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Some years ago, someone sent me a download of a chart listing all the tanks in the 1st Northamptonshire Yeomanry. Unfortunately, after several computer changes, I seem to have lost it :oops: I remember that they were named after Northamptonshire villages - Long Bucky was misspelt :roll: Does anyone know where I might find such information :help:

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PostPosted: Sun 30 Jul 2017 20:10 pm 
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Hi Ratch,

I have a .pdf chart with pretty much all the British tank names listed which you can have if you like. Sounds like it's the same document to me. I can't remember where I sourced it unfortunately - I can email it to you from my phone though,

A Squadron seem to be named for (heroic) Russian towns
B Squadron seem to be named for US states (with a few exceptions)
C Squadron seem to be named for Northants villages ( with, as you note, Long Buckley (sic) and Creation (do they mean Creaton, I wonder?)

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PostPosted: Sun 30 Jul 2017 20:22 pm 
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Hi Piers, you could send it via the ATF email as I pick those up 8-)

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PostPosted: Sun 30 Jul 2017 20:29 pm 
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Sent to the admin@atf address - enjoy!

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Thank-you very much :cheers:

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PostPosted: Sun 30 Jul 2017 21:06 pm 
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Most welcome boss!

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PostPosted: Mon 31 Jul 2017 18:38 pm 
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Tracked down where I found it; here's the latest version:

http://mmpbooks.biz/mmp/tables/Vehicle_Names_V3.pdf

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Does anyone know if Long Buckby and Creaton were actually wrong on the tanks (seems unlikely if there were any local men in the troop) or just mis-copied onto the archive (seems much more likely)?

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Not sure DD, but the list also has Stoke Brueme, which is presumably meant to be Stoke Bruerne. I can't see Northants troopers getting any of those wrong, so in the absence of evidence to the contrary, I'd go with them being mis-copies. There's also a Belograd, which I expect should be Belgorod.

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Thanks, Piers, I hadn't got as far as Stoke Bruerne yet, although I now see that they also appropriated Stony Stratford, so someone obviously had a mistaken sense of geography. Would have allowed them Old Stratford, since that's the 'wrong' side of the river, but they don't seem to have picked that up - or my parents' old village of Tiffield.

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Thanks for the update :cheers:

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