|Where United Kingdom
|June 30, 1942
200 Grants were delivered to the 8th Army in the Western Desert in early 1942. 4th Armored Brigade had 167 Grants at the Gazala battle on May 27, 1942. It gave a boost to morale as it could out-range the panzers.
250 Lees were sent to the 8th Army in June 1942. By the Battle of Alamein in October 1942 almost 600 M3 tanks had been delivered.
Typically the regiments in the Western Desert also had a squadron of Stuarts and two squadrons of Crusaders in a Lee Regiment.
When the M4 replaced these tanks in the desert the M3s were shipped to Burma. A few went to Australia and Canada though weren't used in action.
Five regiments, including the 146 Regiment RAC, were equipped with the Lees in Burma. They helped at Arakan from January 945 to April 1945. The other regiments that had them were the 149th and 150th Regiments RAC, 25th Dragoons, and the Carabiniers.
In December 1943 the Carabiniers arrived at Imphal and first fought in March 1944. They arrived in Rangoon on May 28, 1945, after traveling 1,100 miles. During this journey they fought at Kennedy Peak, which was 9,000 feet up. This was the highest elevation fought by tanks.
The only time an attack had a complete regiment of Lees was at Magwe on April 19, 1945 by the 150th Regiment RAC.