Discussion in 'RAC & RTR' started by Alders1, Oct 1, 2012.
Thanks for posting the photos.
Hello Andy and welcome to the forum.
Some lovely photos-thanks for posting
Any chance you could give me a back ground into the Regiment and their time in India from June 1944 onwards? Thanks!
You'd probably be better off getting a copy of the book 'The History of the Duke of Wellington's Regiment by C N Barclay' as there's over 20 pages on what they were doing. There's even a picture of what looks like the same model of Japanese tank you posted. I think you can get copies for under £20 from Abebooks - Get an original copy though rather than a Naval and Military reprint.
If you'd like even more detail here are the units war diary refs at Kew:
WO 172/700 146 Regiment Royal Armoured Corps 1942 June - Dec.
WO 172/2261 146 Army Tank Regiment 1943 Jan.- Mar.
WO 172/4598 146 Regiment Royal Armoured Corps 1944 Oct.
WO 172/7343 146 Royal Armoured Corps 1944 Nov.- 1945 Dec.
WO 172/10050 146 R.A.C.1946 Jan.- July
Cheers that helps a lot! Thank you!
I'm new so sorry for any misposting. My grandfather, Benjamin Aldridge, was a tank driver with the RAC, based in Poona about 1944. So far, what research I've done has suggested he was with 146th Regiment RAC. Owing to a huge family disagreement a few years ago, all his personal effects, including his cap badge and any details of his service, disappeared without a trace. Finding him has become a labour of love but I have now hit a brick wall. He only ever talked about driving Matilda and Valentine tanks so I'm assuming he never graduated to the Grant or saw much action in Burma. Can anybody help?
Does anyone know if there is a published unit history of 146 RAC?
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