Help with unit ID please

Discussion in 'RAC & RTR' started by stag, Jul 8, 2019.

  1. stag

    stag Active Member

    Hi all.
    There is a photo in the book “British tanks in Normandy “ that states as follows, “A 147th regiment RAC column of Churchills (see tactical sign 157) is travelling towards the start line. Note the number 7 in a square (B squadron) on the muzzle cover and the white star painted on the top of the mudguard.
    When I looked online at the IWM website online collection (the photo is IWM reference B7636) it is listed there as 107th Regiment.
    IOne of the listings is obviously a misprint, is anyone able to confirm if it is 147 RAC or 107 RAC? It’s a key question tome as if it is indeed 147 then there is a very strong likelihood that one of the three tanks in the picture is being driven by my father!
    Any help greatly appreciated.
  2. Swiper

    Swiper Resident Sospan

    It is 107 RAC, you can see the King's Own insignia on the co-driver's arm, we also have the 157 tactical marking.

    147 RAC was Hampshire Regiment.

    Bouchery screwed up the markings on 34 Tank Brigade and misinterpreted the photographic record.
  3. stag

    stag Active Member

    Hi Swiper.
    Thanks for that, it clears the confusion up nicely. Close but no cigar for me!

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