55 (Suffolk & Norfolk Yeomanry) Anti-Tank Regiment RA(TA)

55 (Suffolk & Norfolk Yeomanry) Anti-Tank Regiment RA(TA) was converted from 108 Field Regiment with four batteries in November 1938. The Regiment was put in suspended animation in December 1946. In January 1947 it was re-constituted as 308 (Suffolk Yeomanry) Anti-Tank Regiment RA(TA).

(Title changed to Suffolk Yeomanry November 1942)

3 Sep 39 54 (East Anglian) Infantry Division Swaffham, Norfolk, UK
Sep 42 79 Armoured Division UK
Apr 43 Home Forces UK
Jul 43 49 Infantry Division Leeds, Yorkshire, UK
Jul 43 49 Infantry Division Sorn Castle, Ayrshire, UK
Dec 43 49 Infantry Division Gorleston, Norfolk, UK
12 Jun 44 49 Infantry Division Rauray, France

Batteries

3 Sep 39 217, 218, 219, 220
Mar 41 217, 218, 219, 285 – (220 to independent role)
Oct 41 217, 218, 219, 296
Dec 41 217, 218, 219
Jun 43 217, 218, 219, 332
Oct 43 217, 218, 219, 220

Equipment

Jan 43 Each Battery 8 x 6 pdr, 4 x 17pdr guns (in 3 Troops of 4)
Jan 44 Each Battery 4 x 6 pdr, 8 x 17pdr guns (in 3 Troops of 4)
Oct 44 Each Battery 4 x 6 pdr, 3 x 17pdr guns, 3 x 17 pdr Self Propelled Archer

 

 

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45