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266 - 288 Regiments 1947-67

ROYAL ARTILLERY, TERRITORIAL ARMY 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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. 266 (Gloucestershire Volunteer Artillery) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1.47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Bristol, Glos: Continuity with 76 (Gloucestershire) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment 72 AA Brigade (TA)
1.6.48 72 AA Brigade disbanded .
10.3.55 Anti-aircraft Command disbanded .
10.3.55 Amalgamated with 312 & 601 Regiments as 311 Regiment .
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. 267 (South Midlands) Field Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1.47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Worcester, Worcs: Continuity with 67 (South Midland) Field Regiment 88 (Fd) AGRA (TA)
1.7.51 Redesignated 267 Field Regiment RA (TA) .
31.10.56 Amalgamated with 268 Regiment as 267 (Worcestershire and Warwickshire) Medium Regiment RA (TA) .
. RHQ & Q Bty, Birmingham .
. ? Bty, Worcester .
. ? Bty, Malvern .
1.5.61 a) RHQ & Q Bty & Leamington Spa detachment amalgamated with Q/442 Regiment and P & Q/443 Regiment as 268 Regiment .
. b) P & R Btys amalgamated with Q & S Btys of 639 Regiment as 267 (Worcestershire) Field Regiment; also absorbed vols of HQ 41 AGRA (Anti-aircraft). .
TAVR The Worcestershire Territorial Regiment RA. .
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. 268 (Warwickshire) Field Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1.47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Birmingham, War: Continuity with 68 (South Midland) Field Regiment 86 (Field) AGRA (TA)
1.10.54 Redesignated 268 (Warwickshire) Med Regiment RA (TA) .
31.10.56 Amalgamated with 267 Regiment as 267 Regiment .
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. 268 (Warwickshire) Field Regiment RA (TA) .
1.5.61 Formed from RHQ & Q Bty & Leamington Spa detachment of 267 Regiment, Q/442 Regiment at Kingstanding, & Q & P Btys of 443 Regiment at Sheldon & Rugby .
4.10.61 Redesignated 268 (Warwickshire) Regiment RA (TA) .
18.3.64 Redesignated 268 (Warwickshire) Field Regiment RA (TA) .
TAVR P (68 South Midland) Bty, The Warwickshire Regiment RA (T). .
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. 269 (West Riding) Field Regiment (S.P.) RA (TA) .
1.1.47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Leeds, Yorkshire: Continuity with 69 (West Riding) Field Regiment 49 (WRNM) Armd Div
10.3.55 Amalgamated with 321 Regiment as 269 Regiment .
1.5.61 Amalgamated with 270 Regiment as 249 Regiment .
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. 270 (West Riding) Field Regiment (S.P.) RA (TA) .
1.1.47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Bradford, Yorkshire: Continuity with 70 (West Riding) Field Regiment 49 (WRNM) Armd Div
10.3.55 Amalgamated with 584 Regiment as 370 (West Riding) Field Regiment RA (TA) .
1960 Redesignated 270 (West Riding) Field Regiment RA (TA) .
1.5.61 Amalgamated with 269 Regiment as 249 Regiment .
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. 271 (West Riding) Field Regiment RA (TA) .
1. 1.47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Sheffield, Hallams: Continuity with 71 (West Riding) Field Regiment 50 (N) Inf Div
30.9.53 Redesignated 271 (Sheffield) Field Regiment RA (TA) .
10.3.55 Amalgamated with 467 Regiment as 271 Regiment .
. P (West Riding) Bty .
. Q (West Riding) Bty .
. R (5th York and Lancaster) Bty. .
1.5.61 a) R Bty amalgamated with 865 Loc Bty and The Hallamshire Bn The York and Lancaster Regiment as B (Barnsley) Coy .
. b) Regiment (less R Bty) amalgamated with 323 Regiment, and 884 Loc Bty as 271 (The Sheffield Artillery Volunteers) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
4.10.61 Redesignated 271 (The Sheffield Artillery Volunteers) Regiment RA (TA) .
18.3.64 Redesignated 271 (The Sheffield Artillery Volunteers) Light Air Defence Regiment RA (TA) .
TAVR The Sheffield Artillery Vols RA (Territorials). .
