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Errol Martyn

51 H.A.G.?

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Errol Martyn

Can anyone advise me what this abbreviation stands for, please? A 3 Sqn, Australian Flying Corps, officer was posted there for a two-day liaison course in November 1917. There is also a reference to 51 Wing, so presumably the two are related in some way? And where was it based?

 

Cheers,

Errol

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Skipman

Morning Errol 51st Heavy Artillery Group

 

This from the Long Long Trail

 

"Once there were enough to require a higher organisation, the Heavy and Siege Batteries were organised into Heavy Artillery Brigades. This title was altered to Heavy Artillery groups on 2 April 1916, but was changed back to Brigades on 17 December 1917. Having said that, the two terms do seem to have been used quite interchangeably."

 

Mike

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Dai Bach y Sowldiwr

51st HAG  HQ at the time was at Little Kemmel (28.N.20.d.2.5).

On 15th November 1917, it was transferred in situ from VIII Corps HA to 1st ANZAC HA.

Probably something to do with this transfer I imagine.

 

Have a look at I ANZAC HA diaries to see if there's any more information.

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Errol Martyn

Many thanks Gents, much appreciated.

 

HAG makes sense now, as 3 Sqn's RE.8s were engaged on artillery work, among other tasks.

 

Cheers,

Errol

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