59 (Newfoundland) Heavy Regiment RA

59 (Newfoundland) Heavy Regiment RA was formed at Ifield, Crawley in June 1940 from a cadre from 57 (Newfoundland) Heavy Regiment RA. After being employed on coastal defence and providing live firing for various exercises, the Regiment went to Normandy on 5 July 1944. After involvement with the breakout from Caen and the Falaise Pocket, they moved through France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. The Regiment ended its war on the River Elbe in Germany, shelling Hamburg. 59 (Newfoundland) Heavy Regiment RA was disbanded in August 1945 at Saffron Walden.

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Jun 40   Formed from cadre 57 Heavy Regiment Crawley, Sussex, UK
Jun 40 Eastern Command 59 (Newfoundland) Heavy Regiment RA Eastern Command UK
Nov 41 South East Command 59 (Newfoundland) Heavy Regiment RA South East Command Ashford, Kent, UK
Apr 44 2army 2 Army UK
Jul 44   3 Army Group RA Norrey en Bessin, France
Aug 44   3 Army Group RA Falaise, France
Sep 44   3 Army Group RA Cailly, France
May 45   Home Forces UK
Aug 45   Disbanded Saffron Walden, Essex, UK



Jun 40 A, B, C, D
Mar 42 P, Q, R, S
Jan 43 20, 21, 22, 23



Mar 44 20 & 23 Batteries 4 x 155mm Long Tom, 21 & 22 Batteries 4 x 7.2 inch Guns



The Royal Artillery 1939-45