97 (Kent Yeomanry) Field Regiment RA(TA)

The Regiment was re-designated 97 (Kent Yeomanry) Field Regiment RA(TA) from 97 Field Brigade in November 1938 on a two battery basis. A third battery was raised in March 1941. It was placed in suspended animation in December 1945 and reconstituted in January 1947 as 297 (Kent Yeomanry) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA)

3 Sep 39 Eastern Command Maidstone, Kent, UK
May 40 3 Corps – as Army Field Regiment France
Jun 40 Home Forces UK
Oct 41 10 Army Iraq
Nov 41 10 Indian Division Iraq
Jun 42 10 Indian Division N Africa
Jul 42 British Troops Egypt N Africa
Sep 42 7 Armoured Division N Africa
Oct 42 7 Armoured Division Alamein, Egypt
Dec 42 Middle East Forces N Africa
Oct 43 10 Indian Division N Africa
Nov 43 10 Indian Division Palestine
Mar 44 10 Indian Division Italy
Dec 45 Disbanded  

Batteries

3 Sep 39 385 (Duke of Connaughts Own Yeomanry), 387 (Queens Own Yeomanry)
Mar 41 385, 387, 470
Apr 42 385, 387
Oct 42 385, 387, 470

Equipment

Apr 40 Morris CDSW FAT
?? Guy Quad Ant Tractor, 25 pdr
Sep 42 Stuart Observation Post Tanks