90 (City of London) Field Regiment RA (TA)

Formed in February 1920 as 1 London Brigade Royal Field Artillery (TF). It became 90 (1st London) Brigade RFA (TA) in 1921. It re-titled again in June 1924 as 90 (1st London) Field Brigade RA (TA). In April 1929 it became 90 (City of London) Field Brigade RA (TA). 90 Field Brigade was re-designated 90 (City of London) Field Regiment RA (TA) in November 1938 with two batteries. In January 1941 a third battery was formed. Post war 90 (City of London) Field Regiment RA (TA) went into suspended animation in May 1946 and was re-constituted as 290 (City of London) Field Regiment RA (TA) in January 1947.

Illustrations of the formation badges under which a unit served or supported are given. This is no guarantee that the unit used this formations badge.

1 Sep 39   Regiment embodied London, UK
3 Sep 39 London District London District London, UK
Oct 39 56 (London) Infantry Division 90 city of london field 56 (1 London) Infantry Division Sussex, UK
Nov 39   Cadre for formation of 56 (Newfoundland) Heavy Regiment  
Nov 40 56 (London) Infantry Division 90 city of london field 56 Infantry Division Kent coast, UK
10 May 40 56 (London) Infantry Division 90 city of london field 56 Infantry Division
Party provided to man AA/LMG on small craft for Dunkirk evacuation
Suffolk, UK
Nov 42 56 (London) Infantry Division 56 Infantry Division Iraq
Apr 43 50 (Northumbrian) Infantry Division 50 Infantry Division N Africa
Jul 43 50 (Northumbrian) Infantry Division 50 Infantry Division Sicily
Nov 43 50 (Northumbrian) Infantry Division 50 Infantry Division UK
Jun 44 50 (Northumbrian) Infantry Division 50 Infantry Division Normandy, France
Nov 44 2 Army NW Europe

 

Batteries

1921 357, 358, 359, 360
Nov 38 357 (1st City of London), 358 (2nd City of London) – 359 & 360 Batteries to 138 Field Regiment
1 Apr 41 357, 358, 465

 

 

Equipment

Oct 39 4 x 4.5 inch Howitzers
10 May 40 4 x 18 pdr, 4 x 18/25 pdr
Jun 44 25 pdr Self Propelled Sexton – Sherman V Observation Post tanks

 

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45