551 Coast Regiment RA

551 Coast Regiment RA was formed as 13 Coast Artillery Group RA at Dungeness with four batteries, in October 1940. It was re-designated 551 Coast Regiment RA in June 1941. RHQ was disbanded in April 1944 with 340 Battery joining 519 Coast Regiment RA(TA) and the remainder joining 520 Coast Regiment RA(TA).

Oct 40 Formed as 13 Coast Artillery Group Dungeness, Kent, UK
Jun 41 Became 551 Coast Regiment New Romney, Kent , UK
Nov 42 Home Forces Lydd, Kent, UK
Apr 44 Disbanded  

 

Batteries

Oct 40 358, 374, 415, 416
Jan 41 358, 374, 415, 416, 423
Mar 41 213, 358, 374, 415, 416
Oct 41 213, 333, 336, 358, 374
Nov 41 194, 213, 333, 336, 341, 358, 374
Jun 42 194, 230, 333, 335, 336, 340, 374
Feb 43 194, 230, 335, 340, 374, 415, 416

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45