Wartime Glasgow--Excluding bombing.

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Re: Wartime Glasgow--Excluding bombing.

Postby onyirtodd » Thu May 28, 2009 8:45 am

Socceroo wrote:
Peekay wrote:
Socceroo wrote:[ 8O You of all people Dugald should have no objection to the Memorial for the Andorra Star, perhaps that is why you really left the discussion?


There's already numerous memorials dotted about the place for this ship.....and if it worries you that much then you might at least show your own wee bit of respect and get the name of the Arandora Star right.

PK


Not been on here often, but when i read posts like this from dickheads like you then I realise why I am not on here often.


It worth remembering that spelling errors/ typos/ call them what you will make searching (as we're all constantly reminded to do) impossible.
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Re: Wartime Glasgow--Excluding bombing.

Postby norwichpaul » Mon Jul 04, 2011 7:59 am

Hi there this is my first post so lets hope its a good one. I have been carrying out a little bit of research into the TA units and their addresses in Glasgow. Below is a list for 1949, I think its complete but if anyone can add to it then great. Although I am amazed that the city had so many units. My question really is, are these premises extant. I would really like to see some photos if possible - can anyone help please? The only one I have photographed, is the old Bishopsbriggs balloon depot, in the early 1980s.

Glasgow TA Units: December 1949

HQ, 68 AA Brigade, RA. Maryhill Barracks, NW

HQ, 264 (Scottish) Beach Brigade. Maryhill Barracks, NW

66th (AA) Independent Company, WRAC. Maryhill Barracks, NW

HQ, 77 AA Brigade, RA. 261 West Princess Street, C4

30 (Medium) Signal Squadron. 261 West Princess Street, C4

591 (Medium) LAA / Searchlight Regiment, RA. 261 West Princess Street, C4

Queen’s Own Royal Glasgow Yeomanry. 51 Yorkhill Parade, C3

474 (Mobile) HAA Regiment RA. 31 Yorkhill Parade, C3

592 LAA Regiment, RA. 31 Yorkhill Parade, C3

106 Transport Column, RASC. 41 Yorkhill Parade, C3

15th (Scottish) Battalion, The Parachute Regiment. 172 Yorkhill Parade, C3

157 (Lowland) Field Ambulance, RAMC. 61 Yorkhill Parade, C3

4 (Scottish) General Hospital, RAMC. 31 Yorkhill Parade, C3

300 Airborne Squadron. 172 Yorkhill Street, C2

329 Port Operating Squadron, RE. 35 Coplaw Street, S2

7th Battalion The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). 35 Coplaw Street, S2

330 Port Operating Squadron, RE. 122 Hotspur Street, NW.

331 Crane Operating Squadron, RE. 122 Hotspur Street, NW

1st Battalion. The Glasgow Highlanders. 122 Hotspur Street, NW

30 (Lowland) Independent Armoured Brigade Signal Squadron. 21 Jardine Street, NW

85 AGRA (Field) Signal Squadron. 21 Jardine Street, NW

L of C Signal Regiment. 21 Jardine Strret, NW

264 (Scottish) Beach Brigade Signal Squadron. 21 Jardine Street, NW

154 (Highland) Field Ambulance, RAMC. 159 Butterbiggins Road, S2

30 (Lowland) Independent Armoured Brigade, Provost Unit, CRMP. 159 Butterbiggins Road, S2

51 (Highland) Infantry Division, RAOC. 75 Berkeley Street, C3

51 (Highland) Infantry Division, OFP, RAOC. 75 Berkeley Street, C3

30 (Lowland) Independent Armoured Brigade, OFP, RAOC. 75 Berkeley Street, C3

50 (Scottish) Beach Ordnance Company, RAOC. 75 Berkeley Street, C3

51 (Scottish) Beach Ordnance Company, RAOC. 75 Berkeley Street, C3

154 (Highland) Infantry Workshop, REME. 138 Berkeley Street, C3

264 Beach Brigade Column, RASC. 138 Berkeley Street, C3

30 (Lowland) Armoured Workshop, REME. 81 Greendyke Street, C1

30 (Lowland) Medium Workshop, REME. 81 Greendyke Street, C1

48 AA Workshop Company, REME. 69 Main Street, Bridgeton, SE

483 HAA Regiment, RA. 69 Main Street, Bridgeton, SE

143 Field Security Section. 8 Newton Terrace, C3

114 Field Security Section. 8 Newton Terrace, C3

117 Field Security Section. 8 Newton Terrace, C3

Intelligence Corps (TA). 8 Newton Terrace, C3

280 Medium Regiment, RA. 21 Taylor Street, C4

HQ, 85 AGRA (Field) (Lowland). 21 Taylor Street, C4

Glasgow University Training Corps (TA). Drill Hall, University Avenue, W2

518 LAA / Searchlight Regiment, RA. 22 Lochburn Road, NW

5/6th Battalion, The Highland Light Infantry. 24 Hill Street, C3

45 AA Workshop Company, REME. Inverlair Avenue, Cathcart , S4

29 (Medium) Signal Squadron. 1120 Aikenhead Road, S4

85 (Field) AGRA Workshop, REME. 34 Elder Street, SW1

315 (Scottish) Command Battalion, WRAC. 203 West George Street C2

602 (City of Glasgow) Squadron RAuxAF. Abbotsinch, Paisley

2602 LAA Squadron, RAuxAF. RAF Station Bishopbriggs

3602 Fighter Control Unit, RAuxAF. RAF Station Bishopsbriggs
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Re: Wartime Glasgow--Excluding bombing.

