"This remarkable book tells the story of the 60th Field Regiment of the Royal Artillery--the Lincolnshire Gunners, recruited in Lincoln and Grimsby. And what a story! In a conversational way it takes the reader into the hell that was warfare, adding in the background and facts as perceived in an easy flow. As an avid reader of military history I found the book most informative, but anyone with a sense of history or of identity with their home county will find it hard to put down." - (Boston Target)
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"Rarely does one find recorded for posterity the war-time actions of an individual Territorial Army battery. This excellent book has to be a most welcome addition to the Gunner history and it is strongly commended to all interested in that history" - (The Gunner)
"...a fascinating insight into what life was like being part of a regiment in various theatres of war. The regiment was remarkable in conflict and its achievements. An interesting and stimulating read" - (Lincoln Gazette)
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JACK BARTLETT was born in 1920 at Fulbeck, a village between Lincoln and Grantham. He was with the 60th Field Regiment throughout WW2 and afterwards became the hon secretary of 237 battery's Old Comrades' Association. He was also President of the Lincoln branches of the Royal Artillery Association and the Dunkirk Veterans' Association and had been on the committee of the Burma Star Association. He was also on the local committee of the Macmillan Fund for Cancer Relief, from which he received a gold medal for outstanding service. Jack Bartlett was awarded the MBE in 1993. He died in 1998.
JOHN BENSON was Jack Bartlett's neighbour and friend. He made the notes whilst Jack recounted the regiment's story. Jack's recollections provided the basic framework for the book but other former members of the regiment made significant contributions, particularly after Jack's death. Detailed research was also undertaken at the Public Record Office at Kew, where the regiment's War Diaries are kept.