60Fld Regt.R/A.

Discussion in 'Service Records' started by Peter E Sharp, Mar 4, 2018.

  1. Peter E Sharp

    Peter E Sharp New Member

    Looking at my dad's records,he entered
    CONCESSIONAL AREA. in Burma 7/4/44 and next entry 24/8/44 Admitted Hosp Bmh Bangalore To X(ii)list then repatriation to UK.This is the only reference to his service in Burma,he was awarded the Burma star,does he have any connection with the Chindits,him being in the 60Regt.R/A.I've heard him mention the name,but around 70yrs ago not long after the war and I've only recently acquired his records.He was also awarded the Africa star after being wounded in Syria.
     
  2. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Peter,

    The dates given do match 60 Field Regiment RA and there involvement with the 23rd British Infantry Brigade in 1944. This Brigade were designated and trained as Chindits, but did not enter or fight in Burma. Instead they were used against the Japanese in Assam, during the enemy's invasion of India.

    On the 6-7th April, 60 FR RA were moved by river and then train to the Manipur Road, an area under great threat by the Japanese at that time.

    After 4 months on active service against the enemy, the Regiment was moved out during the third week of August to Bangalore, taking up residence at the Ibalur Camp. Seen below are two pages of the war diary confirming the above information. The Burma Star was awarded to service personnel who fought the Japanese in Assam, at places such as Imphal and Kohima and the surrounding areas.

    April .JPG August.JPG
     
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  3. Peter E Sharp

    Peter E Sharp New Member

    Thanks for your reply,l've aquired a copy of the book ALL THE KINGS ENEMIES and everything in it relates to my dad's records,have just read upto chapter 22 at present,boarding
    the Ile de France at Port Tewfik bound for the Far East,a very comprehensive record of 60F RA answering a lot questions.
    Thanks again for your information



    In
     
  4. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Glad to have helped out. The book sounds interesting, is this the one about the 'Lincolnshire Gunners?
     
  5. Peter E Sharp

    Peter E Sharp New Member

    It is yes,don't know how dad got in the Lincolnshire Gunners him being from Sheffield,almost everyone else is from Lincolnshire area obviously,very proud of him though never spoke of what he did.Records say he had 3 spells in hospital each time reverting to lower rank then reinstated after discharge
    to A/P/L/Sgt. normal practice??
     
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  6. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Thanks, let me know if you think I can be of any further help.

    Steve
     
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    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

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