3rd/4th Cdn Med Regts, position 31st Oct/1st Nov 1944

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  1. Rob Dickers

    Rob Dickers 10th MEDIUM REGT RA

    Can anyone tell me the gun positions of the 3rd & 4th Cdn Medium Regts RCA on 31st Oct/1st Nov, for "Infatuate 1&2".
    HQ 2CAGRA of which they were part were NW of Groede & most of the RA Med Regts were at Breskens but can't find where they were, its not mentioned in the 2CAGRA Diaries,or the Fire-Plan, or any of my books at all.
    Cheers
    Rob
     
  2. 17thDYRCH

    17thDYRCH Senior Member Patron

    Rob,
    Have you checked the Blackburn books?

    I assume you have. Let me poke around another couple of sources...

    Cheers
    Randy
     
  3. 17thDYRCH

    17thDYRCH Senior Member Patron

    Rob,
    All I have is the village of Schoondijcke on 31st October.

    Probably more info in " The Gunners of Canada " by Lt. Col. Nicholson. Do you have a copy?

    Cheers
     
  4. Rob Dickers

    Rob Dickers 10th MEDIUM REGT RA

    Randy
    Blackburn gives Schoondijke as the position of the 4th Field RCA and other 2 Can Div Field Regts but with the Mediums & Heavies nearer Breskens.
    I'am too mean to pay the £70 odd for the Gunners of Canada.:D
    Thanks for looking mate.
    Rob
     
  5. 17thDYRCH

    17thDYRCH Senior Member Patron

    Rob,

    Leave it with me. I will check my local library to see if Gunners of Canada is on the shelf and see what I can find.

    Cheers
    Randy
     
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  6. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    Schoondijke/Ijzendijke was shot to pieces, do you want a map of the area.

    Nothing as far as I can see in Gof C about their positions
     
  7. Rob Dickers

    Rob Dickers 10th MEDIUM REGT RA

    Many Thanks Randy & Philip for looking!
    Regiments were established over a large area, as well as Breskens,Groede,Ijzendijke & Shoondijke.
    I also have mediums & heavies at Roodenhoek,Boerenhol,Kruisdijk & Hoofplaat, but no one seems to know where the 3/4 Cdn Med Regts were allthough i suspect Breskens with the 15th Med RA which were one of the other 2CAGRA Med Regts.
    Cheers
    Rob
     
  8. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    your welcome, map send
     
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  9. 17thDYRCH

    17thDYRCH Senior Member Patron

    Rob,
    I thought the Gunners of Canada would be THE book on this.
    I will poke around a couple of Canadian forums and keep you posted.

    Cheers
    Randy
     
  10. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    Well Randy you know how the Canadians are ,haha, no best bet would be the WDs I presume
     
  11. 17thDYRCH

    17thDYRCH Senior Member Patron

    Philip
    Agreed, we are a low key bunch. The WD's would be the best bet but even then sometimes short on specifics!

    I am going to try Mapleleafup for Rob and see what that brings...

    Cheers

    Randy
     
  12. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    good hunting Randy
     
  13. 17thDYRCH

    17thDYRCH Senior Member Patron

    Can anyone tell me the gun positions of the 3rd & 4th Cdn Medium Regts RCA on 31st Oct/1st Nov, for "Infatuate 1&2".
    HQ 2CAGRA of which they were part were NW of Groede & most of the RA Med Regts were at Breskens but can't find where they were, its not mentioned in the 2CAGRA Diaries,or the Fire-Plan, or any of my books at all.
    Cheers
    Rob

    Rob,
    Eureka! I have seen the light!

    I heard from the historian at MLU.
    The war diaries for both regiments are available through the library on an Inter-library loan basis. I have the file numbers from National Defence.
    Let me investigate further....

    Cheers from the colony
     
  14. Rob Dickers

    Rob Dickers 10th MEDIUM REGT RA

    Rob,
    Eureka! I have seen the light!

    I heard from the historian at MLU.
    The war diaries for both regiments are available through the library on an Inter-library loan basis. I have the file numbers from National Defence.
    Let me investigate further....

    Cheers from the colony

    Top man Randy!
    PM sent
    Rob
     
  15. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    nice work Randy
     
  16. 17thDYRCH

    17thDYRCH Senior Member Patron

    Rob,

    PM received. Keep us posted at to your findings.

    Cheers
    Randy
     
  17. Rob Dickers

    Rob Dickers 10th MEDIUM REGT RA

    Found at last:)
    3rd Med Regt RCA - Outskirts of Groede.
    4th Med Regt RCA - Village of Nieuwvliet
    15th Med Regt RA - Breskens Lighthouse
    From their War-Diaries.
    Happy Days:D
    Rob
     
  18. Buteman

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

    Glad you found what you were after.;)
     

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