57 (East Surrey) Anti-Tank Regiment RA (TA)

57 (East Surrey) Anti-Tank Regiment RA (TA) was converted from 5th Battalion The East Surrey Regiment with four batteries in November 1938. The Regiment fought with the BEF in 1940. it moved to the Middle East in July 1942 and to Italy in September 1943.  The Regiment was put in suspended animation in December 1946. In January 1947, 57 (East Surrey) Anti-Tank Regiment RA (TA) was re-constituted as 381 (East Surrey) Anti-Tank Regiment RA (TA).

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.

3 Sep 39 44 (Home Counties) Infantry Division 57 (East Surrey) Anti-Tank Regiment RA (TA) 44 Infantry Division Wimbledon, London, UK
Mar 40 44 (Home Counties) Infantry Division 57 (East Surrey) Anti-Tank Regiment RA (TA) 44 Infantry Division France
Jun 40 44 (Home Counties) Infantry Division 57 (East Surrey) Anti-Tank Regiment RA (TA) 44 Infantry Division UK
Jul 42 44 (Home Counties) Infantry Division 44 Infantry Division Alamein, Egypt
Nov 42 7 Armd Division 7 Armoured Division N Africa
Jun 43 Middle East Land Forces Middle East Forces N Africa
Sep 43 8 Army 8 Army Salerno, Italy
May 44 8 Army 8 Army Cassino, Italy

 

Batteries

3 Sep 39 225, 226, 227, 228
Sep 41 225, 226, 227
Oct 41 225, 226, 227, 300
May 43 192, 225, 226, 227

 

Equipment

Mar 40 2 pdr Guns
Oct 42 48 x 6 pdr Guns, 16 x 2 pdr Guns
Jan 43 227 Battery 4.2 inch Mortars

 

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45