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10th Hussars

       During WW2 the 10th Hussars served with the 1st Armoured Division. At the outbreak of war, the division was deployed to France and fought in northern France and Belgium. After the fall of France they returned to England in June 1940, leaving their vehicles behind. After a period of regrouping in Britain, re-equipped with Crusader tanks, the regiment deployed to North Africa with 2nd Armoured Brigade, 7th Armoured Division, in November 1941. They saw action in Operation Crusader, the Battle of Alam Halfa and the Second Battle of El Alamein. In 1944 they moved to Italy and fought as an armoured unit and as dismounted infantry.

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    Those known to have served with

    10th Hussars

    during the Second World War 1939-1945.

    • Haigh Donald. Trpr.
    • McFadzean Albert. Tpr. (d.12th Jun 1940)

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    Trpr. Donald Haigh 46th Recce Regiment

    Donald is on the right

    Donald Haigh was my grandad who was enlisted on 14th August 1941. He went to the Reconnaissance Corps in Lochmaben, Lockerbie, Dumfries to do his training and afterwards was sent down to Kent.

    My grandad was part of the Armoured Corps and was deployed to Algiers and then to Tunisia. After North Africa, he was deployed to Italy - Salerno - with part of the Eighth Army across Cava Bridge. He fought alongside the Gurkhas and onto Naples, Cassino. He was then redeployed to Egypt and went from there to Palestine to reinforce the Corps. From Palestine my grandad was sent back to Italy and on to Florence. From Florence he went to Greece, where there was conflict with the communists and Royalists. He was there for six months. He was then deployed to Rimini(?) Italy. From Italy they worked their way up to Austria, where they met up with the Russians and then went on to Germany.

    He was eventually demobbed on 20th June 1946 from the 10th Royal Hussars RAC with military conduct saying "Exemplary" on his release leave certificate.

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