24th Lancers - "Regimental HQ" - and - "HQ" squadron

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  1. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

    A place for some information on the "Regimental HQ" and "HQ" squadron of the 24th Lancers

    (Various info to add etc.)

    Regimental HQ

    Lieutenant Colonel: W.A.C.Anderson

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    Major: (2nd in Command):

    Captains:

    Intelligence Officer:

    Lieutenants:

    Adjutant - Rear link to Brigade:

    The "HQ" Squadron

    Squadron HQ - 2 cars, 1 truck

    Ack-Ack Troop - 6 crusader ACK ACK Tanks

    Recce Troop - 11 Stuart Light Tanks

    Intercomm Troop - 9 Humber Scout Cars

    Administration Troop - A Echelon, B Echelon - Lorries and trucks

    Attached....

    REME - Light Aid Attachment

    RAMC - Captain - Medical Officer - Douglas Aitken

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    R.A.Ch.D. - Captain S.H.Atkins, was posted to the Regiment and commenced duties as Chaplain 13/11/42 (Ref. 24th L WD)

    R.A.Ch.D. - Captain - Padre Mark Green (From 3rd June 1943) - (Ref. NHL p117)

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    R.C.Signals - Signal Troop
     
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2019
  2. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

    Some 24th Lancer "Regimental HQ" & "HQ" Squadron links, threads and posts etc....

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    RSM Langridge, H.

    WOII RQMS Foote, L.E.

    SQMS Joscelyne, L.C.

    QMS Ives, R.

    QMS Powell, R.

    SSM Manning H.N.

    Sergeants

    Sergeant Andrews - wia

    Sergeant Brown, D.R. -

    Sergeant Cowell, Herbet - On 24th L welfare doc declared WIA and died subsequently of wounds 12d6m1944

    Sergeant Douglas, F.H. -

    Sergeant (RQMS) Foote

    Sergeant Griffiths, H.L.

    Sergeant (QMS) Ives

    Sergeant (SQMS) Joscelyne, L.C.

    Sergeant (RSM) Langridge

    Sergeant Malt, J.H.

    Sergeant (SSM) Manning

    Sgt. McMahon, D. - wia

    Sergeant Osgerby R.

    Sergeant Patrick, C.T.

    Sergeant (QMS) Powell

    Sgt. Richardson, J.G. -

    Sgt. Taylor -

    Sergeant Thornley, E.S. -

    Sgt. Woodmansel - wia

    Corporals


    Corporal Aslett, A.H.
    Corporal Andrews, V.H.
    Corporal Berry, T.
    Corporal Blair, N.
    Corporal Brookfield, R.
    Corporal Cunningham, J
    Corporal Dunger, A
    Corporal Dutchen, H.
    Corporal Field, E.
    Corporal Forsythe, W.N.
    Corporal Grant, S.P.
    Corporal Keene, S.P.
    Corporal Kirby, Frederick Joseph Edward - KIA 12d6m1944

    Corporal Mason, S.W.

    Corporal Nield, J.D.

    Corporal Offer, L.

    Corporal Packman A.P.
    Corporal Parfitt, C.R.J.

    Corporal Ratcliffe, K.C.
    Corporal Reynolds, F.A.
    Corporal Rudd, R.S.

    Corporal Salmon, F.J.
    Corporal Samuels, N.
    Corporal Smith, E.W.
    Corporal Stiff, C.J.
    Corporal Sturtridge, W.G.

    Corporal Tubb, L.W.

    Corporal Warriss, D.R.
    Corporal Williams, P.J.

    Lance Corporal Armstrong, William Currie - KIA 13d7m1944
    Lance Corporal Jordan, Sidney H. - Died 8d1m1944
    Lance Corporal Tucker, J.W.G.
    Lance Corporal Whitbread V.S.
    Lance Corporal Williams, H.L.
    Lance Corporal Worth, L.

    Troopers

    Allen, A.J.
    Amer, A.H.
    Anderson, R.

    Barber, R.S.
    Barber, W.K.
    Barkell, J.
    Bartholomew, J.
    Barton, L.F.
    Bachelor, W.
    Bayliss, F.W.
    Bean, L.C.
    Beattie, J.E.
    Bendall, W.P.
    Birmingham, F.
    Blaxall, W.H.
    Bown, A.W.
    Bradshaw, J.W.
    Brookes, J: Trooper. Transferred to 22Dngs - 4/8/1944
    Brooks, L.R.
    Brown, J.R.
    Browne, A.W.
    Burnett, C.W.
    Borrows, S.
    Butterfield, J

    Chapman, W.G.
    Christian, G.E.
    Christley, Eric :
    Clarke, R.
    Clebanoff, H.
    Clough, W.J.
    Clutterbuck, J.
    Cooke, J.F.
    Courtney, H.L.
    Cox, G.E.
    Critchley, R.

    Dale, J.
    Davenport, G.E.
    Davie, N.
    Davies, J.A.
    Dawkins, A.
    Denton, R.W.
    Drew, R.W.
    Drodge, J.L.

    Eades, L.F. - wia
    Edwards, G.
    Egleton, A.F.
    Ellis, E.T.
    Elms, A.S.

    Falconer, Reginald D. - Died 9d2m1943 : Casualty
    Farage, H.S.
    Firth, J.D.
    Floyd, A.
    Ford, N.

    Gaskell, R.
    George, A.J.
    Goldberg, H.
    Gooch, R.A.
    Goody, B.
    Granger, J.
    Griffin, F.E.

