Battle Study: Operation GOODWOOD

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    74. TOTAL CASUALTIES AND STRENGTHS 18th - 20th

    PERSONNEL

    Casualties
    Officers - 291
    Other Ranks - 3720
    Total - 4011

    Strengths
    Officers - 3738
    Other Ranks - 72745
    Total - 76213

    Percentage
    Officer Casualties - 7.78
    Other Ranks Casualties - 5.12
    Total Casualties - 5.26
     
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    75. PERCENTAGE CASUALTIES BY ARMS

    Armoured Regiments
    Officer - 9.69
    Other Ranks - 4.31
    Total - 4.62

    Motor Battalions
    Officer - 7.34
    Other Ranks - 5.9
    Total - 6.23

    Infantry Battalions
    Officer - 12.33
    Other Ranks - 8.85
    Total - 9.0

    R.A. in Armoured Division
    Officer - 5.19
    Other Ranks - 1.21
    Total - 1.44

    Field Regiment R.A.
    Officer - 2.52
    Other Ranks - 0.83
    Total - 0.93

    Anti-Tank Regiment R.A.
    Officer - 3.7
    Other Ranks - 2.75
    Total - 2.81

    ROYAL ENGINEERS
    Officer - 2.2
    Other Ranks - 1.37
    Total - 1.40

    Machine Gun Battalions
    Officer - 2.3
    Other Ranks - 2.04
    Total - 2.06
     
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    76. TANKS

    Total Casualties - 493

    Total Strength at 0745 hours, 18th July 1944 - 1369

    Percentage of Starting Strength - 36%
     
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    77. RATIO OF CREW CASUALTIES 29 ARMOURED BRIGADE

    Casualty figures for 18th and 19th were obtained from 29 ARMOURED BRIGADE H.Q. War Diary, and 2nd ARMY Tank Stats.

    Total tank losses 18th to 19th - 156
    Total crew losses 18th to 19th - 167
    Total tank commander losses 18th to 19th - 51

    Ratio of crew losses to tank losses 1.07 : 1

    Ratio of commander losses to crew losses 1 : 3.3

    Ratio of commander losses to tank losses 1 : 3.26
     
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    78. CONCLUSIONS

    5.14% of personnel and 36% of tanks became casualties during the Operation.

    Officer casualties were always at a higher rate in all arms, though the difference between Officer and Other Ranks varied with the arms. As might be expected the highest rate of Officer casualties was in infantry followed by Armoured Regiments then Motor Battalions. For Other Ranks Infantry again had the highest rate followed by Motor Battalions and Armoured Regiments. All the types of ROYAL ARTILLERY had a high ratio of Officer to Other Rank casualties, stemming from the heavy rate of casualties amongst F.O.O.s; the rates for Other Ranks in ROYAL ARTILLERY units showed, as might be expected, that Anti-Tank gunners are more liable to become casualties than either SP gunners or those in normal Field regiments.
     
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    79. A bomb density of 0.56 lbs equiv. 25 pounder per square yard put down in 45 minutes, followed by an artillery bombardment of 0.1 lbs equiv. 25 pounder per square yard succeeded in breaking down the morale of troops occupying open defences in urban areas.

    80. Coupled with an armoured attack a bombardment density of 0.17 lbs equiv. 25 pounder per square yard produced a considerable diminution of resistance.

    81. There is some evidence that troops subjected to heavy bombing gradually regain morale when the bombardment ceases.

    82.
    a. 5.14% of personnel and 36% of tanks became casualties during the operation.

    b. Compared with Other Ranks, Officers had a higher casualty rate in all arms.

    c. Officer casualty rates were highest in Infantry followed by Armoured Regiments then Motor battalions.

    d. Other Ranks casualty rates were highest in Infantry followed by Motor battalions then armoured regiments.


    Note: This report is largely based on a detailed study of the War Diaries of the Units taking part in the Operation. These are contained in Appendices D and E [not included] which contained Operation Orders and Brigade Narratives respectively. As these are too bulky to reproduce in fill and cannot usefully be summarised further, they are being held in M.O.R.U. files, and can readily be made available to any interested Branch or Person.


