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British WW2 tank crew ranks

Discussion in 'The Tanks of World War 2' started by pickles4uk, Jun 27, 2021.

  1. pickles4uk

    pickles4uk New Member

    Jun 27, 2021
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    I'm working on a story about a British tank crew and I'm having trouble assigning ranks to the crew. Can anyone tell me the most common rank for each member; commander, driver, gunner and loader?
  2. Sheldrake

    Sheldrake Member

    Jan 5, 2013
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    London UK
    Depends on the unit, role and whose tank it is.......

    It doesn't sound to me as if you have read much into the subject. Start with

    Category:Regiments of the British Army in World War II - Wikipedia


    This link to a page on the sister site dedicated to Britoish and Commonwealth units has a break down of the types of armoured units in NW Europe in 1944-45 and the ranks in each tank in each type of unit. A minoroty of troopers might be lance corporals. .

    Note that if your tank is full of Guardsmen then the lance corporals are corporals and the corporals are lance sergeants and they all speak Brigade of Guards..
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