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 BRITISH ARTILLERY IN WORLD WAR 2

 

Updated 14 June 2014

 

 

 

CONTENTS

 

AGRA

 

RHA REGIMENTS

 

FIELD REGIMENTS

 

MEDIUM REGIMENTS

 

HEAVY REGIMENTS

 

SUPER HEAVY REGIMENTS

 

SURVEY REGIMENTS

 

PACK, MOUNTAIN & AIRBORNE REGIMENTS

 

ANTI-TANK REGIMENTS

 

AOP SQUADRONS RAF

 

OTHER UNITS

 

NOTES ON SOURCES

 

ABBREVIATIONS & IMPLICATIONS

 

FIELD ARTILLERY FORMATIONS AND REGIMENTS OF THE ROYAL ARTILLERY IN WORLD WAR 2

The following tables list all AGRAs, and all types of field artillery and anti-tank regiments of the Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Artillery, and the Air OP squadrons.  The tables show the theatres they were in, major actions in those theatres and the formations that commanded them.  They also show some of the lower level attachments of units, but do not generally include units that appear to have been 'in support.

After the tables there are details about sources and abbreviations.  Actions that resulted in a honour title being granted to a battery are shown as follows: Meiktila.  When regiments changed their role, eg from field to medium, then they appear in the relevant table after the change.  After each regimental table there is a summary about battery numbering.

ARMY GROUPS ROYAL ARTILLERY (AGRA)

 Formation

 Origin

  Where - When - With

1 AGRA

F 9/42 Glasgow

Tunisia 1943 - 1 Army & 5 Corps Troops
Italy 1943-5 - 8 Army Troops att 5 Corps

2 AGRA

F 9/42 Darlington

Tunisia 1943 - 1 Army & 9 Corps Troops
Salerno 9/43 - 10 Corps Troops
Italy 1943-5 - 8 Army Troops att 10 Corps

3 AGRA

F 3/43 Tonbridge

UK 1943-4
NW Europe 1944-5 - 2 Army Troops att 1, 8, 12, 30 & 2 Cdn Corps
Rhine Crossing 3/45 - 12 Corps

4 AGRA

F 3/43 Perth

UK 1943-4
D-Day 1944 - 1 Corps
NW Europe 1944 - 29 Armd Bde, 1 & 8 Corps
NW Europe 1945 - 1, 30 & 2 Cdn Corps
Rhine Crossing 3/45 - 30 Corps 

5 AGRA

F 3/43 N Africa

N Africa 1943 - 8 Army
Sicily & Italy 1943 - 13 Corps
Normandy 1944 - 30 Corps
NW Europe 1944 - 6 Gds Tk Bde, 12 & 30 Corps
NW Europe 1945 - 1, 8, 30 & 2 Cdn Corps
Rhine Crossing 3/45 - 30 Corps  

6 AGRA

F 3/43 Cairo

Egypt 1943
Sicily 1943 - 30 Corps & Army Troops
Italy 1943 - 30 Corps
Italy  1944-5 - 8 & 5 (US) Army

7 AGRA

 

Middle East 1943 - 9 Army
Middle East 1944 - 3 Corps & 9 Army
Italy 1944-5 - 5 (US) Army

8 AGRA

Fm HQRA 54 Inf Div 5/43

UK 1943 - GHQ Reserve
NW Europe 1944-5
Rhine Crossing 3/45 - 12 Corps 

9 AGRA

Fm HQRA 79 Armd Div Yorkshire 5/43

UK 1943 - GHQ Reserve
NW Europe 1944-5 - WO Reserve, 12, 2 Cdn, 30, 1 Corps
Rhine Crossing 3/45 - 12 Corps 

10 AGRA

F 6/43 Cairo

N Africa 1943-4
Italy 1944-5 - 2 & 4 (US) Corps
3/45 Merged with 7 AGRA as 7 AGRA

11 AGRA

 

India 1944

15 AGRA

 

Middle East 1944

16 AGRA

F India

India 1945

17 AGRA

 

NW Europe 1944-5 - 21 Army Group

59 AGRA

Fm HQRA 59 Inf Div France 8/44

NW Europe 1944-5 - 21 Army Group
India, Malaya 1945 - 34 Corps

60 AGRA

Fm 9 HAA Bde India 1945

 

61 AGRA

F India

Anti-aircraft, 12 Army

SHArtyG

F UK 7/44

NW Europe 1944-5 - 21 Army Group

 ROYAL HORSE ARTILLERY (FIELD) REGIMENTS

Regiment

Type

Origin/Change

 Where - When - With

Disposal

1 RHA

Reg

Reformed 6/40
SP regt /44

Aldershot 1938
UK 1939 - 1 Armd Div
France 1940 - GHQ Troops (Army Fd Regt)
St Valery 5/40 - Lost
N Africa 1940-1 - 7 Armd Div & 3 Armd Bde Gp
Tobruk 1941 - 9 Aust Inf Div
Tobruk 1941 - 70 Inf Div
N Africa 1942 - 7 Armd Div, 22 Armd Bde Gp & 4 Armd Bde Gp
Alamein 10/42 - 10 Armd Div 
N Africa, Syria 1942-4 - 10 Armd Div 
Italy 1944-5 - 9 Armd Bde, AFHQ
Italy 1945 - att 2 NZ Div

 

2 RHA

Reg

SP regt /44

Newport 1938
UK 1939 - 1 Armd Div
France 1940 - GHQ Troops (Army Fd Regt)
UK 1940 - 2 Armd Div
Egypt 1941 - 2 Armd Div
Greece 1941 - 1 Armd Bde
N Africa 1942 - 1 Armd Div, 22 Armd  & 200 Gds Motor Bde Gps
Alamein 10/42 - 1 Armd Div
Tunisia & N Africa 1942-4 - 1 Armd Div 
Italy 1944-5 - 1 & 6 Armd Div

 

3 RHA

Reg

ATk Regt until 9/42

N Africa 1941-3 - 7 Armd Div & 4 Armd Bde Gp
Alamein 10/42 - 7 Armd Div  
Salerno 9/43 - 7 Armd Div
Italy 1943 - 7 Armd Div 
NW Europe 1944-5 - 7 Armd Div 

 

4 RHA

Reg

F 6/39 Cairo
SP regt 8/44

N Africa 1940 - W Desert Force
N Africa 1941 - 7 Armd Div & Mobile Gp Sollum
Mid East 1942 - GHQ
N Africa 1942 - 1 & 7 Armd Divs & 7 Motor Bde
Alamein 10/42 - 1 Armd Div
Tunisia 1943 - 1 Armd Div
Normandy 1944 - 5 AGRA & 4 Armd Bde
NW Europe 1944-5 - Army Troops att 4 Armd Bde
Rhine 3/45 - 4 Armd Bde

 

5 RHA

Reg

F 11/39
SP regt 5/44

France 1940 - 3 Corps Troops (Army Fd Regt)
France 5/40 -
Hondegham
UK 1940-2 - 8 Armd Div
N Africa 1942 - 23 & 24 Armd Bde Gps, 8 Armd Div
N Africa 1942-3 - 7 Armd Div
Alamein 10/42 - 10 Armd Div, Att 1 SA and 2 NZ Divs 
Salerno 9/43 - 7 Armd Div
NW Europe 1944-5 - 7 Armd Div 

 

6 RHA

 

F 11/40

UK 1940-4 - 9 Armd Div

 

11 HAC RHA

TA

SP regt 9/42

London 1938
UK 1940 - 1 Armd Div
N Africa 1942-3 - 1 Armd Div
N Africa 1942 - 2 Armd Bde Gp
Alamein 10/42 - 1 Armd Div
Sicily 7/43 - 5 AGRA & 51 Inf Div
Salerno 9/43 - 1 Armd Div
Italy 1943-4 - 1 Armd Div
Italy 1945 - 2 Armd Bde & 78 Inf Div 

235 Regt HAC RHA

12 HAC RHA

TA

SP regt

UK 1940-2 - 2 & 6 Armd Divs
Tunisia 1942-3 - 6 Armd Div
Mid East 1943-4 - 6 Armd Div
Italy 1944-5 - 6 Armd Div

G Loc Bty HAC

13 HAC RHA

TA

F 11/40
SP regt 2/45

UK 1941-4 - 11 Armd Div
NW Europe 1944-5 - 11 Armd Div

Disb 47

14 RHA

WF

Fm 414 Fd Bty RHA India 9/42

Mid East 1943 - 7 Armd Bde Gp & 10 Armd Div
Mid East 1943-5 - 31 Indian Armd Div

Disb 4/46

104 (Essex Yeo) Regt RHA

TA

Fm 104 Fd Regt 1939

UK 1939 - 1 Cav Div
Palestine 1940 - 1 Cav Div
N Africa 1940-1 - 4 Indian Div & W Desert Force
Tobruk 4/41-10/41 - 9 Aust & 70 Inf Div 
Egypt 1942 - 1 Armd Bde Gp
Alamein 10/42 - 10 Armd Div
Mid East 1942-4 - 10 Armd Div & 23 Armd Bde Gp
Italy 1944-5 - 13 Corps & 6 Armd Div  

304 Fd Regt

106 (Lancs Yeo) Regt RHA

 

Fm 106 Fd Regt 1939

UK 1939 - 1 Cav Div
Palestine 1940 - 1 Cav Div 

To 106 ATk/LAA RHA 8/40

107 (S Notts Hussars Yeo) Regt RHA

TA

Fm 107 Fd Regt 1939

Nottingham 1938 - Army Regt
UK 1939 - 1 Cav Div
Palestine 1940 - 1 Cav Div
N Africa 1940-1 - W Desert Force, Matruh & 6 Inf Div
Tobruk 4/41-10/41 - 9 Aust & 70 Inf Div
N Africa 1942 - 22 Armd Bde Gp
N Africa 1942-3 - 1 AGRA   

To Med Bty 8/42, 107 Med Regt 3/44

147 (Essex Yeo) Fd Regt RHA

TA

Of  104 Fd Regt

 

To 147 Fd Regt 6/40

149 (Lancs Yeo) Fd Regt RHA

TA

Of  106 Fd Regt

 

To 149 Fd Regt 6/40

150 (S Notts Hussars) Fd Regt RHA

TA

Of  107 Fd Regt

 

To 150 Fd Regt 6/40

Regular RHA batteries were individually lettered, HAC batteries used A - C within their regiments and other TA RHA batteries were numbered in the 300 - 400 series.  When 4  6 gun RHA brigades became 2  8 gun RHA regiments in 1938, regular batteries were amalgamated in pairs in their regiment and given the joint 'number'.  Eg 1 RHA had batteries 'A/E' and 'B/O'.  With the change in 1941 to 3  8 gun regiments one of these 'double numbers' was de-coupled and assigned to the third battery.  Eventually new 'regular' RHA regiments resulted in new double letter batteries when the single letters ran out, eg 'DD'.

FIELD REGIMENTS RA

Regiment

Type

Origin/Change

 Where - When - With

Disposal

1 Fd Regt

Reg

 

Nowshera, India 1939
Egypt 1939
N Africa 1940-1 - 4 Indian Div
Sudan 1941 - 4 Indian Div
N Africa 1941 - 4 Indian Div 
Syria 1941 - 5 Indian Inf Bde
Alamein 10/42  - 4 Indian Div 
N Africa 1942-3 - 4 Indian Div
Anzio 1/44 - 1 Inf Div
Italy 1944 - 4 Indian Div
Greece 1944-5

59 Fd Regt

2 Fd Regt

Reg

 

Bordon 1938 - Army Regt
France 1939-40 - 1 Inf Div
UK 1940-3 - 1 Inf Div 
Tunisia 1943 - 1 Inf Div
Anzio 1/44 - 1 Inf Div
Italy 1944 - 1 Inf Div
Mid East 1945 - 1 & 2 Inf Divs

41 Fd Regt

3 Fd Regt

Reg

 

Trimulgherry, India 1939-41
Iraq, Persia 1941-2 - 10 Indian Div
N Africa 1942 - 2 SA Div, 13 Corps & 7 Armd Div
Alamein 10/42  - 1 Free French Bde
Iraq 1943 - 8 Indian Div
Italy 1943-5 - 8 Indian Div, 2 NZ Div, 1 Inf Div

44 SL Regt

4 Fd Regt

Reg

 

Hydrabad, India 1939
Egypt 1939-40 - 4 Indian Div
Sudan & NE Africa 1940-1 - 5 Indian Div
Syria 1941 - 6 Inf Div
Mid East 1941-2 - 8 Army Troops, 4 Indian, 44 Inf, 1 Armd, 8 Armd Divs
Alamein 10/42 - 7 Armd Div 
Mid East 1942-3 - GHQ & 5 Indian Div
India 1943 - 5 Indian Div
Burma 1943-5 - 5, 9, 17 & 19 Indian Divs

26 Fd Regt

5 Fd Regt

Reg

Reformed UK 6/43

Rawalpindi & Nowshera, India 1939-41
Malaya 1941-2 - 9 Indian Div
UK 1943-4 - 47 Inf Div
UK 1944-5 - 55 Inf Div

Lost 2/42,
to 5 Lt Regt 6/45

6 Fd Regt

Reg

 

India 1938-43
UK 1943-4 - 3 AGRA (War Office Control)
Normandy 1944 - 2 Army Troops
NW Europe 1944-5 - 3 AGRA 

67 Trg Regt

7 Fd Regt

Reg

SP regt 5/44

Bulford 1938 - 3 Div
France 1939-40 - 3 Inf Div
UK 1940-4 - 3 Inf Div
D Day 6/44 - 3 Inf Div
NW Europe 1944-5 - 3 Inf Div

17 Trg Regt

8 Fd Regt

Reg

Jungle Fd Regt 3/43

Lucknow, India 1939-40
N Africa 1940-2 - Matruh Fortress, Corps Troops & 6/70 Inf Div
India 1942-3 - 70 Inf Div
Burma 1943-5 - 25 Indian Div
India 1945 - 26 Indian & 36 Inf Divs

Disb 11/46

9 Fd Regt

Reg

 

Larkhill 1938 - Army Regt
France 1939-40 - 5 Inf Div
UK 1940-2 - 5 Inf Div
Madagascar 1942 - 17 Inf Bde
India 1942-3 - 39 & 20 Indian Divs
Burma 1943-5 - 20 Indian Div

