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 BRITISH ARTILLERY IN WORLD WAR 2

 HEAVY REGIMENT 1941

Updated 16 June 2014

ORGANIZATION FOR MANŒUVRE

The following tables are taken from 'Artillery Training Volume II, Pamphlet 4, 1944, DEPLOYMENT OF HEAVY REGIMENTS'.    The abbreviations are those of the originals.  This was the organisation for a four battery heavy regiment equipped with 7.2-inch Mks 1-4.

THE ORGANIZATION OF A HEAVY REGIMENTAL HEADQUARTERS FOR MANŒUVRE

Group

Party

Name of vehicle

Sub-unit and type of vehicle

Personnel

Frequency

Remarks

"Z"

Regt. comd's. party

Z

H.Q. car 4-str

C.O.
  O.O. (or Adjt.)
  Dvr. I.C.

 

 

 

 

S 2

Sig. Sec 15-cwt.

R. Sigs

Regt.

Wireless set

 

 

MC 1

H.Q. M.C.

C.Os orderly  

 

 

 

2 I.C.'s party

Z 2

H.Q. car, 4-str. 

Maj. 2 I.C.
  Dvr. I.C

 

 (Sig. offr. may ride here)

 

 

 Mc

Sig. Sec. M.C.

D.R.

 

 

 

 

MC 2

H.Q. M.C.

2 I.C.''s. orderly

 

 

 

 

Svy. 1 

H.Q. car, 2-str

Svy. offr.
 Bty. surveyor

 

 

"A"

Adjt.'s party

A 1

H.Q. 15-cwt., G.S.

Adjt. (or O.O.)
   Clerk (sjt.)
   2 L.M. gunners   
   Dvr. I.C.

 

Twin L.M.G.
A.tk. rifle

 

 

MC 3

H.Q. M.C.

Adjt.' orderly  

 

 

 

 

S 4

Sig. Sec. 15-cwt.

 R. Sigs

Regt.

Wireless set

 

 

S 5

Sig. Sec. 15-cwt.

 R. Sigs

A.G.R.A

Wireless se

 

 

S 1

Sig. Sec. car, 2-str.

Signal officer
   Batman-dvr

 

(If not in Z 2)

 

 

 MC

Sig. Sec. M.C

D. R.

 

 

 

 

 MC

Sig. Sec. M.C

Sig. sjt.

 

 

 

 

 MC

Sig. Sec. M.C

Sig.l linesman.

 

 

 

Svy. party

MC 4

H.Q. M.C.

Svy. sjt.  

 

 

 

 

MC 5

H.Q. M.C.

Svy. bdr.  

 

 

 

 

Svy. 2

H.Q. car, 2-str

2 bty. surveyors  

 

 

 

 

Svy. 3

H.Q. car, 2-str

2 bty. surveyors  

 

 

 

 

Svy. 4

H.Q. car, 2-str

2 bty. surveyors  

 

 

 

Regtl. H.Q. Group   

A 2

15-cwt., office

R.S.M.
   2 clerks
  Dvr. I.C.

 

Office eqpt

 

 

A 3

H.Q. car, 2-str

M.O.
   Batman-dvr
   Sanitary duty man
   Dvr I.C.

 

Med. stores

 

 

S 6

Sig. Sec. 3-ton

R. Sigs.  

 

Sig. office

 

 

S 7

Sig. Sec. 3-ton

R. Sigs.

 

Sig. office and charging sets.

 

 

S 8

Sig. Sec. 15-cwt.

R. Sigs.

 

Cable layer

 

 

MC

Sig. Sec. M.C.

Lineman

 

 

 

 

MC

Sig. Sec. M.C.

Sig. electrician 

 

 

"B" ech

 

Q 1

H.Q. M.C.

Q.M. 

 

 

 

 

Q 2

H.Q. 3-ton

Cook A.C.C
5 batman
2 A.A. gunners.
1 driver I.C.

 

Offrs' mess
Cooking sets
Rations

 

 

Q 3

H.Q. 3-ton

2 cooks A.C.C.
   Butchery dutyman
   Batman
   Dvr I.C.

 

Cooking sets
Rations

 

 

Q 4

H.Q. 15-cwt., water

Water dutyman
   Dvr I.C.

 

Water duties

 

 

Q 5

H.Q. 3-ton

R.Q.M.S.
   Storeman
   Clerk
   Dvr I.C.

 

"Q" stores

 

 

Q 6

H.Q. 3-ton

Armourer sjt.R.E.M.E.
   Tech. storeman
    Dvr I.C.

