5th (Huntingdon) Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment

Discussion in 'British Army Units - Others' started by Steve Bell, Jan 4, 2019.

  1. Steve Bell

    Steve Bell Member

    My late Dad was in the above Regiment and recently some books have come to light. I have searched the site to see if they have already been uploaded but can only see one and a reference to others. I was wondering if someone could point me in the right direction if they were of interest. Anyway here is a list of the following books/maps;
    1. 5th(Huntingdonshire) Battalion - The Northamptonshire Regt. - Addresses of Past and Present Members
    January 1946.
    2. The 5th Battalion the Northamptonshire Regiment in Italy - Compiled by Capt. Ian A McKee (95 pages) with
    a separate Maps of the History enclosed at the back.
    3. 78th Division Victory Parade - Spittal - Austria 6thJuly 1945.
     
  2. minden1759

    minden1759 Senior Member

    Steve.

    I have the story of 5 NORTHANTS during their time at Cassino during the Fourth Battle if that helps. They were one of the three infantry battalions in 11 Infantry Brigade which was part of 78 Infantry Division.

    Regards

    Frank
     
  3. Bruneval

    Bruneval Active Member

    Steve,

    You may want to get in touch with one of the site members - 'Drew5233'. He might have the Bn's War Diary which would assist you in understanding what your father was experiencing.

    Regards

    Bruneval
     
  4. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member

  5. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    I thought Steve was offering to upload them not trying to find them or have I misunderstood ? :unsure:

    Kyle
     
  6. Steve Bell

    Steve Bell Member

    Yes Kyle you are spot on, sorry for the confusion. I have posted some samples. I thought they might help someone.
    Best regards - Steve
     

    Attached Files:

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  7. minden1759

    minden1759 Senior Member

    Steve.

    I would love to see the pages and maps from Capt Mckee’s book on their period at Cassino.

    Regards

    Frank
     
  8. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.

    Looks has if I'll be doing some shopping about for this rare book.. It crossed my mind a while back if 5 Northamptons had done one. If i can get a copy, then that will complete all three brigades of 78 Division.o_O Happy Days. Thanks Steve. Edit: Regimental or Battalion..

    Regards
    Stu.
     
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  9. Steve Bell

    Steve Bell Member

    I am not sure of the easiest way to post copies on this site as the address book has 50 pages, the Battalion one has 95 pages(larger than A4 paper and a bit to big for my scanner) and the maps are about 11(again larger than A4). The best way I can think of is taking individual photos of each page and uploading them to yourselves unless you could advise me a different way.
    Also interesting is that Capt. Ian McKee persuaded the German Cavalry Corps Mobile Printing Press to print the account.
    I live in Kettering if you are close by or arrange a meeting if you want see them.
    Best regards - Steve
     
  10. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    You could create an album or two in the forum Gallery . That would be better than adding them to this thread. Thank you for offering to share them with us.
     
  11. minden1759

    minden1759 Senior Member

    Steve.

    Great steer from Owen.

    Regards

    Frank
     
  12. Steve Bell

    Steve Bell Member

    Thanks chaps, I will get to work
    Best regards - Steve
     
  13. Steve Bell

    Steve Bell Member

    Thanks for that Tullybone, I had stumbled across that when I was searching earlier on. I was wondering if a copy of that booklet was given to everyone in the 78th Division after the parade or how it was issued post parade.
    Best regards - Steve
     
  14. Steve Bell

    Steve Bell Member

    Just to let you know that with the help of the Forum members I have uploaded these books, maps etc with regard to the 5th (Huntingdon) Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment in the Gallery section. I hope they are readable and helpful to someone.

    Best Regards - Steve
     
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  15. bexley84

    bexley84 Well-Known Member

    Great work Steve - I've started looking at/reading them.
     
  16. minden1759

    minden1759 Senior Member

    Steve.

    The maps are superb.

    Regards

    Frank
     

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