Website 8th Rifle Brigade (11th Armoured Division)

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  1. harkness

    harkness Well-Known Member

    According to the late Bill Gray, 23rd Hussars, the tank commander in Malines is 'Matelot' Stephens (first name unknown).

    The lady below is the 'baby':

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  2. 8RB

    8RB Well-Known Member

    For the 8th Rifle Brigade, Christmas 1944 was celebrated in 1945. In December 1944, they had other engagements: they were called upon to fight the Germans in the Ardennes. Christmas was only finally celebrated on 21 January 1945, in Bree, Belgium. Photo: G Company’s Christmas dinner table. On it some cans of English beer. See also: D-Day to VE-Day - 8th Rifle Brigade


    8RB G Coy Christmas table Bree Belgium - 21 Jan 45.jpeg
     
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  3. harkness

    harkness Well-Known Member

    I like that shaft of light streaming in. Wonder who sat in that place....
     
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  4. 8RB

    8RB Well-Known Member

    Whoever it was, he won't have seen much of his companions... ;)
     
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  5. harkness

    harkness Well-Known Member

    They would have seen him all right :wacko:
     
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  6. 8RB

    8RB Well-Known Member

    This weekend, I finally "finished" and added organisation schedules for all companies in the 8th Rifle Brigade (the Motor Battalion of the 11th Armoured Division), to http://8thriflebrigade.co.uk/organisation-8th-rifle-brigade/. Some of these schedules however are still far from complete. Any additional information would be much appreciated!!!

    If proof were needed, the schedules certainly confirm that life as a platoon commander was an extremely risky job...

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