18/94 Field Regt Artillery, Bangalore

Discussion in 'Burma & India' started by Andy Prime, Jul 24, 2005.

  1. Andy Prime

    Andy Prime Junior Member

    Hello All

    I am researching my family history and have come across the fact that a grandfather of mine was in the Artillery, I have a letter addressed as below:

    "14830361 Gunner ? Colyer, B.H.Q, 94/18 Field Regt. R.A, Bangalore, India Command"

    Possible first name Herbert, or could have been one of several brothers. Date about 1943/1944.

    Can someone clarify what the 94/18 is, I presume its battery and division ?

    Any pointers to references about the war in this area wrt Artillery Regiments ?

    Many thanks

  2. spidge


    Hi Andy,

    Welcome to the forum.

    Someone here should be able to point you in the right direction.
  3. Andy Prime

    Andy Prime Junior Member


    I think I may have found the answer, on this interesting artillery site:


    it appears to indicate that Grandad was in the 94th Battery of the 18th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery.

    From http://www.britains-smallwars.com/India/units.html comes..

    "18th Field Regiment R.A. This unit was stationed at Bangalore between 1945 to 1947 and carried out Internal Security duties until Independence, after handing over the ordnance and vehicles to 18th Indian Field Regiment I.A. the regiment returned home as 68th Regiment R.A."

    And an interesting story of events found at:

  4. Kiwiwriter

    Kiwiwriter Very Senior Member

    Andy, welcome to the forum, do tell us about yourself, and I hope you enjoy it here.

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