Form of Memorial
8 (Belfast) H.A.A. Regt. R.A.
Form of Memorial Service, 31 March 1945
St. Mark's Church, Akyab
Hymn: Army Prayer Book No. 79 - "Now the
Labourers Task is Over".
(Army Prayer Book India No. 97).
Hymn: Army Prayer Book No. 45 - "Holy Father in
(Army Prayer Book India No. 56).
Short Morning Prayer.
Psalm: 23. Army Prayer Book page 3 - "The Lord is
(Army Prayer Book India page 11).
Lesson: Ecclesiasticus 44, Verses 1 - 15
Reading of Memorial
One Minute's Silence.
Hymn: Army Prayer Book No. 84 - "O God Our
(Army Prayer Book India No. 102).
Anti British Propaganda Leaflet
Distributed by the Pro-Japanese Indian
Daily Routine Orders
8th (Belfast) A.A. Regiment, R.A. (S.R.)
Tuesday 29 January 1946
Daily Order - Part 1
Lieut-Colonel W. L. Newell, D.S.O., R.A.
Commanding 8th (Belfast) A.A. Regiment, R.A. (S.R.)
Coventry, Tuesday 29th January 1946, Serial No. 6
The Commanding Officer wishes to compliment Major R. H. Reade, M.C., R.A.,
1459266 WS/Sgt. Watson S. (22Byt) and 1457330 Gnr. Lennon J. (22Bty) on
their excellent performance under trying conditions in the Group
Cross-Country Meeting. He considers this reflects a very high Regimental
7. Certificates of Good
Extracts of A.A. Command Officers, warrant officers and other ranks,
where names have been brought to the notice of the General Officer.
Commanding-in-Chief, Anti-Aircraft Command, have been awarded by him
Certificates to signify his appreciation of the service they have
Instructions have been
given that a note of their devotion to duty shall be made in their
Records of Service.
T/Major W. N. Brann,
1465510 Sjt. Houston, L. (22Bty).
Adjt 8 (Belfast) A.A. Regt., R.A. (S.R.) Capt., R.A.
Lieutenant J. G. Cunningham, R.A.
"A" Troop, 22nd Anti-Aircraft Battery, R.A.
DUTIES FOR SATURDAY 9.9.39
Troop Orderly Officer
Trop on Duty
Troop Orderly Sergt.
Gun Park Guard Commander
House Guard Commander
Gun Park Guard
Attending House Guard
Attending Gun Park Guard
Attending Troop on Landing?
L/Sergt. Stewart, L.
Bombdr. Kalloway, F.
L/Bdr. Harte, G. V.
Gnrs. Waugh, A., McNulty, D., Goodwin, B.
Gnrs. Swarm, J., McDonald, E., Wylie, J.
Gnr. McMillan, S.
Gnr. Brennan, J.
Gnrs. Lusty, W. A., Quate, ? W. R.
PARADES FOR SATURDAY 9 9 39
6 or 8.0 pm
"C" Troop and Band - Breakfast
"HQ" and Lewis Gunners - Breakfast
"C" Troop - Passive Air Defence
"HQ" Troop - Working Parties as detailed
Lewis Gunners - Lewis Gun Practice
"C" Troop and Band - Dinner
"HQ" Troop and Lewis Gunners
Band Parade - Uniform and Instruments
A urinal has been erected near the
Full use should be made of this facility.
SIGNED J. R. Elliott
2nd Lieutenant R.A.
donated by Herbert Coulter
Lt. (Q.M.) Busby
Sm. Narr or Marr or Barr
Congratulation on your Day of
donated by Herbert Coulter
"Our Air Force will not Bomb
Remember January 26th!
It is your Day of Independence. It is a day when you should
remember India's struggling past and resolve to fight for
INDEPENDENCE. Now, the final Battle for INDIAN INDEPENDENCE is
on. Dear Indian brethren, FIGHT TO THE LAST. The Nippon Army
celebrates your Day of Independence and requests that you should resolve
to carry on your fight fiercely to get Independence. We have
the greatest regard for your Movement, and we are going to refrain from
bombing on that day to help your Movement.
