War Diary - 94 Bulk Petrol Transport Coy, RASC

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  1. Tom OBrien

    Tom OBrien Senior Member

    WO171/2379 – 94 Company RASC (Bulk Petrol Transport) – Jan – Dec 44

    C.O.: Major H.T.B. Worthington

    1 January 1944 PUDSEY
    1 3-ton lorry to Yeadon – Rations.

    2 January 1944 PUDSEY

    1 15-cwt truck to Ossett – Personnel on course.

    3 January 1944 PUDSEY
    1 3-ton lorry to Yeadon – Rations.

    4 January 1944 PUDSEY
    1 complete section of this unit was handed over to Officer Commanding, No. 2 P.S.D.U. at Eckington Drill Hall, Eckington, Nr. Sheffield, 10 O.Rs. 6 Tankers and 1 motor cycle. Authority W.O.L. (AGSP)1152, dated 4 Jan 44.
    1 3-ton lorry to Yeadon – Rations.

    5 January 1944 PUDSEY
    1 Utility to Morley – 712 G.T. Coy., RASC.
    1 Utility to Yeadon – Salvage.

    6 January 1944 PUDSEY

    Received warning order to move from location – ‘Practice Move’.

    7 January 1944 PUDSEY
    Company had Practice Move from location. Complete move made in accordance with Company Standing Orders.

    8 January 1944 PUDSEY
    1 Austin 3-ton to Yeadon – Rations.

    9 January 1944 PUDSEY
    Nil.

    10 January 1944 PUDSEY
    Informed that this unit was under control of 21 Army Group.
    1 Utility Car to Bradford – 712 G.T. Coy., R.A.S.C.
    1 3-ton lorry to Yeadon – Rations.

    11 January 1944 PUDSEY
    Route March and Mess Tin cooking for whole unit.
    1 15-cwt truck to Barlowe – Return of unserviceable stores.
    1 3-ton lorry to Yeadon – Rations.

    12 January 1944 PUDSEY
    1 Utility Car to Exercise – Officers TE.W.T.
    1 Utility Car to Bradford – 712 G.T. Coy., R.A.S.C.

    13 January 1944 PUDSEY
    1 lorry to Wakefield and Alverthorpe to deliver R.E. stores for O. i/c Tpt., W.R.D.
    1 3-ton lorry to Yeadon – Rations.
    1 15-cwt truck to Drighlington – R.E. stores.

    14 January 1944 PUDSEY
    1 complete section of this unit moved on detachment to Officer Commanding No. 5 Petrol Depot, R.A.S.C. at AYNHO, Nr. Banbury. Section comprised of the following personnel and vehicles:- 8 O.Rs. 6 Tankers & 1 motor cycle.
    Capt. G.McD. Garland posted from unit to 713 Gen Tpt Coy., R.A.S.C.
    Lieut. R.R.C. Halahan posted to unit.
    1 car to St. Luke’s Hospital, Bradford – 712 G.T. Coy., R.A.S.C.

    15 January 1944 PUDSEY
    2 3-ton lorries to Yeadon – Rations.
    1 Utility to convey 1 Officer & O.R. to Hospital, Bradford.

    16 January 1944 PUDSEY
    1 Utility to Bradford.

    17 January 1944 PUDSEY

    Two complete sections of this unit moved on detachment to Officer Commanding, No. 10 Petrol Depot, R.A.S.C., CARNFORTH, Lancs. Sections comprised of the following personnel and vehicles – 16 O.Rs. 12 Tankers and 2 motor cycles.
    1 3-ton lorry to Yeadon to collect rations.
    1 Utility to St. Luke’s Hospital, Bradford.

    18 January 1944 PUDSEY
    Documentation Officer from Northern Command visited unit.
    1 Utility to Mirfield – Exchange of Stores.
    1 3-ton lorry to Barlow, York to collect G.1098 stores.
    1 Utility Car to Yeadon – Rations.

    19 January 1944 PUDSEY
    1 3-ton lorry to Leeds – C.Q.M.S. stores.

    20 January 1944 PUDSEY
    Nil.

    21 January 1944 PUDSEY
    Two complete sections from this unit moved on detachment to Officer Commanding, No. 9 Petrol Depot, R.A.S.C., WADDESDON, Nr. Aylesbury, Bucks, comprising of the following personnel and vehicles:– 16 O.Rs. 12 Tankers and 2 motor cycles.

    22 January 1944 PUDSEY
    Nil.

    23 January 1944 PUDSEY
    Capt. P.J.J. Parker attended lecture at Leeds given by representative of J.A.G. Dept.

    24 January 1944 PUDSEY
    1 15-cwt truck to York to collect G.1098 stores.

    25 January 1944 PUDSEY
    1 15-cwt truck to York to collect G.1098 stores.

    26 – 28 January 1944 PUDSEY
    Nil.

    29 January 1944 PUDSEY
    Unit moved from H.Q. No. 1 RASC Mob Centre at PUDSEY, Yorks and proceeded on first stage to Lutterworth. Arrived at W.O. Staging Camp, Lutterworth 15.30 hrs. Departed Lutterworth 07.55 hrs, proceeded to new location at FRINTON-on-SEA, Essex; arrived Frinton-on-Sea 16.15 hrs.

    30 January 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    C., R.A.S.C. 27 L of C Tpt Coln, R.A.S.C. visited unit.

    31 January 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    O.C. Coy visited C., R.A.S.C. 27 L of C Tpt Coln, R.A.S.C. at Walton-on-Naze.
     
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  2. Trux

    Trux 21 AG

    Yeadon and Pudsey are my part of the world. I have lived in Yeadon for nearly 50 years now. Not much round here to do with the army as far as I know but there were, still are, the airfield and the giant Avro factory (warehouses etc now) turning out Lancasters and Ansons at a remarkable rate. Quite a lot of AA sites around as well.

    Carrying rations to Yeadon? Any details?

    Mike
     
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  3. Tom OBrien

    Tom OBrien Senior Member

    Hi Mike, collecting rations I think, certainly once they'd moved they were sending a 3-ton lorry to Clacton every day or two to collect rations.

    Regards

    Tom
     
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  4. Tom OBrien

    Tom OBrien Senior Member

    94 BULK PETROL TPT COY., R.A.S.C.

    SECRET
    Ref:- S/29/31.

    MOVEMENT ORDER

    Maps O.S. Sheets 6 & 8 ¼” to Mile
    .

    INFORMATION.
    Nil.

    METHOD.
    S.P. British Legion Club, Pudsey, 0700 hrs 29 Jan 44.
    60 V.T.M. 30 M.I.2.H.
    Complete move will be made in accordance with Company Standing Orders.
    Route Cards for issue to personnel for first day only, Pudsey – Lutterworth, are herewith.

    ADMINISTRATION.

    Food:- Double haversack rations will be carried. Containers of hot tea will be carried by Headquarters, “A” & “B” Pls combined, and Wksps. Unconsumed portion of day’s rations fresh and 1 extra day’s rations will be carried by Master Cook. Separate instructions will be issued to Master Cook who will proceed in advance of main body.

    Dress:- F.S.M.O. Greatcoats will be worn. 1 blanket ONLY will be taken.

    Water Tankers will proceed filled with fresh water.

    Petrol:- All tanks of vehicles will be filled. Jerricans will be carried filled by each vehicle.

    Wksps will have spare oil available.

    Alarm Signals:- Gas. Motor cyclists riding down the convoy with respirator adjusted.

