No 22 N.W.L.T.T.G.

Discussion in 'Service Records' started by Crofty, Jan 29, 2021.

  1. Crofty

    Crofty New Member

    I am researching the WW2 Army service record of my daughter-in-law's grandfather.
    While with 7th Battalion Cameron Highlanders he was attached to No 22 North West London Technical Group on 12th October 1941.
    Can anyone please advise me of the purpose/history/location of this Group?
    Many thanks
  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Hi Crofty

    Is it known if he had any particular skills that would cause him to be attached to a 'Technical Group'

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  3. Crofty

    Crofty New Member

    Thanks for the reply TD,
    He passed a Motor Mechanics course while attached to the NWLTTG. The Group had an OC and there was a Willesden College of Technology in north west London - wondering if this was his location while undergoing skills training and if there was a local barracks/camp where he was billeted.
  4. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Hi Crofty

    Is it possible to upload a scan of the page that shows all this - we have found from experience that it is better to read the full context as it often provides more indications to help resolve or answer the question - appreciate it

  5. DaveB

    DaveB Very Senior Member

    Definitely need to see the record you are referring to, context is key.

    For example you wrote "North West London Technical Group" but gave the initials as N.W.L.T.T.G. - I tried looking for the "North West London Technical TRAINING Group"

    289th Field Park Company, Royal Engineers, War Diary March 1943 - 70 Brigade

    "2017738 Completed Course as Welder at No. 22 (North West London) Technical Training Group and passed trade test as Welder (Acetylene) Class B III"
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  6. Crofty

    Crofty New Member

    Thanks TD and DaveB for your helpful replies.

    I don't believe sending a copy of the page will help answer my basic queries below:

    1. Purpose - What range of skills were taught and besides Army, did RAF/Navy personnel also attend?

    2. History - When was the TTG set up and how long did it exist for?

    3. Location - Did the "Technical Training Group" consist of the pre-war north west London colleges of Willesden College of Technology and Kilburn Polytechnic, or others?

    I'd be very grateful If you could shed some light on the above.

  7. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Like you we are all working in the dark - just guessing - the purpose could have been for all 3 services and providing a basic grounding in for example welding. electronics, radar, vehicle mechanics, aero mechanics, all sorts - there may have been something on the page that shone a light on an explanation .

    I would guess they would be either billeted or barracked there - not quite sure if that makes a difference ??


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