Royal New Zealand Artillery

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5 Field Regiment RNZA
G Battery – with guns, remainder as infantry
7 Anti-Tank Regiment RNZA
31 & 32 Batteries

 

Arrived UK June 1940.
Left to join the New Zealand Division in Egypt November/December 1940

 

 

Royal Canadian Artillery

1 Canadian Infantry Division

1 Canadian Infantry Division

 

1 Field Regiment RCHA
A/B, C/54 Batteries
Nov 40 – reorganised as
3 Batteries – 54 Battery to
2 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
div42
2 Field Regiment RCA
7/35, 8/10 Batteries
On reorganisation to 3 Batteries
the surplus Batteries went to
1 & 3 Light Anti-Aircraft on
their arrival in UK
div43
3 Field Regiment RCA
19/77, 92/109 Batteries
On reorganisation to 3 Batteries
the surplus Batteries went to
1 & 3 Light Anti-Aircraft on
their arrival in UK
div44
8 Army Field Regiment RCA
61/107, 71/113 Batteries
corps 2
11 Army Field Regiment RCA
9/15, 29/40 Batteries
corps 3
1 Anti-Tank Regiment RCA
27, 51, 57, 90 Batteries
div46
1 Medium Regiment RCA
2/7, 3/23 Batteries
div45
2 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RCA
54 Bty – 2 & 5 Batteries in Canada
div47
1 Survey Regiment RCA
Survey Battery
corps 10

 

 

2 Canadian Infantry Division

2 Canadian Infantry Division

 

4 Field Regiment RCA
2/14, 26/53 Batteries
div42
5 Field Regiment RCA
5/73, 28/89 Batteries
div43
6 Field Regiment RCA
13/21, 91/111 Batteries
div44

 

2 Anti-Tank Regiment RCA
18, 20, 23, 108 Batteries
div46
3 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RCA
Arrived UK Aug 40 but did not join
2 Division until Feb 41
div47

 

Maritime Anti-Aircraft RA

maritime Anti-Aircraft

HQ Maritime AA RA

1 Regiment 1 & 2 Batteries Scotland
2 Regiment 3 & 4 Batteries Northern England
3 Regiment 5 & 6 Batteries Southern England
4 Regiment 7 Battery Liverpool

RA Training Units


Schools

School of Artillery, Larkhill, Wiltshire School of Anti-Aircraft Artillery, Manorbier,
Pembrokeshire
Royal Artillery School of Survey, Catterick,
Yorkshire
School of Coast Artillery, Plymouth, Devonshire
School of Super Heavy Artillery, Catterick,
Yorkshire
 

 

Officer Cadet Training

121 Officer Cadet Training Regiment, Aldershot, Hampshire 124 Officer Cadet Training Regiment (AA),
Llandrindod, Powys
122 Officer Cadet Training Regiment, Larkhill, Wiltshire 125 Officer Cadet Training Regiment, Ilkley, Yorkshire
123 Officer Cadet Training Regiment, Catterick,
Yorkshire
133 Officer Cadet Training Regiment (AA), Shrivenham, Oxfordshire

 

Field Training

2 Field Training Regiment, Deepcut, Surrey 6 Field Training Regiment, Longniddry,
East Lothian
3 Field Training Regiment, Brockhurst,
Hampshire
9 Field Training Regiment, Harrogate, Yorkshire
4 Field Training Regiment, Bulford, Wiltshire 12 Field Training Regiment, Bordon, Hampshire
5 Field Training Regiment, Dover, Kent 16 Field Training Regiment, Exeter, Devonshire

 

Medium & Heavy Training

21 Medium & Heavy Training Regiment,
Larkhill, Wiltshire
24 Medium & Heavy Training Regiment,
Blackdown, Sussex
22 Medium & Heavy Training Regiment,
Shoeburyness, Essex
25 Medium & Heavy Training Regiment,
Marske, Yorkshire
23 Medium & Heavy Training Regiment,
Devonport, Devonshire
 

 

Signals Training

34 Signal Training Regiment, Dover, Kent 37 Signal Training Regiment, Scarborough,
Yorkshire
35 Signal Training Regiment, Rhyl, Clwyd 38 Signal Training Regiment, Edinburgh, Midlothian
36 Signal Training Regiment, Colchester,
Essex
39 Signal Training Regiment, Wakefield, Yorkshire

 

Survey Training

41 Survey Training Regiment, Brighton, Sussex

 

Anti-Aircraft Training

1 AA Divisional School, Bushy Heath,
Hertfordshire
4 AA Divisional School, Liverpool, Merseyside
2 AA Divisional School, Bulwell, Nottinghamshire 5 AA Divisional School, Truro, Cornwall
3 AA Divisional School, Dundee, East Scotland 7 AA Divisional School, Sedgefield,
County Durham

 

