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  British 7th Armoured Division - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 7th Armoured Division (known as the "Desert Rats") of the British Army was the most famous unit of its type in British service during World War II.
It was a regular division in the Middle East, designated the Mobile Division at first, renamed the Armoured Division (Egypt) in September 1939, and finally 7th Armoured Division on 16 February 1940.
The Division remained in Germany as part of the occupation forces and then into the 1950s as part of the British Army of the Rhine standing watch against the Warsaw Pact.
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 1st Armored Division, Division Chronicle
The division alerted Combat Command C (CCC), which was then moving towards Sidi Bou Zid, for participation in the operation, but instead it was diverted to the Maizila Pass in the south.
The division's celebration in the Italian capital was short-lived, as VI Corps directed General Harmon to lead his division north to capture the airfield at Viterbo.
The division lost approximately 2500 men in the reorganization, as the 1st and 13th Armored Regiments and the 6th Armored Infantry converted to battalion structures.
www.army.mil /cmh-pg/matrix/1AD/1AD-cc.htm   (3556 words)

 MagWeb Europa: WWII North Africa: British vs. Italians: 57 Military History and Product Magazines
The British 7th Armoured Division was its model mobile force, and it was backed up by the 4th Indian Division and the 6'h Australian Division, the elite of both nation's armies.
The division, a mixture of "old sweats" and new volunteers, rode trucks painted with the division's symbol, a leaping kangaroo, to the battle area.
It was just possible for the division to move out with full vehicles 11th Hussars had already started; the rest of the division would move on the 5th, with barely 45 heavy tanks, 80 light tanks, two days' supplies of food and water, and two refills of ammunition.
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 Avalanche Press
The 7th Armoured then withdrew to the Nile Delta to refit, and was not at the front when the German Afrika Korps bundled the British back out of Libya in the spring of 1941.
The division refitted during the early months of 1942, but was in the front lines again by May for the Gazala battles, as shown at the tactical level in Desert Rats and at the operational level in our new Gazala 1942 game.
Afterwards the 7th Armoured refitted and reorganized into three brigades, two tank and one of motorized infantry as British organization finally started to recognize the shortage of foot soldiers in their armored divisions as compared to similar German or Italian formations.
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 Nase noviny - The M3/M5 (Honey/Stuart) Light Tank
In combat, the tactics used by the British against Rommel's Afrika-Korps were often a greater disadvantage than the natural disproportion of the vehicles armour and armament to actual battlefield conditions.
Conditions were for the most part similar for Germans and British alike, however, the lay-out of the fighting compartment, the roles of each member of the crew, as well as tactics used during tank battles proved to have decisive influence on the success of each engagement.
A gradual shift from riveted armour to welded turrets and later hulls could be seen throughout the development of the M3 and the M5.
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While all this was going on the 7th Armoured Brigade and the New Zealander Division had reinforced their positions around Sidi Rezegh airfield and thwarted attempts by the "Afrika" Division to retake it.
By noon the 7th Armoured Brigade was a pile of rubble, with a mere ten surviving cruisers escaping.
Scobie's 70th British Division along with 32nd Army Tank Brigade tolled over the Afrika and Bologna Divisions, and Rommel was forced to throw everything he had at them to close the hole in his Tobruk lines.
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 7th Armoured Brigade - History
7th Armored Brigade was raised as part of the newly formed 7th Armoured Division from garrison troops stationed in North Africa in 1938.
In early 1942 7th Armoured Brigade was moved to Burma - it arrived at Rangoon in February 1942 and was involved in the retreat through Burma to India during that year.
In 1959 the 7th Armoured Division was disbanded, but the history and name was carried on by the 7th Armoured Brigade.
www.army.mod.uk /7bde   (315 words)

 Wednesday, July 4, 1945
On Mindanao, the US 24th Division organizes an amphibious expeditionary force to liberate Sarangani Bay, in the south of the island, south of Davao.
Meanwhile, several thousand civilians in the city watch the arrival of the British occupation force.
The British 11th Hussars, the Armoured Car Regiment of the the British 7th Armoured Division (General L. Lyne) -- the "Desert Rats" -- arrived after a 14-hour, 120 mile (almost 200 km) march from the British occupation zone.
www.onwar.com /chrono/1945/jul45/04jul45.htm   (219 words)

