101st Rocket Anti-Aircraft Battery

Wiltshire Home Guard

Living History Group

220TH (101ST WILTSHIRE HOME GUARD)

ROCKET ANTI-AIRCRAFT BATTERY

Date Raised

September 1942; commenced operational duty April 1943

Commanding Officer

Maj. D.G. McKechnie (transferred to Royal Navy);

Jan. 1943 Maj. S.J. Harris

Approximate Strength

Sep. 1944, 1,200 (maximum 1,500, Jun. 1943)

January 1943: 4 officers & 80 men from 9 Bn., D Coy., Lower Stratton Pl.

1943: 200 men from 5 Bn., plus another 200 within 3 months

Unsuitable men transferred to general service battalions

Companies

H.Q. plus Reliefs A-H

COMPANIES

 

 

Battalion H.Q.

Reliefs A-H

 

Battalion H.Q.

Commander: Maj. D.G. McKechnie (transferred to Royal Navy); Jan. 1943 Maj. S.J. Harris

Location: Church Place, Swindon. Transferred to Kingsdown Camp, Stratton St Margaret

H.Q. Sections - Commanders, Members & Strengh

Medical

 

Maj. D. Dangerfield

OFFICERS

Maj. D.G. McKechnie

Maj. D. Dangerfield

Maj. S.J. Harris

 

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A RELIEF

Commander: Capt. J. Phipps

OFFICERS

Capt. J. Phipps

2/Lt. R. Kerr

Lt. J.T. Knightley

C./O. A. Wills

Lt. W.C. Moorcroft

C./O. J.G. Bailey

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B RELIEF

Commander: Capt. W.H. Scribbins

OFFICERS

Capt. W.H. Scribbins

2/Lt. R.L. Barling

Lt. H.G. Nicolson

2/Lt. F.O. Jefferson

Lt. E.V. Carter

C./O. F. Allen

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C RELIEF

Commander: Capt. G. H. Staniforth

OFFICERS

Capt. G.H. Staniforth

2/Lt. S.J. Robinson

Lt. D.S.F. Williams

C./O. R.D. Colborne

Lt. J.H. Shirley

 

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D RELIEF

Commander: Capt. W. Beardmore

OFFICERS

Capt. W. Beardmore

2/Lt. R.R. Colman

Lt. S.A. Leonard

2/Lt. L.E. Taylor

Lt. H. Kaye

C./O. H.E. Lane

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E RELIEF

Commander: Capt. R.J. Hammond

OFFICERS

Capt. R.J. Hammond

2/Lt. L.E. Taylor

Lt. E.H. Ferris

2/Lt. V.G. Hepper

Lt. S.W. Cox

C./O. S.C. Casson

2/Lt. A.A. Sharpe

C./O. J.F.A. Boalch

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F RELIEF

Commander: Capt. A. Joynes

OFFICERS

Capt. A. Joynes

2/Lt. W.H. Sargent

Lt. H.J. Hubble

C./O. H. Easthope

Lt. J.G. Rooke

 

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G RELIEF

Commander: Capt. C. Duff (left district); Capt. R. Henderson

OFFICERS

Capt. C. Duff

Lt. F.H. Nethercot

Capt. R. Henderson

2/Lt. W.G. Howell

Lt. W.C. James

C./O. H.J. Ellis

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H RELIEF

Commander: Lt. P. Raymond (ill health); Capt. J.S. Barnes, M.M.

OFFICERS

Capt. J.S. Barnes, M.M.

2/Lt. S.H.B. Honey

Lt. P Raymond

2/Lt. R.C. Mitchell

Lt. A.J. Towill

C./O. E. Hedger

Lt. L.J. Hollis

C./O. C. West

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SOURCES:

Data: Company and Platoon data derived from The History of the Wiltshire Home Guard 1940 - 1944, Major E.A. Mackay, T.D., D.L., J.P., published 1946

 

 

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