Field Regiments


12 Field Regiment RA

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Regimental arm badge while in Malta 1943. Not confirmed if badge still worn on conversion to 17 Medium Regiment


58 (Sussex) Field Regiment RA(TA)

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Regimental arm badge while serving in North Africa 1942-43

58 Fld Regt arm badge

65 (8th London) Field Regiment RA(TA)

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Regimental title worn in place of the standard RA title

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

See 56 Division page

65 London cloth title

67 (South Midland) Field Regiment RA(TA)

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During the war the regiment’s guns carried the coats of arms of both Worcester City and Worcestershire County on a gun badge on the gun shield

67 gun badge

74 (Northumbrian) Field Regiment RA(TA)

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Having served in 50 Division from Sep 39 to Nov 44, the regiment decided to continue this association when moving to 49 Division. They adopted as an arm badge the 49 Division sign with the addition of the crossed red “T’s” of 50 Division

74 Fld Regt arm badge

86 (East Anglian)(Hertfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment RA(TA)

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Cap badge

In 1944, when the regiment became self propelled, the CO indented for and received black tank corps berets. The white 2 line (unbraided) RA lanyard was worn. Although sleeve titles were introduced in 1943, the regiment continued to wear the shoulder strap titles. 2 Army formation badge was worn in NW Europe

Herts Yeo cap badge
Herts Yeo portrait

96 (Royal Devon Yeomanry) Field Regiment RA(TA)

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Cap badge

Cloth title

Devon Yeo cap badge
Devon Yeo cloth title

97 (Kent Yeomanry) Field Regiment RA(TA)

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Officers adopted a button for their Service dress being a flat gilt button engraved with the White Horse over INVICTA over KY

All ranks wore a brass KY on the shoulder straps of battledress. In the Middle East officers wore khaki drill slip on rank slides with KY embroidered in white below the rank badges

Regimental badge worn on upper left arm

KY brass title
Kent Yeo arm badge

98 (Surrey & Sussex Yeomanry, Queen Mary’s) Field Regiment RA(TA)

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When first converted to artillery, the batteries wore their original Surrey or Sussex badges. When the regiment was duplicated in 1939, the 98th adopted the Surrey Yeomanry badge & the 144th the Sussex Yeomanry badge

Cloth title

In the Middle East brass shoulder titles were worn on the Khaki Drill jackets

Surrey Yeo cap badge
S&SX Yeo cloth title
S&SxYEO brass title

99 (Royal Bucks Yeomanry) Field Regiment RA(TA)

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Royal Bucks Yeomanry collar badges were worn with the RA Cap Badge

A cloth shoulder title was worn on battledress

Bucks Hussars cap badge
Bucks Yeo cloth title

102 (Pembroke & Cardiganshire) Field Regiment RA(TA)

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Pembroke Yeomanry collar badges were worn on Battledress throughout the war

Pembroke Yeo collar badge

109 (Westmoreland & Cumberland) Field Regiment RA(TA)

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Arm badge worn when in 55 Division from 1940


110 (Manchester) Field Regiment RA(TA)

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Regimental arm badge 1942-45

110 Fld Regt

120 (South Midland) Field Regiment RA(TA)

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Regimental arm badge

120 Fld Regt arm badge

136 (1st West Lancashire) Field Regiment RA(TA)

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Arm badge worn when in 55 Division 1939-41

Badge worn on the left side of the Slouch Hat when in India and Burma

136 Fld Regt 55 Div badge
136 Fld Regt pagri badge

138 (City of London) Field Regiment RA(TA)

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Cloth shoulder title worn from 1943 to 1945

City of London cloth title

141 (Queen’s Own Dorset Yeomanry) Field Regiment RA(TA)

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Cap badge

In bronze or brass for officers and white metal for other ranks

Dorset Yeo cap badge

142 (Royal Devon Yeomanry) Field Regiment RA(TA)

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Cap badge

Cloth title worn on battledress

In North Africa a slip on title was worn on tropical uniforms – black on khaki drill “R.D.Y.A”

Regimental arm badge awarded to the Regiment by the Commander Canadian Forces for their support in Sicily in 1943 and Cassino in 1944

Devon Yeo cap badge
Devon Yeo cloth title
142 Fld Regt arm badge

144 (Surrey & Sussex Yeomanry, Queen Mary’s) Field Regiment RA(TA)

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When first converted to artillery, the batteries wore their original Surrey or Sussex badges. When the regiment was duplicated in 1939, the 144th adopted the Sussex Yeomanry badge & the 98th the Surrey Yeomanry badge

