My Grandfather served with 'B' Squadron 141 Royal Armoured Corps (The Buffs). He joined the regiment in September 1943 in preperation for their conversion and training into the first regiment to be equipped with Churchill Crocodile tanks. He had been a regular before the war serving in India in an Armoured Car Company. When war broke out he was utilised as an tank driving instructor. Landing on Juno beach in Normandy on 22nd June 1944, he was 33 years of age. There was never an "Official" History of the squadron, but Captain Harry Bailey wrote a private memento of the time the regiment spent in France/Germany 1944-45. Unfortunately my Grandfathers copy has been lost, but I am fortunate to have a copy. I would like to share extracts from this memento to members of the forum if this would be deemed to be a good idea? 21 members of the regiment were to lose their lives. Many more including my Grandfather were to be wounded. The four members of my Grandfather's tank are buried in Normandy:- Lieut. R.C. Brooke Tpr. H. Dady Tpr B. Woodcock Tpr. J. Humphrey I have visited their graves three times to pay my respects and on behalf of my Grandfather. He died in 1969. Pictured is the actual tank that replaced my Grandfathers. I know this as I have met two of it's crew. The picture was taken in July 1944.