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235 - 265 Regiments 1947-67

TERRITORIAL ARMY, ROYAL ARTILLERY,  1947-67
The Territorial Army was reconstituted formally on 1.1.1947. Recruiting began 1.5.1947. Continuity with former units was maintained through the regiment except for independent batteries and troops
Dates Unit Higher Formation/Remarks
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. 235 Royal Horse Artillery Regiment, Honourable Artillery Company (TA) .
1947.01.01 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Armoury House, Finsbury, London. 56 (L) Armd Div
1947.07.09 Redesignated 1st Regiment Honourable Artillery Company, RHA (TA) 56 (L) Armd Div
. A Battery .
. B Battery .
. C Battery .
1961.05.01 Amalgamated with G Loc Bty HAC; to combine officer producing with its traditional role; no change in title. .
1961? Renamed 1st Field Regiment Honourable Artillery Company RHA (TA) .
1967.04.01 Disbanded and concurrently reconstituted as two batteries in TAVR: HAC Bty (RHA) [Vols] and C Bty, HAC (RHA) of The Greater London Regiment RA (T). .
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. 2nd Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment Honourable Artillery Company RA (TA) .
9.7.47 Redesignated from 238 Regiment Honourable Artillery Company (Heavy Anti-Aircraft) as 2nd Regiment Honourable Artillery Company (Heavy Anti-Aircraft): HQ: Finsbury, London. 75 AA Brigade (TA)
. D Bty .
. E Bty .
. F Bty not then formed .
9.9.48 75 AA Brigade disbanded, complete by 27.9.48 .
10.3.55 Disbanded (completed 1.7.55). .
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. 245 (Belfast)(M) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1.47 Formed with HQ at Belfast, Northern Ireland: Continuity with 8 (Belfast) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment (Supplementary Reserve). 51 (Ulster) AA Brigade (TA)
10.3.55 Amalgamated with 246, 247, 248 & 502 Regiments as 245 (Ulster) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) at first allocated number 434 .
10.3.55 Anti-aircraft Command disbanded .
4.10.61 Redesignated 245 (Ulster) Regiment RA (TA) .
18.3.64 Redesignated 245 (Ulster) Light Air Defence Regiment RA (TA) .
TAVR RHQ, HQ Bty and 206 (Ulster) Light AD Bty of 102 (Ulster and Scottish) Light AD Regiment (Vols). .
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. 246 (Derry)(M) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1.47 Formed with HQ at Londonderry, Northern Ireland: Continuity with 9 (Londonderry) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment (Supplementary Reserve). 51 Heavy AA Brigade (TA)
10.3.55 See 245 Regiment .
10.3.55 Anti-aircraft Command disbanded .
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. 247 (Ulster) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1.47 Formed with HQ at Belfast, Northern Ireland: Continuity with 3 (Ulster) Searchlight Regiment (Supplementary Reserve). 51 Heavy AA Brigade (TA)
16.3.49 Redesignated 247 (Ulster) Light Anti-Aircraft/Searchlight Regiment RA (TA) .
10.3.55 See 245 Regiment .
10.3.55 Anti-aircraft Command disbanded .
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. 248 (Ulster) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1.47  Formed with HQ at Belfast, Northern Ireland: Continuity with 4 (Ulster) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment (Supplementary Reserve). 51 Heavy AA Brigade (TA)
10.3.55  See 245 Regiment .
10.3.55 Anti-aircraft Command disbanded .
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. 249 (The West Riding Artillery) Field Regiment RA (TA) .
1.5.61 Formed by amalgamation of 249, 269 & 270 Regiments as 249 (The West Riding Artillery) Field Regiment RA (TA) .
4.10.61 Field omitted. .
18.3.64 Field restored. .
TAVR The West Riding Regiment RA (T) [P, Q & R Btys]. .
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. 250 (Queen's Own Dorset and West Somerset Yeomanry) Medium Regiment RA (TA) .
1.5.61 (LG 1.4.61) Formed by amalgamation of 250, 255 and 294 Regiments as 250 (Queen's Own Dorset and West Somerset Yeomanry) Medium Regiment .
4.10.61 Medium omitted. .
18.3.64 Medium restored .
TAVR  A Coy, The Dorset Territorials. .
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. 251 (Westmoreland and Cumberland) Field Regiment RA (TA) .
1947.01.01 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Carlisle: Continuity with 51 (Westmorland and Cumberland) Field Regiment. 42 (L) Inf Div
1950.06.30 Amalgamated with 309th (Westmorland and Cumberland) Coast Regiment RA (TA) without change of title .
. ? Battery at Workington .
. Q Battery at Carlisle .
. ? Battery at Whitehaven .
