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gjkennedy wrote:The earliest one that was of interest to me was Headquarters Armoured Division (Egypt) which was dated 15th November 1939, though there were ones prior to that for localised requirements.
The first concerted group of ME specific tables for Armd Div units appear during Feb to May 1942, with the Inf Bn WE effective from April 1942. There is a definite lag as regards the Armd Regt, Armd C Regt and Motor Bn, all of which only get dedicated ME WEs with effective date during August 1942. The Motor Bns had certainly begun to reorganise prior to that, and likewise the Armd Regts were on varying mixes of tanks much earlier. I have a draft email waiting for the RGJ Museum to see if they have anything in their archives providing more detail on the changes to Motor Bns in the desert, in the hopes some eager officer took some notes, and the even greater hope that they survived to be archived! I suspect it might be an expensive exercise though, and possibly a futile one, but I still have a feeling there's a document sitting somewhere that will answer quite a few questions for me!
Hey, a bloke can dream, can't he?
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