100 L.a.a. Battery Royal Artillery

Discussion in 'Royal Artillery' started by Kieron Hill, Sep 19, 2004.

  1. Kieron Hill

    Kieron Hill Senior Member

    Dear All,

    Has anyone got any regimental history for the Royal Artillery?
    I recently purchased some medals for a Gunner who served
    with the 100th Light Anti Aircraft Royal Artillery. I know he
    must have served in Italy and Africa because of the campaign
    stars and his unit must of been attached to the Eighth Army
    because I also has a little 8 on the bar.

    thanks in advance

  2. Kieron Hill

    Kieron Hill Senior Member

    Hi all,

    I have managed to secure the WW2 campaign
    photo album for this Gunner, which has photo's
    of brought down German aircraft (maybe brought
    down by his battery) and associated material in it.
    If anyone shows any interest I'll will see if I can
    upload them onto this site.

  3. MalcolmII

    MalcolmII Senior Member

    100th LAA/A,Tk RA were in 2nd Infantry Division.from December 1943 to September 1944.
    100th LAA RA were in 56th Infantry Division from February 1942 to November 1944.
    Which are we talking about?

  4. Kieron Hill

    Kieron Hill Senior Member

    Firstly tanks Malcom,

    Its the 100th LAA RA, do you have anymore info?

  5. Samuel Shine

    Samuel Shine New Member

    My Grandad served in the 100 LAA RA battery 331. His medals are lost to me. His name James Woods Service Number 1703632
  6. Samuel Shine

    Samuel Shine New Member

    The 100 LAA were a part of the 56th Division, sent to Iraq & Persia. They went to Africa with the 8th Army and saw action in multiple locations including Tunisia. My grandads service record shows postings to multiple locations for very short periods. Probably as they were pulled around to provide Artillery support to whoever needed it. After Africa they moved to Italy I think they were involved in Salerno, Garigliano and I know he landed at Anzio. In 1944 they disbanded due to Allied air superiority, My Grandad was posted to the London Irish Rifles as an infantryman in the Gothic Battles.

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