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Old 06-04-18, 16:24
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Originally Posted by MicS View Post
The photo from Marcel van Hoepen is fantastic, as it shows that T 148656, or at least its flail jib, previously belonged to 22 Dragoons (cf the cleanly painted AoS number '51' showing under the fading overcoat and '52'), which may explain why no turret number nor name is visible on any of the photos of this tank. Or perhaps would Marcel have more photos, of this and/or other tanks?
Michel, I have attached the other photos Marcel posted.

Interesting you mention that T 148656 previously belonged to 22 Dragoons. I was wondering why it did not have a name nor turret number and was already trying to sift through your 1st Lothians and Border Yeomanry list of vehicle names, to look for possible contenders. I realise that list pre-dates Infatuate II by 6 months, so in the meantime a lot could have changed.

Do you have any information on the other vehicle's names, turret numbers, census numbers?

Would the 1LBH war dairy not have a list of vehicles and crews loaded on each LCT?

Thanks for any further help in this research!

Hanno


Note - all pictures courtesy of Marcel van Hoepen from Westkapelle:
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