23 Fd Regt

10 Fd Regt

Reg

 

Deepcut 1938 - 2 Div
France 1939-40 - 2 Inf Div
UK 1940-2 - 2 Inf Div
India 1942-4 - 2 Inf Div
Kohima 5/44 - 2 Inf Div
Burma 1944-5 - 2 Inf Div

40 Fd Regt

11 Fd Regt

Reg

 

Meerut, India 1939-41
Iraq, Persia 1941-2 - 8 Indian Div
N Africa 1942-3 - 5 & 4 Indian Divs
Alamein 10/42  - 4 Indian Div 
Italy 1944 - 4 Indian Div 
Greece 1944-5 - 4 Indian Div

81 Fd Regt

12 Fd Regt

Reg

 

Dunbar 1938
Malta 1941-3

To 17 Med Regt 1/44 (N Africa)

15 Fd Regt

Reg

SP regt 9/44

Lahore & Rawalpindi, India 1939-41
Iraq & Mid East 1941-3 - 252 Indian Armd Bde Gp, 31 Indian Armd Div
Mid East 1943 - 7 AGRA
Italy 1944-5 - Army Troops & 5 Corps

7 RHA then 12 ATk Regt

16 Fd Regt

Reg

 

Ewshott 1938 - 1 Div
France 1940 - 2 Inf Div
UK 1940-2 - 2 Inf Div
India 1942-3 - 2 Inf Div
Kohima 5/44 - 2 Inf Div
Burma 1944-5 - 2 Inf Div

42 Fd Regt

17 Fd Regt

Reg

 

Woolwich 1938 - 4 Div
France 1940 - 4 & 51 (Highland) Inf Div
UK 1940-2 - 29 Indep Bde Gp & 78 Inf Div
Tunisia 1942-3 - 78 Inf Div & 1 Inf Bde Gp
Sicily 1943 - 78 Inf Div 
Italy 1943-5 - 78 Inf Div 

19 Fd Regt

18 Fd Regt

Reg

SP regt /44

Deepcut 1938 - 2 Div
France 1939-40 - 2 & 48 (S Midland) Inf Divs
UK 1940-2 - 48 Inf Div & 24 Gds Inf Bde Gp
India 1942-4 - 43 Indian Armd Div
Burma 1944-5 - 14 Army Troops (SP Regt)
Central Burma 3/45 -
Meiktila
ALFSEA 1945 - 34 Corps Troops 

68 Fd Regt

19 Fd Regt

Reg

 

Bordon 1938 - 1 Div
France 1939-40 - 1 Inf Div
UK 1940-3 - 1 Inf Div 
Tunisia 1943 - 1 Inf Div
Anzio 1/44 - 1 Inf Div 
Italy 1943-5 - 1 Inf Div 

48 Fd Regt

22 Fd Regt

Reg

 

Shorncliffe 1938 - 4 Div
France 1939-40 - 4 Inf Div
UK 1940-3 - 4 Inf Div 
Tunisia 1943 - 4 Inf Div
Italy 1944 - 4 Inf Div
Greece 1944-5 - 4 Inf Div

31 Trg Regt

23 Fd Regt

Reg

Reformed 6/40
SP regt

Exeter 1938 - 3 Div
France 1939-40 - 3 & 51 (Highland) Inf Divs
UK 1941-2 - 48 & 77 Inf Divs & 24 Gds Inf Bde Gp
Tunisia 1942-3 - 2 AGRA 
Salerno 9/43 - 2 AGRA
Italy 1943-4 - 2 AGRA, 3 Polish Inf Div
Italy 1944 - 1 Armd & 46 Inf Divs
Italy 1944-5 - 24 Gds Inf Bde Gp (6 SA Armd Div)

Lost St Valery 6/40
64 Trg Regt

24 Fd Regt

Reg

SP regt 7/43

Aldershot 1938 - 1 Div
France 1939-40 - 1 & 48 (S Midland) Inf Div
UK 1940-2 - 48 (S Midland) Inf Div 
Egypt 1943 - GHQ
Sicily 1943 - 5 Inf Div, 6 AGRA, att 50 Inf Div
Salerno 9/43 - 6 AGRA, att 23 Armd Bde
Italy 1943 - Army Troops att 7 Armd Div 
Anzio 1/44 - Army Troops att 1 Inf Div 
Italy 1944-5 - Army Troops att 1 Inf Div & 1 Cdn Corps

49 ATk Regt

25 Fd Regt

Reg

Reformed 3/44 from 177 Fd Regt

Jhansi & Kirkee, India 1939-40
Egypt, N & East Africa 1940-1 - 4 Indian Div
Tobruk 6/42 - Lost (11 Indian Inf Bde Gp)
UK - 1944
Normandy 1944 - 8 AGRA
Holland 10/44 - att 7 (US) Armd Div -
Asten
NW Europe 1944-5 - 8 AGRA

29 Fd Regt

27 Fd Regt

Reg

Jungle Fd Regt 1/43

Colchester 1938 - 4 Div
France 1940 - 1 Corps Troops (Army Fd Regt)
UK 1940-2 - N Comd (Army Fd Regt)
India 1942-4 - 25 Indian Div
Burma 1944 - 25 Indian Div
ALFSEA 1945 - 15, 25 & 26 Indian Divs

25 Fd Regt

28 Fd Regt

Reg

Jungle Fd Regt 6/43

Mhow, India 1939-40
Sudan & Eritrea 1940-1 - 5 Indian Div
Mid East 1941-2 - 5 Indian Div
Iraq 1942-3 - 10 Indian Inf Bde
India 1943 - 5 Indian Div
Burma 1943-5 - 5 Indian Div
Burma 1945 - Army Troops att 19 Indian Div

14 Fd Regt

30 Fd Regt

Reg

 

Norwich 1938 - Army Regt
France 1939-40 - 4 Inf Div
UK 1940-3 - 4 Inf Div 
Tunisia 1943 - 4 Inf Div 
N Africa 1943-4 - 4 Inf Div
Italy 1944 - 4 Inf Div 
Greece 1944-5 - 4 Inf Div

38 Trg Regt

31 Fd Regt

Reg

 

Egypt 1939 - 7 Inf Div
W Desert 1940 - 6 Inf Div, 4 Indian Div
N & East Africa 1941-2 - 4 Indian Div
N Africa 12/41 - overrun at
Alem Hamza
Cyprus & Mid East 1942 - 7 Indian Inf Bde & 10 Indian Div
N Africa 1943 - 4 Indian Div
Italy 1944 - 4 Indian Div
Greece 1945 - 4 Indian Div 

34 LAA Regt

32 Fd Regt

Reg

Fm 32 Hy Regt 5/45

Brighton 1938 - Army Regt
France 1940 - GHQ Troops (Army Fd Regt)
UK 1940 - E Comd (Army Fd Regt)
India 1941
Iraq, Persia 1941-2 - 8 Indian Div
N Africa 1942 - 9 Aust Inf Div
Alamein 10/42  - att 4 Indian Div  
Egypt & N Africa 1942-3 - Army & GHQ Troops (spt regt ME Sch of Arty)

To 32 Hy Regt 9/43, 45 Fd Regt

33 Fd Regt

Reg

SP regt 5/44

Bulford 1938 - Army Regt
France 1939-40 - 3 Inf Div
UK 1940-4 - 3 Inf Div 
D-Day 6/44 - 3 Inf Div
NW Europe 1944-5 - 3 Inf Div

24 LAA Regt

51 (Westmorland & Cumberland Yeo) Fd Regt

TA

To RA 1938

Carlisle 1938 - 42 Div
UK 1939-40 - 42, 46 Inf Divs
Norway 1940 (1 bty)
N Africa 1940-1 - W Desert Force (13 Corps Troops & 6 Aust Div)
Tobruk 1941 - 9 Aust Inf Div
N Africa 1941 - 8 Army Troops (Army Fd Regt)
Ceylon, India 1942-3 - 16 Inf Bde, 34 Indian & 70 Inf Divs
India 1943-4 - Special Force
Burma 1944 - 51 Colm 16 LRP Bde (Chindits)

To 51 Colm 10/43,
251 Fd Regt

52 Fd Regt

TA

 

Manchester 1938 - 42 Div
France 1940 - 42 (East Lancashire) Inf Div
UK 1939-42 - 42 & 76 Inf Divs
Mid East 1942-3 -GHQ, 8 & 9 Army Troops, 8 Indian Div
Italy 1943-5 - 8 Indian Div
Italy 1944 - Att 1 Inf Div  

252 Fd Regt

53 Fd Regt

TA

 

Bolton 1938 - 42 Div
France 1940 - 42 (East Lancashire) Inf Div
UK 1939-42 - 42 & 76 Inf Divs
Mid East 1942-3 -GHQ, 8 & 9 Army Troops, 8 Indian Div
Alamein 10/42 - Att 44 Inf Div  
Italy 1943-5 - 8 Indian Div
Italy 1944 - Att 1 Inf Div 

253 Fd Regt

55 (Wessex) Fd Regt

TA

 

Taunton 1938 - 43 Div
UK 1939-42 - 45 Inf Div
UK 1942-4 - Gds Armd Div
NW Europe 1944-5 - Gds Armd Div

255 Med Regt

57 (Home Counties) Fd Regt

TA

 

Brighton 1938 - 44 Div
France 1940 - 44 (Home Counties) Inf Div
UK 1939-42 - 44 (Home Counties) Inf Div
N Africa 1942 - 44 (Home Counties) Inf Div
Alamein 10/42 - 44 Inf Div 
N Africa 1943 - 5 AGRA
Sicily 1943 - 5 AGRA 
Italy 1943-5 - 6 AGRA

257 Fd Regt

58 (Sussex) Fd Regt

TA

 

Eastbourne 1938 - 44 Div
France 1940 - 44 (Home Counties) Inf Div
UK 1939-42 - 44 (Home Counties) Inf Div 
N Africa 1942 - 44 (Home Counties) Inf Div
Alamein 10/42 - 44 Inf Div 
N Africa 1943 - 5 AGRA
Sicily 1943 - 5 AGRA  

To 84 Med Regt 12/43

60 (North Midland) Fd Regt

TA

 

Nottingham 1938 - 49 Div
France 1940 - 2 Corps Troops (Army Fd Regt)
UK 1940 - 12 Corps Troops (Army Fd Regt)
Syria 1941 - 6 Inf Div
N Africa 1941-2 - 6/70 Inf Div
India 1942-3 - 70 Inf Div
India 1943-4 - Special Force, 23 Bde
Burma 1944 - 60 & 88 Colms 23 LRP Bde (Chindits) 

To 60 & 88 Colms 10/43,
SA 10/44,
Disb 47

61 (North Midland) Fd Regt

TA

 

Stoke-on-Trent 1938 - 55 Div
UK 1939-44 - 59 (Staffordshire) Inf Div
NW Europe 1944 - 59 (Staffordshire) Inf Div, 2 Army Troops

To 61 S Hy Regt 12/44

64 (7th London) Fd Regt

TA

 

Fulham 1938 - London Div
UK 1939-42 - 1 (London) (56) Inf Div
Iraq & Mid East 1942-3 - 56 (London) Inf Div
Tunisia 1943 - 56 (London) Inf Div
Salerno 9/43 - 56 (London) Inf Div
Anzio 1/44 - 56 (London) Inf Div 
Italy 1943-5 - 56 (London) Inf Div 

264 Fd Regt

65 (8th London) Fd Regt

TA

 

Lee Green 1938 - Army Regt
France 1940 - 44 (Home Counties) Inf Div
UK 1939-42 - 44 (Home Counties) Inf Div 
N Africa 1942 - 44 (Home Counties) Inf Div
Alamein 10/42 - 44 Inf Div 
N Africa 1942-3 - 50 Inf Div
Tunisia & N Africa 1943 - 56 (London) Inf Div
Salerno 9/43 - 56 (London) Inf Div
Anzio 1/44 - 56 (London) Inf Div 
Italy 1943-5 - 56 (London) Inf Div

265 Fd Regt

67 (South Midland) Fd Regt

TA

 

Worcester 1938 - 48 Div
UK 1939-40 - 48 (S Midland) Inf Div
France 1940 - 1 Inf Div
UK 1940-3 - 1 Inf Div 
Tunisia & N Africa 1943 - 1 Inf Div
Anzio 1/44 - 1 Inf Div 
Italy 1944 - 1 Inf Div 
Mid East 1945 - 1 Inf Div

267 Fd Regt

68 (South Midland) Fd Regt

TA

 

Birmingham 1938 - 48 Div
France 1940 - 48 (S Midland) Inf Div
UK 1939-42 - 48 (S Midland) Inf Div
Persia, Iraq, Syria, Palestine - 1942-4 - 10 Army & 10 Indian Div
Italy 1944-5 - 10 Indian Div

268 Fd Regt

69 (West Riding) Fd Regt

TA

 

Leeds 1938 - 49 Div
UK 1939-40 49 (W Riding) Inf Div
Iceland 1940-2 - Alabaster Force
UK 1942-3 - 49 Inf Div
NW Europe 1944-5 - 49 (W Riding) Inf Div 

269 Fd Regt

70 (West Riding) Fd Regt

TA

 

Bradford 1938 - 49 Div
UK 1939-40 - 49 Div
France 1940 - 49 Inf Div
UK 1940-3 - 46 Inf Div, 139 Inf Bde Gp 
Tunisia 1943 - 46 Inf Div & Army Troops
Salerno 9/43 - 46 Inf Div 
Italy 1943-5 - 46 Inf Div 
Greece 1945 - 46 Inf Div 

270 Fd Regt

71 (West Riding) Fd Regt

TA

 

Sheffield 1938 - 49 Div
UK 1939-40 - 49 Div
France 1940 - 49 Inf Div
UK 1940-3 - 46 Inf Div  
Tunisia 1943 - 46 Inf Div & Army Troops
Salerno 9/43 - 46 Inf Div 
Italy 1943-5 - 46 Inf Div 
Greece 1945 - 46 Inf Div 

271 Fd Regt

72 (Northumbrian) Fd Regt

TA

 

Newcastle-on-Tyne 1938 - 50 Div
France 1940 - 50 (Northumbrian) Inf Div
UK 1939-41 - 50 (Northumbrian) Inf Div
Mid East 1941 - 50 (Northumbrian) Inf Div
N Africa 1941-2 - 150 Inf Bde Gp
Tobruk 6/42 - Lost

