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Old 17-02-18, 22:35
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Old 17-06-18, 23:20
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Originally Posted by MicS View Post
Thanks a lot for posting this close-up. The turret number '21' is consistent with 'A' Squadron, and would make this tank part of 2 Troop 'A' Sqn 1 Lothians.

Other markings are not readable but could include the AoS number '52', the tank name and T-number, plus maybe some loading code:

The name of the tank should be one of these four, since No.20 was RHODERICK DHU T212645, see

Hello Michel,

As I saw you reference to a Sherman Crab named "ROB ROY", I attched a picture of "ROB ROY IV" taken during a demonstration in the Netherlands shortly after WW2:

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Old 31-07-18, 23:33
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Default Standard British building/bridging element?

What exactly would be the name / official designation for this cage-shaped thing carried by the lads on the first photo below,
used as "crib grillage" for basing Bailey Bridges,
and apparently pretty standard given the numbers used in the second photo (Monty's Bridge in Caen):


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Old 31-07-18, 23:56
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Smile Answer found...

as often, in

So these are "Christchurch Crib bridging supports" or simply "Christchurch Cribs"

More on this page (search for 'Christchurch'):

where we (or at least, I ) learn that its offical name is "Bridging Crib 20 ton"


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