10 Field Regiment RA

Formed as 39 Brigade-Division  RFA in March 1900. It was re-designated as 39 Brigade Royal Field Artillery in 1903. In May 1920 it became 10 Brigade RFA. It changed title again in June 1924 to 10 Field Brigade RA. 10 Field Regiment RA was re-designated from 10 Field Brigade in May 1938. It was on a two battery basis, before changing to a three battery set up in June 1940.  Post war 10 Field Regiment RA became 40 Field Regiment in April 1947.

Illustrations of the formation badges under which a unit served or supported are given. This is no guarantee that the unit used this formations badge.

3 Sep 39 2 Infantry Division early 10 Field Regiment RA 2 Infantry Division Deepcut, Surrey, UK
24 Sep 39 2 Infantry Division early 10 Field Regiment RA 2 Infantry Division Grez-en-Bouere, France
October 39 2 Infantry Division early 10 Field Regiment RA 2 Infantry Division Landas, France
12 May 40 2 Infantry Division early 10 Field Regiment RA 2 Infantry Division River Dyle, Belgium
18 May 40 2 Infantry Division early 10 Field Regiment RA 2 Infantry Division Tournai, Belgium
21 May 40 2 Infantry Division early 2 Infantry Division Laventie, France
23 May 2 Infantry Division early 2 Infantry Division Watou, Belgium
29 May 2 Infantry Division early 2 Infantry Division Malo les Bains, France
Jun 40 2 Infantry Division 2 Infantry Division UK
Jun 42 2 Infantry Division 2 Infantry Division India
Apr 43 36 Infantry Division 36 Indian Division India
Sep 43 2 Infantry Division 2 Infantry Division India
Apr 44 2 Infantry Division 2 Infantry Division Kohima, India
Apr 45 2 Infantry Division 2 Infantry Division Chittagong, Bangladesh
Jun 45 2 Infantry Division 2 Infantry Division Secunderabad, India

Batteries

May 20 30, 46, 51, 54
May 38 30/46, 51/54
Jun 40 A, B, C
Feb 41 30, 46, 51/54

Equipment

Sep 39 18/25pdr Guns, Morris CDSW Gun Tractors
Apr 43 30 Battery 6 x 3.7 inch Howitzers – 46 Battery to Light Anti-Aircraft
Sep 43 30 Battery 3.7 inch Howitzers – remainder 25 pdr
Oct 43 46 Battery – 105 mm M7 Self Propelled Priest
Mar 44 24 x 25 pdr

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45