Moving swiftly on from my previous post, I'm now showcasing my artillery collection.
Take a deep breath - mistakes were made!
Now, before you judge me, bear in mind that a) I'm not done yet, dammit! and b) the Royal Artillery was one of the largest combat arms in Normandy, with more men serving in RA units than in infantry units...
Regular readers will be aware of the episode now known as '25 Pdr gate'... this is the horrific results!
On a more serious note, I've had this line running through my head this morning. I first read it in George Blackburns 'The Guns of War'.
"Ubique means the warnin' grunt the perished linesman knows,
When o'er 'is strung an' sufferin' front the shrapnel sprays 'is foes,
An' as their firin' dies away the 'usky whisper runs
From lips that 'aven't drunk all day: 'The Guns! Thank Gawd, the Guns!'"
|Half a regiment of 25 Pdrs - 128th (Highland) Field Regiment, 51st Highland Division|
|1st Polish Mechanised Artillery Regiment, 1st Polish Armoured Division (Sextons) and 61st Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Artillery (17 Pdrs). With a signals unit from 51st Highland Division, and a spotter Auster!|
|17 Pdrs deployed and limbered|
|79th (The Scottish Horse) Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery - 4AGRA.|
|40th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, 51st Highland Division|