67 Field Regt RA

Discussion in 'Royal Artillery' started by Scott1975, Feb 23, 2018.

  1. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    There is a publication by a former member of the regiment, but it's rare and hard to find:


    Published by Square One Publications in 1995
    ISBN: 1872017975
  2. Scott1975

    Scott1975 Active Member

    'Slaps forehead' for getting all excited and forgetting what was already posted!
    Thank you again.

    The bit missing on the said paper just said 15/40 67th posted (from?)
    Was too big to fit in my scanner.

    That is a great pic and i have heard of the book,as you said it's hard to find.Not in stock wherever i've looked.
  3. Scott1975

    Scott1975 Active Member

    It seems to me that my g'dad pretty much spent the whole of Anzio in hospital or recovery?
  4. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.

    Scot, thanks for the heads up that I got off Owen over the weekend;).. The only thing is, I read it at about 04.00 hrs on Monday morning. Went to work & did not get back until tonight (the joys of work)! So I'm late to your thread. I can see your in safe hands.. Good work by the way Charley. See the scans below. I obtained the book a while back for £15.00 from Stellabooks.Com.

    For once, I'm in a pickle! Of a norm, I would have said start a conversation with me regarding doing some scans for you. Only problem is, its a paperback & I do not want to split the spine. Do you reside in the UK? Its a book of 255 pages.. The maps could have been done better! The rest of it is spot on. I'm guessing that there could be someway around this, if you have a decent camera? A splendid Division by the way. My Grandfather was a machine gunner with them:cool:


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  5. minden1759

    minden1759 Senior Member


    May I borrow the book?


  6. Scott1975

    Scott1975 Active Member

    Thank you for looking in Stuart and for the scans,that book is a bugger to trace!
    I am in the UK yes,Cambridgeshire.
    My grandfather was in 266 bat.

    I've been lucky here and had great info from all that have posted.
  7. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.

    Of course.

    I'm sure you'll get one of your boys to do a decent copy?:unsure: Only joshing..

    In the post when I get chance.. It would be handy if you manage to do this?

  8. Scott1975

    Scott1975 Active Member

    Don't split the spine Stuart!
    I'd love to see a copy.
  9. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.

    Scot, I will not be doing that. I once did that a while back with another paper back & it was ruined.Thankfully it was not rare. I'm willing to lend you the book on condition that you do not put it face down on a scanner. You may have some other way of copying it?

    Don't bother copying the maps, its like a kid has drawn them! I've got the originals from the Divisional histories. Will send them on.
    The illustrations are pretty good & sharp. You will see all regarding the difference when you get them & view the ones in the book.
    Clock the Preface in the book.

    If you wish to start a conversation with me & give me your address, then I can send you the book. I will also give Frank's address so that you can post it on to him.Two birds killed with one stone.! I'm sure he will not mind.

    Regards, P.S. I will also require your Email address.
  10. Scott1975

    Scott1975 Active Member

    Thank you so much,i will message you.
  11. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Use Special Delivery & not just normal mail.
    Less likely to go missing in the post & it's insured.
  12. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.

    Charley, I've sent the book to Scott who is on with the job of copying it!:cool: Also sent the relevant original maps that are in the book.

    This book may be of interest to yourself, & will send on if required? This Division not normally being your bag.

  13. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    Top stuff, Stu.

    I would be kind of half interested in the book, but I'm going to pass--you wouldn't believe the stack of reading I have waiting.

    Good of you to offer all the same--think collectively we've set Scott well along on the path.
  14. Scott1975

    Scott1975 Active Member

    Stuart thank you so much for the loan of the book,i'll try to get to the post office this week/tues of next week latest to send it on.
    My best attempt at a copy i will send this weekend.
  15. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.

    Scott, hows it looking regarding the book? I'm glad it has helped you out. Looking forward to getting the diaries. That's another one off the list of the Division.

  16. Scott1975

    Scott1975 Active Member

    The book was great,helped me alot.
    My best attempt at a copy will be sorted tomorrow and tues it will be posted on as i need to go in the post office to do a recorded delivery.
    Also it's been bloody miserable here weather wise and i've put it off due to the fear of it getting wet in transit.
  17. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.

    Charley, a slight correction. Pantelleria is not in Sicliy. 1 Division captured the island before the invasion of Sicily started. Please See map below.

  18. Scott1975

    Scott1975 Active Member

    Can anyone confirm the rank of the officer in each pic? I'm trying as hard as i can to trace the troop,thanks for any help.


  19. Scott1975

    Scott1975 Active Member

    Second Lieutenant i'd guess but that looks like a large pip,is that normal?
  20. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    I stand corrected.

    It probably was a part of Sicily a few million years ago, but I don't think that's a good defence for me.

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