    All Clear:- Motor Cyclists riding down the convoy with facepiece of respirator hanging.

    Air:- Direct attack, motor cyclist pointing in the air and sounding his hooter when personnel will dismount and take up defensive positions, under Pl. officers and NCOs.

    Breakdowns:- The driver will wave on the following vehicles and report to his section N.C.O. or motor cyclist, who will inform his Platoon Commander. The Platoon commander will in turn, inform Company Commander. Wksps will endeavour to do repairs, if possible.

    INTERCOMMUNICATION.

    Use of motor cyclists – chain system.

    ACKNOWLEDGE.

    [sgd: ??]

    Major, R.A.S.C.
    Commanding 94 Bulk Petrol Transport Coy., R.A.S.C.
    PUDSEY
    27 Jan ‘44

    DISTRIBUTION.
    O.C. 94 Bulk Petrol Tpt Coy., R.A.S.C.
    All Officers.
    C.S.M. & C.Q.M.S.
    All Sgts & L/Sgts.
    War Diary.
    File.
     
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  5. Tom OBrien

    Tom OBrien Senior Member

    1 February 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA C.O.: Major H.T.B. Worthington
    Unit switched over to overseas Documentation as laid down in the pamphlet “Documentation – Units of 21 Army Group whilst situated in the United Kingdom.” 1943
    1 x 15 cwt truck to Clacton – personnel to CRS, Clacton. Lorry – 3 ton Coy. Rations. Clacton.

    2 February 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    1 3-ton lorry – Rations – Clacton.

    3 February 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    1 3-ton lorry – Rations – Clacton.

    4 February 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    1 Austin 2str to Clacton CRS. Major H.T.B. Worthington proceeded on privilege leave.
    Capt. P.J.J. Parker assumes Command of 94 Bulk Petrol Transport Coy, RASC.

    5 February 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    1 Lorry – 3-ton – Rations – Clacton.

    6 February 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    1 x 15 cwt truck to carry Guards to HQ 27 L of C Tpt Coln, RASC, Walton-on-the-Naze.

    7 February 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    1 x 15 cwt truck to convey Guards to HQ 27 L of C Tpt Coln, RASC, Walton-on-the-Naze.
    1 Lorry 3-ton to collect Company Rations – Clacton.

    8 February 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    1 x 15 cwt truck to convey Guards to HQ 27 L of C Tpt Coln, RASC, Walton-on-the-Naze.
    1 Lorry, 3-ton Company Rations – Clacton.

    9 February 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    1 Car Utility to collect MCA from Clacton.

    10 February 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    Received War Office Urgent Memorandum 79/MOB/5774/716 (AG5MOB) dated 8 FEB 44, by hand from Stationmaster, Frinton-on-Sea ordering unit to re-mobilize immediately. Mobilization to completed by 29 FEB 44. Increase of Unit War Establishment by 1 Tpt Pl., Composite Pl., A, B, C & D, R.D.I. and increase from Serial 1 to Serial 2 Wksp. Immediate action taken. 1 x 15 cwt truck to convey Guards to HQ 27 L of C Tpt Coln, RASC. Walton-on-the-Naze. 1 3-ton lorry to collect rations, Clacton.

    11 February 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    1 15 cwt to convey Guards to HQ 27 L of C Tpt Coln, RASC, Walton-on-the-Naze.

    12 February 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    2 Complete Sections of this unit attached to No.10 Petrol Depot, RASC, Carnforth completed their tasks and were handed back to a representative of this unit. Section comprised of 12 Tankers, 2 Motor Cycles and 18 Other Ranks. 1 15 cwt Truck to convey Guards to HQ 27 L of C Tpt Coln, RASC. Walton-on-the-Naze. 1 3-ton lorry to collect Company Rations – Clacton.

    13 February 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    Major H.T.B. Worthington returns from privilege leave and re-assumes Command of 94 Bulk Petrol Transport Company, RASC. Detachment of 2 Tankers returned from No. 1 Amphibian Trg Wing, RASC, Towyn, N. Wales. 1x15 cwt truck to convey Guards to HQ 27 L of C Tpt Coln, RASC, Walton-on-the Naze.

    14 February 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    C., RASC 27 L of C Tpt Coln, RASC visited unit.
    1 3-ton lorry to Clacton to collect Company Rations.

    15 February 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    1 Austin to convey 2 i/c Coy to Felstead to hand over completed Deficiency Lists in respect to Mobilization.

    16 February 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    One Austin Utility to collect MCA from Clacton.

    17 February 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    One Austin Utility – Rations – Clacton.

    18 February 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    1x15 cwt truck to Clacton to collect oil for Wksp. One Utility Car to Clacton to collect MCA.

    19 February 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA

    1 lorry 3-ton to Clacton to collect stores. 1 3-ton lorry to collect Company Rations – Clacton.

    20 February 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    Nil.

    21 February 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    Temporary Captains Auty, S.R. (265642) and Stevens P.F. (116127) and 57 ORs posted to unit. One lorry 3-ton to Walton-on-the-Naze to collect stores. 1 3-ton lorry to Clacton to collect Rations.

    22 February 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    20 ORs posted to unit.
    1 lorry 3-ton to Clacton to collect rations.
    2 3-ton lorries to Walton-on-the-Naze to convey personnel to Trg. Films.
    1 Complete section of “B” Pl. proceeded on detachment to War Office Staging Camp Stevenage. Section comprised of 1 M/C, 6 Tankers and 7 ORs.

    23 February 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    27 ORs posted to unit. 1 Austin utility to Clacton to collect rations. Visit to unit of officer from RA Records.

    24 February 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    Capt. P.J.J. Parker visited General Headquarters, 2nd Echelon, LONDON on tour of instruction. 1 Lorry 3-ton to Clacton – Coy. Rations. 2 3-ton lorries to collect Mob. stores from Colchester.

    25 February 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    12 ORs posted to Unit. 1 Austin Utility to collect MCA from Clacton. 1 3-ton lorry to collect Mob stores from Colchester.

    26 February 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    1 lorry 3-ton lorry to collect rations. Clacton.

    27 February 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    Major H.T.B. Worthington proceeded on discussion period to be held at Offrs Training School, Southend-on-Sea. Capt. P.J.J. Parker assumed command of unit.

    28 February 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    1 lorry 3-ton to collect rations from Clacton.

    29 February 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    Mobilization date of unit.
    1st Progress Report rendered to HQ Eastern Comd, and ADOS Essex and Suffolk District. 5 lorries 3-ton to Walton-on-the-Naze to convey personnel to Trg Films. 1 lorry 3-ton to collect rations from Clacton.
     
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  6. Tom OBrien

    Tom OBrien Senior Member

    Does anyone know what the abbreviation M.C.A. stands for?

    Regards

    Tom
     
  7. Tom OBrien

    Tom OBrien Senior Member

    1 March 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    1 Car Utility to Clacton – collection of M.C.A.

    2 March 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    A/CRASC, 32 L of C Tpt Coln, visited unit.
    2 O.Rs. posted to unit.
    Composite Pl signed warning rolls for overseas service.
    1 lorry 3-ton to Clacton – Coy rations.

    3 March 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    5 O.Rs. posted to unit.
    5 O.Rs. sent to increase detachment at War Office Staging Camp, Stevenage.
    1 3-ton lorry to Clacton – Coy rations.

