The Division was to be inspected on the 24th May by Their Majesties and all efforts were now turned to
preparation for this event.
Maroon divisional patches were acquired and hurriedly sewn on.
Everything was brought to a high standard of perfection even to putting
shoe blacking on gun tires.
The Regiment was awarded the honour of doing the ceremonial march past for the
Division, a privilege always
awarded to the smartest regiment in the formation being inspected.
For the inspection the guns and FATs
were drawn up in a hollow square with the Regiment formed up in the centre.
After being inspected by Their Majesties the Unit marched past in troop column.
All and sundry including the most critical critics were effusive in their
compliments and this was undoubtedly the highlight of the Regiment's
stay in ENGLAND.
Training continued with much practice on crash actions.
Many people were sent on courses of all types.
On the 20th May the guns went to LYDD for anti-tank shooting.
Fox troop distinguished themselves with a score of 80 % hits, the Regimental
average being 41 %.
The FARNBOROUGH sub-area Tabloid Sports were held on the 22nd of May where the Regiment
placed 2nd out of 17 teams, to qualify for the ALDERSHOT Command Area Sports on 3rd June
where they placed fifth.
This was a very good showing considering the equipment and sports
facilities available to the team.
On the 15th June 60 battery carried out a demonstration of crash actions and
positions for Lt-Gen. Sir J.R.E. Charles, Chief Engineer, British Army.
SIGNALS AND LAD - JUNE 1942.
Early in June the Regiment was joined by two very important detachments of attached troops.
The first was 58 LAD,
and it was soon found that the name, “light aid detachment” was hardly suitable.
everything from Hydro burners to Tanks.