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