102 LAA (Light Anti-Aircraft) Regiment, Royal Artillery (336, 337 & 338 Batteries)

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  1. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    WAR DIARY - SEPTEMBER 1945

    1 September 1945

    Lt. L.F. Dixon returns from UK leave.

    2 – 3 September 1945

    Nothing to report.

    4 September 1945

    Captain J.H.S. Burrow returns from UK leave.

    One Battery Sergeant Major and 1 Sergeant posted from 75 LAA Regiment.

    5 – 6 September 1945

    Nothing to report.

    7 September 1945

    Lt. Col A.J. Caulfield returns from UK leave and assumes command of the Regiment.

    23-20 hrs – German civilian apprehended for being out after curfew. Handed over to RAOC guard.

    8 September 1945

    Captain C.B. Manifold, MC returns from UK leave.

    9 September 1945

    Lt. Fowke and Sjt Knight attached from 7 Bn Black Watch for infantry training. Lt. Maxwell attached to 821 Mil Gov Det.

    10 September 1945

    5 Driver/Mechanics posted from 42 Searchlight Regt.

    2nd “B” Group course commences.

    11 September 1945

    RSM Taylor posted to 112 LAA Regt for SEAC (South East Asia Command).
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    12 September 1945

    14 Other Ranks posted to X/8a list for Sept SEAC (South East Asia Command) demand.

    13 September 1945

    Brigadier, RA visits Brigade Headquarters.

    14 September 1945

    Lt. P.A.M. Connolly posted to this Regt from 45 R.H.U. (Reinforcement Holding Unit).

    16 September 1945

    Divisional Cricket fnals. Regt represented 31 AA Brigade and won by 1 run.

    4 German marines arrested for being in possession of unauthorised food and handed over to Officer IC RAOC Dump.

    18 September

    1 German civilian worker arrested for being in possession of unauthorised food and handed over to Mil Govt.

    19 September 1945

    4 Driver/Mechanics, 2 ACC cooks, 1 Sgt, 1 Bdr posted to this Regt from 45 R.H.U. (Reinforcement Holding Unit).


    Regimental Sports meeting.

    Lt. P.S. Tucker returns from UK leave.

    Captain. L. Hind-Woodward proceeds on UK leave.

    20 September 1945

    20 Other Ranks of Age & Sevice Groups 15 & 16 despatched for Class “A” release.

    21 September 1945

    2 Driver Mechanics posted in.

    Seat at BELSEN trial allocated to Major R.G. Pearce.

    22 September 1945

    Major D.D. Lovell & Lt. H.J. McCarthy depatched for “A” Class release.

    WILHELMSHAVEN regatta.

    23 September 1945

    1 OR despatched for Class “B” release.

    Brigadier M.A. Carthew, DSO, MBE assumes command 33 AA Brigade.

    24 September 1945

    Captain E.G. Culley proceed on UK leave.

    25 September 1945

    Instructions received to post 3 Officers to SEAC (South East Asia Command).

    1 Other Rank depatched on Class “B” release.

    27 September 1945

    Lt's. H.O. Barrett and B.K. Lawrence posted to 45 RHU For SEAC (South East Asia Command).

    WOII Jones and WOII Shadlock posted 45 RHU For SEAC (South East Asia Command).

    28 September 1945

    Lt. P.S. Tucker posted to HQ, BAOR (Mov) for duties as RTO.

    Operational Instruction No. 1 to Batteries.

    29 September 1945

    Captain A.S. Tucker returns from UK leave.

    1 Dvr/Mech posted from 45 R.H.U. (Reinforcement Holding Unit).

    Strength at end of month

    Officers – 23
    Other Ranks - 563
     
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  2. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    WAR DIARY - OCTOBER 1945

    1 October 1945

    Lieutenant H Cameron returns from UK leave.

    Captain Riley, RCAMC is attached to this regiment during the absence of RMO (Regimental Medical Officer) on UK leave.

    C & D Troops of 337 Battery billetted with RHQ (Regimental Headquarters) and 337 Battery HQ in Lincoln Barracks.

    2 October 1945

    Captain R K Dowson, RAMC proceeds on UK leave.