 

M.T. stores

 

 

Q 7

H.Q. 30-cwt.

Electrician R.E.M.E.   
  Dvr I.C.

 

Slave battery

 

 

Q 8

H.Q. 15-cwt., G.S.

2 L.M. gnrs
   Dvr I.C.

 

 

 

 

MC 7

 

Sjt tech. storeman

 

 

 

 

MC 8

 

Motor mech.

 

 

THE ORGANIZATION OF A HEAVY BATTERY FOR MANŒUVRE

Group or party

 

Name of vehicle 

Sub-unit and type of vehicle

Personnel

Frequency

Remarks

 

B.C's. party

X

Armd. O.P.

Maj. B.C.
   O.P.A.
   Dvr.-op.
   Dvr.-mech.

Bty.

Wireless set
Wireless set (18)

 

 

O

Armd. O.P.

Subaltern
   O.P.A.
   2 dvr.-ops.

 Bty.

Wireless set
Wireless set (18)
(May move with gun gp. if capt. is not available)

 

 

MC 1

M.C.

B.C.'s orderly  

 

 

 

 

MC 2

M.C.

Sig. sjt.  

 

 

 

"G" party

G

15-cwt. (fitted wireless)

G.P.O.
   G.P.O.A.
   2 dvr.-ops.

Bty.

Wireless set

 

 

MC 3

M.C.

G.P.O.'s orderly

 

 

 

 

H

15-cwt. (fitted wireless) 

A.G.P.O
   G.P.O.A.
   2 dvr.-ops.

 Regt.

Wireless set

 

 

MC 4

M.C.

B.S.M.  

 

 

Gun gp.

 

K 1

15-cwt (fitted wireless)

Capt.
   G.P.O.A.
   2 dvr.-ops. 

 Bty.

Wireless set
(May move indepently)

 

 

MC 5

M.C.

Capt.'s orderly

 

 

 

 

MC 6

M.C.

Bty. leader

 

Subaltern
(May ride in M 2 in order to be able to read map)

 

 

K 2

15-cwt.(fitted wireless)

Clerk
   2 sigs.
   1 relief sig.
   Dvr I.C.

Arty. R

Wireless set

 

 

M 1

15-cwt. G.S.

Bdr. Sig.
   5 sigs.
   Dvr I.C.

 

Mechanical cable layer (May move with "G" party)

 

 

 

4 Tractors each

Nos. 1-6
   Dvr.-mech.
   Dvr I.C

 

Drawing gun
   Scotches
   Stores
   Camouflage
   10 rounds

 

 

 

4 Tractors each

Nos. 7-13
   Dvr.-mech.
   Dvr I.C

 

Stores
   Skidding
   20 rounds

Gun gp. or amn. gp.

 

M 2

15-cwt. G.S.

Bdr. sig.
   3 sigs.
   2 L.M. gnrs
   Dvr I.C.

 

Hand cable layer

Amn. Group

 

Amn 1

3-ton

4 amn. numbers
   Fitter M.V.
   Dvr. I.C.

 

30 rounds
   Stores
   Camouflage

 

 

Amn 1

3-ton

4 amn. numbers
   Fitter M.V.
   Dvr. I.C.

 

30 rounds
   Stores
   Camouflage

 

 

Amn 1

3-ton

4 amn. numbers
   Motor mech.
   Dvr. I.C.

 

30 rounds
   Stores
   Camouflage

 

 

Amn 1

3-ton

4 amn. numbers
   Motor mech.
   Dvr. I.C.

 

30 rounds
   Stores
   Camouflage

 

 

 

Spare tractor

Dvr.- mech.
   Dvr. I.C.

 

Stores

"B" Ech

 

Q 1

3-ton

B.Q.M.S
   Storeman
   Sanitary dutyman
   Dvr I.C.

 

"Q" stores

 

 

Q 2

3-ton

Tech. storeman
   2 L.M. gnrs
   Eqpt repairer
   Fitter gun
   Dvr I.C.

 

M.T. stores
   Twin L.M.G.
   A.tk. rifle

 

 

Q 3

3-ton

Cpl. cook A.C.C.
   3 cooks A.C.C.
   Batman
   Dvr I.C.

 

Cooking set
   Rations

 

 

Q 4

15-cwt., water

Water dutyman
   Dvr I.C.

 

Water duties

 

 

Q 5

15-cwt., G.S.

5 batmen
    Offrs. mess cook
    Dvr I.C. 

 

 Offrs. mess
   Baggage

 

 

Q 6

15-cwt., G.S.

Fitter gun
   Dvr. I.C.

 

Petrol

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