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370 Battery – 113th LAA

Fabulous photos and details featuring the 370 Battery of the 113th LAA, Durham Light Infantry.
The first J Tp, towing its gun J1 named ‘WEE NATTY’Liberation of Bergen Belsen
This is a cleaned up image from IWM © IWM B 7507.
It is labelled Our Armour (Flail Tanks) Cross the Orne Bridge.
“One of the hundreds of guns (A.A. Mobile) that will engage the enemy is towed across the bridge.

Taken by Sgt. Christie, Recd. 18th July, 1944.

The second photo shows Gun G6 ‘PANAME’ (Parisian slang for ‘Paris’), from the same 3 Bty (370 LAA Bty RA), with the 2 Army sign clearly visible on the rear of the towing lorry. 370 LAA Bty’s troops were G, H & J. The Troop letter ‘I’ was often (but not always) omitted because of the possible confusion with the digit ‘1’.Liberation of Bergen Belsen
Liberation of Bergen Belsen

The next photo is a (brightened) close-up hopefully, at some point, we may be able to identify some of the soldiers.
Liberation of Bergen Belsen

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This archive has been established after my own relative, Reg Price, took part in the liberation and subsequent humanitarian effort of Bergen Belsen in April 1945. Reg produced this famous sign at Belsen. As part of the 113th DLI, Reg and his comrades were at Belsen for 5 weeks and left when the last hut was empty and ceremonially burnt down. This archive compiles all available resources to build a lasting tribute to all the men and women who helped - any unit, any nationality. If you have a relative, or any info, on the relief effort at Belsen, we’d love you to please get in touch. Email us: liberator@belsen.co.ukThank you Nick Price CreativesFacebookTwitter