56 Heavy Regiment RA

56 Heavy Regiment RA was formed from a cadre from 64 Field Regiment RA(TA) in January 1940 at St Leonards. The Regiment was disbanded in March 1946 in NW Europe.

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Jan 40   Formed from cadre 64 Field Regiment St Leonards, Sussex, UK
Jan 40   Home Forces UK
Dec 42 1st Army 56 Heavy Regiment RA 1 Army N Africa
Jul 43 Middle East Land Forces Middle East Forces N Africa
Sep 43 1 Army Group RA 1 Army Group RA Italy
Mar 45 2army 2 Army NW Europe



Jan 40 A, B, C, D
Mar 42 P, Q, R, S
Jan 43 15, 17, 18, 19



Dec 42 7.2 inch Howitzer Mk4
Sep 43 to 1945 Scammel Gun Tractors



The Royal Artillery 1939-45