    Lieutenant H Cameron proceeds to 45 RHU (Reinforcement Holding Unit) on SEAC (South East Asia Command) posting.

    3 October 1945

    Nothing to report.

    4 October 1945

    336 Battery to move to LANGEWERTH camp with 338 Battery. Major R G Pearce to be OIC (Officer in Command) camp.

    5 October 1945

    Visit of Brigadier M A Carthew, DSO, MC (Brigade Commander) inspecting RHQ, 337 & 338 Batteries.

    Received instruction from Brigade to start No. 4 Provost Section with effect from 15 October.

    6 October 1945

    Move of 336 Battery suspended – will remain in old location SANDE (Map Ref 209464).

    Lance Bombadier and 3 Gunners are posted back to the Regiment from September SEAC ( South East Asia Command) draft.

    7 October 1945

    Received notification of posting of Major R.N. Williams as 2nd in Command 15 LAA Regiment, RA (Berlin District).

    8 October 1945

    18 Tractors handed in to 172 Vehicle Park, HAMBURG, Authority 31 AA Brigade.

    5 Bombadiers, 1 Lance Bombadier and 1 Gunner posted to the Regiment from 45 RHU (Reinforcement Holding Unit).

    9 October 1945

    Lieutenant J.R. Clarkson proceeds on UK leave.

    Captain S. Munday, acting QM (Quarter Master), left Regiment for Class “A” release (demobilisation), with 8 Other Ranks.

    Received instructions for disbandment of REME Type “A” Workshop.

    10 October 1945

    18-30 hrs – Captain S. Munday recalled from Class “A” release, FGCM (Field General Court Marshall) witness.

    20-30 hrs – CO receives letter from Brigade instructing him to report to 3 Canadian Infantry Division 09-30 hrs, 11 October.

    11 October 1945

    08-15 hrs – CO proceeds to HQ 3 Canadian Infantry Division.

    Captain P.L. Starkey proceeds on UK leave.

    11-30 hrs – CO returns having been informed that he is relieved of his Regiment and ordered to report to 205 Reception Camp, DELMANHORST immediately.

    14-00 hrs – CO departs for 205 Reception Camp.

    15-00 hrs – Guard committment at RAOC dump reduced to 1 NCO and 3 men.

    Guard committment of 2 NCO's and 12 men taken over from 4th Battalion, C.S.R.at Map Reference 212467.

    Captain S. Munday now able to proceed on Class “A” release. Instruction received verbally from DAG 30 Corps.

    12 October 1945

    09-00 hrs – Major R.N. Williams leaves Regiment for 15 LAA Regiment.

    Major R.G. Pearce assumes command 102 LAA Regiment.

    14 October 1945

    09-30 hrs – Op Order “CAESERS WIFE” received from 31 AA Brigade.

    15-15 hrs – Op Order issued to Batteries.

    Message to Batteries stating 20 men per Battery to stand by from 12-00, 15 October to 12-00 hrs, 17 October as special precaution of Op “CAESERS WIFE”. To RV under information post under Captain Manifold when called for.

    15 October 1945

    09-00 hrs – Junior NCO's cadre commences at LINCOLN Barracks.

    09-00 hrs – No. 4 Provost section formed under Captain E.G. Culley and in operation.

    09-00 hrs – 2 Hungarian soldiers by the main guard LANGEWERTH and handed over to Provost section.

    18-00 hrs – Battery Commanders complete recce for Op “CAESERS WIFE”.

    16 October 1945

    11-30 hrs – Brigade Commanders inspection of training at LINCOLN Barracks.

    17 October 1945

    Major T.N. Allen, MC, RA posted as 2nd in Command from 7 Survey Regiment.

    18 October 1945

    6 Other Ranks leave on Class “B” release.

    19 October 1945

    11-15 hrs – Brigade Commander inspects 336 Battery.

    Captain R.K. Dowson, RAMC returns from UK leave and Captain Riley, RCAMC returns to his own unit.

    21 October 1945

    11-15 hrs - Lt. Colonel H.L.V. Beddington, 619 Regiment, RA visited Regiment and will return to asumme command of Regiment on 31 October.