Cloth title

In the Middle East brass shoulder titles were worn on the Khaki Drill jackets

Photographic evidence shows a khaki beret being worn (unofficially) late war

Sussex Yeo cap badge
SSY brass title
Surrey & Sussex Yeo portrait

145 (Berkshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment RA(TA)

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Berkshire Yeomanry collar badges were worn on battledress with the RA cap badge

RA badges were worn until 1944 when the Berkshire Yeomanry cap badge was adopted

In the Far East a slip on shoulder title was worn. “Berks Yeo” embroidered in black on olive green

Berks Yeo collar badge
Berks Yeo cap badge

147 (Essex Yeomanry) Field Regiment RA(TA)

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Essex Yeomanry cap & collar badges worn by all ranks in all caps & on collar of service & battledress

Collar Badge

Regimental arm badge worn by all ranks below AoS strip, hilts facing forwards

Worn by all ranks on the shoulder strap of service & battledress. Photos show it was not always worn

In NW Europe, all ranks wore the black tank corps beret. The white RA lanyard was worn on the right shoulder. The 8 Armoured Brigade badge was worn at the top of the sleeve when serving with this formation

Essex Yeo cap badge
Essex Yeo collar badge
147 Fld Regt arm badge
Essex Yeo brass title
147 Fld Regt Sleeve

150 (South Nottinghamshire Hussars Yeomanry) Field Regiment RA(TA)

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Cap badge

S Notts Hussars cap badge

151 (Ayrshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment RA(TA)

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Cap badge

Regimental sleeve title (worn only when the C.O. was a Yeomanry officer)

Ayrshire Yeo cap badge
Ayrshire Yeo title

152 (Ayrshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment RA(TA)

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Cap badge

Regimental sleeve title (worn only when the C.O. was a Yeomanry officer)

1944 when part of 6 Armoured Division. The white RA lanyard was worn on the right shoulder. The subject wears American made War Aid Battledress.

Ayrshire Yeo cap badge
Ayrshire Yeo title
Ayrshire Yeo portrait

153 (Leicestershire Yeomanry) Field Regiment RA

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Cap badge – officers wore the same badge on the collar of Service Dress

Embroidered shoulder titles were worn on battledress

Officers

Other Ranks

Leicester Yeo cap badge
Leicster Yeo officer title
Leicester Yeo title

154 (Leicestershire Yeomanry) Field Regiment RA

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Cap badge – officers wore the same badge on the collar of Service Dress

Embroidered shoulder titles were worn on battledress

Officers

Other Ranks

Leicester Yeo cap badge
Leicster Yeo officer title
Leicester Yeo title

155 (Lanarkshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment RA

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Believed to have retained Yeomanry cap badge on conversion

Lanark Yeo cap badge

156 (Lanarkshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment RA

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Believed to have retained Yeomanry cap badge on conversion

Wore 3 Arm of Service strips while in 5 Infantry Division to denote seniority.

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Lanark Yeo cap badge

166 (Newfoundland) Field Regiment RA

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Photos in Italy show some men wearing transfers on their helmets. Some wear a Red/Blue diamond each side others have, in addition , a Caribou head on a red circle on the front. Others still, wear the diamond on each side with a Caribou head superimposed

All ranks wore the Newfoundland title at the top of the sleeve. In Italy the 8 Army formation badge was worn

From September 1944 to February 1945 while serving with 6 South African Armoured Division, their formation sign was worn in place of the 8 Army badge

Moose head
166 Fld Regt
6 S African Armd Div

172 Field Regiment RA

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Badge produced locally from a design by C.O. of 172 Field to commemorate 155 Battery fighting to the last man at Beja on 26 Feb 43. Less than 200 made, it was worn on either the right breast above the pocket of the Battledress Blouse or on the right arm below the 46 Division badge

Beja badge

181 Field Regiment RA

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On conversion to RA their King’s Shropshire L.I. cloth titles were modified by removing “King’s” and “L.I.”

Regimental arm badge

All ranks retained their green coloured Field Service Caps and officers kept their green lanyards and KSLI buttons

In November 1942 the regiment joined 15 (Scottish) Division and the men wore Tam o’ Shanter head-dress with the RA Grenade badge on a Red/Blue backing. Officers wore the smaller Balmoral bonnet

181 cloth title
181 Fld Regt

191 (Hertfordshire & Essex Yeomanry) Field Regiment RA

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Regimental arm badge worn on both sleeves

191 Fld Rgt

200 Field Regiment RA

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Regimental arm badge as part of the Jewish Brigade. Gentiles were not required to wear the badge

200 Fld Rgt