Reconnaissance Journal

Discussion in 'Recce' started by Tony56, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    Starting a new thread specifically for “The Reconnaissance Journal” as I have a number of copies which I will scan and post over time.

    These were my father’s, Sergeant 6468560 Gilbert F Anthony, 15 Troop, C Squadron, 56th Reconnaissance Regiment. He served throughout from Glasgow to Austria.

    To start at the beginning this is Volume 1 Number 1, I had to post in two parts, as I couldn’t get it to upload in one go.

    Occasionally the journals have notes written in i.e. page 18 of this edition, which says “C Sqn”, also the list of decorations on page 46 has many names underlined – my father did these so my educated guess is that these references are almost certainly to be 56 Recce.

    Happy reading

    Some while ago an upgrade was carried out to the Forum’s software and this resulted in some of the links failing to bring up the correct attachments; as a result, about a year ago, I re-posted all the journals and at the same time constructed an index.

    This link will take you there:

    I have been through and deleted all the old links to avoid confusion.
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  2. Steve Mac

    Steve Mac Very Senior Member

    Thanks Tony56. I look forward to your next post on this thread!

    Incidently, do you have any information on the 61st Recce?


  3. Jonathan Ball

    Jonathan Ball It's a way of life.

    Thanks Tony. Absolutely fascinating. I look forward to your further uploads. Great stuff.
  4. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Tony thanks for posting the start of what I am sure will be a great resource on the Recce Regt

  5. dave3164

    dave3164 @davidcarter1978

    Thank you very much for posting this hopefully this will be a great resource and a great read!!!

    How many of the Reconnaissance Journals do you hold? There is another member on here who has them all and maybe persuaded to upload the ones you are missing. There are 23 in all with the 23rd being a roll of honour edition.
  6. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin


    Many thanks for posting.
    It makes for interesting reading.

  7. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce Patron

    Tony56. Thanks for your post. Looking forward to seeing more!
  8. Richard Lewis

    Richard Lewis Member

    Thanks for scanning and posting it. First time I've seen a copy of the journal. See my Dad got a mention in it as well!
  9. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

  10. singeager

    singeager Senior Member

    Excelent and very to ebay to try and find the illusive No2
  11. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce Patron

    Thanks for posting.
  12. Steve Mac

    Steve Mac Very Senior Member

    Hello again, Tony56.

    I'm really enjoying the Recce Journals and especially liked the article 'FROM A N'LAND FUSILIER REGT'; which is about 'The 3rd (R.N.F.) Recce Regiment' (ex-8th Battalion, Royal Northumberland Fusiliers).

    I look forward to more postings.


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  13. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

  14. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce Patron

    Tony-really enjoying the journals-thanks for posting.

  15. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

  16. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce Patron

    Hello again Tony. Thanks for posting

  17. Richard Lewis

    Richard Lewis Member

    Once again, very interesting. Keep them coming!

  18. singeager

    singeager Senior Member

    good stuff keep it comming
  19. Fizzymagic

    Fizzymagic Junior Member

    Brilliant, waiting with baited breath for the next edition(s). cheers!!
  20. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Hi Tony, enjoying reading these. Keep them coming.


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