BRITISH ARTILLERY IN WORLD WAR 2

 HQRA 1943

Updated 16 June 2014

HEADQUARTERS ROYAL ARTILLERY IN AN INFANTRY DIVISION

The following tables are taken from the War Establishments for:

For a HQ AGRA there was additional clerk for RAOC duties and two additional chaplains. The R Signals organisation continued to evolve such that an AGRA had its own signal company.

Summary Table - Men

 

Brig

Maj

Capt

Sub

WO

SNCO

JNCO

Gnr/Pte

Total

Officers RA

1

1

2

 

 

 

 

 

4

Tradesmen RA

 

 

 

 

1

2

1

6

10

Non-tradesmen/unspecified RA

 

 

 

 

 

1

2

15

18

REME Attached

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

1

ACC Attached

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

2

Chaplains Attached

 

 

 2

 

 

 

 

 

2

RAF meteorologists

 

 

 

1

 

 

1

1

3

HQRA Totals

1

1

5

1

1

3

4

24

40

Officers R Signals

 

 

 

 1

 

 

 

 

1

Tradesmen R Signals

 

 

 

 

 

1

2

11

14

Non tradesmen R Signals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

1

H Section Total

 

 

 

1

 

1

2

12

16

Complete Total

1

1

5

2

 1

4

6

36

56

 Note: The H section numbers exclude 12 men in the Anti-Tank and L.A.A. regiment sub-sections and serjeant clerks from field regiments who comprised the RA clerks section.

Summary Table - Vehicles and Trailers

Vehicle

Qty

Vehicle

Qty

Motor-cycle, solo

3+1

Truck, 15-cwt, 42, office

2

Car, 5-cwt, 44

1+1

Truck, 15-cwt, 42, fitted for wireless

2

Car, 4-seater, 44

2

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

2+1

Car, 2-seater, 42

2

Lorry, 3-ton, 44, command L.P.

1

Truck, 15-cwt, 42, wireless house

1

Armoured car (stripped)

1

 

 

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

1

 Summary Table - Weapons

Weapon

Qty

L.M.G. 303in

2+1

P.I.A.T.

1+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

Operator
Driver-operator

No 19 H.P. set
No 19 set
(R Signals) 

Car, 4-seater, 44

Brigade major
Staff captain
Intelligence officer
Driver I.C.

 

Motor-cycle, solo

Orderly

 

Motor-cycle, solo

Orderly

 

Motor-cycle, solo

Orderly

 

5-cwt. car, 44

Captain REME
Batman-driver

 

5-cwt. car, 44

Subaltern
Batman-driver

(R Signals)

Motor-cycle, solo

Serjeant

(R Signals)

Lorry, 3-ton, 44, command L.P.

Corporal operator
2 operators
Driver-operator

Rear link & forward control
For CRA and staff
(R Signals) 

Truck, 15-cwt, 42, fitted for wireless

Duty serjeant  
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
Clerk (trained in artillery staff duties)
Driver I.C.

Plus 3 serjeant clerks from field regiments

Truck, 15-cwt, 42, office

Flying officer
Corporal RAF
Leading aircraftman
Driver I.C. 

RAF met section

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

2 Cooks
3 batmen
Driver I.C.

 

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

Sanitary dutyman
Q.M. & M.T. bombardier
Vehicle-mechanic
Driver-mechanic

 

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

Instrument mechanic
Operator
Electrician
Driver-mechanic

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 

 

 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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