    Signed R.E. STRONG,
    Colonel,
    Superintendent.
    M.O.R.U.


    Prepared by:-
    Major D.B. WALLACE, ROYAL ENGINEERS
    Captain H.N. CROMPTON, General List.
     
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    REFERENCES.

    Documents examined in the compilation of this report included the following.

    2 O.R.S. Report No. 6 Bombing in Operation GOODWOOD.

    21 ARMY GROUP SA/0/15OPS of 3 August 1944. Report on Air Operation in support of Operation GOODWOOD.

    R.A.F. Bombing Analysis Unit Report No. 22 Ground Survey of the Results of an attack by Heavy Bombers on a German Tank concentration.

    D.A.T. (Air Ministry) Tactical Bulletin No. 38 Operations by BOMBER COMMAND in Close Support of the Army - CAEN 18th July 1944.

    Scientific Adviser, A.E.A.F. Report of 4th August 1944. Preliminary Analysis of Operation GOODWOOD.

    S.H.A.E.F. documents, including SAC despatch of 31 August 1944 and General Bedell Smith's Memoranda.

    Casualty figures from 2nd Echelon (BRITISH and CANADIAN) for July.

    In addition the WAR DIARIES and Appendices (for July) of following units and formations were examined.


    21 Army Group
    2 Army
    1 Corps
    8 Corps
    2 Canadian Corps
    4 AGRA
    8 AGRA
    2 Canadian AGRA
    2 Canadian Infantry Division
    3 Canadian Infantry Division
    3 British Infantry Division
    7 Armoured Division
    11 Armoured Division
    Guards Armoured Division
    4 Canadian Infantry Brigade
    5 Canadian Infantry Brigade
    6 Canadian Infantry Brigade
    7 Canadian Infantry Brigade
    8 Canadian Infantry Brigade
    9 Canadian Infantry Brigade
    8 British Infantry Brigade
    9 British Infantry Brigade
    185 Infantry Brigade
    152 (H) Infantry Brigade
    131 Infantry Brigade
    159 Infantry Brigade
    32 Guards Armoured Brigade
    5 Guards Armoured Brigade
    22 Armoured Brigade
    27 Armoured Brigade
    29 Armoured Brigade
    2 Canadian Armoured Brigade
    11 Armoured Division
    2 N. Yeo.
    Inns of Court
    22 Dragoons
    23 Hussars
    3 Royal Tank Regiment

    2 F.F. Yeo.
    8 R.B.
    3 Mon.
    4 K.S.L.I.
    1 Hereford
    2 Ind Machine Gun Company N.F.
    13 R.H.A.
    151 Field Regiment Royal Artillery
    75 Anti-Tank Regiment Royal Artillery
    13 Field Squadron Royal Engineers
    147 Field Pk Squadron Royal Engineers
    612 Field Squadron Royal Engineers
    26 Assault Squadron Royal Engineers
    18 Light Field Ambulance Royal Army Medical Corps
    179 Field Ambulance Royal Army Medical Corps
    Guards Armoured Division
    2 Armoured Recce Welsh Guards
    2 Armoured Grenadier Guards
    1 Armoured Coldstream Guards
    2 Armoured Irish Guards
    1 Motor Grenadier Guards
    5 Coldstream Guards
    3 Irish Guards
    1 Welsh Guards
    1 Household Cavalry Regiment
    79 Assault Squadron Royal Engineers
    14 Field Squadron Royal Engineers
    615 Field Squadron Royal Engineers
    148 Field Pk Squadron Royal Engineers
    21 Anti-Tank Regiment Royal Artillery
    55 Field Regiment Royal Artillery
    153 Field Regiment Royal Artillery
    94 L.A.A. Regiment Royal Artillery
    128 Field Ambulance Royal Army Medical Corps
    19 Light Field Ambulance Royal Army Medical Corps
    1 Ind Machine Gun Company N.F.
    11 Hussars
    7 Armoured Division
    1 Royal Tank Regiment

