557 Coast Regiment RA

557 Coast Regiment RA was formed as 19 Coast Artillery Group RA at St Austell with five batteries, in October 1940. It was re-designated 557 Coast Regiment RA in June 1941. RHQ was disbanded in April 1944 and the batteries dispersed.

Oct 40 Formed as 19 Coast Artillery Group St Austell, Cornwall, UK
Jun 41 Became 557 Coast Regiment St Austell, Cornwall, UK
Nov 42 Home Forces Lostwithiel, Cornwall, UK
Apr 44 Disbanded  

 

Batteries

Oct 40 364, 392, 393, 396, 397
Mar 41 212, 214, 364, 392, 393, 396, 397
Aug 42 212, 214, 379, 393, 394
Oct 42 212, 214, 364, 379, 393, 394, 398
Mar 43 212, 364, 379, 393, 394

 

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45