Vehicle Numbers - 27 Armd Bde Wksp REME

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  1. Tom OBrien

    Tom OBrien Senior Member

    Hi,

    I saw these numbers in WO171/626 (27 Armd Bde Wksp REME) and thought they might be of interest:

    APPENDIX

    PART X ORDER

    27 Armd Bde Wkshop REME, Home Forces Part X Order No. 5 Sheet No 1
    Formation of Area: 3 Brit Inf Div Date: 4th Mar 44

    W.D. No.

    H.5306575 Transporter 30-ton 6x4 Articulated Recovery

    H.5306576 Transporter 30-ton 6x4 Articulated Recovery

    H.5306595 Transporter 30-ton 6x4 Articulated Recovery

    H.5306599 Transporter 30-ton 6x4 Articulated Recovery

    H.5306605 Transporter 30-ton 6x4 Articulated Recovery

    H.5306606 Transporter 30-ton 6x4 Articulated Recovery

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    APPENDIX

    PART X ORDER

    27 Armd Bde Wkshop REME, Home Forces Part X Order No. 6 Sheet No 1
    Formation of Area: 3 Brit Inf Div Date: 8th Mar 44

    M.4957237 Ford Heavy Utility

    L.4580803 Leyland 3-ton 6x4 Type ‘X’

    L.4583037 Leyland 3-ton 6x4 Type ‘Z’

    L.4162407 Leyland 3-ton 6x4 Type ‘J’

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    APPENDIX

    PART X ORDER

    27 Armd Bde Wkshop REME, Home Forces Part X Order No. 7 Sheet No 1
    Formation or Area: 3 Brit Inf Div Date: 12th Mar 44

    W.D. No.

    L.5286130 Ford 3-ton 4x4 Binned

    L.5284269 Ford 3-ton 4x4 Binned

    L.5286106 Ford 3-ton 4x4 Binned

    L.5286101 Ford 3-ton 4x4 Binned

    L.5286059 Ford 3-ton 4x4 Binned

    L.5286149 Ford 3-ton 4x4 Binned

    L.5286463 [?] Ford 3-ton 4x4 Binned

    L.5285983 Ford 3-ton 4x4 Binned

    L.5286153 Ford 3-ton 4x4 Binned

    More to follow in the New Year!

    Regards

    Tom
     
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  2. Tom OBrien

    Tom OBrien Senior Member

    And a few more:

    Appendix E

    APPENDIX

    PART X ORDER

    Part X Order No. 8 Sheet No 1

    Date: 24th Apr 44

    W.D. No.

    T.148408 Sherman Mk ‘V’ A.R.V. [Not T.148480 - corrected number as seen in IWM Film Clip]
    (7555)

    T.148326 Sherman Mk ‘V’ A.R.V.
    (7600)

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    Date: 26th Apr 44

    W.D. No.

    X.4614923 Trailer 15 cwt 2 whld w/shop Servicing (Electric)

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    There are detailed lists of vehicles maintained/repaired during June and July 44 which I will post up later.

    Regards

    Tom
     
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  3. Tom OBrien

    Tom OBrien Senior Member

    Own vehicles repaired in June 1944:

    Own. B.S.A. M/C Solo. 5124739 Clutch relined, crankcase repaired.

    Own. B.S.A. M/C Solo. 5210703 Repairs to Starter.

    Own. Ford 15 cwt. 5200645 Repairs to generator.

    Own. Dodge 3 Ton. 5405650 Repairs to radiator, fan assembly, water pump.

    Own. Ford 3 Ton. 4966409 Steering overhaul.

    Own. Ford 15 cwt. 4208705 Mis repairs, shrapnel holes.

    Own. Ford 15 cwt. 4308623 Engine replacement.

    Own. Leyland. 4584520 Replacement front & rear springs.

    Own. Dodge 3 ton. 5405479 Repairs to petrol tank (enemy action).

    Own. Dodge 3 Ton. 5405483 Replacement radiator (enemy action).

    Own. B.S.A. M/C Solo. 3929947 Complete overhaul.

    Own. B.S.A. M/C Solo. 5129678 Misc repairs after shelling.

    Own. B.S.A. M/C Solo. 4346672 Dynamo & gearbox overhaul.

    Own. B.S.A. M/C. 5210703 Gear box overhaul.

    Own. B.S.A. M/C Solo. 4353430 Clutch & gearbox overhaul.

    Own. Ford 3 Ton. 5341925 Oil leak and big end repairs.

    Own. B.S.A. M/C Solo. 3929947 Clutch overhaul & repair.

    Own. B.S.A. M/C Solo. 4646672 Clutch adjustments, frame, brake overhaul.

    Regards

    Tom
     
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  4. Tom OBrien

    Tom OBrien Senior Member

    And own vehicles repaired in July 1944

    Own Unit. B.S.A. M/C 3979947 Replacement fork assembly fitted.

    Own Unit. B.S.A. M/C 4646672 Replacement engine fitted, tyres fitted.

    Own Unit. Scammell B/Down. 4500800 Dismantled suspension assem, fitted new wheel shafts.