272 Fd Regt

74 (Northumbrian) Fd Regt

TA

 

South Shields 1938 - 50 Div
France 1940 - 50 (Northumbrian) Inf Div
UK 1939-41 - 50 (Northumbrian) Inf Div
Mid East 1941-2 - 50 (Northumbrian) Inf Div
N Africa 1942-3 - 50 (Northumbrian) Inf Div
Alamein 10/42  - 50 (Northumbrian) Inf Div 
Sicily 1943 - 50 (Northumbrian) Inf Div
UK 1943-4 - 50 (Northumbrian) Inf Div
NW Europe 1944 - 50 (Northumbrian) Inf Div 
NW Europe 1944-5 - 49 (West Riding) Div

274 Fd Regt

75 (Highland) Fd Regt

TA

 

Aberdeen 1938 51 Div
UK 1939-40 - 51 (Highland) Inf Div
France 1940 - 51 (Highland) Inf Div
UK 1940-1 - 31 Indep Bde Gp
UK 1943 - 47 (London) Inf Div
N Africa 1943 - 1 AGRA

To 75 Hy Regt 10/43

76 (Highland) Fd Regt

TA

SP regt 9/44

Dundee 1938 - 51 Div
UK 1939-40 - 51 (Highland) Div
France 1940 - 51 & 3 Inf Divs
UK 1940-4 - 3 Inf Div 
D-Day 6/44 - 3 Inf Div
NW Europe 1944-5 - 3 Inf Div

276 Fd Regt

77 (Highland) Fd Regt

TA

 

Greenock 1938 - 51 Div
UK 1939-40 - 51 (Highland) Div
France 1940 - 51 & 4 Inf Divs
UK 1940-2 - 4 Inf Div
Tunisia & N Africa 1943 - 4 Inf Div 
Italy 1943-4 - 4 Inf Div 
Greece 1944-5 - 4 Inf Div

277 Fd Regt

78 (Lowland) Fd Regt

TA

 

Edinburgh 1938 - 52 Div
France 1940 - 52 (Lowland) Inf Div
UK 1939-42 - 52 (Lowland) Inf Div
N Africa 1942-3 - GHQ/8 Army Troops
El Alamein 10/42 - 1 Armd Div
Sicily 1943 - 5 AGRA
Anzio 1/44 - 1 Inf Div
Italy 1943-4 - 8 Army Troops att 1 Inf Div 

To 178 Med Regt 4/44

79 (Lowland) Fd Regt

TA

 

Ayr 1938 - 52 Div
UK 1939-44 - 52 (Lowland) Inf Div
NW Europe 1944-5 - 157 Inf Bde Gp, 52 (Lowland) Inf Div

279 Fd Regt

80 (Lowland) Fd Regt

TA

 

Glasgow 1938 - 52 Div
UK 1940-4 - 52 (Lowland) Inf Div
NW Europe 1944-5 - 52 (Lowland) Inf Div 

280 Med Regt

81 (Welsh) Fd Regt

TA

 

Port Talbot 1938 - 53 Div
UK 1939-44 - 53 (Welsh) Inf Div
NW Europe 1944-5 - 53 (Welsh) Inf Div

281 Fd Regt

83 (Welsh) Fd Regt

TA

 

Newport 1938 - 53 Div
UK 1939-4 - 53 (Welsh) Inf Div
NW Europe 1944-5 - 53 (Welsh) Inf Div 

283 Fd Regt

85 (East Anglian) Fd Regt

TA

 

Stratford E.15 1938 - 54 Div
UK 1939-42 - 54 (E Anglian) Inf Div
Persia & Iraq 1942-3 - 5 Indian Inf Div & 21 Indian Corps

To 85 Mtn Regt 9/43

86 (Herts Yeo) Fd Regt

TA

To RA 1938
SP regt 5/44

Hertford 1938 - 54 Div
UK 1939-42 - 54 (E Anglian) Inf Div
UK 1942-3 - 42 Armd Div
D-Day 6/44 - att 50 (Northumbrian) Inf Div
NW Europe 1944-5 - Army Troops att 8 Armd Bde
NW Europe 1945 - Guards Armd Div & 5 AGRA

286 Fd Regt

87 (1st West Lancs) Fd Regt

TA

 

Liverpool 1938 - 55 Div
UK 1939-41 - 55 (W Lancashire) Inf Div
Iraq & Mid East 1942-5 - 10 Army Troops, 6 Indian Inf Div, 24 & 27 Indian Inf Bdes

287 Med Regt

88 (2nd West Lancs) Fd Regt

TA

 

Preston 1938 - 55 Div
France 1940 - 2 Corps Troops (Army Fd Regt)
UK 1940-1 - 12 Corps Troops (Army Fd Regt)
Malaya 1941-2 - 9 Indian Div

Lost 2/42,
288 LAA Regt

90 (City of London) Fd Regt

TA

SP regt 5/44

Bloomsbury 1938 - London Div
UK 1939-42 - 1 (London) (56) Inf Div
Mid East 1942-3 - 56 (London) Inf Div & 2 London Inf Bde
N Africa 1943 - 50 Inf Div
Sicily 1943 - 50 (Northumbrian) Inf Div
D-Day 6/44 - 50 (Northumbrian) Inf Div
NW Europe 1944 - 50 (Northumbrian) Inf Div 
NW Europe 1945 - 2 AGRA

290 Fd Regt

91 (4th London) Fd Regt

TA

 

Lewisham 1938 - London Div
France 1939-40 - 5 Inf Div
UK 1940-2 - 5 Inf Div
Madagascar 1942 - 13 Inf Bde Gp
India, Iraq, Persia, Syria 1942-3 - 5 Inf Div
Mid East 1943 - 5 Inf Div
Sicily 1943 - 5 Inf Div
Anzio 1/44 - 5 Inf Div 
Italy 1943-5 - 5 Inf Div  
NW Europe 1945 - 5 Inf Div 

291 AB Fd Regt

92 (5th London) Fd Regt

TA

 

Kennington 1938 - Army Regt
France 1939-40 - 5 Inf Div
UK 1940-2 - 5 Inf Div
India, Iraq, Persia, Syria 1942-3 - 5 Inf Div
Mid East 1943 - 5 Inf Div 
Sicily 1943 - 5 Inf Div
Anzio 1/44 - 5 Inf Div 
Italy 1943-5 - 5 Inf Div  
NW Europe 1945 - 5 Inf Div 

292 AB ATk Regt

94 (QO Dorset Yeo) Fd Regt

TA

To RA 1938
SP regt

Dorchester 1938 - 43 Div
UK 1939-44 - 43 (Wessex) Inf Div
NW Europe 1944-5 - 43 (Wessex) Inf Div 

294 Fd Regt

96 (R Devon Yeo) Fd Regt

TA

To RA 1938

Exeter 1938 - 43 Div
UK 1939-45 - 45 & 61 Inf Divs
India 1945
Burma 1945 - 81 West African & 25 Indian Divs

296 Fd Regt

97 (Kent Yeo) Fd Regt

TA

To RA 1938

Maidstone 1938 - Army Regt
France 1940 - 2 Corps Troops (Army Fd Regt)
UK 1940 - W Comd (Army Fd Regt) 
Iraq 1941-2 - 10 Indian Div (Army Fd Regt) 
North Africa 1942 - 10 Indian Div
Alamein 10/42 - 7 Armd Div
Mid East 1943-4 - 10 Indian Div 
Italy 1944 - 10 Indian Div 

297 LAA Regt

98 (Surrey & Sussex Yeo) Fd Regt

TA

To RA 1938
SP regt /43

Clapham Park 1938 - Army Regt
France 1940 - GHQ Troops (Army Fd Regt)
UK 1940-2 - S Comd (Army Fd Regt)
N Africa 1942-3 - 10 Armd Div, GHQ & 8 Army Troops
Alamein 10/42 - 10 Armd Div  
Sicily 1943 - att 50 (Northumbrian) Inf Div
Italy 1943-4 - 8 Army Troops att 1 Cdn Armd Bde, 78 Inf & 8 Indian Divs
Anzio 1/44 - 5 Inf Div  
NW Europe 1945 - 2 Army Troops att 1 Cdn Armd Bde

298 Fd Regt

99 (R Bucks Yeo) Fd Regt

TA

 

Aylesbury 1938 - Army Regt
UK 1939-40 48 (S Midland) Inf Div
France 1940 - 2 Inf Div
UK 1940-2 - 2 Inf Div
India 1942-4 - 2 Inf Div & 6 Inf Bde Gp
Burma 1942-3 - 6 Inf Bde Gp att 14 & 26 Indian Divs
Kohima 5/44 - 2 Inf Div
Burma 1944-5 - 2 Inf Div

299 Fd Regt

102 (Pembroke & Cardiganshire Yeo) Fd Regt

TA

To RA 1938

Haverford West 1938 - Army Regt
UK 1939-42 - 38 (Welsh) & 77 Inf Divs
Tunisia 1942-3 - 1 AGRA 
Italy 1943 - 2 AGRA 

To 102 Med Regt 10/43

104 (Essex Yeo) Fd Regt

TA

 

Chelmsford 1938 - Army Regt

To 104 RHA 1938

105 (Beds Yeo) Fd Regt

TA

 

Bedford 1938 - Army Regt
UK 1939 - 18 Inf Div 

To 52 Hy Regt 11/39

106 (Lancs Yeo) Fd Regt

TA

 

Liverpool 1938 - Army Regt

To 106 RHA 1938

107 (S Notts Hussars Yeo) Fd Regt

TA

 

Nottingham 1938 - Army Regt 

To 107 RHA 1938

109 Fd Regt

TA

Of  51 Fd Regt

UK 1939-40 -  66 Inf Div
UK 1940-5 - 55 (W Lancashire) Inf Div

309 Coast Regt

110 Fd Regt

TA

Of 52 Fd Regt

UK 1939-40 -  66 Inf Div
UK 1940-4 - 59 (Staffordshire) Inf Div
NW Europe 1944 - 59 (Staffordshire) Inf Div 
NW Europe 1944 - 2 Army Troops 

310 LAA Regt

111 Fd Regt

TA

Of 53 Fd Regt

UK 1939-40 -  66 Inf Div
UK 1940-1 - 42 (East Lancashire) Inf Div
N Africa 1942-3 - Army Troops att 8 Armd Bde
Alamein 10/42  - 50 (Northumbrian) Inf Div  
Sicily 1943 - 5 AGRA
Italy 1943-4 - att 8 Indian Div 
Yugoslavia 1944-5 - 2 Special Service Bde

Disb 47

112 (Wessex) Fd Regt

TA

Of  55 Fd Regt

UK 1939-44 - 43 (Wessex) Inf Div
NW Europe 1944-5 - 43 (Wessex) Inf Div 

312 Med Regt

113 Fd Regt

TA

Of  57 Fd Regt

UK 1939-40 - 12 (Eastern) Inf Div
UK 1940-2 - 1 (London) (56) Inf Div
Iraq & Mid East 1942-3 - 56 (London) Inf Div
Tunisia 1943 - 56 (London) Inf Div
Salerno 9/43 - 56 (London) Inf Div
Anzio 1/44 - 56 (London) Inf Div 
Italy 1943-5 - 56 (London) Inf Div 

313 HAA Regt

114 (Sussex) Fd Regt

TA

Of  58 Fd Regt
Jungle Fd Regt 7/43

UK 1939-42 - 12 (Eastern), 2 (47) (London) Inf Divs
Ceylon, India 1942-3 - 20 Indian Div
Burma 1943-5 - 20 Indian Div
Imphal 4/44 - 20 Indian Div
Vietnam 1945 - 20 Indian Div

Disb 47

115 (N Midland) Fd Regt

TA

Of 60 Fd Regt

France 1940 - GHQ Troops (Army Fd Regt)
UK 1940-2 - E Comd (Army Fd Regt)
Ceylon, India 1942-4 - 20 & 19 Indian Divs
Burma 1944-5 - 19 Indian Div

315 Med Regt

116 (N Midland) Fd Regt

TA

Of 61 Fd Regt

UK 1939-44 - 59 (Staffordshire) Inf Div
NW Europe 1944 - 59 (Staffordshire) Inf Div 
NW Europe 1944 - 2 Army Troops 

Disb 47

117 (London) Fd Regt

TA

Of 64 Fd Regt

UK 1939-45 - 2 (47) (London) (Res) Inf Div

Disb 47

118 (London) Fd Regt

TA

Of  65 Fd Regt

UK 1939-41 - 12 & 18 Inf Divs
India 1941-2 - 18 Inf Div
Malaya 1942 - 18 Inf Div

Lost 2/42, Disb 47

119 (S Midland) Fd Regt

TA

Of 67 Fd Regt

UK 1939-45 - 61 Inf Div

Disb 47

120 (S Midland) Fd Regt

TA

Of 68 Fd Regt

UK 1939-44 - 61 Inf Div
UK 1944-5 - 48 Inf (Res) Div

320 HAA Regt

121 (W Riding) Fd Regt

TA

Of  69 Fd Regt
SP regt 9/42

UK 1939-40 -46 Inf Div & 10 Corps Troops
Iraq & Mid East 1941-2 - 10 Army, 8 & 10 Indian Divs
Alamein 10/42 - 30 Corps Troops (23 Armd Bde Gp)
N Africa 1943 - 5 AGRA
Sicily 1943 - 5 AGRA 
Salerno 9/43 - 10 Corps Troops

To 121 Med Regt 1/44

122 (W Riding) Fd Regt

TA

Of  70 Fd Regt

UK 1939-41 - 46 Inf Div & War Office Reserve (Army Fd Regt)
Singapore 1941-2 - Corps Troops

Lost 2/42, Disb 47

123 (W Riding) Fd Regt

TA

Of  71 Fd Regt

UK 1939-2 - 46 Inf Div & N Comd (Army Fd Regt)
India 1942 - 32 Indian Div
India 1942-4 - 251 Indian Armd Bde, 44 Indian Armd Div

