South Notts Hussars

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  1. DannyHarrison

    DannyHarrison Member

    Dear all,

    Would any of you have or know the location of this units war diaries or possible NA referance No ?.

    Thanks
    Danny
     
  2. Jedburgh22

    Jedburgh22 Very Senior Member

    I think they formed part of 107 medium Regt RA during WWII
     
  3. sol

    sol Very Senior Member

    107th Regiment RHA (South Notts Hussars Yeomanry):

    WO 169/249 - 1939 Sept.- 1940 Dec
    WO 169/1435 - 1941 Jan.- Oct.
    WO 169/4563 - 1942 Jan.- July

    107th Medium Regiment RA (South Notts Hussars Yeomanry):

    WO 171/1067 - 1944 Mar.- Dec
    WO 171/9169 - 1946 Jan

    Couldn't find war diaries for 1943 and 1945


    150th Regiment RHA (South Notts Hussars Yeomanry):

    WO 166/1465 - 1939 Sept.- 1940 May

    150th Field Regiment RA (South Notts Hussars Yeomanry):

    WO 166/1562 - 1940 June- 1941 Dec.
    WO 166/7042 - 1942 Jan.- Dec.
    WO 166/11297 - 1943 Jan.-Dec.
    WO 171/996 - 1944 Jan.- Dec.

    Couldn't find those for 1945
     
  4. DannyHarrison

    DannyHarrison Member

    Thanks Sol your a legend :)
    Best regards
    Danny
     
  5. Ian Harris

    Ian Harris New Member

    My father in law served with this regiment until it was disbanded in Dec 1944. He landed D day plus 1 and his notes show it was static quiet a bit of the tome and this site
    http://www.theobservationpost.com/blog/?p=945 has details of their actions in part.
    Ian
     
  6. Sheldrake

    Sheldrake All over the place....

    The handout and battlefield study covered what we could do in a long weekend from Nottingham. There was more to the story.
    150 (SNH) Field were supported 6th Airborne Division from June-August. They had a very busy second half of August.

    There is a regimental history as well Paisley, R G ‘From Normandy to Victory with the South Notts Hussars.’
     
  7. Ian Harris

    Ian Harris New Member

    Thank you and will try and find a copy of the history which was privately published so could be difficult. I see that the IWM have a copy so when next in London will go and see it.
    Ian
     
  8. idler

    idler GeneralList

  9. Ian Harris

    Ian Harris New Member

    thanks I found a copy of the 1924 to 17 history but at £170 so a loan copy might be the best. Ian
     
  10. Ian Harris

    Ian Harris New Member

    Sorry 1924 to 1947
     
  11. MarkN

    MarkN Well-Known Member

    There is a Pen&Sword book by Peter Hart on the South Notts Hussars in the Western Desert 1940-1942. It's part of the Voices from the Front series so is mainly excerpts of IWM recordings the author has transcribed and meshed together in chronological order.

    I picked it up for 1.99 last week at a 2nd hand bookshop.
     
  12. davidbfpo

    davidbfpo Patron Patron

    Peter Hart, IWM Oral Historian, has another book out 'At Close Range: Life and Death in the Artillery Regiment 1939-45'' he uses fifty veterans recollections; 576 pgs. See: https://www.amazon.co.uk/At-Close-Range-Artillery-Regiment/dp/1788161653

    See for some photos and links to web chats: At Close Range: Life and Death in an Artillery Regiment at War, 1939-45

    There is a review here (possibly behind a pay wall, if so PM me); Old men remember: reliving the horror of Tobruk | The Spectator
    Two sentences:
     

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