492 (H) Field Battery Positions
11 Aug '42 to 24 Jun '45

We have been kindly provided with photographs of two sketch maps detailing the movements and action of 492 (H) Field Battery [128th Field Regiment] by George Bee and Martin Healey.

George Bee wrote "My father George Pringle Bee served with the above field battery [492(Highland) Field Battery] throughout World War 2. One of the men (Steve) in his battery produced two very interesting maps.The first is titled Alemain to Messina and the second "D" Day to "V.E." Day. They were drawn up in 1946 and detail when the guns were Firing, Not Firing or Resting."

By co-incidence we were also sent photographs of the same pair of maps by Martin Healey who's father, Joseph Healey, had also fought with 492 (H) Field Battery.

Using both sets of photographs we have been able to produce versions for you to view online and have transcribed the annotated movements for you below.

492 Field Battery, Alamein to Messina

492 Field Battery, Alamein to Messina

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Description:

Hand drawn sketch map showing movements of 492 (H) Field Battery (128th Field Regiment) during the North Africa Campaign. Includes annotation detailing firing, not-firing and rest positions.

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128 Field Regiment . 1942 . 1943 . Map / Diagram . North Africa . [email protected]

Alamein to Messina

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Status denotes : "F" - Firing, "NF" - Not Firing, "R" - Resting

Posn.Place NameStatus
1Quasassin 11 Aug 42R
2KhatatbaR
3Delta BarrageNF
4Mena : CairoNF
5Minsrat El BikkariNF
6Alem El KalfaNF
7"M" AreaF
8Tel El Eisa : AlameinF
Battle of Alamein 30 Oct
9Alem El MakhaqF
10El Wishka : 1st Posn.F
11El Wishka : 2nd Posn.F
12Galal : DabaNF
13Mobile PatrolNF
14Acroma : TobrukNF
15Mersa BregaF
16Agreila : Xmas 42NF
17Wadi CufefF
18Wadi Zem ZemF
19GreddariaF
20TauorgaF
21MisurataNF
22Leptis MagnaF
23Sidi Bu GhedirF
24TagiuraR
25"V" Parade : Tripoli 4 Feb 43
26Ben Garane 23 FebR
27Wadi Zessar IF
28Wadi Zessar IIF
29Wadi Zessar IIIF
30Wadi Zessar IV 6 MarF
31Wadi MelahF
32Wadi Zessar H.W.F
33Wadi Akarit IF
34Wadi Akarit IIF
35SfaxR
36Enfidaville ! : TakrounaF
37Enfidaville IIF
38Enfidaville III 7 May 43F
39Rest AreaR
40BougieR
41SousseR
42SfaxR
Embark for Sicily
43Pachino : Invasion 10 JulF
44Pachino IIF
45CassibileNF
46Franco FonteF
47ScordiaF
48RamacraF
49Mr. CapezzanoNF
50GerbiniF
51RasaF
52CastellitoF
53Turcisi : SferroF
54R. Simeto IF
55R. Simeto IIF
56BiancavillaNF
57PisanoF
58Lingua GlossaNF
59Gesso : MessinaR
60Messina : Italy Landing 3 SeptF
61FaroR
62Mascalucia Catalia 27 Oct 43
492 (H) Field Battery, V Day to VE Day

492 Field Battery, V Day to VE Day

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Description:

Hand drawn sketch map showing movements of 492 (Highland) Field Battery, Royal Artillery (128th Field Reg.) between "V" Day and "VE" Day. Includes annotation detailing firing, not-firing and rest positions.

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Tags:

128 Field Regiment . 1944 . 1945 . Map / Diagram . Victory in Europe

"V" Day to "VE" Day

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Status denotes : "F" - Firing, "NF" - Not Firing, "R" - Resting

Posn.Place NameStatusDate
1Fontaine HenriNF9 Jun 44
2St. AubinF
3BlainvilleF20 July
4GazelleR31 July
5GrenthvilleF5 Aug
6Bourgebous !F
7St. Aignon—le-Cremesnol ???F
8Poussy
9St. Pierre sur DiveF14 Aug
10St. JulienF20 Aug
11St. GeorgeNF
12Bourg Achard - 270 r/g in 1.5 hours!F
13St. ValeryNF2 Sept
14Le MerisierF5 Sept
15DesvresNF
16CommunesF16 Sept
17CapelleF18 Sept
18N. of MarquiseF22 Sept
19MarquiseNF/R28 Sept
20AlostNF1 Oct
21Berrenthals?2 Oct
22BestF3 Oct
23St. OudenrodeF18 Oct
24St. Michel GestelF27 Oct
25OudenroutF28 Oct
26Loon -?- ZandF29 Oct
27LaarF
28HedervaertF13 Nov
29RogelF18 Nov
30ValburoF24 Nov
31MillF3 Dec
32St. Michel GestelR12 Dec
33W. of NijmegenF
34N. of LouvainR22 Dec
35N. of Beek24 Dec
36Embourg : LiegeR25 Dec
37Marcre6 Jan 45
38CreouxF10 Jan
39RonchampsF11 Jan
40LinfhR19 Jan
41BoxtelR22 Jan
42MolenhookF3 Feb
43GroesbeekF8 Feb
44GennepF11 Feb
45HeckensF18 Feb
46AsperoenF20 Feb
47BreeR8 Mar
48NederhormterF22 Mar
49N. of ReesF27 Mar
50S. of IsselburgF29 Mar
51EnscicdeR6 Apr
52N. of LingenNF9 Apr
53QuakenbruckF12 Apr
54EllmstedtF16 Apr
55WildesrausenF14 Apr
56HarpstedtF16 Apr
57AdelheideF20 Apr
58E. of DelmanborstNF24 Apr
59MittelsdorfF27 Apr
60HorstedtF28 Apr
61HesedorfF30 Apr
62Elmlore8 May
63Osterwanne20 May
64Bücken24 Jun

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Description:

Sketch map showing movements of 492 (Highland) Field Battery, R.A., throughout North Africa Campaign from August 1942 and on through Europe to June 1945.

Tags:

128 Field Regiment . 1942 . 1943 . 1944 . 1945 . Map / Diagram