World War 2

3CLY Sherman leaving the port area of Taranto, Italy, 23 Sept 1943

3rd County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters)

ITALY 1943

3CLY then moved to Italy and were landed at Taranto on September 23.

They moved up to the Adriatic Coast where they saw action around Foggia, in the defence of Termoli and in the crossing of the Biferno. 

In November, now back with 4th Armoured Brigade, they were involved in the Crossing of the River Sangro and beyond where 3CLY and the London Irish took Fossacesia.

They later took part in the capture of San Vito and in the assault on the River Moro, where again several tanks were left submerged in flood-swollen waters.

After another wet and uncomfortable month in Italy, the Regiment was not sorry to return to England in January 1944 to prepare for the Invasion of France.