Good morning All, I've read with great interest the posts by Trux and Paul Reed on the organisation of Motor Battalions in Normandy. In trying to draw up an accurate organisational table for 1st Btn Rifle Brigade, I've run into something of a problem at the Company HQ level and was hoping someone might be able to point me towards some definitive evidence. The issue surrounds 'scout cars'. In Malcolm Bellis's '21st Army Group Organisation and Markings', he shows the Company HQ having 3 x Carriers, 2 x Scout Cars, 1 x 15-cwt. In various publications there is an apparent anomaly over what is being described. It is also clear that different records use a variety of different terms when describing vehicles used for a similar purpose. 'Scout Car' can mean Humber Scout, Daimler Scout (Dingo), or M3A1 White Scout Car. 15-cwt armoured truck usually implies the M3A1 White, though they are also sometimes just described as 15-cwt truck. When I originally drew up a chart for my book on Villers-Bocage, I concluded that the scout cars in CHQ were Humbers. This was based on conversation with Christopher Milner, who had been at the time 2i/c 'A' Company, and he thought they had the type, though he also said that this may have been later in the campaign. He had a picture of himself standing in front of a Humber Scout - in Germany, early 1945. Additionally, I have a photograph of one of the company commanders of 2 KRRC, who would have been similarly composed, also in a Humber Scout taken in about October 1944. So why the misgivings? The thread on WW2Talk penned by Trux is clearly working from an official document, although the source is unspecified and the thread dates to 2010. In it he shows 15cwt armoured truck but with the caveat 'organisation assumes the use of 15cwt armoured 4 X 4 trucks (White Scout Cars)'. Ludovic Fortin's book on the British Soldier has an organisational table for a Motor Battalion which also shows the M3A1 Scout at CHQ level The trouble is, this makes a lot of sense as it is visually similar to the main transport - the M9A1 half-track and would appear to fulfill the role better given that the crew loads suggest four bodies - which would be impossible in a Humber. To further muddy the waters, I've recently read that 8 RB replaced their White Scout Cars with half-tracks in CHQs during the Spring of 1944. As they performed an identical role as 1 RB it got me wondering whether they might have done the same. Coming back to Villers-Bocage, I have an extensive collection of photographs covering 1 RB's knocked out vehicles, but not a single Scout car (of any type) that could be attributed to them. There are a number of M9A1 half-tracks photographed. Any thoughts - particularly if they can be attributed to a source - would be much appreciated.