2 Field Regiment RA

The Regiment was re-organised in May 1938 from 2 Field Brigade RA to 2 Field Regiment RA. Originally 2 Brigade Royal Field Artillery, it changed to Royal Artillery in June 1924. In September 1939 it was organised on a two battery basis in the UK by combining the existing batteries. The Regiment re-organised as three batteries in January 1941. It served the entire war in support of 1 Infantry Division. 1 Division served with the British Expeditionary Force in France. It then spent nearly three years in the UK. After that, they moved to the Middle East in 1943. Post war, 2 Field Regiment RA was re-designated 41 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 391 Div1 Infantry DivisionBorden, Hampshire, UK
24 Sep 391 Infantry Division RA version1 Infantry DivisionFrance
May 401 Infantry Division RA version1 Infantry DivisionBrussels, Belgium
May 401 Infantry Division RA version1 Infantry DivisionRiver Dyle, Belgium
May 401 Infantry Division RA version1 Infantry DivisionLille, France
May 401 Infantry Division RA version1 Infantry DivisionDunkirk, France
Jun 401 Infantry Division RA version1 Infantry DivisionLeeds, Yorkshire, UK
Mar 431 Infantry Division RA version1 Infantry DivisionN Africa
Jun 431 Infantry Division RA version1 Infantry DivisionPantellaria
Jun 431 Infantry Division RA version1 Infantry DivisionN Africa
Jan 441 Infantry Division RA version1 Infantry DivisionAnzio, Italy
Feb 451 Infantry Division RA version1 Infantry DivisionPalestine

Batteries

Apr 2235, 42, 53, 87
Sep 3935/87, 42/53
Jan 4135, 42, 53/87

Equipment

Sep 3924 x 18/25 pdr
The Royal Artillery 1939-45