6 Coast Regiment RA

6 Coast Regiment RA was formed by re-designation of 6 Heavy Regiment in Ceylon in December 1940. The Diamond Hill, Elephant and Fort Frederick works became the three Coast Batteries. The Regiment was re-designated as 1 Ceylon Coast Regiment in April 1947.

Dec 40 Re-designation of 6 Heavy Regiment  
Dec 40 Ceylon Defences Trincomalee, Ceylon (Sri Lanka)

 

Batteries

Dec 40 14 Heavy Anti-Aircraft, 15 Coast, 18 Coast
Mar 42 15 Coast, 18 Coast
Oct 43 15, 18, 462, 463, 464 Coast Batteries, 601 Field Battery
Jan 45 15, 18, 462, 463, 464 Coast Batteries

 

Equipment

Jan 42 2 x 9.2 inch & 3 x 6 inch Guns
Jun 44 464 Bty – 5.25 inch Anti-Aircraft/Coast Guns

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45