HQ Squadron 7th Armoured Brigade

Discussion in 'Higher Formations' started by BarnOwl, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. BarnOwl

    BarnOwl Junior Member

    I have a photograph of my late father's which is captioned HQ Squadron 7th Armoured Brigade Trieste 1946 and I recall him telling me that he drove the Brigade Majors tank. I know he was in the 4th Hussars and also 4th RTR, in the photograph they are wearing the RTR cap badge, the problem I have is that neither of those two units are listed as being in the 7th Armoured Brigade! Is it wrongly captioned. Can anybody shed any light?
     
  2. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Barnowl
    post the photo if you could,would help members assist you
     
  3. Tom Canning

    Tom Canning WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Barnowl
    The main units in 7th Armoured bde were - 2nd RTR - 6th RTR and 8th RTR- through most of the Italian Campaign - the 4th RTR ( Scottish) were merged into another RTR unit in the Desert - the 4th Hussars came up with 1st Armoured Div from Tunisia for the Gothic Line battles and when the 1st Armoured were broken up then - I think - joined 56th Div - then 6th Armoured in Austria and back down to Trieste- so it would be a fair bet that he was 4th Hussars - Ron might know of him !
    Cheers
     
  4. BarnOwl

    BarnOwl Junior Member

    Photo attached (I hope).
     

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  5. JCB

    JCB Senior Member

    I am researching a relatives war history and know he served as a fitter in the 7th Armoured Brigade Squadron HQ for quite some time and he was in the RAC,
    But I cannot find his exact unit, .would he have been assigned from an RTR unit to the Brigade HQ , say 2RTR or could he be just RAC ?


    His units listed on service record are-
    51st Training Regt.- Royal Armoured Corps-7th Armoured Brigade-7th Armoured Brigade HQ sqdn
    . -61st Trng. Regt.

    Thanks
    Craig





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