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||UK|
|Nov 41||South East Command||Ashford, Kent, UK|
|Apr 44||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|