Vehicle Numbes - 13/18 Hussars

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  1. Tom OBrien

    Tom OBrien Senior Member

    And again from war diary of 27 Armd Bde Wksp:

    'A' Vehicles

    June 1944


    13/18 Royal Hussars. Sherman D.D. N/A Suspension blown off.

    13/18 Hussars. Sherman D.D. 148509 Replacement gun fitted.

    13/18 Hussars. Sherman D.D. 150097 Suspension bogey repairs.

    13/18 Hussars. Stuart III. 156813 Repairs to power traverse.

    13/18 Hussars. Stuart III. 156803 Repairs to power traverse.

    13/18 R. Hussars. Sherman D.D. 167672 Clutch overhaul, removal of D.D. equipment.

    13/18 R. Hussars. Stuart III. 156895 Repairs to L/H Steering, Brakes relined.

    13/18 Hussars. Sherman D.D. 133719 Repaired gun damage, and misc. repairs.

    July 1944

    13/18 R. Hussars Sherman III 152203 Complete Armament overhaul.

    13/18 R. Hussars Sherman III 151239 Complete Armament overhaul.

    13/18 R. Hussars Sherman III 151863 Complete Armament overhaul.

    13/18 R. Hussars Sherman III 228769 Complete Armament overhaul.

    13/18 R. Hussars Sherman III 228789 Overhaul of traversing gear.

    13/18 R. Hussars Sherman III 212741 Overhaul of traversing gear.

    13/18 R. Hussars Sherman V 148477 Repairs to 17 pounder.

    13/18 R. Hussars Sherman V 147946 DD New mounting fitted for 75 mm gun.

    13/18 R. Hussars Sherman V 148477 Replace engine assy fitted, Traverse o/h.

    13/18 R. Hussars. Sherman III 152038 Modifications, Quick Fix Armour.

    13/18 R. Hussars Sherman III 152262 Modifications, Quick Fix Armour.

    13/18 R. Hussars Sherman III 151213 Suspension O/H, replacement engine, fit new boxes [??].

    13/18 R. Hussars Sherman III 147124 Repairs to final drive, Gun elevating repairs.

    13/18 R. Hussars Sherman V 212672 Mods, Quick Fix Armour, N/S front gouge filled in.

    13/18 R. Hussars Sherman III 151232 Modifications, Quick Fix Armour.

    13/18 R. Hussars Sherman III 145662 Modifications, Quick Fix Armour, Weld plate R.H. side.

    13/18 R. Hussars Sherman III 152270 Engine removal for clutch o/h, misc o/h.

    13/18 R. Hussars Sherman V 228557 DD Replacement power unit, Electrical o/h, & W/T.

    13/18 R. Hussars Stuart III 231252 O/H 37 mm Gun, Repairs to W/T & R/H stick.

    13/18 R. Hussars Sherman III 152944 Suspension o/h, Quick fix Armour, Misc repairs.

    13/18 R. Hussars Humber Scout Car 195738 Replacement transfer box and gear Box fitted.




     
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  2. Tom OBrien

    Tom OBrien Senior Member

    'B' Vehicles

    June 1944

    Nil

    July 1944

    Nil.

    Which suggests that someone else was looking after 13/18 Hussars 'B' vehicles.

    Regards

    Tom
     
  3. Tom,

    Many thanks again for these numbers.

    Sherman III T152270 was No.70 CAVALIER.

    Michel
     
  4. Sherman? T147161 "Balaclava" no. 10 RHQ AoS 51 on red
    Sherman? "Twelth Knight" no.12 RHQ
    Sherman V T211770 "Spiteful" no. 52 showing 27 Arm Bde sign

    Sherman DD T228557 no. 43
    Sherman? "Boleyn" no. 47
    Sherman? "Borgia" no.48
    Sherman? "Boudicea" no.49 all B Sqn

    Sherman? "Charmer"
    Sherman? "Conquest" no. 66 both C Sqn

    Shermam DD no.71

    and from 1940 (if you want to go that far back) Light Tank MkVIB T5112 RMY466 AoS 2 on black 1st Infantry Division. (Sherman? means I haven't deduced the mark thereof!)
     
  5. Maybe I should of asked first! Are we collecting T numbers & names for 13/18 Hussars of only 1944 or all vehicles that we can find that were used by the regiment?
     
  6. KevinT

    KevinT Senior Member

    I have the following:-

    B Sqn
    BEATTY T146668 Sherman V 5 trp No. 57
    BLAKE T150120 Sherman V 5 trp
    BETH T141524 Sherman VC No. 58
    BOADICEA T147622 Sherman V 3 trp No. 49
    BORGIA T211711 Sherman V No. 48

    C Sqn
    CONQUEST T152156 Sherman III 1 trp No. 66
    CAMEO T146946 Sherman III 2 trp No. 69
    CAVALIER T152270 Sherman III 2 trp No. 70
    CHARMER T152277 Sherman III 2 trp No. 68
    CAROLE T228789 Sherman VC No. 71
    CHANCELLOR T151924 Sherman III
    CHIMER T147151 Sherman III
    COMRADE T152153 Sherman III No. 77

    RHQ
    BALACLAVA T147161 Sherman III No. 10
    NORMANDY T152144 Sherman III No. 13
    ROBERT THE BRUCE T147335 Sherman V

    Also have names for a Valentine and Chaffees that yet to be confirmed used on Shermans.

    Cheers

    Kevin
     
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  7. Kevin T
    A bit out of field. I've found a letter authority for AoS numbers and colours that is NOT in Hodges/Taylor. In fact, it is dated between the Home Forces Letter Authority of 25 Jan '41 and the next quoted of 31 Dec '42 being dated 3 June '41. It covers

    A. standard marking for divisions - but only has an Infantry Division.
    B. standard markings for Independent Infantry Brigades and Independent Brigade Groups - especially interesting!
    C. standard markings for Corps Troops
    D. blocks of numbers for named RAC, RA, RE, RASC, RAOC, RAPC, Provost, separate Pioneer Corps Salvaghe units and Miscellaneous Units.Presumably all Home Forces/GHQ units

    The date fits because, allocated 150, is 2nd Household Cavalry Motor Bn which was formed 19/11/40 and converted to armoured cars 15/9/41.

    The papers were in pretty bad condition when I had them copied by PRO. I've never seen another reference to this letter. Is this the place to post it? I'll have to type the whole thing out as its pretty much black-out with that lovely browned paper!
     
  8. KevinT

    KevinT Senior Member

    Hi Christian,

    Yes please post it any additional information is always useful to someone.

    Cheers

    Kevin
     
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