149 (Lancashire Yeomanry) Field Regiment RA(TA)

149 (Lancashire Yeomanry) Field Regiment RA(TA) was converted from 149 RHA in January 1941 with two batteries . In July 1941 it was converted to 149 (Lancashire Yeomanry) Anti-Tank Regiment with 4 batteries. The Regiment went into suspended animation in June 1945 and was re-constituted as 349 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA) in January 1947.

1 Jun 40 Converted from 149 RHA Rugeley, Staffordshire, UK
17 Jun 40 38 Infantry Division Stafford, Staffordshire, UK
2 x 13 pdr guns manned at
Pen-y-Fford aerodrome
Jul 40 2 (London) Division Stafford, Staffordshire, UK
13 Aug 40 2 (London) Division Great Malvern, Worcestershire, UK
3 Oct 40 2 (London) Division Stourbridge, West Midlands, UK
18 Mar 41 Embarked for Middle East  
Jun 41 Arrived Egypt Mena, Egypt
Jun 41 Converted to 149 Anti-Tank Regiment  

 

Batteries

Jun 40 432, 433

 

Equipment

Aug 40 12 x French 75 mm guns
Sep 40 Quad gun tractors
16 Nov 40 75 mm’s returned to store
30 Nov 40 25 pdr

 

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45