1953.09.30 Redesignated 251 (Westmorland and Cumberland Yeomanry) Field Regiment RA (TA) .
1961.05.01 251 Field Regiment broken up: 851 (Westmorland and Cumberland Yeomanry) Independent Field Battery, RA formed at Carlisle by redesignation of Q Bty; Workington and Whitehaven btys absorbed as anti-tank and mortar plns of 4th Bn, The Border Regiment .
1967.04.01 851 Battery disbanded and concurrently reconstituted as B (Westmorland and Cumberland Yeomanry) Company, 4th (T) Battalion, The Border Regiment in TAVR III at Carlisle  .
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. 252 (Manchester) Field Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1 .47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Manchester, Lancashire: Continuity with 52 (Manchester) Field Regiment. 42 (L) Inf Div
30.9.53 Redesignated 252 Field Regiment RA (The Manchester Artillery)(TA) .
1.5.61 Amalgamated with RHQ, P and R Btys of 314 Regiment: late 252 Regiment formed RHQ; P/314 and R/3l4 redesignated P and R Btys of new 252 Regiment .
4.10.61 Field omitted. .
18.3.64 Field restored. .
TAVR 209 Light AD Bty (The Manchester Artillery), 103 (Lancashire Artillery Volunteers) Light AD Regiment RA .
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. 253 (Bolton) Field Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1 .47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Bolton, Lancashire: Continuity with 53 (Bolton) Field Regiment. .
30.9.53 Redesignated 253 Field Regiment RA (The Bolton Artillery)(TA); some personnel from 652 Regiment joined before camp 10.6.55. .
1.5.61 a) Regiment (less Q Bty) amalgamated with Q Bty, Salford, of 314 Regiment as 253 Regiment .
. b) Q Bty amalgamated with 436 Regiment as Q/436 Regiment .
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. 254 (West Highland) Anti-tank Regiment (RA)(TA) .
1. 1.47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Dumbarton, Dumbarton. Continuity with 51 (West Highland) A tk Regiment. 51/52 Inf Div
1.7.50 Redesignated 254 (West Highland) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1 .54 Amalgamated with 417 Regiment as 254 Regiment .
10.3.55 Amalgamated with 277 Regiment as 277 Regiment .
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. 254 (City of London) Field Regiment .
1.5.61 Reformed by amalgamationof 264, 290, 353 (less bty, Canvey & Southend) & 452 Regiments as 254 (City of London) Field Regiment: .
. HQ (City of London) Bty, Artillery House, Handel St, WC 1 .
. P (7th London) Bty, 86 High St, Fulham, SW 6 .
. Q (53rd London) Bty, Horn Lane, Acton, W3 .
4.10.61 Field omitted. .
18.3.64 Field restored. .
TAVR S Bty (City of London), The Greater London Regiment RA (T). .
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. 255 (Wessex) Medium Regiment RA (TA) .
1947.01.01 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Yeovil, Somerset: Continuity with 55 (Wessex) Field Regiment. 91 (Fd) AGRA (TA)
1.7.50 Amalgamated with 663 Super Heavy Regiment (Surrey) without change of title .
1.8.50 91 (Fd) AGRA (TA) disbanded, complete by 22.8.50 .
31.10.56 Amalgamated with 421st (Dorset) Coast Regiment, RA and renamed 255th (West Somerset Yeomanry and Dorset Garrison) Medium Regiment, RA .
. ? batteries .
1.5.61 Re-organised as ? Battery, 250th (Queen's Own Dorset and West Somerset Yeomanry) Medium Regiment, RA (Regiment formed by amalgamation of 294 (Queen's Own Dorset Yeomanry) Field Regiment, and 255 (West Somerset Yeomanry and Dorset Garrison) Medium Regiment) .
1967.04.01 Battery reorganised as B Company (West Somerset Yeomanry), The Somerset Yeomanry and Light Infantry (Territorials) in TAVR III at Yeovil .
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. 256 (Devon) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1.47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Exeter, Devon: Continuity with 51 (Devon) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment. 81 AA Brigade (TA)
16.3.49 Redesignated 256 (Devon) (M) Light Anti-Aircraft/Searchlight Regiment RA (TA) .
1.7.50 Amalgamated with 396 Regiment as 256 (Devon) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1 .54 Amalgamated with 668 Regiment as 256 Regiment RA (TA) .
1.3.54 81 AA Brigade disbanded, complete by 31.3.54 .
10.3.55 Anti-aircraft Command disbanded .
10.3.55 Amalgamated with 524 Regiment as 256 (Wessex) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
. P (Royal Hampshire) Bty .
. Q (Devon) Bty .
. R (Devon) Bty .
31.10.56 . Amalgamated with 407 Regiment as 256 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
1.5.61(LG 1.4.61) a) Regiment (less P Bty) amalgamated with 296 Regiment .
. b) P Bty Amalgamated with 383 Regiment as 383 Regiment .
