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HBL RH Tiger Group - meaning?
« on: 29 August 2023 08:16:54 am »

During World War 2 my father, William Jesse Moore, was a Colour Sergeant in the Royal Marines
From September 1943 to August 1944 he was listed as Portsmouth Division and the next line on his service record is 18 August – 4 November: HBL (which I believe is Home Based Ledger), RH Tiger Group.
From 5 November he is listed as Braganza, which I take to be HMS Braganza, the shore base in Bombay and he was there until 16 January 1946.  It sounds a fairly hellish posting.  There were several service deaths from illness; RM O’Halloran died of heat stroke in June 1945, although he was only 36 years old; and I know my father caught malaria there and from then on had a lifelong hatred of eating rice!
Can anyone tell me what RH Tiger Group means?
When he is listed as posted to Braganza would that mean he is actually in India, or could he be in transit to this posting, or is the RH Tiger Group his movement from the UK to Bombay? 
Thanks for your help, Arthur 
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