Lorried Inf Bde in Brit Armd Divs

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Lorried Inf Bde in Brit Armd Divs

Post by Reb » Fri Jan 05, 2007 8:13 am

Other than the organic truck companies were there any weapons, equipment or organizational differences between the infantry brigades attached to armoured divisions and a regular infantry brigades?

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Post by Kelvin » Fri Jun 04, 2010 8:48 am

infantry battalion in infantry brigades were 845 men and battalion in armoured division were 849 men

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Post by nigelfe » Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:08 am

Motorised (AKA lorried infantry I think) were standard infantry with their own RASC vehicles. Motor battalions (ie those in armd bde and all from RB and KRRC I believe) were very different. Basically 3 motor companies with platoons having their own half-tracks and a scout pl. Support coy being 3 anti-tk pls (each 4 guns towed by Lloyd carriers) and 2 MMG pls (also 4 guns) in universal carriers. No mortars, no carrier pl, no pnr pl.

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Re: Lorried Inf Bde in Brit Armd Divs

Post by John Hilly » Fri Oct 01, 2010 3:07 am

Here's somethig more... The 7th Armoured Division. Exellent data of the Lorried, also!

http://www.ian.a.paterson.btinternet.co.uk/index.htm

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Re: Lorried Inf Bde in Brit Armd Divs

Post by Reb » Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:42 am

Great stuff. I love dry, boring organizational charts! My wife always checks the back of a book before buying it before to be sure it lots of that.

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