    Hargrave, F.
    Harrison, H.F.
    Harrison, W.
    Harwin, A.W.
    Heavens, L.C.
    Herbert, B.
    Hill, E.G.
    Holden, A.
    Horner, A.C.
    Howland, F.J.
    Hughes, P.B.
    Huntley, W.K.

    Jackson, D.A.
    Jeffers, M.
    Jeffery, C.T.
    Johncock, C.H.
    Johnson, C.T.

    Keeble, J.
    Kinnett, R.J.
    Knowles, W.C.

    Lake, A.F. - Casualty Details | CWGC
    Latimer, J.
    Ledward, J.A.
    Lynch, D.

    Manning, E.E.
    Marchant, A.
    Mark well, W.G.
    Masters, L.
    McFarlane, R.
    McGuire, G.E.
    McKay, W.
    McKenzie, R.
    McLaughlin, J.
    Mellors, E.R.
    Merritt, E.J.
    Midgley, G.
    Moore, Jack - On 24th L welfare doc declared WIA and died subsequently of wounds 10d6m1944
    Morris, C.T.
    Mountain, C.S.
    Mustey, I.C.

    Needleman, N.
    Newcombe, E.C.
    Newman, J.F.

    Oram, T.
    Ott, L.F.
    Ottewill, W.J.

    Park, P.L.
    Parr, B.H
    Parrish, T.A.
    Paterson, T.
    Pearce, E.
    Pearson, A.B.
    Corporal Peverett, L.
    Phillips, M.A.
    Pitt, R.A.J.
    Plunkett, J.W.
    Potton, A.E.
    Presland, L.H.
    Price, V.A.
    Price, H.E.

    Ramsden, N.
    Redgrave, H.
    Reeves, G.H.H.
    Richardson, A. J. (or A.S.?) : WIA - 19d11m1944 - Initially HQ 24th L. Possibly moved whilst in Normandy into B or C Squadron of the 24th L - Not currently sure which. Ref. in Cropper's book "Dad's War" as going into "B" Squadron SRY 4d8m1944
    Ripley, A.J.
    Risker, W.H.
    Ross, R.E.
    Rowbottom, H.
    Russell, D.

    Sandham, F.C.
    Scott, E.
    Scull, G.J.
    Shaddick, G.
    Shanahan, P.
    Shearing, P.H.
    Sisley, R.E.
    Skinner, W.A.
    Slocombe, A.H.
    Smart, T.P.
    Smith, A.R.
    Smith, T.F.
    Smith, J.W.
    Smith, J.
    Smith, V.J.
    Spears, J.
    Starkie, W.
    Stebbing, F.W.(Bill)
    Stewart, R.
    Strank, G.A.
    Strafford, J.J.W.
    Strong, T.H.

    Tague, P.
    Thompson, S.
    Trafford, H.
    Tulk, J.H.
    Turner, H.
    Tutin, T.H.
    Tyson, G.W.

    Vetter, Norman - KIA 8d6m1944

    Wagstaff, Frank Gordon - KIA 8d6m1944
    Ward, C.E.
    Ward, T.A.W.
    Watkinson, L.R.
    Watson, F.W.
    Webb, F.W.
    Webster, G.J.
    Weinberg, E.B.
    Wellstead, G.H.
    Westbooke, E.G.
    Western, F.J.
    Wigmore, B.W.
    Wills, L.R.
    Wood, J.R.
    Wooder, L.G.

    York, F

    (More to add in edit etc)
     
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2020
  3. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

    Some 24th Lancer "Regimental HQ" & "HQ" Squadron events...

    (To add in edit etc.)

    Lance Corporal Sidney H. Jordan - Died 8d1m1943

    Trooper Reginald D. Falconer - Died 9d2m1943 : Casualty

    Trooper Norman Vetter - KIA 8d6m1944

    Trooper Frank Gordon Wagstaff - KIA 8d6m1944

    Trooper Jack Moore - On 24th L welfare doc declared WIA and died subsequently of wounds 10d6m1944

    Sergeant Herbet Cowell - On 24th L welfare doc declared WIA and died subsequently of wounds 12d6m1944

    Corporal Frederick Joseph Edward Kirby - KIA 12d6m1944

    Lance Corporal William Currie Armstrong - KIA 13d7m1944

    Wounded

    Sgt. Woodmansel

    Sgt. McMahon

    Sgt. Andrews

    Trooper Eades
     
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2020
  4. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

    Re. RAMC - Captain - Medical Officer - Douglas Aitken

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    Wellcome Library | Photocopy of typed transcript of the diary of Dr. Aitken, Regimental Medical Officer, 24th Lancers, June-July 1944, during the invasion of Normandy

    Photocopy of typed transcript of the diary of Dr. Aitken, Regimental Medical Officer, 24th Lancers, June-July 1944, during the invasion of Normandy

    Content description
    Ts transcription (44pp) of an account covering his service with the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) as Medical Officer to the 24th Lancers (8th Armoured Brigade, XXX Corps) from May to July 1944, describing the preparations for their crossing to France, arrival on 7 June 1944 and advance through Normandy, their first action, its effect on the men and their first casualties, his Regimental Aid Post and a typical day's work, his exhaustion and the effect on his morale of the death of friends in the Regiment, the accidental death of a soldier, a series of tank battles around Bayeux and in the 'Bocage' and the resulting casualties, and also criticising a disorganized Field Ambulance.
     
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2019
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  5. Roddy1011

    Roddy1011 Senior Member


    Good find...
     

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