Royal Artillery books

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  1. BFBSM

    BFBSM Very Senior Member Patron

    I have just received an advertising email from Naval & Military Press, Military History, WWI & World War II Books and thought some members may be interested.

    HISTORIES OF THE ROYAL REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY
    The New Series

    Supplying the Army's firepower, THE ROYAL ARTILLERY'S contribution is vital on the battlefield. The Royal Regiment of Artillery, also known as “The Gunners” has produced some wonderful hardback regimental histories over the years, in fact the price quoted on rare book dealers lists for these histories is as high as £100 per volume!
    But, of course, as customers of the Naval and Military Press you don't have to frequent the over priced shelves and websites of second-hand book dealers to obtain these and many more regimentals at realistic prices.
    HISTORIES OF THE ROYAL REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY
    published by the RA Institution


    THE WESTERN FRONT 1914-18

    The part played by the artillery in the fighting on the Western Front, described on a year by year basis. Numerous annexes with details on personalities, organisations, command and control, orders of battle, developments in the science of gunnery and much more.
    £30.00


    THE FORGOTTEN FRONTS AND THE HOME BASE 1914 - 1919

    The story of the part played by the artillery on all fronts during the Great War, other than the Western front, and in the defense of the UK. It includes artillery from all over the Empire.
    £25.00


    ANTI-AIRCRAFT ARTILLERY 1914-55

    An account of the appearance, development, growth and success of a form of artillery the like of which had not been seen before 1914 in the Royal Artillery.
    £25.00


    BETWEEN THE WARS 1919-1939

    The story of the Royal Artillery between the wars, mainly the product of the memories of many officers who served during the period. Theatres of active service operations included Russia, Persia, Palestine and the North West Frontier.
    £25.00


    THE YEARS OF DEFEAT 1939-41

    Covers the campaigns in Norway, France, N Africa, E Africa, Crete, Greece, and the defense of Gibraltar, Malta and the homeland (Battle of Britain).
    £25.00


    THE FAR EAST THEATRE 1941-46

    Concerned with the Regiment’s part in the war against Japan, with the early defeats and with eventual victory.
    £25.00
     
  2. RemeDesertRat

    RemeDesertRat Very Senior Member

    Fascinating thread, I have 121 field/medium regiment history. Does anyone know of a history of 4th field regiment? A member on here is getting me the war diaries for them at the time of the Alamein battles, just wondered if any history books were available for 4th field at the time of Alamein?
     
  3. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    A Polish one

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  4. 51MMO

    51MMO A Very Proud Grandson

    Hello,

    Does anyone know of any books about the 12th Field and/or 17th Medium?

    Apologies if this question has already been asked, I don't have time to scroll through all of the pages!
     
  5. rflory

    rflory Junior Member

    I don’t have the time to make scans of the books but here is a list of the World War II Royal Artillery and Commonwealth Artillery books in my library that have not already been listed on this thread:

