78 (Lowland) Field Regiment RA (TA)

Formed in February 1920 as 1 Lowland Brigade Royal Field Artillery (TF). In 1921 it became 78 (Lowland) Brigade RFA (TA). It changed title again in June 1924 to 78 (Lowland) Field Brigade RA (TA). The Regiment was re-designated 78 (Lowland) Field Regiment RA (TA) from 78 Field Brigade in November 1938 on a two battery basis and as three batteries in March 1941. 78 (Lowland) Field Regiment RA (TA) was converted to 178 (Lowland) Medium Regiment RA (TA) in May 1944 and post war was re-constituted as 278 (Lowland) 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 52 Infantry Division 78 lowland Field 52 Infantry Division Edinburgh, UK
Jun 40 52 Infantry Division 78 lowland Field 52 Infantry Division Cherbourg, France
Jun 40 52 Infantry Division 78 lowland Field 52 Infantry Division London, UK
Nov 40 52 Infantry Division 78 lowland Field 52 Infantry Division, Scottish Command Scotland, UK
Jun 42 War Office units War Office Reserve UK
Oct 42 8 Army 8 Army Alamein, Egypt
Apr 43   4 Armoured Brigade Group Tunisia
Jul 43   5 Army Group RA, 8 Army Sicily
Sep 43 8 Army 8 Army Italy
Jan 44 1 Division RA 1 Infantry Division Anzio, Italy
May 44   Reformed as 178 Medium Regiment  

 

Batteries

1921 309, 310, 311, 312
Nov 38 309 (1st City of Edinburgh), 310 (2nd City of Edinburgh) – 311 & 312 Batteries to 129 Field Regiment
Mar 41 309, 310, 456

 

Equipment

Jun 40 25 pdr Guns
Sep 42 Stuart Observation Post Tanks

 

 

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45