24th Lancers

Discussion in 'RAC & RTR' started by SDP, Feb 17, 2012.

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  1. ZeroAlpha

    ZeroAlpha Member

    Ah, thanks. That might explain why he also had a RTR car mascot in his effects. His Rgtl number is a great start, so thank you!!
     
  2. STEPHEN ROPER

    STEPHEN ROPER Member

    No problem you could contact bovington tank museum in Dorset to see if they have a tracer card for him also they can supply you with a war diary , you might also like to apply for his full record from ministry of defence

    Get a copy of military service records.

    I have also done battlefield tours to Normandy to see where the 24th Lancers were but as you may know they were disbanded after 6 weeks due to heavy casualties
     
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  3. ZeroAlpha

    ZeroAlpha Member

    Thanks again. I wonder whether anyone can help with which Sqn he may have been in?
     
  4. SDP

    SDP Incurable Cometoholic

    Great to hear from you. I'm currently on the ferry coming back from Normandy so obviously can't access my files. I'll check the Nominal Roll to see what his Trade was - that assumes he was with 24L in June 1944 - later this week. You may need to prompt me because this has been a phenomenal trip with lots of catching up to do!

    When did he pass away? It's not a name I remember.
    Steve Pannell
    Hon Sec 24th Lancers Old Comrades Association (until we disbanded at a rather splendid Annual Reunion a number of years ago but still trying to keep things going!)
     
  5. SDP

    SDP Incurable Cometoholic

    ....this is one of the bits of information I should have (provided he was on the Nominal Roll effective June 1944 as mentioned in my previous post).
     
  6. ZeroAlpha

    ZeroAlpha Member

    Thanks. He was born on 4 Oct 10 and died on 13 Aug 88.
     
  7. SDP

    SDP Incurable Cometoholic

    That explains why I can't remember him. I didn't get involved with 24L until the mid 1990s. (Note: it was my late father - Dennis Pannell - who served with 24L)
     
  8. ZeroAlpha

    ZeroAlpha Member

    Thanks SDP, and huge respect for what you are keeping alive. I hope your trip to Normandy was good. I went for the 60th anniversary with HQ 3 (UK) Div.
     
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  9. SDP

    SDP Incurable Cometoholic

    Ah, the 60th. I loved, and so did most of the rest, the Flypast during the Official International Ceremony when all the hangers on (apologies, Politicians) were present. Lots of planes from various Air Forces with obviously the Americans having the most.....and everyone went 'lots of planes'.....then the British turned up with the Lancaster and entourage.....and everyone went 'wow.....ooooooo......and wow again...'. Happy days. Can't beat a good bit of British 'less is more'.....
     

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