    4th (Durham) Survey Regt., R.A. (May, 1946)
    12/25 Field Battery, R.A. from 1942-1945 (1946)
    13th Anti-Tank Regiment, RA (Mimeographed, 1945)
    15th Field Regiment Royal Artillery: Regimental Record of War Service 1939-1945 (1948)
    24th Field Regiment, R. A. 1939-1945 (1947)
    26 A. A. Brigade at War! (1945)
    31st Field Regiment RA: A Record(Owen N Roberts, 1994)
    42nd Field Battery Royal Artillery War Diary Feb. 1943-Feb 1945 (1945)
    60th Fld Regt RA, SEAC (Bette Vickers, 1989)
    70th Medium Regt. R.A. (1946 ?)
    72nd (Middx.) Searchlight Regiment, R.A. (T.A.): Regimental Standing Orders, War (1939)
    87th Heavy AntiAircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery 1939-1945 (Lt Col I G G Wilkinson, 1950)
    The 99th London Welsh Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment Royal Regiment of Artillery 1939-1945 (1945)
    105 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery, British Liberation Army (1945)
    113th Field Regiment, R.A. 1939-1945 (1945)
    121 Field/Medium Regiment Royal Artillery 1939-1945 (1946)
    125th Anti-Tank Regiment, R.A. 1939-1945 (1946)
    153rd Liecestershire Yeomanry Field Regiment R.A., T.A. 1939-1945 (1947)
    226 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery 1939-1945: A Personal Account of the Caithness and Orkney Battery (Douglas Thomson, no date)
    264th (7th London) Field Regiment Royal Artillery (T.A.): A Short History (Capt R L Seaman, RA, 1948) (56th, 64th, and 117th Field Regiments, RA)
    267th (Worcestershire) Field Regiment Royal Artillery (T.A.) (1964)
    A Fury of Guns: The War Diary of the 75th (Cinque Ports) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery, (Territorial Army). Dover, 1939-40 (Including the Battle of Britain) (Peter Erwood, 1999)
    A History of 14th Field Regiment Royal Artillery (Maj. W G Clarke, 1995)
    A History of the Essex Yeomanry 1919-1949 (P W Gee. 1950) (104 (Essex Yeomanry Regt, RHA; 414 (Essex Yeomanry) Bty, RHA; 14 Regt, RHA; 147 (Essex Yeomanry) Field Regt, RA; 191 (Herts and Essex Yeomanry) Field Regt, RA;
    A Short History of the 57th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment Royal Artillery (1947)
    Action Front! A History of ‘C’ Battery HAC in War and Peace (James Colquhoun,1992) (C Bty, 12th HAC Regiment, RHA)
    An Eighth Army Odessey (H. J. Griffin,1997) (73 Medium/Anti-Tank Regt, RA)
    An Outline History of 57th (East Surrey) Anti-Tank Regiment Royal Artillery 1939-1945 (G S Abbott, 1945)
    Anzie Beachhead: Diary of a Signaller (T Roe, 1988)(78 (City of Edinburgh) Field Regt, RA)
    Battery Bumph: Official Organ of the ‘Nines’ 1939-1945 (1945) (359 Bty, 138 (City of London) Field Regt., R.A.)
    Before The Echoes Die Away (N D G James, 1980 (68 Field Regt., RA)
    Brief Historical Notes on the Ayrshire Yeomanry (Earl of Carrick’s Own) 152 Field Regiment, R.A. 1939-1945 (Major B M Knox, MC, RA, 1946)
    Coast Artillery in Sicily and Italy 1939-1945 (Col. S. C. Tomlin, 1945)
    D-Day to Arnhem: With the Hertfordshire’s Gunner (Major Robert Kiln, 1993) (86 Field Regt, RA)
    Drama in Malta: A Personal Flashback (Lt Col H E C Weldon, no date) (7 Light AA Regt, RA)
    Dunkirk-Alamein-Bologna: Letters and Diaries of an Artilleryman 1939-1945 (C Seton-Watson, 1993) (2 Regt, RHA)
    Field of Fire: Diary of a Gunner Officer (Jack Swaab, 2005) (51st Divisional Artillery)
    Fire by Order: Recollection of Service with 656 Air Observation Post Squadron in Burma (E W Maslen-Jones, 1997)
    From Normandy to Victory with the South Notts Hussars (R G Paisleu, 1945) (107 Medium Regt, RA)
    Grandad’s War: The Personal Diary of an O. R. , 1942-1943 (J M Clayton, 1992) (57 (Wessex) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regt, RA)
    Gunfire Target: Six Years with the Royal Artillery (E A Oates, 1996) (11 Field Regt, RA)