    4 March 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    Major H.T.B. Worthington returns from course at Southend-on-Sea and reassumes command of unit.
    1 O.R. posted to unit.
    4 x 3-ton lorries to Clacton – Recreational Transport.
    1 15-cwt truck to Clacton to collect lubricants.

    5 March 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    Nil.

    6 March 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    Lecture to all officers, WOs and NCOs by O.C. unit on war role of unit.
    Progress Report rendered to H.Q. Eastern Command and Essex & Suffolk District.
    1 3-ton lorry to Clacton – Coy rations.

    7 March 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    Detachment from No. 5 Petrol Depot, RASC, Aynho Park, Nr Banbury, Oxon., reported back to unit.
    3 cars 4 x 2 Utility and 3 lorries 3-ton 4 x 2 G.S. collected from No. 21 V.R.D., Castle Ashby, Northampton.
    2 O.Rs posted to unit.
    1 lorry to Clacton – Coy rations.
    1 Austin car to Clacton – Lt. Wilcox.
    1 Bedford tanker to Colchester to collect petrol
    1 Austin 3-ton to Colchester to collect stores.

    8 March 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    ADS & T, No. 8 Base Sub Area, visited unit with A/C., RASC, 32 L of C Tpt Coln.
    Lt. Williams and 7 O.Rs proceeded to No. 29 V.R.D., Castle Donnington, Nr Derby, to collect 3 lorries 6 x 4 Foden 10-ton, 1 15-cwt Water Truck.
    Lt. Sleap and 15 O.Rs. collected for this unit 15 Articulated 1750-gall tankers and 2 15-cwt trucks from No. 2 V.R.D., Burnham Beeches, Nr Slough.

    9 March 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    Lt. Tollit and 24 O.Rs. proceeded to No. V.R.D., Laleham, Nr Staines, Middlesex, to collect 18 Bedford Articulated 1750-gall. Tankers and 38 Matchless motor cycles for this unit.
    1 3-ton lorry to Clacton – Coy rations.
    6 Lorries 3-ton to No. 1 V.R.D. to collect motor cycles.
    1 Car Utility to Clacton – Capt. Parker.

    10 March 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    Lt. F.A.W. Tooby arrived for duty with this unit from 905 G.T. Coy, RASC. Posted w.e.f. 19 Feb 44.
    1 O.R. posted to unit.
    1 car Utility to Clacton to convey personnel.

    11 March 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    Lt. C.A. Sleap – privilege leave.
    ADS & T and 2 S/Capts, 21 Army Gp, visited unit.
    2 3-ton lorries to convey Composite Pl to Clacton for lecture.

    12 March 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    Nil.

    13 March 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    New motor cycles run in under supervision of officer.
    Mob Progress Report to H.Q. Eastern Command and ADOS, Essex & Suffolk District.
    1 3-ton lorry to Clacton – Coy rations.

    14 March 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    1 3-ton lorry to Clacton to collect lubricants.
    1 15-cwt to Colchester to collect stores.
    1 3-ton lorry to Clacton to collect rations.
    3 lorries to Walton-on-the-Naze to convey personnel to Trg films.
    38 motor cycles being ‘run in’ under supervision of officer.

    15 March 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    1 Car Utility to collect personnel from Clacton.
    1 Car Utility to collect ammunition for ranges.
    1 lorry 3-ton – Coy rations.

    16 March 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    1 lorry Clacton – Coy rations.

    17 March 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    Nil.

    18 March 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    3 x 3-ton lorries to Clacton – recreational transport.

    19 March 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    Nil.

    20 March 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    Mob Progress Report rendered to HQ, Eastern Command and ADOS, Essex and Suffolk District.
    1 15-cwt evacuated to No. 62 V.R.D., Brotherton Nr Leeds.
    1 3-ton lorry to Clacton – Coy rations.
    1 10-ton lorry to Southend – Unditching exercise.
    1 lorry 10-ton wading exercise.

    21 March 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    1 15-cwt, 2 lorries 3-ton to 263 Water Tank Coy for duties.
    2 lorries 3-ton to Walton-on-the-Naze to convey personnel to training films.

    22 March 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    Capt. P.J.J. Parker proceeded on privilege leave.
    1 Utility to convey personnel to C.R.S. Clacton.

    23 March 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    Detachment, 1 section, from 25 MPFC, RASC, Bletchingley, Surrey, returned to unit location.
    Detachment, 1 section, from 24 MPFC, RASC, Chilston Pk Nr Lenham, Kent, returned to unit location.
    Detachment, 2 sections, from No. 9 Petrol Depot, Waddesdon, Nr Aylesbury Bucks, returned to unit location.
    1 15-cwt truck to convey personnel to Walton for First Aid Course.

    24 March 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    Lt. L.G. Williams granted privilege leave.
    1 15-cwt truck to Clacton to collect lubricants.
    2 lorries 3-ton to collect stores from Colchester.
    1 Utility to convey sick to C.R.S.

    25 March 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    Personnel of unit fired on ranges, Walton-on-the-Naze. 3 x 3-ton lorries and 1 Utility to ranges.

    26 March 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    Nil.

    27 March 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    Detachment of 3 sections from War Office Staging Camp, Stevenage, returned to unit location.
    Mob Progress Report rendered to HQ, Eastern Command and ADOS, Essex & Suffolk District.
    1 Austin Utility to Clacton.

    28 March 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    3 x 3-ton lorries to Walton-on-the-Naze to convey personnel to Trg films.

    29 March 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    1 Austin Utility to C.S.D. Clacton.

    30 March 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    A/C., RASC, 32 L of C Tpt Coln, RASC, visited unit.
    1 15-cwt truck to Walton to convey personnel to First Aid Course.
    1 Austin Utility to Clacton to convey personnel to C.R.S.

    31 March 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    1 15-cwt truck to collect oil from Clacton.
     
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  8. Tom OBrien

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    1 – 2 April 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA C.O.: Major H.T.B. Worthington, RASC
    Nil.

    3 April 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    Mob progress report rendered to HQ, Eastern Command and ADOS, Essex and Suffolk District.
    Unit re-designated to 94 Coy, RASC (Bulk Pet Tpt).

    4 April 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    Unit censorship on all mail, parcels and telegrams imposed.
    Audit Board convened to audit all non-Public accounts.
    Two outstanding detachments of two vehicles which were attached to 459 Tk Bde Coy, RASC, Clayden, Ipswich, returned to unit.

    5 April 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    Received confidential letter 3392A, dated 3 Apr 44 from 8 Base Sub Area, notifying stoppage of all leave. Instructions acted upon immediately.
    Security lecture given to all ORs by 2 i/c Coy re censorship, etc.
    Unit fired on PIAT Ranges at DOMYLAND WOOD Range, Nr Colchester, Essex. Firing commenced 0930 hrs and ceased 1400 hrs. 50 men fired 2 rounds practice shot. There were no accidents of any kind.

    6 April 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    Nil.

    7 April 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    Lieut. L.G. Williams attended Medical Board and placed in Medical Category “A”.

