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Old 20-03-17, 06:29 PM
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Default Universal carrier, Mark I.

IWM (D 12427) Women war workers from J & F Pool Ltd, a small West Country arms factory, travel to a test range in a Universal carrier, Mark I. They have been rewarded by the Ministry of Supply for producing 1 million mortar bombs with a trip to see some of their handiwork in action.



What aout the "rose"on the front fender...which unit does it represent ????
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Remember going to Duxford with my father many years ago and there was a Bren Gun Carrier (same-similar to this?) in one of the displays...he began explaining all about it as its one of the vehicles he drove during ww11, trouble is, he lit a roll up! ( chain smoker, issued cigarettes during the war= hooked) and got told to put it out by a security guard, from then on wherever we went in that hanger / building, the guard (rightly) followed us!
embarrassed or what!
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The sign is the red rose of 55th Division.
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The number "56" on the other side of the carriers, suggests that they belonged to the 2nd battalion of the senior brigade of the division. In Sept 1940 this was 2/4th South Lancashire Regt, 164th Infantry Brigade. In May 1942 this was 1/4th South Lancashire Regt, 164th Infantry Brigade.
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