7th South African Recce

Discussion in 'South African' started by Zimrich, Feb 11, 2007.

  1. dryan67

    dryan67 Senior Member

    According to Mark Bevis' British and Commonwealth Armies 1939-45, a South African Motorcycle Reconnaissance Company consisted of the following:

    Company HQ (2 Rifle Sections; 3 trucks)
    3 Platoons each of 11 M/C Combos, 3 trucks, 3 M/C, 3 rifle sections, 3 LMGs
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  2. DavidW

    DavidW Well-Known Member

    Thank you.
  3. Clock3r

    Clock3r New Member

    Anybody here have any pictures or onfo on Edward Joseph Phelan 214170, he served in this unit
  4. Chantell

    Chantell New Member


    Thought I'd interject with a question - or two... :)
    My grandfather (Trooper no: 214349 - Harold P. W. Collett) was killed (or died in hospital - not sure) on 17 June 1942 when their tank was hit. He was in the Tank Corps - 7th SA Reconnaissance Battalion.

    Does anyone have any information on that - what actually happened... was there any survivors? He - or rather my dad - received 2 medals for his sacrifice in the war. He's buried at the WWII memorial at Tobruk. I'd appreciate more information - if you can help.


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