4 ‘Ulster’ LAA Regiment, RA

Discussion in 'Royal Artillery' started by saintconor, Jun 28, 2019.

  1. pete mully

    pete mully Member

    Thanks for the reply bill my dad and freddie got seperated from their own battery so were both reported as missing in action i think this may of happened with some other batterys of the 3 rd reg guys ,there is a IWM photo of my dad and freddie on board a boat which was being evacated from le harve / cherburg the photo was taken on 13 june 1940
     
  2. I was able to amend the post now.
    Thank you for your help.
    B
     
  3. pete mully

    pete mully Member

    Thanks for the reply bill my dad and freddie got seperated from their own 10 th battery so were both reported as missing in action i found both of them listed as casualties / missing in action in army casualties records they were listed as missing around the 24 of may ? this may of also of happened with some other guys from other battery's belonging to the 3 rd ulster reg. As far as i know around that date the 10th battery were positioned at Carvin, the 11th battery were positioned at Richarderie and 12th Battery was in the Dunkirk area.There is a IWM photo of my dad and freddie on board a boat which was being evacuated from le harve / cherburg the photo was taken on 13 june 1940 After my dad got back he was sent to middle wallop a fighter airfield duing the battle of britain ,the airfield was badly bombed duing the battle of britain whilst he was there,my dad made / carved a signet ring out of a piece of perspex windscreen from a crashed german bomber that was shot down over the airfield i think somewere i may still have it .
     
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2021
  4. Stuart Young

    Stuart Young Member

    This is a photo of an 11 battery football team during the Phoney War in France in 1939. My grandfather, Charlie Stewart, is second on the left in the front row beside the kneeling gunner in uniform. I have been told that the soldier sitting in front is Belgian rather than French. As I have posted before, there is a mystery with my grandfather as he and some companions from 11 bty were apparently cut off from Dunkirk and were evacuated from another part of the coast. They had to appeal in later years for the issue of the Dunkirk medal, but unfortunately I don't have any paperwork. Aftter the war my grandfather remained close freinds with Major 'Daddy' Dunne and became President of the Royal Artillery Old Comrades Association NI.
     

    Attached Files:

Share This Page