67 Field Regt RA

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

  1. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.

    I can be, when i'm passing by in my wagon. Not sure why you are asking if I'm anywhere near Worcester? No worries..

    Regards,
    Stu.
     
  2. Uncle Target

    Uncle Target Learning more every day

    I could show you the records together with photos and even give you a copy of the book but cant put pics on line due to copyrights and wont put the book on line for others to copy. Catch 22 Im afraid.
    The archive is a good meting place but not in a truck but I am retired and thre miles from M42 J19 services if you are keen
     
  3. Uncle Target

    Uncle Target Learning more every day

    M42 j10 services is nearby. A History is fromthe War Diaries PM wrote them he was 67 Fr adjutant then 266 Bty BC Then 2ic Regt.
     
  4. Scott1975

    Scott1975 Active Member

    Our threads need merging, admin if you can add mine here please as this old timer will make a better thread than me.
     
  5. Scott1975

    Scott1975 Active Member

    Pic copy writes is a topic i asked about, so i was told any taken by the 'Army' in the war are fair game now.
     
  6. Uncle Target

    Uncle Target Learning more every day

    IWM grant pics free for non commercial use provided you leave their logo on it and use their description and numbers.
    What exactly is non commercial use. I think we can share on private emails provided we dont put them up for public display where others can abuse the privilege.
    This site has had its share of copyright isues lokking at the intro section.
    The reason uI havent tried other publishers with my book is they want pics which would all be IWM photos andcost me a grand before I got further.
    To add to this I found Albamy claiming copyright on G pics of IWM pics that I have for non com use.
    I dont want to chance getingscrewed by a multi national outfit.
    No such thing as fair game. They are rich andwe are not.
     
  7. Scott1975

    Scott1975 Active Member

  8. Scott1975

    Scott1975 Active Member

    Please share your thoughts on any of my pics UT.

    Regards
    Scott
     
  9. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.

    Scott, I can see why you would want to merge the threads. For the record, your thread was rather interesting, & it turned out well if you ask me?

    Regards,
    Stu.
     
  10. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.

    Uncle Target, that is a kind offer from yourself. As I've mentioned, I would be keen to see what you have. If you don't mind, I can start a conversation with you, & we can exchange email addresses, documents, pics & books? I'm willing to pass on the Histories of the Division.. ANZIO CAMPAIGN January-June 1944 & FLORENCE TO MONTE GRANDE August 1944-January 1945. Not sure if you have them or not? If you are talking about Whitfield's book, I've already got a copy?

    Regards,
    Stu.
     
  11. Uncle Target

    Uncle Target Learning more every day

    I have all that I think I need to accomplish my aims which is to help people seeking to find out about the 67th and to expand on 373 Coastal Battery. Whilst I am happy to point people in the right direction I am not into trading copies as I don't regard myself as a collector. I placed my original copies in Archives which will eventually be catalogued in National Archives for all to see for many years.
    I am quite happy to provide information and discuss the Regiments history but avoid personal details etc.
    I am yet to find out how to or even if it is possible to provide discreet private messages on this site, which I will need to do if discussing relatives of men in the Regt. Not everyone wants to air their washing in public.
    Hope this doesn't come across as hostile but I am from another Generation see my next post.
     
  12. Uncle Target

    Uncle Target Learning more every day

    I began work in 1964 in a large factory with 1000 employees with a personnel list akin to the United Nations.
    Most of the maintenance guys I worked with had fought in the war, on various sides.
    My foreman was a Chindit he never talked about the war.
    The shop steward was in the Navy sunk twice on Motor Gun Boats off Dover so was posted to the safest ship in the Navy
    the Prince of Wales. He was nicknamed Jonah.
    One guy was Polish he turned up one night shift with some photo's of himself one in Naples smiling like a Cheshire cat standing by an American truck whilst his mates were removing a wheel apparently to be sold to Italians standing nearby. He then produced a picture of a group of Polish soldiers raising the Polish Flag on the top of Monte Casino, he was one of them.

    Tread carefully things are not always what they seem.
    Some things one will never speak of due to respect and dignity for others.
    I am familiar with war stories.
    Two Uncle's fought in Burma, one a signaller with the Chindits one at Imphal, another a signaller in the desert then Italy.
    They never mentioned it.
    Its all history to me not an opportunity to substitute the excitement that I missed.

    I sincerely hope that I can help and not offend people with genuine enquiries.
    Their responses may, with their permission, go into records somewhere but will not be for sale by me.
    Depending of course on the limitations of this site.
     
  13. Uncle Target

    Uncle Target Learning more every day

    I have tried to post a message on your airborne forum but its disappeared.
    I am seeking records of the German 4th Parachute Division who it is believed snatched the Battery Commander of 266/67 on 10th December 1944. His grave was found at the end of hostilities in Ferrara marked died of wounds 25.12.44. An obit in a local paper stated he died of wounds in a German Military Hospital. When did he receive his wounds, presumably during his capture.
     
  14. Uncle Target

    Uncle Target Learning more every day

    Things cutting out and going astray,
    using my wife's laptop she's not very happy so I will go now.
    Hope my PC is repaired soon, its gone away under warranty.
    Back to the tablet touch touchy screen.
     
  15. Uncle Target

    Uncle Target Learning more every day

    D troop 266 bty firing high register 2nd December 1944 San Clemente. I think pics were taken to show how to construct the gun pit following a paper by Major David Shepherd on the subject of high register firing. (See War Diaries) First conducted by D Troop at Anzio to drop shells into the Molletta in dead ground. At San Clemente they had two problems. Short range crest clearance for counter mortar fire and crest clearance at longer range due to the mountain peaks requiring supercharge hence the mod during rest in Florence of the muzzle break to reduce recoil particuarly when the gun was standing up on the trail.
    F troop also fired hr see Eyes and Ears but their pits werent as pretty. D troop had professional builders in their ranks hence they made the demo pits.
     
  16. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Done.
     
  17. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.

    I see that there is little detail in the 6 Gordons war diary for the 10th December. I'm stating the obvious here, but it may be wise to see if we can get the records of the 10th,11th &12th Parachute Grenadier Regiments? May well be a tall order.
     
  18. Uncle Target

    Uncle Target Learning more every day

    Pantelleria: 67 never went there only 35 Bty 2FR went. Due to a shortage of landing craft. Made up for by a very heavy naval bombardment after which the island surrendered. (Ubiqui A.M. Cheetham).
    67 sent 2 men with a water bowser.
    Went to Italy 1st camp Tarranto where they left for Palestine Jan 1945.
    War Diaries.
     
  19. Uncle Target

    Uncle Target Learning more every day

    Major Shepherd went with Major Rose 2i/c Gordons to the Rovine OP Major Rose went to his company.
    Upon his return Major Shepherd had not returned so they sent out a search party which found his helmet.
    As he knew the area well and was 600yds from TAC HQ he did not wait for an escort.
    He had worked with the Gordons since Anzio where he got his MC supporting them.
    He spoke Italian and knew the area, especially Bolgnia well so they expected him to escape.
    Did he and did he die in the attempt or did he die as a result of interogation or a bang on the head when captured.
     
  20. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.

    With all respect to yourself, but I'm not sure? I'm seeing two threads.
     

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