Details on Sgt. Webb of 13 Troop, C Squadron, 141 Regiment RAC (The Buffs) and his crew

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  1. Michael Nikov

    Michael Nikov Member

    Hello! I am looking for details of the crew of a Churchill Crocodile of the 141st Regiment, RAC (The Buffs) named "SANDLING" (T173174/H). According to a comment in the comments section of the 141 RAC report by "Mike's Research", the crew of SANDLING were Commander Sgt. Reg (or is it Roy?) Webb, Gunner Alf Treagus, Radio Opr/Loader John Murray, Flame Gunner Dick Goodbury and Driver Ed Devine.

    According to the C Squadron War Diary, Sgt. Webb landed on D-Day and was involved in the August 8th, 1944 engagement at ESTRY where he scored hits on a Panther and a Tiger. However, I don't see any mentions of him after, but the tank SANDLING makes a notable appearance at the Battle of s' Hertogenbosch in October, 1944 (see attached picture). Can anyone help fill in the details on Sgt. Webb and his crew?
     

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  2. Michael Nikov

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  3. Chris WIlletts

    Chris WIlletts Active Member

    A=Fantastic image! Right accross the lavatry pan. - which path did they take to then take La Marefontaine battery?

    War diary of 141 Regiment RAC:
    2008_0710_160242AA

    Normandy war guide has a good breakdown of D-Day:
    REPORT ON THE USE OF FLAME THROWERS IN THE OPENING STAGES OF THE CAMPAIGN IN NORMANDY (D to D + 55)

    Hope this helps,

    Chris
     
  4. davidbfpo

    davidbfpo Patron Patron

    Michael,

    It might be worth checking the two books on this specific thread, don't worry the books are general: Crocodiles at Brest
     
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  5. Chris WIlletts

    Chris WIlletts Active Member

    Great suggestions. Will keep an eye out fo 2024 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Churchill-Crocodile-Regiment-Throwers-Normandy/dp/1399039989

    I did just purchase a reprint of WW2 History of the 79th Armoured Division -reprint rare signed book 1945 RAC RTR. available on eBay from missdrop44
    WW2 History of the 79th Armoured Division -reprint rare signed book 1945 RAC RTR | eBay

    Also just purchased Hobart's 79th Armoured Division at War: Invention, Innovation and Inspiration
    https://www.amazon.com/Hobarts-79th...biMr35K4H65cQqv7BVVljS7r8Ss-X7SxoCUb4QAvD_BwE
     
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