Uncle Tom was based at Appledore in 1942 and papers relating to his OCTU (Alton Towers December 1942- May 1943) show that he was previously a gunner with ‘1st Independent S.R Battery RA’.
Can anyone point me at information about this unit?
Tom was in the TA with 4th Durham Survey regiment .. attended their camp in July/August 1939. By late 1939 he was with the 6th Survey Regiment which seems to have been disbanded in June 1940. Believe they were in the Appledore area at this time …but no evidence from then till Jan 1942.