112 (Wessex) Field Regiment RA (TA)

The 112 (Wessex) Field Regiment RA (TA) was formed in July 1939 with the two Wiltshire batteries from 55 Field as a duplicate of 55 Field Regiment at Swindon. In March 1941 a third battery was formed at Sarre in Kent. In 1940 they were stationed in East Kent where they remained for the next 4 years. The Regiment went to Normandy after D-Day and took part in several operations there including Operations Epsom and Bluecoat. After crossing the River Seine it took part in Operatiom Market Garden, the battle for Arnhem. It then took part in a number of operations across Germany Including the Rhine crossings, until the end of the war. Post war 112 (Wessex) Field Regiment RA (TA) went into suspended animation in April 1945 and was re-constituted as 312 (Wessex) Medium Regiment RA (TA) in January 1947.

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(Title authorised February 1942)

3 Sep 39 43 (Wessex) Infantry Division 112 wessex field regiment 43 Infantry Division Swindon, Wiltshire, UK
Jun 44 43 (Wessex) Infantry Division 43 Infantry Division NW Europe

 

Batteries

Jul 39 217, 220 (Wiltshire)
Mar 41 217, 220, 477

 

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45