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Article about: Hey gents sorry to be a royal pain in the rectum, I'm having a problem reading my grandads records, it's the joint up writing battering my head. I need to know what unit my grandad was in, I

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    Default Being a pain again sorry!

    Hey gents sorry to be a royal pain in the rectum, I'm having a problem reading my grandads records, it's the joint up writing battering my head. I need to know what unit my grandad was in, I think it says 222 light anti air battery, but I'm not sure and its doing my head In lol. Can one of you kind gents please have a butchers and tell me what you see and what you know about that unit? Again sorry to be a pain, and beleve me I really appreciate it. Cheers!

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    2nd Anti-Aircraft Division: HQ RAF Station, Hucknall, Nottinghamshire (Raised 1 September 1936) - Northern Command
    - 32nd (Midland) Anti-Aircraft Brigade: Normanton House, Derby - West Riding Area, Northern Command
    -- 68th (North Midland) Anti-Aircraft Regiment, R.A. (T.A.) - West Riding Area, Northern Command
    HQ, 200th, >>>222nd (Derby) Btys: Derby<<<
    276th, 277th Btys: Nottingham

    don't know if this makes sense, but i read the same as you and i find this unit subordinated as above.
    i'm not an expert, and anyone knowing more about this can certainly chime in if i have not read the subordination correctly.

    the second page you posted has "222 LAA Bty" written quite clearly.

    however, i find this information not specified as "Light" anti-aircraft but as "anti-aircraft". i'm going to keep looking but maybe the above is the correct unit.

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    or...

    Independent Light Anti-Aircraft Batteries

    52nd Light Anti-Aircraft Battery, R.A. (T.A.) - West Riding Area, Northern Command
    HQ, 135th Tp: Thorncliffe
    71st Light Anti-Aircraft Battery, R.A. (T.A.) - Southern Area, Southern Command
    HQ: Fareham
    84th Light Anti-Aircraft Battery, R.A. (T.A.) - Southern Area, Southern Command
    HQ: Salisbury
    218th Tp: Parton
    219th Tp: Boscombe Down
    220th Tp: Worthy Down
    221st Tp: Boscombe Down

    >>>222nd Tp: Middle Wallop<<<

    85th Light Anti-Aircraft Battery, R.A. (T.A.) - South-Western Area, Southern Command
    223rd Tp: Kemble Park
    224th Tp: Hullavington
    225th Tp: Colerne...

    hard to say. might help to know where he was based and even his name.

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    Hey, thanks for your response, his name was William abraham and I'm not sure where he was based. His medals have the 8th army bar and I also have his medical cards which say he was blown up in Greece by a teller mine, but I can't find anything on google about an 8th army 222nd LAA battery. I think you may be right by suggesting TA forces as there's a few sheets also with TA headings. Thanks again.

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