Royal Artillery In Burma 1944-5

Discussion in 'Royal Artillery' started by George Pritchard, Apr 30, 2018.

  1. I'm trying to collect as much information as possible about my great-grandfathers time as a Temporary Captain in the Burma Campaign for a documentary project I'm undertaking.

    Can anyone offer any details on the Royal Artilleries operations in the campaign or advise me on how best to acquire the information via archives.

    All I know so far is that he may have been in the 28th Field Regiment under Colonel R. A. H. Soames.

    The film mentioned is about trying to return a Yosegaki Hinomaru flag he took a return it to any living relatives of its former owner. To do this my aim would be to build a detailed time line of his units operations in the war so as to figure out what Japanese units he would of faced.
     
  2. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

  3. DaveB

    DaveB Very Senior Member

    As for the unit itself, have you already used Google? - such sites as the Burma Star Association have some good info for starters

    Burma Star Association - 28th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery


    Finding movements of individual personnel is only covered in their personnel files held by the MOD - for unit activities you normally need to know it's parent unit - what Division / Corps etc it was assigned to at any given time. The official histories normally only cover operations at that higher sort of organisational level.
     

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