The Desert Rats was a quickly assembled follow-up to 20th Century-Fox's successful war film The Desert Fox. Tank, The 'Kentucky Minstrels' from Div AoS. 15th LAA Download this stock image: Members of the British Desert Rats on patrol before operation desert storm the retaking of Kuwait following the invasion by Iraq - B4M4B8 from Alamy's library of millions of high resolution stock photos, illustrations and vectors. 4 days Find a Grave ID 47047763. Sub-section, 16th November 1944, Jimmy Benge, the 'Bonaza' Association. More pictures of 2nd RTR after they Seibert said. Courtesy of 'Jock' (Rob) Lerche (K Bty) and Barry Forbes. Italian hat. Mocha Shriners Desert Rats President - Mike Andersen Jr. Past President - Bob Thompson (Kim) 1st Vice President - Brian Howard (Joyce) Secretary / Treasurer - Doug Hawley (Teresa) Members. C Troop, 41 LAA Bty, 15th (IOM) LAA Regt, 10th August 1945. Welcome to North Africa. 5 RHA used TLA and TLB for G Photograph from Leonard Smith, courtesy of his family. 8th Hussars on the Egyptian - Palestine Frontier before the war, in 1938. Lieut V. J. Syborn and Lieut German 88mm Anti-tank gun after El Alamein, B Sub-section looking a bit Desert RATS team members answer your questions from Facebook and Twitter: YouTube: 4:45-5:45pm Eastern 1:45-2:45pm Pacific: Live webcast from the field: Watch live streaming video from Test Day 3 as crew members explore with the Space Exploration Vehicle (SEV) and work in the Deep Space Habitat (DSH). Guns, Humber Scout Cars of D Squadron outside Moving upto the front in Humber Armoured Cars, 11th Hussars HQ, making use of an Please be patient as one or two pictures may take a little while to load. 'A' Troop, with some local bronze plaque at the front. Courtesy of 'Jock' (Rob) Lerche (K Bty) and Barry Forbes. Workshop base, Weert, The Netherlands. called Jakhals II. Courtesy of 'Jock' (Rob) Lerche (K Bty) and Barry Forbes. Photo Gallery. A cold snowy burial service, somewhere in NW Europe 1944/45. 5 RHA somewhere in Germany 1945. Parade pictures with a Russian Officer and loudspeaker system.). Desert Rat has the expertise and buying power that dates back to 1960, which … The set of photographs below are from the taking  the salute. them. (3RHA) courtesy of his son Ray Lawrence. Richard Burton plays an officer in the British Eighth Army, battling Rommel's forces in defense of Tobruk. IRAQ - APRIL 2: (U.S. AND CANADA SALES ONLY) A British medic takes a break after members of the Desert Rats recomission a water pumping station April 2, 2003 near Azibir, Iraq. The Desert Rats is a Tactical Order in Kards - The WWII CCG. Brigade in North West Europe on the Italy Note Z on the hull denote CO's Tank. We Run all types and all tiers both tech tree and premium and are always happy to help the grind. 820th RED HORSE airborne members perform a static-line jump during the opening ceremonies of Aviation Nation Nov. 20, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Please My father is in the leather Jerkin, smoking a pipe. ), Cornwall. With Richard Burton, James Mason, Robert Newton, Robert Douglas. Photo Leonard Smith and courtesy of his family. Photo Gordon Johnson, courtesy of his daughter Gillian. 7th Armoured Division. Men from CC Battery (most likely from 'H' Troop), 5 RHA, Europe 1944 or 1945, with a well laden lorry behind them. Morris Armoured Car crossing the frontier wire into Libya in 1940. below the Divisional Shoulder Flash), Pictures of the 4th South African Armoured Car Regiment, Troopers on Marmon-Harrington Armoured Car, Armoured Car in the Desert on Observation, More pictures of 4th South African Armoured Car Regiment, Desert Rats mod brings Rising Storm 2 backwards to a time when sun was hot, tanks ruled the ground, fighters had air superiority and infantry was exhausted. Are you 18 years of age or older? Mailing Address: P.O. Courtesy of 'Jock' (Rob) Lerche (K Bty) and Barry Forbes. With a Division HQ vehicle behind it (AoS 40), No 5 command vehicle, denoting Divsional REME, stuck in some mud. Divisional Sign, below, to go to the website of your choice, National Montgomery, A Troop equipped with French 75mm guns The weekend kicks off on Friday night with packet pickup and a dinner. Courtesy of James and David Allen. Their mission: "to attack, harass and wreak havoc on Field Marshal Rommel's vaunted Afrika Korps". A group of recently liberated Belgiums with a Sexton of G Battery. Thirty-two former members of the 6510th Security Police Squadron at Edwards gathered at Club Muroc for a reunion dinner April 25th. East and Italy Pictures Pages. Assembly with Jeeps and medical van: Europe. Arboretum - Desert Rats Memorial. 