185 Field Regiment RA

185 Field Regiment RA was formed mainly from personnel in 49 Infantry Division in December 1942 at Penclawdd Camp near Swansea with three batteries. It served with 49 Infantry Division until November 1944 when it came under 2 Army. After 18 months of intensive training in the UK, it moved to France on 12 June 1944. 185 Field Regiment RA was disbanded in January 1945.

Dec 42   Formed from 49 Division Penclawdd Camp, Glamorgan, UK
Dec 42 49 (West Riding) Infantry Division 185 Field Regiment RA 49 Infantry Division Penclawdd Camp, Glamorgan, UK
Apr 43 49 (West Riding) Infantry Division 185 Field Regiment RA 49 Infantry Division Stewarton, Ayrshire, UK
May 43 49 (West Riding) Infantry Division 185 Field Regiment RA 49 Infantry Division Penclawdd Camp, Glamorgan, UK
Jul 43 49 (West Riding) Infantry Division 185 Field Regiment RA 49 Infantry Division Motherwell, Lanarkshire, UK
Jan 44 49 (West Riding) Infantry Division 49 Infantry Division Walberswick, Suffolk, UK
Feb 44 49 (West Riding) Infantry Division 49 Infantry Division Sheringham, Norfolk, UK
12 Jun 44 49 (West Riding) Infantry Division 49 Infantry Division Pavie, France
Aug 44 49 (West Riding) Infantry Division 49 Infantry Division Demouville, France
Nov 44 2army 2 Army NW Europe
Jan 45   Disbanded  

 

Batteries

Dec 42 274, 386, R
Jan 43 191, 274, 386

 

Equipment

Jan 44 M7 105mm SP Priest
Feb 44 25 pdr Guns
Jan 45 RHQ & 191 disbanded – 274, 386 suspended animation

 

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45