111 (Bolton) Field Regiment RA (TA)

111 (Bolton) Field Regiment RA (TA) was formed in July 1939 in Bolton as a duplicate of 53 Field Regiment with two batteries . In November 1940 a third battery was formed. Post war 111 (Bolton) Field Regiment RA (TA) went into suspended animation in November 1945 and was disbanded in January 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.

(Title authorised February 1942)

Jul 39

66 Infantry Division 111 bolton field regiment
Not
used

66 Infantry Division UK
Jul 40 42 (East Lancashire) Infantry Division 111 bolton field regiment 42 Infantry Division Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK
Oct 41   Home Forces UK
Oct 42 50 (Northumbrian) Infantry Division 111 bolton field regiment 50 Infantry Division Alamein, Egypt
Nov 42   8 Army N Africa
Mar 43 2 New Zealand Division 8 Armoured Brigade, 2 New Zealand Division N Africa
May 43 8 Army 8 Army N Africa
Jul 43 6 AGRA arm badge 6 AGRA Sicily
Sep 43 15 Army Group 15 Army Group Italy
Mar 44 15 Army Group 15 Army Group Vis, Yugoslavia
Sep 44   Floyd Force Bari, Italy
Oct 44   Adriatic Brigade (Floyd Force) Yugoslavia
Nov 45   Suspended animation  

 

Batteries

Jul 39 211, 212
Nov 40 211, 212, 476
May 42 211, 212, 476, 102 Anti-Tank Battery
Sep 42 211, 212, 476

 

Equipment

Sep 42 24 x 25 pdr Guns, Stuart Observation Post Tanks

 

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45