Army Rumour Service
So, the accepted myth is the poor old 75mm Sherman was inferior to a MkIV, had no chance against a Panther, and was just a range target for a Tiger…
4. Lt Fearn engaged a PANTHER side on with his 75mm and APC. It was moving about 12mph at 80yds range and he brewed it up with one hit through the vertical plate above the back bogie.
He saw his Sqn Comd engage a TIGER (previously examined by us) on the road. At 120yds the TIGER was head on. The 75mm put 3 shots on it and the crew baled out without firing. He put 3 more in .....
A Brigadier is to appear before a court martial – making him the most senior officer to be put on trial by the British Army since 1952, it is believed.
Brigadier Charles Beardmore, 51, faces charges of ‘negligently performing his duty’, but sources have told The Mail on Sunday that the case involves an allegation of fraud.
He was until recently the highest-ranking member of the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) in Germany, controlling a budget of millions of pounds.
The Army will launch a revamped £3m recruitment advertising campaign focussing on comradeship among soldiers, after commanders admitted previous attempts were failing to turn around a worsening manning shortfall.
New television adverts beginning on Saturday will advertise the “unique lasting bonds of friendship” found in the Army and will replace a campaign boasting of the skills soldiers can learn.
The strategy change comes as the latest Ministry of Defence figures show the regular Army has now dipped just below 79,000 soldiers, nearly four percent below the target of 82,000.
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