|WO 166/527||44TH. DIVISION: Reconnaissance Battalion.||1941 Jan. - Dec.||[View the diaries]|
|WO 166/6267||DIVISIONS: 44 DIVISION: 44 Reconnaissance Regiment.||1942 Jan. - Apr.||[View the diaries]|
|WO 169/4138||Recce Regt.||1942 Jul. - Dec.|
|WO 169/8765||44 Recce. Regt.||1943 Jan. - Dec||[View the diaries]|
|WO 170/889||44 Reconnaissance Regiment||1944 Jan. - Dec.||[View the diaries]|
|WO 170/4372||44 Recce. Regt, RAC||1945 Jan. - Nov.||[View the diaries]|
If there is a diary covering the period of May to June 1942 it is proving elusive. At that time the regiment was at sea, sailing from Scotland to Egypt via South Africa.
Some of the pages from the above files are available on this site, courtesy of Glynn Brown, and in particular the war diaries themselves.
When an enquiry was made about having the diaries copied, the National Archives estimated the 1945 file to be about 775 pages, plus a few sheets of greater than A3 size. The 1944 file was too large to estimate. However the actual war diaries amount to less than fifty pages for 1945 and around a hundred pages for 1944 so the files include a lot of duplicate pages and additional material.
The National Archives has other documents that might be of interest. These include:
|WO 32/4720||REGIMENTAL DRESS AND BADGES: Infantry (Code 43(B)):
Badges and shoulder titles of the Infantry Reconnaissance Corps
|1940 - 1941|
|WO 32/10425||ARMY ORGANISATION: Royal Armoured Corps (Code 14(R)):
Amalgamation of Reconnaissance Corps with the Royal Armoured Corps
|1943 - 1944|
|WO 32/11520||ARMY ORGANISATION: Other Arms (Code 14 (J)):
Disbandment of the Reconnaissance Corps
|1945 - 1946|