    5 Royal Tank Regiment
    4 C.L.Y.
    1 R.B.
    1/5 Queen's
    1/6 Queen's
    1/7 Queen's
    8 Hussars
    3 Ind M.G. Company N.F.
    4 Field Squadron Royal Engineers
    621 Field Squadron Royal Engineers
    143 Field Pk Squadron Royal Engineers
    65 Anti-Tank Regiment Royal Artillery
    3 RHA
    5 RHA
    15 L.A.A. Regiment Royal Artillery
    131 Field Ambulance Royal Army Medical Corps
    2 Light Field Ambulance Royal Army Medical Corps
    3 British Infantry Division
    2 Seaforth
    5 Seaforth
    5 Cameron
    2 Warwick
    1 Norfolk
    2 K.S.L.I.
    2 East Yorks
    1 Suffolk
    1 South Lancs Regiment
    1 K.O.S.B.
    2 R.U.R.
    2 Lincolns
    2 Mx
    1/7 Mx
    13/18 Hussars
    Staffs Yeo
    East Riding Yeo
    141 Royal Armoured Corps
    148 Royal Armoured Corps
    1 Lothians

    77 Assault Squadron Royal Engineers
    17 Field Company Royal Engineers
    246 Field Company Royal Engineers
    253 Field Company Royal Engineers
    275 Field Company Royal Engineers
    62 Anti-Tank Regiment Royal Engineers
    20 Anti-Tank Regiment Royal Engineers
    7 Field Regiment Royal Artillery
    33 Field Regiment Royal Artillery
    76 Field Regiment Royal Artillery
    128 Field Regiment Royal Artillery
    8 Field Ambulance Royal Army Medical Corps
    9 Field Ambulance Royal Army Medical Corps
    223 Field Ambulance Royal Army Medical Corps
    2 Canadian Infantry Division
    8 Canadian Recce Regiment CAC
    TOR SCOT (MG)
    RHC
    R de Mais.
    CALG Highrs.
    CAMERONS of C.
    S. SASK. R.
    Fus M.R.
    Essex Scot
    2 Canadian Provost Company
    4 Canadian Field Regiment RCA
    5 Canadian Field Regiment RCA
    6 Canadian Field Regiment RCA
    2 Canadian Anti-Tank Regiment RCA
    6 Canadian AntI-Tank Regiment RCA
    3 Canadian LAA Regiment RCA
    1 Canadian Field Pk Company RCE
    2 Canadian Br Pln RCE
    2 Canadian Field Company RCE
    7 Canadian Field Company RCE
    11 Canadian Field Company RCE
    10 Canadian Field Ambulance RCAMC
    11 Canadian Field Ambulance RCAMC
    18 Canadian Field Ambulance RCAMC
    10 Canadian Armoured Regiment CAC
    6 Canadian Armoured Regiment CAC
    27 Canadian Armoured Regiment CAC
    3 Canadian Infantry Division
    7 Canadian Recce Regiment CAC

    R Wgg R.
    1 C Scot R.
    S.D. & G. Highrs.
    Q.O.R. of C.
    C.H. of O.
    R. de Chaud.
    N. Shore R.
    Nth N.S. Highrs.
    H.L.L. of C.
    Reg. Rifles
    12 Canadian Field Regiment RCA
    13 Canadian Field Regiment RCA
    14 Canadian Field Regiment RCA
    19 Canadian Field Regiment RCA
    3 Canadian Anti-Tank Regiment RCA
    3 Canadian Field Pk Company RCE
    6 Canadian Field Company RCE
    16 Canadian Field Company RCE
    18 Canadian Field Company RCE
    23 Field Ambulance RCAMC
     
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    TANK CASUALTIES.

    Figures obtained from 2 ARMY Tank State, Appendix to War Diary for July 44.

