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 BRITISH ARTILLERY IN WORLD WAR 2

 

 Updated 14 June 2014

 

 

 

CONTENTS

 

FIELD REGIMENTS SAA

 

MEDIUM REGIMENTS SAA

 

ANTI-TANK REGIMENTS SAA

 

FIELD ARTILLERY REGIMENTS OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN ARTILLERY IN WORLD WAR 2

South Africa's Union Defence Force was entirely volunteer outside South Africa, and initially volunteers only volunteered for service in Africa.  Significant losses occured in 1942 and all UDF formations being withdrawn to South Africa at the end of 1942.  Volunteers were then invited for service outside Africa in the 6 SA Armoured Division.  This formation included many amalgamated units, it arrived in Egypt during spring 1943 and moved to Italy a year later.  SA regiments retained the title 'Brigade' until late 1941.  This page omits the various regiments that remained in South Africa during the war.

FIELD REGIMENTS SAA

Regiment

Type

Origin/Change

 Where - When - With

Disposal

1 Fd Regt (Cape Field Artillery)

 

6 Bty Cape Field Artillery (Prince Alfred's Own)

N Africa 1941 - 2 SA Div
El Alamein 10/42 - 1 SA Div
S Africa 1942

 

2 Fd Regt (Natal Field Artillery)

 

F 7/39 from 7 Bty Natal Field Artillery

N Africa 1941-2 - 2 SA Div
Tobruk 6/42 - 2 SA Div

Lost 6/42

3 Fd Regt (Transvaal Horse Artillery)

 

Transvaal Horse Artillery

E Africa 1940-1 - 1 SA Div
N Africa 1941 - 1 SA Div
Sidi Rezegh 11/41 - overun
Tobruk 6/42 - 2 SA Div

Lost 6/42

4 Fd Regt

 

Fm 6 Fd Regt

E Africa 1940-1 - 12 & 11 African Divs
N Africa 1941 - 1 SA Div
El Alamein 10/42 - 1 SA Div
S Africa 1942

 

5 Fd Regt

 

 

N Africa 1941 - 2 SA Div
S Africa 1942

 

6 Fd Regt

 

Orange Free State Artillery

Madagascar 1942 - 7 SA Inf Bde Gp

 

7 Fd Regt

 

 

E Africa 1940-1 - 11 African Div
N Africa 1941 - 1 SA Div
W Desert 1/42 - overun
El Alamein 10/42 - 1 SA Div
S Africa 1942

 

1/6 Fd Regt

 

F 2/43

Egypt 1943-4 - 6 SA Armd Div
Italy 1944-5 - 6 SA Armd Div

 

4/22 Fd Regt

 

F 2/43
SP 6/43, M7 Priest, 1/45 Sexton

Egypt 1943-4 - 6 SA Armd Div
Italy 1944-5 - 6 SA Armd Div

 

 MEDIUM REGIMENTS SAA

Regiment

Type

Origin/Change

 Where - When - With

Disposal

1 Med Regt

 

 

E Africa 1940-1 - Corps Troops

 

7/23 Med Regt

 

F 2/43

Egypt 1943-4 - 6 SA Armd Div
Italy 1944-5 - 6 SA Armd Div

 

  ANTI-TANK REGIMENTS SAA

Regiment

Type

Origin/Change

Where - When - With

Disposal

1 ATk Regt

 

 

N Africa 1941 - 1 SA Div
El Alamein 10/42 - 1 SA Div
S Africa 1942

 

2 ATk Regt

 

 

N Africa 1941 - 2 SA Div

 

7 ATk Regt

 

 

Egypt 1943-4 - 6 SA Armd Div
Italy 1944-5 - 6 SA Armd Div

 

 

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