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

 

3 Sep 3954 Infantry DivisionHertford, Hertfordshire, UK
Nov 3954 Infantry DivisionNorfolk, UK (On coast defence)
Feb 4054 Infantry DivisionChelmsford, Essex, UK
Apr 4054 Infantry DivisionWhalton, Northumberland, UK
Oct 4054 Infantry DivisionRothbury, Northumberland, UK
Mar 4154 Infantry DivisionTewkesbury, Gloucestershire, UK
Jul 4154 Infantry DivisionHigh Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, UK
Nov 4154 Infantry DivisionSuffolk, UK
10 Jun 4242 Armoured DivisionSlingsby, Yorkshire, UK
May 4349 Infantry DivisionCodford, Wilts, UK
The Regt developed techniques for seaborne
landings including firing from LCT’s
on the run in.
Jul 4349 Infantry DivisionKilmarnock, Ayrshire, UK
RHQ & 462 only. Remainder joined Aug 43.
Dec 4349 Infantry DivisionNorwich, Norfolk, UK
Feb 442 Army
Attached 50 Infantry Division
Norwich, Norfolk, UK
Mar 442 ArmyBournemouth, Dorset, UK
6 Jun 442 ArmyNormandy, France
Sep 442 ArmyAntwerp, Belgium
Oct 44attached 82 (US) AirBorne DivisionNijmegen, Holland
Dec 44attached Guards Armoured DivisionArdennes, Belgium
Mar 452 ArmyThe Rhine, Germany
Apr 45attached 3 Infantry DivisionBremen, Germany

 

Batteries

3 Sep 39341 (St Albans), 342 (Hertford)
8 Nov 40341, 342, 462 (462 Bty was originally 343 (unofficial) until Jan 41)

 

 

Equipment

Sep 398 x 4.5 inch Howitzer, Morris Commercial CDSW Tractors
Jun 408 x 4.5 inch Howitzer & 4 x 18/25 pdr gun
Jul 406 x 4.5’s converted to pneumatic tyres
Aug 40341 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 40341 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 4060 pdrs returned, Quad tractors & Carriers Universal MkI issued
May 4116 x 18/25 pdr, 8 x 75 mm gun
Jan 4224 x 25 pdr
Mar 4324 x 25 pdr Self Propelled Bishop
May 43Crusader Observation Post tanks
Aug 43M7 105 mm Self Propelled Priest
Feb 4425 pdr Self Propelled Sexton
Mar 44Sherman MkV OP/CP, Carrier AOP, Jeeps & M14 Half-tracks