    8 April 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    Detachments sent out as follows:
    18 800-gallon Bedford Tankers, 4 M/Cycles Matchless, 1 Austin Utility, 1 Bedford Water Tanker, 1 Austin 3-ton lorry 4x2 G.S. and 1 Officer and 32 O.Rs. to War Office Staging Camp, Stevenage, Herts.
    6 800-gallon Tankers, Bedford, 1 Matchless M/Cycle and 10 ORs to 25 M.P.F.C., RASC, Bletchingley, Surrey.
    12 Bedford 800-gallon tanke4rs, 2 Matchless M/Cycles and 15 ORs to No. 9 Petrol Depot, RASC, Waddesden, Bucks.
    6 Bedford 800-gallon Tankers, 1 Matchless M/Cycle and 10 ORs to 246 Petrol Depot, RASC, Chilston Park, Lenham, Kent.
    2 800-gallon Tankers and 2 ORs to 459 Tk Bde Coy, RASC, Clayden, Ipswich.
    1 Bedford 800-gallon tanker and 1 OR to 460 Inf Bde Coy, RASC, Keswick, Nr Norwich.
    1 800-gallon Tanker and 1 OR to 483 Inf Bde Coy, RASC, Aysham Road, Norwich.
    6 800-gallon Tankers and 1 M/Cycle and 10 ORs to 46 M.P.F.C., RASC, Chilston Park, Lenham, Kent.
    Authority for above 32 L of C Tpt Coln letter 14/5 ST(56), dated 7 Apr 44.
    See Appendices “A”, “B”, “C”, “D”, “E”, “F”, “G”, “H”.

    9 April 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    Nil.

    10 April 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    Mobilization Progress Report rendered to HQ, Eastern Command and ADOS, Essex & Suffolk District.
    Vehicles and personnel sent on detachment to 46 M.P.F.C., RASC and 246 Petrol Depot, RASC, Chilston Park, Lenham, Kent, returned to unit location as they were not required. Active Service Privilege Envelopes were issued to unit for first time.
    A/Capt. R.C. Tollit, Lt. F.A.W. Tooby and 15 ORs attended course at Petroleum Tech. Trg Centre from 10 Apr to 15 Apr 44.

    11 April 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    Unit fired on Walton ranges, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex. 70 men fired 100 rds each with Bren, 70 men fired 100 rds each with Sten.

    12 – 13 April 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    Nil.

    14 April 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    Lt. H.A. Anderson (187324), RASC posted to this unit. Authy:- 21 A Gp 3856/A/ST (C7), dated 7 Apr 44.
    Major H.T.B. Worthington and 2 i/c Coy attended conference at HQ, 32 L of C Tpt Coln, RASC.

    15 April 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    Capt. P.J.J. Parker reported to HQ, 8 B.S.A. for interview.

    16 April 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    Memorandum on Security received from Supreme Commander, Allied Forces brought to notice of all ranks in Coy Part I Orders.

    17 April 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    Mobilization Progress Report rendered to HQ, Eastern Command ADOS, Essex & Suffolk Dist. Capt. P.J.J. Parker reported to HQ, L of C 21 A Gp for interview.

    18 April 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    6 Bedford 1750-gallon tankers, 1 M/Cycle and 10 ORs proceeded on detachment to No. 5 Pet Depot, RASC, AYNHO, Bucks.
    Authy:- HQ, 32 L of Coln letter 14/5 ST(66), dated 17 Apr 44. Appx “J”

    19 April 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    Nil.

    20 April 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    1 800-gallon tanker proceeded from detachment at W.O.S.C. Stevenage, to 67 Bde Coy, RASC, Letton Hall, Shipdham, Norfolk. Authy:- DDST, Eastern Comd.

    21 April 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    6 Bedford 1750-gall. Tankers, 1 M/C and 7 ORs proceeded on detachment to WOSC, Stevenage. Authy:- ST HQ L of C 21 A Gp ST/18/T, dated 20 Apr 44. Appx “K”

    22 – 23 April 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    Nil.

    24 April 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    Lt. Tollit, R.C. and Lt. Sleap, C.A. promoted A/Captain, Authy:- Appx “A” to GRO No. 31, dated 21 Apr 44.
    Mobilization Progress Report rendered to HQ, Eastern Command and ADOS, Essex & Suffolk Dist.
    Capt. P.F. Stevens attended Medical Board at Colchester and placed in Med. Cat. “C” and sent home pending W.O. instructions.

    25 – 26 April 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    [Nil]

    27 April 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    Detachment returned from No. 5 Pet Depot, RASC, AYNHO.
    Unit received warning order to move from 8 B.S.A.
    OC called “O” Gp conference.

    28 April 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    6 Bedford 1750 gall tankers, 1 M/C and 10 ORs proceeded on detachment to 804 Pioneer Smoke Coy, Grove Camp, Iver, Bucks. Authy:- ST 8BSA ST 53, dated 27 Apr 44. Appx “L”
    Orders received for unit to move on 1 May 44 to URE BANK Camp, Ripon, Yorks. Advance Party to proceed on 29 Apr 44.
    O.C. calls officers conference and lays on details.

    29 April 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    Unit prepares to move.

    30 April 1944 FRINTON-ON-SEA
    Route, convoy number, and staging instructions, received from Movement Control, Cambridge. OC calls officers conference. Movement Order and route cards issued.
     
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    I'll post up the movement orders from the April war diary - the formatting is somewhat awry but hopefully the personnel and vehicle details might be of interest to some.

    Appendix “A”


    94 COY, R.A.S.C. (BULK PETROL TPT)
    Ref:- 94BP/9/16.

    MOVEMENT ORDER.

    Map O.S. Sheet No. 2 – ½” to 1 mile

    INFORMATION. Nil.

    INTENTION. Three complete sections of “B” Pl, 94 Coy RASC (B.P.T.), will proceed on detachment to W.O. Staging Camp, Stevenage, Berks, on Saturday, 8 Apr 44, to carry out petrol duties.

    METHOD. OIC Detachment and Convoy – Lt. J. Wilcox.

    Sections will comprise of the following personnel and vehicles.
    PERSONNEL VEHICLES
    T/134914 Sgt. Windsor, S.H.
    No. 1 & HQ Section. T/10685496 Dvr. Deans, J. Austin, M.4673984
    T/5946433 Dvr. Mabbitt, F. Austin, L.5392858
    T/127646 Dvr. Garner, G.F. Matchless, C.5479226
    T/117065 Dvr. Barton, S. Bedford, L.5110932
    T/230295 Dvr. Mole, R. Bedford, L.5110864
    T/10671150 Dvr. Mason, H. Bedford, L.5110116
    T/10702291 Dvr. Harrison, J. Bedford, L.5110852
    T/14576843 Dvr. Whiffen, G.A. Bedford, L.5110922
    T/14611746 Dvr. Brown, S. Bedford, L.5110850
    T/5193823 Dvr. Ward, W.N. Bedford, L.4873969

    No. 2 Section
    . T/6010323 L/C. Bunn, C.V. Matchless, C.1450099
    T/259383 L/C. Asquith, G.W. Bedford, L.4910750
    T/270188 Dvr. McWilliams, G. Bedford, L.4910604
    T/10667140 Dvr. Fenton, A. Bedford, L.4910747
    T/251626 Dvr. Trudgill, V. Bedford, L.4910644
    T/194405 Dvr. Thompson, J. Bedford, L.4910619
    T/10691789 Dvr. Stroud, E.T. Bedford, L.5110761

    No. 3 Section. T/137406 Cpl. Salt, A. Matchless, C.5479087
    T/220275 L/C. Dunlop, A.G. Bedford, L.5110854
    T/14429776 Dvr. Priest, E.R. Bedford, L.5110797
    T/14327764 Dvr. Hall, J. Bedford, L.5110867
    T/14586377 Dvr. Gibbard, L.J. Bedford, L.5110815
    T/168996 Dvr. Smith, A. Bedford, L.5110847
    T/14489804 Dvr. Snow, A. Bedford, L.4910728

    Spare Men. 145542 Pte. Freeman, E.
    T/10677131 Dvr. Black, R.S.
    T/5885832 Dvr. Pollock, J.H.C.
    T/257581 Dvr. Harley, A.
    T/2049761 Dvr. Ashby, S.
    T/10688265 Dvr. Walker, W.
    T/10695391 Dvr. Glasgow, D.S.

