66 Anti-Tank Regiment RA (TA)

66 Anti-Tank Regiment RA (TA) was formed as a duplicate of 56 Anti-Tank Regiment with four batteries in June 1939. The Regiment was put in suspended animation in August 1945. In January 1947, 66 Anti-Tank Regiment RA (TA) was reconstituted as 390 (King’s Own) Light Anti-Aircraft 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.

Granted title 66 (King’s Own) Anti-Tank Regiment February 1942

3 Sep 39 55 (West Lancashire) Infantry Division uniform badge 66 Anti-Tank Regiment RA (TA) 55 Infantry Division Crosby, Merseyside, UK
Nov 39 55 (West Lancashire) Infantry Division uniform badge 66 Anti-Tank Regiment RA (TA) 55 Infantry Division Rugeley, Staffordshire, UK
Apr 40 55 (West Lancashire) Infantry Division uniform badge 66 Anti-Tank Regiment RA (TA) 55 Infantry Division Blythburgh, Suffolk, UK
May 40 59 (Staffordshire) Infantry Division 66 Anti-Tank Regiment RA (TA) 59 Infantry Division UK
Jul 40 55 (West Lancashire) Infantry Division uniform badge 66 Anti-Tank Regiment RA (TA) 55 Infantry Division UK
Sep 40 55 (West Lancashire) Infantry Division uniform badge 66 Anti-Tank Regiment RA (TA) 55 Infantry Division Guiting Power, Gloucestershire, UK
Nov 40 55 (West Lancashire) Infantry Division uniform badge 55 Infantry Division Deddington, Oxfordshire, UK
Apr 41 55 (West Lancashire) Infantry Division uniform badge 55 Infantry Division Alfriston, Sussex, UK
Jun 41 55 (West Lancashire) Infantry Division uniform badge 55 Infantry Division Farnborough, Hampshire, UK
Jul 41 55 (West Lancashire) Infantry Division uniform badge 55 Infantry Division Halesworth, Suffolk, UK
Sep 41 55 (West Lancashire) Infantry Division uniform badge 55 Infantry Division
Cadre to form 81 Anti-Tank Regiment
Robertsbridge, Sussex, UK
Jul 44   Home Forces UK

 

Batteries

3 Sep 39 261, 262, 263, 264
Aug 41 261, 263, 264, 297
Oct 41 261, 263, 264
Jan 42 261, 263, 264, 306
Jul 42 261, 263, 264
Jun 43 261, 263, 264, 334

 

Equipment

Apr 40 2 pdr Guns, Ford Saloon tractors
Apr 41 2 pdrs replaced by French 75 mm Guns
Jun 41 2 pdrs reissued, 75’s returned

 

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45