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

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 237 Coll-548
  • Dates of Creation
      20th century
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      7 framed photographs, 1 bag Ordnance Survey maps, 1 bag miscellaneous papers and maps. Access to records in a fragile condition may be restricted.
  • Location

Scope and Content

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 of Coast 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 of First 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.

Administrative / Biographical History

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.

Access Information

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

Acquisition Information

Material was presented to Edinburgh University Library by Mrs. Sandeman, widow, June 2002, Accession no. E2000.10.


The biographical/administrative history was compiled using material contained in the collection.

Compiled by Graeme D Eddie, Edinburgh University Library, Special Collections Division.

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.


Check the local Indexes for details of any additions.

Related Material

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.).