12 Coast Regiment RA

12 Coast Regiment RA was formed in Hong Kong, in December 1940 by re-designation of 12 Heavy Regiment. The Regiment was captured at Hong Kong in December 1941 and placed in suspended animation.

Dec 40 Re-designation of 12 Heavy Regiment  
Dec 40 Hong Kong Defences Hong Kong
25 Dec 41 Captured at Hong Kong  

 

Batteries

Dec 40 20, 24, 35
Feb 41 35 Battery becomes 965 Defence Battery
Dec 41 20 Coast Battery converted to Hong Kong Singapore RA
due to lack of British coast artillery personnel.
Re-designated 26 battery Hong Kong Singapore RA
Dec 41 24 RA, 26 HKS RA, 965 RA (attached)

Western Fire Command

24 Battery

Mount Davis 3 x 9.2 inch Guns

 

26 Battery

Stonecutters 3 x 6 inch Guns & 2 x 60 pounder Guns
Jubilee 3 x 6 inch Guns

 

965 Battery

Belcher’s Upper 1 x 6 inch Gun
Belcher’s Lower 2 x 4.7 inch Guns
Repulse Bay 2 x 18 pounder Guns
Tytam Bay 2 x 18 pounder Guns
Stanley Bay 2 x 18 pounder Guns
Promontory Bay 1 x 2 pounder Gun
Island Bay 1 x 2 pounder Gun
Deepwater Bay 1 x 2 pounder Gun
Tai Ho Wan 1 x 2 pounder Gun

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45