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 Post subject: Tactical Markings
PostPosted: Thu 12 Nov 2009 16:59 pm 
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Can anyone point me in the direction of the tactical markings for the 58th (Duke of Wellington’s) Anti-Tank Regiment RA  :help:

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Any idea what formations they were attached to during the period in question?  :?:

I'm not very good at this sort of thing but I'll have a look.  :idea:

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46 (North Midland) Infantry Division, 1st Army Tunisia 1943, or 46 (North Midland) Infantry Division, X Core, 5th US Army Salerno in
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Best Guess so far:

You can find the divisonal symbol here (scroll down):
http://www.petergh.f2s.com/flashes.html#infdiv

I'm tring to find the regimental marking, if there was one.....I'm guessing this is for the 17pdr?  :?:

If this is the case, unless you are building a tow-vehicle, you should be OK with just the divisional symbol, plus any standard 17pdr markings (Were there any?  :?: ), at least until something better comes to light.  :idea:

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Sorry had to edit it!  :oops:

Fixed now!  :idea:

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Thanks Andy  :D

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 Post subject: Tank Names and Markings
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Im looking for the best resource for the Names and Markings for Royal Tank Regiment Vehicles during WWII. Specifically, 1st RTR whilst operating in North Africa. I've heard about the B.T.White book, but it tends to be a bit pricey.
Also, is there a good online explanation of how the RTR would have been organised during this period, and what the actual markings mean. I have looked at the Armoured Acorn site which is good, but a 'markings for dummies' type site would be best :airhead:


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 Post subject: Re: Tactical Markings
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1st Army serials are in Hodges and Taylor, marking is 46 red/blue, formation sign is green Oak tree, brown trunk on black rectangle. As of July 1943, same for infantry div. and 77 R/B for armoured Div.


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 Post subject: Re: Tactical Markings
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With the Airfix Crusader III are these tactical markings :arrow:
White 86 on red field is for Queen’s Bays, 9th Lancers, 10th Hussars 1st Armoured Division
White 40 on red field, white 52 on red field and white 67 on red field, which I guess indicate some of the following :arrow:
    22nd Armoured Brigade – 1RTR, 5RTR and 4th County of London Yeomanry 7th Armoured Division
    8th Armoured Brigade – 3RTR, Nottinghamshire Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry, Staffordshire Yeomanry 10th Armoured Division
    24th Armoured Brigade – 41RTR, 45RTR, 47RTR
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    9th Armoured Brigade – 3rd Hussars, Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry, Warwickshire Yeomanry 2nd New Zealand Division
but which for which :scratch:

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 Post subject: Re: Tactical Markings
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One gap filled :D
7th Armoured Division - 22nd Armoured Brigade – 40 = 1RTR, 86 = 5RTR, 67 = 4th County of London Yeomanry

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 Post subject: Re: Tactical Markings
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Another one...

2NZ Div Black 50
9 Armd Bde Red 50
3rd (King's Own) Hussars Red 51
Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry Red 52
The Warwickshire Yeomanry Red 53

http://www.montegabbione.net/battaglia_16-06-1944_EN.html

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 Post subject: Re: Tactical Markings
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 Post subject: Re: Tactical Markings
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Be careful with the AOS on desert units, they changed three times between late 1941 and October 1942. 22nd A.B were the junior brigade at Alamein and their numbers were on green.


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 Post subject: Re: Tactical Markings
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Mike, are your AOS markings available to buy yet?


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 Post subject: Re: Tactical Markings
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Sorry, but my AOS sheets are not even finished planning. Got hung up on RA signs months ago and not followed on since then. I now don't know whether I will be able to produce any more since my colleague that did the computer artwork died recently. I do have the four sheets for the formation signs already. BTW the original question was about tactical signs, i.e. those indicating squadrons or companies. The debate fell into arm of service and formation signs, i.e. those that indicate regiments then divisions etc. evidently an error of terminology.


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