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Contributions to Victory - serving in the 1st Royal Tank Regiment in Belgium and vehicle production in the UK

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posted on 2024-06-05, 19:46 authored by Their Finest Hour Project Team

This book ' Contribution to Victory' by the Associated Equipment Co. was compiled and privately published by the then Chairman = Mr C. C. Reeve.

It is a pictorial history of the various vehicles - some armoured - that were produced for the war effort and the post war years.

The book belonged to Brian Albert Cutts. He was a close family friend of ours and when he died we acted as Power of Attorney for his wife Gladys.

When Gladys died the house was cleared and this book was going to be destroyed. However, we thought it was of historical interest and should be saved.

The photographs are of Harry Ernest Smith, my father, and were taken in 1945 in Belgium. He was in the 1st Royal Tank Regiment.

History

Item list and details

1. Contribution to Victory Book - Front Cover 2. Contribution to Victory Book - Foreward 3. Contribution to Victory Book - C.C. Reeve message 4. Contribution to Victory Book - Artillery Tractor Production 5. Contribution to Victory Book - Artillery Tractor 6. Contribution to Victory Book - Refuelling of Lancasters and Dakotas 7. Contribution to Victory Book - Lancasters and Stirlings 8. Contribution to Victory Book - Chassis Assembly 9. Contribution to Victory Book - Vehicle Trade Marks 002 1. Photo of Henry Ernest Smith with tank, Belgium 1945 002 2. Photo of Henry Ernest Smith, Belgium 1945 002 3. Reverse of photo of Henry Ernest Smith with tank, Belgium 1945 002 4. Reverse of photo of Henry Ernest Smith with comrade, Belgium 1945 002 5. Photo of Henry Ernest Smith with comrade, Belgium 1945

Person the story/items relate to

Harry Ernest Smith and Brian Albert Cutts

Person who shared the story/items

Mrs Pam James

Relationship between the subject of the story and its contributor

Harry Ernest Smith was her father. Brian Albert Cutts was a close family friend.

Type of submission

Shared at West Meads Community Hall, West Sussex on 11 November 2023. The event was organised by Bognor Regis u3a.

Record ID

111748 | BOG037