Armed Forces Units Deployed to Hoy during WWII

Royal Oak survivors marching up Canteen Road, Lyness. The National Archives, ref. ADM116/5790

 

UNIT NAME TNA REFERENCE ARRIVED HOY DEPARTED HOY LOCATION
59 AA Brigade WO 166/2312
WO 166/7416
WO 166/11232
WO 166/14668
Formed on Hoy 20/06/1940 22/01/1945 Melsetter House
UNIT NAME TNA REFERENCE ARRIVED HOY DEPARTED HOY LOCATION
95 HAA Regiment WO 166/2385 20/06/1940 20/09/1940 Schoolhouse, Longhope
81 HAA Regiment WO 166/2372 20/09/1940 06/06/1941 Longhope
115 HAA Regiment WO 166/2405
WO 166/7483
16/05/1941 09/09/1942 Schoolhouse, Longhope
122 HAA Regiment N/A 09/09/1942 06/10/1943 Longhope
196 HAA Regiment N/A 06/10/1943 20/05/1944 Longhope
7 HAA Regiment N/A 14/05/1944 16/12/1944 Longhope
128 HAA Regiment N/A 16/12/1944 End of WWII Longhope
226 HAA Battery WO 166/2507 25/08/1939 26/09/1940 H5 & H6
204 HAA Battery N/A 29/12/1939 17/09/1940 H4 & H7
293 HAA Battery N/A 30/12/1939 20/09/1940 H1 & H3
255 HAA Battery WO 166/2536 19/09/1940 30/05/1941 H4 & H7
253 HAA Battery WO 166/2534 21/09/1940 30/05/1941 H1 & H3
254 HAA Battery WO 166/2535 22/09/1940 23/5 & 06/06/1941 H5 & H6
361 HAA Battery N/A 29/05/1941 09/09/1942 H1 & H3
365 HAA Battery N/A 05/06/1941 23/09/1942 H5 & H6
367 HAA Battery N/A 05/06/1941 23/09/1942 H4 & H7
401 HAA Battery N/A 09/09/1942 22/09/1943 H1 & H3
400 HAA Battery N/A 23/09/1942 22/09/1943 H4 & H5
453 HAA Battery N/A 23/09/1942 06/10/1943 H6 & H7
351 HAA Battery N/A 22/09/1943 20/05/1944 H1 & H3
661 HAA Battery N/A 22/09/1943 03/06/1944 H4 & H5
662 HAA Battery N/A 06/10/1943 17/06/1944 H6 & H7
27 HAA Battery N/A 20/05/1944 16/12/1944 H1,H3 & LOP5
10 HAA Battery N/A 03/06/1944 30/12/1944 H4 & H5
13 HAA Battery N/A 17/06/1944 23/12/1944 H6,H7 & LOP3
407 HAA Battery N/A 16/12/1944 End of WWII H3,H4 & LOP5
436 HAA Battery N/A 28/12/1944 End of WWII H6,H7 & LOP3
UNIT NAME TNA REFERENCE ARRIVED HOY DEPARTED HOY LOCATION
2 Troop,
39 LAA Battery
WO 166/2788 24/10/1939 01/02/1940 LH1 – LH4
142 LAA Battery WO 166/2884 01/02/1940 19/10/1940 Haybrake, LH1-6
421 Troop,
99 LAA Battery
WO 166/2842 09/03/1940 17/10/1940 LH1, LH2 & LH5
54 LAA Battery N/A 17/10/1940 06/06/1941 Haybrake, LH1-6
101 LAA Battery WO 166/2844 05/06/1941 20/05/1942 Haybrake, LH1-6
282 LAA Battery N/A 20/05/1942 07/04/1943 Haybrake, LH1-6
485 LAA Battery N/A 07/04/1943 End of WWII Haybrake, LH1-6
UNIT NAME TNA REFERENCE ARRIVED HOY DEPARTED HOY LOCATION
434 S/L Battery WO 166/3279 04/11/1939 13/09/1940 HY1.1,2,3,4,5,6 HY2.1,2,3,4 HY3.1,2,3,4,5,6
4 Trp, 437 S/L Battery WO 166/3282 23/01/1940 28/03/1940 HY1.1,2,3,4,5,6
One troop of
432 S/L Battery
WO 166/3277 28/03/1940 08/06/1940 HY1.1,2,3,4,5,6
Two troops of
353 S/L Battery
WO 166/3196 13/09/1940 18/04/1941 HY1.1,2,3,4,5,6
350 S/L Battery WO 166/3193 14/09/1940 24/4/1941 HY2.1,2,3,4 HY3.1,2,3,4,5,6
427 S/L Battery N/A 24/4/1941 01/07/1942 HY1.1,2,3,4,5,6
HY2.1,2,3,4
One Troop of
428 S/L Battery
N/A 24/4/1941 01/07/1942 HY3.1,2,3,4,5,6
385 S/L Battery WO 166/7856 01/07/1942 22/09/1943 HY1.1,2,3,4,5,6,7 HY2.1,2,3,4,5,6 HY3.1,2,3,4,5
314 S/L Battery N/A 22/09/1943 23/04/1944 HY1.1,2,3,4,5,6,7 HY2.1,2,3,4,5,6 HY3.1,2,3,4,5
313 S/L Battery N/A 23/04/1944 End of WWII HY1.1,2,3,4,6,7
HY2.1,4,5 HY3.2,3,5
UNIT NAME TNA REFERENCE ARRIVED HOY DEPARTED HOY LOCATION
No 20 Balloon Centre AIR29/71 26/08/1940 26/12/1941 Ore Brae
950 (BB) Squadron AIR 27/2297AIR 27/2298 20/01/1940 21/08/1944 Ore Brae
960 (BB) Squadron AIR 27/2311 28/08/1940 22/05/1941 Ore Brae
UNIT NAME TNA REFERENCE ARRIVED HOY DEPARTED HOY LOCATION
145 Coast Battery WO 166/1774 07/03/1940 31/05/1941 Scad Battery
268 Coast Battery WO 166/1794 31/05/1941 14/02/1942 Scad Battery
142 Coast Battery WO 192/265 14/02/1942 04/08/1950 Scad Battery
144 Coast Battery WO 192/272 12/07/1940 13/01/1945 Skerry Battery
224 Coast Battery N/A 09/11/1943 End of WWII Walls Battery
