'Sgts Mess', 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.
Captioned: 'Sandy, Eric, Brian, Bob. V. Bridge, Joe, Bill, Pedro, John Charles Nick, Ronnie, Bob R'.
Group photograph of 3rd County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), taken at Cowley Camp, Mena, with names listed as: rear rank, left to right: Sergeants Longstaff, E Webb, Darch, Vokes and Budgen; middle row, left to right: Sergeant Ward, Staff Quarter Master Sergeant W Webb, Staff Sergeant Major Smethurst, Master Sergeant Oldfield and Sergeant Harris; front row, left to right: Sergeants Nichols, Mutton and Rowlands.
Non-commissioed officers Charles Harris, Norman Brian Darch, Philip Budgen and Joseph Ward were among the Sharpshooters who were killed in action fighting in Sicily in 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 containing 206 photographs compiled by Major W H J Sale, MC, 3rd/4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters).
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