    P = Fit
    Q = Out of Action, repairable in 24 hours.
    R = Battle Casualty of last 24 hours, not repairable within 24 hours.
    x = Estimate


    Formation:-

    1. 27 Armd Bde.
    17 July - 220 P, 201 P
    18 July - 6 Q, 18 R, 194 P
    19 July - 4 Q, 4 R, 195 P
    20 July - -Q,-R

    2. 29 Armd Bde.
    17 July - 214 P, 201 P
    18 July - 13 Q, 115 R, 96 P
    19 July - 12 Q, 16 R, 132 P
    20 July - 5 Q, 9 R

    3. 2 N. YEO.
    17 July - 72 P, 46 P
    18 July - 1 Q, 15 R, 35 P
    19 July - 4 Q, 16 R, 46 P
    20 July - -Q, 1 R

    4. 148 RAC
    17 July - 70 P, 70 P
    18 July - -Q,-R, 70 P
    19 July - -Q, 1 R, 70x P
    20 July - NOT GIVEN

    5. 22 Armd Bde
    17 July - 216 P, 198 P
    18 July - 10 Q, 8 R, 191 P
    19 July - 11 Q, 4 R, 199 P
    20 July - 12 Q, 3 R

    6. 8 H.
    17 July - 72 P, 67 P
    18 July - 3 Q, 2 R, 62 P
    19 July - 8 Q, 2 R, 70 P
    20 July - -Q, -R

    7. 5 Gds Armd Bde
    17 July - 235P, 153 P
    18 July - 1 Q, 62 R, 198 P
    19 July - 15 Q, 18 R, 166 P
    20 July - 5 Q, 27 R

    8. 2 W.G.
    17 July - 68 P, 63 P
    18 July - 1 Q, 4 R, 68 P
    19 July - 1 Q, 3 R, 66 P
    20 July - 2 Q, 4 R

    9. 2 Cdn Armd Bde.
    17 July - 202 P, 191 P
    18 July - 1 Q, 10 R, 186 P
    19 July - 10 Q, 2 R, 185x P
    20 July - NOT GIVEN P, NOT GIVEN R, 162 P
    21 July - 7 Q, 17 R

    TOTALS
    17 July - 1369 P, 880 P
    18 July - 36 Q, 234 R, 1000 P
    19 July - 65 Q, 66 R, 1060 P
    20 July - 24 Q, 44 R, 162 P
    21 July - 7 Q, 17 R


    All figures relate to 'last light' on each day.

    It has been assumed that all figures shown at 'R' are casualties for the preceding 24 hours as stated in definition attached to Tank States. Also that all vehicles at 'Q' are either repaired after 24 hours or backloaded. Therefore that no vehicle that appears in 'Q' for one day appears in the ''Q total for the next day.


    TOTAL CASUALTIES - 493
    % of STARTING TOTAL - 36%
     
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    Casualty figures for units actually engaged in the fighting.

    Figures have been arrived at after a comparison of the following sources of information:
    Unit War Diaries
    G.H.Q. 2nd Echelon Returns
    Corps Casualty Returns, where they exist.

    [For daily breakdown of statistics etc., 18th - 21st July inclusive see attached images
    O = Officer
    O.R. = Other Ranks
    X = Killed
    Y = ?Wounded
    Z = ?Missing]

    [please note I haven't yet completed partial transcription. original tables are attached for reference.]

    1. 1 R. TANKS
    Total Casualties - 33
    O: 5, OR: 28
    Unit Strength Total - 694
    O: 43, OR: 651

    2. 2. R. TANKS
    Total Casualties - 25
    O: 4, OR: 21
    Unit Strength Total - 682
    O: 37, OR: 645

    3. 2 C.L.Y
    Total Casualties - 8
    O: 2, OR: 6
    Unit Strength Total - 609
    O: 41, OR: 568

    4. 1. R.B.
    Total Casualties - 47
    O:2 , OR: 45
    Unit Strength Total - 843
    O: 31, OR:812

    5. 8 H.
    Total Casualties - 1
    O: -, OR: 1
    Unit Strength Total - 702
    O: 46, OR: 656

    6. 11 H.
    Total Casualties - 23
    O: 3, OR: 20
    Unit Strength Total - 772
    O: 57, OR: 715

    7. 1/5 QUEENS
    Total Casualties - 25
    O: -, OR: 25
    Unit Strength Total - 803
    O: 32, OR: 771

    8. 1/6 QUEENS
    Total Casualties - 1
    O: -, OR: 1
    Unit Strength Total - 842
    O: 38, OR: 804

    9. 1/7 QUEENS
    Total Casualties - 13
    O: 2, OR: 11
    Unit Strength Total - 830
    O: 35, OR: 795

