104 Royal Horse Artillery (Essex Yeomanry) (TA)

104 Royal Horse Artillery (Essex Yeomanry) (TA) was converted from 104 (Essex Yeomanry) Field Brigade RA (TA) in November 1938 with three batteries. It was reduced to two batteries in late 1938 and in September 1942 went back to three batteries. In January 1942, 414 Battery was detached and sent to Burma (Myanmar).  104 Royal Horse Artillery (Essex Yeomanry) (TA) was placed in suspended animation in March 1946 and reconstituted as 304 (Essex Yeomanry) Field Regiment RA (TA) in January 1947.

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.

3 Sep 39   Eastern Command Chelmsford, Essex, UK
Nov 39   1 Cavalry Division UK
Jan 40   1 Cavalry Division Palestine
Sep 40 13 Corps 104 Royal Horse Artillery (Essex Yeomanry) (TA) 13 Corps Baggush Box, Egypt
Mar 41 2 Armoured Division 104 Royal Horse Artillery (Essex Yeomanry) (TA) 2 Support Group N Africa
Apr 41   Tobruk Garrison Tobruk, Libya
Dec 41 8 Army 8 Army N Africa
Mar 42   1 Armoured Brigade Group N Africa
Jun 42 8 Army 8 Army N Africa
Jul 42 4 Armoured Brigade 4 Armoured Brigade Group N Africa
Jul 42 Middle East Land Forces Middle East Forces N Africa
Sep 42 8 Armd Div 104 Royal Horse Artillery (Essex Yeomanry) (TA) 8 Armoured Division N Africa
Sep 42 10 Armoured Division 104 Royal Horse Artillery (Essex Yeomanry) (TA) 10 Armoured Division N Africa
Oct 42 10 Armoured Division 10 Armoured Division Alamein, Egypt
Jan 43 10 Armoured Division 10 Armoured Division Syria
Sep 43 10 Armoured Division 10 Armoured Division N Africa
Jun 44 Middle East Land Forces Middle East Forces N Africa
Sep 44 8 Army 8 Army Italy

 

Batteries

3 Sep 39 339, 414
Jan 42 339 – 414 Battery detached to Burma
Apr 42 339, 519
Sep 42 339, 463, 519

 

Equipment

Sep 40 8 x 18 pdr Guns, 8 x 4.5 inch Howitzers
Apr 41 16 x 25 pdr
Sep 42 Stuart Observation Post Tanks

 

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45