83 Anti-Tank Regiment RA

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. The Regiment, less one battery, disbanded in December 1944.

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 Reformed  
Aug 42 British Troops Egypt N Africa
Jan 43 9 Army Palestine
Jul 44 Middle East Forces N Africa
Dec 44 Disbanded  

 

Batteries

Sep 41 68, 222, 262, 265
Oct 41 68, 224, 262, 265

 

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45