99th Buckinghamshire Yeomanary Field Regiment RA

Discussion in 'Royal Artillery' started by WycombeWanderer, Mar 14, 2018.

  1. Hello all,

    Just fishing for any pictures anybody might have or know about of 99th Bucks Field Regiment RA?

    Thanks a lot, Adam.
     
  2. CL1

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

  3. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

  4. sol

    sol Very Senior Member

    Hi Adam,

    Sorry I don't have much to offer you except couple of recommendations for medals for men of 99th Field Regiment RA from Burma. Good luck with your research.

    Lieutenant Moreton, John Oscar
    Military Cross
     

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  5. sol

    sol Very Senior Member

    Major Bonsor, Bryan Cosno
    Military Cross
     

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  6. sol

    sol Very Senior Member

    Captain Stewart-Liberty, Arthur Ivor
    Military Cross
     

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  7. sol

    sol Very Senior Member

    Captain Maunsell, Mark Stuart Kerr
    Distinguished Service Order
     

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    sol Very Senior Member

    Sergeant Adams, George
    Military Medal
     

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  9. sol

    sol Very Senior Member

    Gunner Saunders, James
    Military Medal
     

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  10. Richelieu

    Richelieu Well-Known Member

    Adam, you may need to console yourself with reading the supplement in situ at IWM, or SOAS who also have a copy.

    There are a few copies of Strike home: the Royal Bucks. Yeomanry, 1794-1967 around, apparently including one at TNA.

    You may need to apply for access to the university libraries but they are often accommodating if you explain to them the rarity of the books. And don’t forget to try the inter-library loan system – you never know!
     
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  11. That's unfortunate, I take it noone knows of a pdf or e-book version? Thanks all the same.
     
  12. Sol that's excellent, thank you very much. Out of interest how come you have them?
     
  13. sol

    sol Very Senior Member

    All recommendation for medals could be bought, for £3.5, and downloaded from TNA site. For example link for recommendation for Bryan Bonsor:

    Recommendation for Award for Bonsor, Bryan Cosno Rank: Major Service No: ... | The National Archives

    While ago all those recommendation files could be downloaded for free, for some reason. TNA removed that option but I succeeded to get all those files for the Far East, some for Italy and few for the North Africa so if you need any other from those files I have I would gladly provide them for you.
     
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  14. Sounds like a good move on your part, and thanks for the offer. I wonder if you could help, I will make a new thread for this but my Great Uncle was awarded a DFC. Any idea where I would get the medal card for that?
     
  15. sol

    sol Very Senior Member

    The National Archives should have recommendation for DFC. At least it says so:

    The collection includes recommendations for the following awards, presented in order of precedence (descriptions based on the system in force before 1993):

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    Distinguished Flying Cross

    The Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) may be awarded to all ranks for courage or devotion to duty while flying in active service against the enemy.


    Recommendations for military honours and awards 1935-1990 - The National Archives

    I'm not sure I never looked for awards to RAF members. Try to use TNA search engine but remember to search under records not website. Maybe some forum members more experienced with RAF could give your more info.
     
  16. sol

    sol Very Senior Member

    I suggest that you create forum thread about him first as it could attract more members who could help as it could pass unnoticed in this thread. I'm definitely not a right person for RAF things.
     
  17. DFC Medal Citation
     
  18. PackRat

    PackRat Well-Known Member

    Was he with 393 Battery or F Troop of 472 Battery in the Arakan? 393 Battery was filmed in action on the 10th of March 1943, and the footage may still survive. Around the same time A Troop somehow got a howitzer into the front line to engage a pillbox at about 100 yards.

    You've probably seen the sketch map of FDL Chaung in the War Diary if you're researching that period, but the other day I turned up an annotated photo of the Japanese front line where 99 Fd. Regt. was fighting, probably taken from an OP on 'Twin Knobs'. I can get a scan of it if it's of any use to you.
     
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