WW II, a British focus




 

 

War Diaries
For

4rd County of London Yeomanry
September 1939 To July 1944

grant2.gif - 16890 Bytes October 1941 - Missing
November 1941 - Missing
February 1942 -Missing
March 1942 -Missing
April 1942 -Missing
October 1942 - Missing
October 1943 - Missing

September 1939 CO:
Sep 39 4th County of London Yeomanry
1/9/39 Grove End Road NW8
2030 - CRLD C/1194.
G Postal telegram CLIVE received, confirming telephone message received at 1730hrs.
Quarters occupied:
44 Grove End Rd
12 " " "
74,76 " " "
Vehicle Strength: 4 Morris Portee, 5 Commers, 1 Light tank.
3/9/39 Technical Officer evacuated 5 Commer trucks and 4 Morris Portee trucks from Lex Garage to HQ.
1650 - Message from London District announcing that war has broken out with Germany.
4 Panther MCs taken on strength.
5/9/39 2000 - Urgent telegram received from 2/Genlondiv saying no unit to move out of London to billets until they have received orders from HQ 2/Genlon div.
6/9/39 1050 - Staff Captain from 2nd London Division rang up the CO and gave authority for 4th CLY to move out of London to billets.
1200 - 1700hrs 4 CLY moved into billets at St. Margaret's School, Bushy, Herts.
8/9/39 2Lt Ross left to attend Gas course at Porton Down.
Furniture from 44 Grove End stored at Major Eden's house, 52 Onslow Gardens SW7.
10/9/39 1103 - Convoy of 3 trucks under 2Lt Scratchley left for MINEHEAD.
Light tank handed over to 3 CLY.
11/9/39 1035 - Sgt Wortman (C Sqn) left for London to take up post as Officer's Mess Sgt with GHQ 1st Echelon.
2Lts Scott and Smith gazetted (Sept 2nd).
12/9/39 2Lt EGS Smallwood gazetted (Sept 2nd).
13/9/39 Regt moved to WASHFORD district.
2Lt IB Aird gazetted (Sept 2nd).
15/9/39 1920 - Brigade Major rang up to mount a guard of 2 NCOs and 6 men at the SAAD WATCHET.
2130 - 2Lt Martin Smith (Oi/c SAAD guard) rang up and said that he had been told by the Camp Commandant that the above guard was unnecessary and that the Commandant would write to the Brigadier to this effect.
18/9/39 2Lt MacColl gazetted (Sept 2nd).
2030 - 2Lt Smallwood arrived.
20/9/39 2100 - 2Lt IB Aird and Lt R Aird arrived.
25/9/39 Regiment moved to WOOLACOMBE.
26/9/39 Capt Krauss gazetted (Sept 2nd).
27/9/39 2Lt Paravicini gazetted (Sept 2nd).
29/9/39 1430 - Lecture given by Brig Scott-Cockburn.
30/9/39 1 Rolls Royce AC and 1 Light tank taken on strength.
Strength at 30/9/39:-
Officers 36, ORs 417.
Vehicles:-
1 RR AC, 1 Light tank, 4 Morris Portee, 5 Commers, 4 Panther MCs.

October 1939 CO:
Oct 39 4th County of London Yeomanry
2/10/39 Woolacombe
Tpr Moore FT returned to his civilian job.
1200 - COs conference at ILFRACOMBE.
3/10/39 1510 - Tpr Blake KV returned to his civilian job.
5/10/39 Visit of Major General Green, Brigadier Scott-Cockburn and Staff Officers.
8/10/39 Two medium tanks taken on strength.
20/10/39 Nine training cars taken on strength from Military Purchasing Officer No. 2 Dept Exeter.
27/10/39 Three training cars taken on strength from Exeter.
21/10/39 Lt R Aird Gazetted (31st Aug).
28/10/39 Lt The Viscount Cranley, Lt RW Reeve, 2Lt F Sutton and 2Lt LC Aldridge promoted to Acting Captain wef 15/9/39 and granted pay 6/10/39.
31/10/39 Strength Officers 37 ORs 421.

November 1939 CO:
Nov 39 4th County of London Yeomanry
7/11/39 Woolacombe
2Lt JS Hankey Gazetted wef 22/9/39.
11/11/39 2Lt AJ Scratchley Gazetted wef 22/9/39.
15/11/39 68 ORs transferred from 12th Lancers.
16/11/39 Lt-Gen Sir Bertie Fisher KCB DSO CMG Southern Command visited the Regt.
17/11/39 2 ORs transferred from 12 Lancers.
25/11/39 2 ORs transferred from 55th Training Regt.
2 Recruits from St Johns Wood.
30/11/39 22 Recruits from St Johns Wood.
Strength:-Officers 37, ORs 518.

December 1939 CO:
Dec 39 4th County of London Yeomanry
14/12/39 Woolacombe
Capt Carey joined from 5th RTR.
23/12/39 Sgt Lake posted from 53rd Training Regt.
29/12/39 Regt moved to WORKSOP by train arriving 0900 hrs 30/12/39.
31/12/39 Strength:-
Officers 38, ORs 515.
Vehicles:-
5 Commers, 4 Portees, 12 training cars, 1 Morris 6-wheel lorry, 1 Morris dual control training vehicle, 1 Bedford horse box, 10 BSA MCs, 6 Matchless MCs, 1 Triumph MC, 3 Medium tanks, 1 Light tank, 2 utility tractors, 8 bicycles.

home     1940     1941     1942     1943     1944