Régiment de Reconnaissance du Corps Britannique, 1942–1945

Universal Carrier de la section de chenilettes de l'escadron de reconnaissance

A Universal Carrier belonging to a Carrier Section of the Recce Squadron. The 1/72 scale cardboard model of the Bren Carrier has been detailed avec combat stowage, camouflage netting, an anti-aircraft machine gun, et crew figurines taken from the scratchbox. The Recce Regiment served as the eyes et ears of the Corps. In recognition of its cavalry duties, the Corps Recce Regiment adopted cavalry designations for its component squadrons et troops after Juin 1942. Recce Regiment véhicules carried the tactical number "41" on the left front et rear fender, which identified the reconnaissance units within the Corps.

The Recce Section of the Scout Troops was initially equipped avec five Humber Light Reconnaissance Cars (LRC) which were replaced by automitrailleuses Daimler ou Humber as the war progressed. Later in the war les automitrailleuses légères Humber were replaced ou augmented by automitrailleuses lourdes M8 Greyhound américaines. The Recce Regiment was entitled to 45 LRCs, 67 Univeral Carriers, 6 Camions 3 t, 71 Camions 0,75 t (15 cwt), 71 Motos, 6 Utility Cars, et other miscellaneous véhicules like Camions Citernes et Camions de Réparation. The unit was more lavishly equipped avec mitrailleuses légères Bren et fusils antichar Boys than a comparable bataillon d'infanterie.

Corps Recce Regiment, Juin 1942

  • Regimental Headquarters
  • Headquarters Squadron
    • Admin Troop
    • Signals Troop
    • Batterie Antichar
      • Peloton Antichar
      • Peloton Antichar (comme ci-dessus)
    • Mortar Troop
      • Mortier de 3"
      • Mortier de 3"
      • Mortier de 3"
      • Mortier de 3"
      • Mortier de 3"
      • Mortier de 3"
  • A Recce Squadron
    • Scout Troop
      • Recce Section
        • Light Reconnaissance Car (LRC)
        • Light Reconnaissance Car (LRC)
        • Light Reconnaissance Car (LRC)
        • Light Reconnaissance Car (LRC)
        • Light Reconnaissance Car (LRC)
      • Carrier Section
        • Universal Carrier
        • Universal Carrier
        • Universal Carrier
      • Carrier Section (comme ci-dessus)
    • Scout Troop (comme ci-dessus)
    • Scout Troop (comme ci-dessus)
    • Assault Troop
      • Assault Section
        • Corporal
        • Lance Corporal
        • Conducteur
        • 5 Privates
        • Camion 15 cwt
      • Assault Section (comme ci-dessus)
      • Assault Section (comme ci-dessus)
      • Assault Section (comme ci-dessus)
  • B Recce Squadron (comme ci-dessus)
  • C Recce Squadron (comme ci-dessus)

The Corps Recce Regiment is a versatile wargame unit, because of the interesting mix of automitrailleuses légères, infantry carriers, camions légers, et the inherent infantry component of the Assault Troop. Some Recce Regiments even had a small artillery detachment consisting of towed ou self-propelled 25 pdr field guns. The figurines et véhicules needed to raise a Corps Recce Regiment are readily available from Airfix et other manufacturers.

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Figurines Britanniques de la Seconde Guerre Mondiale