85 Field Brigade was re-designated 85 (East Anglian) Field Regiment RA(TA) in November 1938 with two batteries. In November 1940 a third battery was formed. In September 1943 it converted to 85 (East Anglian) Mountain Regiment RA(TA). Post war the Regiment went into suspended animation in September 1945 and was re-constituted as 285 (Essex) Airborne Light Regiment RA(TA) in January 1947.
|3 Sep 39||54 Infantry Division||Stratford, West Midlands, UK|
|Nov 42||British Troops Egypt||Egypt|
|Jan 43||5 Indian Division||Iraq|
|Apr 43||21 Indian Corps||Iraq|
|Sep 43||Became 85 Mountain Regiment|
|3 Sep 39||337 (Essex), 338 (Essex)|
|Nov 40||337, 338, 461|