11th Armoured Division, 25th January 1943

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  1. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

    There's a set of IWM pictures called:

    THE KING INSPECTS AN ARMOURED DIVISION IN EASTERN COMMAND

    They are dated: 25/01/1943

    Most mention the "secret caption" on H26754

    H26764.jpg

    Which is...

    H26754.jpg

    11th Armoured Division (United Kingdom) - Wikipedia

    29th Armoured Brigade (United Kingdom) - Wikipedia

    As part of the 29th Armoured Brigade, and part of the 11th Armoured Division...

    For 25th January 1943 the 24th War Diary for instance has:

    24th L War Diary : 25/1/43 The Brigade was inspected by HM The King. His Majesty was shown some of the tanks of this Regiment and inspected them in detail. A telephone message was received by the Divisional Commander from Sir Alan Lacelles Private Secretary to HM The King, to say that His Majesty was graciously pleased to express his pleasure at the parades and demonstrations which he saw and would like all ranks to be informed of his pleasure.

    The following Special Order of the Day was received from the Commander, 29th Armoured Brigade.

    Special Order Of The Day by Brigadier O.L.Prior Palmer, Commander., 29th Armd Div.

    “I congratulate all ranks on their excellent turn out on the parade on the 25th Jan. I was particularly pleased at the bearing of all troops after a long wait in cold weather. I also wish to congratulate all vehicle crews and those who prepared the ground for the parade. It was evident that a great deal of hard work had been done, which made a very successful and imposing parade”
    .

    IWM... e.g.

    H26752 THE KING'S DAY WITH TROOPS - EASTERN COMMAND -
    Original wartime caption: The King drinking the purified river water

    H26753 THE KING'S DAY WITH TROOPS - EASTERN COMMAND -
    Original wartime caption: The King signs the certificate that the water was fit for human consumption.

    H26754 THE KING INSPECTS AN ARMOURED DIVISION IN EASTERN COMMAND
    Original wartime caption: H.M. the King shakes hands with Major General M.B. Burrows, DSO.,MC., on his arrival.

    H26755 THE KING INSPECTS AN ARMOURED DIVISION IN EASTERN COMMAND
    Original wartime caption: H.M. the King shaking hands with Major Clitherow Smith, APM.

    H26756 THE KING INSPECTS AN ARMOURED DIVISION IN EASTERN COMMAND
    Original wartime caption: H.M. the King inspecting the Divisional Signals, RHA.

    H26757 THE KING INSPECTS AN ARMOURED DIVISION IN EASTERN COMMAND
    Original wartime caption: H.M. the King inspecting Divisional RASC.

    H26758 THE KING INSPECTS AN ARMOURED DIVISION IN EASTERN COMMAND
    Original wartime caption: H.M. the King watching Bofors gun crews of The Division get into action during his tour of inspection.

    H26759 THE KING INSPECTS AN ARMOURED DIVISION IN EASTERN COMMAND
    Original wartime caption: H.M. the King watching Bofors gun crews of The Division get into action during his tour of inspection.

    H26760 THE KING INSPECTS AN ARMOURED DIVISION IN EASTERN COMMAND
    Original wartime caption: H.M. the King watching Bofors gun crews of The Division get into action during his tour of inspection.

    H26761 THE KING INSPECTS AN ARMOURED DIVISION IN EASTERN COMMAND
    Original wartime caption: H.M. the King watching Bofors gun crews of The Division get into action during his tour of inspection.

    H26762 THE KING INSPECTS AN ARMOURED DIVISION IN EASTERN COMMAND
    Original wartime caption: Cheers for H.M. the King as he departs in his car.

    H26763 THE KING INSPECTS AN ARMOURED DIVISION IN EASTERN COMMAND
    Original wartime caption: Trumpeters of 27th Lancers sound The Royal Salute as H.M. the King arrives.

    H26764 THE KING INSPECTS AN ARMOURED DIVISION IN EASTERN COMMAND
    Original wartime caption: H.M. the King inspecting armoured car and tank crews of The Division.

    H26765 THE KING INSPECTS AN ARMOURED DIVISION IN EASTERN COMMAND
    Original wartime caption: H.M. the King keenly interested in a soldier's new type of steel helmet for Armoured Division troops.

    H26766 THE KING INSPECTS AN ARMOURED DIVISION IN EASTERN COMMAND
    Original wartime caption: H.M. the King inspecting troops of The Armoured Division.

    H26767 THE KING INSPECTS AN ARMOURED DIVISION IN EASTERN COMMAND
    Original wartime caption: H.M. the King keenly interested in a mobile kitchen. A special cooks' vehicle in the Division.

    H26768 THE KING INSPECTS AN ARMOURED DIVISION IN EASTERN COMMAND
    Original wartime caption: H.M. the King inspecting the cooks with their mobile kitchens.

    H26769 THE KING INSPECTS AN ARMOURED DIVISION IN EASTERN COMMAND
    Original wartime caption: H.M. the King inspecting the RAMC of the Division.

    H26770 THE KING INSPECTS AN ARMOURED DIVISION IN EASTERN COMMAND
    Original wartime caption: H.M. the King watching the Divisional REs bridging. Using circular saw.

    H26771 THE KING INSPECTS AN ARMOURED DIVISION IN EASTERN COMMAND
    Original wartime caption: Armoured cars drive past H.M. the King.

    H26772 THE KING INSPECTS AN ARMOURED DIVISION IN EASTERN COMMAND
    Original wartime caption: Armoured cars drive past H.M. the King.

    H26773 THE KING INSPECTS AN ARMOURED DIVISION IN EASTERN COMMAND
    Original wartime caption: Cheers from the troops as H.M. the King drives away.

    H26774 THE KING INSPECTS AN ARMOURED DIVISION IN EASTERN COMMAND
    Original wartime caption: H.M. the King shaking hands with Lieut.Hugill when inspecting HQ Staff Officers.

    H26775 THE BRITISH ARMY IN THE UNITED KINGDOM 1939-45
    The King, riding in a White scout car, inspecting Crusader tanks of 11th Armoured Division in Eastern Command, 25 January 1943.

    H26776 THE KING INSPECTS AN ARMOURED DIVISION IN EASTERN COMMAND
    Original wartime caption: H.M. the King inspecting tanks and tank crews of the Division.

    H26777 THE KING INSPECTS AN ARMOURED DIVISION IN EASTERN COMMAND
    Original wartime caption: H.M. the King interested in a Crusader tank during his tour of inspection.

    H26778 THE KING INSPECTS AN ARMOURED DIVISION IN EASTERN COMMAND
    Original wartime caption: H.M. the King interested in a Crusader tank during his tour of inspection.

    (H.M.King George VI inspects Crusader tank "Buq-Buq" (24th Lancers) with Lieut-Colonel Aird, Troop Commander Lieut. P.P.Williams and Driver Tpr.E.Payne at 29th Armoured Brigade Review, Lakenheath, Suffolk, 25th January 1943.)

    H26779 THE KING INSPECTS AN ARMOURED DIVISION IN EASTERN COMMAND
    Original wartime caption: H.M. the King inspecting tank crews.

    H26780 THE KING INSPECTS AN ARMOURED DIVISION IN EASTERN COMMAND
    Original wartime caption: H.M. the King inspecting 6-pdr. gun crews.

    H26781 THE KING INSPECTS AN ARMOURED DIVISION IN EASTERN COMMAND
    Original wartime caption: Cheers for H.M. the King from the troops as the royal car drives away.
     
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  2. SDP

    SDP Incurable Cometoholic

    Good to see 24th Lancers represented. Ernest Payne, Mike Aird and 'Pip' Williams.
     
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