458th (Kent) Regiment, RA (TA) [UK]
Authors and Contributors this page: T.F. Mills
Page created 1 November 1999. Corrected and updated 09.10.2004
458th (Kent) Regiment,
Royal Artillery
United Kingdom  
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Note: This is a battalion history of the part-time Reserves, which are normally liable for full-time active service only in an emergency. See the main regimental or corps page(s) for more information.
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  Titles and Lineage English County Index
Numeric Artillery Index
  1908.10.27 4th Home Counties (Howitzer) Brigade, RFA
raised with HQ at Erith, Kent
  • 4th Kent (Howitzer) Battery at Erith
  • 5th Kent (Howitzer) Battery at Erith
  • 4th Home Counties (Howitzer) Ammunition Column at Erith
  1916.03.10 318th Brigade, RFA
  1920.02.07 13th (Kent) Medium Brigade, RGA
reconstituted in T.A. with HQ at Erith
  • 205 (Chatham & Faversham) Battery at Sittingbourne, reconstitution of Home Counties (Kent) RGA
  • 206 (Erith) Battery at Erith, reconstitution of 4th Kent Bty
  • 207 (Erith) Battery at Erith, reconstitution of 5th Kent Bty
  • 208 (Bromley) Battery at Penge, reconstitution of Kent Cyclist Bn
  1921 52nd (Kent) Medium Brigade, RGA
  1924.06.01 52nd (Kent) Medium Brigade, RA
  1935.02.01 58th (Kent) Anti-Aircraft Brigade, RA
  • 205 (Kent) Battery at Sittingbourne
  • 206 (Erith) Battery at Erith
  • 207 (Erith) Battery at Erith
  • 208 (Bromley) Battery at Penge
  1936.04 205 Bty transferred to 55 AA Bde
  1938.11.01 264 Bty raised and brigaded
  1939.01.01 58th (Kent) Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA
  1940.06.01 58th (Kent) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA
  1945.12.15 placed in suspended animation
  1947.01.01 458th (Kent) (Mixed) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA
reconstituted in T.A. with HQ at Sidcup
  1955.03.10 458th (Kent) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RA
absorbed 564 (M) LAA/SL Regt, and 608 (Kent) (M) HAA Regt
  • P Battery
  • Q Battery
  • R Battery
  • S Battery
  1961.05.01 amalgamated with 265th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA, less one bty amalgamated with Sheerness and Gravesend btys of 263 Light Regt and 211 Field Sqn RE to form 211 Field Sqn RE
  History (Links) & War Service Introduction to Volunteers
58 (Kent) HAA Rgt RA(TA), by Derek Barton (The Royal Artillery 1939-45)
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  Battle Honours Index of Battle Honours
Index of Wars

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  Colours, Standards and Guidons Introduction to Colours
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  Uniforms and Badges
  Honorary Colonels Index of Royal Colonels
1909.08.23 Col. John Charles Pratt, 4th Marquess Camden, TD [Lord Lt of Kent]
<1938> Bt. Col. Sir Henry Streatfield, GCVO, CB, CMG, TD
[Joint] Honorary Colonel:
1937.08.04 Bt. Col. W.C. Hale, OBE, MC, TD
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