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498 HAA(M) Bty. Royal Artillery

by Ken Porter

Contributed by 
Ken Porter
People in story: 
Peggy James
Location of story: 
Spondon, Derbyshire. England.
Background to story: 
Army
Article ID: 
A5928988
Contributed on: 
27 September 2005

In 1941 the town of Derby was defended by several AA batteries. including Allestree, Littleover and Thulston.Three more were in Spondon, one on Locko Road, one on Dale Road, and a Bofors Light AA on the site of the garden allotments at Moult Avenue.

Many ATS girls were befriended by ATC cadets, including Peggy and her friends and we shared dances together at the Dale Road site and the Mission hut on Stony Lane. The 498 Bty was moved to Grimsby, Whitby and finally to the South Coast in 1944 for the D-Day preparations. That was where Peggy met and married a G.I.

Does anyone know what happened to her or her other friends?

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