4 Royal Horse Artillery

In September 1939, 4 Brigade Royal Horse Artillery was re-organised as 4 Regiment Royal Horse Artillery with three batteries but was reduced to two batteries in November. In October 1941 a third battery was formed. The Regiment was re-organised in an anti-tank role with 7 Armoured Division in November 1946.

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.

Sep 39   RA Group Middle East Egypt
C Battery attached Mobile Division Egypt
Feb 41 British Troops Egypt British Troops Egypt Benghazi, Libya
Apr 41 7 Armd Division 4 Royal Horse Artillery 7 Support Group N Africa
Feb 42   7 Motorised Brigade Group N Africa
Aug 42 7 Armd Division 4 Royal Horse Artillery 7 Armoured Division N Africa
Sep 42 1 Armoured Division 1 Armoured Division N Africa
Oct 42 1 Armoured Division 1 Armoured Division Alamein, Egypt
Nov 43   Home Forces UK
Mar 44 8 Army 2 Army UK
Jun 44 8 Army 2 Army NW Europe

 

Batteries

3 Sep 39 C, F/G
Nov 39 C, F
Apr 42 C, F, 289 Anti-Tank
Aug 42 C, F
Oct 41 C, F, DD

 

Equipment

Sep 39 18 pdrs (wood wheels), Dragon Tractors
Jan 40 18/25 pdrs Mk 5P (split trail), Dragon Tractors
Apr 41 25 pdr Mk2, Quad Tractors
Sep 42 Stuart Observation Post Tanks
Sep 44 25 pdr Self Propelled Sexton

 

History of DD (Jerboa) Battery, RHA

War diaries 1939 & late ’41 at desertrats.org.uk

War diaries C Battery May 40-Mar 41 & Dec 41 at desertrats.org.uk

War diaries F Battery Nov 41-Jan 42 & Mar-Sep 42 at desertrats.org.uk

 

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45