Postby The Egg Man » Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:39 am

norwichpaul wrote:Hi there this is my first post so lets hope its a good one. I have been carrying out a little bit of research into the TA units and their addresses in Glasgow. Below is a list for 1949, I think its complete but if anyone can add to it then great. Although I am amazed that the city had so many units. My question really is, are these premises extant. I would really like to see some photos if possible - can anyone help please? The only one I have photographed, is the old Bishopsbriggs balloon depot, in the early 1980s.

Glasgow TA Units: December 1949

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HQ, 77 AA Brigade, RA. 261 West Princess Street, C4

30 (Medium) Signal Squadron. 261 West Princess Street, C4

591 (Medium) LAA / Searchlight Regiment, RA. 261 West Princess Street, C4

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There's an HG thread (with pic) on this address at viewtopic.php?f=3&t=11168&p=232303&hilit=ballet#p232303
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Re: Wartime Glasgow--Excluding bombing.

Postby The Egg Man » Mon Jul 04, 2011 9:46 am

norwichpaul wrote:Hi there this is my first post so lets hope its a good one. I have been carrying out a little bit of research into the TA units and their addresses in Glasgow. Below is a list for 1949, I think its complete but if anyone can add to it then great. Although I am amazed that the city had so many units. My question really is, are these premises extant. I would really like to see some photos if possible - can anyone help please? The only one I have photographed, is the old Bishopsbriggs balloon depot, in the early 1980s.

Glasgow TA Units: December 1949

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154 (Highland) Infantry Workshop, REME. 138 Berkeley Street, C3

264 Beach Brigade Column, RASC. 138 Berkeley Street, C3

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This Image is that location. Thanks to whoever's Flickr account for that pic.
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Re: Wartime Glasgow--Excluding bombing.

Postby RDR » Mon Jul 04, 2011 10:07 am

Yorkhill Parade, where the hospital units were and was in it's latter years the base for the 205th General Hospital TA unit is now long gone, replaced with a blocks of flats.
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Re: Wartime Glasgow--Excluding bombing.

Postby penguinmonkey » Mon Jul 04, 2011 10:14 am

These two are close to me so I can make a useful post for once

norwichpaul wrote:Hi there this is my first post so lets hope its a good one. I have been carrying out a little bit of research into the TA units and their addresses in Glasgow. Below is a list for 1949, I think its complete but if anyone can add to it then great. Although I am amazed that the city had so many units. My question really is, are these premises extant. I would really like to see some photos if possible - can anyone help please? The only one I have photographed, is the old Bishopsbriggs balloon depot, in the early 1980s.

Glasgow TA Units: December 1949


329 Port Operating Squadron, RE. 35 Coplaw Street, S2

7th Battalion The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). 35 Coplaw Street, S2

Google Street view

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=35+Coplaw+Street,+Glasgow&hl=en&ll=55.840134,-4.264761&spn=0.001285,0.004128&sll=55.839904,-4.264283&sspn=0.020555,0.066047&t=h&z=19&layer=c&cbll=55.840114,-4.264583&panoid=w4pD_KUr43QhpDmHbKdT4w&cbp=12,327.3,,0,-7.47

154 (Highland) Field Ambulance, RAMC. 159 Butterbiggins Road, S2

30 (Lowland) Independent Armoured Brigade, Provost Unit, CRMP. 159 Butterbiggins Road, S2

http://www.hiddenglasgow.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=6138&p=169587&hilit=Butterbiggins+road#p169587

Earlier in this thread thanks to Vinegar Tom

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Re: Wartime Glasgow--Excluding bombing.

Postby moonbeam » Mon Jul 04, 2011 10:55 am

Around 1950 the premises at 21 Taylor Street in Townhead were taken over and used as Glasgows first indoor tennis centre. It did not seem to last very long. I recall visiting a TA unit in I think 280? Main Street Bridgeton. They kept bren gun carriers near Shawfield Stadium. I recall going for rides on them at some kind of "open day" around 1949.
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Re: Wartime Glasgow--Excluding bombing.

Postby Dot » Thu Jul 07, 2011 3:18 pm

I was asking my Dad about the TA and he said he was in it from 1948-1960.
He remembered being at Taylor Street and Yorkhill Parade locations.
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Re: postcard photo

Postby the researcher » Fri Jul 22, 2011 6:37 pm

Dugald wrote:Glad you got a bit of a read out of my Glasgow's Day of Infamy post Graham. I had a chuckle at your wee joke about your step-grandfather's contribution to the Italian war effort by cooking for the British Army. Based on my observations of shop-window pictures, I'd guess there were in fact quite a lot of young Italian/Glaswegians who served in the British forces during the war, and I'm sure they did a good job no matter in which branch they served.

