165 Field Regiment RA

Formed as Y Field Regiment RA in May 1942 with three batteries by the re-designation of RHQ 83 Anti-Tank Regiment. In June 1942 it was re-designated 165 Field Regiment RA. By September it was down to a single battery until April 1943, when it returned to three batteries. 165 Field Regiment RA was disbanded in December 1944. 64 Battery went to 2 Parachute Brigade Group as “A” Airlanding Light Battery RA and was re-numbered as 64 Battery in February 1945.

May 42   Formed as Y Field Regiment from 83 Anti-Tank Regiment Persia (Iran)
May 42 6 Indian Division 165 field regiment ra 26 Indian Infantry Brigade, 6 Indian Division Persia (Iran)
Jun 42   Became 165 Field Regiment Persia (Iran)
Jul 42 6 Indian Division 165 field regiment ra 26 Indian Infantry Brigade, 6 Indian Division N Africa
Aug 42 Middle East Land Forces Middle East Forces N Africa
May 43 231 Infantry Brigade 165 field regiment ra 231 Infantry Brigade N Africa
Jul 43 231 Infantry Brigade 165 field regiment ra 231 Infantry Brigade Sicily
Sep 43 8 Army 8 Army Italy
May 44 8 Army 8 Army Cassino, Italy
Dec 44   Disbanded  

 

 

Batteries

May 42 224, 463, 486
Jul 42 224 Battery returns to 83 Anti-Tank Regiment, 463 Battery to 104 RHA
Apr 43 64, 188, 486

 

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45