Gunners and their guns

Discussion in 'Royal Artillery' started by dbf, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

  2. Uncle Target

    Uncle Target Taking a break not sure when I will be back

    Digging For Victory growing vegetables on sandbagged emplacements HAA Shotley Suffolk from the Manchester Guardian circa 1940.
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  3. Giberville

    Giberville Junior Member

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    Pleased to find this photo of 49 LAA Regiment RA (78 Div) in procession as part of the victory parade in Tunis. This one is for you Ron!
    Not sure of the Battery here (84,90 or 280?)...Can just make out tactical markings with 47 for LAA Regiment of 78 Division and T 2 with a C beneath the 2?
     
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  4. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    A few photos from my collection - I have one other really nice photo in my head but I just cant find a scan and the original will be tucked away in a storage box somewhere

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  5. JimHerriot

    JimHerriot Ready for Anything

    Well I very much hope this will sit well here, and that gunners, ex-gunners, and all will appreciate the work of Gordon Horner.

    For me, a contemporaneous record that is right up there with the very best of accounts of war in the desert, and a fitting tribute to all who fought and gave their lives.

    Please make/take the time to read his words, the man was so much more than an artist.

    PART ONE - THE LIBYAN DESERT (from "FOR YOU THE WAR IS OVER" privately published in 1946)

    Kind regards, always remember, never forget.

    Jim.

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  6. Charley Fortnum

    Charley Fortnum Dreaming of Red Eagles

    Which unit was he with?
     
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  8. JimHerriot

    JimHerriot Ready for Anything

    PART TWO - THE LIBYAN DESERT (from "FOR YOU THE WAR IS OVER" privately published in 1946)

    Kind regards, always remember, never forget.

    Jim.

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  9. JimHerriot

    JimHerriot Ready for Anything

    PART THREE - THE LIBYAN DESERT (from "FOR YOU THE WAR IS OVER" privately published in 1946)

    Kind regards, always remember, never forget.

    Jim.

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  10. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

    Wonderful sketches there - thank you for sharing them!
     
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  11. HAARA

    HAARA Well-Known Member

    Illustrated, 6th July 1940 AA-page-1.jpg AA-page-2.jpg AA-page-3.jpg AA-page-4.jpg
     
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  12. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Cracking shots, AB.
    The archer doesn't half look strange from that dead-on front view (pic #7).
    Thought at first 'what the hell is that?' before realisation dawned.
    Cheers for sharing those.

    Same to Jim & HAARA.
    Sometimes think we don't see nearly enough big gun stuff here.
     
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  13. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

    I'm curious what the two flags are in the lower part of the sign in picture #7. Obviously the RA crest (if that's the right term) is in the upper left, and the division's insignia in the upper right.
     
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  14. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    They are Northumberland Hussars, the Upper Left badge is their Regimental badge rather than the RA badge, 15th Scottish Upper Right - the flags I don't know - I have a few other photos relating to them and think I have seen a similar sign (I'll have a look)
     
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  15. AB64

    AB64 Senior Member

    I had a look and its just another very similar photo from a slightly different angle (cropped scan of the board below) - there is another photos showing part of a sign but its a Troop sign and is only showing the edge and all that is visible is the 15th Div sign and L TROOP

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  16. chrisgrove

    chrisgrove Senior Member

    Hi Dave55
    I think your question refers to the last pic in Post 24. It is certainly a Light Dragon and I think a Mk IIc.
    Chris
     
  17. Roy Martin

    Roy Martin Senior Member

    Several photographs of gunners or the Maritime Royal Artillery on the IWM site and elsewhere. They are also in the second row, right-hand side of the attached picture, with their Naval colleagues.
     

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  18. Roy Martin

    Roy Martin Senior Member

    In 1943

    He lists the ship's armament as: 2 Bofors placed on each side of the boat deck, 2 Hotchkiss machine guns, 2 Marlins PAC rockets, a 12 Pdr and a 4” BL. In addition, she was equipped with Kites, Smoke Floats, Rifles etc.
     

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