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Patchett Carbine

 
Granger
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Hello all!

Found a few intriguing stories that say the Patchett Carbine (aka the Sterling Sub Machine Gun) was used in ww2 with the SAS and some paras at arnhem. For no particular reason other than to satisfy my curiosity, I'm trying to find more information on this as I've read claims that they both were and weren't used in action.

Does anyone have any more info to clarify this for me?

Regards,

Ralph

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Topic starter Posted : 02/08/2015 11:20 am




dieselmonkey
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The South Staffords were given 100 to evaluate and test prior to Arnhem, but it's likely that they were returned to stores before Market Garden. There's no actual photo or written evidence that they were used in action, from either side.

The main real 'proof' of this (as best there can be) is that there is no mention of the Patchett in any of the German communications and reports. They were pretty hot on identifying, examining and reporting on new weaponry, and bearing in mind the Stafford's losses, it would have been highly likely that at least one would have ended up in the hands of the Germans, and thus reported on and sent back for examination.

Also, more incidentally, the Patchett is not the Sterling, they were entirely separate guns, though the Sterling was obviously based on the Patchett.

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Posted : 02/08/2015 3:09 pm




Granger
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Thanks for the reply, thats exactly the info I was looking for. :good:

Regards,

Ralph

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Topic starter Posted : 02/08/2015 3:27 pm




dieselmonkey
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Thanks for the reply, thats exactly the info I was looking for. :good:

No problem, like I said, there's no definitive proof either way, but as our group portrays South Staffords, it's something I've done some reading into, as the Patchett/Sterling is one of my favourite guns, and I'd love to shoehorn it in, somehow! ;)

It did see limited service in ww2 though, with some Commando units in Holland and Scandinavia towards the end of the war, I believe.

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Posted : 03/08/2015 6:00 pm




Granger
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I'd love to get a sterling eventually and can always use it at a skirmish day. Perhaps it'll be my gateway to cold war airsoft!

Regards,

Ralph

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Topic starter Posted : 04/08/2015 9:04 pm




dieselmonkey
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I'd love to get a sterling eventually and can always use it at a skirmish day. Perhaps it'll be my gateway to cold war airsoft!

Yeah, I may have a small problem with Sterlings:

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Posted : 05/08/2015 8:08 am




BootedFeet
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I'd love to get a sterling eventually and can always use it at a skirmish day. Perhaps it'll be my gateway to cold war airsoft!

The devil with that! You know you want to be a Soviet prizyvnik ;)

I've fired a bullet on every continent. Nearly hit someone, too.



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Posted : 05/08/2015 8:47 am




Granger
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I'd love to get a sterling eventually and can always use it at a skirmish day. Perhaps it'll be my gateway to cold war airsoft!

Yeah, I may have a small problem with Sterlings:

Can never have too many sterling's! Though if you ever fancy selling one...

I'd love to get a sterling eventually and can always use it at a skirmish day. Perhaps it'll be my gateway to cold war airsoft!

The devil with that! You know you want to be a Soviet prizyvnik ;)

Ha ha, well I do like snow and vodka but the ruskies don't have anything as cool as the Stirling.

Regards,

Ralph

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Topic starter Posted : 05/08/2015 1:06 pm







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