Made by the Firm "Lufft" Stuttgart. This kind of compass was also used in the French and German army. Scale in Mils. The cardinal points were written in the local language. Dutch= N-O-Z-W.
On the back is engraved: D.v.O. nr 6214 and on the left side 37.1.
The reg number is : ST. 22 R.A. ( Staf 22e Regiment Artillerie)
It was used by the 22 Artillery Regiment.
Creation of this regement: 08/28/1939
Location: Aalst, Echteld
Gun: 7 Field Artillery Regiment. The 22nd (22 RA) consisted of 2 sections (initially 4 batteries, in the course of 1940 6 batteries) equipped with 24 (originally 16) 7-field guns (horse traction). The 22 R.A. together with 7 R.A. was formed from the so-called peace regiment 7 (7th Field Artillery Regiment), that after the promulgation of the general mobilization on 28 August 1939 was lifted. The regiment was mainly filled with conscripts called older cohorts, supplemented by recruits from the training depots. Commander of the regiment was Major K.J. of the Brandeler.
During May 1940 the regiment was in the Betuwe position between the river Rhine and Waal. The staff was quartered in villages in the area, as in Echteld and Ochten. The 22 RA was one of the most active regiments in the war days. When the Germans flew over the Betuwe, the gunners shot the planes, sometimes successfully. Then fire support to infantry granted, were German naval vessels were fired on the river Waal and was the forecourt of the Grebbeberg bombarded. The Kesteren bridge was shot to pieces. On May 13 followed the order to retreat and a day later the capitulation, which for many gunners of 22 RA was perceived as very disappointing.