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43 Recce -The Wyvern of Wessex and Their Armored Cars

Discussion in 'Recce' started by Recce_Mitch, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    This article is from Armored Car, The Wheeled Fighting Vehicle Journal No. 32, December 1995 by M. McKewan Charlish.

    Cheers
    Paul
     
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  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Saw this pennant in The Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum today.

    43 Recce pennant.jpg
     
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  3. stolpi

    stolpi Well-Known Member

    Humber IV Armoured Car?

    Recce_Mitch - I obtained the photographs below from a local from Gendringen, showing a knocked out Humber IV near his village. I believe this is the Humber IV of no.1 Troop 'A' Sqn of the 43rd Recce which was knocked out on a Recce mission on 29 March, by a German AT-gun positioned on the edge of the village of Gendringen. The Troop leader, Major Jackson, was unhurt, but the two other crew-members were injured (Record of a Recce Regt - p.190)
    zwanenburgseweg.jpg 13. AC 43e Recce Gendringen.jpg
    The wreckage remained behind, pushed into the roadside it served as a children's play ground after the war. Later it was moved to the area of the old cemetery near the center of the village (second picture).

    Humber_Mk_4_Armoured_Car.jpg

    Can you please confirm that the Humber IV was used as a Heavy Armoured Car by 43rd Recce at the time. I also wonder if you have more details of the actions of 'B' Squadron for the period of 28 - 30 March 1945 (near Megchelen); maybe the War Diary of 43rd Recce.

    This action took place just after the Rhine Crossing: RHINE CROSSING 1945: The Rees bridgehead (30 Corps in operation 'Turnscrew')
     
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  4. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Stolpi if you send me your email I can send you March 1945.
     
  5. stolpi

    stolpi Well-Known Member

    PM sent
     

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