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. 79 Anti-Tank Regiment RA was disbanded in March 1946.
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.
|Oct 41||India Command||India|
|Mar 42||10 Army||Iraq|
|May/Jun 42||Redesignated RHQ X Field Regiment (later 164 Field)
Reformed as 79 Anti-Tank Regiment
|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|
|Oct 41||103, 104, 105|
|Sep 42||103, 104, 105, 291|