69 Bty 21 LIGHT ANTI-AIRCRAFT REGIMENT RA before Dec 1941

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  1. John Patrick

    John Patrick troop movements March/April 1942

    My uncle was in 69 Bty 21 LIGHT ANTI-AIRCRAFT REGIMENT RA , and I was told they were stationed at Hounslow before Dec 1941 I would be grateful if any one can help me
     
  2. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Hello John do you have his service records?
    Also hopefully someone might have the war diaries for that period which would confirm where they were

    regards
    Clive
     
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  3. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

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  4. hutt

    hutt Member

    I have 1st AA division diaries and I think all the constituent brigade diaries but can’t check until the weekend. It’s quite likely they would be mentioned in there I think.
    Possibly 49 AA Brigade at a guess.
     
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  6. hutt

    hutt Member

    I was hoping to find some references to 69Bty, 21st LAA Regiment in either a 1st AA Division, 49th AA Brigade or possibly 26th AA Brigade diaris but I don't seem to have found anything. I do have 79LAA Bty up to March 41 and there is a suggestion in there that they may have been part of another brigade. I guess it will need the actual 69 battery diary to see if Hounslow possibly makes sense but that appears to run only to March 41 as well.

    Reference: WO 166/2816
    Description:
    ANTI-AIRCRAFT COMMAND: LIGHT ANTI-AIRCRAFT BATTERIES: 69 Light Anti-Aircraft Battery (LAA).
    Date: 1939 Aug.-Oct., 1940 Jan., - 1941 Mar.

    The regiment diary runs a little later and may have a clue as to what Division / Brigade they were under and there may be merit in following that up

    Reference: WO 166/2691
    Description:
    ANTI-AIRCRAFT COMMAND: LIGHT ANTI-AIRCRAFT REGIMENTS: 21 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment (LAA).
    Date: 1939 Aug.- 1941 Oct.
     
  7. timuk

    timuk Well-Known Member

    Two suggestions.
    Have you tried the RA Archives. They hold data sheets on RA Regts. The one I obtained (£20, I think) on 35th LAA had comprehensive information on the Battery movements in the UK prior to deployment to the Far East.
    Secondly. Lt Col Saunders wrote a report on 21 LAA which may help. At the moment I can't find it. It may be WO 106/2563 - I'll keep looking.

    Tim
     

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