2 Royal Horse Artillery

In May 1938 2 Brigade RHA was re-organised as 2 Regiment RHA with two batteries. It became a three battery unit in December 1940. It assumed the role of a field regiment in 1 Armoured Division in January 1946.

3 Sep 39 1 Support Group Bulford, Wiltshire, UK
Sep 39 1 Support Group Wimbourne, Dorset, UK
Oct 39 British Expeditionary Force La Basée, France
Dec 39 3 Infantry Division Allennes, France
May 40 3 Infantry Division Louvain, Belgium
31 May 40 3 Infantry Division Dunkirk, France
Jun 40 Home Forces Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK
Jul 40 2 Support Group Rushton, Northamptonshire, UK
Dec 40 British Troops Egypt N Africa
Feb 41 1 Armoured Brigade Group Greece
May 41 British Troops Egypt Canal Zone, Egypt
Jan 42 1 Support Group N Africa
Feb 42 Middle East Forces N Africa
Apr 42 200 Guards Motorised Brigade Group N Africa
May 42 201 Guards Motorised Brigade Group N Africa
May 42   Knightsbridge Box, Libya
Jun 42 22 Armoured Brigade Group N Africa
Aug 42 1 Armoured Division N Africa
Oct 42 1 Armoured Division Alamein, Egypt
May 43 1 Armoured Division Tunisia
May 44 1 Armoured Division Cassino, Italy
Sep 44 8 Army Italy

Batteries

3 Sep 39 H/I, L/N
May 42 H, I, L

Equipment

Jun 40 25 pdr Mk2
May 42 25 pdr – Stuart & Marmon Harrington Observation Posts

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45