Reference

The following are the main references sources used for this site.

  • Lineage Book of British Land Forces 1660-1978 Vols 1 & 2
    JBM Frederick, 1984 : Microform Academic Publishers, Wakefield
    ISBN 2 Vol set – 1 85117 009 X
  • Orders of Battle Second World War 1939-1945
    Lt Col HF Joslen : Naval & Military Press (reprint)
    ISBN 9781843424741
  • Regiments of the British Army 1939-1945 (Artillery)
    Malcolm A Bellis, 1995 : Military Press International
    ISBN 0 85420 110 6
  • History of the Royal Regiment of Artillery – The Years of Defeat 1939-41
    Gen Sir Martin Farndale KCB, 1996 : Brassey’s, London
    ISBN 1 85753 080 2
  • History of the Royal Regiment of Artillery – The Far East Theatre 1941-46
    Gen Sir Martin Farndale KCB, 2002 : Brassey’s, London
    ISBN 1 85753 331 3
  • History of the Royal Regiment of Artillery – Anti-Aircraft Artillery 1914-55
    Brig NW Routledge OBE TD, 1994 : Brassey’s, London
    ISBN 1 857753 099 3
  • The Dress of the Royal Artillery
    D Alastair Campbell, 1971 : Arms & Armour Press, London
    ISBN 85368491 X
  • The History of the Dress of the Royal Regiment of Artillery
    Captain RJ MacDonald, 1985 : Crecy Books, Bristol (reprint)
    ISBN 0 947554 05 X
  • The Territorial Artillery 1908-1988
    Norman EH Litchfield, 1992 : The Sherwood Press (Nottingham)
    ISBN 0 9508205 2 0
  • The Royal Artillery Commemoration Book 1939-45
  • British Military Markings 1939-45
    Peter Hodges & Michael D Taylor, 1994 : Cannon Publications, Retford
    ISBN 1 899695 00 1
  • Vehicle Markings of the B.E.F from the GHQ diary of 11 April 1940
    Andrew Foulkes, 2011
  • Gunners at Larkhill – A History of the Royal School of Artillery
    NDG James, 1983 : Gresham Books Ltd.
    ISBN-10: 0946095078, ISBN-13: 978-0946095070
  • AA Command – Britain’s Anti-Aircraft Defences of the Second World War
    Colin Dobinson, 2001 : Methuen Publishing
    ISBN 0 413 76540 7
  • Operation Diver – Guns, V1 Flying Bombs & Landscapes of Defence 1944-45
    Colin Dobinson, 2019 : Historic England, Swindon
    ISBN 978 1 84802 475 5
  • History of Coast Artillery in the British Army
    Col KW Maurice-Jones DSO, 1959 : Royal Artillery Institution, London
  • Various discussions on WW2Talk

Regimental Histories

RHA

  • Chaplain at War – 11 Honourable Artillery Company RHA
    Revd K Oliver, 1986 : Angel Press, Chicester
    ISBN 0 947785 12 4
  • Prepare to Move – With the 6th Armoured Division in Africa & Italy – 12 Honourable Artillery Company RHA
    Frank Beckett, 1994 : Frank & Eileen Beckett Publishers
    ISBN 0 9520897 0 X Hardback ; ISBN 0 9520897 1 8 Paperback
  • To The Last Round – South Notts Hussars 1939-42 (107 RHA)
    Peter Hart, 1996 : Pen & Sword Books, Barnsley
    ISBN 0 85052 514 4

Field

  • Ubique – 2nd Field Regiment RA
    AM Cheetham, 1987 : Freshfield Books, Formby
    ISBN 0 9512853 0 0
  • Gunfire Target – 6 years with the RA (11 Field Regiment)
    Edward A Oates, 1996 : The Book Guild, Lewes
    ISBN 1 85776 066 2
  • Sheldrake – Memories of a 2nd World War Gunner (24, 132 & 133 Regiments)
    Maj Richard Hughes, 2016 : Pen & Sword Books, Barnsley
    ISBN 9781473868601
  • 31st Field Regiment RA – A Record
    Owen N Roberts, 1994 : Old Comrades Association 31st Field Regiment RA
    ISBN 0 9523547 0 5
  • The Hertfordshire Yeomanry Regiments RA – Part 1 Field Regiments – 86, 135 & 191 Field Regiments
    JD Sainsbury, 1999 : Hart Books, Welwyn
    ISBN 0 948527 05 6
  • Lancashire Gunners at War – 88th Field Regiment 1939-45
    Stephen Bull, 1999 : Carnegie Publishing, Lamcaster
    ISBN 1 85936 068 8
  • Yeoman Service – A Short History of the Kent Yeomanry 1939-1945  (97th Field Regiment)
    Lt-Col Franklin Lushington : Naval & Military Press
    ISBN 978 1 78331 073 9
  • The Surrey & Sussex Yeomanry in the Second World War – 98 & 144 Field Regiments
    Lt-Col TB Davis, 1980 : Ditchling Press, Hassocks
    ISBN 0 9500584 3 2
  • The Ups & Downs of a Gunner – My Life Story – 112 Field Regiment
    Albert Figg, 2017 : Amazon
    ISBN 13: 978 1544090962 ; ISBN 10: 1544090996X
  • Field of Fire – Diary of a Gunner Officer (127 Field Regiment)
    Jack Swaab, 2005 : Sutton Publishing, Stroud
    ISBN 0 7509 4275 4
  • Gunner Jack Dunkirk to Burma – The untold story of 130 Assault Field Regiment RA
    Martin McLean, 2022 : Kindle Books
    ISBN 9798404924367
  • The Rose & The Arrow – A Life Story of 136th (1st West Lancashire) Field Regiment RA 1939-46
    GW Robertson : 136 Field Regiment RA Old Comrades Association
  • 153rd Leicestershire Yeomanry Field Regiment RA TA 1939-1945
    Naval & Military Press, Uckfield
    ISBN 978 1 78331 155 2

