WO171/2347 – 9 Company RASC (General Transport) C.O.: Major E.J. Reynolds (on 1 May 1944) 1 May 1944 LEIGH-ON-SEA 0700 Coy less D Pl, Wksp detachment & A Pl moved to BARNS GREEN Nr HORSHAM. Routed through LONDON & guided by Metropolitan Police. Arrived 1500 hrs, no breakdowns. D PL arrived back from Worksop at 2000 hrs & personnel of A Pl reported in by train at 2300 hrs. Appx 1 2 May 1944 WORLEYS BARNS GREEN 0730 Party under Lieut. R.C. Gasten [?] proceeded to Victoria Dock & collected 9 DUKWS. O.C. reported to HQ RASC 39 Tpt Coln & thence to Osterley Park to see Wksp Detachment. 3 May 1944 WORLEYS 0730 Lieut. R.C. Gasten [?] & party to Victoria Dock to collect 11 DUKWS. Lt. F.V. Wesson [?] to Liverpool to collect 10 DUKWS. 4 May 1944 WORLEYS Lieut. F.V. Wesson [?] collected 10 DUKWS from Messrs Pearson L’pool. Staged at Wellington. 5 May 1944 WORLEYS 10 DUKWS arrived in making total held 99. O.C. proceeded to Byfleet to see CRASC. 6 May 1944 WORLEYS Wksp overhauling all DUKWS & all fitters & D.Ms from pls sent in to help. Appx 2 7 May 1944 WORLEYS 1000 O.C. to Coy Commanders conference at CRASC 39 Tpt Coln. 8 May 1944 WORLEYS O.C. to West Mercia to contact O.C. Motor Boat Coys. Personnel of B Pl split between A, C & D to allow 2 or more drivers per veh. for DUKW management. 9 May 1944 WORLEYS Work continued by Wksp on inspecting DUKWS. 10 May 1944 WORLEYS Training programme drawn up. Work on DUKWS continued. 11 May 1944 WORLEYS Capt. P.S. Savage to HQ 39 Tpt Coln Southend for conference. 12 May 1944 WORLEYS Lt. E.W. Keast [?] promoted Captain within W.E. of this Coy. 13 May 1944 WORLEYS 6 Matchless M/Cs evacuated to 40 VRD. Appx 3 14 May 1944 WORLEYS 1 x 3 ton Austin, 1 x 15-cwt Ford evacuated to 11 VRD. 15 May 1944 WORLEYS 0800 1 DUKW with Cpl & Driver sent to CIS COD DIDCOT for use in experiments with the making of a HOG TROUGH. 16 May 1944 WORLEYS 0400 Receipt of new AFS 1098 Scales. Copy of items taken by CQMS 377 Coy RASC. 0700 O.C. to Coy Commanders conference at HQ CRASC 39 Tpt Coln. 0800 Capt. R. Watt Smith [?] to COD DIDCOT to report on sample HOG TROUGH. 17 May 1944 WORLEYS 1600 20 ORs arrived from No. 6 Trg Btn RASC. 1800 Brig. R.H. Parmenter 11 L of C visited Unit HQ. 1900 Lieut. J. Clarke arrived being posted from 837 Coy RASC (Gen Tpt). 18 May 1944 WORLEYS Unit tpt collects G. 1098 stores from various C.O.D’s. 19 May 1944 WORLEYS Further collections of G.1098 stores etc. Initial inspections & modifications & overhauling of DUKWs continues. 20 May 1944 WORLEYS O.C. & Capt. P.S. Savage to Study Day conference at CRASC 39 Tpt Coln. Appx 4 All DUKWS in unit tested in water – non[e] unseaworthy. 21 May 1944 WORLEYS O.C. holds a conference of all officers – (OP Instructions received). 22 May 1944 WORLEYS 0730 Capt. P.S. Savage to H.Q. 11 L of C for conference. 23 May 1944 WORLEYS Waterproofing of vehicles & maintenance of DUKWS continued. 24 May 1944 WORLEYS More stores & equipment drawn from C.O.D’s & R.T.O. Horsham. 25 May 1944 WORLEYS 2 Albion W/Shop vehicles received from Old Dalby. 26 May 1944 WORLEYS Medical examination of whole unit personnel. Inoculations & vaccinations carried out. 27 May 1944 WORLEYS Bedford 3-ton (SLAVE BATTERY) & Bedford 15-cwt W/T evacuated to SLOUGH. Waterproofing for 2 W/Shops vehicles collected. 28 May 1944 WORLEYS Drivers i/c Admin vehicles practised in wading. Fine hot day. 1000 3 ORs posted to 504 G.T. Coy RASC. 29 May 1944 WORLEYS 0630 O.C. to HQ 39 Tpt Coln for conference. ‘R’ Group to Southend. 6 ORs posted to 501 Coy RASC. 30 May 1944 WORLEYS Waterproofing vehicles & painting DUKWS continued. Very hot day. 31 May 1944 WORLEYS Admin vehicles loaded with 2 str cars & stores. Petrol in Jerrycans drawn for all vehicles.