Unknown Royal Artillery Unit in France from 1939 to 1940.

Discussion in '1940' started by Drew5233, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

  2. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    The problem:

    Andrew Foulkes Vehicle Markings of the BEF has 1 AA Bde as 33 with the white bar at the bottom.

    The same book has 20 with the white bar on top (same as the image) issued to 52 LAA Regiment with I Corps and 54 LAA Regiment with III Corps.

    52 LAA can be ruled out as their WD shows them landing at Cherbourg on 20th Sept and they kept well north of Le Mans as they headed east towards the French/Belgium border.

    54 LAA can not be ruled out as their diary starts in October with them already in France.

    1 AA Bde WD has them firmly placed in France at Le Mans on the 19th September and did not have a LAA Regiment in its order of battle.

    Any thoughts?
  3. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    WO 167/423 1 AA Bde WD does have vehicles arriving on the day but they are from 6 HAA Regt. Andrew Foulkes book has them as 35 with a white bar on the bottom.

  4. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    From post No.14 of the BEF Army Troops thread.

    Same unit on the beaches at Dunkirk-It appears to have the East Mole in the background.
  5. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    1 AA Bde diary ends in April

    52 LAA has them on 'beaches' at the end of May.

    54 LAA has a interesing diary entry at the end of May which places them very close to the Mole:
  6. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    From post 21 in the BEF Army Troops thread. Crossing the border into Belgium pulling a LAA gun.

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