Vertical view of the brigade. To the right are the DD Shermans of the 13th/18th Royal Hussars, then the regular Shermans of the 1st East Riding Yeomanry and then the Staffordshire Yeomanry, with the brigade HQ squadron at the extreme left.
One of the 13th/18th Hussar squadrons, three DD Shermans and a Firefly. Only the DD Shermans were used in the initial assault waves, the Fireflies were landed later from LCMs.
1st East Riding Yeomanry (front), Staffordshire Yeomary (rear).
The brigade HQ squadron, minus the defence platoon.
A close up of the 13th/18th Hussars DD tanks. Incredibly, only 8 platoons of DD tanks were included in the initial assault phase (8 stands).
Another view of a DD squadron plus Firefly.
13th/18th Hussars recce M5 stand and Crusader II AA stand.
13th/18th Hussars Sherman recovery vehicle and M5 recce stand.
Yet another view of a Sherman DD squadron with Firefly.
As part of the restorage process I'll be digging out the British 3rd Division infantry, so will try and photograph them too - a full brigade, initially intended to represent the 8th Brigade assault troops. My intention was to build up enough forces to play a Sword Beach campaign incorporating the airborne and beach landings. So far got one infantry, one armoured and one airborne brigade, plus assets, so probably enough for a campaign.