57 (Home Counties) Field Regiment RA (TA)

Formed as 1 Home Counties Brigade Royal Field Artillery (TF) in February 1920. It became 57 (Home Counties) Brigade RFA (TA) in 1921. It changed title again in June 1924 becoming 57 (Home Counties) Field Brigade RA (TA). 57 (Home Counties) Field Regiment RA (TA) was re-designated from 57 Field Brigade in November 1938 on a two battery basis. A third battery was raised in February 1941. 57 (Home Counties) Field Regiment RA (TA) was placed into suspended animation in February 1946 and reconstituted as 257 (Home Counties) Field Regiment RA(TA) in January 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 39 44 (Home Counties) Infantry Division 57 field regiment 44 (Home Counties) Infantry Division Brighton, Sussex, UK
14 Sep 39 44 (Home Counties) Infantry Division 57 field regiment 44 Infantry Division Forrest Row, Sussex, UK
24 Oct 39 44 (Home Counties) Infantry Division 57 field regiment 44 Infantry Division Yeovil, Somerset, UK
Apr 40 44 (Home Counties) Infantry Division 57 field regiment 44 Infantry Division St Pol, France
May 40 44 (Home Counties) Infantry Division 57 field regiment 44 Infantry Division Escaut, France
May 40 44 (Home Counties) Infantry Division 57 field regiment 44 Infantry Division Dunkirk, France
Jun 40 44 (Home Counties) Infantry Division 44 Infantry Division Pontefract, Yorkshire, UK
Mar 41 44 (Home Counties) Infantry Division 44 Infantry Division Sussex, UK
Jul 42 44 (Home Counties) Infantry Division 44 Infantry Division N Africa
Oct 42 44 (Home Counties) Infantry Division 44 Infantry Division Alamein, Egypt
Jan 43 8 Army 5 Army Group RA, 8 Army Medenine, Tunisia
Jul 43 8 Army 5 Army Group RA, 8 Army Sicily
Sep 43 8 Army 5 Army Group RA, 8 Army Italy
Nov 43 6 AGRA arm badge 6 Army Group RA, 8 Army River Sangro, Italy
Apr 44 6 AGRA arm badge 6 Army Group RA, 8 Army Cassino, Italy
Apr 45 6 AGRA arm badge 6 Army Group RA, 8 Army River Po, Italy

Batteries

1921 225, 226, 227, 228
Nov 38 225, 226 (Brighton) – 227 & 228 Batteries to 113 Field Regiment
Feb 41 225, 226, 440
Jun 43 160, 225, 226

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45