Saturday, February 26, 2005
The 4th Armoured Brigade
The 4th Armoured Brigade was the unit in which Robert Crisp (author of Brazen Chariots) served during the Crusader Operation in November 1941. At that date, the brigade had the 8th Hussars, 3/RTR (Crisp's unit), 5/RTR, 2nd Scots Guards, and 2/RHA. During Crusader, the 3/RTR was equipped with American-built light tanks (Stuarts). During the battle to relieve Tobruk, Robert Crisp's Stuart was ambushed by a German 50mm PAK38, and disabled. I believe that his driver was killed. He had a head wound.