82 Anti-Tank Regiment RA

82 Anti-Tank Regiment RA was formed at RHQ 57 Anti-Tank Regiment in Canterbury in September 1941. It took over batteries from four different anti-tank regiments. In November 1942, it was re-designated 82 Light Anti-Aircraft/Anti-Tank Regiment and reverted to 82 Anti-Tank Regiment RA in September 1944. RHQ ceased to function in June 1945 and the Regiment, less one battery, disbanded in April 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.

Sep 41   Formed from 52, 57, 69 & 71 Anti-Tank Regiments  
Sep 41   Home Forces Canterbury, Kent, UK
Jan 42 23 Indian Infantry Division 82 Anti-Tank Regiment RA 23 Indian Division Ranchi, India
Jun 42 23 Indian Infantry Division 82 Anti-Tank Regiment RA 23 Indian Division Assam, India
Nov 42 17 Indian Div 82 Anti-Tank Regiment RA 17 Indian Division Assam, India
Nov 42   Became 82 Light Anti-Aircraft/Anti-Tank Regiment
2 batteries to 24 Light Anti-Aircraft/Anti-Tank Regiment
 
Sep 44   Became 82 Anti-Tank Regiment  
Oct 44 17 Indian Div 17 Indian Division Ranchi, India
Jan 45 17 Indian Div 17 Indian Division Wanjing, Burma (Myanmar)
Feb 45 17 Indian Div 17 Indian Division Meiktila, Burma (Myanmar)
Jun 45   Reduced to cadre  

 

Batteries

Sep 41 205, 228, 276, 284
May 42 205, 228, 276
Nov 42 228, 276
Sep 44 82, 87, 228, 276
Jun 45 87, 228, 276

 

Equipment

Feb 42 48 x 2 pdr Guns, 15 cwt Trucks
Feb 45 Each battery – 1 troop 3 inch Mortars, 1 troop Mortars/Anti-Tank, remainder as
infantry protecting the Field Regiments

 

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45