85 Anti-Tank Regiment RA was formed at RHQ 68 Anti-Tank Regiment in Walsingham in September 1941. It took over batteries from four different anti-tank regiments. When they left the UK they were headed for Basra. They were diverted at Durban to Singapore. 85 Anti-Tank Regiment RA was put into suspended animation after capture at Singapore in February 1942.
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 20, 63, 68 & 70 Anti-Tank Regiments||Walsingham, Co Durham, UK|
|Sep 41||Home Forces||UK|
|Nov 41||Malaya Command||Malaya|
|Jan 42||45, 251, 270, 281|
|Jan 42||36 x 2 pdr Guns|