    Gunner and Guru (David Turner, 1988) (100 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regt, RA)
    Gunner Green’s War (1938~1946) (L J Green, 1999) (51 Light Anti-Aircraft Regt, RA)
    Gunners in the Jungle: A Story of the 2/15 Field Regiment, Royal Australian Artillery, 8 Division, Australian Imperial Force (1983)
    Guns Against Tanks: L Troop, 33rd Battery, 7th New Zealand Anti-Tank Regiment in Libya, 23 November 1941 (E H Smith, 1948)
    Guns and Bugles: The Story of the 6th Bn KSLI – 181st Field Regiment, R. A. 1940-1946 (Don Neal, 2001)
    Guns and Gunners: The Story of the 2/5th Australian Field Artillery Regiment in World War II (J W O’Brien)
    History of the 44 L. A. A. Regiment RA (1945)
    History of 62 A. A. Brigade, 25th July 1944 until the German Surrender in Italy, 2 May, 1945 (Lieut. C J Titchener, RA, )
    History of 107 H.A.A. Regiment, R. A. 1940-1945 (T.. G. Cawte, nodate)
    History of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, 6th Battalion 93rd Anti-Tank Regiment, R.A. (A & S H) (William Pratt Paul, 1949)
    History of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, 9th Battalion 54th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, R.A. (A & S H) (Lt Col F R P Barker, 1950)
    History of the Royal Regiment of Artillery: Anti-Aircraft Artillery, 1914-55 (Brig N W Routleldge, RA, 1994)
    History of the Royal Regiment of Artillery: The Far East Theatre 1941-1946 (Gen Sir M Farndale, 2002)
    History of the Royal Regiment of Artillery: The Years of Defeat 1939-41 (Gen Sir M Farndale, 1996)
    History of the Sixth Anti-Tank (1946) (6th Canadian Anti-Tank Regiment, RCA)
    History of the 559 (4th West Lancs.) Medium Regiment, R.A. (T.A.) 1859-1959 (1959)
    Into Action with the 12th Field (Capt. T J Bell, MC, no date) (12th Field Regt, RCA)
    Lancashire Gunners at War: the 88th Field Regiment, 1939-1945 (Stephen Bull, 1999)
    More Fighting Newfoundlanders (Col G W L Nicholson, 1969) (166 (Newfoundland) Field Regt, RA)
    Mountain Battery (Pat Carmichael, 1983) (23 and 25 Mountain Regiments, RA)
    Nominal Roll – 71st Field Regiment, RA (Typed, 1945)
    Observation Post: Six Years of War with 2/11th Aust. Army Field Regiment (Bill Lewis, 1989)
    One Man’s War (S Waters, 1981) (16 Light Anti-Aircraft Regt, RA)
    Par La Bouche De Nos Canons: Historie du 4e regiment d’artillerie Moyenne 1941-1945 (J Gouin, 1970) (4 Canadian Medium Regt, RCA)
    Perhaps They Left Us Up There (H L Lake, 1995) (166 (Newfoundland) Field Regt, RA)
    RCHA – Right of the Line (Maj G D Mitchell, 1986)
    Regimental History, 279 (Ayrshire) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery (Territorial Army) (1956) (79th Field Regiment; 130th Field Regiment, RA)
    Roll of Honour 113 L. A. A. Regt., R.A. (D.L.I.) T.A. 1938-1945 (no date)
    Rounds Complete: A History of the 57th Artillery Regiment (nd/10th Dragoons, RCA (G M Kirby, 1997)
    Royal Devon Artillery: The Story of 142 Field Regiment R.A. 1939-1945 (1947)
    Shabash – 149: The War Story of the 149th Regiment, RA 1939-1945 (E W Capleton, 1963)
    Soldier, Sailor (Geoffrey Sanders, 1948) (History of the Combined Operations Bombardment Units, RA)
    “Tell Them of Us’ (John Nelson, 1989) (155 Field Regt., RA)
    The 35th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, R.A. Regimental Association Bulletin: Far Eastern Prisoners of War (February 1945)
    The Gunners: A History of Australian Artillery (D Horner, 1995)
    The Gunners: An Intimate Record of Units of the 3rd New Zealand Divisional Artillery in the Pacific from 1940 until 1945 (1948)
    The Battery: A Story of 150 Years of T Battery, (Shah Sujah’s Troop, Royal Artillery 1838-1988 (K T L Rhodes, 1991)
    The Bolton Artillery: A History 1860-1975 (A. J. Wingfield, 1976) (53 Field Regt, RA and 111 Field Regt. RA)
    The Daily Round: 76th H. A. A. Regt. RA (1946)
