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

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  1. Andreas

    Andreas Working on two books

    Sorry to hear that mate. Some people are impossible.

    All the best

  2. hello Gary,
    I am looking for the war diary of the 74th Field regiment royal artillery (50th Nortumbrian division).
    I am looking for the diary from september 1944. I live in Belgium so I can’t visit myself. Next time jou go you can Pm me if you like so I can deliver you the fee and give you the referance of the specific documents I would like A copy of.

    kind regards

  3. Brannigan

    Brannigan Member

    Hi Gary Thanks for the reply. Im not sure what you mean by what file I want? The months I need are from Sept 1940 to June 1941. I would need copies of the following:
    My father was in royal artillery - 151Bty 51HAA.
    WO 169/316 relates to 151Bty 51HAA 1st Sep 1940 to 31st Dec 1940.
    WO169/1574 relates 151Bty 51HAA Jan1941-Dec1941
    WO 169/1598 151Bty 51HAA Mar 1941- Jun 1941.
    I don't understand why the dates of WO169/1574 and WO169/1598 overlap.
    I have no idea how many pages would be involved so I may be asking the impossible from your time to my money!
    Therefore would you please give me an idea of your charges? Thanks
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2022
  4. I require the war diary of the 1st Batt of The King's Shropshire Light Infantry between the dates of September 1939 - June 1940 if possible please. They were part of the Dunkirk evacuations.
  5. Gary Tankard

    Gary Tankard Well-Known Member

    Hi Lars,

    Apologies for the delay, I've just returned from Botswana where I had no internet or phone access for ten days.

    As the rail strikes have been called off next weekend I may be able to get this month. I will PM you with more details.

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  6. Gary Tankard

    Gary Tankard Well-Known Member


    I'll PM you shortly.

    The reason why there are two files is that 151 Battery will have been detached. sometimes the sub unit WDs are all in one file but occasionally they will have their own.

  7. Gary Tankard

    Gary Tankard Well-Known Member

    Hi Andrew,

    I assume it is WO 167/772 - 1 King's Shropshire Light Infantry | The National Archives.

    I'll PM you shortly.

  8. duncan ross

    duncan ross Member

    Hi Gary,
    I'm trying to research a Lt James Charles Orrell 295858 of the 8th Kings (Liverpool Irish). I have the war diaries of the Kings up until August 1944, but nothing after that. I'm just quite interested what became of this particular soldier. I can't find anything online - although I haven't looked indepth yet.

    Not sure if you can help?

    Many thanks

  9. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    From the casualty lists he was wounded in North West Europe sometime around Juy/August 1944, it states however that he was attached to another regiment. If you are wishing to research him you may need to widen your search to make sure you look at the correct regiment at the correct time.

    Any research should always start with their MOD service records which should provide that timeline.

    Requests for personal data and service records: a detailed guide - GOV.UK (
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  10. duncan ross

    duncan ross Member

    Hi, thank you so much for taking the time to look up this information. It's really helpful. Also, thank you for the research advice.

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  11. duncan ross

    duncan ross Member

    Tony, any idea what the W in W/Lt stands for?
  12. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    W/Lt is War Substantive Lieutenant, a rank for the duration of the war.
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  13. duncan ross

    duncan ross Member

    Hi Tony, so is W.S./Lt War Sunbstansive Second Lieutenant?
  14. Vivian Howe

    Vivian Howe Member

    Hi Gary
    I am looking for the war diaries of 90th LAA RA 312 Battery.
    Can you help ?
  15. Volitans

    Volitans Member

    I'm after War Diaries of the 111th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery.
    I have the 1942 diary as it is now on Ancestry, but I am looking for
    1943 WO 169/9512 111 Field Regiment (1943 Jan-Dec)
    and the rest of the war.

    Can anyone help?
  16. gaffa

    gaffa Member

    Hi Gary, need help with 3 Field Coys have been talking to Frank he gave me your Nameetc. can you talk
  17. Lee1983

    Lee1983 Well-Known Member

    Does anyone have the war diaries for 1945 for 2ND/6TH BATALLION “QUEEN’S” ROYAL REGIMENT please as I am researching my Grandfathers time in the British Army during WW2. War Diary Reference no. WO 170/5060
  18. Stezza

    Stezza New Member

    After receiving my Grandfathers service record, I would like to be able to view the war diaries associated with 20 Anti-Tank Regiment Royal Artillery.
    I believe that its,
    WO 167/576 - 1939 Sept.-1940 July
    WO 171/913 - 1944 Jan.- Dec.
    WO 171/4764 - 1945 Jan.- Sept.
    Would there be someone who could help me with this?

  19. TijgerB

    TijgerB Member

    I am looking for the following files:

    Air H.Q. Netherlands East Indies AIR 24/2002, AIR 24/2003, AIR 24/2004 and AIR 24/2005
    102 Embarkation Unit AIR 29/19/6

    I will appreciate if anyone can help.

  20. Volitans

    Volitans Member

    Hoping someone has 78th Field Regt. Royal Artillery - WO 166/6996
    Only need Feb - May 1942

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