    22 October 1945

    Nothing to report.

    23 October 1945

    W.O.I. Gallagher posted to this Regiment from 619 Regiment, RA.

    24 October 1945

    Lieutenant J.L. Gover returns from UK leave.

    25 October 1945

    11 Other Ranks posted to this Regiment from 619 Regiment, RA.

    26 October 1945

    Nothing to report.

    27 October 1945

    Regiment wins Brigade cross country run.


    28 October 1945

    Captain D.R. Haslam rejoins the unit from 33 RHU (Reinforcement Holding Unit).

    29 October 1945

    Nothing to report.


    30 October 1945

    Nothing to report.

    31 October 1945

    Nothing to report.

    Strength at end of month

    Officers – 18
    Other Ranks - 555
     
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  3. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    WAR DIARY – NOVEMBER 1945

    1 November 1945

    Draft arrived from 619 Regiment, 7 Survey Regiment and 46 RHU (Reinforcement Holding Unit).

    Lt. Colonel H.L.V. Beddington, RA joins the Regiment.

    Major R.G. Pearce proceeds on UK leave.

    Captain Greenwood posted to 34 RHU.

    2 November 1945

    Major P.L. Starkey returns from UK leave.

    Operation Order “Standing Instruction No. 1” received from 31 AA Brigade.

    Lientenant (QM) Armstrong joins regiment from 46 RHU.

    3 November 1945

    Brigade Commander presents C-in-C's Certificates for Good Service to Sergeant Burchnall & Sergeant Fulcher.

    4 November 1945

    Nothing to report.

    5 November 1945

    Junior NCO's Cadre commences at Langewerth.

    6 November 1945

    Battery Commanders Conference.

    7 November 1945

    CCRA (Corps Commander Royal Artillery) visits regiment.

    8 November 1945

    CO attands lecture at HQ 51 (H) Division.

    9 November 1945

    Lieutenant Thwaite proceeds on UK leave.

    Operational Order No. 1 issued.

    10 November 1945

    Lieutenants Hayne & Penton arrive fro 33 RHU.

    11 November 1945

    Nothing to report.

    12 November 1945

    Captain R.E. Miles proceeds on UK leave.

    13 November 1945

    Major Stroud, RA arrives, visiting from HQ, BAOR.

    14 November 1945

    Nothing to report.

    15 November 1945

    Major Stroud returns to HQ, BAOR.

    Lieutenant J.R. Clarkson attached to 31 AA Brigade HQ.

    16 November 1945

    Captain R.G. Watson returns from UK leave.

    16-30 hrs – Spot check on civilians by 337 Battery. 2 persons arrested for not having Identity Documents.

    17 November 1945

    3 Other Ranks posted from 617 Regiment.

    18 November 1945

    Captain J.G. Blair proceeds on UK leave.

    19 November 1945

    Major R.G. Pearce returns from UK leave.

    Op Order for Exercise “SCATTER” issued.

    20 November 1945

    Amendment No. 1 to 102/TS/21/5 Op “CAESERS WIFE” dated 14 October issued.

    21 November 1945

    Lieutenant Dixon admitted to 7 Canadian General Hospital.

    Received new Operational Order “CAESER'S WIFE”. (Top Secret).

    22 November 1945

    09-00 hrs – Lieutenants Hayne & Penton posted to 41 Searchlight Regiment.
    09-30 hrs – Regt. Op “SCATTER” commences. All Batteries deployed in operational Infantry role in defence of VP's.

    11-20 hrs – Op “SCATTER” ends.

    23 November 1945

    338 Battery carry out search as per Operational Order No. 1 dated 30 Oct 45. 1 German sailor arrested for curfew infringements.
    Rev Davies (CF) attached to Regt.

    24 November 1945

    C-in-C visits Brigade. Regt forms part of Guard of Honour.

    25 November 1945

    08-00 hrs – Spot check by 338 Battery. I female apprehended for having no identity papers and handed over to Provost Section.

    C-in-C's lecture at AURICH. 10 Officers attend from this Regt.

    26 November 1945

    Lieutenant W.A. Barnard proceeds on UK leave.

