Old armoured formations - Histories

#1
Excuse the punt but I am reading The Generals by Robert Lyman; about the Burma and Malaya campaigns. He mentioned a number of (independent?) armoured Bdes. Do these formations have histories and does anyone maintain them (a la Regimental museums)? It would be a shame if no-one cared (but I suppose if the regiments cared then it would be something).

Thanks for any info.
 
#2
7 Armd Bde was transferred from N Africa to Burma and took part in the retreat. When 14 Army went back in, it seems to have had 3 Indian Armoured Brigades under command.
For an overview, you could try to get Bryan Perrett's Tank Tracks to Rangoon. One of its regiments was 2 RTR and there are 20 pages of their story in the easier-to-find Battles With Panzers: Monty's Tank Battalions: 1 RTR & 2 RTR at War by Patrick Delaforce.
 
#3
Check out the Tank Museum at Bovington. The library might have some stuff in their archives.

Alternatively check out their war diaries at The National Archives at Kew.
 
#4
26 Armd operated in Tunisia independently in 1942/3
 
#6
Thought I'd take the opportunity to post this on here.
27th.Arm.Bgd. worn by family member of 13/18th.Hussars on D.Day.
I'm afraid the gold seahorse and blue background have lost their colours over the years; pic below about actual size , but worth enlarging to see detail.
 

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jarrod248 said:
Benghazibandit,
the 13/18th Hussars regimental museum is at Cannon hall in Barnsley - not much in there though.
Just a few old milk floats and a fine display of lactation delivery recepticles.
It's also worth noting the popular Regimental March
 
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jarrod248 said:
Fat_Cav said:
jarrod248 said:
Benghazibandit,
the 13/18th Hussars regimental museum is at Cannon hall in Barnsley - not much in there though.
Just a few old milk floats and a fine display of lactation delivery recepticles.
It's also worth noting the popular Regimental March
Quite right the farms around the back.
That's for recreation :wink:
 

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#10
BenghaziBandit said:
That surprises me, I thought it would be at Light Dragoons HQ in Newcastle.
LD have maintained both 15/19H Museum at Newcastle and 13/18H Museum at Barnsley.
 

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