When I was about six years old, in 1943 or 1944, my cousin Dudley Hook came briefly to stay, on leave from the Devonshire regiment in which he was a captain, and which I suppose now had come home from Africa to regroup for Normandy. Dudley was a fund of stories; in his tank he said he had a German rifle and ammunition with which he had shot a leopard, hoping to sell the skin, but when his unit laagered for the night he found that the dead animalâs bottom had been over the hot exhaust and a large chunk of its fur had burned away. Another time he had potted an antelope, His men were just preparing to butcher and cook it when the MO came up and told them on no account to eat it and that he would dispose of it. He was as good as his word. Dudley later found another group of officers sitting round a fire eating antelope, the MO among them. Dudleyâs lot got corned beef as usual. Ihave a niggling doubt about this as the Devons I thought were infantry - but can any ARRSER put me right? were any of their bns re-roled as armour? Also the faunw in Dudley's tales seem more native to east Africa than the Western desert, can anyone put me right on this? I tried Google but didn't get anything useful.