87 (1st West Lancashire) Field Regiment RA(TA)

87 Field Brigade was re-designated 87 (1st West Lancashire) Field Regiment RA(TA) in November 1938 with two batteries. In February 1941 a third battery was formed. Post war the Regiment went into suspended animation in December 1945 and was re-constituted as 287 (1st West Lancashire) Field Regiment RA(TA) in January 1947.

3 Sep 39 55 (West Lancs) Infantry Division Edge Hill, Lancashire, UK
Nov 41 Home Forces UK
Feb 42 10 Army Iraq
Mar 42 10 Army Persia (Iran)
Apr 42 6 Indian Division Persia (Iran)
Jul 42 24 Indian Infantry Brigade Iraq
Oct 42 6 Indian Division Persia (Iran)
Apr 43 6 Indian Division Iraq
Mar 44 27 Indian Infantry Brigade Persia (Iran)
Jun 44 27 Indian Infantry Brigade Syria
Nov 44 27 Indian Infantry Brigade Iraq
May 45 HQ Palestine & Transjordan Palestine

Batteries

3 Sep 39 345 (1st W Lancs), 346 (2nd W Lancs)
Feb 41 345, 346, 463
Jun 42 345, 346
Apr 43 345, 346, 523