    10. 3 Ind M.G. Coy N.F.
    Total Casualties - 3
    O: -, OR: 3
    Unit Strength Total - 214
    O: 9, OR: 205

    11. 3 R.H.A.
    Total Casualties - 2
    O: -, OR: 2
    Unit Strength Total - 667
    O: 37, OR: 630

    12. 5 R.H.A.
    Total Casualties - 4
    O: 1, OR: 3
    Unit Strength Total - 667
    O: 37, OR: 630

    13. 65 A/T Regt R.A.
    Total Casualties - 11
    O: 1, OR: 10
    Unit Strength Total - 754
    O: 33, OR: 721

    14. 4 Fd Sqn R.E.
    Total Casualties - 4
    O: -, OR: 4
    Unit Strength Total - 262
    O: 9, OR: 253

    15. 621 Fd Sqn R.E.
    Total Casualties - 1
    O: -, OR: 1
    Unit Strength Total - 246
    O: 7, OR: 239

    16. 23 H.
    Total Casualties - 55
    O: 4, OR: 51
    Unit Strength Total - 684
    O: 37, OR: 647

    17. 3 R. TANKS
    Total Casualties - 76
    O: 10, OR: 66
    Unit Strength Total - 674
    O: 36, OR: 638

    18. 2 F.F. YEO
    Total Casualties - 100
    O: 12, OR: 88
    Unit Strength Total - 712
    O: 39, OR: 673

    19. 3 MON.
    Total Casualties - 164
    O: 10, OR: 154
    Unit Strength Total - 788
    O: 36, OR: 752

    20. 8 R.B.
    Total Casualties -
    O: , OR:
    Unit Strength Total -
    O: , OR:

    21. 1 HEREFORD
    Total Casualties -
    O: , OR:
    Unit Strength Total -
    O: , OR:

    22. 4 K.S.L.I.
    Total Casualties -
    O: , OR:
    Unit Strength Total -
    O: , OR:

    23. Ind M.G. Coy N.F.
    Total Casualties -
    O: , OR:
    Unit Strength Total -
    O: , OR:

    24. 2 N. YEO.
    Total Casualties -
    O: , OR:
    Unit Strength Total -
    O: , OR:

    25. INNS OF COURT
    Total Casualties -
    O: , OR:
    Unit Strength Total -
    O: , OR:

    26. 22 DGNS.
    Total Casualties -
    O: , OR:
    Unit Strength Total -
    O: , OR:

    27. 151 Fld Regt R.A.
    Total Casualties -
    O: , OR:
    Unit Strength Total -
    O: , OR:

    28. 13 R.H.A.
    Total Casualties -
    O: , OR:
    Unit Strength Total -
    O: , OR:

    29. 75 A/TK Regt R.A.
    Total Casualties -
    O: , OR:
    Unit Strength Total -
    O: , OR:

    30. 13 Fd Sqn R.E.
    Total Casualties -
    O: , OR:
    Unit Strength Total -
    O: , OR:

    31. 612 Fld Sqn R.E.
    Total Casualties -
    O: , OR:
    Unit Strength Total -
    O: , OR:

    32. 26 Asslt Sqn R.E.
    Total Casualties -
    O: , OR:
    Unit Strength Total -
    O: , OR:

    33. 2 Armd GREN GDS
    Total Casualties - 44
    O: 4, OR: 40
    Unit Strength Total - 708
    O: 38, OR: 670

    34. 1 Armd COLDM GDS
    Total Casualties - 10
    O: -, OR: 10
    Unit Strength Total - 692
    O: 38, OR: 654

    35. 2 Armd IRISH GDS
    Total Casualties - 33
    O: 3, OR: 30
    Unit Strength Total - 704
    O: 40, OR: 664

    36. 1 Mot GREN GDS
    Total Casualties - 23
    O: 2, OR: 21
    Unit Strength Total - 839
    O: 39, OR: 800

    37. 5 COLDM GDS
    Total Casualties - 54
    O: 2, OR: 52
    Unit Strength Total - 820
    O: 36, OR: 784

