A battle replen had been organised about 1,000m behind the frontline. In turn the Wooden spoon survivor shirt. When our turn came we reversed out of our position keeping the turret with our main armament and our best armour pointed towards the enemy until we were a couple of hundred metres behind the Squadron line. Through the episcopes I saw the replen, a column of B vehicles lined up and ready to refuel and rebomb us. Brew then threw the vehicle around and Gus kept the turret pointing towards the east so that the gun was over the back decks.
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We curved round into the Wooden spoon survivor shirt. A number of vehicles were lined up to give us fuel, ammunition and any water or rations we needed. The first replen vehicle was the fuel bowser. We now kept the gun over the rear decks so that we could access the diesel tank caps on the rear decks. Pete got some gloves on, to prevent diesel contamination, and, as the tank, came alongside the bowser he jumped down from the turret onto the rear decks and tugged open the fuel cap of the first tank. The tank deck was level with the deck of the bowser so it was only a matter for the soldier manning the bowser to thrust the fuel hose into Pete’s hand so that he could start refueling the first fuel tank.