CONTINUE YOUR FIGHT WITH GREAT VIGOUR!
DRIVE THE ANGLO-AMERICANS OUT OF INDIA!
Then you can achieve your glorious Independence!, Commanding Officer of
the Nippon Army.
donated by Herbert Coulter
|This is to CERTIFY that I the
undersigned do hereby bequeath all the liquor otherwise known as
beer which I have the right to purchase on this day from the
canteen, to him who is known as Sergeant Coulter of the R.H.Q. of
the 8th (Belfast) H.A.A. Regiment. Given under my hand this day the
15th August 1943 so what me bob.
sd. Gunner (?) Avner S. 1777133
|This is to certify that me
otherwise known as Ration Clerk (Starver) Huck Late of Battersea in
the County of London relinquishes all right to the bottles of beer standing
in my name in the jolly old canteen. And Sergeant Coulter can do as
he jolly well likes with the beer.
Gunner (Starver) Huck
|This is to CRTUFY THAT Gunner
Doyle late of the Quartermaster's office and now having a quiet time
in the Telephone office of the 8th (Belfast) H.A.A. Regiment. wishes
Sergeant T. Coulter to drink my beer provided he pays for it.
Gunner (alleged Signalman) Doyle.
Sgt. Coulter can have my 3 bottles of
beer. J. Millar
WELCOME TO BOMBAY
donated by Herbert Coulter
Bombay's citizens are very anxious
that you enjoy yourselves, so that when you move on you will have the
happiest memories of their city, but please remember that the European
population of Bombay, and indeed the whole of India, is comparatively
small and that though Indians of all classes are helping us in every way
to welcome you, entertainment in European houses is not possible on the
same scale as in places where the population is mainly European.
THE GATEWAY OF INDIA
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|The bracketed letter and
number (e.g., A-11) refer to approximate location of respective place as
indicated on map.
Canteens, Institutes, etc.
1. Baptist Church Hall (A.11), Near Colaba Post Office: Reading,
Writing, Indoor Games, Soft Drinks. Open 6-30 p.m. to 10 p.m. (except
2. Cama Memorial Hall (D.7), Apollo Street, Opp. R.I.N. Dockyard
Gates: All-India Gramophone Society - classical music recital, free to
servicemen, every Sunday, 8-30 to 10-30 p.m.
3. Green's Canteen (D.8), Opp. Gateway of India: Open 10 a.m. to
9-30 p.m. Reading and Writing Room, Dance Monday fortnightly 6-30 to 8-30
p.m. Apply to Hospitality Committee for free tickets
4. Jehangir Building (D-7), (Ground and 1st Floors), Esplanade
Road, Opp. Clock Tower: Open 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Dinner and light
5. Minden Fleet Club (B-8), Queen's Road, Opp. Cooperage Football
Ground (Men of R.N. only), Open 10-30 a.m. to 10-30 p.m. daily.
Billiards, Library, Restaurant, Bar; Whist Drive Mon.; Dance Wed. 8 p.m.
6. Salvation Army, Red Shield Hostel (D-9), Corner of Ormiston and
Merewether Roads (near Taj Mahal Hotel): Rest, Reading, Writing, Games,
Refreshments. Open daily till 10 p.m.