    Own Unit. B.S.A. M/C Solo 4353706 General engine overhaul.

    Own Unit. Ford 15 cwt 5341925 Radiator repairs.

    Own Unit B.S.A. M/C Solo 4353484 Clutch and pressure plate repairs.

    Own Unit. Leyland X Type 4580803 Power take off overhaul.

    Own Unit. Scammel B/Down 4500800 Lubrication system repairs.

    Own Unit. Leyland M Type 4582525 General overhaul.

    Own Unit. Dodge 3 Ton 5264533 Repairs to front axle, misc repairs.

    Own Unit. B.S.A. M/C Solo. 3929947 Clutch, Steering and Brakes o/h.

    Own Unit. B.S.A. M/C Solo 4353484 Complete engine overhaul.

    Own Unit. Ford 3 Ton. 5522613 Petrol feed system overhaul.

    Own Unit. B.S.A. M/C Solo. 5127739 Complete engine overhaul.

    Own Unit. B.S.A. M/C Solo. 1524758 Complete electrical overhaul.

    Own Unit. B.S.A. M/C Solo 5124734 Repairs to carburettor.

    Own Unit. Ford 15 cwt 4208623 Fuel feed system overhaul.

    Own Unit. Ford 15 cwt. 4962272 Ignition overhaul.

    Own Unit. Ward La France 5813779 Repairs to Jib mechanism, overhaul brakes.

    Own Unit. Ford 3 Ton 4965945 Chassis twisted, front axle, etc, Misc repairs.

    Own Unit. B.S.A. M/C Solo 4326672 Tyre Repairs.

    Own Unit. Austin Utility. 5395807 Clutch overhaul.

    I'll post up the other veh numbers on separate threads for each unit including those using Austin K5's.

    Regards

    Tom
     
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  5. KevinT

    KevinT Senior Member

    Hi Tom,

    Thanks for these great posts as always.
    There are some really useful numbers here. I have 2 Scammell Recovery and a Scammell Transporter 1/35th scale model kits to do, and there is a Ward La France kit being released sometime this year.
    What is a Ford 3-ton 4x4 Binned?

    Cheers

    Kevin
     
  6. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter 1940 Obsessive

    Thanks Tom. I've extracted the motorcycle stuff and posted it on the WD Motorcycle forum. The serial numbers can be linked to the frame numbers. It may be possible to find if the bikes saw post-war service or indeed if any are still about.
     
  7. Tom OBrien

    Tom OBrien Senior Member

    Kevin,

    I think the Ford 3-ton 4x4 binned was basically adapted to carry stores but not in bulk. More like a mobile workshop stores section, with bins for individual parts, etc.

    Regards

    Tom
     
  8. Tom OBrien

    Tom OBrien Senior Member

    Rich,

    I thought you might like the motorcycle numbers, there are more for individual units which I'll post up on separate threads.

    Regards

    Tom
     
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  9. Thanks for these lists Tom!

    I had these frames and photo of an ARV on my PC, but did not know to what unit it belonged. Now I do! :)
    Sherman V ARV T148326, Graye - D-Day to D plus 3 - 32.28 - 02.jpg
    Sherman V ARV T148326, Graye - D-Day to D plus 3 - 32.28 - 04.jpg
    Sherman V ARV T148326, Graye - D-Day to D plus 3 - 32.28 - 07.jpg
    Sherman V ARV REC T148326 - remebackoftank .jpg

    Michel
     
  10. Tom OBrien

    Tom OBrien Senior Member

    Michel,

    That's great. It's always good to get another ID sorted. :)

    It's worth noting as well that on 26 July 1944:

    "Two ARVs with crews posted to No. 1 Rec. Coy."

    There is also a film clip on IWM showing the re-enactment of the recovery of a Pz IV by one of the ARVs which is also recorded in the war diary:

    1 July 1944 La Delivrande 0181 C.O.: Major T.F.V. Mason
    0015
    Night recce carried out forward of FDLS to recover a Pz IV Tk, recovered in face of sharp mortaring by enemy. ARV comd by Sgt Willis. [033737 – F/1]

    2 July 1944 La Delivrande 0181
    Pz IV recovered yesterday brought into wshops for repair and inspection.

    3 July 1944 La Delivrande 0181
    Army Film Unit photographed episode Sgt Willis ARV 1 Jul 44, scenes reconstructed in wshop area. Work in all sections proceeding. Weather very bad, heavy rain all day.

    Hope that helps!

    Regards

    Tom
     
  11. m kenny

    m kenny Senior Member

  12. The Sherman V ARV on the films in Michael's post above is T148408. It seems that the WD No. T148480 as listed is a typo (inversion of the last two digits) and should read T148408 instead:
    Screenshot_2019-01-28-07-39-00-1.png
    Michel
     
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2019
  13. Tom OBrien

    Tom OBrien Senior Member

    Michel,

    That's interesting. I went back to check the original and it does say T148480. Very poor staff work!:rolleyes:

    ARV Part X Snip.JPG

    I've edited the original post to show the corrected number.

    Regards

    Tom
     

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