85 Anti-Tank Regiment RA

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.

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Sep 41   Formed from 20, 63, 68 & 70 Anti-Tank Regiments Walsingham, Co Durham, UK
Sep 41   Home Forces UK
Nov 41 Malaya Command 85 Anti-Tank Regiment RA Malaya Command Malaya
Feb 42   Captured Singapore



Jan 42 45, 251, 270, 281



Jan 42 36 x 2 pdr Guns


The Royal Artillery 1939-45