    38. 3 IRISH GDS
    Total Casualties - 38
    O: 1, OR: 37
    Unit Strength Total - 849
    O: 36, OR: 813

    39. 1 WELSH GDS
    Total Casualties - 28
    O: 1, OR: 27
    Unit Strength Total - 845
    O: 35, OR: 810

    40. 1 Ind M.G. Coy N.F.
    Total Casualties -5
    O: 2, OR: 3
    Unit Strength Total - 209
    O: 9, OR: 200

    41. 2 Recce WELSH GDS
    Total Casualties - 13
    O: 4, OR: 9
    Unit Strength Total - 698
    O: 41, OR: 657

    42. 2 H.C.R.
    Total Casualties - 1
    O: -, OR: 1
    Unit Strength Total - 771
    O: 56, OR: 715

    43. 55 Fd Regt R.A.
    Total Casualties -
    O: , OR:
    Unit Strength Total -
    O: , OR:

    44. 153 Fd Regt R.A.
    Total Casualties -
    O: , OR:
    Unit Strength Total -
    O: , OR:

    45. 21 A/Tk Regt R.A.
    Total Casualties -
    O: , OR:
    Unit Strength Total -
    O: , OR:

    46. 79 Asslt Sqn R.E.
    Total Casualties -
    O: , OR:
    Unit Strength Total -
    O: , OR:

    47. 14 Fd Sqn R.E.
    Total Casualties -
    O: , OR:
    Unit Strength Total -
    O: , OR:

    48. 615 Fd Sqn R.E.
    Total Casualties -
    O: , OR:
    Unit Strength Total -
    O: , OR:

    49. 1 S. LAN Regt
    Total Casualties -
    O: , OR:
    Unit Strength Total -
    O: , OR:

    50. 1 E. YORKS
    Total Casualties -
    O: , OR:
    Unit Strength Total -
    O: , OR:

    51. 1 SUFFOLKS
    Total Casualties -
    O: , OR:
    Unit Strength Total -
    O: , OR:

    52. K.O.S.B.
    Total Casualties -
    O: , OR:
    Unit Strength Total -
    O: , OR:

    53. 2 R.U.R.
    Total Casualties -
    O: , OR:
    Unit Strength Total -
    O: , OR:

    54. 2 LINCS.
    Total Casualties -
    O: , OR:
    Unit Strength Total -
    O: , OR:

    55. 2 K.S.L.I.
    Total Casualties -
    O: , OR:
    Unit Strength Total -
    O: , OR:

    56. 2 WARWICKS.
    Total Casualties -
    O: , OR:
    Unit Strength Total -
    O: , OR:

    57. 1 NORFOLKS.
    Total Casualties -
    O: , OR:
    Unit Strength Total -
    O: , OR:

    58. 2 SEAFORTH
    Total Casualties -
    O: , OR:
    Unit Strength Total -
    O: , OR:

    59. 5 SEAFORTH
    Total Casualties -
    O: , OR:
    Unit Strength Total -
    O: , OR:

    60. 5 CAMERON
    Total Casualties -
    O: , OR:
    Unit Strength Total -
    O: , OR:

    61. 13/18 H.
    Total Casualties -
    O: , OR:
    Unit Strength Total -
    O: , OR:

    62. STAFFS YEO
    Total Casualties -
    O: , OR:
    Unit Strength Total -
    O: , OR:

    63. E. RIDING YEO
    Total Casualties -
    O: , OR:
    Unit Strength Total -
    O: , OR:

    64. 148 R.A.C.
    Total Casualties -
    O: , OR:
    Unit Strength Total -
    O: , OR:

    65. 1 LOTHIAN
    Total Casualties -
    O: , OR:
    Unit Strength Total -
    O: , OR:

    66. 141 R.A.C.
    Total Casualties -
    O: , OR:
    Unit Strength Total -
    O: , OR:

    67. 2 Mx
    Total Casualties -
    O: , OR:
    Unit Strength Total -
    O: , OR:

    68. 1/7 Mx
    Total Casualties -
    O: , OR:
    Unit Strength Total -
    O: , OR:

    69. 7 Fd Regt R.A.
    Total Casualties -
    O: , OR:
    Unit Strength Total -
    O: , OR:

