New Resource - British Vehicles Names Lists

Discussion in 'Vehicle Names and Census Numbers' started by KevinT, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. KevinT

    KevinT Senior Member

    Here is a quick link to the Names and Census Numbers listing, until it is added permanently into the Forum text:-

    MMP Books

    The table link is at the bottom of the page, any comments or additions please post to the Pre War, WWII and Post War boards here.

    Cheers
    Kevin
     
  2. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Best of luck with it Kevin,

    Am rather obsessive myself about the practice of listing and this is an admirable project. Keep up the good work.


    Here's hoping you get lots more contributions by way of names and numbers from forum members. So if anyone sees/has a pic with either or both, or sees a number in War diaries and other sources, link it on this subforum to have it included in the database.
     
  3. KevinT

    KevinT Senior Member

    Thanks for you kind words Diane,

    There are undoubtably errors but we have had a couple pointed out and they will amended shortly and the additions we have received will be added.

    Cheers
    Kevin
     
  4. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

  5. DavidW

    DavidW Well-Known Member

    Great work, thanks.
     
  6. Bernie

    Bernie Junior Member

    Hello

    I've found my Uncle's WW2 tank GUILDFORD in the listing, here's a photo of them - as Sgt. (Bernard Hudson) he was the senior crew member.
    I've also attached a copy of the war diary which describes how GUILDFORD was destroyed on 30 July 1944 when it was hit by an 88mm gun. My Uncle said the shell went through the tank "Like a hot knife through butter". Three of the crew were killed.
     

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  7. KevinT

    KevinT Senior Member

    Hello

    I've found my Uncle's WW2 tank GUILDFORD in the listing, here's a photo of them - as Sgt. (Bernard Hudson) he was the senior crew member.
    I've also attached a copy of the war diary which describes how GUILDFORD was destroyed on 30 July 1944 when it was hit by an 88mm gun. My Uncle said the shell went through the tank "Like a hot knife through butter". Three of the crew were killed.

    Hi Bernie,

    I am glad that my tank name list has been able to make a connection and are not just a list of names and numbers. I have a WD census number of T251952/D for a Churchill named GUILDFORD. I cannot be sure whether that is the number on your uncle's tank or the replacement for it. Thank you very much for the photo too, this is exactly the sort of reply that adds detail to the spreadsheet.

    Cheers
    Kevin
     

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