6Pdr Gun and Crew Germany 1945 Dorset Regiment Photos

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  1. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    6Pdr A/TK Gun and Crew Germany 1945. Photos of Dorset Regiment in Germany, 1945. They are either 4th or 5th (TA) Battalion. Photos include ones of German POWs, a Dorset CSM ? and several of their 6 Pdr Anti Tank gun with there crews and Carrier to tow the gun.. On the reverse of one is written 'Reichswald Forest' and on another 'Klein Munster'and two with German pows. Most of the photos were taken at the end of the war or just before. Shame there are no names with the photos.
    Keith . Photos from my collection.
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  2. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    A few more and the backs of the photos. Anyone know what the AKK sign in the photo is. The CSM looks a tough guy. One of the guys is wearing a pixie suite [Tank Suite].
    Keith.
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  4. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    Is it not A/TK as in anti-tank? Nice photos by the way
     
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  5. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    There was a CSM Frank Edward Porter MID in D Coy, 4th Battalion, but i dont know what Coy are in the photos.
    This is on one of the 6Pdr A/TK guns with 2?? on it 2DT? 2OT?. Thanks AB64

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  6. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    FireShot Capture 163 - FROM NORMANDY TO THE WESER The War History of the Fourth Battalion dos.png This book is on the 4th and 5th, that i dont have.
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  7. stolpi

    stolpi Well-Known Member

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    Judging by the weather and the dry ground, both pictures of the Reichswald probably were taken in March 1945, prior to the Rhine Crossing. The 43rd Wessex Div (incl. both Dorset Regiments) at the time was acting as a follow-up formation in the 30 Corps Rhine crossing at Rees and at stand by in the Reichswald.

    See: RHINE CROSSING 1945: The Rees bridgehead (30 Corps in operation 'Turnscrew').

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  8. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    In one of the photos he has this rifle, not 100% its a No4 303 Lee Enfield, the barrel looks not to have any wood up to the end of the foresight.
    Keith
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