70 (West Riding) Field Regiment RA (TA)

Formed as 2 West Riding Brigade Royal Field Artillery (TF) in February 1920. In 1921 it became 70 (West Riding) Brigade RFA (TA). It changed title again in June 1924 to 70 (West Riding Field Brigade RA (TA). The Regiment was re-designated 70 (West Riding) Field Regiment RA (TA) from 70 Field Brigade in November 1938 on a two battery basis and as three batteries in February 1941. Post war 70 (West Riding) Field Regiment RA (TA) was placed in suspended animation in July 1946 and re-constituted as 270 (West Riding) 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 49 (West Riding) Infantry Division 70 (West Riding) Field Regiment RA (TA) 49 Infantry Division Bradford, Yorkshire, UK
Apr 40   Home Forces UK
May 40 52 Infantry Division 70 (West Riding) Field Regiment RA (TA) 52 Infantry Division France
Jul 40 46 Infantry Division 70 (West Riding) Field Regiment RA (TA) 46 Infantry Division UK
Jan 43   139 Infantry Brigade Group N Africa
Feb 43 46 Infantry Division 70 (West Riding) Field Regiment RA (TA) 46 Infantry Division N Africa
Jul 43 46 Infantry Division 46 Infantry Division Sicily (reserve)
Sep 43 46 Infantry Division 46 Infantry Division Salerno, Italy
Jan 44 46 Infantry Division 46 Infantry Division Palestine
Jul 44 46 Infantry Division 46 Infantry Division Italy
Jan 45 46 Infantry Division 46 Infantry Division Greece
Apr 45 46 Infantry Division 46 Infantry Division Italy
May 45 46 Infantry Division 46 Infantry Division Austria

Batteries

1921 277, 278, 279, 280
Nov 38 277 (4th West Riding), 279 (6th West Riding) – 278 & 280 Batteries to 122 Field Regiment
Feb 41 277, 279, 449

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45