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Re: 33rd Armoured Brigade / 148TH RAC
« Reply #18 on: Saturday 10 January 09 16:23 GMT (UK) »
Hello

I have seen your message and my grandad served in 1st northampton yeomanry as a tank driver.
Do you still require additional information about the regiment and if so what would you like to know.

My grandad told my dad and myself alot of stories about the war and about where the regiment was posted. I also have a book about 1st northampton yeomanry printed in 1946 which was given to all the survivers of the regiment.

Hopefully will hear from you soon.
Cheryl

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Re: 33rd Armoured Brigade / 148TH RAC
« Reply #19 on: Saturday 10 January 09 16:28 GMT (UK) »
Cheryl....

Your granddad was a very lucky man!

Most of the Npton Yeomanry were wiped out at Caen...

Have you seen the diorama at Northampton Drill Hall in Clare St??

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            Find my body near the wall.

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Re: 33rd Armoured Brigade / 148TH RAC
« Reply #20 on: Saturday 10 January 09 16:44 GMT (UK) »
No I haven't been there hopefully i can go this year with the rest of my family.

My grandad was lucky he was wounded in his arm and chest when driving his tank but managed to survive!

It spent 6 months recovering and then re joined the regiment in March 1945 and then went across the Rhine into Germany.

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Re: 33rd Armoured Brigade / 148TH RAC
« Reply #21 on: Saturday 10 January 09 16:51 GMT (UK) »
Hello Cheryl,
And thank you for your interest and kind message.
Yes I am still searching what happened to my father-in-law after his regiment (148th Rac) was disbanded in August 1944. He was posted as SLO (Senior Liaison Officer) to the Brigade Headquarters Squadron of the 33rd Armoured Brigade, but I don't know what he did afterwards. I know he went to Holland then Germany.
If you had any stories about the Rhine crossing, the battles in North Europe I would be delighted to read them.
Thanks in advance and all by best wishes for 2009,

Annick
STOREY :† Lambeth, Bermondsey, Dawlish
SUMMERS :† Walworth, East Dulwich
Winckler: South India

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Re: 33rd Armoured Brigade / 148TH RAC
« Reply #22 on: Saturday 10 January 09 16:54 GMT (UK) »
Did you have any luck with the museum or that Berty chap??
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Re: 33rd Armoured Brigade / 148TH RAC
« Reply #23 on: Saturday 10 January 09 16:55 GMT (UK) »
Cheryl

There is a small display at the Drill Hall, and some more at Abington Park Museum.

You may need to speak to someone at the Drill Hall to get in...

 
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Re: 33rd Armoured Brigade / 148TH RAC
« Reply #24 on: Saturday 10 January 09 17:00 GMT (UK) »
Hello Scrimnet,

Berty was a very good help and gave me some precious advises and info.
Unfortunately I never got any answer from the Tank Museum although I was prepared to send them some pictures of my father-in-law and his tanks.

Best wishes to you too...
Annick
STOREY :† Lambeth, Bermondsey, Dawlish
SUMMERS :† Walworth, East Dulwich
Winckler: South India

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Re: 33rd Armoured Brigade / 148TH RAC
« Reply #25 on: Saturday 10 January 09 17:17 GMT (UK) »
Hello Annick

Best wishes for 2009 to you as well.

I will look at the book I have today as it mentions lots of people in the regiment and see if I can find your father-in-laws name in there and put some information about the Rhine Crossing and also where they went after that. Please bear with me for a few days as I need to refresh my memory but I will put some information on here soon.

I believe that you father in law was originally in the 2nd Northampton Yeomanry which was disbanded on 15 August 1944 and then survivors were posted to the 1st Northamptonshire Yeomanry.

I also have a list of all personal who served in the regiment  who were killed or wounded I donít know if this is of any interest to you but you can have a copy if you wish.

Finally, do you know if you father-in-law used to have his laundry cleaned by the advance laundry in South East London as my grandad told us that he met a sgt from his regiment when he was working after the war. I believe this may have been your father in law.

Kind Regards
Cheryl

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Re: 33rd Armoured Brigade / 148TH RAC
« Reply #26 on: Saturday 10 January 09 17:18 GMT (UK) »
Hello Scrimnet,

I will let my dad know about the drill hall and he can hopefully arrange that!

Thank you
Cheryl