Disbandment of Armd Regt AA Troops 1944 - how ordered?

Discussion in 'RAC & RTR' started by Gary Kennedy, Nov 24, 2018.

  1. Gary Kennedy

    Gary Kennedy Member

    A post on another forum got me wondering on this subject. The November 1943 WE for the Armd Regt included an AA Troop of six cruiser tanks, filled by Crusaders mounting twin 20-mm guns. It's generally understood that these Troops were disbanded by Regts post Normandy, though the WE was not amended, and indeed they appeared on the WE published in May 1945.

    I was wondering though, was there a specific 21 Army Group wide order for the AA Tps to be deleted, and if so is it something anyone has seen? It just struck me as one of those universally accepted truths, but if someone asks for the paperwork you'd struggle to put your hands on it...

    There's a reference to Canadian units withdrawing their AA tanks in August 1944, and their Armd Regt WE deleted the AA tanks in the November 1944 reissue.


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