82 Light Anti-Aircraft/Anti-Tank Regiment RA

82 Light Anti-Aircraft/Anti-Tank Regiment RA was formed in November 1942 by re-designation of RHQ 82 Anti-Tank Regiment with 228 & 276 Batteries plus 87 & 88 Light Anti-Aircraft Batteries from 24 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment. Before withdrawing to Shillong for the rainy season, they were engaged in a spell of road building. As well as their Anti-Tank and Air Defence roles, they also fought as infantry. They saw much action along the Tiddim Road and the battles on the Imphal Plain. They even took three of the Bofors guns to the 9,000 feet summit of Kennedy Peak. In September 1944, RHQ 82 Light Anti-Aircraft/Anti-Tank Regiment RA was re-designated 82 Anti-Tank Regiment. 88 Battery converted to 87 Anti-Tank Battery and 87 Battery was disbanded. They re-organised in a dual Anti-Tank/Mortar role. The Regiment ceased to function in June 1945 and was disbanded in April 1946.

26 Nov 42   Formed from 82 Anti-Tank & 24 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiments  
Nov 42 17 Indian Div 82 Light Anti-Aircraft/Anti-Tank Regiment RA 17 Indian Division Imphal, India
May 43 17 Indian Div 82 Light Anti-Aircraft/Anti-Tank Regiment RA 17 Indian Division Shillong, India
Nov 43 17 Indian Div 17 Indian Division Assam, India
Jan 44 17 Indian Div 17 Indian Division Burma (Myanmar)
Sep 44 17 Indian Div 17 Indian Division Ranchi, India
Oct 44   Became 82 Anti-Tank Regiment  

 

Batteries

Nov 42 228 (Atk), 276 (Atk), 87 (LAA), 88 (LAA)

 

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45