68 (4th West Lancashire) Medium Regiment RA(TA)

68 (4th West Lancashire) Medium Regiment RA(TA) was formed as a duplicate of 59 Medium Regiment with two batteries in 1939. In September 1942 it was reduced to a cadre due to casualties. It was re-formed in February 1943 from the cadre and RHQ 169 Field Regiment at Tatten Hall, Cheshire. The Regiment was placed in suspended animation in February 1946 and reconstituted as 368 (4th West Lancashire) Medium Regiment RA(TA) in January 1947.

(Title granted February 1942)

Sep 39 Western Command Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
Sep 39 Home Forces UK
Jan 40 Home Forces UK (cadre taken to form 73 Medium Regiment)
Nov 40 Middle East Forces N Africa
Jan 41 HO Troops Sudan Sudan
Mar 41   Keren, Eritrea
Aug 41 British Troops Egypt N Africa
Oct 41 8 Army N Africa
Jun 42 Captured Tobruk, Libya
Feb 43 Home Forces (reformed from cadre & RHQ 169 Field Regiment) Tatten Hall, Cheshire, UK
May 44 2 Army UK
Jun 44 4 Army Group RA NW Europe

 

Batteries

Sep 39 233, 234 (West Lancs)
Dec 40 233
Feb 41 233, 212
Jun 41 233, 234

 

Equipment

Nov 41 8 x 4.5 inch Guns, 8 x 6 inch Howitzers
Feb 43 5.5 inch Guns

 

 

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45