73rd Med. Regt. RA Italy Winter 1944/Spring 1945

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      Christopher Barnett

      I am researching my late father’s unit at the close of the Italian campaign.  He was absorbed into 95th A-T Regiment on arrival in Egypt in August 1942.  He was with 95th A-T until it was converted to 73rd Med. Regiment in 1943, and was an officer in the 73rd Med. Regiment’s 282nd Med. Battery at the time the Regiment shipped to Italy, landing at Bari in early 1944 (he sailed with the guns and vehicles, whilst the main body of the regiment landed at Taranto).  I know from my dad that the battery was near Ferrara in the week leading up to the German surrender on May 2, 1945.

      I believe 73rd Med. Regt. was part of V Corps, but have been unable to confirm this.  I would be grateful for any details on this, as well as any information on the regiment’s movements during the winter of 1944 and spring of 1945.



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      Frank De PlantaFrank de Planta


      73 Med Regt RA landed in Italy in Oct 44.  Before that they were part of Middle East Forces based in North Africa.  Once in Italy, they were part of an Army Group Royal Artillery – a collection of Field, Medium and Heavy Regiments that were farmed out to various Corps for specific operations.

      You would need to get the 73 Med Regt RA War Diaries from the National Archives to know exactly whom they supported and when.



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