Since I am from Enschede, The Netherlands, I grew up with the story of the Coldstream Guards and the attack on the Lonneker Bridge on April 1st 1945 in which a number of brave men lost their lives, were wounded and, as most of you know, Robert Boscawen was badly injured. I’ve seen a lot of wartime pictures of British Shermans in Enschede in 1945 and especially the Sherman Tulips have my interest since I have plans to build scale models of two of these tanks (one of them is the MkV with the number “4b” on the turret and a square on the side (tank B of no. 4 troop, no2 squadron). I've added a picture of this tank made on the first of April 1945 on the location that is now known as "Stationsplein" in Enschede. The "4B", reg. number and next to that the square can be seen. During my research some questions came up and I cannot find the answers. Hopefully you can give some more information. I would like to know more about the hand-painted numbers on the stowage bins as , in this case, used by the Coldstream Guards. Before I get to my questions, this is what I know: The Coldstream Guards had, in addition to a regimental HQ “squadron”, 3 squadrons: - 1st (A), marked with a yellow triangle, - 2nd (B) marked with a yellow square - 3rd (C) marked with a yellow circle Each squadron consisted of troops; the numbers of the groups were painted on the back of the tower. For example: Robert Boscawen was troop leader of 2nd troop, no 2 squadron. For what I know all tanks from his troop had a "2" on the back of the turret, namely "2" for the tank of Boscawen and “2A”, “2B”, and “2C” for the other 3 tanks. Their Squadron sign was (or should be) for all I know and the illustration attached to this thread, that of no2 squadron, a yellow square. Yet in various publications (and decal sheets for modellers) I see the an illustration in of the Firefly IC with a "2C" on the turret, but a circle as a squadron sign. And yet it is attributed to no2 squadron, no2 Troop. Shouldn't this have been a square for no2 squadron? What am I missing here? I've attached the illustration and a picture with the original captions as found online. Another question that arose when I saw this illustration: did all squadrons have the same troop numbers? I mean, did 1st squadron have a no1, no2 and no3 troop, as did 2nd Squadron (since Boscawen was leader of no2 troop in no2 (B) squadron)? The reason I’m asking this; please see the remaining photos, all taken in Enschede on the first of April 1945 on the same moment the photo of tank “4b” was taken. Apparently there was also a no9 troop with Tulip tanks, presumably 3 MkV’s and one Firefly. Which squadron would this have belonged to if all squadrons had the same troop numbers? For my last question please see the picture I took from a book, also made in Enschede in the vicinity of my grandparents house. The picture has a poor quality but if you look closely a triangle can be seen to the right of the lady with the dark coat. My conclusion is that this tank therefore belonged to A (no1) Squadron. Unfortunately there are no pictures of the back of this Firefly IC Tulip. I want to make this tank in 1a /35 scale; is there a way to find out the troop and tank number? Many thanks in advance and I know I’m asking a lot but your help is greatly appreciated!