2142 (Wiltshire) Mechanical Transport Company, Salisbury

Wiltshire Home Guard

Living History Group

2142 (WILTSHIRE) MECHANICAL TRANSPORT COMPANY, SALISBURY

Date Raised

27 March 1942

Commanding Officer

Maj. F.R. Way, O.B.E.

Approximate Strength

273 minimum (Jan. 1943)

Structure 27 March 1942

Headquarters, 3 Transport Platoons, 1 Workshop Platoon, 1 Relief Drivers Platoon

Structure January 1943

Headquarters, 4 Transport Platoons, Relief Driver Increment

PLATOONS

 

 

Company H.Q.

[ ] Trowbridge

[ ] Upavon

[ ] Swindon

[ ] Warminster

Vehicle & motor-cycle strengh 161 - 199

 

 

64 affiliated cars for Command H.Q. use

Company Titles:

On formation: Wiltshire Home Guard Mechanical Transport Company

'P' (Wiltshire) Home Guard Mechanical Transport Company

January 1943: 2142 (Wiltshire) Home Guard Mechanial Transport Company

OFFICERS

Maj. F.R. Way, O.B.E.

Headquarters

Capt. K.R.C. Hilman

Headquarters

Capt. F.C.G. Hill

Headquarters

2/Lt. C.C.J. Kempster

Headquarters (Sep. 1944 Cmdr. No. 2. Pl.)

PLATOON COMMANDERS

[ ] Platoon

[ ]

Lt. G.W.T. Butt

2 Platoon

[ ]

Lt. W. Moreton (resigned); Sep. 1944 2/Lt. C.C.J. Kempster

[ ] Platoon

[ ]

Lt. K.F. Green

[ ] Platoon

[ ]

2/Lt. C.R.T. Swatton

[ ] Platoon

[ ]

Sgt. T. Atkinson

Are you able to help with H.Q. and platoon locations, which platoons each commanded, platoon strength and members?

SOURCES:

Data: Company and Platoon data derived from The History of the Wiltshire Home Guard 1940 - 1944, Major E.A. Mackay, T.D., D.L., J.P., published 1946

 

 

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