556 Coast Regiment RA

556 Coast Regiment RA was formed as 18 Coast Artillery Group RA at Torquay with six batteries, in October 1940. It was re-designated 556 Coast Regiment RA in June 1941. The Regiment was disbanded in June 1945.

Oct 40 Formed as 18 Coast Artillery Group Torquay, Devon, UK
Jun 41 Became 556 Coast Regiment Torquay, Devon, UK
Nov 42 Home Forces Totnes, Devon, UK
Jun 45 Disbanded Exmouth, Devon, UK

 

Batteries

Oct 40 361, 362, 363, 378, 390, 391
May 42 361, 362, 363, 391, 399
Aug 42 361, 363, 378, 391, 399
Apr 44 361, 362, 363, 364, 377, 378, 389, 391, 395, 399, 402

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45