Formed as 2 North Midland Brigade Royal Field Artillery (TF) in February 1920. It was re-named 61 (North Midland Brigade Royal Field Artillery (TA) in 1921. It became 61 (North Midland) Field Brigade RA (TA) in June 1924. 61 (North Midland) Field Brigade RA (TA) was re-designated as 61 (North Midland) Field Regiment RA (TA) in November 1938 on a two battery basis. A third battery was raised in February 1941. 61 (North Midland) Field Regiment RA (TA) converted to 61 Super Heavy Regiment RA (TA) in December 1944. It went into suspended animation in January 1946 and was re-constituted as 261 (North Midland) Observation 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||
|55 (West Lancashire) Infantry Division||Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, UK|
|Sep 39||59 (Staffordshire) Infantry Division||Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, UK|
|Jun 42||59 Infantry Division||Northern Ireland, UK|
|Mar 43||59 Infantry Division||UK|
|Jun 44||59 Infantry Division||Normandy, France|
|Aug 44||59 Infantry Division||Falaise Pocket, France|
|Sep 44||59 Army Group RA||France|
|Oct 44||59 Army Group RA||Nijmegen, Holland|
|Dec 44||Became 61 Super Heavy Regiment|
|1921||241, 242, 243, 244|
|Nov 38||241, 242 (North Staffs) – 243 & 244 Batteries to 116 Field Regiment|
|Feb 41||241, 242, 443|