49th Div (Polar Bears) OP "REGENTS-PARK" Mar 1945.

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  1. Rob Dickers

    Rob Dickers 10th MEDIUM REGT RA

    Hi Chaps
    Am looking for info on this Op (REGENTS PARK) by the 49th Div Polar-Bears, Dos'nt say which Bde in the Diaries March 8th 1945 clearing West Bank of the Rhine.
    10 Med Diaries attached.
    Anything would be good.
    Cheers
    Rob
     

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  2. englandphil

    englandphil Very Senior Member

    Rob, drawing a complete blank on this one.
     
  3. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Nothing in The Polar Bears by Delaforce, sorry.
     
  4. Rob Dickers

    Rob Dickers 10th MEDIUM REGT RA

    Phil & Owen
    Many thanks for looking for me , bit of a hard one these small Ops, Regt firing on Arnhem, so prob somthing to do with the liberation of the city.
    Rob
     
  5. englandphil

    englandphil Very Senior Member

    Rob, I couldnt even find a reference to 10th Med regt with the 49th Div. I'll have another look through the books that I have over the weekend, as have quite a bit on veritable and March 45.
     
  6. Rob Dickers

    Rob Dickers 10th MEDIUM REGT RA

    Phil
    Thanks again, Medium Regts RA were Corps Arty under AGRA Command not Divisonal so don't appear in Div Regt records (sometimes mentioned) like Div or Regt Field do. but in this case they were being directly commanded by the 49th. Div.
    Cheers Rob
     
  7. ramacal

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

    Hi Rob

    It was probably a small operation to help keep the enemies head down. Lots appear in the WD of my Dad's unit as well, the details of which I can't find.

    The operation to finally take Arnhem was between 12 - 16 April and called Operation Quick ANger. I have some papers on this op from 49 Division as 2 batteries of my Dad's unit were under their command. I can't see any refernce to 2 AGRA or 10 Medium in these.

    Cheers - Robert
     
  8. Bala

    Bala Member

    Rob
    Cannot find reference to "OP-REGENTS PARK" but the 1st Bn Leicesters, 11th Bn Royal Scots Fusiliers & 7th Duke of Wellington Regt. were all from 147 Infantry Brigade (49 DIV) and active in March. 89 LAA Regt. RA used their Ack-Ack guns to fire across the river about this time.

    Regards
     
  9. Rob Dickers

    Rob Dickers 10th MEDIUM REGT RA

    Rob
    Cannot find reference to "OP-REGENTS PARK" but the 1st Bn Leicesters, 11th Bn Royal Scots Fusiliers & 7th Duke of Wellington Regt. were all from 147 Infantry Brigade (49 DIV) and active in March. 89 LAA Regt. RA used their Ack-Ack guns to fire across the river about this time.

    Regards
    Bala.
    Cheers for the info on the Battalion, it looks like the Op was to small to record anywhere especialy as it was deemed a failure at the time.
    Rob
     

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