Royal Artillery Regular Army

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  1. Dannemois

    Dannemois Member

    The following I have transcribed from records held at MOD on my late father Robert Anthony Smith 884971 Royal Artillery Regular Army. I wonder if someone can advise where I should look to build a picture of his time in the army and in particular where in France and what did he do there.
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    Enlisted RARA and posted to 1<SUP>st</SUP> Training regiment 15.09.1938
    Posted to 61/14 Anti-Tank Regiment 24.12.1938
    Posted to 22<SUP>nd</SUP> Anti-Tank Training Regiment 11.07.1942
    Posted to 176 Field Regiment 02.03.1945
    Attached to 98 Reception Camp 12.03.1945
    Posted to 92 Anti-Tank Regt 10.11.1945
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    Overseas service: <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:country-region><st1:place>France</st1:place></st1:country-region> 01.10.1939 to 24.05.1940
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    Medals issued 1939-45 Star, Defence Medal, War Medal

    My thanks in advance, Best regards, Roy
     
  2. Buteman

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

    Hi Dannemois

    I have 22 Anti-Tank training Regiment listed at Shoeburyness, Essex in 1942.
    92 (Gordon Highlanders) Anti-Tank Regiment were listed as Home Forces UK in 1945.

    Here is a link to 14 A/Tk Regiment of which 61 Battery was a part.

    RA 1939-45 14 A/Tk Rgt

    Will come back with more if I find anything.

    Robert
     
  3. Buteman

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

    Here are a couple of war diary references from 14 Anti tank at the National Archives at Kew which would tell you more about this unit.

    WO 166/1621 - July 1940 to Dec 1941
    WO 167/577 - Sep 1939 to June 1940.
     
  4. Buteman

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

  5. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    The 14 AT Regiment were in the 4 Division in 1940. These maps are from the divisional history:

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  8. Dannemois

    Dannemois Member

    Thanks Paul & Robert for helping on this. I opened this topic with a summary of my father's military service from information I received from MOD, Bourne Ave, Hayes, Middlesex in 1994. I am not sure if this is his service record or what they had on record? any thoughts on this
     
  9. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    I would contact them again, as this is just a summary. Now they send you copies of the complete record.
     
  10. Buteman

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

    Paul

    As Dannemois last did this back in 1994, I presume that he would have to complete the relevent forms and send Historical Disclosures £30 for the lot?

    Robert
     
  11. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    Possibly, but I think they were charging back in '94 as well so he could argue he didn't get value for money? Worth trying.
     
  12. Buteman

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

    Paul

    I would agree with you on that point. Trying to prove it is another matter.

    Robert
     
  13. Dannemois

    Dannemois Member

    My mother is still alive so I have sent off for his service record in her name hoping there will be no charge, but if it comes to it I will pay again.
     

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