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Discussion in 'Recce' started by Mustard, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. Mustard

    Mustard Junior Member

    Hello everyone, my dad was Recce Corps and I have his service history he started his service in the Nothants Regt and was the BEF at Dunkirk and when he got back from France he joined the new Recce Corp 4th Regiment.
    Sadly he died in May 1988 and I do not know a lot about his war service as he never spoke of it, so I am going to try and piece together who, where and what he did, so with a bit of help from you oracles, I might do it.
    Having read some of the treads here and after looking on the web for what the Corps did and of course the motto, The Recce Corps where extremely brave men. You never here any thing mentioned of them on any of the news reels etc do you?
    Regards
    Steve
     
  2. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Welcome aboard Mustard !

    Lots of RECCE experts on this forum so good luck with your research

    Ron
     
  3. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    Hello Steve,

    Welcome to the forum and good luck with your research.

    Regards
    Peter
     
  4. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Welcome to the forum.
    Smudger's dad was also 4 Recce.
     
  5. 51highland

    51highland Very Senior Member

    Welcome and enjoy.!!!
     
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  7. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    Welcome to the forum!
     
  8. dave3164

    dave3164 @davidcarter1978

    Welcome to the forum Steve.

    The information I have for the 4th Reconnaissance Regiment is as follows:

    "The regiment was formed in January 1941, mainly from the Anti-tank companies of the 10th, 11th and 12th Infantary Brigades. The regiment fought in the breakthough to Tunis, and chased the enemy round the Cap Bon. The 4th fought from March to November 1944 in Italy and was then sent to help in dealing with the civil disturbances in Greece. Commanding officers of the regiment were: Lt-Col SEF Moran, Lt-Col PGC Preston DSO, Lt-Col ACS Delmege MC".

    Taylor, J. (1946) This Band of Brothers. Bristol: White Swan Press

    and

    "Served in Tunisia with First Army in April/May 1943and saw action on Banana Ridge. In Italy from early 1944 and served at Cassino and on the Gothic Line with the Eight Army bevfore transferring to Greece".

    According to this source they adopted a regimental badge of a leaping black panther on a green/yellow rectangle. This was designed by the artist EM Lyne who was a serving officer with this regiment.

    Doherty, R. (2008) Only the enemy in front: The Recce Corps at war 1940-1946. Stroud: Spellmount Press

    There is a mention of this insignia and a picture in this thread:

    http://www.ww2talk.com/forum/recce/20921-reconnaissance-regiment-unit-insignia.html
     
  9. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Welcome to the forum!

    Cheers
    Paul
     
  10. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    Welcome to the forum
     
  11. wtid45

    wtid45 Very Senior Member

    Hi Mustard welcome to Talk
     
  12. Mustard

    Mustard Junior Member

    According to this source they adopted a regimental badge of a leaping black panther on a green/yellow rectangle. This was designed by the artist EM Lyne who was a serving officer with this regiment.

    Doherty, R. (2008) Only the enemy in front: The Recce Corps at war 1940-1946. Stroud: Spellmount Press

    There is a mention of this insignia and a picture in this thread:

    http://www.ww2talk.com/forum/recce/20921-reconnaissance-regiment-unit-insignia.html
    Now that is interesting as dad always said that he drove a war artist around. I will contact my brother who has some old photo's of my dad with some of his pals, and thanks for the warm welcome guys.
    Steve
     
  13. WhiskeyGolf

    WhiskeyGolf Senior Member

    Hi Steve, welcome to the forum. They are a really friendly lot here with a huge amount of knowledge. Good luck with finding out about your Dad's war service.
    Cheers, Wendy.
     
  14. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek

    Hello and welcome.
     
  15. Oggie2620

    Oggie2620 Senior Member

  16. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Hello and welcome to the forum. I have the 2nd Northamptonshire Regiment's War Diaries for May 1940 if they are of any interest.

    Regards
    Andy
     
  17. dave3164

    dave3164 @davidcarter1978

    Welcome to the forum. Keep us up to date on what you find out.
    You might like to contact this guy to see if he can help
    BBC - WW2 People's War - Reconnaissance Corps
    Dee


    Is this person a member on here do you know, I have just sent them along email and hope I haven't sent them information they have already!!
     
  18. Mustard

    Mustard Junior Member

    Welcome to the forum. Keep us up to date on what you find out.
    You might like to contact this guy to see if he can help
    BBC - WW2 People's War - Reconnaissance Corps
    Dee
    Many thanks for the info, I have sent George an email.
    Regards
    Steve
     
  19. Mustard

    Mustard Junior Member

    Hello and welcome to the forum. I have the 2nd Northamptonshire Regiment's War Diaries for May 1940 if they are of any interest.

    Regards
    Andy
    Thanks for that Andy, he served with the 5th Northants as that was our local Regiment in Peterborough where we lived.
    Regards
    Steve
     
  20. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Steve,

    I have just returned from a couple of weeks holiday and have been made aware of your post by Owen.

    If I can be of any help please let me know.

    I do have some of the 4th war diaries kindly obtained by Robert (Ramacal), which I intend to start downloading.

    I have uploaded several extracts, which were of interest to members because of the Italian campaign.
    If you wish to search under war diaries you should be able to find them.

    Failing that you can look at all my started threads in order to find them.

    Best of luck with your research.

    Regards
    Tom
     

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