    S.P. This HQ 0700 hrs 8 Apr 44.
    30 V.T.M. 30 M.I.2.H. Halt 10 mins every hour.
    The route will be as follows:- Frinton, Wesley, Colchester, Braintree,
    Dunmow, Bishop’s Stortford, Hertford, STEVENAGE.
    Route cards for issue to dvrs attached.

    ADMINISTRATION. Dress: FSMO. All kit and 1 blanket will be taken. Haversack rations for the day and unconsumed portion of rations for 8 Apr 44 will be taken.
    Maps Sheet No. 9 enclosed herewith.
    All documents in respect of the above vehicles will be taken.

    INTERCOMMUNICATION. This Headquarters, Frinton 758.
    W.O. Staging Camp, Stevenage 365.

    [Sgd: Worthington]
    Major, R.A.S.C.

    Commanding 94 Coy, R.A.S.C. (Bulk Pet Tpt).

    FRINTON-on-SEA.

    7 Apr 44.

    Copies to:- OIC Wksps.
    War Diary.
    File.
     
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    Appendix “B”

    94 COY, R.A.S.C. (BULK PETROL TPT)

    Ref:- 94BP/9/16.

    MOVEMENT ORDER.

    INFORMATION. Nil.


    INTENTION. One complete section plus 3 spare drivers to proceed on detachment to No. 23 M.P.F.C., RASC, South Park Farm, Bletchingley, Surrey, on Sat, 8 Apr 44.

    METHOD. NCO IC Convoy and detail – T/146137 L/C. Reed, B.R.

    Section will be composed of the following personnel and vehicles.

    PERSONNEL
    VEHICLES

    T/146137 L/C. Reed, B.R. Matchless, C.4650998
    T/211661 Dvr. Brown, A. Bedford, L.4910744
    T/169153 Dvr. Gregory, Bedford, L.4910764
    T/195855 Dvr. Skingley, A. Bedford, L.4910607
    T/227447 Dvr. Watson, W.D. Bedford, L.4910930
    T/139755 Dvr. Havercroft, Bedford, L.5110926
    T/14599112 Dvr. Pratt, A. Bedford, L.5110819

    Spare Drivers:-
    T/14611757 Dvr. Smith, P.
    T/10680798 Dvr. Boone, H.W.
    T/156909 Dvr. Hunt, R.

    S.P. This HQ 0700 hrs;
    30 V.T.M. 30 M.I.2.H. (Halt every hour for 10 mins).
    The route will be as follows:- Frinton, Colchester, Chelmsford,
    Brentwood, Ilford (via London), Croydon, Purley, Bletchingley.
    Route cards attached.

    ADMINISTRATION. Reveille 0500 hrs; breakfast 0600 hrs.
    Dress: FSMO. All kit and 1 blanket will be taken.
    Haversack rations for dinner and tea will be taken.
    Unconsumed portion of rations for 8 Apr 44 will be carried.
    All documents in respect of the above vehicles will be taken and handed over to O.C. No. 25 M.P.F.C., RASC, on arrival.

    INTERCOMMUNICATION. This Headquarters, Frinton 758. 25 MPFC, Bletchingley 326.

    [Sgd: ?? for]
    Major, R.A.S.C.
    Commanding 94 Coy, R.A.S.C. (Bulk Pet Tpt).

    FRINTON-on-SEA.
    7 Apr 44.

    Copies to:- OIC Wksps.
    War Diary.
    File.
     
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    Appendix “C”

    94 COY, R.A.S.C. (BULK PETROL TPT)
    Ref:- 94BP/9/16.

    MOVEMENT ORDER.

    INFORMATION. Nil.

    INTENTION. To hand over two complete sections of 94 Coy RASC (B.P.T.), to O.C. No. 9 Petrol Depot, RASC, WADDESDON, Nr Aylesbury, Bucks, on Sat, 8 Apr 44.

    METHOD. T/115572, L/Sgt. Bunyan, J. IC Convoy & Detachment.
    Sections will be composed of the following personnel and vehicles.

    PERSONNEL
    VEHICLES

    No. 5 Section. T/196904 Cpl. Sammons, A.W. Matchless, C.944161
    T/134915 L/C. Hill, L.G. Bedford, L.5110796
    T/10702298 Dvr. McCann, J. Bedford, L.5111122
    T/137450 Dvr. Thomson, J. Bedford, L.5111169
    T/10686729 Dvr. Collins, W.R. Bedford, L.4910740
    T/61419441 Dvr. Stockman, H.W. Bedford, L.4910828
    T/14430979 Dvr. Warden, G.S. Bedford, L.4910746

    No. 4 Section. T/113597 Cpl. MacLennan, R. Matchless, C.5479108
    T/115918 L/C. Layton, H. Bedford, L.5110863
    T/10702248 Dvr. Jeffrey, A. Bedford, L.5110855
    T/14599130 Dvr. Williams, D.T. Bedford, L.5110888
    T/10782289 Dvr. Gardner, H.D. Bedford, L.5110857
    T/10680805 Dvr. Hewitt, A. Bedford, L.4910608
    T/216875 Dvr. Staunton, B. Bedford, L.4910611

    S.P. This HQ 0700 hrs, Sat 8 Apr 44.
    30 V.T.M. 30 M.I.2.H. (Halt 10 mins every hour.)
    The route will be as follows:- Frinton, Colchester, Braintree, Dunmow, Bishop’s Stortford, Hertford, Harpenden, Tring, Aylesbury.

    ADMINISTRATION. Reveille 0500 hrs; Breakfast 0600 hrs.
    Dress: F.M.O. All kit and 1 blanket will be taken.
    Haversack rations for day and unconsumed portion of rations for 8 Apr 44 will be taken.
    Route cards for issue to Dvrs are herewith.
    All documents in respect of the above vehicles will be taken and handed over to O.C. No. 9 Petrol Depot, RASC.

    INTERCOMMUNICATION. This Headquarters, Frinton 758. No. 9 Pet Depot WADDESDEN 361.

    [Sgd: Worthington]
    Major, R.A.S.C.
    Commanding 94 Coy, R.A.S.C. (Bulk Pet Tpt).

    FRINTON-on-SEA.
    7 Apr 44.

    Copies to:- OIC Wksps.
    War Diary.
    File.
     
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    Appendix “D”

    94 COY, R.A.S.C. (BULK PETROL TPT)
    Ref:- 94BP/9/16.

    MOVEMENT ORDER.

    INFORMATION. Nil.

    INTENTION. One complete section plus 3 spare drivers to proceed on detachment to No. 246 Petrol Depot, RASC, Chilston Park, LENHAM, Kent, on Sat, 8 Apr 44.

    METHOD. NCO IC Convoy and detachment – T/108960 Cpl. Wright, J.E.
    Section will be composed of the following personnel and vehicles.