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. 272 (Northumbrian) Field Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1.47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Newcastle, Northumberland: Continuity with 72 (Northunibrian) Field Regiment 50 (N) Inf Div
1.5.61 Reorganised with RHQ, P & Q Btys. .
4.10.61 Redesignated 272 (Northumbrian) Regiment RA (TA) .
18.3.64 Redesignated 272 (Northumbrian) Field Regiment RA (TA) .
TAVR 101 (Northumbrian) Med Regiment RA (Vols). .
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. 273 not formed .
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. 274 (Northumbrian) Field Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1.47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at South Shield, Durham: Continuity with 74 (Northumbrian) Field Regiment 50 (N) Inf Div
10.3.55 Amalgamated with 487 Regiment as 274 Regiment .
. P (Hebburn) Bty .
31.10.56 Amalgamated with 377 Regiment as 274 Regiment .
. P (1st Durham) 8ty .
. Q (3rd Durham Volunteer Artillery) Bty .
. R (4th Durham) Bty. .
4.10.61 Redesignated 274 (Northumbrian) Regiment RA (TA) .
18.3.64 Redesignated 274 (Northumbrian) Field Regiment RA (TA) .
TAVR 101 (Northumbrian) Med Regiment RA (Vols). .
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. 275 (Highland) Field Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1.47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire: Continuity with 75 (Highland) Field [later Heavy] Regiment 51/52 Inf Div
10.3.55 Amalgamated with 501 Regiment as 275 Regiment .
1.5.61 (LG 1.4.61) a) R Bty, Grangemouth, reorganised as 517 Coy (GT) RASC. .
. b) Regiment (less R Bty) amalgamated with 276 Regiment (less P Bty), HQ 51 Inf Div CB Staff Trp, and 862 Loc Bty as 400 Regiment .
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. 276 (Highland) Field Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1.47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Dundee, Perth: Continuity with 76 (Highland) Field Regiment 84 (Fd) AGRA (Highland)(TA)
3.6.50 84 (Fd) AGRA (Highland)(TA) disbanded .
10.3.55 10.3.55 Amalgamated with 586 Regiment as 276 Regiment .
1.5.61 (LG 1.4.61) a) P Bty amalgamated with 277 Field Sqn RE (as 277 (Fife) Field Sqn RE) .
. b) Regiment (less P dty) amalgamated with 275 Regiment (less R Bty), HQ 51 Inf Div CB Staff Trp, and 862 Loc Bty (as 400). .
TAVR 117 (Highland) Field Park Sqn RE (Vols). .
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. 277 (Highland) Field Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1.47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Greenock, Paisley: Continuity with 77 (Highland) Field Regiment 51/52 Inf Div
10.3.55 Amalgamated with 254 Regiment as 277 Regiment .
1.5.61 a) R Bty amalgamated with 8th Bn A&SH (as latter) .
. b) Regiment (less R Bty) amalgamated with 402 Regiment, R Bty of 357 Regiment, and 888 Loc Bty as 277 (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) Field Regiment .
4.10.61 Redesignated 277 (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) Regiment RA (TA) .
18.3.64 Redesignated 277 (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) Field Regiment RA (TA) .
TAVR The Lowland Regiment RA (T). .
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. 278 (Lowland) Field Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1.47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Edinburgh, Lothian: Continuity with 78 (Lowland) Field Regiment (S/A as 178 (Lowland) Med Regiment). 51/52 Inf Div
12.55 P (1st City of Edinburgh) Bty .
. Q (2nd City of Edinburgh) Bty .
. R (Midlothian) Bty .
1.5.61 Amalgamated with 357 Regiment (less R Bty) & absorbed surplus personnel of 432 Regiment to form 278 (Lowland) Field Regiment (The City of Edinburgh Artillery). .
TAVR The Lowland Regiment RA (T). .