2 AA Training Regiment, Deepcut, Surrey 207 AA Training Regiment, Devizes,
Wiltshire
7 AA Training Regiment, Oswestry, Shropshire 208 AA Training Regiment, Yeovil,
Somerset
10 AA Training Regiment, Arbroath, Angus 209 AA Training Regiment, Blandford,
Dorsetshire
11 AA Training Regiment, Rhyl, Clwyd 210 AA Training Regiment, Oswestry, Shropshire
24 AA Training Regiment, Blackdown, Sussex 211 AA Training Regiment, Oswestry, Shropshire
52 AA Training Regiment, Bishop Aukland,
County Durham
212 AA Training Regiment, Chester, Cheshire
53 AA Training Regiment, Arbroath, Angus 213 AA Training Regiment, Carlisle, Cumbria
205 AA Training Regiment, Arborfield, Berkshire 228 AA Training Regiment, Blackpool,
Lancashire
206 AA Training Regiment, Arborfield,
Berkshire
 

 

216 Searchlight Training Regiment, Abergele,
Clwyd
232 Searchlight Training Regiment, Devizes,
Wiltshire
217 Searchlight Training Regiment, Hereford,
Herefordshire
234 Searchlight Training Regiment,
Carlisle, Cumbria
220 Searchlight Training Regiment, Yeovil,
Somerset
235 Searchlight Training Regiment,
Ayr, Ayrshire
222 Searchlight Training Regiment, Taunton,
Somerset
236 Searchlight Training Regiment,
Shrewsbury, Shropshire
230 Searchlight Training Regiment, Blandford,
Dorsetshire
237 Searchlight Training Regiment,
Holywood, County Down

 

Coast Training

70 Coast Defence Training Regiment, Plymouth, Devonshire

 

Coast Defences

Coast Artillery units

 


Headquarters Fixed Defences


Heavy Regiments

Cromarty
Cromer
Dover
Falmouth
Orkney
Portsmouth
Sheerness
Tynemouth
Heavy Regiment Clyde
Heavy Regiment Devon
Heavy Regiment Glamorgan
Heavy Regiment Isle of Wight
Heavy Regiment Orkney
Heavy Regiment Pembroke

 

Coast Regiments

 

501 Coast Regiment, Cromarty 516 Coast Regiment, Isle of Grain
502 Coast Regiment, Aberdeen 517 Coast Regiment, Canvey Island
503 Coast Regiment, Dundee 518 Coast Regiment, Isle of Sheppey
504 Coast Regiment, Incholm 519 Coast Regiment, Dover
505 Coast Regiment, Inchkeith 520 Coast Regiment, Landguard Fort, Harwich
506 Coast Regiment, Kinghorn 521 Coast Regiment, Newhaven
507 Coast Regiment, Kingcraig 522 Coast Regiment, Portland
509 Coast Regiment, Sunderland 523 Coast Regiment, Falmouth
510 Coast Regiment, Blyth 524 Coast Regiment, Crosby
511 Coast Regiment, Hartlepool 525 Coast Regiment, Belfast
512 Coast Regiment, Spurn Head 526 Coast Regiment, Paisley
513 Coast Regiment, Bull Sand 527 Coast Regiment, Sandown
514 Coast Regiment, Great Yarmouth 528 Coast Regiment, Horse Sand
515 Coast Regiment, Harwich 529 Coast Regiment, Portsmouth

 

Also X & Y Super Heavy Batteries (3 Super Heavy Regiment) and 57 & 59 Heavy Regiments served in a coast role.

 

 

3 Anti-Aircraft Corps

 

3 AA Corps

 

 

 

3 Anti-Aircraft Division
3 AA Division

 

36 AA Brigade, Edinburgh & Forth

51 AA Brigade, North East Scotland

71 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment
114 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment
31 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
32 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
108 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment
40 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
67 Searchlight Regiment

 

 

7 Anti-Aircraft Division
7 AA Division

 

30 AA Brigade, Tyne

43 AA Brigade, Middlesborough

63 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment
64 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment
37 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
38 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
8 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment
73 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment
50 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
72 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
46 Searchlight Regiment
55 Searchlight Regiment

57 AA Brigade, North East England

 
46 Searchlight Regiment
53 Searchlight Regiment
 

 

 

12 Anti-Aircraft Division
12 AA Division

 

3 AA Brigade, Northern Ireland

42 AA Brigade, Clyde

102 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment
66 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
83 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment
100 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment
11 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment
18 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
60 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment

63 AA Brigade, West Scotland

 
57 Searchlight Regiment
66 Searchlight Regiment
 

 

 

Orkney & Shetland Defences
OSDEF

 

65 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment
66 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment
81 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment
19 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
386 Searchlight Regiment (part)
39 Searchlight Regiment
59 Searchlight Regiment

 

 

2 Anti-Aircraft Corps

 

2 AA Corps

 

2 Anti-Aircraft Division

 

2 AA Division

32 Anti-Aircraft Brigade, East Midlands

40 Anti-Aircraft Brigade, Airfields

78 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment (part)
113 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment (part)
27 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
38 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment (part)
64 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment (part)
41 Searchlight Regiment
44 Searchlight Regiment
58 Searchlight Regiment
78 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment (part)
30 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
36 Searchlight Regiment
64 Searchlight Regiment
72 Searchlight Regiment