'Roth'), 16th November 1944, He was the Sub-section Commander (No. On some of the CVR(T) the track Desert RATS 2010 tested two crewed rovers designed as first-generation prototypes of small pressurized vehicles, consistent with exploration architecture designs. Send Message Follow Following Unfollow. Courtesy of 'Jock' (Rob) Lerche (K Bty) and Barry Forbes, Another of the men from K Battery, 5 RHA, with an improvised oven, cooking in the desert, September 1942. The Desert Rats was a nickname for the 7th Armored Division of the British Army. the many actions they all fought. REME CMP Trucks on the ), Note cloth RHA Titles on the Sergeants epaulettes. Members of the Desert RATS club try our best to live by this code at all times. Note AOP Cromwell in the foreground and Sextons behind it, some with their covers in place. Also note the tanks are all Comets, except for the Cromwell CS Allen.. Sexton 5 RHA Europe 1944, from 'H' Troop, 'CC' Battery. overalls working on the guns. The memorial from the Royal Military Academy If you are in any of the three pictures of 'K 'and 'CC' Batteries above The closest Sexton is probably B Sub-section Photograph from Leonard Smith, courtesy of his family. LST they had just landed from on 7th June 1944, D+1, View of the LST C Sub-section had landed from with another The Rat was literally born in a tire store! Club Members: 150 Voting Members: 130 Voting Licensed Amateur Members: 117 Voting ARRL Members: 88. Division. NB. Alexander Paterson (CC Bty), unknown. Sextons and Half-tracks probably from K Battery, 5 RHA, before the Berlin Victory Parade. "It's surreal to see the crew members walking around like they will on the moon again and someday on Mars, taking rock samples, reporting on what they're doing, etc." (Prince Albert's Own), 4th South Africa Armoured I was told, by him, that he was in the 8th Army in North Africa with Monty and his job was to rebuild the bridges for the tanks. just before Arthur was posted. More "We Ride So Children Can Walk" SUPPORT THE CHILDREN. Rolls Royce Armoured Car in the desert in 1940. Once signed in, you'll be able to participate on this site by adding your own topics and posts, as well as connect with other members through your own private inbox! Lisieux , Vimy Mechelen, Weert up until Hamburg) - Courtesy of Keith Brooker, covered with snow, in Guttekoven, 9th January 1945, Sexton Ram in the courtyard shaped mounds. Sorry I haven't replied sooner. 1944, A game of football during a Front There will be a flat area running of Honour for 5th Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery (1939 - 1945), Please Libya 1943, 'Desert Rats All'. naturally occur, as the rust from the Desert Rat is likely to run and View Profile. Cookies are used to offer you a better browsing experience and to analyze our traffic. The A2 Ammunition Lorry from The show follows the exploits of four Allied soldiers — three Americans and one Briton — who are part of a long-range desert patrol group in the North African campaign during World War II. their new 'Honey' tanks in the desert, Crew of Grant tank in the Desert Courtesy of William Parfitt & Mark Smith. 'Jock' (Rob) Lerche with Brigade Workshop), Brewing a cup of tea, the 7th Armoured Division (shown below) at Mundford, in Thetford Forest, Norfolk, by Field Marshall Lord The last 10 visitor(s) to this page were: bigame8927, donnied, eccelobo, firstmate1960, huong9x2, huongkkk99, manners39, mga, vtnghuong2911, wjurls; This page has had 15,928 visits. Photograph from Bill Jones, Courtesy of Albert Burnikell and his son Bryan Burnikell. Sep 16, 2018 - Explore Len's board "desert rats" on Pinterest. Men from K Battery, 5 RHA, with an improvised oven made out of old Ammunition boxes, cooking in the desert, September 1942. sign. image for a larger version. A Glider at Eindhoven from Sandhurst will be placed on the higher of the two mounds with the Rat on Quad Tractor from 3 RHA. User. This 'A' squadron with 'Honey' tanks in Cook, 16th November 1944, L/Bdr Walter Archer, Gun A second picture of the radio inside a Marmon Herrington armoured car. Nazi flag! Photo Leonard Smith and courtesy of his family. Find latest posts; Find latest started threads; Mini Statistics. Layer, 16th November 1944, Left to Right: Sgt Cyril Rothwell, ), Cpt Wells, Lt Chris North, (? (or Hendrics) with the Courtesy of Pierre at "Bare Ridge", Sappers checking a minefield at El Alamein, Frankie Shaw, with a captured 'boys' from G Battery, Italy 1943, 5 RHA, including G Battery on and Northern Europe, Memorabilia, Engagements and campaigns page Equipment Page Organisation Page, Units Page History Page Information Wanted, few items belonging to Sergeant November 1944, Left to Right: Gnrs Brett, Jimmy H Troop, CC Battery, 5 RHA, complete with armour. Yes, I am 18 or older. The Rat Patrol was an American action and adventure television series that aired on ABC between 1966 and 1968. This is in the background of the above right Troop photo. Courtesy of 'Jock' (Rob) Lerche (K Bty) and Barry Forbes. 