To 123 Para Fd Regt 1/45

124 (Northumbrian) Fd Regt

TA

Of  72 Fd Regt

UK 1939-40 - 23 (Northumbrian) Inf Div
Iraq & Mid East 1940-2 - 50 (Northumbrian) Inf Div
N Africa 1942-3 -69 Inf Bde Gp, 10 Armd & 50 Inf Divs
Alamein 10/42  - 50 (Northumbrian) Inf Div 
Sicily 1943 - 50 (Northumbrian) Inf Div
Italy 1943-4 - 50 (Northumberland) Inf Div
NW Europe 1944 - 50 (Northumbrian) Inf Div
UK 1945 - 55 Inf Div

324 HAA Regt

125 (Northumbrian) Fd Regt

TA

Of   74 Fd Regt

UK 1939-40 - 23 (Northumbrian) Inf Div

To 125 ATk Regt 7/40

126 (Highland) Fd Regt

TA

Of  75 Fd Regt

UK 1939-40 - 9 (Highland) Inf Div
UK 1940-2 - 51 (Highland) Inf Div
N Africa 1942-3 - 51 (Highland) Inf Div 
Alamein 10/42  - 51 (Highland) Inf Div 
Sicily 1943 - 51 (Highland) Inf Div
UK 1943-4 - 51 (Highland) Inf Div
NW Europe 1944-5 - 51 (Highland) Inf Div 

Disb 47

127 (Highland) Fd Regt

TA

Of  76 Fd Regt

UK 1939-40 - 9 (Highland) Inf Div
UK 1940-2 - 51 (Highland) Inf Div
N Africa 1942-3 - 51 (Highland) Inf Div 
Alamein 10/42  - 51 (Highland) Inf Div 
Sicily 1943 - 51 (Highland) Inf Div
UK 1943-4 - 51 (Highland) Inf Div
NW Europe 1944-5 - 51 (Highland) Inf Div 

Disb 47

128 (Highland) Fd Regt

TA

Of  77 Fd Regt

UK 1939-40 - 9 (Highland) Inf Div
UK 1940-2 - 51 (Highland) Inf Div
N Africa 1942-3 - 51 (Highland) Inf Div 
Alamein 10/42  - 51 (Highland) Inf Div 
Sicily 1943 - 51 (Highland) Inf Div
UK 1943-4 - 51 (Highland) Inf Div
NW Europe 1944-5 - 51 (Highland) Inf Div 

328 Med Regt

129 (Lowland) Fd Regt

TA

Of  78 Fd Regt
Jungle Fd Regt /43

UK 1939-42 - 15 (Scottish) Inf Div
India 1942-5 - 14 & 17 Indian Inf Divs
Burma 1942 - 14 Indian Div
Burma 1943-5 - 17 Indian Div

Disb 47

130 (Lowland) Fd Regt

TA

Of  79 Fd Regt
Assault Fd Regt 8/43

UK 1939-42 - 15 (Scottish) Inf Div
India 1942-3 - 14 & 36 (Indian) Inf Div
Burma 1944-5 - 36 Inf Div

330 Med Regt

131 (Lowland) Fd Regt

TA

Of  80 Fd Regt

UK 1939-44 - 15 (Scottish) Inf Div
NW Europe 1944-5 - 15 (Scottish) Inf Div 

Disb 47

132 (Welsh) Fd Regt

TA

Of  81 Fd Regt

UK 1939-42 - 38 (Welsh) & 78 Inf Divs
Tunisia 1942-3 - 78 Inf Div 
Sicily 1943 - 78 Inf Div 
Italy 1943-4 - 78 Inf Div 

Disb 47

133 (Welsh) Fd Regt

TA

Of  83 Fd Regt

UK 1939-44 - 53 (Welsh) Inf Div
NW Europe 1944-5 - 53 (Welsh) Inf Div

Disb 47

134 (E Anglian) Fd Regt

TA

Of  85 Fd Regt
Jungle Fd Regt 10/43

UK 1939-42 - 54 (E Anglian) Inf Div
India 1942-4 - 19 Indian Div

To 134 Med Regt 10/44

135 (Herts Yeo) Fd Regt

TA

Of  86 Fd Regt
To RA 1939

UK 1939-41 - 18 Inf Div
India 1941-2 - 18 Inf Div
Malaya 1942 - 18 Inf & 11 Indian Div

Lost 2/42, Disb 47

136 (W Lancs) Fd Regt

TA

Of  87 Fd Regt

UK 1939-42 - 55 (W Lancashire) Inf Div
India 1942
India 1943-4 - 7 Indian Div
Burma 1944-5 - 5 & 7 Indian Divs
Thailand 1945 - 7 Indian Div

336 Med Regt

137 (W Lancs) Fd Regt

TA

Of  88 Fd Regt

UK 1940 - S Comd (School of Arty Army Fd Regt)
Malaya 1941-2 - Command Troops

Lost 2/42,
337 HAA Regt

138 (London) Fd Regt

TA

Of  90 Fd Regt

UK 1939-2 - 2 (47) (London) & 78 Inf Divs
Tunisia 1942-3 - 78 Inf Div 
Sicily 1943 - 78 Inf Div
Italy 1943-5 - 78 Inf Div

Disb 47

139 (London) Fd Regt

TA

Of  91 Fd Regt
Jungle Fd Regt 7/43

France 1940 - GHQ Troops (Army Fd Regt)
UK 1940-2 - 3 Corps Troops (Army Fd Regt)
India 1942-4 - 7 Indian Div
Burma 1943-5 - 7 Indian Div

Disb 47

140 (London) Fd Regt

TA

Of   92 Fd Regt

France 1940 - 1 Corps Troops (Army Fd Regt)
UK 1940-2 - S Comd (Army Fd Regt) 
Tunisia 192-43 - 5 & 9 Corps, 2 AGRA & French Div
Salerno 9/43

To 140 Med Regt 9/43

141 (QO Dorset Yeo) Fd Regt

TA

Of  94 Fd Regt
To RA 1939

UK 1939-42 - 43 (Wessex) Inf Div
UK 1942-4 - 9 Armd Div
UK 1944-5 - 55 Inf Div
UK 1945 - 61 Inf Div

341 Med Regt

142 (R Devon Yeo) Fd Regt

TA

Of  96 Fd Regt
To RA 1939
SP regt 11/43

UK 1939-41 - 45 Inf Div
UK 1942-3 - 79 Armd Div
N Africa 1943 - Army Troops
Sicily 7/43 - 1 Cdn Div
Salerno 9/43 - Army Troops att 10 Corps Troops
Italy 1944-5 - Army Troops att 56, 4, 1 Cdn & 2 NZ Inf Divs,  25 Tk Bde

342 Fd Regt

143 (Kent) Fd Regt

TA

Of  97 Fd Regt

UK 1940
Iceland 1940-2 - Alabaster Force
UK 1942-4 - 49 (West Riding) Inf Div
NW Europe 1944-5 - 49 (West Riding) Inf Div
NW Europe 1945 - 1 Cdn Corps

Disb 47

144 (Surrey & Sussex Yeo) Fd Regt

TA

Of  98 Fd Regt
To RA 1939

UK 1940
East & N Africa 1940-2 - 5, 4 Indian & 1 Armd Divs
Tobruk 1941 - 9 Aust & 70 Inf Divs
Iraq 1942 - 3 Indian Motor Bde
Mid East 1942-5 - 31 Indian Armd Div

344 LAA/SL Regt

145 (Berks Yeo) Fd Regt

TA

Of  99 Fd Regt
To RA 1939

UK 1939-45 - 61 Inf Div
India 1945 - 39 Indian & 36 Inf Div
Java 1945 - 26 Indian Div

345 Med Regt

146 (Pembrokeshire Yeo) Fd Regt

TA

Of  102 Fd Regt
To RA 1939

UK 1939-42 - 38 (Welsh) Inf Div
N Africa 1942-3 - 7 & 8 Armd Divs
El Alamein 10/42 - 8 Armd Div att 30 Corps
Salerno 9/43 - 10 Corps Troops 
Italy 1943 - 7 Armd Div

To 146 Med Regt 11/43

147 (Essex Yeo) Fd Regt

TA

Fm 147 Fd Regt RHA 6/40
SP regt 5/44

UK 1940 - 11 Corps Troops (Army Fd Regt)
UK 1941-3 - 42 Inf/Armd Divs
D-Day   6/44 - att 50 Inf Div
Normandy 1944 - Army Troops att 8 Armd Bde
NW Europe 1944-5 - 2 Army Troops 

Disb 47

148 (Beds Yeo) Fd Regt

TA

Of  105 Fd Regt

UK 1939-41 - 18 Inf Div
India 1941-2 - 18 Inf Div
Malaya 1942 - 18 Inf Div

Lost 2/42, Disb 47

149 Fd Regt

TA

Fm 149 Fd Regt RHA 6/40

UK 1940-2 - War Office Reserve (Army Fd Regt)
Egypt 1942 - 10 Indian Motorised Bde Gp

To 149 ATk Regt 7/42

150 Fd Regt

TA

Fm 150 Fd Regt RHA 6/40

UK 1940-2 - N Ireland Comd (Army Fd Regt & 148 Ind Bde Gp)
UK 1942-3 - 79 Armd Div
UK 1943 - GHQ Reserve
Normandy 1944 - 2 Army Troops
NW Europe 1944-5 - 4 AGRA 

350 Hy Regt

151 Fd Regt

TA

Fm Ayrshire Yeo 2/40

UK 1940-2 - Scottish Comd (Army Fd Regt) & 46 Inf Div
UK 1942-4 - 11 Armd Div 
NW Europe 1944-5 - 11 Armd Div 

RAC

152 Fd Regt

TA

Fm Ayrshire Yeo 2/40

UK 1940-2 - Scottish Comd (Army Fd Regt) & 6 Armd Div
Tunisia 1942-3 - 6 Armd Div 
Italy 1943-5 - 6 Armd Div & 8 Indian Div 

RAC

153 Fd Regt

TA

Fm Leics Yeo 2/40
SP regt 8/44

UK 1940 - Scottish Comd & 1 Corps Troops (Army Fd Regt)
UK 1941-4 - Gds Armd Div
NW Europe 1944-5 - Gds Armd Div 

RAC

154 Fd Regt

TA

Fm Leics Yeo 2/40

UK 1940-2 - 4 Corps Troops (Army Fd Regt)
N Africa 1942-3 - Army Troops
Alamein 10/42  - 50 (Northumbrian) Inf Div
Mid East 1943-4 - 10 Indian Div
Italy 1944-5 - 10 Indian & 78 Inf Divs  
Austria 1945 - 78 Inf Div

RAC

155 Fd Regt

TA

Fm Lanarks Yeo 2/40

India 1941 - 9 Indian Inf Div
Malaya 1941-2 - 11 Indian Div

Lost 2/42, RAC

156 Fd Regt

TA

Fm Lanarks Yeo 2/40

UK 1940-2
Iraq, Persia, Syria 1942-3 - 3 Corps Tps, 21 Indian Inf Bde & 5 Inf Div
Sicily 1943 - 5 Inf Div
Anzio 1/44 - 5 Inf Div 
Italy 1943-5 - 5 Inf Div
NW Europe 1945 - 5 Inf Div

RAC

157 Fd Regt

WF

F India 12/40

Iraq, Persia 1941-2 - 10 Indian Div
Western Desert 1942

Lost 8/42, Disb 8/42

158 Fd Regt

WF

F India 12/40,
Jungle Fd Regt 10/42

India 1941-4
Imphal 4/44 - 23 Indian Div
Burma 1944-5 - 23 Indian Div
India 1945 - 36 Inf Div

Disb 47

159 Fd Regt

WF

F India 4/41

Iraq, Persia 1941-4 - 6 Indian Div
India 1944 - 26 Indian Inf Bde Gp

To 159 Para Lt Regt 1/45

160 Fd Regt

WF

Fm A Bty 155 Fd Regt India 7/41
Jungle Fd Regt 10/43

India 1941-3 - 14 & 26 Indian Divs
Burma 1943 - 14 Indian Div
DD Bty, Chindits, Burma 1944 - Spec duties
Burma 1944-5 - 26 Indian Div

91 Fd Regt

161 Fd Regt

WF

F Quetta 9/41

 

Disbanded 3/42, absorbed by 160 Fd Regt

162 Fd Regt

WF

F India 5/42

Ceylon 1942-3 - 21 East African Bde Gp (34 Indian Inf Div)

To 303 (East African) Fd Regt 5/43

163 Fd Regt

WF

F 6/42

UK 1942-3

Disb 8/43

164 Fd Regt

WF

F Iraq 5/42 X Fd Regt
164 Fd Regt 6/42

Egypt 1942 - 25 Indian Inf Bde, 10 Indian Div

Disb 8/42

165 Fd Regt

WF

F Persia 5/42 Y Fd Regt
165 Fd Regt 6/42

Mid East & N Africa 1942-3 - 8 Ind Div, 26 Indian Inf Bde Gp & 231 Inf Bde Gp
Sicily 1943 - 231 Inf Bde Gp & 78 Inf Div
Italy 1943-4 - 13 Corps att 4 Inf Div 
Italy 1944 - Army Troops

Disb 12/44

166 Fd Regt

 

Newfoundland

 

 

167 Fd Regt

WF

F 3/42

UK 1942-3 - 76 (Res) Inf Div

Disb 2/43

168 Fd Regt

WF

 

UK 1942-3 - 54 Inf Div
UK 1943 - 47 Inf Div

To 168 Med Regt 12/43

169 Fd Regt

WF

F 12/41

UK 1942-3

Disb 2/43

170 Fd Regt

WF

F 12/41

UK 1942-4 - 54 & 55 Inf Divs

Disb 3/44

171 Fd Regt

WF

Fm 2 Def Regt 1/42, Fm 171 Hy Regt 5/45

UK 1942-4 - 45 Inf Div
UK 1945 - 47 Inf (Res) Div

To 171 Hy Regt 2/45, Disb 1/46

172 Fd Regt

WF

Fm 3 Def Regt 1/42

UK 1942 - 46 Inf Div
Tunisia 1943 - 46 Inf Div
Salerno 9/43 - 46 Inf Div
Italy 1943-5 - 46 Inf Div

