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 Post subject: loyd carrier
PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 17:47 pm 
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Hi,
A nember of our club (wwww.wsd-vvk.be) has recently bought a loyd carrier.
He would like to put it in 1st motor batt grenadier guards markings ,but i aim not sure
they were used by this unit .
The only picture of a guards loyd i found was one of the 1st welsh guards.
So can anybody help us ???

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 Post subject: Re: loyd carrier
PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 10:56 am 
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Certainly by D Day the Loyd carrier tended to be limited in its role, compared with the Universal Carrier types;
the Welsh Guards (as did many armoured units) used theirs as battery 'slave' vehicles - ie carrying banks of vehicle batteries to help start tanks with flat batteries.

They were also commonly used to tow the 6pdr antitank gun - might this be a way forward for you re markings?


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 Post subject: Re: loyd carrier
PostPosted: Tue Jul 13, 2010 20:03 pm 
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Hi
This may be of no help but:

I have recently interviewed 2 veterans from the 3rd Bn Irish Guards anti-tank platoon (part of support company).
From memory they recalled that each anti-tank section had a 6lb anti-tank gun, 1 lloyd carrier and 1 bren carrier. They used the Lloyd carrier to tow the gun and the bren carrier to carry their general kit. The six or so men being split between the two carriers. Obviously the 3rd Bn Irish Guards were lorried infantry and not strictly motorized infantry as were the Grenadiers but they did of course both fight as part of the Guards Armoured Division. Incidentally, the men i interviewed were both still using these vehicles in spring 1945 as they moved in to Germany. Both said they never fired the gun once.

Hope this is of some help.
Andy


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 Post subject: Re: loyd carrier
PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 6:36 am 
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try searchinh the historic military vehicle forum for Lloyd info as a member is restoring one at the moment and has done a huge amount of research into them and their use,the members username is ajmac

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