Any suggestions re York and Lancaster unit?

Discussion in 'British Army Units - Others' started by redmist, Nov 21, 2014.

  1. redmist

    redmist Junior Member

    I came across this reference on the BBC Peoples War site

    In it a veteran refers to joining the Y&L in 1938 'before it was converted to the Royal Artillery'. he then goes on to describe some of his war action details. I must confess to being very much a novice at research but the only reference I can find to a Y&L Battalion converting to RA is the 5th. But their subsequent action matches in no way what the gent described. Can anyone suggest sources to refer to, to try and track down what unit converted to RA that had the record he suggests? Maybe someone knows the answer already? Any input would be much appreciated. Thanks.

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  2. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

    Do you have the York and Lancaster Regimental History ? It's rather thick of detail ;)
  3. idler

    idler GeneralList

    Looks like he was 198 Bty of 67 (Y&L) HAA Regt (formerly 5 Bn Y&L Regt). The battery were permanently detached from the regiment and went there own way while the remainder went to Burma, tying in with his comments at the end of the article.
  4. redmist

    redmist Junior Member

    Thanks for the suggestion Idler, I will follow up along that line. Drew, I wasn't even aware there was such a thing :) let alone have one. If I had I would have looked at it rather than posting :) But thanks for letting me know what to look for!
  5. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot 1940 Obsessive

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