The Defence of Hondeghem by K Bty 5 RHA

Discussion in '1940' started by idler, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. chrisgrove

    chrisgrove Senior Member

    4.5 Howitzers(Field artillery) had been in service since the First World War. 4.5 Guns (Medium Artillery, similar to the 5.5 but with longer barrel) were the ones, I guess, that came in 1942.

  2. Keith Brigstock

    Keith Brigstock Junior Member

    Hi Guys I have just restored an 18 pdr Mk2P used by K Bty need to confirm what Tractors and Limbers they were issued and the Vehicle Markings that they had?
  3. Gerboa

    Gerboa Gerboa Desert Rat History

    Hi I am just posting the War Diaries of K Battery and L/Bdr. McVeigh. E. from E Troop is mention in them for 1940 as Missing, later reported as Killed. You can view the diaries via this link

    E Troop were no directly involved in the Hondeghem action, but were rather deployed in an Anti-Tack role north of Cassel, as individual sub-sections and later two of them were attached to 140 Field Regiment RA
  4. Gerboa

    Gerboa Gerboa Desert Rat History

    The war diaries do mention Quads quite a few times for towing the guns.
  5. Gerboa

    Gerboa Gerboa Desert Rat History

    According to Derek Barton' old website the AoS was 9 with Corps White Bar above.

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