    The Diary of 85th (Essex ) MediumBattery Royal Artillery 1943-1945 (1947)
    The First Divisional Artillery at Anzio 1944 (Maj D J F Grant, RA, 1944)
    The Fusing of the Ploughshare (H R Ritchie, 1987) (51 West Suffolk Yeomanry Regiment Royal Horse Artillery)
    The Gunners: An Intimate Record of Units of the 3rd New Zealand Divisional Artillery in the Pacific from 1940 until 1945 (1948)
    The Gunners of Canada, Volume II, 1919-1967 (Col G W L Nicholson)
    The Guns of 6. A.G.R.A.: 6 Army Group Royal Artillery (1945 ?)
    The Guns of the North-East: Coastal Defences from the Tyne to the Humber (Joe Foster, 2004)
    The History of the 3rd Durham Volunteer Artillery now part of The 274th (Northumbrian) Field Regiment, R.A. (T.A.) 1860-1960 (Brig. O. F. G. Hogg, 1960)
    The History of 9 Army Group Royal Artillery (1946)
    The History of the 2/7 Australian Field Regiment (D Goodhart)
    The History of the 17th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment Royal Artillery 1938-1945 (Lt Col H S Eeles, no date given)
    The Lampi: A Story About Some Gunners (Lt Col G P Chapman, RA, 1944) (82 Anti-Tank Regt, RA)
    The ‘Ninety-Second’ : A Short History of the 92nd Field Regiment, R.A. during the War of 1939-1945 (Lt Col George Aris, MC, RA, 1946)
    The Overseas Service of 269 (Warwick) Field Battery, Royal Artillery 1942-1945 ( (1945)
    The Regimental Itinerary of 146 Medium Regiment:1939-1945 (no date)
    The Rose & The Arrow: A Life Story of 136th (1st West Lancashire) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery 1939-1946 (G. W. Robertson, M.C., 1986)
    The Royal Artillery Commemoration Book 1939-1945 (1950)
    The Shropshire Yeomanry (E W Gladstone, 1953) (75 and 76 Medium Regt, RA)
    The Six Years of 6 Canadian Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery September, 1939 to September, 1945 (1945)
    The Sparrow (Tony Paley) (79th Light Anti-Aircraft Regt, RA)
    The Stafford Battery: 241/61st Field and Super Heavy Regiment Royal Artillery 1939-1945 (Maj R J E Evans, Capt G R Lewis and Lt E L Hamilton, 1947)
    The Story of the 5th Army Group Royal Artillery (1945)
    The Story of an Artillery Regiment of the 51st Highland Division (Geoff Durand, 1989) (128th (H) Field Regt, RA (TA)
    The Story of 98th Field Regiment (Surrey and Sussex Yeomanry Q.M.R.) R.A. (T.A.) and 114th Field Regiment (Surrey and Sussex Yeomanry R.A. (T.A.) 1939-1946 (Lt Col T B Davis, RA, 1980) The War History of 461 Field Battery R.A., Later 461 Mountain Battery, RA (1945)
    The War History of 337 Field Battery R.A., Later 337 Mountain Battery, RA (1945)
    The War History of 338 Field Battery R.A., Later 338 Mountain Battery, RA (1945)
    The War History of 461 Field Battery R.A., Later 461 Mountain Battery, RA (1945)
    “There Is An Honour Likewise . . . .”: The Story of 154th (Leicestershire Yeomanry) Field Regiment, R. A. (Lt Col G E Bouskell-Wade, 1948)
    This Is the Story of the 2 Medium Regiment Royal Artillery in Italy from December 21st 1943 to May 8th 1945 (1945)
    Top-Hats in Tobruk (Kenneth Ranking, 1983) (51st Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA)
    To the Last Round: South Notts Hussars 1939-42 (Peter Hart, 1996) (107 Medium Regt, RA)
    Trail and Trial: The 35th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment Royal Artillery 1939-1945: Final Bulletin & Roll of Honour (1945)
    Wall of Steel: The History of the 9th (Londonderry) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment Royal Artillery (SR) (Richard Doherty, 1988)
    War Diary of 220 Battery, RA, Sitreps of 112th (West Somerset Yeomanry) Field Regiment, RA and Other Memorabilia, June 1944 to August 1945 (Maj Douglas Goddard, RA, 1945)
    Where the Hell Are the Guns? (GG Blackburn, 1997) (4 Field Regt, RCA)
    Z Location or Survey in War: The Story of the 4th Durham Survey Regiment, Royal Artillery (J T Whetton & R H Ogden (2004)


