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RMA Heavy Siege Train Belgium

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martin75

Hello,

I am looking  for informations (type and number of guns, location, ...) on a battery "Saskatoon" probably manned by RMA in Belgium.

She is mentionned several times in the "Dover Patrol Weekly Summaries"  for 1918.  

However, it does not appear on a map (attached) dating back to 1917 where the batteries of the RMA Heavy Siege Train and Royal Navy Siege Guns are mentioned with location and armament.
If anyone can help me, he will be more than welcome.
Good day to everyone
 
Claude
 

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horatio2

BLumberg's "Britain's Sea Soldiers ..." (p.484) lists the three RMA gun groups, including:-

" 'C' GRoup (Major HE IREMONGER) - Two 7.5-inch guns "Saskatoon" (in the sand dunes, north-east of Oost-Dunkerque) ... The guns were on ships' mountings with girders and concrete platforms." Also noted on p.427: "Opportunity was taken of a pause in the Operations [early October 1918] to replace ... one 7.5 at 'Saskatoon' which were worn out.

 

2 x 7.5s at 'Diana' and 'Langley' were also in 'C' Group. 'A' Group is listed as 3 x 12-inch guns 'Dominion, 'Nameless' and 'Jutland'; 1 x 9.2-inch 'Henri' and 2 x 9.2-inch 'Stella' (the battery near Coxyde). 'B' Group is listed as 2 x 9.2-inch 'Carnac'; 2 x 9.2-inch 'Terrible' (near Coxyde) and 1 x 9.2-inch on a railway mounting.

 

Date appears to be March 1918.

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martin75

All my thanks

 

Claude

 

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