Operation Overlord D-Day dossier – April 1944

Author: Gareth Owen

S. & T. Administrative Instructions Issued By O. C., R.A.S.C. Hants & Dorset District

Longford Castle
April 1944

This dossier contains a range of information regarding the build up to the D Day landings. Copy number 80 has 86 pages with the following subject headings:

  1. Object of instruction
  2. Organisation
  3. Intercommunication
  4. Supplies
  5. Petrol, Derv, Oils and Grease
  6. Pioneer Corps
  7. Transport
  8. Barrack Services
  9. Catering
  10. Postal Arrangements


  • Gamp Standing Orders
  • Indent for Rations
  • List of Petrel Pumps
  • Holdings of Petrol, Derv and Oils
  • Indent for P.O.L.
  • Allotment of Transport
  • Field Cooking Equipment
  • Catering Control
  • Establishment of personnel
  • Cooks Duty Roster
  • Demand Note
  • Menu 1 and 2
  • Protection of Food against Gas
  • Recipes
  • Bomb Disposal Report

You can find out more about the New Forest’s vital role in D-Day from Mulberry Harbour, to holding camps, road widening, advanced landing grounds, PLUTO and Embarkation by visiting our main page on D-Day in the New Forest.

Date: 1944

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