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.
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.
|Dec 40||Re-designation of 12 Heavy Regiment|
|Dec 40||Hong Kong Defences||Hong Kong|
|25 Dec 41||Captured at Hong Kong|
|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
|Mount Davis||3 x 9.2 inch Guns|
|Stonecutters||3 x 6 inch Guns & 2 x 60 pounder Guns|
|Jubilee||3 x 6 inch Guns|
|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|