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  1. I would be grateful if anyone can shed light on the identity of the unit of the Canadian Corps (1940-42) that used the serial number '47'. I understand from information on www.candiansoldiers.com that this was a Machine Gun Battalion, but am struggling to figure out which regiment they actually were. According to Orders of Battle that I can find, MG Battalions for mid-1942 (but, by then, split between the two Canadian corps') included The Saskatoon Light Infantry in 1st Div, The Toronto Scottish in 2nd Div and The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa in 3rd Div. Any insights appreciated!
  2. I would be most grateful if anyone can let me know if they recognise the attached vehicle sign. It appears - to me - to be a goat on skis, perhaps with something just above (a pennant, piece of material, shape of country, or...?). The sign was on the front of a British Army truck. Any information about the type of truck would also be of interest. Any insights or ideas welcome!
  3. Much appreciated! If you cannot find anything more, no worries. The main piece of information is positively identifying as belonging to 150th (S Notts Hussars Yeomanry) Fd Regt RA; which is great!
  4. Hi Wally According to description on 'Wartime Memories Project', 150th (South Notts Hussars Yeomanry) Field Regt RA was made up of 434th, 435th and 514th Batteries. This being the case, the Commander Battery C was presumably the commander of 514th Battery; would you be inclined to agree with this?
  5. Thank you very much indeed - you are a Star!
  6. Thank you again Wally! Yes, the insights on the meaning of 'RC' are indeed of interest. I notice that the pages just shared make mention of the Orders of Battle of AGRAs of 21st Army Group. Could you by any chance share those pages as well? It would be interesting to know which regiments were part of which AGRAs.
  7. Thank you Wally for the swift response and information. This is most helpful! Looking at the list of serial numbers, I would interpret it as making '182' a serial number allocated to the second /intermediate Army Group Royal Artillery (AGRA) of either the British 2nd Army or the Canadian 1st Army. I am convinced that this vehicle belonged to the British 2nd Army, as the formation sign is that of the 2nd Army, rather than that of the Canadian 1st Army. Also, one of the men riding in it is wearing 2nd Army formation patches (rather than those of the Canadian 1st Army). As I understand it, at Normandy, the 2nd Army included I Corps, VIII Corps, XII Corps and XXX Corps; with the AGRAs usually attached to these corps' being 4th AGRA, 8th AGRA, 3rd AGRA and 5th AGRA respectively. Although, by August 1944 I Corps moved to 1st Canadian Army. I would then understand the second AGRA in the British 2nd Army as being either 8th AGRA attached to VIII Corps, or 3rd AGRA attached to XII Corps. The question would then be which of these AGRAs? The only other clue that I can see are the letters "RC" in front of the driver. 2nd Army T crop02.tiff
  8. I would be most grateful if anyone can point me in the right direction to find out about vehicle markings, as used in British 2nd Army during 1944-45. More specifically, I am trying to find out the meaning of unit designation '182' on Royal Artillery red & blue square. I am assuming that the formation sign of dark cross on light (white?) shield was for 2nd Army. I have found breakdown of some 21st Army Group markings, but this does not include this particular designation of RA unit of 2nd Army. Any help greatly appreciated! 2nd Army T crop01.tiff
  9. Thank you for this information! Where is a good place to find out more about the Sexton Mk.1 version? I would be looking for any pointers to the unit in question.
  10. I would be most grateful if anyone can identify the type of vehicle in the attached photo? and what units would have used it? Initially, I thought a variation of Universal Carrier, but realised that this is 'off the mark'. Would it be a Sexton 25-Pounder Self-Propelled Gun? Any insights welcome!
  11. Thank you... Any idea when these vehicles were in service?
  12. I would be most grateful if anyone could shed light on the identity of these vehicles and likely date? The photo relates to a Scottish formation during WW2, likely the early years and quite possibly 51st Highland Division.
  13. I would be most grateful if any members can shed light on the trucks shown in the attached photo... This is from a photo of a cavalry regiment of the British Army, during the 1920s or 1930s - probably the 13th/18th Royal Hussars, and likely in India. It would be good to be able to identify the vehicles and the likely date of the photo. Any insights appreciated!
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