187543 Lieutenant James 'Jimmy' Quentin Hughes RA on Malta

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  1. vitellino

    vitellino Senior Member

    Hello everybody,

    I have come across Quentin Hughes' obituary in The Telegraph which states:

    Hughes was posted to 48/71 D Battery RA on Malta, which had the task of defending the Fleet Air Arm airfield.

    Is this description of the RA Unit correct?


  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    The Batteries

    Then use Ctrl&f type in 48/71 see results

    Quentin Hughes (architect) - Wikipedia
    On the outbreak of war Hughes volunteered for the Royal Artillery and was posted to 208 Anti-Aircraft Training Regiment before obtaining his commission in 1940. Hughes was posted to Malta with 48/71 D Battery RA, from which his lifelong love of the island and interest in its architecture began


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  3. timuk

    timuk Well-Known Member

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  4. vitellino

    vitellino Senior Member

    Thanks, both of you.

    I can now do my translation! D Battery stands for Defence Battery


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