Disb 11/45

173 Fd Regt

WF

Fm 7 Def Regt 1/42

UK 1942-5 - 48, 76 & 47 (Res) Inf Divs

Disb 1/45

174 Fd Regt

WF

Fm 8 Def Regt 1/42

UK 1942-3 - 55 Inf Div
NW Europe 1944-5 - Army Troops

Disb 3/45

175 Fd Regt

WF

Fm 10 Def Regt 1/42

UK 1942-5 - 77 (Res) & 45 Inf Divs

Disb 4/46

176 Fd Regt

WF

Fm 11 Def Regt 1/42

UK 1942-5 - 77 (Res) & 45 Inf Divs

Disb 3/46

177 Fd Regt

WF

Fm 14 Def Regt 1/42

UK 1942-3 - 33 Ind Inf Bde Gp

Disb 3/44 to 25 Fd Regt

178 Fd Regt

WF

F 1/42
Assault Fd Regt 8/43

UK 1942-3 - 49 Inf Div & WO Control
India 1943 - 36 (Indian) Inf Div
Burma 1944-5 - 36 Inf Div
India 1945 - 23 Indian Div
Java 1945-6 - 23 Indian Div

Disb 3/46

179 Fd Regt

WF

Fm 11 Worcs 3/42

UK 1942-4 - 43 (Wessex) Inf Div
NW Europe 1944-5 - 43 (Wessex) Inf Div

Disb 3/46

180 Fd Regt

WF

Fm 8 N Staffs 3/42

UK 1942-4 - 48 Inf (Res) Div

Disb 8/44

181 Fd Regt

WF

Fm 6 KOSLI 3/42

UK 1942-4 - 15 (Scottish) Inf Div
NW Europe 1944-5 - 15 (Scottish) Inf Div

Disb 6/46

182 Fd Regt

WF

Fm 12 Warwicks 2/42

UK 1943-4 - 38 (Res) Inf Div

Disb 12/44

183 Fd Regt

WF

Fm 10 S Staffs 3/42

UK 1942-3 - 38 (Res) Inf Div
N Africa 1943 - 2 AGRA
Salerno 9/43
Italy 1943 - 2 AGRA

To 61 Hy Regt 11/43

184 Fd Regt

WF

Fm 12 Kings 3/42

UK 1942-3

To 55 Hy Regt 3/43

185 Fd Regt

WF

F 12/42

UK 1942-4 - 49 Inf Div
NW Europe 1944 - 49 (West Riding) Inf Div

Disb 1/45

186 Fd Regt

WF

F 12/42

UK 1942-4 - 52 (Lowland) Inf Div
NW Europe 1944-5 - 52 (Lowland) Inf Div

Disb 11/45

187 Fd Regt

WF

F 12/42

UK 1943 - 47 Inf Div

Disb 6/43

188 Fd Regt

WF

F 12/42

UK 1942-3 - 38 Inf Div
UK 1943 - GHQ Reserve 

Disb 1/44

189 Fd Regt

WF

F 12/42

 

Disb 1/43

190 Fd Regt

WF

F 12/42

UK 1943-4 - 38 & 15 Inf Divs
NW Europe 1944-5 - 15 (Scottish) Inf Div

Disb 10/45

191 Fd Regt

WF

F 12/42

UK 1943 - 42 Armd Div
UK 1943-4 2 Cdn AGRA
NW Europe 1944 - 3 Cdn Inf Div, 2 & 3 Cdn Corps Troops, 154 Inf Bde, 2 AGRA, 50 Inf Div

Disb 1/45

192 Fd Regt

WF

F 12/42

UK 1943 - 55 Inf Div

Disb 3/44

193 Fd Regt

WF

F 12/42

UK 1943 - 38 Inf Div

Disb 1/44

194 Fd Regt

WF

F 12/42

UK 1943 - Scottish Comd

Disb 1/44

195 Fd Regt

WF

F 1/43

UK 1943-5 - 80 & 38 (Res) Inf Divs

Disb 1/46

199 Fd Regt

WF

F 7/43

UK 1943 - 80 (Res) Inf Div

Disb 11/43

200 Fd Regt

WF

F 12/44
1/45 A Jewish Fd Regt

Italy 1945 - Jewish Inf Bde

Disb 5/46

202 Fd Regt

WF

F 5/45

UK

Disb 10/45

203 Fd Regt

WF

F 5/45

UK

Disb 10/45

205 Fd Regt

WF

F 5/45

UK

Disb 10/45

208 Fd Regt

WF

Fm 88 Med Regt 4/45
SP regt

India 1945 - 23 Indian Div
ALFSEA 1945 - 34 Corps Troops & 16 AGRA

72 Fd Regt

Regular field batteries were individually numbered between 1 and 121, and regiments did not have consecutive battery numbers.  TA batteries had numbers in the series 201 - 430 and in 1938 almost all regiments had consecutively numbered batteries.  War formed batteries used unused TA numbers (from regiments converted to anti-tank) then new numbers from 431 onwards.  When 4  6 gun field brigades became 2  12 gun field regiments in 1938, regular batteries were amalgamated in pairs in their regiment and given the joint 'number', eg '14/66'.   With the change in 1941 to 3  8 gun regiments one of these 'double numbers' was uncoupled and assigned to the third battery.  The change from 4  6 to 2  12 gun batteries overlapped the doubling of the TA so the new regiments used two of the battery numbers, sometimes consecutive, from their 'parent'.  New numbers were assigned to TA and WF units for their third batteries when these were created in 1941,  using numbers from the 400 series reaching into the 600s.  However, three regular field regiments (8, 15 & 21) had lettered batteries and a few TA and WF regiments (apart from HAC) initially had lettered batteries, these were changed to numbers in the 500 series, including one of the regular regiments.

MEDIUM REGIMENTS RA

Regiment

Type

Origin/Change

 Where - When - With

Disposal

1 Med Regt

Reg

 

Portsmouth 1938
France 1940 - GHQ Troops
UK 1940-2 - 10 Corps Troops
India 1942-3 - 33 Indian Corps Troops
Burma 1944-5 - 15 Indian Corps, 14 Army & 33 Indian Corps Troops

51 Coast Regt

2 Med Regt

Reg

 

Longmoor 1938
France 1940 - GHQ Troops
UK 1940-2 - 2 Corps Troops 
N Africa 1943 - 6 AGRA
Sicily 1943 - 6 AGRA
Italy 1944 - 4 Inf Div & 6 AGRA
Italy 1944-5 - 10 AGRA 

39 Med Regt

3 Med Regt

Reg

 

Larkhill 1938
France 1940 - 1 Corps Troops
UK 1940-2 - 1 Corps Troops
Mid East 1943-4 - GHQ, 9 Army & 3 Corps Troops
Italy 1944-5 - 8 Army Troops, 1 Cdn AGRA
NW Europe 1945 - 1 Cdn Corps Troops 

15 Med Regt

4 Med Regt

Reg

 

Brockhurst 1938
France 1940 - GHQ Troops
UK 1940-2 - Southern Comd  
Tunisia & N Africa 1943 - 5 Corps Troops & 1 AGRA 
Italy 1943-5 - Army Troops att 1 AGRA, 1 Cdn Corps & 2 Polish Corps

58 Med Regt

5 Med Regt

Reg

 

Shoeburyness 1938
France 1940 - 1 Corps Troops
UK 1940-2 - Eastern Comd
N Africa 1943 - 5 Corps Troops & 2 AGRA 
Italy 1943-5 - Army Troops att 46 Inf Div, 1 & 2 AGRA, 2 Polish Corps, 2 NZ Div

Disb 9/46

6 Med Regt

Reg

 

Delhi, India 1939-40
Iraq 1941 - 10 Indian Div (bty)
India 1940-3 23 Indian Div & 15 Indian Corps
Burma 1943-5 - 15 Indian Corps Troops
ALFSEA 1945 - 34 Corps Troops, 59 AGRA

18 Med Regt

7 Med Regt

Reg

 

India 1938
N Africa 1939-43 - W Desert Force (13 Corps Troops), GHQ, 5 AGRA
Greece 1941 - ANZAC Corps Troops
Crete 1941 - 14 Bde
Alamein 10/42 - 30 Corps Troops
Sicily 1943 - 5 AGRA, 1 Cdn Div
D-Day 6/44 - att 50 Inf Div 
Normandy 1944 - 5 AGRA
NW Europe 1944-5 - 5 AGRA

32 Med Regt

8 Med Regt

WF

F India 10/41

India 1942-3
Burma 1943-5 - 4 & 33 Indian Corps Troops

Disb 2/46

9 Med Regt

WF

Fm 8 Buffs 12/42

UK 1943-4
Normandy 1944 - 2 Army Troops
NW Europe 1944-5 - 9 AGRA

Disb 10/45

10 Med Regt

WF

Fm 16 R Fus 12/42

UK 1943-4
Normandy 1944 - 2 Army Troops
NW Europe 1944-5 - 9 AGRA

Disb 4/46

11 Med Regt

WF

Fm 9 Essex 12/42

UK 1943-4
Normandy 1944 - 2 Army Troops
NW Europe 1944-5 - 9 AGRA

Disb 1/46

12 Med Regt

WF

 

UK 1942-5 - Scottish Comd 

Disb 3/46

13 Med Regt

WF

F 1/43

UK 1943-4 - South East Comd
Normandy 1944 - 2 Army Troops
NW Europe 1944-5 - 9 AGRA

 

14 Med Regt

WF

Fm 8 Beds & Herts 12/42

UK 1942-4 - Northern Ireland Comd

Disb 4/46

15 Med Regt

TA

F 1/43

UK 1943-4
Normandy 1944 - 2 Army Troops
NW Europe 1944 - 9 AGRA

Disb 1/45

16 Med Regt

TA

F 1/43

UK 1943-4

Disb 3/44

17 Med Regt

Reg

Fm 12 Fd Regt 2/44

N Africa 1944 - GHQ Troops
Italy 1944-5 - 10 AGRA, 2 Polish Corps
Italy 1945 - 7 AGRA

Disb 5/46

18 Med Regt

TA

Fm 18 Def Regt 11/43

N Africa 1944 - GHQ Troops
Italy 1944-5 - 10 AGRA

Disb 3/45

26 Med Regt

Reg

Fm 26 Def Regt (originally 26 ATk Regt) & 19 Med Bty 1/44

Mid East - 1944 - 9 Army & 3 Corps
Italy 1944 - 8 Army Troops att 2 Polish Corps

 

51 (Midland) Med Regt

TA

 

Stoke-on-Trent 1938
France 1940 - 3 Corps Troops
UK 1940-2 - Western Comd
N Africa 1942-3 - 8 Army Troops
N Africa 1943 - 5 AGRA
Sicily 1943 - 5 AGRA 
Italy 1943 - 1 AGRA
Italy 1944 - Army Troops att 56 (London) Inf Div & 1 Cdn AGRA
Mid East 1944 - 3 Corps
NW Europe 1945 - 9 AGRA 

351 Med Regt

53 (London) Med Regt

TA

 

Barnsbury 1938
France 1940 - 2 Corps Troops
UK 1940-4 - 1 Corps, 4 AGRA
D-Day 6/44
NW Europe 1944-5 - 4 AGRA 

353 HAA Regt

56 (Highland) Med Regt

TA

 

Aberdeen 1938
France 1940 - 3 Corps Troops
UK 1940-5 - Eastern Comd, 76  & 47 (Res) Inf Divs

356 Med Regt

57 (Lowland) Med Regt

TA

 

Leith 1938

To 51 Hy Regt 9/39

58 (Suffolk) Med Regt

TA

 

Ipswich 1938
France 1940 - GHQ Troops
UK 1940-2 - Southern Comd, 1 AGRA
N Africa 1943 - 1 AGRA 
Italy 1943-5 - 1 AGRA 

358 Med Regt

59 (4th West Lancs) Med Regt

TA

 

Liverpool 1938
France 1940 - 2 Corps Troops
UK 1940-4 - Eastern Comd, 3 AGRA 
NW Europe 1944-5 - 3 AGRA 

359 Med Regt

61 (Carnavon & Denbigh Yeo) Med Regt

TA

To RA 1938

Colwyn Bay 1938
France 1940 - GHQ Troops
UK 1940-3 - Scottish Comd
UK 1943-4 - Northern Comd, 8 AGRA 
NW Europe 1944-5 - 8 AGRA

361 Med Regt

62 (Scottish) Med Regt

TA

Fm 504 Coast Regt

Broughty Ferry 1938

362 Med Regt

63 (Midland) Med Regt

TA

Of 51 Med Regt

France 1940 - GHQ Troops
UK 1940-4 - Southern Comd, 8 AGRA
NW Europe 1944-5 - 8 AGRA 

Disb 47

64 (London) Med Regt

TA

Of 53 Med Regt

N Africa 1940-1 - W Desert Force (13 Corps Troops)
Greece 1941 - ANZAC Corps Troops
Crete & Eritrea 1941
Syria 1941 - 1 Aust Corps Troops
N Africa 1942-3 -GHQ Troops, 8 Army Troops, 2 NZ Div
Alamein 10/42 - 30 Corps Troops
Sicily 1943 - 5 AGRA, att 51 (Highland) Inf Div 
D-Day 6/44
NW Europe 1944-5 - 5 AGRA 

Disb 47

65 (Highland) Med Regt

TA

Of 56 Med Regt

France 1940 - GHQ Troops
UK 1940-4 - Northern Comd 
D-Day 6/44
NW Europe 1944-5 - 4 AGRA 

Disb 47

66 (Lowland) Med Regt

TA

Of 57 Med Regt

UK 1940-2 - 5 Corps Troops
N Africa 1943 - 6 AGRA
Sicily 1943 - 6 AGRA, att 50 (Northumbrian) Inf Div 
Italy 1943 - 6 AGRA, att 2 NZ Div 
Italy 1944 - 6 AGRA , att 78 Inf Div

Disb 47

67 (Suffolk) Med Regt

TA

Of 58 Med Regt
Reformed 2/43

UK 1940 - 4 Corps Troops
Western Desert 1941-2 - GHQ Troops
N Africa 1942 - 8 Army Troops
Tobruk 6/42 - Lost
UK 1943-4
NW Europe 1944-5 - 3 AGRA 

Lost 9/42
Disb 47

68 (W Lancs) Med Regt

TA

Of 59 Med Regt
Reformed ?/43

Crete 1941 (1 bty)
East Africa 1941 - Corps Troops
N Africa 1941 - Assorted comds
N Africa 1941-2 - 5 Indian Div
Tobruk 6/42 - Lost
UK 1943-4
NW Europe 1944-5 - 4 & 8 AGRA

