Seems that during advance of 14th Army toward the central Burma during 1945 2nd British Division used/tested amphibious Bren Carriers for crossing the Mu River, probably somewhere in Ye-U area. At least two of this carriers adapted as amphibious were photographed. One with tac sign 87 which should mean that it belonged to the HQ of 5th Infantry Brigade and the second, T34963, with tac sign 60 and that should be the most senior unit of that Brigade, 7th Worcestershire Regiment (I guess, even though that three out of four members of crew wear Tam o' Shanters) A Bren gun carrier fitted with empty oil drums as a flotation device after crossing the Mu River on the way to Mandalay, February 1945. THE BRITISH ARMY IN BURMA 1945 | Imperial War Museums Only I could find about them is one article in the Popular Mechanics: Bren Gun Floats Across River On Oil Cans When it was necessary to transport a Bren gun carrier across the river in Burma for the battle of Mandalay, British engineers strapped empty oil cans and a wooden rudder to each vehicle. As soon as there was sufficient buoyancy, the carrier was waterproofed and tested on the river, then paddled through the water by its own caterpillar tracks. and description on one of the photos of the carrier which is almost the same Amphibious Bren Gun Carrier Ingenuity is necessary in Burma where transportation problems are most difficult. Assembling armor for the battle of Mandalay British engineers of the 14th Army devised an ingenious method for getting Bren Gun carriers across the Mu River. Floats were strapped to each carrier and when sufficient buoyancy was obtained the carrier was waterproofed and tested on the river. Motive power was supplied by the carrier's own caterpillar tracks which paddled through the water. Does anybody know anything else about them? Where they ever used in action?