7. Scots Kirk Hall (D-4), Waudby Road: Reading and Writing, Indoor
Games, open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (except Sundays)
8. Seamen's Institute (E-5), Nicol Road, Ballard Estate (Sailors
and Merchant Seamen only): Dance and Social every Friday 7-30 to 9-30
9. Services Bath-Canteen (F-6), Ballard Pier: Open from 7a.m. to
6.30 p.m. daily. Reading, Writing, Wash, Brush-up, Free Showers, Soap,
10. Shandy Tavern (D-7), Duncan Stratton Bldg., Old Custom House
Road: Reading, Writing, Refreshments, Billiards, etc. Open 9-30 a.m. to
10 p.m. daily
11. Sir Alwyn Ezra Rest Room (C-7), Esplanade Mansions, Esplanade
Road: Library, Reading, Writing, Refreshments. Open daily 9 a.m. to 8.3-
12. Sir Alwyn Ezra Services Canteen (E-6), Town Hall, Elphinstone
Circle: Open all day. Lunch and Teas. Indoor Games, Billiards, Reading,
Writing, Barber, Bootmaker. Dance Tues. and Thurs. 7 to 9 p.m. Variety
Show every Wed. 7.30 p.m. Music Fri. 3 to 5 p.m.
13. Wesley House Institute (C-8), Opp. Electric House: Reading,
Writing, Indoor Games. No refreshments. Special Welcome on Wed. and Sun.
Welcome to West Countrymen, 2nd and 4th Tues. 7 p.m.
14. Y.M.C.A. (C-8), Wodehouse Road: Open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Canteen, Reading, Writing, Billiards, Hostel. Free Whist Drive Thurs. 7
p.m. Dance (Ticket Rs. 1-2) Mon. and Wed. 7 to 9 p.m. Brains Trust
Meeting Tues. 7.30 p.m. Orchestral Concert Sun. 11.30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
15. Boy Scouts Association (C-3), H.Q. Esplanade Maidan, 300 yards
South of Metro Cinema: Special Meeting for Old scouts in Services Thurs.
7.30 p.m. (Canteen)
16. Freemasonry (D-4: see star on map): H.Q. Masonic Hall, Ravelin
Street, Fort: generally meet nightly at 7 p.m.
17. Model Engineers, Bombay Society of (D-5: see star on map),
Rooms 23-24, 3rd Floor, Noble Chambers, Parsi Bazaar Street, Fort: Open
Tues. and Thurs. 5.45 to 7.45 p.m., Sat. 3 to 8 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m. to 12
18. Rotary Club of Bombay (D-8): Tuesday 1.30 p.m. at Green's
Afghan Memorial (C. of E.), Colaba (E-11)
Armenian Church, St. Peter's, Meadows Street (D-7)
Bombay Baptist Church, Colaba (A-11)
Bowen Methodist Episcopal Church, Lansdowne Road (D-8)
Christian Science Society, 31 Murzban Road (D-5)
Church of Scotland, Apollo Street (D-7)
Harbour Mission Church of St. Nicholas attached to Seamen's Institute
Holy Name Church (R.C.), Wodehouse Road (C-8)
DO NOT GIVE ALMS TO BEGGARS, SOME OF THEM ARE DISEASED
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CHURCHES, ETC. - (contd.)
Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue, Forbes Street, Fort (D-7)
Methodist (Garrison Church), Colaba Causeway, opposite Electric House
St. Thomas Cathedral (C. of E.), Churchgate Street (D-6)
*Capitol (D-4) - near Victoria Terminus Station
Eros (C-6) near Churchgate Station
Garrison (C-12) Colaba Barracks
*Metro (C-3) Dhobi Talao
*Regal (D-8) near Museum
Strand (C-10) Arthur Bunder Road, Colaba
*Sailors and Soldiers in uniform are admitted at concession rates from
Mondays to Fridays
Free mending, patching and darning (of clean clothes only) is offered at
the Sir Alwyn Ezra Services Canteen, St. John's Institute Workroom,
Colaba (E-11), Bishop's Lodge, Malabar Hill, and Worli Camp. Also
comforts and clothing for sale at cost price.
Before purchasing curios see those exhibited in the Canteen at Jehangir
Building. This will give you an idea of the correct prices, so that if
you decide to go to the bazaar you will know what to pay; otherwise you
may be badly stung.
