83 Anti-Tank Regiment RA was formed at RHQ 62 Anti-Tank Regiment in East Grinstead in September 1941. It took over batteries from four different anti-tank regiments. In June 1942, it was re-designated RHQ “Y” Field Regiment (later 165 Field Regiment). In July 1942 a new RHQ was formed with the original batteries. 83 Anti-Tank Regiment RA, less one battery, disbanded in December 1944.
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 14, 56, 66 & 67 Anti-Tank Regiments||East Grinstead, Sussex, UK|
|Sep 41||Home Forces||Clacton, Essex, UK|
|Dec 41||Embarked for Middle East|
|Feb 42||8 Indian Division||Basra, Iraq|
|May 42||Disbanded – RHQ & 224 Battery formed “Y” later
165 Field Regiment
|Aug 42||British Troops Egypt||N Africa|
|Jan 43||9 Army||Palestine|
|Aug 44||3 Corps||N Africa|
|Sep 41||68, 222, 262, 265|
|Oct 41||68, 224, 262, 265|