3 Forward Observation Unit (Airborne) RA

3 Forward Observation Unit (Airborne) RA was formed in June 1944 with a mixture of Royal Artillery and Royal Canadian Artillery personnel, some coming from Naval Bombardment Units. The unit returned to the UK in June 1945 and its younger members were posted to 2 FOU. The unit was disbanded in October 1945 with the remaining personnel going to 1 FOU.

Jun 44 Formed Eboli, Italy
Aug 44 2 Independant Parachute Brigade Frejus, Cote d’Azur, France
Operation Dragoon
Aug 44 Central Mediterranean Forces Rome, Italy
Sep 44 2 Independant Parachute Brigade Athens & Salonika, Greece
Operation Manna
Dec 44 2 Independant Parachute Brigade Collefero range, Italy
Feb 45 6 Army Group RA Florence, Italy
Jun 45   UK
Oct 45 Disbanded  

 

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45