79 Anti-Tank Regiment RA

79 Anti-Tank Regiment RA was formed in India with three batteries in October 1941. In May 1942, RHQ was redesignated RHQ “X” Field Regiment becoming 164 Field Regiment the following month. The Regiment was re-formed in the Middle East in June 1942 with the original batteries. It was disbanded in March 1946.

Oct 41 Formed India
Oct 41 India Command India
Mar 42 10 Army Iraq
May 42 Disbanded & reformed  
Jun 42 8 Army N Africa
Sep 42 31 Indian Armoured Division Persia (Iran)
Nov 42 31 Indian Armoured Division Iraq
Nov 43 31 Indian Armoured Division Egypt
Feb 44 31 Indian Armoured Division Palestine
May 44 31 Indian Armoured Division Syria

 

Batteries

Oct 41 103, 104, 105
Sep 42 103, 104, 105, 291

 

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45