OTLEY AND DISTRICT MEN’S FORUM
Saturday afternoon Soldiers War
19th November 2009
When our speaker Andrew Scott was a boy his grandfather told him about his membership of the 10th Otley Battery of the 4th West Riding(Howitzer) Brigade RFA. This provoked a life long interest in this subject of local history and the results of his research were presented to us today.
10th Otley and 11th Ilkley
Batteries were established as a result of the formation of the Territorial
Army in 1907. After the Methodist Chapel on
The 4th West Riding(Howitzer) Brigade of 9 officers and 180 other ranks equipped with 5in BL Howitzer’s was part of that Division.
1915 they were sent to fight and arrived in
This talk raised many questions about local history and “The Great War” for which answers may be seen for computer users on “The Great War Forum” and “The Long Long Trail”.
Transport is the subject of our next talk when Mark Redgard will tell us about “The future at Leeds/Bradford Airport” at 10-00 am in Otley Civic Centre on Thursday 3rd December.