WE of pack transport company (Animal Transport Company)

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  1. Hi,
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    Regards
    Shams
     
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  2. Dave55

    Dave55 Very Senior Member Patron

    Assume the "Machine Carbines .45 inch" are Thompsons? A firearm with a 10.5" barrel is a pretty short carbine. Was there some aversion to calling them submachine guns or machine pistols? Too German sounding?
     
  3. Gary Kennedy

    Gary Kennedy Member

    The same term was used for the Sten on WE tables and other documents, though in this case does refer to the Thompson. I don't know if it was a deliberate choice to avoid comparison with the machine pistol term of the Germans, the US went for the now universal title of submachine gun.

    Gary
     
  4. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    Do we suppose that R.I.A.S.C. War Establishments for this unit type were identical?

    Thank you for posting them, Shams.
     
  5. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Not in 1940 at Dunkirk ;)
     
  6. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    Bugger.
     
  7. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    To be fair I haven't checked it properly. I said no just because I know the Force K6 never had Thompson's in 1940.
     
  8. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    I have some RIASC donkey diaries somewhere.
    I'm going to see whether anything matches up.
     

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