UNIT NAME TNA REFERENCE ARRIVED HOY DEPARTED HOY LOCATION
19 Battalion (Btn) Royal Marines ADM116/5790 08/03/1940 End of WWII Lyness
11 Cameronians
(Scottish Rifles)
WO 166/4182 18/08/1940 09/02/1941 Haybrake
B Company (Coy),
10 Royal Scots Fusiliers
WO 166/4593 09/02/1941 27/07/1941 Haybrake
No2 Orkney (Lyness)
Home Guard
WO 199/2725 17/07/1941 02/11/1944 Lyness
B Coy, 8 Btn Kings Own Scottish Borderers WO 166/4370 27/07/1941 17/01/1942 Haybrake
B Coy, 30 Btn Kings Own Scottish Borderers WO 166/8752 17/01/1942 01/03/1943 Haybrake
9 Btn South Lancashire Regt WO 166/12669 01/03/1943 11/05/1943 Haybrake, Wateringhouse
2 Btn Gordon Highlanders WO 166/12554 11/05/1943 28/07/1943 Haybrake, Wateringhouse
7 Btn North Staffordshire Regt WO 166/12714 28/07/1943 16/10/1943 Haybrake, Wateringhouse
7 Btn Kings Own Scottish Borderers WO 166/12598 16/10/1943 10/11/1943 Haybrake, Wateringhouse
13 Btn Highland Light Infantry WO 166/12577 11/11/1943 16/12/1943 Haybrake, Wateringhouse
C Coy, 1 Btn South Wales Borderers WO 166/12730WO 166/15167 16/12/1943 02/09/1944 Haybrake, Wateringhouse
2 Btn East Surrey Regt WO 166/15168 02/09/1944 06/11/1944 Haybrake, Wateringhouse
2 Independent (Local Defence) Coy, Cameron Highlanders N/A 06/11/1944 End of WWII Haybrake
UNIT NAME TNA REFERENCE ARRIVED HOY DEPARTED HOY LOCATION
205 Field Coy, Royal Engineers (RE) WO 166/3675 Pre-WWII 04/11/1939 Longhope
279 Field Coy, RE WO 166/3748 03/05/1940 25/06/1940 Longhope
131 Coy, Auxilliary Military Pioneer Corps WO 166/5615 21/06/1940 22/08/1940 Longhope
696 Artisan Works Coy, Royal Engineers WO 166/3880 26/06/1940 15/09/1941 Longhope
Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) N/A July 1940 End of WWII Longhope
Royal Army Service Corps (RASC) N/A July 1940 End of WWII Longhope
Royal Army Ordnance Corps (RAOC) N/A July 1940 End of WWII Ore
Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers N/A July 1940 End of WWII Ore
144 Coy, Aux Military Pioneer Corps WO 166/5628 23/08/1940 16/12/1940 Longhope
119 Road Construction Coy, Royal Engineers WO 166/3618 7/09/1940 10/09/1941 Longhope
147 Coy, Pioneer Corps WO 166/5631 17/12/1940 11/08/1941 Longhope
62 Company
Pioneer Corps
WO 166/5548
WO 166/9966
WO 166/13805
11/08/1941 06/04/1943 Longhope
114 Road Construction Coy, Royal Engineers N/A 09/09/1941 18/10/1942 Longhope
669 Artisan Works Coy, Royal Engineers N/A 15/09/1941 07/04/1943 Longhope
71 Company
Pioneer Corps
WO 166/13810
WO 171/3066
06/04/1943 01/01/1944 Longhope
684 Artisan Works Company, RE N/A 07/04/1943 November 1944 Longhope
836 CompanyPioneer Corps N/A 01/01/1944 End of WWII Longhope

 


© Source: Lindsay, G.J. & Dobney, K. (2014). Legacies of Conflict: Hoy & Walls Wartime Heritage Project, Wartime Development Document. Island of Hoy Development Trust.


 

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  1. My father was stationed on Orkney sometime between 1939-45 with Pioneer Corp,I have his photo album of dozens of his photos and post cards taken of every city/town in the UK he travelled through during this time inc Kirkwall and Stromness. We are visiting Orkney June 2016 and would dearly love to retrace if p ossiible his ife on the islands though I have no idea where he was stationed or indeed have any info of any sort.He took part in the Invasion 1944. I was born Aug 44 and my Mum told me that when Dad told her he had leave due she met him in Loch Lomond at a guest house hence my being conceived during the war and in Scotland. We have holidayed many times there but I feel now I must try one last time to try and ‘connect’ with Dad. I have written to the R O Corps and National Archves to no avail.I would be so grateful for any pointers to help me try to connect with Dad and what he went through,thanking you….Helen

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