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 BRITISH ARTILLERY IN WORLD WAR 2

 HQRA 1943

Updated 16 June 2014

HEADQUARTERS ROYAL ARTILLERY IN AN ARMOURED DIVISION

The following tables are taken from the War Establishments for:

The CRA's tank was held on the establishment of an armoured regiment in the division.

Summary Table - Men

 

Brig

Maj

Capt

Sub

WO

SNCO

JNCO

Gnr/Pte

Total

Officers RA

1

1

3

3

 

 

 

 

8

Tradesmen RA

 

 

 

 

1

2

1

10

14

Non-tradesmen/unspecified RA

 

 

 

 

 

1

2

18

21

ACC Attached

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

3

Chaplains Attached

 

 

 3

 

 

 

 

 

3

RAF meteorologists

 

 

 

1

 

 

1

1

3

HQRA Totals

1

1

6

4

1

3

4

32

52

Officers R Signals

 

 

 

 1

 

 

 

 

1

Tradesmen R Signals

 

 

 

 

 

1

4

10

15

Non tradesmen R Signals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

H Troop Total

 

 

 

1

 

1

4

11

17

Complete Total

1

1

6

5

1

4

8

43

69

 Note: The H troop numbers exclude 20 men in the Anti-Tank and L.A.A. regiment detachments  and the tank crew from an armoured regiment.

Summary Table - Vehicles and Trailers

Vehicle

Qty

Vehicle

Qty

Motor-cycle, solo

4+1

Truck, 15-cwt, 42, fitted for wireless

2

Car, 5-cwt, 44

1+1

Lorry, 3-ton, 44, G.S.

2+1

Car, 4-seater, 44

2

Scout car

4

Car, 2-seater, 42

3

Armoured command vehicle L.P.

1

Truck, 15-cwt, 42, wireless house

1

Armoured car

1

Truck, 15-cwt, 42, office

2

Trailer, 15-cwt, 2-wheeled, water, 180 gallons

1

 Summary Table - Weapons

Weapon

Qty

L.M.G. 303in

3+2

P.I.A.T.

1

THE ORGANIZATION OF A HEADQUARTERS RA

Type of vehicle

Personnel

Remarks

Car, 4-seater, 44

C.R.A.
Batman
Driver I.C.

No 22 set (carried)

Armoured car

Lance corporal operator
Driver-operator

No 19 H.P. set
No 19 set
(R Signals) 

Tank, control

(crew provided by armoured regt holding tank)

2 No 19 sets

Car, 4-seater, 44

Brigade major
Staff captain
Intelligence officer
Driver I.C.

 

Motor-cycle, solo

Duty serjeant

 

Motor-cycle, solo

Orderly

 

Motor-cycle, solo

Orderly

 

Motor-cycle, solo

Orderly

 

Scout car

Captain liaison officer
Driver-operator

Wireless

Scout car

Subaltern liaison officer
Driver-operator

Wireless

Scout car

Subaltern liaison officer
Driver-operator

Wireless

Scout car

Subaltern liaison officer
Driver-operator

Wireless

5-cwt. car, 44

Subaltern
Batman-driver

(R Signals)

Motor-cycle, solo

Serjeant

(R Signals)

Armoured command vehicle L.P.

Corporal operator
2 operators
Driver-mechanic

For CRA and staff
Rear link & forward control (No 19 sets)
L.M.G. (R Signals) 

Truck, 15-cwt, 42, fitted for wireless

2 driver operators
Signaller

 

Truck, 15-cwt, 42, fitted for wireless

2 driver operators
Signaller

 

Truck, 15-cwt, 42, wireless house

Corporal operator
Operator
Driver-operator

No 22 set
(R Signals) 

Truck, 15-cwt, 42, office

W.O.1. clerk
Staff serjeant clerk
Serjeant clerk
Clerk (trained in artillery staff duties)
Driver I.C.

 

Truck, 15-cwt, 42, office

Flying officer
Corporal RAF
Leading aircraftman
Driver I.C. 

RAF met section

5-cwt. car, 44

Q.M. & M.T. bombardier
Driver I.C. 

 

Lorry, 3-ton, 44, G.S. with water trailer

3 cooks
3 batmen
Driver I.C.

 

Lorry, 3-ton, 44, G.S.

Sanitary dutyman
Vehicle-mechanic
Driver-mechanic

 

Lorry, 3-ton, 44, G.S.

Corporal instrument mechanic
Operator
Electrician
2 driver-mechanics

6kW charging set
L.M.G.
P.I.A.T.
(R Signals)

Car, 2-seater, 42

Chaplain
Batman-driver 

 

Car, 2-seater, 42

Chaplain
Batman-driver 

 

Car, 2-seater, 42

Chaplain
Batman-driver 

 

 When a Counter-Battery Section was attached from the Corps CB Staff it comprised the following RA personnel.

Type of vehicle

Personnel

Remarks

Truck, 15-cwt, 42, G.S.

Captain
Clerk
Batman-driver

 

Truck, 15-cwt, 42, office

Clerk
Driver I.C.

 

Motor-cycle, solo

Orderly

 

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