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Whirlwind
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Regarding “Jock Columns,” looks like they began with Operation Battleaxe, but when did Commonwealth forces stop using them?

AFAIK the last instance was at Mersa Matruh, but weren’t formally abandoned until Montgomery’s arrival.

-Could I have a Jock Column with 3 rifle stands, an arty (25-pdr) stand, and an ATG stand (all with organic motor transport)? And then have an attached battalion of armor from the ‘Army’ tank brigade, with 3 (infantry) tank stands? They’d be two different formations/units, but on the same battlefield. And then maybe another three (cruiser) tank stands from a battalion of a nearby RTR?

I suppose so, although that is perhaps too many tank formations, maybe one or the other.  Operation Fullsize had something of this nature.

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