125 (Northumbrian) Anti-Tank Regiment RA (TA)

125 (Northumbrian) Anti-Tank Regiment RA (TA) was converted from 125 Field Regiment in July 1940, with four batteries. The Regiment was captured at Singapore in February 1942 and not reformed. 125 (Northumbrian) Anti-Tank Regiment RA (TA) was reconstituted as 325 (Durham) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) in January 1947.

Illustrations of the formation badges under which a unit served or supported are given. This is no guarantee that the unit used this formations badge.

Jul 40   Formed from 125 Field Regiment  
Jul 40 18 Infantry Division 125 (Northumbrian) Anti-Tank Regiment RA (TA) 18 Infantry Division Norfolk, UK
Dec 40 18 Infantry Division 125 (Northumbrian) Anti-Tank Regiment RA (TA) 18 Infantry Division Scotland
Mar 41 18 Infantry Division 18 Infantry Division Gourock, Renfrew, Scotland

 

The regiment embarked on P&O ship Strathaird for Middle East. Returned to port after 10 days for repairs. Regiment disembarked and employed fire watching in Glasgow. Later moved to Liverpool to aid in Civil Defence.

 

Jun 41 Home Forces
The regiment re-equipped
Middlewich, Cheshire, UK

 

28 Oct 41 – Embarked S.S. Oronsay at Avonmouth. Arrived Halifax, Nova Scotia 8 Nov and transferred to US troopship Dickman. Arrived Bombay on 27 Dec via Trinidad and Capetown.

 

Dec 41 18 Infantry Division 18 Infantry Division India
Feb 42 18 Infantry Division 18 Infantry Division Malaya

 

The regiment was on the Empress of Asia when it was sunk near Singapore on 5 Feb 42. The survivors then fought as infantry but with one troop of 2 pdr guns. Captured at Singapore.

 

Batteries

Jul 40 A, B, C, D

Equipment

Jul 40 2 pdr Guns

 

 

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45