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LarryH57

What was a TCV in WW2

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I'm currently reading the book The Black Bull by Patrick Delaforce about the 11th Armd Div in NW Europe in 1944-45.

While the book mentions Sherman and Cromwell tanks, Jeeps, Armoured Cars, Carriers, and Halftracks etc it also mentions the use of TCV vehicles.

What was a TCV?

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Troop Carrying Vehicle. Possibly three tonners

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I was wondering if it was possibly reference to a converted Priest SP without the 75mm gun or a Canadian RAM.

It sort of gets mentioned in the context of them travelling along with the tanks and I wonder if a 3 tonner might be a bit too vulnerable up the sharp end.

Hopefully someone might know if 11th Armd Div used converted Priest or RAMs

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A TCV was the term used for a Bedford QLT troop carrying vehicle or ‘Trooper’.. photos of the time show these lorries with the tanks.

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