Re. Harold Rawdon Briggs Harold Rawdon Briggs - Wikipedia There's a mention of someone with what appears to be this name visiting the 24th Lancers and the SRY on this day in 1944, just prior to D-day. i.e. 24th L War Diary - 9/5/44 Maj-Gen.Briggs, DSO. visited the Regiment & & SRY - War Diary - 9th May 1944 - HQ Sqn + A Sqns photos were taken in the grounds of the Officers Mess. Major-Gen. H.R. Briggs, D.S.O. visited the D.D. Sqns during the morning. Our C.O. lunched with him at Bde and he visited A + HQ Sqns during the afternoon. The T.A. visited Fawley during the morning, and attended a conference at Bde (under B.O.O.) to meet an ordanance Officer from Chilwell. Looking at the wiki - Harold Rawdon Briggs - Wikipedia I suppose it is just possible that the above was in the UK on the 9th May 1944, though it's a bit intriguing, and might just have been someone with a similar name, perhaps. All the best, Rm. And see also - Major General Briggs arriving on 25th Dragoons Lee "Shrewsbury"in the relief of The Admin Box 24th February 1944 | WW2Talk Edit: re. Post below - Thanks, that seems like it could be the right Briggs. Rm.