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Units That Used The Vickers

The Royal Field Artillery:

Great War -Second World War


The Great War

The RFA Was the original unit that fielded Motor Machine Gun Batteries using Mk. I Vickers MGs mounted on Clyno Motorcycle combinations.

Members of these units were transferred to the Machine Gun Corps upon its formation in 1915.

Second World War

During the Second World War, the Royal Regiment of Artillery (formed from the amalgamation of the Royal Field Artillery with the Royal Garrison Artillery and Royal Horse Artillery in 1924) used the Vickers when it operated as infantry as part of the Chindit Columns in Burma. Only the 51st, 60th, and 69th Field Regiments were used in this role.


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