Royal Artillery books

Discussion in 'Royal Artillery' started by Philip Reinders, Apr 10, 2010.

  1. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    another 1 sold :)
     
  2. op-ack

    op-ack Senior Member

    A few avalible on E Bay now!
    Best
    Rob

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    Ordered a copy on Saturday. Look forward to reading it.

    Phil
     
  3. josa

    josa Junior Member

    Need some help

    Does any one have anything on 1st Field, a regimental history of WWII?

    thanks

    josa
     
  4. op-ack

    op-ack Senior Member

    Ordered a copy on Saturday. Look forward to reading it.

    Phil

    Got thw book today, excellent as always, plus a plug for my book (much appreciated).

    What's the next project?

    Phil:)
     
  5. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

  6. Rob Dickers

    Rob Dickers 10th MEDIUM REGT RA

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    Nice find Philip, well done
    Rob
     
  7. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    Your book is ofcourse also in the list Rob :)
     
  8. Toby

    Toby Member

    I have 4 volumes of Spike Milligans 'War Memoirs' ...Free to a good home
    Have read your post and thought you may be interested in site we put up for dad's artwork who was Lance Bombardier on 25 pounders

    Introducing a new website of 300 images dedicated to Des Bettany who served during WWII with Lancashire gunners on 25 pounders. Evacuated from Dunkirk and posted to North Malaya he was imprisoned by the Japanese at various sites POW camps in Changi. He painted to keep his sanity.

    This artwork of his service life before and after the Capitulation of Singapore is a range of fascinating illustrations, done sometimes with humour.
    This new website has been put together by us, Des’ family as a tribute and to help raise awareness of what the POWs went through, as seen through the eyes of one man, Des Bettany.
    After 60 years in a cupboard, at last, this artwork is available to all who have access to the internet.
    The site can be found at The Changi POW Artwork of Des Bettany | Prisoner of War at Changi, Singapore
    Cheers Keith (Toby) Bettany
     
  9. gpo son

    gpo son Senior Member

    Hey all you Arty guys have you all linked to Gordie Bannerman's online memoir/diary. He was with 17th field RCA they arrived in Feb 45[a bit late as they were dodging in sunny Italy]; but, Gordies story has a great narration of the battle for the guns on 76 battery, e troop position at Otterloo. check it at War-A Soldier's Diary its titled 'War A Soldiers Diary'.
    Matt
     
  10. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

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    this came in today

    Received this one today, thanks for that Ron :)

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  11. ronald

    ronald Senior Member

    No problem Mate, don't understand why it stood between my Arnhem books anyways:lol:

    Cheers

    Ron...
     
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  12. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    Keep them coming Ron :)
     
  13. idler

    idler GeneralList Patron

    Didn't see this one in your list, Philip:

    http://www.ww2talk.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=89715&stc=1&d=1345135395

    474 Bty, 1 Mtn Regt RA
     

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  14. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Any covering RA Regts that were with the BEF? I only have a few RA histories.
     
  15. pilling

    pilling Junior Member

    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

    I think that I've got a copy of the book you mention - it's certainly the right title and author, tracing the story of the Regiment from D-Day to VE Day, although it's a slim volume - a pocket-sized 36 page book. I've got it because my uncle (Gunner Richard Parker) was a member of 219 Battery who was killed in action at Caen and I presume that my grandfather was given this History as a memento.

    I'm not sure whether copyright law applies, but I'm happy to scan this for you if you are interested - failing that I'll happily respond to any requests for information that anyone has.
     
  16. wtid45

    wtid45 Very Senior Member

    Didn't see this one in your list, Philip:

    http://www.ww2talk.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=89715&stc=1&d=1345135395

    474 Bty, 1 Mtn Regt RA
    Thought I would add this. An account of how a group of men came together in Scotland in the late summer of 1943 to form a new mountain battery. Geoffrey Tudor relays his World War II experiences as 'Graham Turner', a second lieutenant with the 1st Mountain Regiment, Royal Artillery. With the formation of 474 Mountain Battery and their initial training in the Scottish mountains, the gunners then cross the Channel to the floods of Holland and through bloody conflicts in northern Germany. Pen Press Publishers, 15 Nov 2008
    Paperback 272 Pages. ISBN: 1906206325
     
  17. Belville

    Belville Senior Member

    I think that I've got a copy of the book you mention - it's certainly the right title and author, tracing the story of the Regiment from D-Day to VE Day, although it's a slim volume - a pocket-sized 36 page book. I've got it because my uncle (Gunner Richard Parker) was a member of 219 Battery who was killed in action at Caen and I presume that my grandfather was given this History as a memento.

    I'm not sure whether copyright law applies, but I'm happy to scan this for you if you are interested - failing that I'll happily respond to any requests for information that anyone has.

    Yes, please, I would be very glad if you would scan it for me. I am writing a biography of Arthur Guinness, who was with this unit from 1943 until he was killed by a V1 on 8th February, 1945. I'll send you my e-mail address in an e-mail to you via the forum, rather than put it in this post.

    Many thanks for this,

    Michael
     
  18. Altna

    Altna Junior Member

    Hi Phillip

    I see you are somewhat of an expert on RA books so thought I would ask you about the book "The Grand Party" which I have seen mentioned somewhere on this forum. I believe this gives an account of 366 Battery, 140th Regiment, who my dad served with.

    My question is, if you are familiar with the book, is it something that would give me a good feel for what they experienced or is it a rather dry, heavy book? I am trying to find out as much as I can about the experiences of this Brigade but dont really want to get the book if it is something that will just go on the bookshelf and not be read.

    I have found a copy on Abe Books but just hesitating before buying it.

    Many thanks.

    Heather
     
  19. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    Hello Heather

    I am not familiar with the book, as I only buy the ones related to the Regiments that fought in the Netherlands, maybe one of the other RA guys can tell you some more
     
  20. Altna

    Altna Junior Member

    Hi Phillip

    Thanks for your reply. I may just take a chance and order it anyway!

    Regards

    Heather
     

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