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 BRITISH ARTILLERY IN WORLD WAR 2

 

 Updated 14 June 2014

 

 

 

CONTENTS

 

FIELD REGIMENTS RNZA

 

MEDIUM REGIMENTS RNZA

 

ANTI-TANK REGIMENTS RNZA

 

OTHER UNITS

 

FIELD ARTILLERY REGIMENTS OF THE ROYALNEW ZEALAND ARTILLERY IN WORLD WAR 2

 New Zealand deployed two divisions during the war.  1 NZ Divsion existed in World War 1 and disbanded at the end of the war.  The New Zealand division was formed on the outbreak of war in 1939 and soon renamed 2 NZ Division, it served in N Africa, Greece, Crete and Italy.  3 NZ Division formed in May 1942 and disbanded in mid-1944, serving in the Pacific.  It never reached divsional strength and its artillery was little more than a brigade group's worth.

FIELD REGIMENTS RNZA

Regiment

Type

Origin/Change

 Where - When - With

Disposal

1 Fd Regt

TF

 

NZ - 1939-45

 

2 Fd Regt

TF

 

NZ - 1939-45

 

3 Fd Regt

TF

 

NZ - 1939-45

 

4 Fd Regt

WF

F /39

N Africa 1940-1 - NZ Div
Greece & Crete 1941 - NZ Div
N Africa 1941-3 - NZ Div
El Alamein 10/42 - 2 NZ Div
Italy 1943-5 - 2 NZ Div

Disb 1/46

5 Fd Regt

WF

F /39

UK 1940
N Africa 1941 - NZ Div
Greece & Crete 1941 - NZ Div
N Africa 1941-3 - 2 NZ Div
El Alamein 10/42 - 2 NZ Div
Italy 1943-5 - 2 NZ Div

Disb 1/46

6 Fd Regt

WF

F 1/40

N Africa 1940-1 - NZ Div
Greece 1941 - NZ Div
N Africa 1941-3 - 2 NZ Div
El Alamein 10/42 - 2 NZ Div
Italy 1943-5 - 2 NZ Div

Disb 1/46

17 Fd Regt

WF

F 9/42

NZ 1942-3
New Caledonia 1943 - 3 NZ Div
Solomons 1943-4 - 3 NZ Div
NZ - 1944

Disb /45

38 Fd Regt

WF

F 4/43

Solomons 1943-4 - 3 NZ Div

Disb 10/44

MEDIUM REGIMENT RNZA

Regiment

Type

Origin/Change

 Where - When - With

Disposal

8 Med Regt

TF

 

NZ - 1939-45

1947 to 4 Med Regt

ANTI-TANK REGIMENT RNZA

Regiment

Type

Origin/Change

Where - When - With

Disposal

7 ATk Regt

WF

 

N Africa 1940-1 - NZ Div
Greece 1941 - NZ Div
N Africa 1941-3 - 2 NZ Div
El Alamein 10/42 - 2 NZ Div
Italy 1943-5 - 2 NZ Div

 

OTHER UNITS

33 Hy Regt was a combined Coast and Defence Regt, in UK terms, that served in the SW Pacific.

36 NZ Survey Bty served in Palestine 1942-3, and N Africa and Italy 1943-4 with 2 NZ Division. 

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