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14th Corunna Field Battery India

Discussion in 'Royal Artillery' started by Maureene, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. Maureene

    Maureene Well-Known Member

    I recently came across this set of photos on Flickr.com which are titled
    “WW2 Pictures by my Dad. Some pictures taken by my Dad of World War 2 and his R.A. Battery's part in it. (14th Field Battery)”
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/pjbullous/sets/72157625855561476/with/5367770493/

    Some of the photos are tagged India WW2 including this photo which says 14th Corunna Field Battery
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/pjbullous/5367760049/in/set-72157625855561476/

    About half the photos seem to be taken in 1935 in what was called the Mohmand Operations . I am trying to find out what period this Battery was in India, or at least confirm whether it was in India during WW2. I can’t find any references at all to the 14th Corunna Field Battery. Would this Battery be part of another Brigade or Regiment?

    I have looked in
    http://nigelef.tripod.com/regtsumm.htm and
    http://ra39-45.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/index.html but can’t find anything, but perhaps I am not looking in the right place.


    Cheers
    Maureen
     
  2. op-ack

    op-ack Senior Member

    Maureen

    Contact Firepower the Regimental museum on research@firepower.org.uk

    The librarian will have all the details you want, but there may be a charge.

    Phil
     
  3. mapshooter

    mapshooter Senior Member

    14 (Corunna) became 14/66 in 1938 then 17 (Corunna) in 1947. The still exist and their battery history collection may have the infirmation you want. However, they are stationed in Germany.
     
  4. Maureene

    Maureene Well-Known Member

  5. mapshooter

    mapshooter Senior Member

    I'm only working from the RA History, which is a reliable source.

    Jul 1920, 4 Field Brigade, stationed in Shorncliffe, with 7, 14 & 66 Field Btys and 4 Howitzer Bty.
    Aug 1929, 4 Fd Bde, stationed in Lille Bks Aldershot since Feb 28, warned for service in India, btys as above
    May 1938, 4 Mechanised Bde in Nowshera since 30/11/34, 4 (Cole's Kop) How, 7 (Sandhams Coy), 14 (Corunna), 66 How.
    Bty Comd was Maj HP McC Glover MC.

    The 1938 reorg of arty replaced the 4 x 6 Bde with the 2 x 12 Regt, meaning pairs of btys in each regt merged. As previously stated 14 merged with 66.
     
  6. Maureene

    Maureene Well-Known Member

    Thank you mapshooter

    Cheers
    Maureen
     

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