73 General Transport Company - Italy

Discussion in 'RASC' started by Richard Smith, Nov 16, 2019.

  1. Richard Smith

    Richard Smith Member

    Hi everyone.

    Had an on-and-off project for a few years now tracing through the service records of my great uncle, a RASC soldier in WW2. He seems to have spent most of his time with 73 General Transport Company (in the UK until Dec 1942, North Africa until Jul 1943, Italy from Jul 1943 and then a gap ... until apparently appearing in Italy in Jan 1945 before heading to Haifa.

    In the time since I got most of my war diary copies made, National Archives seem to have significantly increased their prices (the ones I have were about £50 for several years worth of records, I recently requested some other stuff and the cost came back as £200!), and I can't quite get there for a visit just yet.

    Does anyone have any further information on 73 General Transport Company, particularly in Italy?

    Also struggling to work out which Div or Bde the company supported - but that can wait.

  2. Tom OBrien

    Tom OBrien Senior Member

  3. Richard Smith

    Richard Smith Member

    Thanks for the information - most appreciated.
  4. hutt

    hutt Member

    Here is a brief mention that confirms they were part of Operation Husky DSC07314.JPG
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  5. Richard Smith

    Richard Smith Member

    Wow, that's really good!

    In this context is W/E "war establishment" or something else? Just curious as to what the numbers mean (III/116/2 etc).


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