    27 November 1945

    09-30 to 12-30 hrs – Brigadier M.A. CARTHEW (Brigage Comm) inspects training within the Regt. 2 Sergeants and 5 Bombadiers posted to the Regt from 104 Rft Gp.

    Lt. Thwaite returns from UK leave.

    28 November 1945

    Captain R.E. Miles returns from UK leave.

    29 November 1945

    06-30 hrs – Spot check. 2 civilians arrested for not having identity papers and handed over to Provost Section.

    Lt. Thwaite despatched for Class “B” release.

    30 November 1945

    Major T.N. Allen proceeds on UK leave.
    Captain H.D.J. Greenwood posted to this Regt from 33 RHU.

    Strength at end of month

    Officers – 24
    Other Ranks - 639
     
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  4. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    WAR DIARY – DECEMBER 1945

    WILHELMSHAVEN


    1 December 1945

    Lieutenant T.A. Brann returns from UK leave.

    2 December 1945

    10-30 hrs – Rep from 2/4 Canadian Battery RA checks over committments for “CAESERS WIFE”. 2/4 Battery are reserve Battery for this Regiment.

    3 December 1945

    09-30 hrs – Lecture given by Corps Commander.

    4 December 1945

    11-30 hrs – Brigade RA commemoration service.
    CO assumes command of Brigade in absence of Brigade Commander.

    5 December 1945

    Nothing to report.

    6 December 1945

    Major J.H.S. Burrows proceeds on UK leave.

    7 December 1945

    Lieutenant P.A.M. Connolly returns from 7 Canadian General Hospital.

    8 December 1945

    Captain J.G. Blair returns from UK leave.

    9 December 1945

    Lieutenant A.C. Dishington (296531) posted to this Regt from 15 LAA Regt.

    10 December 1945

    14-00 hrs – Received Op Order for Op “SILVER” from Brigade 31AA/TS/5/G 10 Dec 45 Copy No. 9.

    11 December 1945

    09-30 hrs – Search carried out by 336 & 337 Batteries – Nothing to report.

    10-30 hrs – Op Order No. 1 of Op “SILVER” prepared and issued to Battery Commands at CO's conference.

    12 December 1945

    Brigade Commander returns to Brigade and assumes command of Brigade from CO 102 LAA Regt.

    Lieutenant W.A. Barnard returns from UK leave.

    13 December 1945

    16-00 hrs – Recce of targets completed by Battery Commanders for Op SILVER.

    14 December 1945

    12-30 hrs – Sigs plan for Op SILVER received (to be destroyed at end of operation).

    21-00 hrs – 50 Royal Marines under command 102 LAA Regt for Op SILVER.

    Lieutenant (QM) Armstrong proceeds on UK leave.

    15 December 1945

    12-00 hrs – CO's conference (final) for Op SILVER. Battery Commanders, Major Smith 2/3 A/T Regt and Captain Turner RM attended.

    13-00 hrs – Guard orders for boat guards and sample passes issued down to each target.

    14-00 hrs – IO (Intelligence Officer) to Brigade for final layout of targets and issued to Batteries.

    18-00 hrs – Final briefing of Op SILVER all officers attended, held at NOIC, HQ.

    16 December 1945

    08-30 hrs – Tac HQ opens MARIENSEL Arsenal.

    09-15 hrs – Z hour. Phase A Pink commences.

    09-55 hrs – Phase A Pink completed.

    10-00 hrs – Phase A Green commences.

    12-25 hrs – Phase A Green completed.

    12-10 hrs – Phase B commences on targets 9-16-17-23.

    12-25 hrs - Phase B commences on targets 3-10.

    12-40 hrs - Phase B commences on target 4.

    12-45 hrs – Resident Guard on Target 9 reduced to 4 NCO's and 12 OR.

    13-15 hrs – Tac HQ closes and returns to normal HQ.

    17 December 1945

    13-00 hrs – Major T.N. Allen returns from UK leave.

    18-00 hrs – Op SILVER conference at 64 HAA Regt HQ. CO, 2i/c, Battery Commanders, and Adjutant present.

    19-30 hrs – Op Order 31AA/TS/5/G 17 Dec 45 received Copy No. 3.

