179 Field Regiment RA

179 Field Regiment RA was formed mainly from 12 Battalion The Worcestershire Regiment in January 1942 at Gravesend with three batteries. After two years of training in Kent it sailed for Normandy on 17 June 1944. By August they were on the banks of the Seine. They took part in Operation Market Garden supporting the Guards. By October they had crossed into Holland and in November in to Germany.  The Regiment took part in Operation Veritable, firing non-stop for 20 hours. They finished their war in May 1945 at Sudeburg in Germany. 179 Field Regiment RA was disbanded in February 1946.

Mar 42   Formed from 12th Battalion The Worcestershire Regiment Gravesend, Kent UK
Mar 42   Home Forces Margate, Kent, UK
Jun 42 43 (Wessex) Infantry Division 179 Field Regiment RA 43 Infantry Division Margate, Kent, UK
Aug 42 43 (Wessex) Infantry Division 179 Field Regiment RA 43 Infantry Division Ramsgate, Kent, UK
Apr 44 43 (Wessex) Infantry Division 179 Field Regiment RA 43 Infantry Division Bexhill, Sussex, UK
Jun 44 43 (Wessex) Infantry Division 179 Field Regiment RA 43 Infantry Division Normandy, France
Aug 44 43 (Wessex) Infantry Division 179 Field Regiment RA 43 Infantry Division Vernon, France
Sep 44 43 (Wessex) Infantry Division 179 Field Regiment RA 43 Infantry Division Escaut Canal, Belgium
Oct 44 43 (Wessex) Infantry Division 43 Infantry Division Mook, Holland
Nov 44 43 (Wessex) Infantry Division 43 Infantry Division Geilenkirchen, Germany
Feb 45 43 (Wessex) Infantry Division 43 Infantry Division Nutterden, Germany
Feb 45 43 (Wessex) Infantry Division 43 Infantry Division Marienbaun, Germany
Apr 45 43 (Wessex) Infantry Division 43 Infantry Division Ildeshausen, Germany
May 45 43 (Wessex) Infantry Division 43 Infantry Division Sudeburg, Germany

 

Batteries

Mar 42 P, Q, R
Jan 43 171, 172, 173

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45