British Armoured Regiment, 1944

Sherman Mk.V tank of 1st (Armoured) Battalion Coldstream Guards, 1:76 Model Kit Matchbox 40071

Sherman Mk.V tank of the Guards Armoured Division. The vehicle has been converted from a Sherman Mk.V Firefly by shortening the gun barrel. The yellow triangle tactical sign indicates that the vehicle is from A Squadron 1st (Armoured) Battalion Coldstream Guards, the second armoured regiment in the brigade. Armoured regiments and infantry battalions of the division were cross-attached to form battlegroups like the Irish Guards Group which spearheaded the advance of 30th Corps toward Arnhem, or the Coldstream Guards Battlegroup which captured Lingen on the Ems river in 1945.

British Armoured Regiment 1944

  • Regimental Headquarters:
    • 4 Sherman or Cromwell tanks
    • 1 M3 half-track
    • 1 Jeep
    • 2 Sherman ARVE recovery vehicles
    • Additional Signal Troops may be attached
    • Additional REME L.A.D. (Light Aid Detachment) recovery and repair vehicles may be attached
  • Headquarters Squadron: (Squadron symbol: diamond)
    • Headquarters
      • 2 Jeeps
      • 1 15 cwt truck
    • Administration Troop
      • 8 motorcycles
      • 6 Jeeps
      • 3 15 cwt trucks
      • 1 15 cwt water truck
      • 16 3 ton supply trucks
      • 2 recovery half-tracks
      • 3 medical half-tracks
    • Reconnaissance Troop
      • 12 M3 Stuart light tanks
    • Intercommunication Troop
    • Anti-aircraft Troop
      • 8 Crusader anti-aircraft tanks
  • A Squadron: (Squadron symbol: triangle)
    • Headquarters
      • 2 Sherman or Cromwell tanks
      • 3 half-tracks
      • 2 15 cwt trucks
      • 12 3 ton trucks
      • 1 Sherman ARVE recovery vehicle
    • 1st Troop
      • 3 Sherman or Cromwell tanks
      • 1 Sherman Firefly
    • 2nd Troop
      • 3 Sherman or Cromwell tanks
      • 1 Sherman Firefly
    • 3rd Troop
      • 3 Sherman or Cromwell tanks
      • 1 Sherman Firefly
    • 4th Troop
      • 3 Sherman or Cromwell tanks
      • 1 Sherman Firefly
  • B Squadron: (same as A Squadron. Squadron symbol: square)
  • C Squadron: (same as A Squadron. Squadron symbol: circle)

Troop and vehicle numbers were normally displayed inside the colourcoded squadron tactical sign. Some vehicles carried only the squadron tactical sign, others displayed the troop/vehicle numbers on the rear of the turret stowage bins.

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British Miniatures of World War Two