Regimental Headquarters:
The Fort Garry Horse


 

(54)
Ram I of The Fort Garry Horse in the United Kingdom
prior to the adoption of the Sherman series of tanks,
and the invasion of North-West Europe.


 

RHQ

  RHQ HQ SQN 'A' SQN 'B' SQN 'C' SQN
Motorcycles 0 2 0 0 0
Car, 5-cwt (Jeep) 0 3 0 0 0
Truck, Heavy Utility Personnel 1 0 1 0 0
Half-track (For M.O.) 0 1 0 0 0
Scout Car 0 6 0 0 0
Tank, Anti-Aircraft 0 6 0 0 0
Tank, Light 0 11 0 0 0
Tank, Cruiser 4 0 0 0 0
Tank, Observation Post
(Allotted from Bde HQ)
3 0 0 0 0
Truck, Heavy Utility Personnel, (With Penthouse, One for Pay) 0 2 0 0 0
Lorry, 3-ton ( One for I.O., One for Offrs Mess) 0 2 0 0 0
Attached from Bde 1 Section Light Field Ambulance
  1 Car, 5-cwt (Jeep) with Padre

 


The Following text appears to be an extraction from a field report
(date unknown) and is presented in the first person
to retain the flavour of the original.


The RHQ Echelon has to be varied in accordance with the battle. If fighting as a regiment, then it contains no "soft skinned" vehicles. If the squadrons are in support of infantry brigades, then the RHQ is as reflected above. This has been found to work admirably in recent operations. In one place of operations it was found necessary to set up a tactical headquarters for the commanding officer. This was made up as follows:

C.O.'s HUP
Scout Car
15-cwt
1 Sherman (for command)
2 Recce tanks

The recce tanks were used by liason officers to be at the various brigade headquarters. Sometimes the regimental command net functioned from the headquarters and sometimes from the RHQ. Generally speaking it's best to have RHQ and 'A' Echelon harboured together. Sometimes this is not possible because of suitable space for vehicles. The Field Ambulance works right along with RHQ and in the event of a regimental battle, locates behind 'F' Echelon and in front of 'A' Echelon.


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