24th Lancers - Roll of Honour

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  1. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

    Re. Ex-24th Lancer - Arthur George Axtell...

    Casualty Details | CWGC

    LANCE CORPORAL ARTHUR GEORGE AXTELL
    Service Number: 7927852
    Regiment & Unit/Ship: Royal Armoured Corps
    2nd Fife and Forfar Yeomanry.
    Date of Death: Died 05 April 1945
    Age 34 years old
    Buried or commemorated at: HANOVER WAR CEMETERY, 7. K. 2. Germany
    Country of Service: United Kingdom
    Additional Info:
    Son of Frederick and Lucy Axtell; husband of Elizabeth Axtell, of Wandsworth Common, London.
    Personal Inscription
    OUR DARLING DADDY. LOVED BY ALL WHO KNEW HIM.

    See also: 11th Armoured Division, Tank Casualties, 1945
     
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  2. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

    Re. Paul Alexander WEATHERS (194218)

    The 24th L - War Diary - Has...

    24th L - War Diary -
    25/9/41 The following Officers were posted to this Regiment from 51st Training Regiment RAC:- 2/Lieuts. R.A.Cook, C.W.A.Coulson, R.S.Greenhill, D.M.Howard, D.Middleton, J.L.M.Normansell, P.A.Weathers, E.A.A.Webb, R.S.P.Thursten.

    And...

    7/4/42 2/Lt.P.A.Weathers was posted to the 51st Training Regiment RAC.

    There are a few entries in the London Gazette... for instance...

    4056 SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, 15 JULY, 1941
    RTR
    Paul Alexander WEATHERS (194218)
    .

    And...

    1202 SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, 14 MARCH, 1947
    The undermentioned 2nd Lts. (War Subs. Lts.) from Emerg. Commns. R.T.R. to be Lts. with seniority as' shown:
    4th Aug. 1946:—
    Paul Alexander WEATHERS (194218), 1st Oct. 1942.


    Plus...
    3794 SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, 5 AUGUST, 1949
    Short Serv. Commn.
    Capt. P. A. WEATHERS (194218) from Active List to be Capt., 4th Aug. 1949, retaining his present seniority.
     
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  3. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

    Re. Ex-24th Lancer Charles William Alfred Coulson (201375)

    The 24th L - War Diary has...

    24th L - War Diary -
    25/9/41 The following Officers were posted to this Regiment from 51st Training Regiment RAC:- 2/Lieuts. R.A.Cook, C.W.A.Coulson, R.S.Greenhill, D.M.Howard, D.Middleton, J.L.M.Normansell, P.A.Weathers, E.A.A.Webb, R.S.P.Thursten.

    The London gazette has...
    SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, 26 AUGUST, 1941 p4943
    Warwickshire Yeomanry
    Charles William Alfred Coulson (201375)

    And page 4126 - SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE; 17 SEPTEMBER, 1943...

    Has...
    ROYAL ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERS.
    War Subs. Lts.
    5th Mar. 1943 :—
    • C. W. A. Coulson (201375) from Warwickshire Yeo. R.A.C
     
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  4. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

    Re. Charles John Geoffrey (Geoff ) STANLEY - 232716

    24th Lancers at disbandment has...

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    Charles John Geoffrey (Geoff ) STANLEY

    "OBITUARIES 1937 STANLEY, Charles John Geoffrey (Geoff ), great nephew of John Edward Marr (1875) and cousin of Francis Alleyne Marr (1913), died 9 January 2018, aged ninety nine. After Eton College, Geoff read Natural Sciences (Physics, Chemistry and Geology). The first Cox to captain the LMBC, he competed in the Bumps, the Henley Ladies Plate and the Putney Head of the River and became Captain of Cambridge University Coxwains Society. During the War, Geoff served in the Royal Tank Regiment and was evacuated from Normandy after Dunkirk. He returned on D-Day with the 24th Lancers and also served in Belgium and Northern Germany with the 11th Armoured Division HQ, ending the War as Captain. Geoff then joined the British Plastics Federation, retiring in 1974 as Chief Executive, a role involving him in the UK negotiating team when the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) was formed and subsequently as Secretary of the EFTA Plastics Association. Geoff was a Fellow of the Plastics Institute and published The Moulding of an Industry. In retirement he was active in the Kent Trust for Nature Conservation. In 1942 Geoff married Marjorie, who predeceased him. They had two sons, Chris and Martin WOOTTON."

    And... Have a litte hope

    Has...

    "The Past Inspiring the Future
    The past can provide inspiring examples of behaviour and achievement. I was reminded of this in early January when I learnt of the recent, sad loss of two very important figures in the BPF’s heritage.
    One was Geoff Stanley, General Manager of the BPF from the mid 1950’s to the mid 70s. A Cambridge graduate, he’d joined the BPF just after being demobbed after the War. I’d had the great privilege of meeting him twice, a man of great modesty, who’d been a junior officer in a tank regiment.
    He described his involvement in a pitched battle with the SS in Normandy as if it was a mere walk in the park on a quiet afternoon. It was Geoff who negotiated the insertion of the UK’s plastics materials and products into the European Free Trade Association’s trading arrangements. He was also the author of the BPF’s history, ‘The Moulding of an Industry’."
     
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  5. harkness

    harkness Well-Known Member

    1939 Register
    21 St John's Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

    Name - DOB - Occupation - Marital status
    Charles J G Stanley - 10 Oct 1918 - Student - Single
     
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