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If you haven't already done so, it might be worthwhile asking on www.comandosupremo.com
This is a snippet someone sent me I daren't think how many years ago...
"When the 8th Bersaglieri arrived on ASI (Africa Settentrionale
Italiana), it had a Battaglione Motociclisti (motorcycle battalion) so
AT Section (Plotone Controcarro)
3 PAK 37/45 (german PAK 37)
3 motorcycle companies
3 motorcycle platoons (Motociclisti)
1 motorcycle MG platoon (Motomitraglieri)
For a TOE of 21 Officers and 709 NCO/Soldiers all armed with the
Moschetto (musket) 91/38, a shortened version of the Carcano 91/38 or the Beretta M 34 as sidearm and an heavy equipment of 27 FM Breda 30 and 12 Mitragliatrici FIAT 35....
Inside the Regiment there also were two motorized battalion with a
Plotone Controcarro (3 PAK 37)
1 MG platoon
For 17 CO and 435 NCO/Bersaglieri."