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216 (The Bolton Artillery) Battery

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Junior but most loveable Battery of 103 Regt RA(V), based in the Northern mill town of Bolton.

Co-located with the Lancashire Artillery Volunteers Band at Nelson St TAC, round the corner from Burnden Park Pie Shop, home of the finest pies in Greater Manchester.

Equipped with L118 Light Gun, some vehicles and some other stuff.

The Bolton Artillery are one of the few units which carried on the Great War tradition of "Pals" units. Fifteen professional footballers from Bolton Wanderers joined the Bolton Artillery en masse in 1939 and served together at Dunkirk, El Alemein, Iraq and in Italy. The only fatal casualty was the team captain, Lieutenant Harry Goslin MC KIA in Italy as an FOO. This story, worthy of a boys comic has appeared in a book "The War Time Wanderers", available on Amazon here.


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