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68th to 75th Regiments RA

68th Field Regiment Royal Artillery
Dates Locations Batteries - Equipment
1947.04.01 RHQ 18th Field Regiment RA was redesignated RHQ 68th Field Regiment RA with 148, 198 and 199 Fld Btys from 59, 93 and 52 Fld Btys, respectively.   
1947.04 India: Bangalore 148, 198 and 199 Fld Btys
1947.10 England: Wingate Lines, Park Hall Camp, Oswestry 148, 198 and 199 Fld Btys
  7 Apr 48: 148 Bty reduced to cadre.  
  30 Apr 48: Converted to 68th Regiment RA (No 2 Selection Unit) (AA) 148/198 and 199 Trg Btys
  15 Sep 54: 148/198 Trg Bty de-linked as 148 Selection Bty & 198 Trg Bty 148 Selection, 198 and 199 Trg Btys
  1954: Renamed 68th Selection Regiment RA  
  1 Aug 57: 165 & 185 Btys joined ex 67th Selection Regt 148 Selection, 165, 185, 198 and 199 Trg Btys
  1 Apr 60: 165 Bty to 17 Trg Regt, 185 Bty S/A (disbanded 1/1/62) 148 Selection, 198 and 199 Trg Btys
  1 May 60: 148 Bty Indep as 148 AO Bty (later in 95th Regt) 198 and 199 Trg Btys
  1 Apr 61: RHQ disbanded, 198 & 199 Btys S/A (disbanded 1/1/62)  
     
     
69th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment Regiment Royal Artillery
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1947.04.01

RHQ 5th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA redesignated RHQ 69th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA with 100, 224 and 228 HAA Btys from 8, 7 and 14 HAA Btys, respectively  
1947.04 Scotland: Redford Bks, Edinburgh 100, 224 and 228 HAA Btys
3.7" Gun + 4 x 25pdr
  12 Apr 55: Converted to 69th Medium Regiment RA 100, 224 and 228 Med Btys
  16 Jul 55: RHQ and btys S/A to resus RHQ 21st Med Regt RA and 20, 57 and 71 Med Btys, resp (100 Bty later in 48 Regt)  
     
     
     
70th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment Royal Artillery
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1947.04.01 RHQ 12th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA redesignated RHQ 70th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA with 158, 161 and 242 HAA Btys from 18, 4 and 360 HAA Btys, respectively.  
1947.04 England: ? 158, 161 and 242 HAA Btys
  7 May 49: 158 Bty indep in Holland.  
  26 Nov 49: 158 Bty rejoined regiment.  
c1950 England: Grange Camp, Kempston, Bedfordshire  158, 161 and 242 HAA Btys
c1954 England: Isle of Wight? 158, 161 and 242 HAA Btys
  14/15 Apr 55: RHQ and btys S/A (158 & 161 Btys later in 74 Regt).  
  Apr 1955 - Disbanded  
     
     
71st Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regimant Royal Artillery
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1947.04.01 RHQ 51st Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA redesignated RHQ 71st Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA with 186, 187 and 190 HAA Btys from 75 Bty of 65/75 Fld Bty (personnel from 152 HAA Bty), 76 Bty of 28/76 Fld Bty (personnel from 153 HAA Bty), and 79 Bty of 77/79 Fld Bty (personnel from 242 HAA Bty), respectively.  
1947.04 Libya: Tripoli 186, 187 and 190 HAA Btys
3.7” Gun
1948.05 Egypt: Normandy Camp, Fayid, Canal Zone 186, 187 and 190 HAA Btys
3.7” Gun
  1 Dec 54: 186 and 187 Btys joined 80 Regt.  
  31 Dec 54: RHQ reduced to cadre, btys S/A (disbanded 1/1/62).  
  1 Feb 55 - Disbanded  
     
     
72nd Field Regiment Royal Artillery
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1947.04.01 RHQ 208th Field Regiment RA redesignated RHQ 72nd Field Regiment RA with 48, 180 and 338 Fld Btys from 608, 607 and 609 Fld Btys, respectively.   
1947.04 India: Dehra Dun 48, 180 and 338 Fld Btys
1947.09 England?:  48, 180 and 338 Fld Btys
  1 May 48: Converted to 72nd Coast Regiment RA  48, 180 and 338 Coast Btys
  1 June 48: 338 Bty disbanded, replaced by 26 Bty ex 16th Coast Regt 26, 48 and 180 Coast Btys
  1 Nov 50: RHQ and 48 & 180 Btys S/A (180 Bty later in 39 Regt) (48 Bty later in 22 Regt), 26 Bty to 16th Coast Regiment  
  Reformed  
1951.09.15

