18 Field Regiment RA

The unit was raised as 18 Brigade Royal Field Artillery in 1900. It became 18 Field Brigade Royal Artillery in June 1924. 18 Field Brigade was re-organised as 18 Field Regiment RA in May 1938 on a two battery basis. It changed to three batteries in February 1941. Post war 18 Field Regiment RA was re-designated 48 Field Regiment RA in April 1947.

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.

3 Sep 39 2 Infantry Division early 18 Field Regiment RA 2 Infantry Division Deepcut, Surrey, UK
Sep 39 2 Infantry Division early 18 Field Regiment RA 2 Infantry Division France
Feb 40 48 Infantry Division 18 Field Regiment RA 48 Infantry Division France
Jun 40 48 (South Midland) Infantry Division 18 Field Regiment RA 48 Infantry Division UK
Feb 41 24 Infantry Brigade 24 Independent Brigade Group UK
Nov 42   43 Indian Armoured Division Secunderabad, India
Apr 44   172 Line of Communication India
Jun 44   50 Indian Tank Brigade India
Sep 44   255 Indian Armoured Brigade Assam, India
Dec 44 33 Indain Corps 33 Indian Corps Burma (Myanmar)
Feb 45   16 Army Group RA Burma (Myanmar)
Apr 45 4 Corps 4 Corps Burma (Myanmar)
Jun 45 25 Indian Division 25 Indian Division India

 

Batteries

 

Oct 19 59, 93, 94, 95
May 38 59/93, 94/95
Feb 41 59, 93, 94/95

 

Equipment

 

Dec 43 24 x 105mm Self Propelled M7 Priest, 10 x Sherman Observation Post
Jan 45 16 x 105 mm Self Propelled M7 Priest

 

 

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45