Never heard of anything about the "slamming door" warnings. At that level of danger I'd say it was high time to make a hasty retreat!

Sorry too, that I can't help you with your "woolly jumper school picture". I don't ever recall having had my picture taken at the Evacuation. ( I wish I had, then my family too, could have had great mirth at seeing me in an appearance which I'm sure must have been very much waif-like!). The likelihood of the picture-taking having something to do with the 'bombed-out' children seems a reasonable thought, since they and their family were likely to have suffered more than the normal evacuees, and entitled to a wee bit more consideration, even if it was only a picture to send home to the family. Hope someone can help you a bit more than my effort. Enjoyed your comments... and your pictures.

I have a photo of my mum taken in 1947(the back of it is date stamped january 1947 and the back of the photo is like a postcard so the photo of the girl in the school jumper being like on a postcard could mean that this was the way photos were processed back in the 1940's though i may be wrong in this
the photo of my mum was taken in a photo studio as this is what she told me i have two copies of the photo one is signed to my dad who had got a job at hawklaw radio station here in cupar which is where they settled after getting married in august 1947
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Re: Wartime Glasgow--Excluding bombing.

Postby pawny » Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:14 pm

I am 67 years old left Shawfield Army Camp approx 60 years ago, I remember walking from hut number 4 shawfield camp with my mother who was pushing some house contents to our new home number 3 Polmadie Road I was wearing a Davy Crockett hat, as we approached we were met by my father who told us to hurry he had just kicked a house door in for us to stay YES my first real house. Originally went to school in Rutherglen then to Wee bonnies,then moved to 38 Gilmour St which was a shop front house but you entered the house by a door in the close moved again to 452 Lawmoor St went to St Frances primary from there to Big Bonnies
eventually to 114 Hartstone Road Pollok.
Regarding comments from a member Curly Sue Househill Playpark Pollok I must know you I am sure I could help her with persons names etc as I was involved with some of the Community Events around that time If she wants to contact me my Email is,
Pawny57@yahoo.co.uk

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Re: Wartime Glasgow--Excluding bombing.

Postby pawny » Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:51 pm

New to Site re curly sue trying to get in touch with you about Shawfield Camp Glasgow Road Rutherglen squatters I stayed in this camp with my family also stayed in Pollok next to Househill Playhut my Email Address is pawny57@yahoo.co.uk I must know you.
You say that you are trying on behalf of a friend my question is why can your friend not do it for themselves.
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Re: Wartime Glasgow--Excluding bombing.

Postby Guacho » Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:22 pm

Vinegar Tom wrote:Not sure if this is the correct thread , but it deals with military Glasgow history.

159 Butterbiggins Road , Govanhill.

This building in Govanhill has lost part of it's signage to reveal stone carved lettering underneath.
At one side the carving probably says "1st" and at the other shows "er artillery" - I'm no expert , but that probably indicates "1st something volunteer artillery",

The carving and architecture looks like early 20th centuary to me , but the only reference I can find is later:
"According to the Glasgow Post Office Directory's listing of Territorial Army units for 1939 the 80th (Lowland) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery had its headquarters at 21 Taylor Street, Townhead, Glasgow G2.
The batteries comprising the Regiment (or at least those located in the city) were the 317th with HQ at 138 Berkeley Street, Glasgow C3 (Guns at Hotspur St. Maryhill) and 319th with HQ at 159 Butterbiggins Road, Glasgow S2 (Guns at Taylor St.) I assume that there was a 318th Battery located somewhere outside the city."



Rest of the sign has fallen off: 1st Lanarkshire Volunteer Artillery

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Re: Wartime Glasgow--Excluding bombing.

Postby WILSONBROXY » Wed Aug 20, 2014 7:58 am

Guacho wrote:
Vinegar Tom wrote:Not sure if this is the correct thread , but it deals with military Glasgow history.

159 Butterbiggins Road , Govanhill.

This building in Govanhill has lost part of it's signage to reveal stone carved lettering underneath.
At one side the carving probably says "1st" and at the other shows "er artillery" - I'm no expert , but that probably indicates "1st something volunteer artillery",

The carving and architecture looks like early 20th centuary to me , but the only reference I can find is later:
"According to the Glasgow Post Office Directory's listing of Territorial Army units for 1939 the 80th (Lowland) Field Regiment, Royal Artillery had its headquarters at 21 Taylor Street, Townhead, Glasgow G2.
The batteries comprising the Regiment (or at least those located in the city) were the 317th with HQ at 138 Berkeley Street, Glasgow C3 (Guns at Hotspur St. Maryhill) and 319th with HQ at 159 Butterbiggins Road, Glasgow S2 (Guns at Taylor St.) I assume that there was a 318th Battery located somewhere outside the city."

This was the ceremonial hall of the 1st third lanark rifle volunteers


Rest of the sign has fallen off: 1st Lanarkshire Volunteer Artillery

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