123 (West Riding) Field Regiment RA (TA)

123 (West Riding) Field Regiment RA (TA) was formed in May 1939 with two batteries as a duplicate of 71 Field Regiment. In December 1940 a third battery was formed at Houghton le Spring, Sunderland. In November 1944 it converted to 123 (West Riding) Parachute Field Regiment RA (TA) reverting to a standard field regiment in September 1945. Post war the Regiment went into suspended animation in September 1946 and was re-constituted as 323 (West Riding) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA) in January 1947.

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(Title authorised February 1942)

May 39 46 Infantry Division 123 west riding field 46 Infantry Division Sheffield, Yorkshire, UK
Apr 40 46 Infantry Division 123 west riding field 46 Infantry Division France
Jun 40 46 Infantry Division 46 Infantry Division UK
Jul 40   Home Forces UK
Aug 42   32 Indian Armoured Division Poona, India
Nov 44   Became 123 Parachute Field Regiment  
Sep 45   Reverts to 123 Field Regiment  

 

Batteries

May 39 283 (9th West Riding), 284 (12th West RIding)
Dec 40 283, 284, 488

 

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45