Gunners and their guns

Discussion in 'Royal Artillery' started by dbf, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. Lotus7

    Lotus7 Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys interesting photographs
     
  2. HAARA

    HAARA Well-Known Member

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  3. dbf

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    The Sphere 04 November 1939
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  4. dbf

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    From The Sphere 17 February 1940
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  5. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.

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    I'm glad i put my wellingtons on this morning. First two are from the History of the First Division Florence to Monte Grande.

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    The remaining three are from the History of the Regiment of Artillery. Anti-Aircraft Artillery, 1914-55.
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  6. Dave55

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  7. HAARA

    HAARA Well-Known Member

    The AA in action

    AA wdesert 1941.jpg western desert 1941
    AA-guns-at-night-2.jpg night firing 97HAA-at-Gothic-line.jpg 97 HAA, Gothic line gothic-line-AA.jpg
     
  8. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    The Sphere 16 November 1940
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  9. tmac

    tmac Senior Member

    Bofors Guns in action near the Reichswald Forest, February 1945 shoot.jpg
     
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  10. Uncle Target

    Uncle Target Well-Known Member

    HAA 3.7inch photo probably C troop London Passenger Transport Board Territorials a who spent some considerable time alongside 67 Field Regt. In the Florence area then at Galluzzo alongside American Long Toms.
    Fired airburst in support of Gordons, Plato 2nd September 1944 to great effect.
     
  11. Uncle Target

    Uncle Target Well-Known Member

  12. Stuart Avery

    Stuart Avery In my wagon & not a muleteer.

  13. Uncle Target

    Uncle Target Well-Known Member

    They must have had a surplus of HAA in the London area in 1944.
    Don't suppose they were over effective against Doodle Bugs and V1's.
    They recon they were more of a moral booster than a plane killer but just like German AA were very effective as artillery.

    Which begs the question why not A/T in the desert as these aren't exactly firing at high trajectory.
    Perhaps they didnt have the ammo or have sufficient velocity to pierce armour.

    Am I pinching someone else's post, not really just referring to it.
     
  14. Uncle Target

    Uncle Target Well-Known Member

    They look busy, My letter writer was regularly bemoaning the fact that Italy had become a backwater and all the action was in NW Europe. They were feeling really left out of it. Their only consolation was that their life was less hectic and dangerous...…………
    until his Jeep hit a landmine in Florence.
     
  15. Uncle Target

    Uncle Target Well-Known Member

    Good view of the 25 Pdr trail. The spade end allowed it to be raised for high register firing by jacking the wheels up onto a ramp (usually ammo boxes) and digging the spade into the floor of the gun pit to use the gun like a howitzer, able to drop shells into dead ground like a mortar at short range or to clear hilltops in places like the Apennine's.
    There is a diagram drawn by Major David Shepherd 266 Bty in the 67th Regt War Diaries.
     
  16. Giberville

    Giberville Junior Member

    Photo captioned 'Medium gun positions at the back of the factory in Nijmegen, September 1944'. Possibly 64th Medium Regiment RA? medium artillery 64 medium nijmegen.jpg
     
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  17. Giberville

    Giberville Junior Member

    Photo captioned 'Gun position, Elst'. 25 pdr dug in and firing - 74th Field Regiment RA - 49th West Riding Division, ex-50th Northumbrian Div. elst 25pdr 74 field.jpg
     
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  18. Giberville

    Giberville Junior Member

    9th Medium Regiment RA, Christmas post arrives! December 1944, Grotenrath, Germany. xmas9medregtgun.jpg
     
  19. Giberville

    Giberville Junior Member

    132 field photo tunisia.jpg
    132 Field Regiment RA, Tunisia, December 1942 (321 Battery). Note the Battleaxe flash worn here without Royal Artillery shoulder titles as in often the case in North Africa, Italy.
     
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  20. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    This thread isn't just about the guns so I'm unashamedly posting a photo of my grandad
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