561 Coast Regiment RA

561 Coast Regiment RA was formed as 23 Coast Artillery Group RA at Blackpool with one battery, in October 1940. It was re-designated 561 Coast Regiment RA in June 1941. RHQ was disbanded in May 1943 and the batteries joined 562 Coast Regiment RA.
Oct 40 Formed as 23 Coast Artillery Group Blackpool, Lancashire, UK
Jun 41 Became 561 Coast Regiment Blackpool, Lancashire, UK
Nov 42 Home Forces Workington, Cumbria, UK
May 43 Disbanded  

 

Batteries

Oct 40 422
Nov 42 401, 406

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45