 Business Software Review : Article 'Watch on the Rhine'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The British and Canadian task force was able to link up with six of the seven paratrooper-held bridges, but was unable to link up with the troops holding the bridge over the Rhine at Arnhem.
The result was the destruction of the British 1st Airborne Division.
In the last great amphibious operation of the war in Europe, British Commandos and Canadian troops captured the island in the late autumn of 1944, clearing the way for Antwerp to be opened and the solution to the critical logistical problems the Allies were suffering.
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 History of the 7th Armoured Division (Desert Rats) Main Page
The History of the British 7th Armoured Division
It's aim is to provide a point of reference for those who might be interested in the history of this division, the various regiments that served in it and the many actions it fought.
The site does not seek to glorify war, but rather to record the history and events of what is one of the most famous organisations that served in the British Army.
www.btinternet.com /~ian.a.paterson/main.htm   (257 words)

 The History of the British 7th Armoured Division - Desert Rats
The British 7th Armoured Division is one of the most famous formations that ever served in the British Army.
After the war the Division continued to serve in Germany, but in January 1948 it was disbanded, being perpetuated by 7th Armoured Brigade.
It was reformed in March 1949 and served with the British Army On the Rhine (BAOR) until it was finally disbanded in January 1957.
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 Desert Rats arm patch ? - Wehrmacht-Awards.com Militaria Forums   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Anyone know anything about British badges ?I got this badge with some RAD collar patches,I presume it is a Desert Rats arm patch,anyone know if it is and wether it is a wartime one.Thanks for any help.
Your patch is the second type patch for the British 7th Armoured Division, featuring the jerboa (desert rat).
Hi Stuart, the flash is a second pattern 7th Armoured Div as correctly identified earlier, but with a Royal Armoured Corps arm-of service strip beneath.
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 Dictionary of Meaning www.mauspfeil.net
{{British Army lists}} List of military divisions — '''List of British divisions in WWII''' This page is a list of United Kingdom British division (military) divisions that fought in World War II.
It is intended to provide a central point to access information about British formations of that size.
There you find a list of all editors and the possibility to edit the original text of the article British Divisions in WWII.
www.mauspfeil.net /British_Divisions_in_WWII.html   (179 words)

 missing-lynx.com - Reviews - Quarter Master's Depot British and Commonwealth Uniform Insignia: Sheet 35080, British 7th ...
Quarter Master's Depot British and Commonwealth Uniform Insignia: Sheet 35080, British 7th Armoured Division Insigina.
Each sheet provides the shoulder flashes and unit patches for the entire organic structure of the division listed (by unit, not quantity!) as well as specific officer insignia and stripes for enlisted soldiers.
The 7th Armoured sheet provides patches and flashes for a total of 16 different regiments or branches, and includes helmet flashes.
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 History of Iraq - The History Beat
BASRA, Iraq (AP) - British forces took control of the heart of Basra on Monday - ABC News - British troops met by few pockets of resistance and greeted by hundreds of people who shook their hands and...
The British 7th Armoured Brigade, the Desert Rats, were engaged in fierce fighting with Iraqi forces as they flanked the main thrust towards Baghdad by the 7th US Cavalry in Abrams tanks...
British military officials said they hoped to seize the key port of Umm Qasr before the day's end.
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 Operation Compass
Operation Compass objective was to halt the Italian forces but ended with a British victory by destroying 9 Italian divisions.
The first battle of the desert war, Operation Compass was originally envisaged as a spoiling attack, combined with a reconnaissance in force to disrupt the Italian forces that had advanced into Egypt in September 1940.
7th Armoured Division raced across desert to cut off the retreating Italians, and O'Connor's men destroyed 9 Italian divisions, took 130,000 prisoners.
www.war-art.com /operation_compass.htm   (633 words)