Reformed as 72nd Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA with 31 Bty (ex Indep, formerly of 47 Regt, LAA bty 1/4/51), 206 Bty resus (late of 85 Regt), 216 Bty resus (late of 82 Regt).   
1951.09 England: Crowborough:  31, 206 and 216 LAA Btys
40mm Bofors
1952 Hong Kong: Far East Farm Camp, Gun Club Barracks (206 Bty) 31, 206 and 216 LAA Btys
  18 June 52: 31 Bty became indep (see 34 Regt)  
  29 Aug 52: 6 Bty ex 34 Regt ‘presumed regimented’ but authority awaited.  CO - Lt Col C G Buttenshaw CBE DSO RA
1955 Germany: Crerar Bks, Oldenburg 6, 206 and 216 LAA Btys
  15 Jan 55: 42 Bty joined regiment  
  15 Aug 55: 91 Bty resus (late of 63 Regt), 206 Bty S/A to resus 44 Bty (late of 62 Regt) 6, 42, 91 and 216 LAA Btys
1958 Germany: Gale Bks, Oldenburg  6, 42, 91 and 216 LAA Btys
  1 Mar 58: RHQ S/A, 6, 42, 44 & 91 Btys to 27 Regt, 22 Regt, 22 Regt and S/A respectively  
  Mar 1958 - Disbanded  
     
     
73rd Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment Royal Artillery
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1947.04.01 RHQ 55th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA at Zavia, Libya was redesignated RHQ 73rd Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA with 191, 196 and 197 HAA Btys from 86 Bty of 72/86 Fld Bty (personnel from 163 HAA Bty), 91 Bty of 49/91 Fld Bty (personnel from 166 HAA Bty), and 92 Bty of 26/92 Fld Bty (personnel from 307 HAA Bty), respectively.  
1947.04 Libya: Zavia,Tripolitania 191, 196 and 197 HAA Btys
3.7" Gun, Matador, 3Mk7, 4Mk6 & 5Mk7 Radar's, No 10 Predictors
1949 Malta: St Georges Bks, (197 Bty - St Patrick Bks) 191, 196 and 197 HAA Btys
3.7" Gun, Matador, 3Mk7, 4Mk6 & 5Mk7 Radar's, No 10 Predictors
1950.10 Egypt: Suez Canal Zone, Geneifa, El Ballah 191, 196 and 197 HAA Btys
3.7" Gun, Matador, 3Mk7, 4Mk6 & 5Mk7 Radar's, No 10 Predictors
  20 Dec 54: Reduced to cadre  
  1 Feb 55: 191 Bty S/A & probably remainder too (Btys all disbanded 1/1/62)  
     
     
74th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment Royal Artillery
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1947.04.01 RHQ 57th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA redesignated RHQ 74th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA with 200, 202 and 203 HAA Btys from 95 Bty of 94/95 Fld Bty (personnel from 213 HAA Bty), 97 Bty of 96/97 Fld Bty (personnel from 214 HAA Bty), and 98 Bty of 80/98 Fld Bty (personnel from 215 HAA Bty), respectivly                 
1947.04 Germany: Maple Leaf Bks, Aurich? 200, 202 and 203 HAA Btys
  30 Jul 48: RHQ and btys S/A  
Reformed
1951.12.01 Reformed as 74th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA with former btys and with 230 and 231 Btys ex 84 Regt reformed as LAA Btys.   
1951.12 Germany: St Barbara Bks, Adelheide 200, 202, 203, 230 and 231 LAA Btys
  1 May 54: 200, 202 and 203 Btys disbanded 230 and 231 LAA Btys
  15 Apr 55: 230 and 231 Btys S/A to resus 158 and 161 Btys (late of 70 Regt). 158 and 161 LAA Btys
  Jun 55: Began move to Hong Kong  
1955 Hong Kong:  Whitfield Camp, Kowloon (158 & RHQ) (Erskine Camp - 161) 158 and 161 LAA Btys
  Oct 56: 229 Bty joined regiment, stationed at Isthmus Camp 158, 161 and 229 LAA Btys
  15 Jul 58: All Btys S/A (disbanded 1/1/62), RHQ S/A.  
     
     
     
75th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment Royal Artillery
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1947.04.01 RHQ 102nd Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA was redesignated RHQ 75th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA with 37, 288 and 289 HAA Btys from 13 Coast Bty (personnel from 228 HAA Bty), and 494 and 495 HAA Btys, respectively. ?  
1947.04 England: Milton Bks, Gravesend  37, 288 and 289 HAA Btys
3.7” & 5.25s
  30 Jul 48: reduced to cadre?  
  15 Aug 53: 288 and 289 Btys S/A (288 Bty, and 289 Bty? disbanded 1/5/54). 150 and 182 Btys resus from former service in 28 and 51 Regts, respectively.  37, 150 and 182 HAA Btys
  16 Jun 55: RHQ and 37, 150 and 182 Btys S/A to resus RHQ 46th HAA Regt with 117, 124 and 126 Btys.