Anyone require War Diaries or other files from the National Archives?

Discussion in 'For Sale & For Trade' started by Drew5233, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. Drew5233

    Drew5233 Members Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Ha, I know most of the WO war diaries series, especially WO 167 :lol:
     
  2. lionboxer

    lionboxer Member Patron

    I searched through the spreadsheet of WO172 but couldn't see anything for HQ GREF(General Reserve Engineer Force). Is there a diary or did I miss it?

    Lionboxer
     
  3. Drew5233

    Drew5233 Members Patron 1940 Obsessive

    What year or years-I've found a few.
     
  4. lionboxer

    lionboxer Member Patron

    All of them!, but mainly 43 and 44

    Lionboxer
     
  5. Drew5233

    Drew5233 Members Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I found three diaries for you:

    WO 172/2676 General Reserve Engineer Force HQ 1943 Jun-Dec
    WO 172/2677 General Reserve Engineer Force HQ 1943 Aug-Dec
    WO 172/5068 Group Reserve Engineering Force HQ 1944 Jan-Dec
     
  6. lionboxer

    lionboxer Member Patron

    Thanks Drew, any 1942?
    How do I go about ordering from you?
     
  7. Drew5233

    Drew5233 Members Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I'll send you a PM.
     
  8. 156LAA52RA

    156LAA52RA Member

    Hi Andy

    Thank you very much for all your help and prompt delivery of the 155Bty 52LAA Regt Diaries they arrived by post Tuesday.

    Once I have gone through these I might be looking for the 154Bty Diaries 1939-1941

    Thanks for all your help

    cheers
    Richard
     
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  9. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles Patron

    Double purpose:

    a) To thank Andy and endorse his work once more: photographs that look great, every last slip, receipt and signature copied at an affordable rate.

    b) To record my experience with post-Second World War diaries. I've been looking at R.A. diaries for Hong Kong and Malaya and if they're anything to go by we are looking at a very different kettle of fish to the kind of paperwork that we are all used to seeing on this forum: these are highly abbreviated summaries and lists--lots of lists--and very little narrative. That's not to say that they are without value as there's still data to be mined, but they're much less pleasurable to read and details on individual days are sadly lacking.
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    I've just dug the following two references from Discovery:

    Reference:
    WO 268/290
    Description:
    40 Infantry Division H.Q. R.A.
    Date: 1949 July-Dec.

    Reference:
    WO 268/291
    Description:
    40 Infantry Division H.Q. R.A.
    Date: 1950 Jan.-Mar.

    Can anybody with Kew-Fu skills beyond mine tell me whether there are any more files in this series? I've tried variations, but I can't find anything--did they cashier the Intelligence Officer?

    I've also found these:

    Reference:
    WO 268/265
    Description:
    H.Q. Royal Artillery
    Date:
    1949 June - Dec.

    Reference:
    WO 268/266
    Description:
    H.Q. Royal Artillery
    Date:
    1950 Jan.-Mar.

    But I can't figure out what they are. Anybody?
     
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