True Loyals (7th Loyals / 92nd LAA) website updated

Discussion in 'Royal Artillery' started by tmac, Jun 11, 2015.

  1. tmac

    tmac Senior Member Patron

    Just to let people know I’ve updated True Loyals, my website telling the regimental history of 7th Loyals / 92nd LAA.

    The text is now the same as that published in the 2012 Second Edition book version of True Loyals. The book version expanded the original history in several areas, mainly using material from interviews with veterans.

    It contains a new chapter giving further eyewitness accounts of the sinking of the liberty ship Sambut in the Channel on D-Day.

    In addition, the website now also has as an appendix an interesting personal memoir written by a driver-op who was a member of the 92nd LAA counter-mortar section.

    I’ve transferred the book text on to the website because it seems likely that no further copies of the book will be printed, because the publishers have ceased trading.

    Unfortunately, I cannot transfer all the pictures from the book, but there are quite a few already on the website.

    The website is still under construction, so some parts of it might be a bit clunky.

    You can find it at www.trueloyals.com or by Googling it.

    There is a version of the 7th Loyals / 92nd LAA history in the Unit History, Royal Artillery, section here on WW2 Talk. When I get the chance, I will update that as well.
     
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  2. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

    I contacted Tom before I found this Forum and it is thanks to him and some great guidance, that I started my own research.

    We've never met and one day, who knows. Glad to see you keep adding to your history of the True Loyals.

    Regards

    Rob
     
  3. tmac

    tmac Senior Member Patron

    Rob, it's good to hear from you. Any help I may have given you has been more than repaid over the years. And your research is a wonderful tribute to your father and his comrades. Keep up the good work.
     
  4. Recce-Boxmeer

    Recce-Boxmeer Member

    Great website and good to be able to read the book! I surely will read it!
    I am especially interessted in the actions on the river Maas (Chapter Ten)! Thanks,
     
  5. tmac

    tmac Senior Member Patron

    Just to let people know I've finally updated my 7th Loyals / 92nd LAA history on the Unit History (Royal Artillery) section of WW2 Talk. The new version is the full history as contained in my book True Loyals, which is now out of print. The full history is also on my website at www.trueloyals.com where I have included a downloadable PDF version of the book.
     
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  6. tmac

    tmac Senior Member Patron

    After some thought, I've decided to close my True Loyals website at www.trueloyals.com
    It doesn't get many hits these days and the cost is going up every year.
    However, most of the stuff that's on there - especially the regimental history - is also available here on WW2 Talk in the Unit History (Royal Artillery) section.
    One of the most useful items from the website is the PDF version of the True Loyals book. It's too big (12.7MB) to be posted here, but if anyone wants a copy, just contact me.
     
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  7. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    I can understand your decision, hopefully the website will still be captured on the various internet archiving sites.
     
  8. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Hi, Tmac,
    Our owner, Otto, has a wider plan to save retired/defunct military history websites.
    If you fancy preserving it I can have a word with him about hosting it (gratis) on one of his servers?
     
  9. tmac

    tmac Senior Member Patron

    Thanks - that's a very kind offer and I'd love to take you up on it.
     
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  10. Buteman

    Buteman 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA

    That would be great news Tom. The book is an excellent read. ;)

    Rob
     
  11. Otto

    Otto GröFaZ Admin

    Hello tmac.

    What a very fine website, you've amassed a tonne of great information there. I've had this thread on my checklist for some time. I'd be happy to preserve the site on one of our web servers. If you are willing I can send you a email at the address you registered with and we can discuss details.
     
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  12. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    This is good news. :)
     
  13. CL1

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

    Thank you Otto
    My late Father joined the 92nd LAA in December 1944 till war end

    regards
    Clive
     

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