53rd Reconnaissance Regiment

Discussion in 'Recce' started by dave3164, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. IanA

    IanA Junior Member

    I've searched the National Archive catalogue for any mention of 'Regimental Notes' or appendices for the 53rd and come up with nothing. Can anyone verify that such documents exist for this unit and, if so, where I might find them? Thanks.
  2. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    Ian, If they exist/survive they will be with the diaries and are not a separate item.
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  3. IanA

    IanA Junior Member

    Thanks. That's a shame as, as far as I can see, there's nothing with the diaries.
  4. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    Have you got them, you said before that you couldn't find them? It will depend on what was copied, was it just the actual diaries or everything? The originals are at the National Archives, if you can get there, or there are people who will copy for you.
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  5. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    The 53 Recce WD posted was a copy that was originally from the Tank Museum & is only the diary & not the appendices
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  6. IanA

    IanA Junior Member

    OK - I know someone who works regularly at the NA and I'll get her to check. May be some time but I'll report back.
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  7. Osborne2

    Osborne2 Well-Known Member

    I have a photo copy of a WD done at TNA several years ago, but it wasn't until I looked at the file for myself at TNA that I found the photocopy had omitted the appendices.
  8. IanA

    IanA Junior Member

    I have imposed on a friend who visits Kew regularly and she has looked at the boxes of files. She specialises in mediaeval legal documents rather than military records but, as far as we can see, there are no appendices or supplementary material. The boxes look fairly chaotic and it may be that someone with more time and an idea of what they're looking for may come up with something different but, for the moment, I would say that the official war diary is 'it'.

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