Discussion in 'General' started by BrayDunes, Jan 15, 2019.
Hi everyone, need help identifying who this fella belongs to. Picture taken in 1941 near Woking. I believe it’s the 8th Field Brigade, RCA? Sound right?
8th Field Regiment
I believe they were called Field Brigades up to 1939 and Regiments after 1940. The 8th (Self-Propelled) was from Hamilton and served in Italy and NW Europe with the Cdn 5th Armoured Division.
Grandmother Mary Crabb hoping to find World War II heroes who saved her life
Was asking in reference to this article and have subsequently been assisted by some ex and current CF members. Amazing story to be fair.
In case you've not made the connection, 113 Bty and 71 Bty of 8 Fd Regt RCA were raised in Regina, Saskatchewan and Brandon, Manitoba respectively. If I've got my administrative history correct, on arrival overseas they had been combined to form 71st/113th Fd Bty, then split again c. Jan 1941, with 71 Bty remaining with 8 Fd Regt and 113 Bty moving to 7 A/Tk Regt.
71 Bty might be the best candidate?
We've managed to identify all three soldiers and have collected substantial background info over at WARTIMES.ca -- quite a fantastic story.
Grandmother Mary Crabb hoping to find World War II heroes who saved her life - WARTIMES.ca
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