Royal Artillery Norway 1940 Mentioned in Dispatches

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  1. Simon_Fielding

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    Hello, forum,
    I'm doing some research for a family friend on their relative William Hawker who served in the Norwegian Campaign and was MiD.

    His service file is on the way but Is there anything 'out there' about a unit or action for him/them?

    Hawker had impressive service with the RA attesting in March 1914 and finally retiring in 1956.
     
  2. Simon_Fielding

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    mid 1940 2.png mid 1940.png
     
  3. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

  4. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Do you know what regiment he was with?
     
  5. Tony56

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  6. Tricky Dicky

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    British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920
    Name: William Hawker
    Regiment or Corps: Royal Field Artillery
    Regimental Number: 77006
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    TD
     
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  7. Simon_Fielding

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    Thanks all - some great leads ...
     
  8. Tony56

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  9. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Normally regimental diaries for Norway are filed under WO 168 series. 84 HAA Regt are filed under WO 166 which suggests they were in the UK for the duration. You can never be 100% on anything without checking.

    WO 166/2375 84 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment Sep 1939-Dec 1941
     
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