WW2 - 608 Battery - 183 Regiment - 83 Brigade

608 Battery - 183 Regiment - 83 Brigade 

Brigade HQ Datchet (Royal Artillery Museum) 

Formed 1942 at Blackdown Camp, Deepcut, Surrey.

Tycroes, Isle of Anglesey for firing practice (Six weeks) 

1942 Uxbridge to Dorney Camp, Eton Wick - Equipment four 3.7" with Radar, one troop.

Dorney Common Camp code No. S M 7 or S M 8 although one source said it could have been S M 6. Windsor Great Park. Equipment four 3.7" with radar one troop. 

1943 Datchet.. The old Polo Ground Guns(?) Head Quarters of Regiment? Headquarter of Brigade?

December 1943 Battery were in Crewe. (B McCabe ATS) (Radar operator) 1944.

Left Crewe for Dorney Common and other Windsor/Slough sites.

Left Dorney late June/July to move to Newport, S.Wales site closed down.... Unit then moved to Caldecot before being disbanded. 

At some time 608 were thought have been stationed in Lancing, Sussex, Dovercourt, Essex. and also Chantlers Ford, Hampshire. 

A troop of 608 were on Dorney on "D DAY " It is most likely that this troop shot down the V1 that crashes on the Bells of Ouesley pub in Old Windsor June 15th 1944. 

Captain Bill Bowen RA

A.T.S. Names of 608 that have been mentioned: 

A.T.S. Officer called Mrs Clutterbuck. 


Castle (now Mrs R Richings)
Dailly (now Mrs Mary Clark) 
Davidson (now Mrs T.C. Worsley) 
Dawson ( Miss M J Dawson)
Dunnet (now Mrs Esther Orton) 
Fleetwood - Mrs Alma Fleetwood (was already married) 
Hook (now Mrs Maisie Taylor) 
Lake (now Mrs Mary Clay) 
Lockner (now Mrs Faith Carney) 
Massaro (now Mrs Freda Sheard)
McCade (Mrs Betty McCade)
Mclvor (now Mrs Margaret Muir) 
Middleton (now Mrs Elsie Parnell) 
Squance (now Mrs A Shobbrook) 
Suddaby (now Mrs Margaret Staley) 
Turnbull (now Mrs Mary Robson) 
Viney Miss Phillis Viney 
Wells (now Mrs Ada Greenwood) 

First A.T.S. to arrive at Dorney Camp Corporal Rose Castle, she reported that after Dorney they moved to Datchet where the Battery shot down as German plane.

Three Vl's fell in the Windsor area. One hit the Windsor municipal dust destructor on Saturday July 1st about 1.30pm, another fell in the Great Park, and the third on the Bells of Ouesley. This is possibly the one hit by 608 Bty and mentioned by Mrs B McCade who was a Radar operator with the troop on Dorney Common.

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