    PERSONNEL VEHICLES
    T/108960 Cpl. Wright, J. Matchless, C.5479206
    T/10662424 L/C. Blundall, J. Bedford, L.4532410
    T/170407 Dvr. Atkins, W. Bedford, L.5110936
    T/6473369 Dvr. Bryant, E. . Bedford, L.5110992
    T/2815519 Dvr. Fraser, D. Bedford, L.5110821
    T/139500 Dvr. Moss, T.F.D. Bedford, L.5110937
    T/10702271 Dvr. Temple, W. Bedford, L.4910752
    T/161907 Dvr. Clarke, S. Bedford, L.5110942 [crossed out in original]

    Spare Drivers:-
    T/224087 Dvr. McGregor, J.
    T/14426482 Dvr. Shaw, F.
    T/255773 Dvr. Smith, W.

    S.P. This HQ 0700 hrs;
    30 V.T.M. 30 M.I.2.H. (Halt every hr for 10 mins).
    The route will be as follows:- Frinton, Colchester, Chelmsford, Brentwood, Ilford, West Ham (via London), Bromley, Sevenoaks, Rotham, Maidstone,
    Lenham. Route cards attached.

    ADMINISTRATION. Reveille 0500 hrs; breakfast 0600 hrs.
    Dress: F.M.O. All kit and 1 blanket will be taken.
    Haversack rations and unconsumed portion of rations for 8 Apr 44 will be taken.
    All documents in respect of the above vehicles will be taken and handed over to O.C. 246 Petrol Depot, on arrival.

    INTERCOMMUNICATION. This Headquarters, Frinton 758. 246 Petrol Depot. Lenham 324.

    [Sgd: ?? for]
    Major, R.A.S.C.
    Commanding 94 Coy, R.A.S.C. (Bulk Pet Tpt).

    FRINTON-on-SEA.
    7 Apr 44.

    Copies to:- OIC Wksps.
    War Diary.
    File.
     
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    Appendix “E”

    94 COY, R.A.S.C. (BULK PETROL TPT)
    Ref:- 94BP/9/16.

    MOVEMENT ORDER.

    INFORMATION. Nil.

    INTENTION. Two Bedford Tankers and 2 Drivers to proceed on detachment to 459 Tank Bde Coy, RASC, Barham House, Clayden, Ipswich, on Sat, 8 Apr 44.

    METHOD. The following personnel and vehicles will be detailed.

    PERSONNEL VEHICLES

    T/10668847 Dvr. Lawrence, D. Bedford, L.5110879
    T/6478671 Dvr. King, W.C. Bedford, L.5110856

    S.P. This HQ 0700 hrs;
    Route as follows:- Frinton, Wesley, Colchester (Bypass), Ipswich, Clayden. Route cards attached hereto.

    ADMINISTRATION. Reveille 0500 hrs; breakfast 0600 hrs.
    Dress: F.M.O. All kit and 4 blankets will be taken.
    Haversack rations will NOT be taken.
    Documents in respect of the above vehicles will be taken and handed over to O.C. 459 Tk Bde Coy, RASC, on arrival.

    INTERCOMMUNICATION. This H.Q. Frinton 758. 459 Tk Bde Coy, Clayden 351.

    [Sgd: Worthington]
    Major, R.A.S.C.
    Commanding 94 Coy, R.A.S.C. (Bulk Pet Tpt).

    FRINTON-on-SEA.

    7 Apr 44.

    Copies to:- OIC Wksps.
    War Diary.
    File.
     
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    Appendix “F”

    94 COY, R.A.S.C. (BULK PETROL TPT)
    Ref:- 94BP/9/16.

    MOVEMENT ORDER.

    INFORMATION. Nil.

    INTENTION. One Bedford Tanker with 1 Dvr will proceed on detachment to 460 Inf Bde Coy, RASC, Keswick, Nr. Norwich, on Sat, 8 Apr 44.

    METHOD. The u/m dvr and vehicle will be detailed.
    T/161907 Dvr. Clarke, S. Bedford, L.5110941

    S.P. This HQ 0700 hrs;
    Route as follows:- Frinton, Colchester, Ipswich, Clayden, Long Stratton, Norwich, Keswick. Route card attached.

    ADMINISTRATION. Reveille 0500 hrs; breakfast 0600 hrs.
    Dress: F.M.O. All kit and 4 blankets will be taken.
    Haversack rations will NOT be required.
    All documents in respect of the above vehicle will be taken and handed over to O.C. 460 Inf Bde Coy, RASC, on arrival.

    INTERCOMMUNICATION. This H.Q. Frinton 758. 460 Inf Bde Coy, Eaton 747.

    [Sgd: ?? Captain for]
    Major, R.A.S.C.
    Commanding 94 Coy, R.A.S.C. (Bulk Pet Tpt).

    FRINTON-on-SEA.
    7 Apr 44.

    Copies to:- OIC Wksps.
    War Diary.
    File.
     
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    Appendix “G”

    94 COY, R.A.S.C. (BULK PETROL TPT)
    Ref:- 94BP/9/16.

    MOVEMENT ORDER.

    INFORMATION. Nil.

    INTENTION. One Bedford Tanker with 1 Driver to proceed on detachment to 483 Inf Bde Coy, RASC, Mill House, Aylsham Rd. NORWICH, on 8 Apr 44.

    METHOD. The following driver and vehicle will be detailed:-

    T/4463106 Dvr. Armstrong, E. Bedford, L.4910736.

    S.P. This HQ 0700 hrs. Route as follows:-
    Frinton, Wesley, Colchester, Ipswich, Clayden,
    Long Stratton, Norwich. Route card attached.

    ADMINISTRATION. Reveille 0500 hrs; breakfast 0600 hrs.
    Dress: F.M.O. All kit and 4 blankets will be taken.
    Haversack rations will NOT be required.
    Documents in respect of the above vehicle will be
    taken and handed over to O.C. 483 Inf Bde Coy, RASC, on arrival.

    INTERCOMMUNICATION. This H.Q. Frinton 758 and 483 Inf Bde Coy, NORWICH 33078.

    [Sgd: ?? Captain for]
    Major, R.A.S.C.
    Commanding 94 Coy, R.A.S.C. (Bulk Pet Tpt).

    FRINTON-on-SEA.

    7 Apr 44.

    Copies to:- OIC Wksps.
    War Diary.
    File.
     
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    Appendix “H”

    94 COY, R.A.S.C. (BULK PETROL TPT)
    Ref:- 94BP/9/16.

    MOVEMENT ORDER.

    INFORMATION. Nil.

    INTENTION. One complete section plus 3 spare drivers to proceed on detachment to 46 M.P.F.C., RASC, Chilston Park, Lenham, Kent, on Sat, 8 Apr 44.

    METHOD. NCO IC Convoy & detachment – T/805324 L/C. Proctor, P.
    Section will be composed of the following personnel and vehicles.

    PERSONNEL VEHICLES

    T/805324 L/C. Proctor, P. Bedford, L.5110921
    T/10672179 Dvr. Evans, D.J. Bedford, L.5110793
    T/1459116 Dvr. Robins, A. Bedford, L.5110940
    T/10695994 Dvr. Hart, D. Bedford, L.5111117
    T/10685971 Dvr. Sayee, G. Bedford, L.5110848
    T/14425461 Dvr. Gwillim, G. Bedford, L.5110933
    T/10683186 Dvr. Smith, K. Matchless, C.5479150

    Spare Drivers:-
    T/10674669 Dvr. Ritchie, J.
    T/10687443 Dvr. Middleton, S.
    T/10676597 Dvr. Fisher, F.

