32 Field Regiment RA

32 Field Brigade (Army) RA was formed by the conversion of 4 Light Brigade RA in June 1935. The Regiment was re-designated as 32 Field Regiment RA from 32 Field Brigade in October 1938 on a two battery basis.  It went to three batteries in December 1940 and in March 1941 it returned to a two battery set up. The Regiment converted to 32 Heavy Regiment RA in September 1943. It converted back to 32 Field Regiment with three batteries in May 1945. Post war, 32 Field Regiment RA was re-designated 45 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 Eastern Command 32 Field Regiment Eastern Command Brighton, Sussex, UK
Nov 39   British Expeditionary Force France
June 40   Home Forces UK
May 41 Southern Army India 32 Field Regiment Southern Army India
Jun 41 8 Indian Infantry Division  32 Field Regiment 8 Indian Division Persia (Iran)
Sep 41 8 Indian Infantry Division 8 Indian Division Iraq
Jun 42 8 Army 8 Army N Africa
Sep 42 4 Ind Div 4 Indian Division N Africa
Oct 42 4 Ind Div 4 Indian Division Alamein, Egypt
Mar 43   8 Army Group RA N Africa
Sep 43   Became 32 Heavy Regiment  
May 45   Re-formed from 32 Heavy Regiment  
Jun 45 5 Infantry Division 5 Infantry Division Germany

Batteries

Jun 35 115, 120, 121
Oct 38 107/121, 115/120
Dec 40 107, 115, 120/121
Mar 41 107/121, 115/120
May 45 107, 115, 120/121

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45