542 Coast Regiment RA was formed as 2 Coast Artillery Group RA at Aberdeen with 243 Battery, in October 1940. It was re-designated 542 Coast Regiment RA in June 1941. RHQ and 305 Battery were disbanded in April 1944 with 241 Battery placed in suspended animation and 304 Battery joining 4 Coast Regiment RA (disbanding in June 1945).
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|Oct 40||Formed as 2 Coast Artillery Group||Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, UK|
|Oct 40||Scottish Command||Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, UK|
|Jun 41||Became 542 Coast Regiment||Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, UK|
|Jun 41||243, 306|
|Mar 42||243, 304 (Nigg)|
|Sep 42||241 (North Sutor), 304, 305|