25 Field Regiment RA

 Formed in March 1900 as 46 Brigade-Division. Became 46 Brigade Royal Field Artillery in 1903 and 35 Brigade RFA in August 1913. It was re-designated as 25 Brigade RFA in November 1922 becoming 25 Field Brigade RA in June 1924. The Regiment was re-designated from 25 Field Brigade to 25 Field Regiment RA in May 1938. It was re-organised on a two battery basis by April 1940. It was reduced to a cadre in  September 1942 and reformed in March 1944. Post war 25 Field Regiment RA was re-designated as 29 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.

Sep 39   9 Indian Infantry Brigade Jhansi, India
Sep 40 4 Ind Div 25 Field Regiment RA 4 Indian Division Cairo, Egypt
Feb 41 4 Ind Div 25 Field Regiment RA 4 Indian Division Eritrea
Mar 41 4 Ind Div 25 Field Regiment RA 4 Indian Division Keren, Eritrea
May 41 4 Ind Div 4 Indian Division Egypt
Jun 41   11 Indian Infantry Brigade N Africa
Nov 41 4 Ind Div 4 Indian Division Gazala, Libya
Sep 42   Reduced to a cadre  
Mar 44   Reformed Retford, Nottinghamshire, UK
Jun 44 2 Army NW Europe
Oct 44   8 Army Group RA
Under command 3 Infantry Division
Meijel, Holland

Batteries

Feb 17 12, 25, 31, 58
Apr 40 31/58 (Kirkee-Maiwand), 12/25
Mar 44 12/25, 31 (Kirkee), 58 (Maiwand)

Equipment

Jan 41 18 pdr, Karrier Spider tractors
Nov 41 25 pdr

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45