7th Anti Tank Regiment RCA

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  1. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

    Hi rdtibbi and welcome.

    It is rare to find a copy of an MID citation for British in our National Archives. Maybe the Canadian Archives were better at keeping them. Have you tried there?

    Cheers - Rob
     
  2. klambie

    klambie Senior Member

    A check of my reference for Canadian Awards shows just the information on when it was gazetted:

    TIBBITS, Earl Addington, Gunner (G.4344) - Mention in Despatches - RCA - awarded as per Canada Gazette dated 6 January 1945 and CARO/5255 dated 10 January 1945.

    That's pretty typical for MiDs. I'd try the history mentioned in #8 in this thread (probably tough to track down), after which you'd have to get into unit documents and get a bit lucky to find more. That would be War Diaries or other surviving unit documentation in Ottawa . Possibly at the RCA Museum in Shilo, though that's a bit of a guess.
     
  3. 17thDYRCH

    17thDYRCH Senior Member

    rtdibbi,

    I have access to a very good researcher based in Ottawa. If you want his contact info, please send me a PM.
    All credit to Klambie for rounding up the researcher.
     
  4. rdtibbi

    rdtibbi Junior Member

    Thanks Guys.. I've looked into the Canadian Archives but found nothing..

    I would like to have the contact info for you Ottawa researcher..

    Roger..
     
  5. 17thDYRCH

    17thDYRCH Senior Member

    Thanks Guys.. I've looked into the Canadian Archives but found nothing..

    I would like to have the contact info for you Ottawa researcher..

    Roger..

    Roger,
    Private message sent.

    Cheers
    Randy
     
  6. Stjohnrv

    Stjohnrv New Member

    Hi, 1st time on this forum, I wish I had found it years ago. My father was with the 104th ATbattery, 7 Rgt RCA, BSM James Turner Thompson. My father was killed on march 7th,1944 while directing unit traffic returning to a rest area. He was killed when a gun passing beside him detonated a mine which flipped over onto him. he was pronounced dead at the field hospital the same day of blast and crushing trama. If anyone reading these forums has any pictures or documents mentioning my Dad I would love to hear of them.
     
  7. Saguanay

    Saguanay Junior Member

    With Remembrance Day coming up.
     

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  8. Hello all. My father J. Orville Cochrane G7421 was with the 104th ATB. Most were from the Fredericton area, Dad joined late and was from the Moncton Area. He wrote his memories for us, so I have some interesting stories to share if anyone is interested. I have recently been incontact with James Turner Tompson's son Richard and I look forward to anyone else willing to share. I also have some pictures from their time in England etc. I am recently interested in Dads memories and look forward to hearing from any family members of the boys of the 104th.
     
  9. Stjohnrv

    Stjohnrv New Member

    My Father, James Turner Thompson # G5015 , BSM 104th AT , 7th RCA killed March 7, 1944.( have learned he as the 1st fatality in the unit) I have a document showing he was mentioned in dispatches, but his ribbon does not have the "cluster" acknowledging the honour. Can anyone advise how I would go about securing this addition to his medals, I think he well earned it. Thank u in advance for any help forthcoming.

    James Richard at Thompson , email. nbguy65@yahoo.ca
     
  10. I have formed a Facebook site devoted to the members of the 104th Anti Tank Battery formed in July of 1940 out of Fredericton NB. I invite any family members who have photos, letters, memoirs of one of the 104th members to check it out and add to it. Any inquiries send to elspeth.leger@bellaliant.net

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/465110610259737/


    Check it out!
     
  11. G5074

    G5074 Junior Member

     

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  12. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian Patron

    Hello, I don't suppose many of the posters from this thread still frequent the forum (except 17thDYRC) but I was wondering if anyone knows when the regiment began to use M10s. I am attempting to find this from the war diary, but I think it's going to take a while.
     
  13. klambie

    klambie Senior Member

    111 A/Tk Bty - 12 M-10s c. Aug 43
    15 A/Tk Bty - 12 M-10s c. early Sept 43
    From 'Battery Flashes', DW Falconer
     
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  14. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian Patron

    Thank you very much, klambie!
     
  15. C_Maule

    C_Maule New Member

    Greetings; I'm looking for information on my father (P.T. Maule) when he was with the 7th Anti-Tank Regiment until 1943 when he transferred to the SSR. He did not talk about his war years to his family but shared stories with his buddies - of which I've inherited snippets. I provide one story and two questions about the 7th AT.
    STORY: "I was stationed up in BRIGEND, South Wales, during the winter Nov 41 to Feb 42 with the 7th Anti -Tank Regiment. What a dismal country side, our rations were very slim. (One night myself and two other men butchered a sheep (much as we detested mutton). Stole a goose another night. One day we helped ourselves to nuts which had fallen to the ground which bordered a farmer's property , and thinking no one wanted them, filled our pockets, the old farmer called the Bobby, and the three of us were fined 5 quid each. We were sure happy when the Regt went back to Guilford, Surrey."
    QUESTIONS: 1. Any one confirm that the 7th AT did exercises in South Wales? 2. Any one have information upon a "Foreign Weapons and Mines Unit". Thank you
     
  16. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian Patron

    1. At the risk of drowning you in too much information, a lot of the regiment's war diary is online and you can page through it.

    It starts here with July 1941:
    War diaries : T-16720 - Héritage

    The next reel starts with February 1942
    War diaries : T-16721 - Héritage

    And on from there, with more in T-16722 and T-16723.

    So you should be able to find out about when/if they were in South Wales and more details related to that, at least.


    2. No idea, sorry!
     
  17. C_Maule

    C_Maule New Member

    Thank you for the fast reply. Any lead is good.
     
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  18. C_Maule

    C_Maule New Member

    From the war diary T-16720, the 7th AT was in Merrow Woods (Surrey) in November '41 then in Dec '41 moved to Horsley, Gloucestershire (which is relatively near S. Wales) and then in Feb-Mar '42 there was some movement back to Surrey and other locations (a quick overview). Lots of other interesting information.
     
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  19. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian Patron

    Hi C_Maule, glad you're finding it of interest. I imagine you could build up quite a good picture of your father's activities in that period. Wishing you luck :)
     

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