Heavy Regiment Headquarters 1944

The tables are based on the following War Establishments. The information for a Heavy Regiment Headquarters 1944 is based on War Establishment III/220/2 dated January 1944.

The War Establishment for ‘An Independent Regiment RA Signal Section (1943) R Signals’ WE III/297/1 effective date 21 December 1943 covers the Royal Signals attached troops.

The War Establishment for ‘Light Aid Detachment Types A and B REME’  WE III/100/3 effective date 10 December 1943 (Type B for non armoured formations) covers the Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers attached.

The organisation is from Artillery Training Volume II, Pamphlet 4, 1944, Deployment of Heavy Regiments. This was for a four battery regiment with 7.2 inch guns.


Regimental HQ Party


Z Car 4 seater 4×4 Commanding Oficer, Subaltern, Driver
S2 Truck 15 cwt 4×4 Operator, Driver Operator, Royal Signals –
2 x Wireless Sets No 19
S1 Car 5 cwt 4×4 Signals Officer, Batman/Driver, Royal Signals
MC1 Motorcycle Commanding Officer’s Orderly
Z2 Car 4 seater 4×4 2 i/c, Operator Royal Signals, Driver –
Wireless Set No 22
Sur1 Car 5 cwt 4×4 Survey Officer, Battery Surveyor
MC2 Motorcycle 2 i/c’s Orderly
  Motorcycle Despatch Rider Royal Signals



Adjutant’s Party


A1 Truck 15 cwt 4×2 Adjutant, Sergeant Clerk, 2 x LMG numbers, Driver
MC3 Motorcycle Adjutant’s Orderly
S3 Truck 15 cwt 4×4 Corporal Operator, 2 x Operators, Driver Mechanic, Royal Signals
– Wireless Sets No 19 & No 19 HP
  Motorcycle Signals Sergeant Royal Signals
  Motorcycle Despatch Rider Royal Signals


Survey Party


MC4 Motorcycle Survey Sergeant
MC5 Motorcycle Battery Surveyor
Sur2 Car 5 cwt 4×4 2 x Battery Surveyors
Sur3 Car 5 cwt 4×4 2 x Battery Surveyors
Sur4 Truck 15 cwt 4×2 2 x Battery Surveyors


Regimental HQ Group


A2 Truck 15 cwt 4×2 Office RSM, 2 x Clerks, Driver
A3 Truck 15 cwt 4×2 Fitted
For Wireless
2 x Driver Operators
A4 Truck 15 cwt 4×2 2 x LMG numbers, Driver
A5 Car 5 cwt 4×4 Medical Officer, Batman/Driver
A6 Truck 15 cwt 4×2 Medical Officer’s Orderly, Sanitary Dutyman, Driver
S7 Truck 15 cwt 4×2
Wireless House
2 x Operators, Driver Operator, Royal Signals
– Wireless Set No 22
A7 Car 5 cwt 4×4 Duty Sergeant, Vehicle Mechanic
S4 Car 5 cwt 4×4
& Trailer 10 cwt
Corporal Linesman, 2 x Linesmen, Driver, Royal Signals
– Cable Layer
S5 Truck 3 Ton 4×4 2 x Corporal Operators, 4 x Operators, 2 x Linesmen,
Driver, Royal Signals
S6 Truck 3 Ton 4×4 Corporal Electrician, Instrument Mechanic,
Operator, Royal Signals, Cook Army Catering
Corps, Driver Mechanic – Charging set
S8 Car 5 cwt 4×4 3 x Linesmen Royal Signals
S9 Car 5 cwt 4×4 Despatch Rider Royal Signals
  Motorcycle Despatch Rider Royal Signals


B Echelon


Q1 Truck 15 cwt 4×2 Quartermaster, Sergeant Technical Storeman, Batman/Driver
Q2 Truck 15 cwt 4×2 Water Water Dutyman, Driver
Q3 Truck 3 Ton 4×4 Cook Army Catering Corps, 5 x Batmen,
Butcher, Driver
Q4 Truck 3 Ton 4×4 2 x Cooks Army Catering Corps, Butcher, Driver
Q5 Truck 3 Ton 4×4 Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant, Storeman,
Clerk, Driver
Q6 Truck 3 Ton 4×4 Technical Storeman, Sergeant Armourer REME,
  Travelling Platform 20 mm Anti-Aircraft Gun
  Travelling Platform 20 mm Anti-Aircraft Gun


Light Aid Detachment Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers (REME)


LAD1 Car 4 seater 4×4 WO 1 Armament Artificer, Sergeant Vehicle Mechanic
LAD2 Motorcycle Storeman
LAD3 Truck 3 Ton 4×4 Storeman, Fitter, Driver Mechanic
LAD4 Truck 3 Ton 4×4 Electrician (Vehicle & Plant), Welder, Fitter, Driver Mechanic
LAD5 Truck 3 Ton 6×4 Breakdown Fitter, Driver Mechanic



The Royal Artillery 1939-45