    21-00 hrs – Battery Commanders conference at LINCOLN Barracks, verbal orders issued to Battery Commanders for phase C (hand over of Targets on Tues 18 Dec 45).

    18 December 1945

    Phase C (Hand over of targets) completed, no incidents.

    19 December 1945

    All guards on Op SILVER withdrawn.

    20 – 23 December 1945

    Nothing to report.

    24 December 1945

    Major J.H.S. Burrows returns from UK leave.

    25 December 1945

    10-30 – 13-00 hrs – CO, 2/ic, Adjutant visited all guard committments and Battery Hqs.

    26 December 1945

    Nothing to report.

    27 December 1945

    Lieutenant D.H. Best proceeds on UK leave.

    11-00 hrs – CO to Brigade to meet new Corps Commander, Lt. Gen A. Galloway, CBE, DSO. MC.

    28 December 1945

    Receive information that committments at MARIENSEL Arsenal Map Ref RW.211466 and torpedo dump at Map Ref RW.206466 will be taken over by a Battalion of Canadian North Shore Regt on 30 Dec 45 at 14-30 hrs.

    Captain C.B. Manifold, MC returns from UK leave.

    29 December 1945

    Nothing to report.

    30 December 1945

    14-30 hrs – Guard committments of 336 & 337 Batteries taken over.

    31 December 1945

    Nothing to report.

    Strength at end of month -

    25 Officers
    423 Other Ranks
     
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  5. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    WAR DIARY - JANUARY 1946

    WILHELMSHAVEN

    1 January 1946

    All Ranks have day off duty other than personnel of guard committments.

    Lt L.G Spencer returns from UK leave.

    2 January 1946

    Regimental Medical Officer Captain K Dowson posted to 158 Field Ambulance.

    Guard committments to 31 AA Brigade. 12 by day, 34 by night.

    3 January 1946


    Lt Q.M. Armstrong returns from UL leave.

    4 January 1946

    Captain Woods RAMC posted to the Regt and detached for short period to 64 Regt, RA.

    5 January 1946

    Lt P.A.M. Connolly returns from UK leave.

    6 January 1946

    Captain J A Davies (C of E padre) released under Class “A”.

    7 January 1946

    Received instructions to take over the committments of MARIENSEL & torpedo dump & patrol from 3 North Shore Regt (Cdn) wef from 8 January.

    8 January 1946

    14-00 hrs – Committments taken over as above.

    9 January 1946

    Captain Woods RAMC proceed on A Gp Release.

    10 January 1946

    Lt L.F. Dixon returns from UK leave.

    11 January 1946

    64 Other Ranks proceed on A Group Release of Age/Service Group 25.

    12 January 1946

    Brigade HQ guard of 1 NCO and 6 men to continue until 15 Jan 46.

    13 January 1946

    Lt G.C. Benson & Lt P.A.M. Connolly proceed on A Group release. A/S Grp 22.

    14 January 1946

    CO assumes command of Brigade. Brigade CO on UK leave.
    16 Other Ranks proceed on A Group release. A/S Gp 25.


    15 January 1946

    Captain Gibbons (Chaplains Dept) posted to this Regt.
    Brigade HQ guard committment taken over by 64 Regt RA.


    16 – 17 January 1946

    Nothing to report.

    18 January 1946

    UK leave route changed from Calais to Hook of Holland.

    19 January 1946

    Captain D.R. Haslam proceeds on UK leave via Hook of Holland.
    Received order for disbanding.


    20 – 21 January 1946

    Nothing to report.

    22 January 1946

    Captain A.S. Tucker returns from UK leave.

    23 January 1946

    Captain E.G. Cully returns from UK leave.

    24 January 1946

    Received details of disbandment. Representative to report to 30 Corps HQ Monday 28 Jan 46.

    25 – 27 January 1946

    Nothing to report.

    28 January 1946

    CO and Adjutant report to 30 Corps HQ for disbandment conference and receive details of postings of Officers & Other Ranks subject to 02E authority.

    29 January 1946

    Nothing to report.

