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    Default Use of CMP Field Gun Tractors by British Field Regiments in WW2

    I am currently restoring a 1944 CMP Chevrolet CGT (13 cab). As my 25pr and limber are British I am as yet undecided as to whether to finish it as a Canadian or British Army vehicle. My question is this - does anyone know which British Army Field Regiments used the Chevy Quad gun tractor in WW2 instead of the more usual Morris Quad?
    (As yet I know nothing of the vehicle's actual history)
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    Rick Overy
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    Default Re: Use of CMP Field Gun Tractors by British Field Regiments in WW2

    Yes they were used by the British Army.
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    Default Re: Use of CMP Field Gun Tractors by British Field Regiments in WW2

    Thanks Tony
    Does anyone know of specific Field regts that had CMP gun tractors, so i can get the markings right
    Rick

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    Default Re: Use of CMP Field Gun Tractors by British Field Regiments in WW2

    Some war-time photographs would be useful as evidence.

    I would imagine they probably saw a lot more use in Italy or the Far East rather than NW Europe.
    Where possible vehicles were standardised in Europe to ensure spares supply.

    The Maple Leaf Up Forum will probably be able to help you more.

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    I have seen photos and film of the Ford version being driven out of Fords at Dagenham, where they were assembled after being sent over in crates from Canada in WW2. Sorry, can't help with any more details.
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    I have dug up some pictures I dont knowif the vehicle is post war or the cap badge
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    Default Re: Use of CMP Field Gun Tractors by British Field Regiments in WW2

    Quote Originally Posted by morris c8 fat View Post
    I have dug up some pictures I dont knowif the vehicle is post war or the cap badge
    Thanks. Looking at the black and white photos I wonder if that is the 5th Infantry division insignia on the front slope of the cab (unusual place for isignia though?)
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    Default Re: Use of CMP Field Gun Tractors by British Field Regiments in WW2

    I'd be asking this question on the Maple Leaf Up Forum, as they know everything there is to know about CMPs and who used them and how.

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    The reason i think it may be post war is the garages seem to be the german type we had in Dortmund.
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    Default Re: Use of CMP Field Gun Tractors by British Field Regiments in WW2

    Might be of use to you ,Tractor 4X4 Chevrolet Field Artillery Contract No 2020 WD No,s H 4546194- H4546693
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