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From CRME/1578/3 AFV - Armd Car situation ME 26.08.42
4 SAAC Regt; WE of 20 Daimler and 38 Marmon Herrington with holdings of 19 and 38
6 SAAC Regt; WE of 58 Marmon Herrington with holdings of 55
3 SA Recce; WE of 18 Daimler and 98 Marmon Herrington with holdings of 98 MH
All three units were to move to a WE of 20 Daimler and 38 MH
Later notes for the Marmon Herrington refer to the MkIII, with a total required of 328 across all Br/SA units. Re MkIV it notes "The arrival of the MkIV MHAC will ease the Armd Car situation enormously. Until these cars arrive, however, any increase in wastage will mean that a number of Armd Car Regts may well have to be put of the road for a period."
From CRME/1578/3 AFV Armd Cars Mideast - 10.10.42
4 SAAC Regt; WE of 20 Daimler and 38 MHAC with holdings of 18 and 36
6 SAAC Regt; WE of 58 MHAC with holdings of 1 Daimler and 38 MHAC (also auth 2 AEC with none held)
3 SA Recce; WE of 6 Daimler and 58 MHAC with holdings of 4 and 58
4 SAAC Regt and 3 SA Recce are noted as to move to 15 Daimler, 43 MHAC and 3 AEC each, with 6 SAAC now on 58 MHAC and 3 AEC. Notes state that MkIV MHACs had still not arrived and meant a serious shortage of the type up to Jan43, though UK and US 'intake' should remedy matters from Feb43. States that if 3 SA Recce is withdrawn to train as the 1 SA Armd Div recce unit they will not need to be up to WE.
Note that 58 Armd Cars matches for the three issues of the Armd Car Regt WE issued by the British for the ME; the 3 AECs is mentioned as an extra allowance but there look to have been a dozen at most in hand.
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