Survey Regiment Regimental Headquarters

1943

RHQ Party

Svy ZCar 4 Seater 4×4Commanding Officer, Subaltern, Driver
Svy MC1MotorcycleCO’s Orderly
Svy S2Truck 15 cwt Fitted for Wireless
(FFW) R Sigs
Driver Operator, Operator –
2 x Wireless set No.19
Svy Z2Truck 15 cwt FFWSecond in Command (2i/c), 2 x Driver
Operators – Wireless set No.22
Svy MC2Motorcycle2i/c’s Orderly
MotorcycleDespatch Rider R Sigs
Svy S3Truck 15 cwt FFW R SigsCorporal Operator, 2 x Operaors, Driver
Mechanic – 2 x Wireless set No.19
Svy SUR1Car 5 cwt 4×4Survey Officer, Surveyor

Adjutant’s Party

Svy A1Truck 15 cwtAdjutant, Sergeant Clerk, Signaller, Batman/Driver
Svy MC3MotorcycleAdjutant’s Orderly
Svy S1Truck 15 cwt FFW R SigsSignals Officer, Batman/Driver
Svy S4Truck 15 cwt FFW R SigsCorporal Operator, 2 x Operators, Driver Mechanic –
Wireless sets No.19 & No.19 HP
MotorcycleSignals Sergeant R Sigs
MotorcycleDespatch Rider R Sigs
MotorcycleLinesman R Sigs

RHQ Group

Svy MC4MotorcycleRegimental Sergeant Major
Svy A2Lorry 3 ton 4×4 GS2 x Clerks, Sanitary Dutyman, Batman, Driver
Svy A3Car 5 cwt 4×4Medical Officer (MO), Batman/Driver
Svy A4Truck 15 cwtMO’s Orderly, Driver – Medical stores
Svy A5Truck 15 cwt FFW3 x Signallers, 2 x Driver Operators
Svy A6Truck 15 cwtSergeant, 2 x Gunners local defence, Driver –
2 x LMG’s, Tows Travelling Platform 20mm
Svy S5Car 5 cwt 4×4 R SigsCorporal Linesman, 2 x Linesman, Driver –
tows 10 cwt trailer
Svy S6Lorry 3 ton 4×4 Signals
Office R Sigs
2 x Corporal Operators, 4 x Operators, 2 x Linesmen, Driver
Svy S7Lorry 3 ton 4×4 R SigsCorporal Electrician, Instrument Mechanic, Operator,
Cook ACC, Driver Mechanic
Svy S8Truck 15 cwt R Sigs3 x Linesmen – Cable layer
MotorcycleSignals Electician R Sigs
MotorcycleDespatch Rider R Sigs
MotorcycleDespatch Rider R Sigs

B Echelon

Svy Q1Truck 15 cwtQuartermaster, RQMS, Batman Driver
Svy Q2Truck 15 cwt WaterWater Dutyman, Driver
Svy Q3Lorry 3 ton 4×4 GSTechnical Storeman, Vehicle Mechanic, Sergeant
Armourer REME, 2 x Gunners local defence, Driver –
2 x LMG’s, Tows Travelling Platform 20mm
Svy Q4Lorry 3 ton 4×4
Machinery Z
Armanent Artificer (Wireless), Telecommunications
mechanic, Armanent Artificer (Instrument),
2 x Instruments Mechanics, Driver
Svy Q5Lorry 3 ton 4×4 GSButchery Dutyman, 3 x Cooks, Driver – Cooking sets
& stores
Svy Q6Lorry 3 ton 4×4 GSStoreman, Driver – Quartermaster stores

HQ Observation Troop

This troop was for ranging friendly artillery air bursts rather than observing enemy fire. Normally one observation section would be deployed to each forward division. Its communications were to the Corp Counter Battery Officer.

Headquarters

Svy RXCar 5 cwt 4×4Captain, Sergeant Surveyor, Driver –
tows 10 cwt trailer
MotorcycleOrderly
Svy M1Truck 15 cwt 4×4Signaller, 2 x Driver Operators

Observation Section

Section 1Section 2
Svy OX1Svy OX5Car 5 cwt 4×4Subaltern, Surveyor, Batman/Driver
MotorcycleOrderly
Svy OX2Svy OX6Car 5 cwt 4×42 x Surveyors – tows 10 cwt trailer
Svy OX3Svy OX7Car 5 cwt 4×42 x Surveyors – tows 10 cwt trailer
Svy OX4Svy OX8Car 5 cwt 4×42 x Surveyors – tows 10 cwt trailer
Svy GX1Svy GX2Truck 15 cwtSergeant Surveyor, 4 x Surveyors, Driver –
tows 10 cwt trailer
Svy M2Svy M3Truck 15 cwtDriver – Cable layer, cable reels

Troop Echelon

Svy QX1Lorry 3 ton 4×4 GSBatman, Water Dutyman, 2 x Cooks, Driver –
Tows water trailer
Svy QX2Lorry 3 ton 4×4 GSVehicle Mechanic, Storeman, Driver

Light Aid Detachment REME

Car 4 Seater 4×2WO1 Armament Artificer, Sergeant Vehicle Mechanic
MotorcycleStoreman
Lorry 3 ton 4×4Storeman, 2 x Vehicle Mechanics, Driver Mechanic – Stores & tools
Lorry 3 ton 4×4Electrician Vehicle & Plant, Welder, 2 x Vehicle mechanics, Driver Mechanic – Stores & tools
Lorry 3 ton 6×4 BreakdownVehicle Mechanic, Driver Mechanic
The Royal Artillery 1939-45