41 Anti-Aircraft Brigade, East Anglia

50 Anti-Aircraft Brigade, Derby & Nottingham

78 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment (part)
29 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
60 Searchlight Regiment
65 Searchlight Regiment
69 Searchlight Regiment
67 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment
113 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment (part)
28 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
38 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment (part)
64 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment (part)
42 Searchlight Regiment
38 Searchlight Regiment (part)
50 Searchlight Regiment

 

4 Anti-Aircraft Division

4 AA Division

 

33 AA Brigade, Liverpool

44 AA Brigade, Manchester

103 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment
106 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment
33 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
42 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
65 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment (part)
98 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment
115 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment
54 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
76 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment

53 AA Brigade, North Midlands

 
39 Searchlight Regiment
62 Searchlight Regiment
71 Searchlight Regiment
92 Searchlight Regiment
 

 

10 Anti-Aircraft Division

10 AA Division

 

31 AA Brigade, West Yorkshire

39 AA Brigade, Humber & Scunthorpe

38 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment (part)
71 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
43 Searchlight Regiment
49 Searchlight Regiment
54 Searchlight Regiment
62 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment
91 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment
39 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
30 Searchlight Regiment
40 Searchlight Regiment
84 Searchlight Regiment

62 AA Brigade, Leeds & Sheffield

 
75 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment
96 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment
117 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment
59 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
 

 

11 Anti-Aircraft Division

11 AA Division

 

1 AA Brigade, Crewe

34 AA Brigade, Birmingham & Coventry

1 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment
106 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment
45 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
63 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
61 Searchlight Regiment
78 Searchlight Regiment
83 Searchlight Regiment
6 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment
60 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment
95 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment
110 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment
112 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment
22 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment

54 AA Brigade, West Midlands

 
45 Searchlight Regiment
80 Searchlight Regiment
 

 

 

1 Anti-Aircraft Corps

1 AA Corps

 

1 Anti-Aircraft Division

1 AA Division

26 Anti-Aircraft Brigade, London

4 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment
52 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment
119 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment
62 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment

38 Anti-Aircraft Brigade, London

26 Searchlight Regiment
35 Searchlight Regiment
75 Searchlight Regiment
79 Searchlight Regiment

48 Anti-Aircraft Brigade, London

54 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment
97 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment
105 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment

49 Anti-Aircraft Brigade, London

84 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment
109 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment
11 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
36 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
42 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
70 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment

 

5 Anti-Aircraft Division

5 AA Division

27 AA Brigade, Portsmouth

31 Searchlight Regiment
70 Searchlight Regiment

35 AA Brigade, Portsmouth

72 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment
80 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment
118 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment
48 Searchlight Regiment

47 AA Brigade, Southampton

27 Searchlight Regiment
30 Searchlight Regiment
63 Searchlight Regiment

65 AA Brigade, Southampton

57 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment
23 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
43 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
58 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment

 

6 Anti-Aircraft Division

6 AA Division

6 AA Brigade, Essex Airfields

49 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
121 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
32 Searchlight Regiment
33 Searchlight Regiment

28 AA Brigade, Thames, Chatham & Dover

55 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment
58 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment
90 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment
4 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment

29 AA Brigade, Kent

48 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
28 Searchlight Regiment
74 Searchlight Regiment

37 AA Brigade, North Thames

59 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment
61 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment
75 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment (part)
17 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
2 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RCA (1 Canadian Div)

 

56 AA Brigade, Kent Airfields

16 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
29 Searchlight Regiment
73 Searchlight Regiment
 

 

8 Anti-Aircraft Division

8 AA Division

46 AA Brigade, Bristol

76 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment
23 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
66 Searchlight Regiment
68 Searchlight Regiment

55 AA Brigade, Plymouth & Falmouth

56 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment
118 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment
58 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
81 Searchlight Regiment
82 Searchlight Regiment

60 AA Brigade, Exeter, Yeovil & Portland

104 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment
44 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
66 Searchlight Regiment (part)

64 AA Brigade, South West Airfields

35 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
2 Searchlight Regiment
3 Searchlight Regiment
76 Searchlight Regiment
85 Searchlight Regiment

 

9 Anti-Aircraft Division

9 AA Division

5 AA Brigade, Gloucester & Hereford

85 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment (part)
88 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment (part)
47 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
37 Searchlight Regiment (part)

45 AA Brigade, Cardiff & Newport

77 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment
85 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment (part)
88 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment (part)
1 Searchlight Regiment (part)
67 Searchlight Regiment

64 AA Brigade, Swansea & Milford

79 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment
34 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment (part)
1 Searchlight Regiment RA (part)
 

12 Corps

12 corps

 

HQ RA corps 1
HQ RA Medium Artillery corps 7
60 Army Field Regiment corps 9
88 Army Field Regiment corps 10
74 Medium Regiment corps 12

 

56 (1 London) Infantry Division

56 Infantry Division

 

HQ RA div40
64 Field Regiment div42
90 Field Regiment div43
113 Field Regiment div44
67 Anti-Tank Regiment div46

 

45 Infantry Division

45 Infantry Division

 

HQ RA div40
55 Field Regiment div42
96 Field Regiment div43
142 Field Regiment div44
69 Anti-Tank Regiment div46

 

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45