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11th (City of London Yeomanry) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment

Discussion in 'North Africa and the Mediterranean' started by Adam_, Apr 24, 2015.

  1. Adam_

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    Im doing some research on my grandad who i think was part of the 11th (City of London Yeomanry) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment. He served in North Africa and Italy. Can anyone provide any info on this regiment?

    thanks
     
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    Adam

    There is info on Royal Artillery on our sister site at ww2talk.com which I mentioned in your other thread.

    I suggest you still get the service records to make sure which Regiment/Battery he was in, otherwise some of it could be pure guesswork where he was. The records are well worth the wait, they contain a lot of information about units/theatre of war where he would have been. I suggest you get them before the war diaries to be certain.

    Have a look here, not sure if it helps.
    http://ww2talk.com/forums/topic/45647-laa-regiment-batteries/?hl=%2B11th+%2Blaa

    Lesley
     
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    Cheers guys, yeah i think i am gona have to order up his service records then....am i right in thinking it takes up to a year to recieve them? The Royal Artillery info is so confusing! Yeah i did find that Wiki page about the Rough Riders....thats where i got the 11th (City of London Yeomanry) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment from:)
     
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    Service records can sometimes take up to 6 months, but people have received them much earlier. The luck of the draw.
    Please make you ask for the FULL records as it has been known for the MOD not to send all the sheets!

    Lesley
     
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    Ok, am going to get onto this at the weekend..will double check with family that we dont already have his service records...im sure we dont. Yep will be sure to ask for FULL records:) thanks for your help
     
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    I got my grandads WW2 service record through the other week and have scaned it in. Was hoping you guys can help me decipher it! Am i right in thinking that after serving in the 207th Training Reg he joins the 11th LAA Reg and is part of 'C' Battery?

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    Hi Adam

    drop me a PM if you'd like me to copy any of this units war diaries. The red link below explains all the boring stuff. I'm just about to get ready for another night shift so don't have time now to look at the records but more than happy to over the next few days.

    Cheers
    Andy
     
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    Hi Adam

    You received the service records very quick, great news.

    The C Battery refers to the RA Depot in December 1946 when he came home.

    He was posted to Africa and disembarked on the 14 November 1942 with 11th LAA Regiment. You will need to find which Battery he was in as I think RA regiments had 3 batteries.

    Unusual for his service to be nearly 4 years in Africa from 31.10.42 to 10.7.46! But if you look at the larger sheet it does say he received his medals including the Italy Star, so obviously his unit was there. (on my father's records they had him in Africa too for a while when he was in Italy!)

    If you would join and post the records on our sister forum at ww2talk.com as previously suggested, we have lots of RA experts who can point you in the correct direction. They will be able to tell you where the Regiment was active in Italy. When you know the details, as Drew (above) has pointed out, you can get the war diaries for his whole service and they may (I must stress they may) tell you which Battery he was in and you can move on from there.

    Lesley
     
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    Hi Drew & Lesley,

    Drew i havent forgotten about your unit war diary copying service...I may well take you up on that offer. But before i do i want to make sure im not barking up the wrong tree. So my grandad was definitely in the 11th LAA RA?

    Yes got the records really quick, i was shocked...wasnt expecting them until the end of the year at the earliest! Ah ok, so i can ignore where it mentions 'C' Battery as that was when he came home...not the Battery he served in during service abroad? I thought it was too good to be true that his service file would tell me which battery he was in!

    My dad remembers my grandad talking a lot about Italy so we were shocked that Italy wasn't mentioned on the service section of his file. Hadn't even spotted that it mentioned the Italy Star on the other sheet! A relative does have his medals so will double check them.

    I have signed up to ww2talk.com but annoyingly It won't let me post anything..I've contacted the admin of the forum to see if they can sort it out. Will post on there asap

    So to find out which Battery he was in I'll need the 11th LAA RA war diaries? Haven't been able to find out the movements of the 11th via serious googling. Hopefully someone on ww2talk might be able to shed some light!

    Thanks for taking a look at the file Lesley..
    Drew feel free to have a browse through too:)
     
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    Hi Adam

    Yes it's 11th LAA Regiment, RA. I'll alert Andy (Drew) too to let him know.

    Check your e-mails or even spam to check if you've received one from the Admin. If not let me know and I'll have a word with Adam (Von Poop) !
    See you on the other side of the pond, my avatar/name is the same

    Lesley
     
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    Ayup, Adam, Adam here.
    Did you use the same username on ww2talk?
    On phone at the mo, but will be at pooter shortly so I can sort you out.
     
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    Yep same user name on ww2talk (Adam_) thanks for your help guys! I checked emails again and spam but nothing there:-(
     

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