113th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, The Royal Artillery. Following their journey through Europe

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  1. Nick P

    Nick P New Member

    What a fantastic post. The diary is particularly fascinating, which I shall read in full later. My Grandfather was in the 113th and I thought I would see if I could find out exactly when and where he was especially with D-Day very much in the news.

    I always remembering him saying they were frustrated not to be in the invasion action earlier - but they made up for it later. He was a commercial signwriter before/after the war and upon the liberation of Belsen he produced all the signs to inform the world of the camp via the cine films made.

    Attached Files:

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  2. Nick P

    Nick P New Member

    Fabulous - I was able to locate my Grandfather's movements. He always said around D-Day they all just wanted "to get off that bloody boat!" He was onboard for days - in the post D-Day storm, anchored around Juno and Sword, with food supplies dwindling - although who was eating in Force 6 and 7 storms? Could I please ask if you have 27th and 28th June, which seems to be missing from the diary.
  3. ramacal

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

    I've checked the file. I must have missed a page. My apologies.
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  4. John Shepherd

    John Shepherd New Member

    I have just started out trying to trace my father's route through from Juno Beach to Belsen with the 113th Light A A Unit. He was Walter Ernest Arthur Shepherd (for short called Jack!) Have found your upload of Unit War Diaries to Nov 1944 miraculous! Many thanks. I have two questions: (1) did you secure the remaining War Diaries to Belsen and discharge and (2) is there any way of finding out any more detail on where he might have been in a smaller unit e.g. company?
    Best wishes,

    John Shepherd
  5. Historic Steve

    Historic Steve Researching 21 Army Group/BAOR post VE day

    Since my post on 30 Jun 17 now have 100/103 AA Bde War Diaries so need to make some changes/additions

    113th (2nd/5th Durham Light Infantry) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA
    8 May 45 – 100th Anti-Aircraft Brigade RA attached 103rd Anti-Aircraft Brigade RA command 2nd Army
    RHQ: Bergen-Belsen
    23 May 45 – relieved by 102 Control Section – to Bergen-Lohheide Kaserne
    24 May 45 – Hamburg-Harburg harbour area – returns to 100th Anti-Aircraft Brigade RA now 43rd (Wessex) Infantry Division
    25 May 45 – Travemünde area north-east of Lübeck for rest and recuperation
    1 Jun 45 – Timmendorfer Strand north-east of Lübeck
    368 Battery – Bad Schwartau north-east of Lübeck
    369 Battery – Israelsdorf north-east of Lübeck
    370 Battery – Israelsdorf north-east of Lübeck
    6 Jun 45 – attached 8th Armoured Brigade command 30th Corps formed 30th Corps District 11 Jun 45
    RHQ: Ronnenberg south-west of Hannover
    368 Battery – North Ronnenberg
    369 Battery – Ronnenberg
    370 Battery – Seelze north-west of Hannover
    18 Jun 45 – handed in guns and converts to Occupational War Establishment
    6 Aug 45 – 8th Armoured Brigade
    29 Oct 45 – 306th Infantry Brigade RA of 51st (Highland) Infantry Division
    RHQ: Bad Pyrmont or Hameln (awaiting brigade war diaries)
    23 Feb 46 – disbandment order received
    4 Mar 46 – disbanded

    21st Army Group later British Army of the Rhine

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