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Re: RESERVE REGIMENTS AND DOUBLE SQUADRONS

From: steve becker
Date: 11/2/2001
Time: 7:11:54 PM
Remote Name: 210.215.40.8

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Dave,

The Res or Training regiments introduced the men to the harsh conditions of the desert, the units were filled will expirenced men from the Brigade who could pass on first hand knowage of now to live in the field.

My grand father went across with the reinf to the 10th LHR and was in the 3rd Training regt about the same time as yours, he mentions long desert marchs and trips into Cairo as part of the conditioning.

The Training units were also used as a disbution point for the Brigades as all casulties sent back to a general hospital returned via the training unit then to their units, if given a clean bill of health. I know men who spent over six months at a training unit as part of the demonstration Troop.

If they operatated like the Camel Training unit where they had a full company called at times, the Australian Cml Trg unit, the Res Cml Company and the Anzac Cml Training Company, which undertook the epirence for the newer men.

There are roll books for the Training regts and Neil Smith can help with them, like wise for the War diarys of these units with are at the AWM.

As a side line, you sometimes notice in the AIF nom roll men who embarked with say, the 10th LHR shown as a last unit as the 3rd LHR? what would a WA man be doing in the 3rd LHR! the answer is they were'nt, but in the 3rd LHTR.


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