Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Oct

16

1942

The Eighth Army prepares for battle

A jeep and Sherman tanks of HQ 2nd Armoured Brigade, 10 October 1942. "The white line on the tank was being used as a guideline by the Camouflage Unit who were called away before completing the painting of the Brigade's tanks."

For three consecutive nights the Regiment rehearsed finding its way through our own minefields and those of the enemy. During these long, carefully planned exercises the guns and vehicles were guided through narrow lanes marked with white tape and lit by storm lanterns burning inside masked, empty four gallon petrol cans.