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33rd Regiment RA

33rd Regiment Royal Artillery
Dates Locations Batteries - Equipment
1947.04.01 RHQ 53rd Airlanding Light Regiment RA redesignated RHQ 33rd Airborne Light Regiment RA, with 82, 96 and 97 Btys from 85 Bty of 83/85 Fld Bty (pers from 210 AL Lt Bty), 40 Fld Bty (resus from pers of 211 AL Lt Bty), and 87 Bty of 53/87 Fld Bty (resus from pers of 212 AL Lt Bty), respectively  
1947.04 Palestine 82, 96 and 97 Btys
75mm Pack Howitzer
  12 Mar 48: Embarked on the Otranto at Haifa and sailed for UK  
1948.07 Germany: ? Bks, Flensburg 82, 96 and 97 Btys
75mm Pack Howitzer
1948.09 Germany: St Barbara Bks, Fallingbostel  82, 96 and 97 Btys
75mm Pack Howitzer
1949.11 England: C Camp, Barton Stacey  82, 96 and 97 Btys
75mm Pack Howitzer
  14 Dec 49: 82 Bty S/A as 82 AB A/tk Bty (so desig 29/9/48) 96 and 97 Btys
1951.07 Cyprus: Dhekelia Camp 96 and 97 Btys
75mm Pack Howitzer
1951.11 Suez (Geneifa, Moascar, El Ballah, Port Said) 96 and 97 Btys
75mm Pack Howitzer
  10 Mar 53: redesignated 33rd Parachute Field Regiment RA  
  Mar 1953 - 25 pdr  
1955 England: Lille Bks, Aldershot 96 and 97 Btys
75mm Pack Howitzer
  Sep 56: Moved to Cyprus onboard the aircraft carrier HMS Theseus  
  Nov - Dec 56: Suez Invasion  
  Dec 56 - Feb 57: Moved back to Cyprus, courtesy of a semi retired Cunarder RMS Ascania  
  14 Feb 57: Redesignated 33rd Parachute Light Regiment RA  
  1 Sep 57: 82 Bty resus. 82, 96 and 97 Btys
  Jan 1958 - 4.2" Mortar (41 Bty)  
  29 Jan 58: 82 & 96 Btys S/A, 29 and 41 Btys joined ex 77th HAA Regt RA 29, 41 and 97 Btys
  ? 1958 - Jordan  
  Apr 1958 - Aden (97 Bty - C Troop)  
  ? 1961 - Kuwait  
  ? 1961 - 105mm Pack Howitzer 105mm Pack Howitzer
  27 Jun 61: RHQ disbanded to resus 7th Parachute Light Regiment RHA, 41 and 97 Btys to S/A and 4th Field Regiment RA, respectively – pers used to resus ‘F’, ‘G’ and ‘I’ Para Lt Btys RHA, 29 Bty to 4th Field Regiment RA (41 Bty later in JLR)  
     

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