 GameSpot:Video Games PC Xbox 360 PS3 Revolution PSP DS PS2 PlayStation 2 GameCube GBA PlayStation 3   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Three Panzer divisions were originally formed under Heinz Guderian, chief of staff to the Inspectorate of Motorized Troops.
Rommel's famed Afrika Corps used similar tanks against the British in North Africa, and several of his missions are featured in the 21st Panzer Division's Career mode.
During the summer of 1994, a lone Tiger attached to the 501 Waffen SS Heavy Tank Battalion wreaked havoc against the famed Desert Rats of the British 7th Armoured Division, disabling or destroying 25 vehicles.
www.gamespot.com /features/panzer_sg/chp2_2.html   (234 words)

 Index of the Divisions of the British Army
Index of the Divisions of the British Army
7th Armoured Division [WW2], by Leslie J. Dinning.
History of the British 7th Armoured Division, by Ian A. Paterson
www.regiments.org /formations/lists/ukdivxref.htm   (107 words)

 General Officer Commanding - Indopedia, the Indological knowledgebase
General Officer Commanding (GOC) is the usual title given in the British Army to a general officer (of any rank) who commands a formation or other command.
Thus, a general might be the GOC II Corps or GOC 7th Armoured Division.
A general officer heading a particularly large or important command may be called a General Officer Commanding-in-Chief (GOC-in-C).
www.indopedia.org /GOC.html   (175 words)

 Antics, Unimax 1:32 British 7th Armoured Division Figure Set North Africa 1943 WW2 (83003)
Antics, Unimax 1:32 British 7th Armoured Division Figure Set North Africa 1943 WW2 (83003)
The advanced range has ultra fine detail with extra features and and accessories.
Well we all know the story of the Desert Rats and this set features troops of the British 7th Armoured Division in North Africa 1943.
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 What's New in MagWeb -- 110+ Military History and Product Magazines
B157: British 7th Armoured Division Mar. 4th-15th 1943 Battle of Medenine Tunisia North Africa
Force Structure: Army National Guard Divisions Could Augment Wartime Support Capability is a 1995 report outlining the various non-divisional shortages in the US Army and the need to use National Guard units to make up the force pool.
From the 1930s on, Hollywood, British Cinema, and 'Bollywood' have turned out a multitude of movies: here's capsule reviews of the best and worst about India, China/Far East, and Africa.
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 Fire and Fury Games - Links to related sites
The History of the British 7th Armoured Division "The Desert Rats"
"Tank Tracks" The History of the British 9th RTR, including the complete text of their informal Regimental History from Normandy to the end of the War.
Divisional History of the 5th Indian Division in Africa and Burma.
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 Osprey Military History Books : Vanguard Series
Vanguard books are concise 48 page, 248 x 184mm, paperbacks examining the design, development and operation of the machinery of war accompanied by 8 colour plates, artwork, photographs, maps and diagrams.
15 The Sherman Tank in British Service 1942-1945
19 Armour of the Middle East Wars 1948-1978
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 T. Cadman
Dibold, Hans Doctor at Stalingrad Hutchinson of London (London) 1958, 1st British edit, 190 pp, author was doctor attatched to Sixth German Army, good+, DJ (missing pieces with rubbing and folds to extremeties), $65
Division Historical Association edit Lightning: The Story of the 78th Infantry Division Infantry Journal Press (Washington) 1947, 1st edit, 301 pp, photos and maps, unit roster, good+, spine lettering fading, hardcover, $75
Farwell, Byron The Gurkhas Norton (NY) 1984, 1st edit, 317 pp, photos and illus, their use in the British army, very good, DJ (spine is sunned), $25
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 Helion & Company Ltd > BRITISH 7TH ARMOURED DIVISION, NORTH AFRICA, NOV-DEC 1941, TANK STRENGTHS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
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 Sandars and Chappell (1977) British 7th Armoured Division, 1940-45   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Sandars and Chappell (1977) British 7th Armoured Division, 1940-45
Great Britain; Army; Armoured Division, 7th; History; World War, 1939-1945; Regimental histories; Campaigns; Africa, North; Western Front
Notes on color plates in French and German.
www.getcited.org /pub/102024752   (34 words)

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