This site is dedicated to Gunner Mark 'Scouse' Taylor 1967 - 1987. AKA 'Tally'

This site is dedicated to Gunner Mark 'Scouse' Taylor 1967 - 1987. AKA 'Tally'
HQ Battery, 12th Air Defence Regiment, RA. A Fellow 'Wreckin' Crew' Member. Rest easy mucker. Photo courtesy of 'Shacks', his room mate.

Tell us what you know?

Hi all,

I have set this Blog up in order that we can share our memories and photos of our time in Napier Barracks. Whichever cap badge you had at the time, you all have a story to tell.

From the late 1940's until 1995, many regiments have passed through the gates of Napier Bks., albeit mainly Royal Artillery regiments and their supporting units. However, other units were present as Occupational Forces, including squadrons from the RAF Regt. and the Royal Scots Fusiliers post 1945; followed by the Royal Engineers in 1950.

Was you a member of one of the many Luftwaffe Squadrons, or an ancestor of anyone and has a tale to tell? 'Richthofen Kaserne' as the airfield with a new runway was known then. Did you serve in the famous Sturmstaffel 1 that was formed here in 1943?

Which artillery regiment did you serve with or attached unit? Did you serve with the 26th US Army Missile Detachment near the gate's entrance when two artillery regiments had Corporal nuclear missiles; or did you serve in the NAAFI, YMCA or WRVS? Come on, tell us what you know and share those photos you have.

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Sunday, 1 March 2009

Royal Air Force Regiment 1945 - 46

2879 Squadron, RAF Regt.

2757 Squadron, RAF Regt.

2879 Sqdn.: After forming in June 1943, this unit moved to the continent in November 1944 under the 2nd Tactical Air Force after converting to a rifle role. After serving in Vitry, Brussels and Eindhoven, the sqdn. finally moved to Dortmund in 1945, possibly at the end of the war and at Brackel-Dortmund airfield; whereupon the unit disbanded in May 1946.
2757 Sqdn.: This unit was also in Europe during WW2 as part of 2TAF and found itself briefly in Dortmund in 1946, possibly taking over from 2879 Sqdn. or alongside the unit until 2757 Sqdn. move onto Bonn?

Information sourced and edited from the internet