2 RTR

Discussion in 'RAC & RTR' started by DavidW, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

  2. BunnyBurrell

    BunnyBurrell Member

    Thanks for that Tricky Dicky, very helpful.
    As written down the Jeroba was green, I'm assuming the tac sign 60 was red on white, but couldn't see any Sqn signs.
     
  3. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

  4. BunnyBurrell

    BunnyBurrell Member

    Cheers for that really helpful, now to start on my Stuart, and change it from a European Septic M3 to 2RTR Junglie. Thanks again.
     
  5. AndyMck

    AndyMck Member

    Hi Joe - it seems both our Grandads in 2 RTR died on 3rd September 1944 very probably in the same shelling attack. My Grandad died of wounds from a shell landing close by whilst his Tank crew were having a cup of tea outside the thank
     
  6. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    Here is the war diary entry for early September 1944 for 2nd RTR:
    2ndRTR 162.jpeg 2ndRTR 163.jpeg
     
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  7. BunnyBurrell

    BunnyBurrell Member

    Gentlemen/Ladies, one of the Regiments "Old'n Bold" is producing three pictorial Books of the Regt.
    The photographs are coming from old members of the Regt, the old Regimental museum and photographs catalogued with the Tank Museum at Bovvie.
    The first Volume will cover the period 1918 ~ 1962 end of Libya
    Volume 11, 62 ~72.
    Volume 111, 72 to Amalgamation .
    If people would like to express an interest I will let the author know to join this Forum.
     
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  8. BunnyBurrell

    BunnyBurrell Member

    I recently mentioned that one of the Regts old members is putting together a series of 3 books tracing the History of 2RTR through pictures. (see above) . I have spoken with him and the author has asked me to post his name and email address.
    Philip A Green. Served in the Regt in the 60’s and 70's.
    green528(at)btinternet.com

    I personally am buying all three books.
    Bunny.
     
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  9. BFBSM

    BFBSM Very Senior Member

    Bunny,

    Can I suggest you change the format of the email address a little to prevent bots sourcing it and using it for scams?

    Mark
     
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  10. BunnyBurrell

    BunnyBurrell Member

    I'm afraid I haven't a clue what you mean? I won't know how either!
     
  11. DavidW

    DavidW Well-Known Member

    greenfivetwoeightatbtinternetdotcom should do it.
     
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  12. BunnyBurrell

    BunnyBurrell Member

    Unable to edit my post any suggestions?
     
  13. BunnyBurrell

    BunnyBurrell Member

    All done, anyway Phil has sweated buckets getting these books together. He's passionate about the Regt and has the distinction of having served under WW2 veteran's within the Regt.
    It would be good if folk brought into his efforts.
    Bunny.
     
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  14. BunnyBurrell

    BunnyBurrell Member

    My copy of Volume l has arrived, Phils done brilliant.
     
  15. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

    Any chance of photos showing sample pages of the book? Is it only available privately?
     
  16. BunnyBurrell

    BunnyBurrell Member

    IMG_20190425_170943.jpg Chris, hi I've spoken to Phil and he has no problem with me posting some samples from the book.
    You must remember that this book is non profit. Some of the photos are extremely old and not of the best quality. Especially the first few in the book. IMG_20190425_170255.jpg
    Cover of a 1930 Regt Diary IMG_20190425_170516.jpg IMG_20190425_170350.jpg Lt Colonel Percy Hobart of Hobart Funnies fame IMG_20190425_170420.jpg IMG_20190425_170800.jpg Front Right. Taffy (The Sheriff) Devonald was in Provost for most of his career became a Legend and ran the Regts Museum.
     
  17. BunnyBurrell

    BunnyBurrell Member

    IMG_20190425_170713.jpg IMG_0494.JPG While Phil Green was researching the book, he came across this Sgt who served in the Regt from the start of round 2 in 39 all the way through to at least 1950.
    Phil would love to put a name to a face, as the Gentleman was awarded a Military Medal. We know he came from Dunstable, there's a photo of him outside his Parents Cafe.
     
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  18. DavidW

    DavidW Well-Known Member

    Is there much on their time in North Africa 1940 - 1942?
     
  19. BunnyBurrell

    BunnyBurrell Member

    I'm afraid there's only 10 of 40/42 in the desert and another 10 or so from the Regts time in Burma. None from Iraq Syria Palestine or Italy. Privately owned cameras were frowned on, as for getting the film......
    So finding photographs taken my members of our Regt are extremely rare. All the pics come from one source, a small album donated to the Tank Museum by the family of Sgt Snu Fnu, MM. Him of the smiley face that I posted earlier. We're trying to I'd him so we can honour him.
     
  20. Forth Shore

    Forth Shore New Member

    The (is that ink sploshed on?) colour photo shown above of the troop of Saladins and Ferrets appears to have been printed 180 degrees out of kilter ...... very easy to see. Here are two clues: On which side of a Ferret is the spare wheel mounted? On which side front wheel guard of all vehicles of 2RTR in Libya was the RAC Arm of Service marking, LH or RH? Look at the other photos in the photo book for answers. Flip horizontal to cure on a computer. John Empson's slides and Wilf Harrison's (both REME) colour photos, of Libya, are wonderful too. And ....
     

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