100 Round Drums for the Bren

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    100 Round Drums for the Bren

    Post by Battalion Colours on Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:14 pm

    Were Canadian units issued the 100 round drums in England?

    As the 30-round magazine was ineffective in the AA role, a 100-round drum was developed, two of which can be seen here in the hands of the Highland Light Infantry of Canada, 3CID during training at Bognor Regis, England, Apr42.
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    Re: 100 Round Drums for the Bren

    Post by GCR817 on Sun Apr 17, 2011 9:46 pm

    Hi Adam,

    My uncle carried a bren gun throughout the war. He told me that they had the 100 round drums in England at one point (for AA role) but once he hit NW Europe, he only used the 30 rounds mags.

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    Re: 100 Round Drums for the Bren

    Post by LSR on Mon Apr 18, 2011 1:22 pm

    There are photographs,made in eastern Holland of the South Albertas (4th armrd div.),using them on their scout cars.

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