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My Grandad: Clp Isaac Stevenson RA 1915-1919.

Article about: Hi Guys, here is my Grandad, Corporal Isaac Stevenson, Royal Field Artillery, pictured with my Grandma, Hilda Elizabeth Stevenson, just after they were married. He got two weeks leave in whi

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    What a wonderful thread. Rob, you are definitely a forum keeper. haha


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    Quote by Paul E View Post
    Good to see things are moving on Ade , have you tried the Great War forum ?
    Hi Paul, no I have not. Perhaps I should give it a try?

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Quote by Adrian Stevenson View Post
    Hi Paul, no I have not. Perhaps I should give it a try?

    Cheers, Ade.
    Ade there are some very knowledgable WW1 Artillery guys on there who have years of research behind them , they were very helpful to me when i was researching my Grandads career in the RGA , definately give it a go !
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Hi Paul, I am off there now Thanks.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Ade, this is a great thread! I really like these personal stories, especially when you can see the research taking place. It is a real thrill as you get results and thoroughly rewarding also. I have done the same thing with a couple of my rellies and still have a couple more to do, including a grandfather. Thanks for sharing what is a personal story with all of us, cheers, Dave.

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    Just for completeness, here are the Medal Roll entries as mentioned in post 31 of this thread.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Quote by Paul E View Post
    Rob are you an ex Gun Bunny ??
    No I'm not, I just find the RA and their methods fascinating. Its a beautifully technical, mathematical way to fight, and the artilleries of the Commonwealth truly did bring this to the highest level, which makes it worth the study - death by slide rule, protractor and plotting board

    Also, for such a significant player, its role is not well understood.

    Rob

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    Quote by Battery Command Post View Post
    No I'm not, I just find the RA and their methods fascinating. Its a beautifully technical, mathematical way to fight, and the artilleries of the Commonwealth truly did bring this to the highest level, which makes it worth the study - death by slide rule, protractor and plotting board

    Also, for such a significant player, its role is not well understood.

    Rob
    Ah right, i did my training on 25 Pdrs , 105 Lights and 105 Packs but then went onto the Mortar Locating Troop ( Cymbeline ) and forgot much of what i was taught about Gunnery !! Never thought of it as a beautifully technical, mathematical way to fight as it was such bloody hard work , that said when i was on the LP's calling in a CB Fire Mission it was am awesome sight , the God of War in action !! Watching some of the shoots by numerous guns and Batteries during WW1 and WW2 must have been incredible !
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Quote by Paul E View Post
    Watching some of the shoots by numerous guns and Batteries during WW1 and WW2 must have been incredible !
    I agree, I'm sure it's one of those things you could't really imagine without being there. Absolutely terrifying, I would think...

    Rob

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    Here is a quick pic of the WW2 version of the Barrage Table, the 'Gun Programme' for comparison:

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    Rob

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