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Forth Heavy Brigade R.A. (T.A.) / Sandeman

Identifier: Coll-548

Scope and Contents

The collection is comprised of: framed photograph of the 161 Heavy Battery, Forth Heavy Brigade R.A. (T.A.), winners of the McIver Cup, Mackay Trophy, and Fife Cup, 1933; framed photograph of the company, Forth Heavy Brigade R.A. (T.A.), 1933, when Gerard L. Sandeman was a 2nd Lieutenant; framed photograph of the company, perhaps at Whitby, Forth Heavy Brigade R.A. (T.A.), 1935; framed photograph of the 9.2-inch gun, summer camp, Forth Heavy Brigade R.A. (T.A.), Tynemouth 1935; framed photograph of the Forth Heavy Brigade R.A. (T.A.) march past, Tynemouth 1935; framed photograph of the company, Forth Heavy Brigade R.A. (T.A.), 1936; and, framed photograph of the company (probably) in the 1960s or 1970s, dressed in dinner suits, and including Bruce Alexander Stenhouse (1911-1991). The collection also includes: a copy ofCoast artillery in Sicily and Italy 1943-1945, Colonel S. C. Tomlin, published in Rome 1945; miscellaneous maps and army papers from Algeria, Italy and Tunisia; a copy ofFirst Army Information Bulletin, November 1942; photographs of 218 Coast Battery doing 6-inch gun shifts at Spurn Point, Yorkshire; illustrations of German badge ranks; and, miscellaneous other photographs of artillery and men.


  • Creation: 20th century

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Conditions Governing Access

Generally open for consultation to bona fide researchers, but please contact repository for details in advance.

Biographical / Historical

Lieutenant Gerard L. Sandeman served with Forth Heavy Brigade R.A. (T.A.) during the inter-war period and with the 218 Coast Battery R.A., during the Second World War. He also served in North Africa.


7 framed photographs, 1 bag Ordnance Survey maps, 1 bag miscellaneous papers and maps.

Physical Location


Other Finding Aids

Important finding aids generally are: the alphabetical Index to Manuscripts held at Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections and Archives, consisting of typed slips in sheaf binders and to which additions were made until 1987; and the Index to Accessions Since 1987.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession no. E2000.10.


Check the local Indexes for details of any additions.

Related Materials

A related collection, the Firth of Forth Defences in the 20th Century is described on Archives Hub. This collection was built by Bruce Alexander Stenhouse who appears in one of the photographs within E2000.10, Forth Heavy Brigade R.A. (T.A.).

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Edinburgh Library Heritage Collections Repository

Centre for Research Collections
University of Edinburgh Main Library
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Edinburgh EH8 9LJ Scotland
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