5 Royal Horse Artillery

 

Nov 39 Formed from K & G Batteries UK
Apr 40 3 Corps France
Jun 40 Home Forces UK
Dec 40 8 Support Group UK
Jul 42 8 Support Group N Africa
Jul 42 23 Armoured Brigade Group N Africa
Sep 42 8 Armoured Division N Africa
Oct 42 24 Armoured Brigade Group N Africa
Oct 42 8 Armoured Division Alamein, Egypt
Dec 42 7 Armoured Division N Africa
Sep 43 7 Armoured Division Salerno, Italy
Jan 44 7 Armoured Division UK
Jun 44 7 Armoured Division NW Europe

Batteries

Nov 39 G, K
Oct 40 G, K, CC

Equipment

Nov 39 18 pdr Guns, Guy Quad Ant Tractors
Aug 40 6 pdr Anti-Tank (ex Naval in pill boxes)
Jan 41 75 mm (18 pdr carriage), 4.5 inch Howitzers
May 41 25 pdr Mk1
Jul 42 Stuart Observation Post Tanks
Mar 44 25 pdr Self Propelled Sexton, Sherman Command Tanks, Cromwell Observation Post Tanks

 

War diaries for ’39, ’44 & late ’46 at desertrat.org.uk

War diaries G Battery 1939-41 & Jan 44-Jun 46 (less Dec 44) at desertrats.org.uk

War diaries K Battery Apr 40-45 at desertrats.org.uk

War diaries CC Battery Nov 40-Aug 44 at desertrats.org.uk