Formations and Markings

The Formations section of Formations and Markings gives the artillery units present in selected Theatres of Operation, Campaigns and Stations.
Where possible Orders of Battle will be given although only those formations with an artillery element will be linked to a new page.
The individual formation pages will have the formation badge and a list of artillery units in that formation with their Arm of Service (AoS) numbers where known. These pages are only accurate for the given date. The inclusion of formation badges and Arm of Service numbers are no guarentee that these badges were ever used by a particular unit. They show what the regulations state should have been used but some units may not have been there long enough to have actually applied them.

At Divisional level Field Regiments are listed in order of numerical seniority except where photographic or documentary evidence of Arm of Service numbers is available. For a description of the Arm of Service numbering system, see the Markings section of Formations and Markings. This section also contains an explanation of the Royal Artillery Tactical Markings system. For the actual numbers and letters used on individual Tac Signs see the Organistion section of this site.

Theatres, Campaigns and Stations

France/Belgium 1939-40BEF May/June 1940
UK late 1940Home Forces 1940
NW Europe 1944-45Normandy 6 June 1944September 1944
Italy 1943-45Cassino May 1944
MaltaMalta March 1942
Middle EastSyria June 1941Iraq May 1941Persia September 1941
Far EastHong Kong December 1941
The Royal Artillery 1939-45