56 Light Anti-Aircraft/Anti-Tank Regiment RA (TA)

56 Light Anti-Aircraft/Anti-Tank Regiment RA (TA) was formed in August 1942 by re-designation of RHQ 56 Anti-Tank Regiment with 221 & 222 Batteries plus 163 & 164 Light Anti-Aircraft Batteries from 55 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment. In September 1944, RHQ 55 Light Anti-Aircraft/Anti-Tank Regiment RA (TA) was re-designated 56 Anti-Tank Regiment. 163 Battery converted to 351 Anti-Tank Battery and 164 Battery was under command 5 Indian Infantry Division.

Aug 43   Formed from 56 Anti-Tank & 55 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiments India
Aug 43 5 Indian Division 55 Light Anti-Aircraft/Anti-Tank Regiment RA (TA) 5 Indian Division Chittagong, Bangladesh
Oct 43 5 Indian Division 55 Light Anti-Aircraft/Anti-Tank Regiment RA (TA) 5 Indian Division Burma (Myanmar)
Dec 43 33 Indian Corps 161 Indian Infantry Brigade, 33 Indian Corps Burma (Myanmar)
Apr 44 33 Indian Corps 33 Indian Corps Burma (Myanmar)
Jun 44 5 Indian Division 5 Indian Division Burma (Myanmar)
Aug 44   Became 56 Anti-Tank Regiment  

 

Batteries

Aug 43 221 (Atk), 222 (Atk), 163 (LAA), 164 (LAA)

 

Equipment

Aug 43 6 pdr Anti-Tank Gun, 40 mm Bofors

 

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45