Sources of information and acknowledgments.

44 Recce > Sources

Much of the information on 44 Recce on this site originates with 'Only The Enemy In Front', which itself draws on 'This Band Of Brothers', the War Diaries and 'The Reconnaissance Journal'. However useful information does appear in various places on the net. Some of those have been collected together here:

Battlefields of WW2 (
Paul Reed's site includes a useful page on the formation of the 56th (London) Division from the start of the war until 31st August 1945.
British Military History (
This site includes the divisional formations of 44th (Home Counties) Infantry Division in 1942 and 56th (London) Infantry Division in 1943-1945.
Orders of (
An incredibly useful database.
Scribd (
Scribd is very useful as a source of free PDF versions of books, though whether those books should be available on the site is another matter entirely.
WW2Talk (
A forum populated with incredibly helpful and knowledgeable members. Includes a section dedicated to Recce.

Trooper John Ernest Brown 6397247 was with 44 Recce from 8/1/1941 to 18/1/1946, having previously been in the army since 1931 serving with the the Royal Sussex Regiment in India, Egypt and the Sudan and being rescued from Dunkirk. His Service Records had apparently been destroyed so to help him find out more about what his father did in the war, his son Glynn Brown has been collecting the War Diaries and has kindly agreed to their being displayed on this site. His significant contribution is gratefully acknowledged.