61 (North Midland) Field Regiment RA(TA)

61 Field Brigade 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. The Regiment 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.

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  

Batteries

3 Sep 39 241, 242 (North Staffs)
Feb 41 241, 242, 443