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    • Posted Jul 20, 2007 9:39 AM

      They did their A1 Gunner courses at watford and woolich barracks. From then the Regt was posted to Royal Tunbridge wells and the guys were billeted in Newtown and Hildenborough (HQ at Fox bush house)in Kent, Montgromeryshire in North wales. This goes for the 57th and 59th regt far as I know. The 57th was changed into the 166th Nfld Fd Regt (North africa) at the last minute to avoid being sent to India. The Nfld grand banks webpage has alot of info and on the UK Imperial war museum site there are some photos of Nfld troops doing gun drill and on their Commando training course (in case sea op lion ever went off). Obtaining the book (now back in print) More fighting newfoundlanders by Nicholson will help you greatly with places and names. I have been in contact with several Tunbridge wells people and the censorship that was in place back then prevents obtaining much written info on what troops were in what areas to this day so the books and sites mentioned are a good source.

      Best,

      P
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