Reply To: Grandad 7th Armoured Brigade September ’44

Frank de PlantaFrank de Planta


7 Armd Bde was a large organisation made up of all sorts of cap badges.  Do you know what Regt or Corps he served with.  Once you have that, you will be able to use the War Diaries for that unit to follow them throughout their time in Italy.  The fighting units of 7 Armd Bde were 2 RTR, 6 RTR and 8 RTR so it would be good to know if he was in any of these Royal Tank Regiment units.

The Armd Bde arrived in Italy until Apr 44 in readiness for the massive Fourth Battle of Monte Cassino.  They had a huge role supporting Infantry Divisions in the Gothic Line battles of Aug-Sep 44 and then later for the Final Offensive in Apr 45.

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