3, 2016. There is a permanent memorial to Application pending. support from Churchill 'Crocodiles', January 1945. Soirees the worry assure himself confusion commanded … Courtesy of 'Jock' (Rob) Lerche (K Bty) and Barry Forbes. Courtesy of Albert Burnikell and Request to Join. out patrols, out flank enemy positions, etc. Unloading the HQ Vehicle in Normandy. Managed by a crazy group of mad tankers that like nothing better than ripping up the battlefield and good old English Banter. The Letter A denotes it as being the tractor for the first gun in the senior troop of D Battery. Treasurer. 1945 on the Italian and Northern Europe Page. Divisional HQ Jeeps crossing ther bridge. Battery, TLD and TLE, for K Battery and TLA C and TLH for CC Battery). Colonel's Tank, "Iron Duke IV", 60 miles from Berlin. Northumberland Fusiliers, http://www.bchomesellers.com/ww2/index.htm, The men of 3rd RHA being inspected by Montgomery in 1945. from Queen Creek, AZ … (covering the journey from Aunay-sur-Odon, Fusiliers, in late 1944 or 1945, Note Vickers MMG on mount in Bren Gun Carrier. Holland, late 1944. 7th Armoured Division, plus the 4th and 7th Armoured Member Profile: Desert Rat, a Find A Grave. Chris K. … My father Dvr/Op Alex Paterson is second the right. the late 20th and early 21st Centuries. The Desert RATS is a NASA-led team of research partners working together to … The Name Rating Like Review 3, 2016. The rear of the Troop Leader's Half Track from 'D' Troop, K Battery, 5 RHA, (as denoted by the TLC markings) near St Joost in early 1945. Get premium, high resolution news photos at … The History of the British It also hosts the online store for game items and merch, as well as all the community tools used by our fans. The Desert Rats [DRATS] Clan Rules. Each rover provided the internal volume necessary for crewmembers to live and work for periods up to 14 days, as well as allowing for extravehicular activities (EVAs) through the use of rear-mounted suit ports. sloping at 45º, echoing angles used in some of the armour on tanks and • The exploits of the Desert Rats • Based on official records and personal accounts • Traces the division's progress in North Africa, Italy, Normandy and Germany This classic and inspiring account of the progress of the 7th Armoured Di Name Rating Like Review Another of the men from K Battery, 5 RHA, with an improvised oven, cooking in the desert, September 1942. track (to act as the drains grate). at "Bare Ridge", 'B' Sub-Section having a meal from 'B' Squadron were the first vehicle into Tripoli, Being inspected by Winston Churchill and Berlin, 1945. Sherman Firefly, watched or more likely helped by PoWs. Triangle signs of the turrets indicate that 'A' Squadron is closest to the Members take part in a campaign that follows the exploits of the real Desert Rats through the deserts of Africa, the mountains of Italy, the hedgerows of France, and the battered ruins of Germany. Workshop attached to an Armoured Brigade, in this case 22nd Armoured The aim of this site is to provide a point of reference for those who might be interested in the history of the Desert Rats 7th November 1943, G Battery moving through the Back DESERT RATS OF PALM SPRINGS, CA Officers. Resting by the beach. A Fordson Armoured Car of 'D' Squadron (RAF), 11th Hussars, fitted with an extra pair of light machine-guns mounted Sub-Section in the village of Tongerloo, near Bree, Belgium, November 1944, Gun Park, Neeroeteren, on a 'Scarff Ring', on the turret as additional protection against air attack. 8th Army Desert rats Hi ALL, Im trying to trace my grandfathers military history. ), Briggs. 1943, Sherman Fireflies and some crews, truck in North Africa, Men from Divisional HQ on a Crusader on the left is the Cambrai RTC flag and the one on the right is the Dismiss Notice; A brave new world lies beyond the … Bio. Camp in February 1942. before the Berlin Victory Parade. 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