North Irish Horse
|November 1939||CO: Lt Col Sir Ronald Ross|
|Nov 39||North Irish Horse|
24 recruits made A/U/LCpls.
Two WOs and one Sgt lent by 2nd Btn SWB as temporary instructors.
|2/11/39||CO returns from hospital.|
|4/11/39||Departure of initial selection of A/LCpls for vacancies at AFV School Bovington in D&M, and Gunnery courses.|
|7/11/39||100 rounds of SAA taken over from E Lancs for escort purposes.
Advance party leaves HOLYWOOD BKS for ENNISKILLEN.
|10/11/39||Main body under command of Capt Newton leaves and arrives at ENNISKILLEN. RHQ opens up at CASTLE BKS.|
|13/11/39||2Lt Butler to instructors course (D&M) at Bovington.
2Lt Marquis of Ely to Wireless course at Bovington.
2Lts Herdman, Nugent, Crofton to Elementary course (D&M) at Bovington.
Strength return – total of ORs 90.
|14/11/39||10 A/LCpls made A/Cpl.
13 Troopers made A/U/LCpls.
|15/11/39||53 recruits enlisted.
|16/11/39||Four instructional vehicles purchased in Belfast and taken over.
Lt GE Calvert RAMC joins Regt as MO.
|18/11/39||2Lt JA Coey gazetted from London Scottish.|
|20/11/39||2Lt Adams goes on Tech Officers course Bovington.|
|24/11/39||38 recruits enlisted. Total of ORs 134.|
|25/11/39||Major Tyler DAAG visits Regt.|
|26/11/39||Six 4 wheel trucks (15cwt), one wireless van, one wireless truck, one water truck, one Humber utility and ten M/Cs taken over from OO.|
|28/11/39||Ten A/U/LCpls made.|
|30/11/39||Eight A/U/Sgts made.
Strength of ORs 173.
|December 1939||CO: Lt Col Sir Ronald Ross|
|Dec 39||North Irish Horse|
One A/Sgt and two A/Cpls made.
|3/12/39||Major Grant DAQMG NID visited Regt.|
|6/12/39||Two WOs and one Sgt of SWB returned to LONDONDERRY.
Four further purchased vehicles brought down from BELFAST for instructional purposes.
|9/12/39||Strength 186 ORs|
|11/12/39||The Regt splits into two Sqns.
HQ Sqn remains at Castle Bks, A Sqn takes over accommodation at COUNTY HALL. Transferred to A Sqn are:-
|13/12/39||45 recruits enlisted. 20 posted to A Sqn.|
|14/12/39||2Lt M Montgomery gazetted. Seven LCpls made A/Cpl.|
A total of 8 NCOs have now completed a fortnights course at Victoria Bks.
|18/12/39||CQMS Jordan posted to Regt.|
|23/12/39||Strength of ORs HQ Sqn 119, A Sqn 108.|
|27/12/39||Main guard will be 24 hours both at Castle Bks and County Hall.|
|28/12/39||Capt Stronge granted sick leave.|
|29/12/39||RQMS Tanner posted from reserve 15/19th Hussars. Major the Earl of Erne proceeds on Tactical course at Tidworth.|
|30/12/39||Increasing numbers of cases of ORs “going sick” with “Tonsillitis”. ‘Gargling’ parades introduced twice per day.|
|31/12/39||Strength 237 ORs.|