    30 January 1946

    Adjutant reports to 02E (Brussels) with posting details to obtain necessary authority for same.

    Captain R.G. Pearce proceeds on A Group release (A/S Gp 23).

    31 January 1946

    Brigade CO returns from UK leave and reassumes command of Brigade from Lt. Col H.L.V. Beddington.

    Strength -

    22 Officers
    326 Other Ranks.
     
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  6. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    WAR DIARY - FEBRUARY 1946

    WILHELMSHAVEN

    1 February 1946

    CO proceeds on UK leave.
    Captian J.G. Blair proceeds on UK leave.


    3 February 1946

    Authority phoned from 02E (Brussels) for commencing disbandment and posting of Officers & Other Ranks.

    5 February 1946

    Adjutant returns from 02E.

    6 February 1946

    Posting of Officers & Personnel commenced.
    Stores & Vehicles handed in.


    7 – 16 February 1946

    Posting of Officers & Personnel continues.

    17 February 1946

    CO returns from UK leave.

    19 February 1946

    CO posted to PW (Prisoner of War) & DP (Displaced Persons) Div (BUNDE) as GSO1.

    21 February 1946

    2nd I/C & Adjutant left unit on Class “A” release.

    24 February 1946

    Captain J.G. Blair returns from UK leave.

    26 February 1946

    Captain J.G. Blair and Captain E.C. Culley posted to 121 Medium Regt, RA.

    17 – 28 February 1946

    Posting of personnel continues.
     
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  7. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    WAR DIARY – MARCH 1946

    WILHELMSHAVEN

    4 March 1946


    Lieutenant (QuarterMaster) J.A.Armstrong & 8 Other Ranks – being remaining personnel of rear party – posted to units.

    102 LAA Regiment disbandment completed.

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  8. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

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  9. Pieter F

    Pieter F Very Senior Member

    You're welcome Rob. I am glad I was able to be of any assistance!
     
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  10. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    Pieter,

    Without your help getting the article published, this successful bit of research would never have happened.

    Groetjes - Rob
     
  11. 4jonboy

    4jonboy Daughter of a 56 Recce

    Lovely bit of research and photos Rob.
    Thank you for posting

    Lesley
     
  12. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

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  13. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Great posts Rob, thanks for sharing your finds.
     
  14. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    This is a photo of A Troop, 336 Battery, I've just received from the daughter of Gunner E.W. Barker (He is front row, 2nd from the right). It was taken on a course during 1944, before going to France in June 1944. If you recognise a relative, drop me a line to the e-mail address in Post 1.

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  15. Historic Steve

    Historic Steve Researching 21 Army Group/BAOR post VE day

    Many thanks Rob for sharing this fine detail that helps mine and Bluebell Minor's post May 45 research
     
  16. Bluebell Minor

    Bluebell Minor Junior Member

    Rob

    A tremendous read indeed-thank you

    One minor point I believe the Regiment relieved 27 Battalion of 116 Infantry Brigade Royal Marines in Wilhelmshaven in June 1945 not as stated
     
  17. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    Even the guys who wrote the war diary got things wrong occasionally. :)
     
  18. Pieter F

    Pieter F Very Senior Member

    Rob, please let me know if you have any other potos taken in Holland which you would like to identify.
     
  19. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    Here are a few nice photos I've received from relatives of men who served.

    This was taken at Wilhelmshaven in Germany. Gunner Don Clarke of 338 Battery is on the left with an unknown colleague. Nice to see the TAC number and mention of the Regiment from which 102 LAA was formed.

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    Gunner E.W. Barker (centre) with two unknown colleagues (friends). Photo probably taken in Breda, late 1944, early 1945.

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    A Self propelled 40mm Bofor of A Troop, 336 Battery. Sergeant G.E. Smith is front centre and Gunner E W Barker is front, 2nd from the right. Gunner Herbert Robinson is wearing the binoculars. Names of the others are unknown. Photo taken Winter of 1944/45. The style of the building behind, places them in either Belgium or the Netherlands.

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  20. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    The Regiment had access to stables in Wilhelmshaven, as the two photos show.

    BSM Dowdall of 336 Battery and Gunner Don Clarke of 338 Battery

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