'3 Troop', 3rd County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), Egypt, 1943
Photograph compiled by Major Wilfred Herbert James Sale, MC, 3rd/4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), 1943.
Group photograph taken at Cowley Camp, Mena, with names listed as: rear rank, left to right: Troopers Davies, Miller, Jenkins, Howe and Pritchard; middle row, left to right: Trooper Nettleton, Corporal Tickell, Sergeant Vokes, Lieutenant D H Hawkins, Sergeant Mutton, Lance Corporal Moffatt, Trooper Randell; front row, left to right: Troopers Machin, Stewart, Findlay and Henigan.
Lieutenant D H Hawkins who had already won the Military Medal went on to be awarded the Military Cross for his actions during the Italian campaign. He was wounded near Termoli on 5 October 1943.
In early 1943, the 3rd County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters) were moved to Cowley Camp at Mena near Cairo. While in Egypt, the Sharpshooters undertook routine training as well as TEWTs, Tactical Exercises Without Troops.
From an album of 206 photographs compiled by Major W H J Sale, MC, 3rd/4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters).
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