• The Heroes of Belsen

    The Heroes of Belsen “If you asked them to build a battleship overnight they’d produce it for you at breakfast!” Such are the expressions of praise made by Army authorities when referring to the magnificent work of relief done by officers and men of the 113th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA at Belsen Concentration Camp.  540 total views

  • Dickie Atkinson (113 LAA)

    A VETERAN soldier, believed to the last member of Durham Light Infantry to have taken part in the D-Day landings, has died two days before celebrating his 75th wedding anniversary with his wartime sweetheart.  71 total views

  • Fred Brushett (113 LAA)

    Speaking from his armchair in the Hospice in The Weald, former serviceman Fred Brushett introduces himself and his reasons for making the film.  65 total views

  • George Walker (113 LAA)

    The following letter was sent from Germany to a Sheffield address in May 1945. The letter was sent from a soldier who was based in the Nazi  Concentration Camp at Bergen-Belsen.  At the end of the letter the writer states “When you have read this letter you can show it to anyone who is interested enough to read it.” Well I was interested and I hope you are! BELSEN MAY 1945 Alan G Walker 11532306 370/113 LAA Regd RA 13 L.A. 20th May 1945 To all at 53 Just a few more lines hoping to find you all still enjoying the best of health as it finds me the same…

  • Jim Henderson (113th LAA)

    Faded photographs which have been weathered by time still convey the brutal horrors a young soldier witnessed when he helped liberate a Nazi death camp.  73 total views

  • Charles Philip Sharp (113th LAA)

    Charles Philip Sharp, known as Philip, was born on April 2, 1912, in Leicester, Leicestershire, England. He had a sister Mignon. Philip had been in the Territorial Army for several years when it was called to duty during the Munich crisis in summer 1938.  72 total views

  • John Crosbie (Jack) 113th LAA DLI

    This article was written by John J. Crosbie (known as Jack) in March 1964. Jack was born in Girvan in 1915 and after the war he lived in Giffnock with his wife and two sons until his death in 1995.  110 total views