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ROYAL TANK CORPS

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25th Dragoons - Does anyone have any idea of their movements in that theatre of war - any photographs and in particular, any knowledge of TROOPER FANCOURT?  If you can help, could you send an e-mail Please Click Here

Seeking information on Cpl George Edward James Lee K.I.A. 28th April 1944 - Please contact family here if you have any information

 

The 50th Indian Tank Brigade - Click Here

The 254th Independent Tank Brigade

The 255th Independent Tank Brigade

The 267th Indian Tank Brigade

 

THE 50TH INDIAN TANK BRIGADE

This consisted of:

146th Regt Royal Armoured Corps
19th Sqn  K.G.V. O Lancers
 45th. Cavalry Regt
 
2nd. Btn 4th Bombay Grenadiers

and was commanded by Brig. G.H.N. Todd

MAJOR Raleigh Amesbury Son Steve is trying to find out information about his father's war service.  If you remember Major (or ranks leading up to) Amesbury, could you please Click Here
Captain Benjamin Godfrey Pulliblank Niece seeking information.  If you remember Ben, could you please CLICK HERE
WILFRED SHIRLEY Wilfred, who drove Shermans, is trying to contact his old comrades.  Click Here if you were with him
PTE LEONERD BLACKTON R.A.C. If you were a friend of Leonerd, could you please CLICK HERE as you may be able to help his son.
LT. WILLIAM MUTCH Could you please help with a family enquiry. If so, please CLICK HERE
B.N. (BOB) ARNOLD If you can help the family with their enquiries, please CLICK HERE

 

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254 Independent Tank Brigade

MAJOR Raleigh Amesbury Son Steve is trying to find out information about his father's war service.  If you remember Major (or ranks leading up to) Amesbury, could you please Click Here
Captain Benjamin Godfrey Pulliblank Niece seeking information.  If you remember Ben, could you please CLICK HERE
WILFRED SHIRLEY Wilfred, who drove Shermans, is trying to contact his old comrades.  Click Here if you were with him
SGT 'MAC' (RONALD JOHN) McCABE
80 on 23rd May 2001
If you remember Mac, please CLICK HERE
PTE LEONERD BLACKTON R.A.C. If you were a friend of Leonerd, could you please CLICK HERE as you may be able to help his son.
LT. WILLIAM MUTCH Could you please help with a family enquiry. If so, please CLICK HERE
B.N. (BOB) ARNOLD If you can help the family with their enquiries, please CLICK HERE
WRIGHT J.N. Member of the Wigston & District Branch of the Burma Star Association
 

This Brigade consisted of:

1st Sqn 3rd Carabineers
3rd Btn 4th Bombay Grenadiers

7th Sqn Light Cavalry Regt
11th P.A.V.O. Cavalry Regt
150th Regt Royal Armoured Corps

and was commanded by Brig. B. Scoones

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255th INDIAN TANK BRIGADE

Click Here to read Bill Hannah's memories

This unit consisted of:

110th Regt Royal Armoured Corps
Probyns Horse (5th K.E.O. Lancers)
16th Light Cavalry
  
3rd Sqn Dragoon Guards
4th Btn 4th Bombay Grenadiers
3rd Sqn Bombay Grenadiers
9th Sqn Cavalry  (Royal Daccan Horse)
and was commanded by:

Brig. C.E. Peat   

Report from 'Rangoon Liberator' No. 17 Fri June 1, 1945

"Some of the Japanese operating on the road which runs east from Toungoo to Mawchi through to the foothills of the Karenni mountains have been resorting to suicidal tactics.

A party of eight Japanese is today reported to have left its strong bunker positions to make a furious Banzai charge in which a large number of Japanese were killed.

Despite this fanatical opposition, men of the 4th Gurkhas and the Frontier Force Regiment and the 255th Tank Brigade have made further progress towards Mawchi.

The Toungoo-Mawchi Road has been cleared to a point just over 12 miles beyond Toungoo and our patrols have been linked up at Milestone 13 with other forces who earlier carried out an outflanking movement.

Another two Japanese guns have been captured.  During the past 11 days in this sector, a total of 17 Japanese guns have been captured including nine anti-tank guns of 47mm calibre."

MAJOR Raleigh Amesbury Son Steve is trying to find out information about his father's war service.  If you remember Major (or ranks leading up to) Amesbury, could you please Click Here
Captain Benjamin Godfrey Pulliblank Niece seeking information.  If you remember Ben, could you please CLICK HERE
CPL 1596650 BEWLEY C.W.
known as 'TIM'
Son Mike is trying to contact anyone who knew his cypher operator father. Please CLICK HERE if you can help
TPR WILLIAM HANNAH Bill is alive and well.  If you have any links for the regiment or wish to speak to Bill, please CLICK HERE
WILFRED SHIRLEY Wilfred, who drove Shermans, is trying to contact his old comrades.  Click Here if you were with him
PTE LEONERD BLACKTON R.A.C. If you were a friend of Leonerd, could you please CLICK HERE as you may be able to help his son.
LT. WILLIAM MUTCH Could you please help with a family enquiry. If so, please CLICK HERE
B.N. (BOB) ARNOLD If you can help the family with their enquiries, please CLICK HERE

 

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267 INDIAN TANK BRIGADE

We are indebted to Lt. Col. Mike Jackson of the Intelligence Corps for the following information:-

The short-lived 267 Indian Tank Bde comprised 116 Regt RAC (ex-9 Gordons), 160 Regt RAC (ex-9 R Sussex) and 163 Regt RAC (ex-13 Foresters. The Brigade was formed c Jul 42 and disbanded c Apr 43. A photo published in the regimental journal of the Worcesters and Sherwood Foresters a couple of years ago shows that 267 Indian Tk Bde wore its distinctive formation sign (flash). The design of this is a mystery - it does not feature in any reference material. Can any reader recall what it was? All contributions would be very welcome. Many thanks. Mike (Lt Col Int Corps)

mikejackson59@hotmail.com

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