    70. 33 Fd Regt R.A.
    Total Casualties -
    O: , OR:
    Unit Strength Total -
    O: , OR:

    71. 76 Fd Regt R.A.
    Total Casualties -
    O: , OR:
    Unit Strength Total -
    O: , OR:

    72. 128 Fd Regt R.A.
    Total Casualties -
    O: , OR:
    Unit Strength Total -
    O: , OR:

    73. 20 A/Tk Regt R.A.
    Total Casualties -
    O: , OR:
    Unit Strength Total -
    O: , OR:

    74. 62 A/Tk Regt R.A.
    Total Casualties -
    O: , OR:
    Unit Strength Total -
    O: , OR:

    75. 246 Fd Coy R.E.
    Total Casualties -
    O: , OR:
    Unit Strength Total -
    O: , OR:

    76. 253 Fd Coy R.E.
    Total Casualties -
    O: , OR:
    Unit Strength Total -
    O: , OR:

    77. 17 Fd Coy R.E.
    Total Casualties -
    O: , OR:
    Unit Strength Total -
    O: , OR:

    78. 77 Asslt Sqn R.E.
    Total Casualties -
    O: , OR:
    Unit Strength Total -
    O: , OR:

    79. R. Regt C.
    Total Casualties -
    O: , OR:
    Unit Strength Total -
    O: , OR:

    80. R.H.L.I.
    Total Casualties -
    O: , OR:
    Unit Strength Total -
    O: , OR:

    81. Essex Scot
    Total Casualties -
    O: , OR:
    Unit Strength Total -
    O: , OR:

    82. R. Hghrs C.
    Total Casualties -
    O: , OR:
    Unit Strength Total -
    O: , OR:

    83. R. de Mais
    Total Casualties -
    O: , OR:
    Unit Strength Total -
    O: , OR:

    84. Calg Highrs
    Total Casualties -
    O: , OR:
    Unit Strength Total -
    O: , OR:

    85. Fus M.R.
    Total Casualties -
    O: , OR:
    Unit Strength Total -
    O: , OR:

    86. Camerons of C.
    Total Casualties -
    O: , OR:
    Unit Strength Total -
    O: , OR:

    87. S.S.R.
    Total Casualties -
    O: , OR:
    Unit Strength Total -
    O: , OR:

    88. Tor Scot
    Total Casualties -
    O: , OR:
    Unit Strength Total -
    O: , OR:

    89. 8 Recce
    Total Casualties -
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  10. Pak75

    Pak75 Junior Member

    HI Diane

    Thanks very much for posting these BAOR studies.
    I have all the Spectator editions so it was interesting to see extra info in Instructors versions.
    It is a shame Bluecoat edition only covers first two days of the battle and does not include 11th Armoured action around Chenodolle.

    Cheers
     
  11. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Thanks for comments, glad it was useful.
    I do have the BAOR tour for Goodwood, 11 Armd, (more maps than Bluecoat, no personal accounts), but it'll be a while before I get back to that again.
     
  12. sapper

    sapper WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Goodwood for me was noted for two things. The intensity of the Moaning Minnie's. And the enemy use of Air bursts. Neither gave one a feeling of well being.
    Coupled with having to unload a Bedford full of Jelly under intense fire. With my old, but late mate Jock Mathers...
     
  13. 51highland

    51highland Very Senior Member

    My Father was in 152 brigade, 5th Camerons and particularly hated the 'Triangle' at Troarn. He took part in the capture of the Chateau mentioned. Then spent 10 more days there being shelled almost non stop.!!! They were somewhat pleased to be relieved by 7th BW and go back to the rest area from whence they came, West of the Orne.

    Thanks for all the info very interesting.
     
  14. bobd91

    bobd91 Junior Member

    So glad that I found this, thanks.

    Unfortunately the map on the first page is no longer accessible, is there any chance that you could post it again?
     
  15. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    So glad that I found this, thanks.

    Unfortunately the map on the first page is no longer accessible, is there any chance that you could post it again?

    Here you go :)

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  16. bobd91

    bobd91 Junior Member

    Thanks Andy :)
     

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