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.
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Oct 40   Formed as 23 Coast Artillery Group Blackpool, Lancashire, UK
Oct 40 Western Command 561 Coast Regiment RA Western Command Blackpool, Lancashire, UK
Jun 41   Became 561 Coast Regiment Blackpool, Lancashire, UK
Nov 42 Western Command Western Command Workington, Cumbria, UK
May 43   Disbanded  



Oct 40 422 (Bransty)
Nov 42 401, 406


The Royal Artillery 1939-45