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144 (Surrey & Sussex Yeo) Field Regiment RA(TA)

Locations

3 Sep 39
Sep 39
Apr 40
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Jul 40
Aug 40
16 Nov 40
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Feb 44
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Jun 45
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Eastern Command
12 Inf Div
4 Corps
4 Inf Div
4 Inf Div
4 Corps
British Troops Egypt
British Troops Egypt
5 Indian Div
5 Indian Div
5 Indian Div
Gazelle Force
Gazelle Force
Gazelle Force
5 Indian Div
5 Indian Div
5 Indian Div
5 Indian Div
5 Indian Div
5 Indian Div
5 Indian Div
5 Indian Div
GHQME
70 Inf Div
4 Indian Div
4 Indian Div
4 Indian Div
4 Indian Div
4 Indian Div
1 Armd Div
1 Armd Div
5 Indian Div
10 Army
17 Indian Inf Bde
31 Indian Armd Div
31 Indian Armd Div
31 Indian Armd Div
31 Indian Armd Div
31 Indian Armd Div
31 Indian Armd Div
31 Indian Armd Div
31 Indian Armd Div
31 Indian Armd Div
31 Indian Armd Div
31 Indian Armd Div
31 Indian Armd Div
31 Indian Armd Div
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Chichester, UK
Brighton (1)
Dursley, Glos, UK
Hambledon, Hants, UK
Broughton, Hants, UK (3)
Amersham, Bucks, UK
Suez, Egypt
Almaza, Egypt
Haiya, Sudan (4)
Gedaref, Sudan
Gallabat, Abyssinia
Wachai, Eritrea
Keru Gorge, Eritrea (5)
Agordat, Eritrea
Wahni, Abyssinia
Gedaref, Sudan
Keren, Eritrea (6)
Massawa, Eritrea
Asmara, Eritrea
Amba Alagi, Abyssinia
Qassasin, Egypt
Alamein (7)
Alexandria, Egypt (8)
Tobruk
Marrua
Slonta
Carmusa
Tmimi
Acroma
Cherua (9)
Bir Igheila
Sollum
Habbaniya, Iraq
Aleppo, Syria
Hamadan, Persia
Sha'iba, Iraq
Qaiyara, Iraq
Almaza, Egypt (10)
Burg-el-Arab, Egypt
Palestine
Artouz, Syria
Bsarma, Syria (11)
Tripoli, Lebanon
Sidon, Lebanon
Baalbek, Lebanon
Damascus, Syria (12)
Baalbek, Lebanon
Almaza, Egypt

Batteries

Sep 39
May 42
Jun 42
Jan 43

389, 390
389, 390, 103 A/Tk
389, 390
389, 390, 552 (13)

Equipment

Sep 39
Oct 39
Nov 39
May 40
Jun 40
Sep 41

Oct 41

Jan 42
May 42
Nov 43
Feb 44

12 x 4.5 in Hows (2)
4 x 4.5 in Hows, 8 x 18 pdr MkII
4 x 4.5 in Hows, 12 x 18 pdr MkII, 15 assorted civilian vehicles
4 x 25 pdr & Quads
24 x 25 pdrs
389 Bty - A Tp, 4x100mm Italian guns (pre 1914) + spares, B & C Tps, 4.5 in Hows (1904)
390 Bty - D Tp, 18 pdrs (A/Tk role), E Tp, 105mm Italian guns (1914), F Tp, 4x60 pdrs (WW1)
E Tp changed to 4.5 in guns, D Tp to Italian 100mm guns, B & C Tps to 18 pdrs
RHQ manned a section of Italian (Austrian) 150mm Hows
16 x 25 pdr
25 pdr, Karrier Spider tractors
25 pdrs fitted with muzzle brakes
Sherman OPs

Notes

1. LMG detachments provided for cross channel shipping
2. Within days of receiving the guns, all WD vehicles were transferred to 98 Fld and 8 guns to 123 OCTU
3. Less 390 Bty who remained under command 22 Fld Rgt RA. Rejoined Rgt 10 Aug 40
4. 390 Bty less F Troop to Gazelle Force at Mekali Wells on 11 Dec. F Troop to Gebeit on 20 Dec, rejoined 390 on 17 Jan
5. 390 Bty were charged by about 60 Eritrean cavalry, almost certainly the last cavalry charge on the British Army
6. Regiment reunited
7. Preparing Fortress A, 9 Indian Bde Box
8. All stores except small arms handed in, in preparation for move to Tobruk
9. 390 Bty operated as part of a mobile column during Feb, Mar & Apr with 389 Bty joining Mooncol in Apr
10. Detached as Depot Rgt, ME School of Arty, Almaza
11. Depot Rgt, Mountain Warfare Training Centre
12. 390 Bty with guns, remainder as infantry
13. Initially 526 Bty