174 Field Regiment RA

174 Field Regiment RA was formed from 8 Defence Regiment RA in January 1942 at Neswick Hall, Driffield with three batteries. The Regiment joined 55 Infantry Division which was a Home Defence Division. Originally in Northern Command, they moved to South Western District at the beginning of 1943. The batteries went to an independent role in January 1943. RHQ of 174 Field Regiment RA was disbanded in March 1943, personnel used to form RHQ 52 Heavy Regiment.

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.

Jan 42   Formed from 8 Defence Regiment Driffield, Yorkshire, UK
Jan 42   Home Forces UK
Jul 42 55 (West Lancashire) Infantry Division 174 Field Regiment RA 55 Infantry Division UK
Mar 43   RHQ Disbanded, batteries became independent  



Jan 42 A, B, C
Mar 42 P, Q, R
Jan 43 159, 160, 161


The Royal Artillery 1939-45