71 Anti-Tank Regiment RA

71 Anti-Tank Regiment RA was formed from two batteries of 70 Anti-Tank Regiment and two new batteries in September 1940 at Hinton, Liverpool. It joined 53 (Welsh) Division and carried out training in the UK. It went to Normandy with the Division in June 1944. 71 Anti-Tank Regiment RA was disbanded in October 1945.

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.

Sep 40   Formed from 70 Anti-Tank Regiment Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
Sep 40 53 (Welsh) Infantry Division 71 Anti-Tank Regiment RA 53 Infantry Division UK
Nov 40 53 (Welsh) Infantry Division 71 Anti-Tank Regiment RA 53 Infantry Division Ireland
Apr 41 61 Infantry Division 71 Anti-Tank Regiment RA 61 Infantry Division UK
Jun 41 53 (Welsh) Infantry Division 53 Infantry Division UK
Apr 42 53 (Welsh) Infantry Division 53 Infantry Division Rochester, Kent, UK
Jun 44 53 (Welsh) Infantry Division 53 Infantry Division NW Europe

 

Batteries

Sep 40 278, 279, 283, 284
Oct 41 107, 278, 279, 283
Jun 43 278, 279, 283, 336

 

Equipment

Sep 40 2 pdr Guns
May 44 8 x 17 pdrs – Quad Tractors & 4 x 6 pdrs per battery – Lloyd Carriers
Aug 44 4 x 6 pdrs, 4 x 17 pdrs & 4 x 17 pdr Self Propelled Archer per battery
Apr 45 17 pdr Self Propelled Archer, Locust Light Tank

 

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45