Anti-Tank Regiments

 

52 (6th London) Anti-Tank Regiment RA(TA)

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A Pagri badge was worn when in India and the Middle East

52 ATk pagri badge anti-tank regiments

 

53 (Worcestershire & Oxfordshire Yeomanry) Anti-Tank Regiment RA(TA)

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Worcestershire Hussars cap & collar badges were worn

Worcs Hussars cap badge anti-tank regiments

 

54 (Queen’s Own Royal Glasgow Yeomanry) Anti-Tank Regiment RA(TA)

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Cap Badge

A different badge was worn on the GS Cap later in the war, being the original collar badge

Glasgow Yeomanry early cap badge anti-tank regiments
Glasgow Yeomanry collar badge anti-tank regiments

 

55 (Suffolk Yeomanry) Anti-Tank Regiment RA(TA)

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Cap Badge

Officers wore an embroidered version on the side cap

Suffolk Hussars cap badge anti-tank regiments

 

56 (King’s Own) Anti-Tank Regiment RA(TA)

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On conversion the King’s Own cap badge and buttons were retained but the badge was later replaced by standard RA badges. All ranks continued to wear the King’s Own buttons on Service Dress

Badge worn on the turn up of the Slouch Hat when in Burma

When 223 Battery served independently with 1 Airborne Division in 1941-42 they wore a distinctive shoulder title. It was worn unofficially at the top of both sleeves of the best battledress

In June 1942 the Battery became 1 Air Landing Anti-Tank Battery and the shoulder title was changed. This was changed again in 1943 to the Royal Artillery shoulder title when it came in to general use in the Regiment

Kings cap badge anti-tank regiments
Kings pagri badge anti-tank regiments
223 Bty cloth title anti-tank regiments
A-Tk Artillery cloth title anti-tank regiments

 


 

59 (Duke of Connaught’s Hampshire) Anti-Tank Regiment RA(TA)

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6th Battalion The Hampshire Regiment cap badge was worn (from photographic evidence)

59 ATk Hampshire cap badge anti-tank regiments

 

60 (Royal Welch Fusiliers) Anti-Tank Regiment RA(TA)

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On conversion the RA cap badge was worn with RWF brass titles on the shoulder strap

The black 5 ribbon flash of the RWF was worn on the back of the service dress tunic, below the collar

RWF brass title anti-tank regiments

 

63 (Oxfordshire Hussars) Anti-Tank Regiment RA(TA)

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Cap Badge

Oxford Hussars cap badge anti-tank regiments

 

64 (Queen’s Own Royal Glasgow Yeomanry) Anti-Tank Regiment RA(TA)

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Cap Badge

A different badge was worn on the GS Cap later in the war, being the original collar badge

Regimental arm badge, 1943. Worn below the AoS strip, left arm only

In North Africa in 1943 these badges were worn when part of 78 Infantry Division

Glasgow Yeomanry early cap badge anti-tank regiments
Glasgow Yeomanry collar badge anti-tank regiments
Glasgow Yeomanry arm badge anti-tank regiments
64 ATk sleeve insignia anti-tank regiments

 

65 (Norfolk Yeomanry) Anti-Tank Regiment RA(TA)

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Cap Badge

On the GS Cap it was worn on a yellow square

Norfolk Yeomanry cap badge

 

67 Anti-Tank Regiment RA(TA)

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Regimental arm badge (from 1941)

Wore shoulder strap slip ons in N Africa & Italy with divisional artillery insignia

See 56 Division page

67 ATk arm badge

 

86 Anti-Tank Regiment RA(TA)

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The Devon Regiment cap badge was retained on conversion (Litchfield and regiments war diary). However photos from 1942 and 1944 show the RA grenade worn on both the Field Service and General Service Caps

Regimental arm badge

Devon Regt cap badge
86 ATk arm badge

 

91 (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders) Anti-Tank Regiment RA(TA)

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Argyll’s cap badge was worn on the Tam O’ Shanter. Service Dress jackets and the Argyll kilt was worn for walking out

Tam O’ Shanter

Regimental arm badge

Device seen painted on some helmets

A&SH cap badge
Tam O' Shanter
A&SH flash
91 A-Tk helmet badge

 

93 (Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders) Anti-Tank Regiment RA(TA)

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Argyll’s cap badge worn on the Tam O’ Shanter. Service Dress jackets and the Argyll kilt was worn for walking out

Tam O’ Shanter

Regimental arm badge worn with RA title & 5 Corps badge – Italy 1943

Also worn as a shoulder strap slide on the shirt

A&SH cap badge
Tam O' Shanter
93 ATk sleeve insignia
93 ATk slide

 

100 (The Gordon Highlanders) Anti-Tank Regiment RA(TA)

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On conversion the regiment retained the Balmoral Bonnet with Gordon Highlanders cap badge and tartan flash and were allowed to wear the kilt for Walking Out Dress

Gordons cap badge
Gordons Tam O' Shanter

 

101 Anti-Tank Regiment RA

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On conversion to RA all ranks retained their badges, buttons & shoulder titles

Lincolnshire Regt cap badge
Lincoln cloth title

 

102 (Northumberland Hussars) Anti-Tank Regiment RA(TA)

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Cap Badge

Northumberland Hussars cap badge

 

149 (Lancashire Yeomanry) Anti-Tank Regiment RA(TA)

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Regimental pagri badge worn in the Middle East

149 ATk pagri badge

 

220 (Suffolk Yeomanry) Independent Anti-Tank Battery RA(TA)

In 1941 the Battery left 55 Anti-Tank Regiment and became independent until disbanded in 1943. They continued to wear the Loyal Suffolk Hussars cap badge. The badge was also worn by Sergeants as an arm badge on Battledress on the lower right arm

While independent they wore a cloth shoulder title

Suffolk Hussars cap badge
Loyal Suffolk Hussars cloth title

The Royal Artillery 1939-45