Company. 8 April 1944 FOLKESTONE All working hours devoted to maintenance and T.O.E.TS for weapons. 9 April 1944 Voluntary church parade. Unit adopts closed postal address & unit censorship is instituted forthwith. 10 April 1944 W.O.U.M. 79/Mob/6430/112 (AGS Mob) received whereby the following amendments are made: (a) Company name changed to 1 Coy RASC (Army Transport). (b) Amn Pl is amended to read General Duties Pl. (c) Two Tpt Pls are equipped with 6 ton lorries. Two Tpt Pls are equipped with 3 ton lorries. Amendments to be completed by 0001 hrs 1 May 44. 11 April 1944 A party of 30 O/Rs visited a W.D. Exhibition at London of enemy weapons. 12 April 1944 Barrack officer inspected all accommodation stores. Warning order received that unit would be engaged on a transport detail on or about 16 Apr 44, involving 90% of unit transport. 13 April 1944 All personnel engaged in carrying out weapon T.O.E.T.s 14 April 1944 Capt SWIFT and Lt SPIERS return from leave. 15 April 1944 Audit Board convened to audit unit accounts. Lt OLIVER promoted to rank of Acting Captain wef 7 Apr 44. Lt ESCOTT proceeded on water-proofing course. 16 April 1944 The unit engaged in drawing AMN from R.H. (STURRY) and keep this AMN on wheels until such time as 16 or 170 Coys RASC (Tk Bde) demand and draw it. Appx B In this respect 3 sections B Pl moved to BIGBURY CAMP 5575 Sheet 117A to await demand for transport. 17 April 1944 Major STREET went on 2 day Cookery Course at ALDERSHOT. Instructions received from 21 Army Gp to effect unit designation reverts to 1 DIV TPT COY. 18 April 1944 A PL moved to BIGBURY CAMP to assist in drawing ammunition from R.H. 19 April 1944 MAJOR STREET attended conference at CRASC. Drawing of ammunition from R.H. proceeded throughout the day. 20 April 1944 Further transport detail received: 75 Task Vehicles despatched to LEWES to lift troops to HERNE BAY. Detail to last until 23 April. Appx C 21 April 1944 Drawing of ammunition from R.H. continues throughout the day. 22 April 1944 Major D.S. NIXON posted to this company as O.C. Major R.N. STREET posted to 45 TPT COLN. Wading Trials at MOTE PARK MAIDSTONE. 23 April 1944 40 Task Vehicles returned from transport detail at LEWES. All remaining personnel engaged on waterproofing vehicles. 24 April 1944 W.O.U.M. 79/Mob/6430/188 (AGS Mob) dated 23 APR 44 received whereby General Duties Platoon is deleted from organisation of this unit. Wading Trials at MOTE PARK MAIDSTONE. 25 April 1944 Ammunition drawn by this unit from R.H. & dumped at BIBURY CAMP, drawn by 16 + 170 Coys RASC (Tk Bde). 26 April 1944 One officer + 20 ORs visited W.D. Exhibition of Enemy Equipment. Wading Trials at MOTE PARK MAIDSTONE. 27 April 1944 All transport returned from amn detail at BIBURY CAMP. Information received that unit vehicle W.E. amended whereby 33 x 6 ton Macks are handed over to 67 Armd Bde Coy + 310 Armd Bde Coy (total 66 x 6 ton Macks) and 33 x 3 ton Bedford OY are drawn from each of the following companies: 90 Armd Bde Coy + 380 Tank Bde Coy. Authy for transfer 21 A Gp/1415/19 G(SD) dated 26 Apr 44. 28 April 1944 Major D.S. Nixon attended conference at 45 TPT COLN. 29 April 1944 Further Wading Trials held at Shorncliffe. 33 x 6 ton Macks drawn by 310 Armd Bde Coy. 30 April 1944 100% Kit Check made and any necessary replacements affected.