RASC subunits in 78 Infantry Division

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  1. minden1759

    minden1759 Senior Member

    Wizards.

    Does anyone out there know the number of the RASC company or companies in 78 British Infantry Division?

    Regards

    Frank
     
  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Nothing on RASC units in the divisional history, just looked.
    Shame they been forgotten.
     
  3. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    I posted this some while ago, although I can't find it at the moment, so here it is again - some RASC units mentioned in the OOB.

    78th Victory Parade.pdf
     

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  4. minden1759

    minden1759 Senior Member

    Tony.

    You are a wizard.

    Thank you.

    Regards

    Frank
     
  5. hutt

    hutt Member

    Attached is a page from the diary for the 78th Division RASC headquaters July to December 43. PM me if you would like the remainder.
     

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  6. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    I'll add them to a post in the thread to make them searchable.

    RASC units in 78 Battleaxe Division
    57 Coy RASC
    127 Coy RASC
    294 Coy RASC
    328 Coy RASC

    I've also printed off page 4 from the pdf that Tony added & put it in ''Algiers to Austria'' the 78 Div history.
     
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  7. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    Post #6 above from ‘hutt’ prompted me to have a quick look through the 56 Recce diaries as they contain various copies of 78 Division’s Operational Orders etc.

    Frank, not sure if you are looking for a particular unit or a particular date, and I am certainly not claiming that I have caught all references, but you may be interested in the following extracts. They do reveal units not mentioned above. If you need more information or want to put them in context you can get more details in Recce Mitch’s post:-

    http://ww2talk.com/index.php?threads/56th-recce-war-diary.37844/

    P1990349
    78 Div Operational Order dated 1 Feb 1943
    138 Bde RASC Coy
    P1990349.JPG

    P1990520
    78 Div Operational Memorandum No 1 dated 6 Mar 1943
    78 Div Tps Coy RASC
    11 Inf Bde Coy RASC
    36 Inf Bde Coy RASC
    56 Hy Regt Pl RASC
    P1990520.JPG

    P1990611
    78 Div Admin Order No 18 dated 19 Apr 1943
    328 Div Tps Coy RASC
    237 Inf Bde Coy RASC
    57 Inf Bde Coy RASC
    294 Inf Bde Coy RASC
    P1990611.JPG

    P2170510
    78 Div Operational Order No 14 29 Jan 1944
    As above
    P2170510.JPG

    P2170590
    78 Div Operation Order No 15 dated 15 Feb 1944
    As above
    P2170590.JPG

    P2170599
    78 Div Warning Order dated 14 Feb 1944
    As above
    P2170599.JPG

    P2250528
    78 Div Admin Order No 37 dated 5 Feb 1945
    57 Coy RASC (Inf Bde)
    294 Coy RASC (Inf Bde)
    328 Coy RASC (Inf Div Tps)
    237 Coy RASC (Inf Bde)
    P2250528.JPG

    P2250959
    78 Div Movement Order dated 29 Apr 1945
    One Coy RASC
    925 Coy RASC less Rfts
    Pl RASC
    Remainder 925 Coy RASC
    P2250959.JPG

    P2280573 & P2280574
    78 Div Outline Order of Battle No 4 dated 8 May 1945 – have included this for interest as, assuming it is a complete OOB, shows no RASC.
    P2280573.JPG P2280574.JPG
     
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  8. minden1759

    minden1759 Senior Member

    Tony.

    This is great stuff and brings a bit more clarity.

    Thank you.

    regards

    Frank
     
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