Royal Sussex Regiment

Discussion in 'British Army Units - Others' started by Kieron Hill, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. gaspirator

    gaspirator Member

    Below is a picture of a prop with the battery scores
    on it for the planes they shot down from Folkstone,
    Maidstone, Normandy and all the other places that
    the Battery went in North Europe 23 in total with
    6 of those shared...I guess by then we had pretty
    well sorted out the war in skies over Europe.

    I've got a very strong feeling that this prop blade still exists - I think it was in the Royal Sussex Regimental Collection at the Redoubt Fortress, Eastbourne when I was a volunteer there about 12 years ago.

    I can't for the life of me find a photo that I'm pretty sure I took at the time though, and I don't remember it being on display when I visited last November.

    - Pete
  2. Nigebe

    Nigebe Junior Member

    Hi all, I'm a newbie on the forum and I am very interested in the Royal Sussex Regiment,especially 1st Battalion to which my late fater served the colours from 1935-46. He served at home, Cyprus, Palestine and Africa through out the war. Would be interested in hearing any information you might have?
    Stay safe, Nige

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  3. Kieron Hill

    Kieron Hill Senior Member

    hi nige and welcome to the forum
  4. Nigebe

    Nigebe Junior Member

    hi nige and welcome to the forum

    Kieron thanks for the welcome, look forward to seeing what information I can pick up regarding the Royal Sussex Regiment.
  5. Nigebe

    Nigebe Junior Member

    Been quiet on here for some time so thought I'd add a few photo's from my late dad's album and time with the RSR, HOPE YOU ENJOY?

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  6. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Cheers Nige. Has VP seen the topees ?
  7. Sussex by the Sea

    Sussex by the Sea Senior Member

    Hi Everyone,
    Could someone explain to me what the war role of a Drummer on HQ Wg 2RSR would of been.
  8. PELHAM123

    PELHAM123 Junior Member

    Segt V W.HOWDEN
    this is painted on a trunk,that was in my great aunts house.after she died i brought it home.
    Who is he anyone know?
    how i can find out please?
  9. CL1

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

  10. dilemma16

    dilemma16 Junior Member

    Hi everyone i'm new to this forum and have enjoyed reading all about the Royal Sussex. I have just recently found out that my grandfather (John MElroy - 6405011) joined up with the Royal Sussex 17/5/40 and served with them until transferred to the Royal Engineers 3/3/43. I have applied for his MOD records and am waiting patiently. I was just wondering of there was anywhere else i can look for pictures/info/etc on the Royal Sussex to see if i can find more on him. Any helps appreciated :)
  11. red ling

    red ling Member

    My father joined the Royal Sussex in March 1940 and was sent as re-enforcements in August 1940 to N Africa.
    Here is a photo of the men that went with him. Unfortunately there are no names.

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  12. Shiny 9th

    Shiny 9th Member

    Hi Dilemma, Do you know which Battalion your grandfather served with. Did he have a Burma Star?
  13. chingoo

    chingoo Active Member

    Hi, I realise this thread is several years old, but I think you may have a picture of my Grandfather in troop "C". Do you have a list of names for troop C as you do for troop A?

    Fingers crossed,

    Ian Lacey
  14. Shiny 9th

    Shiny 9th Member

    Hi there Dilemma, Just found this old post. Did you ever find out more about John Melroy and in particular what Battalion he was in? The reason I ask is that my sphere of interest is the 9th Btn who went out to India and Burma and many of the men had numbers starting 64.... like your grandfather. Would be interested to hear.
  15. Shiny 9th

    Shiny 9th Member

    Scary John, Can you clarify which Battalion your father served with. You mention Lincolnshire and I know that early in the War, the 9th Battalion were on Coastal Defence Duties in that area but by 1944 were in India or Burma.
  16. Shiny 9th

    Shiny 9th Member

    Hello there Dilemma. Am interested in the 9th Battalion Royal Sussex as my father was called up in 1940 and served with them all through the war in India Burma and Malay. Do you know which Battalion yours was in?. If it was the 9th I know a fair bit about their doings.
  17. chingoo

    chingoo Active Member

    Just trying to reactivate this thread in the hopes of new info....

    At the beginning of the thread Kieron said he had lots of pictures and items, did anyone get any pictures or information from him in addition to what he posted?

    The Captain who owned the items and pictures was in my Grandfather's battery and I'm eager to get any bits of information I can.

  18. Shiny 9th

    Shiny 9th Member

    I worry that this thread will get lost . Some time ago, I suggested that the Royal Sussex Rgt. have its own section along with other units. I was advised that this would happen."eventually" .My interest is the 9th Battalion and my long term aim is to build a list of all the men who served. I already have a fairly comprehensive list of those who died and other info which I put on here from time to time, but there is a lot scattered around the website and finding it is not always easy. If I had not been "following " this, I would not have known about any updates.
  19. chingoo

    chingoo Active Member

    Hi Shiny 9th,

    There doesn't seem to be much on the Sussex except, like you said, it's scattered around various posts. Would be nice to get something specific set up. Any ideas how to do that?

    My interest is more in the 7th Battalion which went on to become the 109 (Royal Sussex) LAA, RA which is what the origin of this post was about (the Captain's items). I tried contacting the original poster (Kieron Hill) but with no reply. It's a shame because it looks like the things he had were absolute gold dust as far as the 109 were concerned.

    I'm pretty amateur about all of this but if you ever want to discuss any Sussex stuff please feel free to contact me.

  20. Shiny 9th

    Shiny 9th Member

    Ian, Many thanks for the reply. I asked the administrators last year if Royal Sussex could have their own heading and was promised it would happen eventually. No sign of it yet though. I expect they have a long list of things to action so we must be patient. I just think that for new joiners in particular it is difficult to find specific items. I know you can search but I have found things and then lost them which is annoying. I am sure other Regiments would enjoy their own sections as well. It is a pity that Keiron did not come back to us but thats the way it goes sometimes. Peoples interests wax and wane.

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