My father was a trooper in the 6th Armoured Division and served in North Africa, Italy and Austria. I have a Khaki portfolio of his memorabilia. I had already found an epaulette with the armed fist, symbol of the 6th Division.
The 6th Armoured Division was an armoured division of the British Army, created on 12 September 1940 during World War II. The unit was initially supplied with Matilda and Valentine Tanks, which were replaced by Crusader tanks and then finally with the M4 Sherman Tank. It participated in the Operation Torch assault landings in Algeria and Morocco in November 1942, and saw its first action as part of V Corps of the British First Army in the Tunisia Campaign. After Tunisia it participated in the Italian Campaign as part of the British Eighth Army, and ended the war in Austria, under the command of V Corps.
Khaki Letter case belonging to 7912285 Summers, E Trooper. H.Q. Squadron 26th Armoured Brigade 6th British Arm’d Division.
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