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Re: Another artillery question

Post by Temujin » Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:32 pm

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Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:19 pm
Thanks temujin, that's wonderfully informative as always! I did not know about the artillery trailer in between quad and gun.

I have access to the spreadsheet which I think you have taken a screenshot from so no worries there. I wasn't looking for a specific unit, it was more that I came across a complaint about the FATs in August 44.
The performance of the wheeled tractor drawn 17-pounder equipment has not proved satisfactory and the need for more 17-pounder SP equipments has been represented by British as well as Canadian unit formations.
I guess actually any more information I could turn up on vehicle holdings for 7th Canadian AT Regiment might be helpful. But I don't know how I would work from that (which I think was a Corps level unit) to which field company or LAD was assigned to it. I have looked at their WD in the past.

P.S. and how interesting that we were mostly using Morris FATs!

P.P.S. I don't suppose you have any experience hunting down 21st Army Group / 1st Canadian Army memos at LAC? :D

I’m not exactly sure what your looking for in your reference. If your looking for correspondence in reference to something sent “up the chain” from the 7th Cdn AT Regiment, I would look thru the War diaries of the HQ’s unit above them, so I would first look at 1 Cdn Corp, RCA war diaries, then CCRA war diaries, then First Cdn Army RCA HQ’s war diaries........before I would even attempt to look at 21 Army Group HQ AGRA

In the War diaries list, I would like thru the files of these units first
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Re: Another artillery question

Post by ccamfield » Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:24 pm

Sorry Temujin, I shouldn't have mixed my questions. The one about 21 Army Group documents doesn't stem from 7th AT Reg't - it originates much higher up.

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Re: Another artillery question

Post by Temujin » Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:11 pm

No problem. Good luck on finding your answer

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Re: Another artillery question

Post by Temujin » Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:58 pm

ccamfield wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:53 pm
Ahh, so the LAD number was mentioned in the WD? I should have thought of that. Thank you very much!!

edited PS: hm, so the LAD documents were not part of the digitization effort, apparently...? I don't see them in the spreadsheet, but I found their file entries in the LAC database. :)
Just thought I would post this up, a follow up to your original posts about the LAC for the 7th AT Regt.
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Re: Another artillery question

Post by ccamfield » Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:34 pm

Interesting - thanks!

I did actually photograph some of 67 LAD's war diary on one of my visits to the archives. (Sept '44 to June '45, only the daily entries)

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