56 (King’s Own) Anti-Tank Regiment RA(TA)

56 (King’s Own) Anti-Tank Regiment RA(TA) was converted from 4th Battalion The King’s Own Royal Regiment with four batteries in November 1938. It re-organised as 56 Light Anti-Aircraft/Anti-Tank Regiment in August 1943 and reverted to 56 Anti-Tank in September 1944. The Regiment was put in suspended animation in April 1946. In January 1947 it was re-constituted as 380 (King’s Own) Anti-Tank Regiment RA(TA).

3 Sep 39 42 Infantry Division Ulverston, Cumbria, UK
21 Apr 40 42 Infantry Division France
May 40 42 Infantry Division UK
Nov 41 76 Infantry Division UK
Apr 42 70 Infantry Division India
Jul 43 Eastern Army India
Aug 43 Became 56 Light Anti-Aircraft/Anti-Tank Regiment
2 batteries to 55 Light Anti-Aircraft/Anti-Tank Regiment
 
Oct 44 Became 56 Anti-Tank Regiment  
Oct 44 5 Indian Division Burma (Myanmar)
May 45 14 Army Burma (Myanmar)
Jun 45 12 Army Burma (Myanmar)
Jun 45 RA Training HQ 40 India

 

Batteries

3 Sep 39 221, 222, 223, 224
Sep 41 224 Battery to 83 Anti-Tank Regiment on formation
Jul 43 203, 221, 222, 290
Aug 44 221, 222, 351

 

Equipment

Sep 39 2 pdr Guns
Oct 44 36 x 6 pdr Guns, 36 x 3 inch Mortars
Jun 45 Re-armed as a Self Propelled Regiment

 

 

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45