I look after a group of veterans that were members of the
133rd Heavy Anti Aircraft Battery. This includes research on
their history, annual reunions, special events, quarterly newsletters
and also recognition for their service and this website. More
importantly I have been able to reunite members after 60 years.
My research has taken me across the country consulting archival
documents and interviewing the men. I have stood in what remains
of their gun parks where they fought off the enemy in an area
that remains isolated and undeveloped to this day.
No doubt it has been a fulfilling achievement writing their
story. No doubt the men inspired me and the history they were
involved in. My reward is that I had the privilege in knowing,
talking and writing about these men. A privilege, which
would encourage the next generation to continue to acknowledge
the men who served for their country and record their experiences.
My father was a Gunner in this unit, as I learnt more about
my his involvement
in WWII, I gained more respect and loved
him more dearly than I ever thought possible.
This website is dedicated to him, William George Meani.
Vanessa (Meani) Henwood