War Diaries of 15th (Isle Of Man) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery - Summary

1941

 

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January 1941

Commanding Officer: Lt. Col. MacClellan

Place Date Hour Summary of Events and Information References to Appendices
 

1

 

R.H.Q. arrived with 41 and 42 Btys at BENI YUSIF (near Cairo).
129 Bty arrived late from Alexandria.

 
 

7

 

24 Bofors Guns with transport received for 41 and 42 Btys.

 
 

13

 

12 static Bofors guns received for 129 Bty

 
 

14

 

Regt (less 129 Bty) to go to SUDAN. 129 Bty for CRETE.

 
 

18

 

Only 41 Bty to embark for Sudan.

 
 

27

 

129 Bty embarked PORT SAID for CRETE.

 
 

28

 

42 Bty to CANAL AREA.

 
 

 

 

It is apparently the policy in Egypt to break up all A.A. Regts. This vigorously opposed by Lt. Col. MacClellan.

 
 

31

 

 

 

 

R.H.Q. Beni Yusef.

 -41 Bty Sudan

 -42 Bty Ismailia.

 -129 Bty Crete.

 

 

February 1941

Commanding Officer: Lt. Col. MacClellan

Place Date Hour Summary of Events and Information References to Appendices
 

1

 

 

0.C. 15 Regt. becomes A.A.D.C. ISMAILIA and SHALLUFA AREA SUEZ CANAL.

 
 

18

 

 

Hostile planes dropped mines in Suez Canal. Y troop 42 Bty fired 75 rounds.

 
 

22

 

 

Mine laying raid on Canal One hit claimed by Y troop 42 Bty but no plane came down.

 
 

27

 

 

 

 

R.H.Q. El Tahag.

 -41 Bty Sudan.

 -42 Bty El Tahag.

 -129 Bty Crete.

 

 

March 1941

Commanding Officer: Lt. Col. MacClellan

Place Date Hour Summary of Events and Information References to Appendices
 

31

 

 

 

 

R.H.Q. Moascar.
 -41 Bty Sudan.
 -42 Bty Moascar.
 -129 Bty Crete.

 

 

April 1941

Commanding Officer: Lt. Col. MacClellan

Place Date Hour Summary of Events and Information References to Appendices
 

30

 

Locations same

 

 

May 1941

Commanding Officer: Lt. Col. MacClellan

Place Date Hour Summary of Events and Information References to Appendices
      No Entries  

 

June 1941

Commanding Officer: Lt. Col. MacClellan

Place Date Hour Summary of Events and Information References to Appendices
 

6

 

 

 

One officer and 35 0.R.s of 129 Battery found at El Tahag Camp these with 5 additional O.R.s were the only survivors of the 129 battery from Crete. The remainder having been lost - killed, wounded or P.O.W.

 
 

26

 

41 Bty at Suez from Abyssinia

 
 

30

 

 

 

R.H.Q. Ismailia.
 -41 Bty Beni Yusef.
 -42 Bty Canal area

 

 

July 1941

Commanding Officer: Lt. Col. MacClellan

Place Date Hour Summary of Events and Information References to Appendices
 

30

 

 

 

 

  R.H.Q. Ismailia.
 -41 Bty. One troop Tel el Kebire.
               Two troops Abu Sueir.
 -42 Bty. One troop Ismailia
               Two troops Kasfareet
 

 

August 1941

Commanding Officer: Lt. Col. MacClellan

Place Date Hour Summary of Events and Information References to Appendices
 

1-31

 

 

R.H.Q. Kasfareet

41 and 42 Btys Canal Zone

 

 

September 1941

Commanding Officer: Lt. Col. MacClellan

Place Date Hour Summary of Events and Information References to Appendices
 

1-30

 

 

R.H.Q. Kasfareet

41 and 42 Btys Canal Zone

 

 

October 1941

Commanding Officer: Lt. Col. MacClellan

Place Date Hour Summary of Events and Information References to Appendices
 

 

 

No Entries

 

 

November 1941

Commanding Officer: Lt. Col. MacClellan

Place Date Hour Summary of Events and Information References to Appendices
 

 

 

No Entries

 

 

December 1941

Commanding Officer: Lt. Col. MacClellan

Place Date Hour Summary of Events and Information References to Appendices
 

27

 

 

 

R.H.Q. Kasfareet

 -41 Bty Port Said

 -42 Bty Canal Zone.

 
 

31

 

 

 

129 Bty in abeyance owing to losses in CRETE is unofficially represented by a half troop of 42 Bty into which all survivors including one officer were absorbed

 

 

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