The History of the 17th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment Royal Artillery 1938-1945, by H.S. Eeles
The History of the 17th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment Royal Artillery 1938-1945, by H.S. Eeles
The History of the 17th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment Royal Artillery 1938-1945, by H.S. Eeles
The History of the 17th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment Royal Artillery 1938-1945, by H.S. Eeles
The History of the 17th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment Royal Artillery 1938-1945, by H.S. Eeles

The History of the 17th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment Royal Artillery 1938-1945, by H.S. Eeles

£39.99
The History of the 17th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment Royal Artillery 1938-1945, by H.S. Eeles
The History of the 17th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment Royal Artillery 1938-1945, by H.S. Eeles

Book published by Courier Co of Tunbridge Wells in 1946, 251 pages. (S8302WSO)

From the introduction: In the following pages it has only been possible to set out the principal milestones in the long road the Regiment travelled from I939 to I945. These cover all the main operations and moves undertaken during a period of over six years, together with an attempt to portray their background, and a few of the outstanding events connected with them.

It may well be, however, that it will not be to these that the thoughts of those who served in the I7th will turn in the years that lie ahead. Their most enduring recollection may be, perchance, of the myriad incidents which made up the" daily round, the common task," or very possibly some particularly exciting moment in which only a few participated. To a Gunner, it may be those long hours. spent on "stags" under a cloudless North African sky, or of a winter's evening in Naples when bombs were falling a little too close to his site. To a Driver, it may be that struggle to remain awake during one of the early convoys in the summer of I942, or those long hours spent at the wheel during the final advance in Italy, when continual traffic jams were gradually destroying all hopes of a "kip" for the coming night. To a Dispatch Rider, it may be a tour round sites in the Thames Estuary on one of the Blitz nights, or a foul journey over treacherous roads in the early days at Algiers. Or again, since frequently memory, like a sun­dial, only records the sunny hours, of an evening spent in a cafe in Tunis or Rome, of a game of cards at -Bizerta or a ride in a gondola in Venice.

Each of those who served in the I7th will, in fact, have their own memories, some of which may have become dim with the rush of events during the crowded war years. If, therefore, this book succeeds in recapturing for its readers a few almost forgotten incidents and a little of their atmosphere, then it will have served its purpose...


The condition of the book is generally poor, but is perfect as a reading copy or reference for study. The book has been rebound with cover boards and green binding along the spine, and the covers have several scuffs and blemishes, and bumping and wear along the edges and corners. There is foxing along the outside page leaves, and further foxing and yellowing to some inside pages throughout. All pages are intact and tightly bound. There are some notes in pencil on the very last inside page, and the book has severe spine roll along the left hand edge
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