239308 Major George Henry BRIGHTY, RTR

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  1. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian

    Hi all,

    I can't find a single mention of this individual on the forum.

    As I understand it, Brighty was a Major in the RTR and/or Department of Tank Design during the war. He was involved in the development of mounting the 17 pounder gun into the Sherman Firefly. I got a copy of a report he made after visiting Italy in January 1945 about the use of AFVs in that theatre.

    If anyone is curious, is it possible to dig up any additional information about him?
  2. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce

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  3. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian

    Appreciated, and I could post some info from a book I have about the Firefly I imagine but I was hoping for more information about the man!
  4. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Listed in LG is a Sidney George Brighty, RA

    London Gazette : 27 February 1945
    The undermentioned and Lts. (War Subs. Lts.) from Emergency Commns. to be Lts., 28th Feb. 1945, with seniority as stated and in order of precedence as shown:—
    Sidney George BRIGHTY (190438), 11th Nov. 1940.

    London Gazette : 2 April 1946
    Lt. (War Subs. Lt.) Sidney George BRIGHTY (190438) from Emerg. Commn., to be Lt., 28th Feb. 1945, with seniority, 1st Aug. 1938.
    (Substituted for the notifn. in Gazette (Supplement), dated 27th Feb. 1945.)

    London Gazette : 26 April 1946
    Lt. (War Subs. Maj.) S. G. BRIGHTY (190438) to be Capt., 28th Feb. 1945, with seniority 25th June 1943.

    Via Ancestry
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  5. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Looker-upper

    Major (Hon. Lt.Col.) Sidney George BRIGHTY Royal Artillery
    25th June 1912 Tichborne, Hampshire - 17th February 1984 Wandsworth, London aged 71

    Enlisted in the Royal Artillery (Gunner 796412) 9th October 1929
    Posted to 95th Field Regiment, R.A.
    Para 199 (iii) T.A.R. 14th November 1932
    Re-enlists Royal Engineers 14th May 1934
    Posted 'C' Coy. T.B.R.E. 14th May 1935
    Posted 8th Coy. RTC 11th June 1935
    Posted to 40th Fortress Company 5th February 1937
    Promoted Lance Corporal 13th October 1938
    O.C.T.U. Malaya 26th September 1940
    Incorrectly listed as missing Hong Kong (WO 417/42)
    Discharged to a Commission 11th May 1942
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  6. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Looker-upper

    Also :
    239308 T/Major George Henry BRIGHTY Royal Armoured Corps

    10th January 1910 Leytonstone, London - 1Q 1982 Surrey

    Enlisted in Royal Tank Regiment (Trooper 7879778) 13 April 1928
    Released to a commission Para 390 (XVII) K.R. 40 8th July 1942
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    Dangerously Ill (WO 417/5)

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    London Gazette 6th July 1955
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    London Gazette 1st May 1956 p.2543
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  7. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian

    Thanks Guy,

    Those details about George Henry Brighty make him seem more likely to be the right fellow.
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