    S.P. This HQ 0700 hrs;
    30 V.T.M. 30 M.I.2.H. (Halt every hr for 10 mins).
    Route as follows:- Frinton, Colchester, Chelmsford, Brentwood, Ilford, West Ham (via London), Bromley, Seven Oaks, Rotham, Maidstone, Lenham. Route cards attached.

    ADMINISTRATION. Reveille 0500 hrs; breakfast 0600 hrs.
    Dress: F.M.O. All kit and 1 blanket will be taken.
    Haversack rations and unconsumed portion of rations for 8 Apr 44 will be taken.
    All documents in respect of the above vehicles will be taken and handed over to O.C. 46 M.P.F.C., on arrival.

    INTERCOMMUNICATION. This H.Q. Frinton 758. 46 M.P.F.C. Lenham 324.

    [Sgd: ?? for]
    Major, R.A.S.C.
    Commanding 94 Coy, R.A.S.C. (Bulk Pet Tpt).

    FRINTON-on-SEA.
    7 Apr 44.

    Copies to:- OIC Wksps.
    War Diary.
    File.
     
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    Appendix “J”

    94 COY, R.A.S.C. (BULK PETROL TPT)
    Ref:- 94BP/9/16.

    MOVEMENT ORDER.

    INFORMATION. Nil.

    INTENTION. “C” Platoon will provide 1 complete section, plus 3 spare drivers to proceed on detachment of 8 days duration to No. 5 Pet Depot, RASC, AYNHO, Bucks, on 18 Apr 44.

    METHOD. NCO IC Convoy & detachment – Cpl. Pink, A.J.
    Section will be composed of the following personnel and vehicles:-

    PERSONNEL VEHICLES
    T/195657 Cpl. Pink, A.J. Matchless, C.5479193
    T/196908 L/C. Slough, A.M. Bedford, L.5154890
    T/14331747 Dvr. Parsons, F. Bedford, L.5154892
    T/14419060 Dvr. Gaseley, L.G. Bedford, L.5154891
    T/10705373 Dvr. Morrison, D. Bedford, L.5154896
    T/10698076 Dvr. Norton, S.J. Bedford, L.5154893
    T/14329016 Dvr. Fenwick, W. Bedford, L.5154895

    Spare Drivers:-
    T/6029344 Dvr. Mercer, A.
    T/14506792 Dvr. Ashton, E.K.
    T/14568058 Dvr. Gretton, E.W.

    S.P. This HQ 0630 hrs;
    30 V.T.M. 30 M.I.2.H. (Halt every 1 hour for 10 mins).
    Route as follows:- Frinton-on-Sea, Braintree, Great Dunmow,
    Bishop’s Stopford, Hertford, St. Albans, Hemel Hempstead,
    Aylesbury, Bicester, AYNHO.

    ADMINISTRATION. Reveille 0500 hrs; breakfast 0530 hrs.
    Dress: F.M.O. All kit and 4 blankets will be taken.
    Haversack rations and unconsumed portion of rations for 18 Apr 44 will be taken.
    Immediately on arrival at AYNHO, NCO IC detachment will report to O.C. No. 5 Pet Depot.
    Route cards for issue to dvrs are herewith.

    INTERCOMMUNICATION. This H.Q. Frinton 758. No. 5 Pet Depot, CROUGHTON 219.

    [Sgd: Worthington]
    Major, R.A.S.C.
    Commanding 94 Coy, R.A.S.C. (Bulk Pet Tpt).

    FRINTON-on-SEA.
    17 Apr 44.

    DISTRIBUTION:-
    OIC “A” Pl.
    Cpl. Pink.
    OIC Wksps.
    War Diary.
    File.
     
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    Appendix “K”

    94 COY, R.A.S.C. (BULK PETROL TPT)
    Ref:- 94BP/9/16.

    MOVEMENT ORDER.

    INFORMATION. Nil.

    INTENTION. “C” Platoon will provide 1 complete Section to proceed on detachment of approximately 1 weeks duration to War Office Staging Camp, STEVENAGE Herts, on FRI 21 Apr 44.

    METHOD. NCO IC Convoy & detachment – T/159334 Cpl. Rogers, F.W.
    Section will be composed of the following personnel and vehicles:-

    PERSONNEL VEHICLES
    T/159334 Cpl. Rogers, F.W. M/C. C.5479200
    T/137679 L/C. Flower, D. Bedford, H.5154918
    T/14533458 Dvr. Anderson, H. 1750 H.5154919
    T/14555406 Dvr. Dere, G. gallon H.5154920
    T/291920 Dvr. Gibbs, F.E. Tanker H.5154921
    T/14551060 Dvr. Hutchinson, D. “ H.5149922
    T/14417980 Dvr. Badger, F. “ H.5149923

    S.P. This HQ 0630 hrs;
    30 V.T.M. 30 M.I.2.H. (Halt every 1 hour for 10 mins).
    Route as follows:- Frinton, Weeley, Colchester,
    Braintree, Dunmow, Bishop’s Stortford, Hertford,
    STEVENAGE.

    Route cards for issue to drivers attached hereto.

    ADMINISTRATION. Reveille 0500 hours.
    Breakfast 0530 hours.
    Dress: F.M.O. All kit and 4 blankets will be taken.
    Haversack rations and unconsumed portion of rations for the day, 21 Apr 44, will be taken.
    On arrival at W.O. Staging Camp, STEVENAGE, NCO IC Convoy will report to O IC Detachment 94 Coy. RASC (BPT).

    INTERCOMMUNICATION. This H.Q. Frinton 758.
    W.O. Staging Camp, STEVENAGE 365.

    [Sgd: Worthington]
    Major, R.A.S.C.
    Commanding 94 Coy, R.A.S.C. (Bulk Pet Tpt).

    FRINTON-on-SEA.
    Essex.
    20 Apr 44.

    DISTRIBUTION:-
    OIC “C” Pl.
    NCO IC Convoy
    OIC Wksps.
    War Diary.
    File.
     
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    Appendix “L”

    94 COY, R.A.S.C. (BULK PETROL TPT)
    Ref:- 94BP/9/16.

    MOVEMENT ORDER.

    INFORMATION. Nil.

    INTENTION. “C” Platoon will provide 1 complete Section of 1750 gallon Tankers, plus 3 spare drivers, to proceed on to 804 Pioneer Smoke Coy., Grove Gap Iver., Bucks on 28 Apr 44.

    METHOD. NCO IC Convoy. – T/155586 Cpl. Bradshaw, E.F.C.
    Section will be composed of the following personnel and vehicles:-

    PERSONNEL VEHICLES
    T/155586 Cpl. Bradshaw, E.F. M/C. C.5479167
    T/137649 L/C. Corcoran, L.S. Tanker. H.5154982
    T/14533461 Dvr. Atkinson, H. Tanker. H.5154873
    T/14656468 Dvr. Davidson, G. Tanker. H.5154936
    T/14354676 Dvr. Littlewood, H. Tanker. H.5154957
    T/85546 Dvr. Rodgers, F. Tanker. H.5154981
    T/6030629 Dvr. Sampson, G. Tanker. H.5154934
    T/14380337 Dvr. James, M. )
    T/3325589 Dvr. Jones, S. ) Spare Dvrs.
    T/215940 Dvr. Thiels, C. )

    S.P. This Headquarters 06.30 hrs;
    30 V.T.M. 30 M.I.2.H. (Halt every Hr. for 10 mins).
    Route: Colchester, Chelmsford, Brentwood,
    Ilford, Ealing, Uxbridge, IVER.

