5 Field Regiment RA

The Regiment was re-designated in May 1938 from 5 Field Brigade to 5 Field Regiment RA. It was organised on a two battery basis in January 1940 and as three batteries in January 1941. Post war it was reduced to a cadre in January 1947 and in the April re-designated 43 Searchlight Regiment RA.

Sep 39 Rawalpindi area India
Feb 40 Nowshera area India
Nov 41 28 Indian Infantry Brigade Malaya
Dec 41 22 Indian Infantry Brigade Malaya
Jan 42 8 Indian Infantry Brigade Malaya
Jan 42 54 Infantry Brigade Malaya
Feb 42 Captured  
Jun 43 Re-formed UK
Jun 43 47 Infantry Division UK
1944 55 Infantry Division UK
Jun 45 Became 5 Light Regiment  

Batteries

3 Sep 39 63, 64, 73, 81
Jan 40 63/81, 73
Jan 41 63, 64/73, 81
Aug 41 63, 73, 81

Equipment

Nov 41 16 x 4.5 inch Howitzers

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45