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Royal Artillery   39 Books
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264 (7th London) Field Regiment Royal Artillery (T.A.) A Short History. 1st Ed., orig. dec. wraps., [32]pp, 4 plates. Royal Artillery Institution. 1948  #56422
[HLMainPic] Inc. WW1 Western Front & Egypt/Palestine; WW2 North Africa & Italy. Roll of Hon. & awards for both wars. VG ex-IWM. See illustration on our website.   £45
A Short History of the Units administered by the Kent Territorial & Auxiliary Forces Association. 1st Ed., orig. printed card wraps., 88pp. (inc. adverts), several photos. Published & Produced by Reid-Hamilton Publishers. nd (c.1950).  #56424
[HLMainPic] The "Official Handbook" to the Territorial & Auxiliary Forces of the County of kent, c.1950, inc. details of various local Artillery, Engineer, RAMC, REME &c. units. VG ex-IWM. Scarce. See illustration on our website.   £35
Artillery & Trench Mortar Memories, 32nd Division. 1st Ed., 687pp. Printed by Unwin Bros. 1932  #57541
[HLMainPic] Very substantial compilation by Old Comrades, containing diaries of Lt. A.B. Scott, MC, of "X" & "W" TM Batteries & Reconnaissance Officer, 32nd Div. Artillery HQ; Rev. R.E. Grice-Hutchinson, MC, Chaplain, 32nd Div. Artillery; late Major L. Heathcote-Amory, Staff Capt., 32nd Div. Artillery (DoW Aug. 1918) & brief recollections by seven others. Orig. cloth, sp. sl. tanned & spotted, o/w VG & very scarce with ink ownership inscrip. of John Gillies, an artillery officer who appears a number of times in the diary of The Rev. R.E. Grice-Hutchinson, MC, reproduced within the work. See illustration on our website.   £145
Artillery Training Volume I Drill. 1932. Orig. blue canvas wraps., xii+393pp., fldg. diagram, sketches. HMSO. 1932  #35359
Includes Drill Movements, Transport of Artillery, Skill at Arms &c. VG.   £20
Artillery Training Volume II Gunnery. 1934, Reprinted with Amendments (Nos. 1 to 6), 1939. viii+291pp., sketches, fldg. tables &c. HMSO. 1939  #57802
[HLMainPic] Ballistics, Ammunition, Time Shrapnel, OPs, Fire Discipline, Predicted Shooting, Co-operation with the RAF, &c. Orig. blue cloth, minor wear, generally VG. See illustration on our website.   £20
Lewisham Gunners: A Centenary History of 291st (4th London) Field Regt. R.A. (T.A.) formerly 2nd Kent R.G.A. (Volunteers). 1st Ed., 74pp., 20 photos. The Regt. 1962  #57580
[HLMainPic] 4th London (How.) Bde., Western Front in WW1; 91st & 139th Fd. Regts. RA in WW2, both in France 1940 then 91st in Middle East & 139th in Burma (7th Ind. Div.). Roll of Hon. for WW1 & WW2. Orig. blue cloth, VG. See illustration on our website.   £25
Lieut. Henry Ward. 210 Bde. Royal Field Artillery. Commission to be 2nd Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery (Special Reserve), 3rd March 1917.  #58257
Later promoted to Acting Captain & Adjt., 1/10/1917 & stepped up to W.S. Lieut, 3/9/1918. Copy of MIC provided shows entered theatre of war (France & Flanders) 26/9/1917 & served with 210 Bde. RFA. VG. See illustration on our website.   £40
Secret. GHQ ME Survey Discussion, Cairo, 18-19 May 1943. Directors: MGRA, DMT, DD Survey. Rare original report, 26pp., foolscap, dup. typescript stapled into card wraps. with title to front. MT1, GHQ, MEF. Contemp.  #53505
[HLMainPic] Report of a conference on Survey held at Cairo including: The Organisation & Working of a Recce Wing, Western Desert Air Force Alamein to Tunis (Notes from a lecture by Maj. R.E. Ferens, GII [Air] Eighth Army); The Deployment of RA & RE Survey Units (Notes from a lecture given by Lt.-Col. J.T. Whetton, OC 4 Survey Regt. RA); Information from Air Photographs (Notes from a lecture by Capt. R.R. Dalton, OC, AAPIU [Western Desert Det.] - "It has been conclusively proved that air photos. can supply so much information not avilable from other sources that the establishment of the AAPIU Eight Army has been increased from 3 officer interpreters to 11 offrs & a number of draughtsmen & clerks. In the near future the establishment will be doubled. Air photos are required at all stages of a campaign - from planning to assault, & the subsequent exploitation. The best results have been obtained from decentralisation" &c.). Further sections detail the use & dissemination of information from air photos., preparation of defence overprint maps, map distribution in 8th Army. No indication of number of copies printed/distributed, but stated SECRET & evidently for the use of the small number of officers engaged in this work so doubtless a rare survival. See illustration on our website.   £225
Standing Orders for the Shropshire Yeomanry 1940. 48pp. (plus blank interleaves). Printed by C. Nicholls & Co. Ltd. 1940  #58119
[HLMainPic] Customary regimental standing orders & instructions: this early-war edition no doubt resulting from the regiment's conversion to a Medium Regt., RA, & the contents contain much detail on the chain of command in such a unit, duties of various ranks, &c. Orig. green cloth, gilt to front, VG.   £25
ARMSTRONG (Col. G, DSO, MC, TD) The Sparks Fly Upward. 1st Ed., [iii]+236pp., 32 photos., 10 sketches, 9 maps. VG in sl. chipped dw. Worthing: Gooday Publishers. 1991  #55871
[HLMainPic] Personal account of Western Desert campaign 1942 with 11 (HAC) Regt. RHA, afterwards commanding 136 Fd. Regt. with 7th Ind. Div. in Burma: Arakan (inc. Admin Box), Imphal, Irrawaddy Crossing &c. Warmly inscribed by author on ffep. review & 1992 obit. of author loosely inserted at front, with some tape residue where these items were at one time affixed to front paste-down. See illustration on our website.   £20

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