    Regards, Dick Flory
     
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  6. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    Nice ones Dick, a number on the list I am still looking for
     
  7. minden1759

    minden1759 Senior Member

    Philip.

    Is your collection entirely focussed on units and subunts that served in NW Europe or does it extend to those who served in Italy? I am particularly interested in those that served in Italy.

    FdeP
     
  8. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    NW europe and mainly the Netherlands

    I have one about 87 HAA Regiment, which has 3 chapters about Italy
     
  9. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    A new one in the house :)

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  10. Belville

    Belville Senior Member

    Does anyone know if there is a history of 55th (Suffolk and Norfolk Yeomanry) Anti-Tank Regt., R. A. (T.A.), (49th Division)? They were in the Netherlands in 1945.

    Failing that, is there a war diary I should try to see?

    Belville
     
  11. bofors

    bofors Senior Member

    HI Belville

    It looks like there are 2 you could look at, but only at National Archives-

    ROYAL ARTILLERY: ANTI-TANK REGIMENTS: 55 Anti-Tank Regiment.
    Covering dates1939 Sept.-1941 Dec.


    Piece reference WO 166/1628


    and

    55 Anti-Tank Regiment R.A.
    1946 July - Dec.
    Piece reference WO 267/359


    regards

    Robert
     
  12. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    Does anyone know if there is a history of 55th (Suffolk and Norfolk Yeomanry) Anti-Tank Regt., R. A. (T.A.), (49th Division)? They were in the Netherlands in 1945.

    Failing that, is there a war diary I should try to see?

    Belville

    55 Anti Tank Regt
     
  13. Belville

    Belville Senior Member

    HI Belville

    It looks like there are 2 you could look at, but only at National Archives-

    Thanks, bofors. I would never have found those myself. I will need to look at the earlier one.

    55 Anti Tank Regt

    Perfect! Just what I wanted! It always amazes me how an expert on this forum nearly always comes up with the answer. I am researching Major Arthur Guinness (Viscount Elveden), and it turns out he was killed by a flying bomb on 8th February, 1945.

    Thanks very much, Philip. Where does that information come from, if not from Kew?

    Belville
     
  14. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    War diary, you can also see his grave in the roll of honour, have tried to contact the family some years ago ,but no reply
     
  15. Belville

    Belville Senior Member

    War diary, you can also see his grave in the roll of honour, have tried to contact the family some years ago ,but no reply

    Where is the war diary itself? I understood, from the previous post, that the diary for that period was not at the National Archives at Kew.

    I have quite a lot about him. He was heir to the Guinness title (would have become Earl of Iveagh) and fortune. It seems likely that, although the war diary refers to a 'flying bomb', it was actually a V2 rocket which malfunctioned and fell short.

    Belville.
     
  16. Belville

    Belville Senior Member

    Does anyone know if there is a history of 55th (Suffolk and Norfolk Yeomanry) Anti-Tank Regt., R. A. (T.A.), (49th Division)? They were in the Netherlands in 1945.

    In the history of 49th Div. by Patrick Delaforce, ("The Polar Bears"), there is mention of a book:

    "Loyal Suffolk Hussars. 55 A/T Regt. R.A.", by Lt. Col. Brian Gooch. It isn't in the British Library and I can't find it on e-Bay or Abebooks. Does anyone have a copy, or know where there is one?

    Belville
     
  17. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    Belville, have looking the book myself for a long time,will get back on you on the info
     
  18. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

    Where is the war diary itself? I understood, from the previous post, that the diary for that period was not at the National Archives at Kew.

    I have quite a lot about him. He was heir to the Guinness title (would have become Earl of Iveagh) and fortune. It seems likely that, although the war diary refers to a 'flying bomb', it was actually a V2 rocket which malfunctioned and fell short.

    Belville.

    Belville

    Have sent you a Private Message.

    Regards - Rob
     
  19. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

    I am researching Major Arthur Guinness (Viscount Elveden), and it turns out he was killed by a flying bomb on 8th February, 1945.
    Belville

    A photo of his headstone for you. (From a set on Flikr - Sanguinius)

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  20. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    WO 171-4769 war diary 1944, thats were the info came from
     

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