Lost 9/42
368 Med Regt

69 (Carnavon & Denbigh Yeo) Med Regt

TA

To RA 1939

France 1940 - GHQ Troops
UK 1940-2 - Eastern Comd 
Alamein 10/42 - 30 Corps Troops 
N Africa 1942-3 - 5 AGRA
Sicily 1943 - 5 AGRA 
Salerno 9/43 - att 56 Inf Div
Anzio 1/44 - 56 (London) Inf Div
Italy 1944 - 2 AGRA
NW Europe 1944-5 - 5 AGRA 

Disb 47

70 Med Regt

WF

F 1/40

UK 1940-3 - 2 Corps Troops
Sicily 1943 - Army Troops, att 51 (Highland) Inf Div, 1 Cdn Inf Div, 5 AGRA 
Italy 1943-5 - 1 AGRA 

Disb 12/45

71 Med Regt

WF

F 1/40

UK 1940 - Scottish Comd 

Disb 2/45

72 Med Regt

WF

F 1/40

UK 1940-4 - 11 Corps Troops, 3 AGRA
NW Europe 1944-5 -3 & 8 AGRAs

Disb 2/46

73 Med Regt

WF

F 4/40
Fm 95 ATk Regt 4/44

UK 1940-1 - 3 Corps Troops
Mid East 1944 - 10 Armd Div & 3 Corps
Italy 1944-5 - Army Troops

To 95 ATk Regt 11/41, Disb 9/45

74 Med Regt

WF

F 1/40

UK 1940-2 - 12 Corps Troops
Tunisia 1943 - 1 Army Troops & 2 AGRA 
Italy 1943-5 - 2 AGRA att 2 NZ Div

Disb 12/45

75 Med Regt

TA

Fm Shrop Yeo 2/40

UK 1940-2 - 3 Corps Troops
N Africa 1943 - 6 AGRA
Sicily 1943 - Army Troops  & 6 AGRA
Italy 1944 - 4 Inf Div
Italy 1944 - 2 & 6 AGRA
Italy 1944-5 - 10 AGRA 

RAC

76 Med Regt

TA

Fm Shrop Yeo 2/40

UK 1940-2 - Western Comd
Mid East 1942-3 - GHQ & 9 Army Troops
Italy 1944-5 - 6 AGRA, 8 & 5 (US) Army Troops

RAC

77 Med Regt

TA

Fm DLOY 2/40

UK 1940-4 - Northern Ireland Comd
NW Europe 1944-5 - 8 AGRA & 11 Armd Div

RAC

78 Med Regt

TA

Fm DLOY 2/40

UK 1940-2 - Western Comd
N Africa 1943 - 6 AGRA
Sicily 1943 - 6 AGRA 
Italy 1944 - 6 AGRA, att 4 Inf & 78 Inf Div 

RAC

79 Med Regt

TA

Fm Scottish Horse 2/40

UK 1940-4 - Scottish Comd, 4 AGRA
D-Day 6/44
NW Europe 1944-5 - 4 AGRA 

RAC

80 Med Regt

TA

Fm Scottish Horse 2/40

UK 1940-2 - Northern Comd 
N Africa 1943 - 6 AGRA
Sicily 1943 - 6 AGRA
Italy 1943 - 1 AGRA
Italy 1943 - 2 NZ Div
Anzio 1/44 - 1 Inf Div
Italy 1944 - 1 Inf Div
Italy 1944-5 - 10 AGRA 

RAC

84 Med Regt

TA

Fm 58 Fd Regt 12/43

NW Europe 1944-5 - 5 AGRA

258 HAA Regt

85 Med Regt

TA

Fm 53 (City of London) HAA Regt India 8/44

India 1944-5
ALFSEA 1945 - 34 Indian Corps, 59 AGRA

453 HAA Regt

86 Med Regt

TA

Fm 56 (Cornwall) HAA Regt India 8/44

India 1944-5
ALFSEA 1945 - 34 Indian Corps, 59 AGRA

456 HAA Regt

87 Med Regt

WF

Fm 63 & 70 HAA Regts India 8/44

Burma 1945 - 4 Corps

Disb 47

88 Med Regt

WF

F India 11/44
Fm 455 Indep Lt Bty

India 1944-5

To 208 Fd Regt 4/45

102 Med Regt

TA

Fm 102 Fd Regt 9/43

Anzio 1/44 - 5 Inf Div 
Italy 1943-4 -Army Troops & 2 AGRA, att 5 Inf Div, Polish Corps
Italy 1944-5 - 10 AGRA

302 Fd Regt

107 Med Regt

TA

Fm 107 RHA 3/44

NW Europe 1944-5 - 9 AGRA

 

111 Med Regt

 

 

Italy 1943-4 - Army Troops

 

121 Med Regt

TA

Fm 121 Fd Regt 1/44

NW Europe 1944-5 - 5 AGRA

321 HAA Regt

134 (E Anglian) Med Regt

TA

Fm 134 Jungle Fd Regt 10/44

Burma 1945 - Army Troops att 33 Indian Corps

Disb 47

140 Med Regt

TA

Fm 140 Fd Regt 9/43

Italy 1944 - Army Troops att 2 Polish Corps, 2 & 10 AGRA

Disb 47

146 Med Regt

TA

Fm 146 Fd Regt 11/43

Italy 1944 - 10 Corps Troops
Normandy 1944 - 2 Army Troops
NW Europe 1944-5 - 8 & 9 AGRA

Disb 47

168 Med Regt

WF

Fm 168 Fd Regt 12/43

UK 1943-5
UK 1945 - 48 Inf (Res) Div

To 168 Lt Regt 6/45

178 Med Regt

TA

Fm 78 Fd Regt 5/44

Italy 1944-5 - Army Troops att 7 & 10 AGRA, 10 (US) Mtn Div

278 Fd Regt

Regular medium batteries were individually numbered between 1 and 28, regiments did not have a consecutive series of battery numbers.   TA batteries had numbers between 160 and 244, and almost all regiments had consecutively numbered batteries.  War formed batteries, including those converted from yeomanry, used numbers from 246 onwards.  When 4  6 gun medium brigades became 2 8 gun medium regiments in 1938, regular batteries were amalgamated in pairs in their regiment and given the joint 'number', eg '5/22'.    The change from 4  6 to 2  8 gun batteries overlapped the doubling of the TA so the new regiments used two of the battery numbers from their 'parent'.  

HEAVY REGIMENTS RA

Regiment

Type

Origin/Change

 Where - When - With

Disposal

1 Hy Regt

Reg

 Reformed 12/42

Plymouth 1938
France 1940 - GHQ Troops
UK 1942-4 - South East Comd
Normandy 1944 - 2 Cdn AGRA
NW Europe 1944-5 - 2 Cdn AGRA

Disb 6/40
27 Hy Regt

32 Hy Regt

Reg

Fm 32 Fd Regt 9/43

Mid East 1943-4 - Army Troops
Italy 1944-5 - 1 Cdn AGRA
NW Europe 1945 - 2 Army Troops

To 32 Fd Regt 5/45

51 (Lowland) Hy Regt

TA

Fm 57 Med Regt 9/39

France 1940 - GHQ Troops
UK 1940 - Western Comd 
UK 1942-4 - 1 Corps Troops
Normandy 1944 - 2 Army Troops
NW Europe 1944-5 - 4 AGRA 

357 Med Regt

52 (Bedfordshire Yeo) Hy Regt

TA

To RA 1939
Fm 105 Fd Regt 11/39
Reformed 3/43

France 1940 - GHQ Troops
UK 1942-4 - GHQ Reserve
Normandy 1944 - 2 Army Troops
NW Europe 1944-5 - 5 AGRA

Disb 7/40
305 Med Regt

53 Hy Regt

WF

F 12/39

UK 1940-4
Normandy 1944 - 2 Army Troops
NW Europe 1944-5 - 8 AGRA
NW Europe 1945 - 9 AGRA 

Disb 4/46

54 Hy Regt

WF

F 12/39

UK 1940-2 - Southern Comd
Tunisia & N Africa 1943 - 1 AGRA 
Italy 1943-5 - 1 AGRA 

To 54 Super Hy Regt 2/45

55 Hy Regt

WF

Fm 184 Fd Regt 3/43

UK 1943-4 - Northern Ireland Comd
India 1945

Disb 9/46

56 Hy Regt

WF

F 1/40

UK 1940-2
Tunisia & N Africa 1943 - 2 AGRA 
Italy 1943-5 - 2 AGRA, 1 Cdn AGRA
NW Europe 1945 - 1 Cdn AGRA

Disb 3/46

57 Hy Regt

 

Newfoundland

 

 

58 Hy Regt

WF

F 4/40

UK 1940-2 - Northern Comd
1942 -      Btys indep trg btys

RHQ disb 3/43

59 Hy Regt

 

Newfoundland

 

 

60 Hy Regt

WF

F 7/43

UK 1943 - 76 (Res) Inf Div

Disb 10/43

61 Hy Regt

WF

Fm 183 Fd Regt 11/44

Italy 1944-5 - Army Troops att 10 AGRA

Disb 11/45

75 Hy Regt

TA

Fm 75 Fd Regt 9/43

Italy 1944-5 - Army Troops att 6 AGRA

275 Fd Regt

171 Hy Regt

WF

Fm 171 Fd Regt 2/45

UK 1945 - 47 (Res) Inf Div

To 171 Fd Regt 5/45

The original regular heavy batteries were individually numbered between 1 and 28, the WF batteries were numbered in regimental order from 18.  Generally the converted batteries retained their previous number.  57 and 59 Hy Regts were Newfoundland and detailed on the Colonial page.  In the early years of the war some coast artillery regiments, with guns in fixed emplacements, were called 'Heavy Regiments', eg 3 Hy Regt in Gibraltar and 4 Hy Regt in Malta.

SUPER HEAVY REGIMENTS RA

Regiment

Type

Origin/Change

 Where - When - With

Disposal

1 Super Hy Regt

WF

F 11/40

UK 1940-1 - Eastern Comd

Disb 12/41

2 Super Hy Regt

WF

F 11/40

UK 1940 - Eastern Comd
UK 1942-5 - South East Comd  & SHArtyG

Disb 2/45

3 Super Hy Regt

WF

F 11/40

UK 1940 - Eastern Comd
UK 1942-4 - South East Comd
NW Europe 1944-5 - SHArtyG & 9 AGRA

Disb 9/45

54 Super Hy Regt

WF

Fm 54 Hy Regt 2/45

Italy 1945 - 15 Army  Gp Troops

Disb 9/45

61 Super Hy Regt

TA

Fm 61 Fd Regt 12/44

NW Europe 1945 - SHArtyG

261 Obs Regt

Original batteries were number 1 - 16, converted batteries retained their previous number.

PACK, MOUNTAIN, LIGHT AND AIRBORNE REGIMENTS RA

Regiment

Type

Origin/Change

 Where - When - With

Disposal

1 Pack Regt

WF

F 12/40
1 Mtn Regt 1/41

UK 1939-42
UK 1942-4 - 52 (Lowland) Inf Div
NW Europe 1944-5 - 52 (Lowland) Inf Div
Rhine 1945 - 1 Cdo Bde
UK 1945 - prepare for SEAC

Disb 11/45

1 Airlanding Lt Regt

WF

Fm 458 Indep Lt Bty & 1 Airldg Lt Bty 2/43

UK 1943 - 1 Abn Div
North Africa 1943 - 1 Abn Div
Sicily 1943 - 1 Abn Div
Italy 1943-4 - 1 Abn Div, 1 Cdn Corps
UK 1944 - 1 Abn Div
Arnhem 1944 - 1 Abn Div
UK 1944-5 - 1 Abn Div
Norway 1945

Disb  11/45

2 Mtn Regt

WF

F 3/41

 

Disb 6/41

3 Mtn Regt

WF

F 12/42

UK 1942-4 - 52 (Lowland) Inf Div & War Office Control
India 1945 - 16 AGRA

Amal with 123 Para Fd Regt 12/45

5 Lt Regt

 Reg

Fm 5 Fd Regt 6/45

UK 1945 - 55 Inf Div

43 SL Regt

7 Mtn Regt

WF

F 10/43

N Africa 1944 - GHQ Troops
Italy 1944-5 - Army Troops att 10 AGRA

Disb 11/45

53 Airlanding Lt Regt

WF

Fm 53 ATk Regt 11/43

UK 1943-4 - 6 Abn Div
D-Day 6/44 - 6 Abn Div
Normandy 1944 - 6 Abn Div
UK 1944-5 - 6 Abn Div
Rhine 3/45 - 6 Abn Div
NW Europe 1945 - 6 Abn Div

To 300 ATk Regt

85 Mtn Regt

TA

Fm 85 Fd Regt 9/43

Italy 1943-5 - Army Troops

SA 9/45
/47 285 Abn Lt Regt

123 Para Fd Regt

TA

Fm 123 Fd Regt 1/45

India 1945 - 44 Indian Abn Div & 16 AGRA

323 LAA Regt

159 Para Lt Regt

WF

Fm 159 Fd Regt 1/45

India 1945 - 44 Indian Abn Div

87 Abn Fd Regt disb 5/48

168 Lt Regt

WF

Fm 168 Med Regt 6/45

UK 1945 - 61 Inf Div

Disb 2/46

Raiding Support Regiment

WF

 

Mediterranean Theatre 1944-5

 

Pack, mountain and light batteries used field battery numbers in the 400 series.

