Info about 8 HAA Bty of 2 HAA Regt, Royal Indian Arty

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  1. LT Bilawal

    LT Bilawal New Member

    I want any information you have about deployment of 8th Heavy Anti Aircraft Battery, Royal Indian Artillery or 2 Heavy Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal Indian Artillery in Burma Campaign or Bahrain
     
  2. hutt

    hutt Member

    Both batteries have diaries at the National Archives at Kew. Probably best to get a copy of those.
     
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  3. LT Bilawal

    LT Bilawal New Member

    Thanks for your response. I’m not from UK but abroad. Can you guide me any other way of getting those war diaries here?
     
  4. idler

    idler GeneralList

    Have a word with members Drew5233 or PsyWar.Org. They both offer a copying service that's far cheaper than getting the Archives to do it. Actual cost will depend on the thickness of the files so it may not be cheap, just the least expensive option.

    The snag is that access to the archives is very restrictive at the moment so they may not be taking orders.
     
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  5. Richard Lewis

    Richard Lewis Member

    Here’s a list of the relevant files:

    WO 172/325. Burma 1941: Indian Artillery: 8 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery (HAA Bty). 1941 Dec.
    WO 172/835. Burma 1942: Indian Artillery: 8 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery (HAA Bty). 1942 Jan, Mar - Jul.
    WO 172/2431. Burma 1943: Indian Artillery: Heavy Anti-Aircraft Batteries: 8 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery (HAA Bty). 1943 Mar - Dec.
    WO 172/4793. Heavy Anti-Aircraft Batteries: 8 Bty. 1944 Jan-Oct; Dec. (For two pages (November 1944) relating to Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery: 8th Indian Artillery, see WO 172/4700)
    WO 172/4700. Heavy Anti-Aircraft Batteries: 8 Bty. Also includes two pages relating to Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery: 8th Indian Artillery for November 1944 (WO 172/4793).
    WO 172/7548. Heavy Anti-Aircraft Batteries: 8 Bty. 1945 Jan.
    WO 172/830. Burma 1942: Indian Artillery: 2 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment (HAA Regt). 1942 Apr - Dec.
    WO 172/2423. Burma 1943: Indian Artillery: Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiments: 2 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment (HAA Regt). 1943 Jan - Dec.
    WO 172/4784. Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiments 2 Regt. 1944 Jan - Dec.
     
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    Rothy Well-Known Member

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