85 (East Anglian) Field Regiment RA(TA)

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  

Batteries

3 Sep 39 337 (Essex), 338 (Essex)
Nov 40 337, 338, 461