Medium

  • The History of the 7th Medium Regiment RA – (now 32nd Medium Regiment RA) During World War II 1939-1945
    7th Medium Regiment Historical Committee, 1951 : Loxley Brothers Ltd, Sheffield
  • A Well Known Excellence – The authors travels with 64 Medium Regiment
    Denis Falvey, 2002 : Brassey’s, London
    ISBN 1 85753 312 7

Anti-Tank

  • Mars & Venus – 210 Battery, 53rd Anti-Tank Regiment RA (TA) 1937-43
    Jack Creed, 2000 : Brewin Books, Studley
    ISBN 1 85858 160 5
  • Ours Was Not The Glory – 93rd Anti-Tank Regiment RA – 8th Army Italy 1943-45
    Peter Johnstone, 1993
  • Shabash-149 – The war story of 149th Regiment RA 1939-45
    EW Capleton, 1963 : C Tinling & Co, Liverpool

Heavy Anti-Aircraft

  • 6th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA
    Patrick Walker, 2011 : The Choir Press, Gloucester
    ISBN978 0 9562190 4 6
  • Wall of Steel – The History of 9th (Londonderry) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (SR)
    Richard Doherty, 1988 : North West Books, Limavady
    ISBN 0 907528 13 9
  • Ever Your Own, Johnnie – Britain 1938-42 – Edited letters of RSM John Kemp (53 & 88 HAA Regiments)
    Nick Kemp, 2016 : Nickkempbooks@yahoo.co.uk
    ISBN 978 1 326 59785 6
  • Ever Your Own, Johnnie – North Africa  1942-43 – Edited letters of RSM John Kemp (76 HAA Regiment)
    Nick Kemp, 2016 : Nickkempbooks@yahoo.co.uk
    ISBN 978 1 326 59890 7
  • Ever Your Own, Johnnie – Sicily & Italy 1943-45 – Edited letters of RSM John Kemp (76 HAA Regiment)
    Nick Kemp, 2016 : Nickkempbooks@yahoo.co.uk
    ISBN 978 1 326 59892 1
  • The Hertfordshire Yeomanry Regiments RA – Part 2 79 HAA Regiment & Searchlight Battery
    JD Sainsbury, 2003 : Hart Books, Welwyn
    ISBN 0 948527 06 4

Light Anti-Aircraft

  • Ack-Ack – A History of 15th (Isle of Man) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA)
    Curwen Clague, 1981 :  Old Comrades Association 15th LAA Regiment
  • The Sparrows – 79 Battery, 21 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
    Tony Paley, 1992 : The Self Publishing Association, Worcestershire
    ISBN 1 85421 145 5
  • True Loyals – History of 92nd (Loyals) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA 1940-46
    Tom McCarthy, 2010 : Countyvise Ltd., Birkenhead
    ISBN 978 1 906823 38 2

Searchlight

  • Flames of Calais – A Soldiers Battle 1940 (Author in 2 Searchlight Regiment RA)
    Airey Neave, 1972 : Pen & Sword Military, Yorkshire
    ISBN 978 1 52674 851 5

Light & Air Landing

  • The Gunners at Arnhem
    Peter Wilkinson, 1999 : Spurwing Publishing, Northampton
    ISBN 0 9535754 0 3

Survey/Locating

  • Larkhill’s Wartime Locators – a history of the Survey Regiments
    Massimo Mangilli-Climpson, 2007 : Pen & Sword Books, Barnsley
    ISBN 9781781594445

Air OP

  • From Auster to Apache – The history of 656 Squadron RAF/RCAF 1942-2012
    Guy Warner, 2013 : Pen & Sword Aviation, Barnsley
    ISBN 978 1 78159 -098 0 ; EPUB ISBN 978 1 47382 246 7
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