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

102 (Northumberland Hussars) Anti-Tank Regiment RA(TA) was formed from 102 Light Anti-Aircraft/Anti-Tank Regiment with three batteries in February 1941. The Regiment went into suspended animation in December 1946 and reconstituted as The Northumberland Hussars, Royal Armoured Corps (TA) in January 1947.

Feb 41 Formed from 102 Light Anti-Aircraft/Anti-Tank Regiment  
Feb 41 2 Support Group N Africa
Feb 41 Attached 1 Armoured Brigade
Under command 6 Australian Division
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Jun 41 British Troops Egypt N Africa
Jan 42 1 Support Group N Africa
Feb 42 8 Army N Africa
Jul 42 8 Army Alamein, Egypt
Oct 42 50 Infantry Division N Africa
Jul 43 50 Infantry Division Sicily
Nov 43 50 Infantry Division UK
Jun 44 50 Infantry Division NW Europe
Dec 44 15 Infantry Division NW Europe

 

Batteries

Feb 41 287, 288, 289
Mar 42 Unofficially within the regiment known as B, C, D
Batteries split up to different units re-forming in Sep 42
B Bty to 107 RHA, C Bty to 2 RHA, D Bty to 4 RHA
Sep 42 99, 107, 288, 289
Oct 45 107, 288, 289

 

Equipment

1943 17 pdr Pheasant
Jun 44 1 x Troop M 10, 2 x Troops 6 pdr per battery
Dec 44 17 pdr Self Propelled Archer replaced M 10’s. Valentine MkXI’s
Mar 45 99 Battery 17 pdr Self Propelled Archer, remainder 6 pdr exchanged for towed 17 pdrs

 

They had Tac Signs in their Yeomanry colours of light & dark blue   102 Atk tac

 

 

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45