86 (East Anglian)(Hertfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment RA(TA)

3 Sep 39 54 Infantry Division Hertford, Hertfordshire, UK
Nov 39 54 Infantry Division Norfolk, UK (On coast defence)
Feb 40 54 Infantry Division Chelmsford, Essex, UK
Apr 40 54 Infantry Division Whalton, Northumberland, UK
Oct 40 54 Infantry Division Rothbury, Northumberland, UK
Mar 41 54 Infantry Division Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, UK
Jul 41 54 Infantry Division High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, UK
Nov 41 54 Infantry Division Suffolk, UK
10 Jun 42 42 Armoured Division Slingsby, Yorkshire, UK
May 43 49 Infantry Division Codford, Wilts, UK
The Regt developed techniques for seaborne
landings including firing from LCT’s
on the run in.
Jul 43 49 Infantry Division Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, UK
RHQ & 462 only. Remainder joined Aug 43.
Dec 43 49 Infantry Division Norwich, Norfolk, UK
Feb 44 2 Army
Attached 50 Infantry Division
Norwich, Norfolk, UK
Mar 44 2 Army Bournemouth, Dorset, UK
6 Jun 44 2 Army Normandy, France
Sep 44 2 Army Antwerp, Belgium
Oct 44 attached 82 (US) AirBorne Division Nijmegen, Holland
Dec 44 attached Guards Armoured Division Ardennes, Belgium
Mar 45 2 Army The Rhine, Germany
Apr 45 attached 3 Infantry Division Bremen, Germany

 

Batteries

3 Sep 39 341 (St Albans), 342 (Hertford)
8 Nov 40 341, 342, 462 (462 Bty was originally 343 (unofficial) until Jan 41)

 

 

Equipment

Sep 39 8 x 4.5 inch Howitzer, Morris Commercial CDSW Tractors
Jun 40 8 x 4.5 inch Howitzer & 4 x 18/25 pdr gun
Jul 40 6 x 4.5’s converted to pneumatic tyres
Aug 40 341 Battery, 1 troop 4 x 4.5’s, 2 troops as infantry
342 Battery, 1 troop 4 x 4.5’s, 1 troop 4 x 18/25 pdr, 1 troop as infantry
Sep 40 341 Battery, 2 troops 4 x 75 mm guns each, 1 troop 2 x 60 pdr
342 Battery, 2 troops 4 x 18/25 pdr each, 1 troop 2 x 60 pdr
Oct 40 60 pdrs returned, Quad tractors & Carriers Universal MkI issued
May 41 16 x 18/25 pdr, 8 x 75 mm gun
Jan 42 24 x 25 pdr
Mar 43 24 x 25 pdr Self Propelled Bishop
May 43 Crusader Observation Post tanks
Aug 43 M7 105 mm Self Propelled Priest
Feb 44 25 pdr Self Propelled Sexton
Mar 44 Sherman MkV OP/CP, Carrier AOP, Jeeps & M14 Half-tracks