''Dangerous Dan' Carew', 3rd County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), Westbury, Wiltshire, 1941
Photograph compiled by Major Wilfred Herbert James Sale, MC, 3rd/4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), World War Two, 1941.
Lieutenant Gavin Carew, in civilian clothes, astride a motorcycle.
The unit's initial road and rail move to Westbury in Wiltshire occurred at the end of May 1941. According to the unit's war diary, on 1 June 1941, the Sharpshooters numbered 40 officers and 589 other ranks. It was equipped with 22 Cruiser tanks (including Marks VI, V and VIa), 26 light tanks, 10 scout cars and 7 personnel carriers, along with around 65 soft-skin vehicles and 17 motorcycles. The 3rd County of Yeomanry undertook training at Westbury until mid-August. It then moved to Avonmouth and embarked on the voyage to North Africa.
From a photograph album containing 620 photographs compiled by Major W H J Sale, MC, 3rd/4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters).
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