The Rupee, a silver coin about the size of a florin, is worth
approximately 1/6d. sterling. There are sixteen annas, a scalloped
nickel coin half as inch in diameter, in the rupee. Roughly
speaking, the anna may be considered equal to 1½ pence sterling. Don't
accept a rupee coin with Queen Victoria or Kind Edward's face on it.
Always test your rupees by ringing them on a hard surface when they
should give a high clear tone.
PLACES TO SEE
If you are in Bombay for a few hours, visit the following places:-
*Crawford Market and Bazaar
A, D, F, H, N.
Hanging Gardens (from where you get a first rate
B, E, H, P.
Prince of Wales Museum
Esplanade Road A, B, C, D, E, H.
*Victoria Gardens and
Should you wish to visit anything which is not specified here,
communicate with the Hospitality Committee.
*Out of Bounds. Permission may be obtained from
the Provost Marshal
Avoid: exposure of your head to sun before 5 p.m.; eating
over-ripe fruit or fruits not protected by skin; drinking water from a
street fountain; walking barefooted; drinking intoxicating drinks during
the day, especially spirits; soft drinks from marble stoppered bottles;
shouting or bullying; patronizing beggars, mendicants, fortune tellers
and curio dealers; fraternising with low class people.
Juhu: A palm studded beach - good for bathing. Connecting railway
station on the B.B. & C.I. Railway is Santa Cruz, where there is a
regular bus service to Juhu
Back Bay Bath (B-8) Back Bay Reclamation
(Europeans only) Warden Road
Golwala Bath (B-8) Back Bay Reclamation
It is dangerous to swim in the sea during the months June to
Bus fares are about one anna per journey of 2 miles
Gharries: Six annas a mile, with minimum of 6 annas. It is better
to arrange with driver an inclusive rate to destination. (See fare book
with driver for fuller details re. fares between certain places)
Maximum number a gharry may carry is 3 persons
Taxi Fares: Ten annas a mile. Taximeter registers at the rate of 6 annas
per mile and therefore must be increased proportionately. (See card
carried by taxi drivers)
For any further information please apply to the Hospitality Committee
Office at the Brabourne Stadium
(Issued under the authority of the Hospitality Committee, H.Q.
Brabourne Stadium, Bombay - Tel 23937)
* May be verified between 0800 and 1900 hrs.
8th (Belfast) Hy AA Regt. R.A.
XMAS DAY 1944 PROGRAMME
|Coffee and Rum (?) - In bed -
Tiffin - "Cumangitit"
Darts - Continued
Dinner (The Gunners Guzzle)
DUCK A LA ROAST
POMMES DE TERRE ROTIES
YORKSHIRE PUDDING (A LA CUMMINGS)
XMAS PUDDING (YOU CAN KEEP ......)
CORN FLOUR SAUCE
TEA (GARUM CHA)
CAFE AU LAIT
ASSORTED CAKES (GATEAUX CUMMINGS)
CONCERT - IMPROMPTU - SORT
Sgmn. Barr - The Rev. James
Gnr. McQuitty - "Mac" to you
Lucky Dip AGAIN?
"I WANT TO BE AN ACTOR?" Says Who
BRAINS TRUST Officers & Sgts. v? ? ? ?
MELLOW DRAMA - MELLOW? Its TOTTEN
Prize Giving Who's Lucky?
COMMUNITY SINGING - Let's Raise the Sky
By King Permission of
(Lieut.-Colonel J. G. Cunningham, B.A.
IF YOU'VE BEEN DREAMING OF A
YOU'VE HAD IT !!
8th Belfast HAA Regiment R.A. (S.R.)
Old Comrades Association - Reunion Dinner
Friday, 14th March, 1947
signed by :- J. Graham, Green/Greer? Mawhinney, S. Larmour, Hazel, James Joyce, A.
Henderson Doherty, R. J. Mc Tighe M.D. Beattie
supplied by Marion Johnston, daughter of Henry (Harry)
above images sent to me by William Clarke Harbinson's
son David, thank you see
also 2 lovely regt. photos here