    ADMINISTRATION. Reveille: 05.00 hrs.
    Breakfast: 05.30 hrs.
    Dress: F.S.M.O. All kit and 4 blankets will be taken.
    Haversack rations and unconsumed portion of rations for the day will be taken.
    On arrival at IVER, NCO IC Convoy will report to:
    OC Rear Party, 804 Pioneer Smoke Coy.

    INTERCOMMUNICATION. This H.Q. Frinton 758.

    [Sgd: Worthington]
    Major, R.A.S.C.
    Commanding 94 Coy, R.A.S.C. (Bulk Pet Tpt).

    FRINTON-on-SEA.
    Essex.
    [28 Apr 44].

    DISTRIBUTION:-
    OIC “C” Pl.
    NCO IC Convoy
    OIC Wksps.
    War Diary.
    File.
     
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    1 May 1944 FRINTON C.O.: Major H.T.B. Worthington, RASC
    Departed location at Frinton 07.00 hrs on journey to Ripon. Staged night of 1/2 at Staging Camp, LUTTERWORTH.

    2 May 1944 LUTTERWORTH
    Departed Lutterworth 07.00 hrs; arrived destination Ure Bank Camp, Ripon 18.00 hrs. Men ` supplied with hot meal, billets, etc.

    3 May 1944 RIPON
    Company unpacked and settled down in new location.

    4 May 1944 RIPON
    Capt. P.J.J. Parker posted to H.Q. 40 Tpt Coln, RASC.
    Capt. G.H. Rees posed from 40 Tpt Coln, RASC to unit.
    Capt. C.A. Sleap appointed 2 i/c Coy.

    5 May 1944 RIPON
    Court of Enquiry on the illegal absence of Dvr. Groves.
    President Capt. S.R. Auty; Members Lt. L.G. Williams and lt. F.A.W. Tooby.

    6 May 1944 RIPON
    Major H.T.B. Worthington visits CRASC, No. 7 P.I. London.
    Major H.T.B. Worthington visits detachments.

    7 May 1944 RIPON
    Nil.

    8 May 1944 RIPON
    Major H.T.B. Worthington and Capt. C.A. Sleap attend conference at No. 14 Petrol Depot, RASC, Station Yard, Murton, Nr York. Capt. Lloyd, S.T. 21 Army Gp attended to give advice re trg for Petrol units in this area.
    Mobilization Progress Report rendered to Headquarters, Northern Command, York and West Riding District.
    One 10-ton Foden reported to Messrs Scammell Ltd, Watford to pick up W.D. equipment in connection with modification to 1750-gallon tankers.
    Received urgent ‘TOP SECRET’ despatch by D.R.
    H.Q. Sub District Comd visited unit; stayed approx 10 mins.
    Lt. H.A. Anderson admitted to hospital.

    9 May 1944 RIPON
    Lt. Anderson discharged from hospital.

    10 May 1944 RIPON
    Received instructions to collect waterproofing trg sets.

    11 May 1944 RIPON
    Received letter from W.R.D. setting out details in which this unit would be supplying No. 1 Sector North, with petrol in bulk, thus taking over from the Petroleum Board.
    O.C’s conference 1600 hrs re Petrol Supply.
    Catering Advisor, Northern Command, visits unit.
    Detachment of one 800-gallon tanker attached to 67 Inf Bde Coy, RASC cancelled. Vehicle returned to W.O.S.C. Stevenage. CRASC notified.

    12 May 1944 RIPON
    All modifications on 1750 gallon tankers in location completed.
    Lt. Halahan and Lt. Anderson proceeded on Petrol Course at P.T.T.C., Llandarcy, Glams.
    Command Catering Advisor visited unit and demonstrated the method of using 24 hrs man packs.
    Unit commenced delivery of petrol in this area.
    Received urgent letter from ADOS, W.R.D. for G.1098 deficiencies to be fwded to their office by 1000 hrs on 13 May 44, for onward transmission to War Office.
    D.A.Q.M.G., WRD, Major Fradgley 21 Army Gp and OC 11 Coy, RASC (BPT) visited unit.

    13 May 1944 RIPON
    Completed up-to-date deficiency lists fwded to ADOS, WRD.

    14 – 15 May 1944 RIPON
    Nil.

    16 May 1944 RIPON
    Major H.T.B. Worthington attends conference at CRASC Headquarters, 7 P.I. Pontefract.
    Major Marsh, DADST 8 Base Sub Area and all Coy Commanders attended.
    OC’s conference this Headquarters 1600 hrs. Arrangements made for 60 men of this unit to be put through a waterproofing course at this location weekly.
    Complete Composite Pl attached to 14 M.S.D. Pet Section, Murton, York for 1 weeks instruction.

    17 May 1944 RIPON
    Major Fradgley, 21 A Gp visited unit.

    18 May 1944 RIPON
    O.C. visits DAQMG, West Riding District in connection with unit deficiencies of equipment.

    19 May 1944 RIPON
    Nil

    20 May 1944 RIPON
    Detachment of 6 x 1750-gallon tankers proceeded to W.O.S.C. Stevenage to relieve 6 tankers already there, so that modifications can all be completed. Appx “A”
    Major H.T.B. Worthington visited Harwich to watch demonstration of loading of tankers.

    21 – 22 May 1944 RIPON
    Nil.

    23 May 1944 RIPON
    Col. Whylie, A.Q. M.C. visited unit. Comp Pl returns to own location.
    Detachment of 6 x 1750 gallon tankers proceeded to 804 Pioneer Coy, Iver, Bucks, to relieve detachment there. Appx “B”

    24 May 1944 RIPON
    Col. Fosbrooke, CRASC, No. 7 P.I. and petrol Tech Col visited unit and watched practice wades by personnel on waterproofing course.

    25 May 1944 RIPON
    F.G.C.M. in respect of Dvr. Groves, S.A. Prosecuting Officer Capt. G.H. Rees. Defending Officer Lt. S.R. Sales.

    26 May 1944 RIPON
    Nil.

    27 May 1944 RIPON
    Complete Comp Pl of this unit proceeded to Doncaster Staging Camp, Doncaster Racecourse, Doncaster for one week’s instruction on ‘Duties of a Comp Pl of a Bulk Pet Coy, RASC’.
    Lt. R.R.C. Halahan, RASC posted from unit to 252 Coy RASC (BPT).

    28 May 1944 RIPON
    Officer of 21 A Gp visited unit.

    29 May 1944 RIPON
    Nil.

    30 May 1944 RIPON
    Col. Dudman, 21 Army Gp and Col. Fosbrooke, CRASC, 7 P.I. visited unit and inspected Petrol Railhead at Ripon.
    10,850 gallons of petrol collected from Saltend and delivered to R.A.F. at Melbourne.

    31 May 1944 RIPON
    This unit took over P.R. at Ripon from 11 Coy, RASC (BPT).
    Detachments from W.O. Staging Camp, Stevenage, 18 Petrol Depot, Royston, 220 Pioneer Coy, Iver, Bucks, returned to unit location.
    12,600 gallons of petrol collected from Saltend and delivered to R.A.F. at Melbourne.
     

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