1 Mountain Regiment RA

1 Mountain Regiment RA was initially formed as 1 Pack Regiment in December 1940. It was re-designated 1 Mountain Regiment in January 1941. January 1942 it moved into winter quarters at Edinburgh and Dalwhinnie. In April the Regiment was training in Wales keeping Weedon as a base. Training shifted to Aviemore in July 1942. In December 1942 the Regiment split to form 3 Mountain Regiment. In October 1944 it was converted to 1 Light Regiment RA and back to 1 Mountain Regiment in June 1945. It was disbanded at Brucklay Castle, Aberdeenshire in September 1945.

Illustrations of the formation badges under which a unit served  or supported are given. This is no guarantee that the unit used this formations badge.

Dec 40   Formed as 1 Pack Regiment Salibury Plain, UK
Dec 40   Home Forces UK
Jan 41   Became 1 Mountain Regiment UK
Jan 42 51 (Highland) Infantry Division 1 Mountain Regiment RA 51 Infantry Division Weedon, Buckinghamshire, UK
Jan 42 51 (Highland) Infantry Division 1 Mountain Regiment RA 51 Infantry Division Edinburgh, UK
Jul 42 51 (Highland) Infantry Division 1 Mountain Regiment RA 51 Infantry Division Weedon, Buckinghamshire, UK
Oct 42 51 (Highland) Infantry Division 51 Infantry Division Muir of Ord, Ross-shire, UK
Dec 42   Regiment split in to 1 & 3 Mountain Regiments Muir of Ord, Ross-shire, UK
Oct 44   Became 1 Light Regiment NW Europe
Mar 45   Became 1 Mountain Regiment NW Europe
Jun 45 2army 2 Army NW Europe

Batteries

Jan 41 451, 452, 453, 454, 1 Mountain Arty Ammo Column
Dec 42 451, 452
Jul 43 451, 452, 474

Equipment

Jun 45 3.7 inch Howitzer

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45