Discussion in 'Royal Artillery' started by Chris C, Mar 9, 2019.

  1. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

    2nd Army Reinforcement Group (which as I understand it was composed of both RAC and RA personnel) had one member referred to as "SORA", Major Edge-Partington.

    Do you think it likely that that simply means "Staff Officer Royal Artillery"?

    e.g. from the 2 ARG WD -

    July 8 - Major I Edge-Partington SORA with Lt Col Tapley SEME visited 266 Forward Delivery Squadron to study possibility of converting Crusader AA tanks into 17 pr Gun Towers. This can NOT be done quickly.
  2. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    SEME is usually School (of) Electrical & Mechnical Engineering, so could SORA be School Of Royal Artillery?
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  3. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

    That is a very interesting thought! It is certainly seems possible, as one of his responsibilities was evidently overseeing at a high level the detachment which trained SP drivers.
  4. gmyles

    gmyles Senior Member

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  5. op-ack

    op-ack Senior Member

    SORA is indeed Staff Officer Royal Artillery. RA abbreviations are a minefield, so much so, I wrote the book on them.
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  6. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

    Thanks very much :)

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