From WO171/2346: 1 May 1944 13 x 6-ton Macks delivered from 323 Arty Coy RASC. Coy location FERRING 529209. 2 May 1944 6 x 6-ton Macks delivered from 323 Arty Coy RASC. Civic reception held for Brigade by Mayor of Worthing. 30 O.Rs from company attended. 3 May 1944 13 x 6-ton Macks delivered from 323 Arty Coy RASC. 4 May 1944 Normal routine. Instructions received to adopt overseas method of pay accounting. 5 May 1944 Normal routine. 6 May 1944 Two Bedford Workshops lorries collected from V.R.D. 7 May 1944 22 x 3-ton vehicles to Ordnance Depot Bicester to collect stores for Brigade. 8 May 1944 56 x 3-ton vehicles to collect P.O.L. from Horsham + deliver to units of brigade. 9 May 1944 Normal routine. 10 May 1944 20 x 3-ton vehicles to Bicester to collect stores for brigade. 11 May 1944 Operational waterproofing kits for 145 x 3-ton Austins received. 12 May 1944 Inspection of company documentation by officers from Records. 13 May 1944 11 x 3-ton vehicles to Bicester to collect stores for brigade. 14 May 1944 5 x 3-ton vehicles to Bicester to collect stores for brigade. 15 May 1944 16 x 3-ton vehicles to West Hallam, Derbyshire to collect stores for brigade. 16 May 1944 Preparations made to commence waterproofing of vehicles on 17[th]. 17 May 1944 Waterproofing begins. 10 x 3-ton Austins completed to Stage A. Twenty x 3-ton vehicles engaged in offloading 90 railway trucks of tank tracks and delivery to the armoured regiments of the brigade. 18 May 1944 12 x 3-ton Austins waterproofed to Stage A. Offloading of tank tracks proceeds. 19 May 1944 7 x 3-ton Austins waterproofed to Stage A. 21 x 3-ton vehicles to N. Wales and Wiltshire to collect 1st line ammunition. Offloading of tank tracks proceeds. Orders received to concentrate on 28 May. 20 May 1944 9 x 3-ton Austins waterproofed to Stage A. Offloading of tank tracks proceeds. Orders received to hand in 112 x 3-ton Austins and collect 112 x 4x4 Fords. Units of brigade collect 1st line P.O.L. from coy dump. 21 May 1944 1st line reserve rations (compo) collected by units brigade. 22 May 1944 F.S.U.K. rations drawn for consumption by brigade on 23[rd]. 4 officers and 130 ORs leave going by train at 1900 hours for V.R.D. Shrewsbury to collect 112 Fords. 23 May 1944 24 x 3-ton vehicles detached to units of brigade for domestic purposes. 24 May 1944 42 x 3-ton Fords arrive from Shrewsbury. These vehicles are not waterproofed + approx 50 are painted in desert colours. 25 May 1944 The brigade is inspected by General Sir B.L. Montgomery at 1100 hours. 9 officers and 300 ORs of the unit attend. 26 May 1944 Waterproofing of all 6-ton Macks completed. 27 May 1944 Waterproofing of 3-ton Fords commences. 28 May 1944 34 x 3-ton Austins returned to 72 V.R.D. Company placed on 6 hours notice w.e.f. from 0900 hours. 29 May 1944 34 x 3-ton Austins returned to 72 V.R.D. 18 x 3-ton Fords completed waterproofing to Stage A. 30 May 1944 37 x 3-ton Austins returned to 72 VRD. Additional help obtained from units of brigade to assist in waterproofing. 31 May 1944 17 x 3-ton Austins returned to 72 VRD. All required vehicles waterproofed to Stage A except 1 x 6-ton Mack, 1 x 15-cwt Ford and 53 x 3-ton Fords.