 SURVEY REGIMENTS RA

Regiment

Type

Origin/Change

 Where - When - With

Disposal

1 Svy Regt

Reg

 

Larkhill 1938
France 1940 - 1 Corps Troops
UK 1940-2 - 1 Corps Troops
Iraq & Mid East 1942-4 - GHQ & 9 Army Troops
Burma 1944-5 - 4 Indian Corps Troops

94 Obs Regt

2 Svy Regt

Reg

 

France 1940 - 2 Corps Troops
UK 1940 - 2 Corps Troops
UK 1942-3 - War Office Control
India 1943
Burma 1944-5 - 15 Indian Corps & 14 Army Troops 

52 Obs Regt

3 Svy Regt

TA

 

Bristol 1938
France 1940 - 3 Corps Troops
UK 1940-2 - 3 Corps Troops
Egypt 1943 - GHQ Troops 
Sicily - 1943 - 6 AGRA
Italy 1943-5 - 13 Corps Troops

376 Obs Regt

4 Svy Regt

TA

 

Gateshead 1938
Eritrea, Ethiopia, Greece, Crete 1941
Middle East, N Africa, Tunisia 1941-3 - 8 and 9 Army Troops
Alamein 10/42 - 8 Army Troops 
Sicily & Italy 1943 - 5 AGRA
D-Day 6/44
NW Europe 1944 - 30 Corps Troops
NW Europe 1945 - 1 Cdn Army, 1, 12 & 30 Corps

377 Obs Regt

5 Svy Regt

TA

Of 3 Svy Regt

UK 1940-2 - 5 Corps Troops
Tunisia 1943 - 5 Corps Troops
Italy 1943-5 - 5 Corps Troops

Disb 1947

6 Svy Regt

TA

Of 4 Svy Regt
Regt Disb 10/40

N Africa, Eritrea, Greece, Iraq 1940-3 - GHQ Troops (6 Svy Tp)

To 1 Svy Regt

7 Svy Regt

WF

F 1/41
Sutton Veny

UK 1941-4
NW Europe 1944-5 - 12 Corps Troops

Disb 11/45

8 Svy Regt

WF

F 2/41
Heytesbury

UK 1941-3
Tunisia 1943 - 9 Corps Troops
Salerno 9/43 - 10 Corps Troops
Italy 1943-5 - 10 Corps Troops

Disb 12/45

9 Svy Regt

WF

F 3/41
Heytesbury

UK 1941-4 - 1 Corps Troops
D-Day 6/44

NW Europe 1944-5 - 1 Corps Troops

Disb 1/46

10 Svy Regt

WF

F 12/42
Northiam

UK 1942-4 - South East Comd
NW Europe 1944-5 - 8 Corps Troops

Disb 8/45

11 Svy Regt

WF

F 12/42
Grimsby

UK 1942-4
UK 1944 - Anti flying bomb

NW Europe 1944-5 - Anti flying bomb

Disb 8/45

Initially batteries were numbered from 1 by type matching their regiment, eg 3 Svy Regt has 3 Survey, 3 Flash Spotting and 3 Sound Ranging batteries.  When some regiments first changed to composite batteries some were numbered 1 Composite and so on, but others used A and B with regiment's number as suffix. When the composite battery organisation became fully official in 1944 batteries were re-numbered in regimental order (2 batteries per regiment) as survey batteries from 41 although some retained the An, Bn arrangement.

In late 1944 Divisional Counter Mortar batteries (13) started being formed for infantry divisions in all theatres. In addition Army Radar batteries were also formed, the first was numbered 100.

Five calibration troops were also formed and usually operated closely with a Survey Regiment.

Corps Counter Battery staffs took the number of the corps they were assigned to.

ANTI-TANK REGIMENTS

Regiment

Type

Origin/Change

 Where - When - With

Disposal

3 RHA

 Reg

 

Egypt 1938
Egypt 1939-40 - Mobile Division
N Africa 1940 - W Desert Force, 7 Armd & 4 Indian Divs
Tobruk 4/41-10/41 - 9 Aust & 70 Inf Divs
N Africa 1940-2 - 4 Armd Bde & 7 Armd Div
N Africa 12/41 -
Sidi Rezegh 

To 3 RHA [field] 9/42

106 LAA/ATk RHA

TA

Fm 106 RHA 8/40

N Africa 1940-1 - W Desert Force, 13 Corps, 7 Armd Div

To LAA 3/41, disb 7/41

1 Airldg ATk Regt

WF

Fm airldg atk btys 2/45

UK, Norway 1945 - 1 Abn Div

 

2 Airldg ATk Regt

WF

Fm airldg atk btys 2/45

UK, Germany 1945 - 6 Abn Div
3/45 - Rhine Crossing

 

13 ATk Regt

Reg

Fm 13 Fd Bde 1938

France 1939-40 - 2 Inf Div
UK 1940-2 - 2 Inf Div
Iraq 1942-3 - 5 Indian Div
Syria 1943 - 9 Army, 7 AGRA
N Africa 1943-4 - 10 Indian Div
Italy 1944-5 - 10 Indian Div

 

14 ATk Regt

Reg

Fm 14 Fd Bde 1938

France 1939-40 - 4 Inf Div
UK 1940-3 - 4 Inf Div
N Africa 1943-4 - 4 Inf Div
Italy 1944 - 4 Inf Div
Greece 1944-5 - 4 Inf Div

 

20 ATk Regt

Reg

Fm 20 Fd Bde 1938

France 1939-40 - 3 Inf Div
UK 1940-4 - 3 Inf Div
DDay 1944 - 3 Inf Div
NW Europe 1944-5 - 3 Inf Div

 

21 ATk Regt

Reg

Fm 21 Fd Bde 1938

France 1939-40 - 1 Inf Div
UK 1940-1 - 1 Inf Div
UK 1941-44 - Gds Armd Div
NW Europe 1944-5 - Gds Armd Div

 

23 Para LAA/ATk Regt

 

Fm 23 LAA Regt 2/45

India 1945 - 44 Indian Abn Div

 

24  LAA/ATk
24 ATk Regt

 

Fm 24 LAA & 82 ATk Regts 11/42
To ATk 9/44

India 1942-3 - 39 Indian Div
India 1943-4 - 7 Indian Div
Burma 1944-5 - 7 Indian Div

 

26 ATk Regt

Reg

Fm 26 Fd Bde 1938

Malta 1939-41 (as Mobile Coast / Def Regt)

 26 Med Regt 10/43

33 LAA/ATk
33 ATk Reg

 TA

Fm 33 LAA & 69 ATk Regts 8/43
To ATk 9/44

India 1943-4 - 19 Indian Div
Burma 1944-5 - 19 Indian Div

 

51 ATk Regt

TA

Fm 54 (W Highland) Army Fd Bde 1938

France 1940 - 51 Inf Div

Lost St Valery 6/40
To 254 ATk Regt

52 ATk Regt

TA

Fm [56 (Devon) Army Fd Bde 1938?]

France 1939-40 - 5 Inf Div
UK 1940-2 - 5 Inf Div
India 1942 - 5 Inf Div
Iraq Syria 1942-3 - 5 Inf Div
Sicily Italy 1943-5 - 5 Inf Div #
NW Europe 1945 - 5 Inf Div

To 263 ATk Regt

53 ATk Regt

TA

Fm 100 (Worcs & Ox Yeo) Fd Regt 1938

France 1939-40 - 48 (S Midland) Inf Div
UK 1940-1 - 48 Inf Div
UK 1941 - 42 Inf Div
UK 1941-3 - 42 Armd Div

To 53 Airlanding Lt Regt 11/43

54  ATk Regt

TA

Fm 101 (QO Glasgow Yeo) Fd Regt 1938

France 1939-40 - 52 (Lowland) Inf Div
UK 1940-4 - 52 Inf Div
NW Europe 1944-5 - 52 Inf Div

To RAC QORGY 4/47

55 ATk Regt

TA

Fm 108 (Suffolk & Norfolk Yeo) Fd Regt 1938

UK 1939-2 - 54 Inf Div
UK 1942-3 - 79 Armd Div
UK 1943-4 - 49 Inf Div
NW Europe 1944-5 - 49 Inf Div

To 308 ATk Regt

55 LAA/ATk 

 TA

Fm 55 LAA & 56 ATk Regts 8/43 

India 1943 - 20 Indian Div
Burma 1944 - 20 Indian Div

To 111 ATk Regt 9/44

56 ATk Regt
56 LAA/ATk Regt
56 ATk Regt

TA

Fm 4 KORR 1938
Fm 55 LAA & 56 Atk Regts 9/43
To ATk 10/44

France 1939-40 - 42 (E Lancs) Inf Div
UK 1940-1 - 42 (E Lancs) Inf Div
UK 1941 - 76 Inf Div
N Africa 1942 - 6 Inf Div
India 1942-3 - 70 Inf Div
Burma 1943-5 - 5 Indian Div

Disb 12/45 India
To 380 ATk Regt 

57 ATk Regt

TA

Fm 5 E Surrey 1938

France 1939-40 - 44 (Home Counties) Inf Div
UK 1940-2 - 44 Inf Div
N Africa 1942-3 - 44 Inf Div
El Alamein 10/42 - 44 Inf Div
N Africa 1943 - GHQ & 2 NZ Div
Italy 1943-4 - 10  Corps Troops 

To 381 ATk Regt

58 ATk Regt

TA

Fm 4 DWR 1938

UK 1939-40 - 49 Inf Div
UK 1940-3 - 46 Inf Div
N Africa 1943 - 46 Inf Div
Italy 1943-5 - 46 Inf Div #

To 382 ATk Regt

59 ATk Regt

TA

Fm 6 Hamps (Duke of Connaught's) 1938

UK 1939-44 - 43 Inf Div
NW Europe 1944-5 - 43 Inf Div

To 383 ATk Regt

60 ATk Regt

TA

Fm 5 RWF 1938

UK 1939-42
Italy 1944 - 1 Armd Div
Italy 1945 - 5 Corps

Btys to 101 LAA/ATk /40
To 384 ATk Regt

61 ATk Regt

TA

Of 51 ATk Regt 1939

UK 1939-40 - 9 Inf Div
UK 1940-2 - 51 Inf Div
N Africa 1942-3 - 51 Inf Div
El Alamein 10/42 - 51 Inf Div
Sicily 1943 - 51 Inf Div
UK 1943-4 - 51 Inf Div
NW Europe 1944-5 - 51 Inf Div

Disb 1947

62 ATk Regt

TA

Of 52 ATk Regt 1939

UK 1939-43 - 47 (London) Inf Div
UK 1943-4 - 1 Corps Troops
DDay 1944 - 3 Cdn Inf Div
NW Europe 1944-5 - 1 Corps Troops

Disb 1947

63 ATk Regt

TA

Of 53 ATk Regt 1939

UK 1939-41 - 61 Inf Div
UK 1941 - 53 Inf Div
UK 1941-4 - 61 Inf Div
NW Europe 1944-5 - 2 Army, 8 & 1 Corps

To 387 ATk Regt

64 ATk Regt

TA

Of 54 ATk Regt 1938

UK 1939-42 - 15 Inf Div
UK 1942 - 78 Inf Div
N Africa 1942-3 - 78 Inf Div
Sicily Italy 1943-5 - 78 Inf Div

Disb 1947

65 ATk Regt

TA

Of 55 ATk Regt 1939

UK 1939 - 18 Inf Div
France 1939-40 - 50 Inf Div
UK 1940 - 50 Inf Div
N Africa 1941 - 4 Indian Div
N Africa 1942-3 - 7 Armd Div
El Alamein 10/42 - 7 Armd Div
Italy 1943 - 7 Armd Div
NW Europe 1944-5 - 7 Armd Div

To 389 ATk Regt

66 ATk Regt

TA

Of 56 ATk Regt 1939

UK 1939-40 - 59 Inf Div
UK 1940-44 - 55 Inf Div

To 390 ATk Regt

67 ATk Regt

TA

Of 57 ATk Regt 1939

1939-40 - 12 Inf Div
UK 1940-2 - 56 (London) Inf Div
Iraq 1942-3 - 56 (London) Inf Div
N Africa 1943 - 56 (London) Inf Div
Italy 1943-5 - 56 (London) Inf Div #
Anzio 2/44 - 56 Inf Div 

Disb 1947

68 ATk Regt

TA

Of 58 ATk Regt 1939

UK 1939-40 - 46 Inf Div
UK 1940-4 - 59 Inf Div
NW Europe 1944-5 - 59 Inf Div

Disb 1947

69 ATk Regt

TA

Of 59 ATk Regt 1939
Fm 33 LAA & 69 ATk Regts 8/43

UK 1939-42 - 45 Inf Div
India 1942-4 - 19 Indian Div
Burma 1944 - 16 LRP Bde, Colms 9 & 10 with 51 Fd Regt.

Disb 10/44 India

70 ATk Regt

TA

Of 60 ATk Regt 1939

UK 1939-45 - 38 Inf Div

Disb 1947

71 ATk Regt

WF

F 9/40

UK 1940-4 - 53 Inf Div
NW Europe 1944-5 - 53 Inf Div

Disb 10/45

72 ATk Regt

WF

F 11/40

UK 1940-2 - 6 Armd Div
N Africa 1942-4 - 6 Armd Div
Italy 1944-5 - 6 Armd Div

Disb 12/45

73 ATk Regt

WF

F 11/40

UK 1940-2 - 8 Armd Div
N Africa 1942 - GHQ Troops
N Africa 1942-3 - 7 Armd Div
El Alamein 10/42 - 1 Armd Div
DDay 1944 - 50 Inf Div
NW Europe 1944-5 - 30 Corps Troops

Disb 11/45

74 ATk Regt

WF

F 11/40

UK 1940-3 - 9 Armd Div

Disb 12/43

75 ATk Regt

WF

F 11/40

UK 1941-4 - 11 Armd Div
NW Europe 1944-45- 11 Armd Div

Disb 1/46

76 ATk Regt

 

Fm 101 LAA/ATk Regt 11/40

UK 1940-1 - 1 Armd Div
N Africa 1941-2 - GHQ Troops (bty 7 Armd Bde Burma)
El Alamein 10/42 - 1 Armd Div
N Africa 1942-4 - 1 Armd Div

Merged with 60 ATk Regt 6/44

77 ATk Regt

WF

F 6/42

UK 1942-3

Disb 3/43

78 ATk Regt

WF

F 7/42

UK 1942-3 - 47 (London) Inf Div

Disb 12/43

79 ATk Regt

WF

F 10/41 India

India 1941-2
Iraq 1942 - 31 Indian Armd Div & 10 Army Tps
Persia 1942-3 - 31 Indian Armd Div
Syria 1943-5 - 31 Indian Armd Div

Disb 3/46

80 ATk Regt

WF

F 7/41
Fm btys of 13, 54, 68, & 69 ATk Regts

Malaya 1941-2 - 9 & 11 Indian Divs

Lost 2/42

81 ATk Regt

WF

F 9/41

UK 1941-3 - 1 Inf Div
N Africa 1943 - 1 Inf Div
Anzio 2/44 - 1 Inf Div
Italy 1943-5 - 1 Inf Div # 

