121 (West Riding) Field Regiment RA (TA)

121 (West Riding) Field Regiment RA (TA) was formed with two batteries at Bramley, Leeds in April 1939 as a duplicate of 69 Field Regiment. In February 1941 a third battery was formed in County Durham. In January 1944 121 (West Riding) Field Regiment RA (TA) was converted to  121 (West Riding) Medium Regiment RA (TA).

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)

Apr 39 46 Infantry Division 121 west riding field 46 Infantry Division Leeds, Yorkshire, UK
Apr 40 46 Infantry Division 121 west riding field 46 Infantry Division France
Jun 40 46 Infantry Division 121 west riding field 46 Infantry Division UK
Jul 40   Home Forces UK
Oct 41 10 Army 121 west riding field 10 Army Iraq
Dec 41 10 Indian Division 10 Indian Division Iraq
Jun 42 10 Indian Division 10 Indian Division N Africa
Jul 42 British Troops Egypt British Troops Egypt N Africa
Sep 42 23 Armoured Brigade 121 west riding field 23 Armoured Brigade N Africa
Oct 42 23 Armoured Brigade 121 west riding field 23 Armoured Brigade Alamein, Egypt
Dec 42 8 Army 8 Army N Africa
Jul 43 Middle East Land Forces Middle East Forces N Africa
Sep 43 8 Army 8 Army Salerno, Italy
Jan 44   Became 121 Medium Regiment  

 

Batteries

Apr 39 275 (3rd West Riding), 276 (11th West Riding)
Feb 41 275, 276, 486
Jun 42 275, 276
Jun 43 161, 275, 276 – 161 Battery disbanded
Jan 44 275, 276 – converted to Medium Batteries

 

Equipment

Sep 42 Valentine Observation Post Tanks
Oct 42 16 x 25 pdr Self Propelled Bishop

 

 

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45