29th Armoured Brigade War Diaries Ardennes

Discussion in 'Higher Formations' started by roodymiller, Apr 25, 2010.

  1. Coote

    Coote New Member

    Hello Neil.

    I think your father served with my step grandfather Sgt Arthur Huthwaite and I think you have a posted photo with him on it (he is the one bottom left). He fought at Bure and was awarded the Military Medal there when his tank went up on a mine and he managed to get his crew and Sgt Roberts crew back to safety. Unfortunately he is no longer with us to ask any more than that.


    Darren Coote
  2. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Hi Darren and welcome to the forum. Do you have a copy of his MM Citation?
  3. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    I found it quite quickly so just in case you don't....

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  4. Coote

    Coote New Member

    Thank you so much for that. It is the first time I have seen it and didn't think I ever would.
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  5. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    No problem - Happy New Year ;)
  6. neilt

    neilt Junior Member

    Hi Darren,

    A belated Happy New Year to you (and DREW), and welcome to WW2talk.

    This has been the best source of information and collaboration I've come across in all the years I've been searching for information on my father.

    Have a look at the 'HQ Armoured Brigade at the end of WWII' forum I started back in Oct 2012 for some more information on your step grandfather's unit.

    Do you have any pictures of Arthur so I can compare him to the picture I posted? Was it the one below?

    Were you able to spot his autograph in my dad’s book?


    Neil Turner

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  7. neilt

    neilt Junior Member

    I received a mesage (below) from Jeroen of the Netherlands a few months ago and agreed to upload extracts from the 29th Armoured Brigade War Diaries for him.

    I'm researching a monument in Stiphout (near Eindhoven, the Netherlands), which was liberated by units of the 11th Armoured Division. In my opinion we have the wrong units listed on the monument and I'm currently trying to find the correct units. They where part of the 29th Armoured Brigade, most likely the 23rd Hussars and 3rd Royal Tank Regiment, or maybe the 2nd Fife and Forfar Yeomanry. I'm currently acquiring the war diaries of these units but am also interested in the 29th Armoured Brigade.

    I was hoping that you can provide me with the pages concerning the period of 20 till 27 September '44.

    Kind regards,

    the Netherlands

    Here are the entries for September 1944:

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  8. neilt

    neilt Junior Member

    Highlighted picture for Jeroen:
    22.09.1944 23RH & 3RTR Liberate Stiphout.jpg
  9. stolpi

    stolpi Well-Known Member

    Neilt - Do you by any chance have the War Diary of 29th Armoured Bde for Dec 1944 & Jan 45
  10. neilt

    neilt Junior Member

    Hi Jeroen,

    I don't have access to the war diaries of 3 RTR, but I'd be grateful if you'd send me a copy if you get hold of one.

    I have my father's copy of Tauraus Pursuant a history of the 11th Armoured Division and copied the relevant pages and uploaded them for you to look at.


    Neil Taurus Pursuant P64-65.jpg Taurus Pursuant P66-67.jpg Taurus Pursuant Battlefields of Southern Holland.jpg
  11. neilt

    neilt Junior Member

    Dear Stolpi,

    Yes I have copies of the 29th Armoured Brigade War Diaries for Dec44 to Jan 45.

    Please could you private message me with your address so that I can send it to you.


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