Disb 4/45

82 ATk Regt
82 LAA/ATk Regt
82 ATK Regt

WF

F 9/41
Fm 24 LAA & 82 ATk Regts 11/42
To ATk 10/44

India 1942 - 23 Indian Div
India 1942-4 - 17 Indian Div
Burma 1944-5 - 17 Indian Div

Disb 6/45 India

83 ATk Regt

WF

F 9/41

Iraq, Egypt 1941-4 - 8 Indian Div

Disb 12/44

84 ATk Regt

WF

F 9/41

UK 1941-2
N Africa 1942-4 - 10 Armd Div
El Alamein 10/42 - 10 Armd Div 

Disb 7/44

85 ATk Regt

WF

F 9/41

Singapore 1942 - 11 Indian Div

Lost 2/42

86 ATk Regt

TA

Fm 5 Devons 11/41

UK 1941-4
NW Europe 1944-5 - 12 & 1 Corps Troops

To Inf 1947

87 ATk Regt

TA

Fm 7 Devons 11/41

UK 1941-2 - 77 Inf Div
N Africa 1943-4 - 9 Corps & GHQ Troops 

To 396 LAA

88 ATk Regt

TA

Fm 2/9 Manch 11/41

UK 1941-3 - 49 Inf Div
UK 1944 - 45 Inf Div

Disb 1947

89 ATk Regt

TA

Fm 2 Liverpool Scottish 11/42

UK 1942-4 - 47 (London) Inf Div
UK 1944-5 - 55 Inf Div

To 655 LAA/SL

90 ATk Regt

WF

Fm 9 KORR 12/41

UK 1942 - 54 Inf Div
UK 1942-3 - 45 Inf Div

Disb 12/43

91 ATk Regt

TA

Fm 5 A&SH 11/41

UK 1941-4
NW Europe 1944-5 - 8 & 12 Corps Troops

Disb 1947

92 ATk Regt

TA

Fm 4 Gordons 11/41

UK 1942 - 54 Inf Div
UK 1943-4 - 9 Armd Div
UK 1944-5 - 61 Inf Div

To Inf 1947

93 ATk Regt

TA

Fm 6 A&SH 11/41

UK 1941-2 - 48 Inf Div
N Africa & Italy 1943-5 - 5 Corps Troops
Mid East 1945 - 1 Inf Div

To 402 ATk Regt

94 ATk Regt

WF

Fm 22 RF 2/42

UK 1942-3 - 76 Inf Div
UK 1943-4 - 80 Inf Div

Disb 12/44

95 ATk Regt

 

Fm 73 Med Regt 10/41

N Africa 1942 - 8 Army Troops
A Bty, Burma 1942 - 7 Armd Bde
MEF 1943-4 - 9 Army Troops

To 73 Med Regt 4/44

96 ATk Regt

WF

F 7/42

UK 1942-5 - 48 Inf Div

Disb 1/46

97 ATk Regt

WF

F 7/42

UK 1942-4 - 15 Inf Div
NW Europe 1944 - 15 & 50 Inf Divs

Disb 1/45

98 ATk Regt

WF

Fm 19  RF 11/42

UK 1942-4

Disb 1/44

99 ATk Regt

WF

Fm 7 KOSLI 11/42

UK 1942-3

Disb 11/43

100 ATk Regt
100 LAA/ATk
100 ATk Regt 

TA

Fm 8 Gordons 11/41
Fm 122 LAA & 100 ATk Regts 8/43
ATk 9/44

UK 1942 - 76 Inf Div
India 1943-4  - 2 Inf Div
Kohima 5/44 - 2 Inf Div
Burma 1944-5  - 2 Inf Div

Disb 1947

101 LAA/ATk Regt

 

Fm 11 LAA & 60 ATk Regts 1940

UK 1940 - 1 Armd Div
France 1940 - 1 Armd Div

To 76 ATk Regt 11/40

101 ATk Regt

WF

Fm 8 Lincoln 12/42

 UK 1942-3

Disb 8/43

102 LAA/ATk Regt
102 ATk Regt

 TA

Fm Northumberland Hussars 2/40
To 102 ATk 3/41 

UK 1940-1 - 2 Armd Div
Greece 1941 - 1 Armd Bde
N Africa 1941-2 - 7 Armd Div
N Africa 1942-3 - 50 Inf Div
El Alamein 10/42 - 50 Inf Div
Sicily 1943 - 50 Inf Div
UK 1943-4 - 50 Inf Div
DDay 1944 - 50 Inf Div
NW Europe 1944 - 50 Inf Div
NW Europe 1944-5 - 15 Inf Div

To RAC 1947

103 ATk Regt

WF

Fm 14 S Staffs 12/42

UK 1942-3

Disb 8/43

105 ATk Regt

WF

F 12/42 Egypt

Sicily, Italy 1943-5 - 13 Corps Troops

Disb 4/45

106 ATk Regt

WF

F 6/43 Middle East

Mid East 1943-4 - Troops Egypt

Disb 3/44

107 ATk Regt

WF

F 6/43 Middle East

Mid East 1943-4 - Troops Egypt & 9 Army

Disb 3/44

111 ATk Regt

TA

Fm 55 ATk Regt 9/44

Burma 1944-5 - 20 Indian Div

Disb 7/45 India
To 852 AA Tractor Bty

122 LAA/ATk
122 ATk Regt

TA

Fm 122 LAA & 100 ATk Regts 11/43
To ATk 9/44

Burma 1944 - 33 Corps Troops
Burma 1944-5 - 36 Inf Div

To 588 HAA

125 ATk Regt

TA

Fm 125 Fd Regt 7/40

UK 1940-1 - 18 Inf Div
Singapore 1941-2 - 18 Inf Div

Lost 2/42
To 325 LAA Regt

149 ATk Regt

TA

Fm 149 Fd Regt 1941

N Africa 1941-2 - 70 Inf Div
Tobruk 1941 - 9 Aust & 70 Inf Divs
N Africa 1942 - 8 Army, 5 Indian Div
N Africa 1942-3 - 4 Indian Divs
El Alamein 10/42 - 4 Indian Div
Italy 1943-4 - 4 Indian Div
Greece 1944-5 - 4 Indian Div

To 349 LAA Regt

Regular batteries retained their numbers when they converted to anti-tank.  TA batteries were sequentially numbered within regiments starting with 201 ATk Bty in 51 ATk Regt.  These numbers appear to have continued into war formed units and regiments converted from infantry and yeomanry, although a few regiments had batteries numbered A - D.  However, disbandments, reducing to three batteries and then increasing to four resulted in a certain amount of randomisation of battery numbers within regiments.

AIR OBSERVATION POST SQUADRONS RAF

Squadron

Origin/Change

 Where - When - With

Comments

651 AOP Sqn

F 8/41 Old Sarum

Tunisia 1943
Sicily 1943 - 13 Corps
Italy 1944 - 5 Corps

 

652 AOP Sqn

F 5/42 Old Sarum

D-Day  6/44
NW Europe 1944-5

Fm B Flt 651 Sqn
'Fathered' 653 - 662 Sqns

653 AOP Sqn

 

NW Europe 1944-5

 

654 AOP Sqn

 

N Africa 1943
Sicily 1943 - 30 Corps
Italy 1944 - 10 Corps & 2 (Polish) Corps

 

655 AOP Sqn

 

Italy 1/44 Anzio
Italy 1944 - 13 Corps & 6 (US) Corps

 

656 AOP Sqn

F 12/42 Bury St Edmunds

Burma 1943-5 - 14 Army
Java 1945

 

657 AOP Sqn

 

Italy 1944-5 - 13 Corps & 1 (Canadian) Corps
NW Europe 1945 - 1 (Canadian) Corps

 

658 AOP Sqn

 

NW Europe 1944-5

 

659 AOP Sqn

 

NW Europe 1944-5

 

660 AOP Sqn

 

NW Europe 1944-5 - 2 (Canadian) Corps

 

661 AOP Sqn

 

NW Europe 1944-5

661 AOP Sqn RAuxAF 1947

662 AOP Sqn

 

NW Europe 1944-5 - 30 Corps

662 AOP Sqn RAuxAF 1947

NOTES ON SOURCES

The information in these tables is compiled from the following sources:

The information in these is not always consistent and even seemingly authoritative sources contain errors and omissions.  Some of these have typographical origins because it is very easy for a regiment's number to be incorrectly transcribed or the type of regiment to be confused and very difficult to spot such errors.  This is not helped by changes in official nomenclature during WW2.  For example RHA regiments went from being 'n RHA' to 'n Fd Regt RHA', which makes them easy to confuse with 'n Fd Regt RA'.  Regimental conversions from field to medium or heavy are another source of confusion.  

To add to the difficulty artillery Orders of Battle in the theatre volumes of Official Histories (and some such histories are very poor with respect to ORBAT) are notably incomplete, particularly above division level.  Furthermore,  Joslen places all non-divisional artillery at army or higher level and completely omits AGRAs and corps troops.  

Finally few historians (or even participants at the time) seem to have much idea about the corps or higher level artillery supporting an operation.  An additional source of difficulty is that sometimes the unit code number on a regiment's vehicle 'tac sign' was mistaken by US soldiers as the actual regiment number, this has caused confusion in some US histories' references to British units.

OTHER UNITS

The Royal Marines formed various batteries, including field and anti-tank, for the RM Division.  At some stages these included a few RA officers and soldiers.  One battery with 3.7-inch How went to Norway in 1940.  When the RM Division was finally disbanded in 1943 many of the men from these units formed the nucleus of the Armd Assault Regts RM equipped with Centaur tanks armed with 95-mm How.  These units fought for some weeks in Normandy before being disbanded.

Calibration troops were numbered 1 (21 Army Group), 2 (Italy), 3 (India), 4 and 5 (both in UK).

Forward Observation Units (FOU) were assigned to airborne formations to provide additional observers and links to any non-airborne artillery that might be in range, in early 1945 they started being enhanced with a counter mortar capability.  In late 1944 numbers 1 and 2 FOU were in 21 Army Group and 3 FOU in Italy.

Combined Operations Bombardment Units provided naval gunfire observation parties ashore and liaison parties afloat.  At the end of 1944 they were numbers 1 (in UK), 2 (Mediterranean), 3 (21 Army Group), 4 (UK) and 5 (India).

Also in early 1945 three rocket batteries were formed, equipped with the 'land-mattress' multiple rocket launchers.

Many training regiments were formed in UK in 1939-40, most had been disbanded by late 1943 on completion of the army's expansion, thereafter the need was reduced to training reinforcements.   There were 12 field training regiments (numbered 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 16) five medium and heavy training regiments (numbered 21-25) one mountain training regiment (numbered 2) and two 2 survey training regiments (numbered 40 and 41).  In addition there were six signal training regiments (numbered 34-39).  Towards the end of the war a SP training regiment (numbered 51) was formed as was a driver training regiment (numbered 227). Finally there were two field and one medium reserve regiments.

Official RA policy was that regiments that were 'lost' were reduced to a small cadre of 1 officer and 4 gunners drawn from the base depot in theatre and subsequently reformed.  This did not occur with those regiments lost in Malaya, although the single regular regiment lost was reformed later in the war.

ABBREVIATIONS AND IMPLICATIONS

A Regiment's Type was either Regular (Reg), Territorial Army (TA) or War Formed (WF).  

 The TA doubled in early 1939, with each existing regiment 'spawning' another, the originating TA regiment of these are shown as 'Of' in the Origin/Change column.  This column also shows the formation (F) date of WF regiment and the conversion (Fm) of infantry, cavalry and other types of artillery regiments.  The column also shows some changes in designation within a regiment's basic role.

The Where - When - With column provides reasonably comprehensive details for each regiment, of course fully comprehensive would require details of every change in subordination.  Generally the information indicates the HQ commanding the regiment, with attachment (att) indicating sub-allocation, this detail is incomplete, particularly for regiments.  The term 'Mid East' is used to indicate 9 Army and the Eastern Mediterranean area including British Troops Egypt.

The 'Disposal' column shows either the date of conversion to another role, disbandment or the regiment's number after the 1947 re-numbering of regiments.

The annotation indicates that the regiment and its parent division spent a period of a few months rest, re-equipping and re-training in the Mid East during the Italian Campaign.

You'll have noted that there are gaps in the sequence of regimental numbers, particularly for the original regular and TA regiments.  There are two reasons for this, first regular and TA regiments had separate batches of numbers and secondly some field regiments were converted to Anti Tank before the outbreak of war.  The regular anti-tank regiments retained their number in their new role but TA regiments were renumbered. As the war progressed regiments that changed role generally retained their previous number.

Lastly there were a few independent batteries, notably light batteries in several theatres.

Finally, 4 Fd Regt is noteworthy.  Stationed in India with four batteries (4, 7, 14 & 66) it moved to Egypt with 4 Indian Div in the weeks after the outbreak of war, where it reorganised from four batteries to two (4/14 & 7/66), one with 8 x 18-pdr, the other with 8 x 4.5-in How.  The following year in moved to Sudan, joined 5 Indian Div and the defeat of Italian forces in Eritrea, Somaliland and Ethiopia.  Returning to Egypt in 1941 it joined 6 Inf Div and went to Syria to defeat the Vichy French forces.  It then rejoined 5 Indian Div in Cyprus.  In early 1942 the regiment returned to Egypt,  re-equipped with 25-pdr and reorganised into a three battery (4, 7, 14/66) regiment.  It spent the rest of the year in the Western Desert including at El Alamein as part of 7 Armd Div, although in August heavy losses had reduced the regiment to two batteries (7 & 14/66).  In early 1943 the regiment rejoined 5 Indian Div in Palestine, gained a new third battery (522) and moved to India.  In late 1943 it deployed to the Arakan in Burma, then to the Assam/Burma border, by mid 1945 it was in Meiktila and the pursuit to Rangoon.  The regiment was one of those rare units that fought Italians, Germans, Vichy French and Japanese.  60 Fd Regt was the only other RA unit that may have had this distinction, becoming 60 & 88 Columns of the Special Force (Chindits) as well as serving in Tobruk.  It may be noted that in the 1947 reorganisation of artillery 4 Bty became 14 (Coles Kop), 7 Bty became 16 (Sandham's Coy), and 14/66 became 17 (Corunna), 4 Regt became 26 Regt.

 

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