Sub-Conductor Mayland, Army Service Corps, preparing rations in the desert, 1942 (c)
Photograph by Major W H J Sale, MC, 3rd/4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), World War Two, North Africa, 1942 (c).
A sub-conductor was a warrant officer class one. Mayland would have been responsible for the transport of supplies and ammunition to the armoured units his men served with.
The Sharpshooters arrived in Egypt in late 1941 and took part in the successful campaign to oust German and Italian forces from North Africa. The unit moved on to Sicily and mainland Italy, returning to the United Kingdom in time to participate in the Normandy Landings in June 1944.
From an album containing 199 photographs compiled by Major W H J Sale, MC, 3rd/4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters).
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