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. 257 (Home Counties) Field Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1.47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Brighton, Sussex: Continuity with 57 (Home Counties) Field Regiment. 44 (HC) Inf Div
1955 Redesignated 257 (County of Sussex) Field Regiment. .
1.5.61 Amalgamated with 258 Regiment as 257 (Sussex Yeomanry) Field Regiment RA (TA) .
. HQ at Brighton .
. P Battery at Bexhill and Eastbourne .
. Q Battery at Haywards Heath and Crawley .
. R Battery at Worthing .
4.10.61 Renamed 257 (Sussex Yeomanry) Regiment RA (TA) .
18.3.64 Renamed 257 (Sussex Yeomanry) Field Regiment RA (TA) .
1.4.1967 Reorganised in TAVR II at Brighton as 200 (The Sussex Yeomanry) Battery, 100th (Eastern) Medium Regiment, RA (V) [q.v. for regimental changes] .
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. 258 (Sussex) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1.47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Eastbourne, Sussex: Continuity with 58 (Sussex) Field Regiment. 99 (AA) AGRA (TA)
1.9.48 99 (AA) AGRA (TA) redesignated 99 AA Bde (TA) 99 AA Brigade (TA)
14.5.50 Redesignated 258 (Sussex) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
10.3.55 Anti-aircraft Command disbanded .
10.3.55 Amalgamated with 258, 313 & 641 Regiments, as 258 (Sussex Yeomanry) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) 30 AA Brigade (TA)
. HQ at Brighton .
. P Battery at Brighton .
. Q Battery at Chichester .
. R Battery at Worthing: formed by reduction of 313 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment and 641 (M) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment .
. S Battery at Eastbourne: formed by reduction of 258 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment .
1.5.61 Amalgamated with 257 Regiment as 257 Regiment .
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. 259 (Home Counties)(Cinque Ports) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1.47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Shorncliffe, Kent: Continuity with 75 (Home Counties) (Cinque Ports) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment. 53 AA Brigade (TA)
9.9.48 53 AA Brigade disbanded, complete by 27.9.48 .
10.3.55 Anti-aircraft Command disbanded .
10.3.55 S/A. .
4.7.55 Disbanded .
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. 260 not formed. .
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. 261 (North Midlands) Observation Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1.47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire: Continuity with 61 (North Midland) Super Hv Regiment. 88 (Fd) AGRA (TA)
1.9.51 Redesignated 261 (North Midland) Locating Regiment RA (TA); was to be a Corps Locating Regiment but amended before implementation. .
31.10.56 Reorganised as 887 Loc Bty. .
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. 262 (North Midlands)(M) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1.47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Derby, Derbyshire: Continuity with 68 (North Midland) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment 58 AA Brigade (TA)
1.7.51 Renamed 262 (M) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1.54 Amalgamated with 526 as 262 (no change). .
10.3.55 Anti-aircraft Command disbanded .
10.3.55 Amalgamated with 579 & 585 Regiments (as 438 Regiment) forming P (North Midland) Bty of 438 Regiment .
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. 263(6th London) Anti-tank Regiment (S.P.) RA (TA) .
1.1.47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Brixton, London: Continuity with 52 (6th London) Atk Regiment 56 (L) Armd Div
1.3.51 Redesignated 263 (6th London) Field Regiment RA (TA) .
1.8.54 Redesignated 263 (6th London) (SP) Medium Regiment RA (TA) .
31.10.56 Amalgamated with Kent element of 415 Regiment as 263 (6th London) Light Regiment RA (TA) .
1.5.61 (LG 1.4.61) a) Regiment (less (b)) amalgamated with 291, 298 & 381 Regiments as 263 (Surrey Yeomanry, Queen Mary's) Field Regiment, HQ at Sutton .
. b) Sheerness & Gravesend Btys amalgamated with a bty of 458 Regiment & converted as 211 Field Sqn RE. .
. RHQ at Sutton, formed by reduction of 263 Regiment .
. P Battery at ?, formed by reduction of 381 Regiment .
. Q (4th London) Battery at ?, formed by reduction of 291 Regiment .
. R Battery at ?, formed by reduction of 298 Regiment .
1961.10.04 Renamed 263 (Surrey Yeomanry, Queen's Mary's) Regiment RA (TA) .
1964.03.18 Renamed 263 (Surrey Yeomanry, Queen's Mary's) Field Regiment RA (TA) .
TAVR Reorganised in TAVR III as The Surrey Yeomanry (Queen Mary's Regiment), RA (Territorials) with HQ at Sutton, absorbing elements of 2 Squadron 41 Signal Regiment RSigs, 324 Field Squadron RE, 150 Infantry Workshop REME, and C Squadron Inns of Court and City Yeomanry RAC .
TAVR B Coy (Royal Engineers), 9th (T) Bn The Queen's Regiment.

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