The Reconnaissance Training Centre




  •     Formed at Winchester in January 1941, moved to Lockerbie in Scotland in May of the same year and in August 1943, amalgamated with the 63rd Reconnaissance Training Centre and went to its final home at Catterick Camp.

  •     The 63rd Reconnaissance Training Centre had been formed at Scarborough in January 1942, where it remained until the amalgamation.


Map Reading from HAC Map Reading from HAC
Map Reading in an armoured car, 16 Feb 1944 Sgt McGill commanding, L/Cpl McJannet at the guns (37mm cannon and BESA M.G.).



Lt.Col. E.M.U. Bailey Commandant
Lt.Col N.C. Hendricks Commandant
Lt.Col. E.L. Ricketts, O.B.E. OC RTC Lochmaben

Dec 1941 - May 1942

Lt.Col. R.H. Couchman Commandant
Col. W.H. Whitbread, T.D.

Col Whitbread

OC RTC Lockerbie 

Commandant RTC Catterick

                - Aug 1943

Aug 1943 - Oct 1944

Col. C.J. Luce, D.S.O.

Commandant RTC Catterick      Oct 23 1944 - Sep 1945
Col. K.G.F. Chevasse, D.S.O.

Commandant RTC Catterick
Lt.Col. H.D.B. Goldie, M.C. Commandant
WO1 Bill Harrison (Grenadier Guards)

RSM Harrison

RSM RTC Catterick
Lt.Col. J.A. Grant-Peterkin C.O. 63rd R.T.C.
Lt.Col J.P. Evans C.O. 63rd R.T.C.