RASC Companies 1944/45 - supporting which formations?

Discussion in 'RASC' started by GnrGnr, Apr 3, 2017.

  1. GnrGnr

    GnrGnr Well-Known Member

    Again, the RASC minor units don't figure in documents I've been able to find so as a first step, can anyone please point me towards the formations under which the following RASC units served (titles as given in the man's docs):

    310 Armoured Brigade Company RASC - entered France 14 July 1944

    704 Company RASC (Armoured Division Transport Company) (from Jan to Aug 1945 still in NWE)

    There are no individual unit diaries as far as I can see. I am quite happy to seek out the higher formation diaries, perhaps CRASC, but need the formations.

    Thanks in anticipation

  2. dml34

    dml34 Junior Member


    War Diaries of both these RASC companies can be easily found at the National Archives (look up 310 Coy and 704 Coy in Discovery)

    310 Coy WO 171/2434 Jan-Dec 44
    WO 171/6249 Jan-Dec 45
    WO 171/6804 Jan-Mar 46
    This company supported 5 Gds Armd Bde in the Guards Armd Div

    704 Coy WO 171/2514 Mar-Dec 44
    WO 171/6333 Jan-Dec 45
    WO 171/9854 Jan 46
    This company was a Corps Transport Company in 12 Corps in 1944. It later became a Troop Carrying Company in the Guards Armd Div

    Hope this helps

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  3. GnrGnr

    GnrGnr Well-Known Member


    It does indeed help - I have no idea why I couldn't hit on them via Discovery which I use all the time - I tried as many variants of title, including the number only and Coy and Company ad nauseam without result but now see what I did wrong was specifying RASC rather than the full Corps title.

    Dunce's cap and not a little embarrassment for me!

    Many thanks indeed, particularly for the additional info re the formations.


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