War Diary: 53rd Reconnaissance Regiment

Month and year: June 1944

Covers the 53rd Reconnaissance Regiment in the UK being put on 6 hours notice to move and waterproofing vehicles at Mote Park.

National Archive Reference: WO 171/565

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PlaceDateHourSummary of Events and Information
FIELD1944 6 JuneRegt put at 6 hours notice to move.
Cloth Model Discussion on "CO-OP" between an Armoured Car Regt and a
Reconnaissance Regt held at Hothfield with The Royals.
FIELD9 June0930Discussion on Inter - Troop Patrolling Competition held,
Final Result:- - (1) (Lt wilson & patrol from C Sqn Assault Troop
(Lt Chapelhow & patrol from B Sqn Assault Troop
(3) Capt Pitts & patrol from A/Tk Bty.
BEARSTED10 JunFinal A/Q conference 53 Div at Bearsted,
HATCH PARK12 Jun1200Div Commander, Maj General R.K. Ross M.C. addressed assembled Regt at Hatch
FIELD17 JunB Sqn plus attached troops moved to Marshalling Area
FIELD19 JunRHQ, HQ Son & C Sqns moved to Div Residue Concentration Area at Mote Park,
Nr Maidstone,
MOTE PARK21 JunWaterproofing of vehicles at Mote Park commenced,
FIELD23 JunA Sqn joined remainder of Regt at Mote Park.
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PlaceDateHourSummary of Events and Information

Lt. Col. Is Williams
Major J. Bielski

Major ASD Graesser
Major JH Piesse
Major PM Comburn
Major Sir HJ d'Avigdor-Goldsmid, Bt.

Capt GF Keep Capt
Capt JH Pitts Capt
Capt RH Price Capt
Capt DS Craigen Capt
Capt RT Williams Capt
Capt WF Goodyear

Capt RFC Burton
Capt AP Blackie
Capt (QM) J Cooper
Capt RW Clarke (RAMC)
Capt WJ Mallender (REME)
Capt (Rev) H Smith (1st Ox & Bicks Lt Inf.)
Lieut KCY Wilson
Lieut JE Reynolds
Lieut BR Grey-Jones
Lieut RA Talbot
Lieut LM Weinstock
Lieut ES Stuart
2/Lt Long
Lieut K McDonell
Lieut JHP Upton
Lieut TB Wood
Lieut NG Mathewson
Lieut AA Pounder
Lieut PJ Nolan
2/Lt. CF Boraston
Lieut FJ Wakeford
Lieut JA Watson
Lieut ETJ Morgan
Lieut JS Chapelhow
Lieut EN Crewe
Lieut CR Flodgdell
Lieut RFG Barlow (attd)
Lieut P Utley
Lieut JRM Thirkell
Lieut D Addison
Lieut EH Boyle
Lieut JD Richards
Lieut HL McCarthy
Lieut J Holmboe-Erikson