79th Armoured Divisional Signaller

Discussion in 'Royal Signals' started by Kernowboy72, Sep 2, 2020.

  1. Kernowboy72

    Kernowboy72 New Member

    Hi All ,

    I am trying to trace the movements of my Uncle Albert George Taylor 2336650 He was with the 79th Armoured Division in the Royal Signals. I know he joined them on the 5th March 1940 in Whitby , Yorkshire. He went in on D Day and was killed in the V2 Attack on the Rex Cinema in Antwerp on the 16th December 1944 What i would love to know is the details of D Day and how he was involved and his path through France

    I have attached a couple of photos , no idea what type of Tank it is , but it was taken in England around 41
     

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  2. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian Patron

    From the louvres on the front I think it is a Covenanter.
     
  3. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian Patron

    PS have you requested his service records? (details elsewhere on the forum) The units within 79 AD were sent out to assist other divisions all over, so he is likely to have had a wide-ranging experience but also without knowing more precisely his unit it's really impossible to say what his path through France was.
     
  4. Kernowboy72

    Kernowboy72 New Member

    Thanks Chris , I will do some digging on his service docs, we only have his paybook
     
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  5. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian Patron

    I know there is a thread that contains information about requesting said records... somewhere here. I just don't remember where it is, sorry :(
     
  6. MathieW

    MathieW New Member

    Hi Chris,
    My father was in the Royal Signals and the 79th Armoured too, from November 43 onwards.
    Unfortunately the military history (actions/locations) is almost non existent in his file.
    If it is any help, I have attached some group photos which may include you uncle.
     

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  7. Kernowboy72

    Kernowboy72 New Member

    Hi Matthew thanks for the photos
     

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