508 (Tynemouth) Coast Regiment RA(TA)

508 (Tynemouth) Coast Regiment RA(TA) was formed from a part of Tynemouth Heavy Regiment RA(TA) in July 1940. RHQ, less the batteries, and Fire Command HQ became 616 Infantry Regiment RA(TA), in January 1945. The batteries all went to 526 Coast Regiment RA(TA). RHQ was placed in suspended animation in October 1945 and was reconstituted in January 1947 as 404 (Tynemouth) Coast Regiment RA(TA).

Jul 40 Formed from part of Tynemouth Heavy Regiment  
Jul 40 Home Forces UK
Dec 42 Tynemouth Fire Command Tynemouth, Tyne & Wear, UK
Jan 45 Became 616 Infantry Regiment RA(TA)  

 

Batteries

Jul 40 A, B, C
Dec 40 A, B, C, 348
Apr 41 259, 260, 261, 262, 263, 348
Nov 41 259, 260, 261, 262, 263, 348, 420
Oct 42 259, 260, 262, 263, 348, 420
Sep 43 259, 260, 262, 263, 348
Apr 44 259, 260, 262, 263, 264, 312, 314, 348, 397
Oct 44 266, 310, 311, 312, 313, 314, 348, 397, 444

 

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45