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. 279 (Lowland) Field Regiment RA (TA) .
1. 1. 47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Irvine, Ayrshire: Continuity with 79 (Lowland) Field Regiment 85 (Fd) AGRA (Lowland)(TA)
1.7.50 85 (Fd) AGRA (Lowland)(TA) redesignated HQ RA 52nd (Lowland Division (TA) .
1.7.50 Amalgamated with 328 Regiment (less a bty) as 279 Regiment .
10.3.55 Amalgamated with 330 Regiment as 279 (Ayrshire) Field Regiment RA (TA) .
1.5.61(LG 1.4.61) Amalgamated with 280 Regiment as 279 (City of Glasgow and Ayrshire) Regiment (surplus pers of 279 Regiment to 576 Coy (GT) RASC) .
. P (1st City of Glasgow) Bty .
. Q (Ayrshire) Bty .
. R (3rd City of Glasgow) Bty .
TAVR The Lowland Regiment RA (T). .
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. 280 (Lowland, City of Glasgow) Field Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1.47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Glasgow: Continuity with 80 (Lowland-City of Glasgow) Field Regiment 85 (Fd) AGRA (Lowland)(TA)
1.7.50 85 (Fd) AGRA (Lowland)(TA) redesignated HQ RA 52nd (Lowland Division (TA) .
1.7.50 Redesignated 280 (Lowland-City of Glasgow) Field Regiment RA (TA) .
12.55 Redesignated 280 Field Regiment RA (The City of Glasgow Artillery)(TA) .
. P (1st City of Glasgow) Bty .
. Q (2nd City of Glasgow) Bty .
. R (3rd City of Glasgow) Bty .
1.5.61 Amalgamated with 279 Regiment as 279 Regiment, surplus personnel to 445 Regiment .
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. 281 (Welsh) Field Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1.47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Port Talbot, Glamorgan: Continuity with 81 (Welsh) Field Regiment 53 (W) Inf Div
30.9.53 Redesignated 281 (Glamorgan Yeomanry) Field Regiment RA (TA) .
31.10.56 Amalgamated with part of 408 Regiment & absorbed personnel of 887 Locating Bty (which was considered to have amalgamated) as 281 Regiment .
1.5.61 (LG 20.3.61) Amalgamated with 282 (less bty at Caerphilly) & 283 Regiment as 282 Regiment, surplus personnel of P/281 Regiment amalgamated with 282 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Wksp REME & 533 Coy RASC (as 509 Coy (MT) RASC). .
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. 282 (Welsh) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1.47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Cardiff, Glamorgan: Continuity with 77 (Welsh) Field Regiment 71 AA Brigade (TA)
20.6.50 Amalgamated with 520 Regiment as 282 Regiment .
1.1.54 Amalgamated with 602 Regiment as 282 Regiment .
10.3.55 Anti-aircraft Command disbanded .
10.3.55 Amalgamated with 534 Regiment as 282 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
1.5.61(LG 20.3.61)  a) Caerphilly bty amalgamated with A Tp 868 Anti-aircraft Rep Bty & 638 Regiment as 638 Regiment .
. b) Regiment (less Caerphilly bty) amalgamated with 281 & 283 Regiments to form 282 (Glamorgan and Monmouthshire) Field Regiment .
. P (Glamorgan Yeomanry) Bty .
. Q (Welsh) Bty .
. R (1 Mon) Bty .
TAVR 211 (South Wales) Light Air Defence Bty, 104 Light Air Defence Regiment RA (Vo1s). .
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. 283 (Welsh) Field Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1.47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Newport, Mons: Continuity with 83 (Welsh) Field Regiment 53 (W) Inf Div
1953 Redesignated 283 (Monmouthshire) Field Regiment RA (TA) .
10.3.55 Amalgamated with 603 Regiment as 283 Regiment .
. P (1 Mon) Bty .
1.5.61(LG 20.3.61) Amalgamated with 281 & 282 (less a bty) Regiments as 282 Regiment .
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. 284 (1st East Anglian) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1.47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk: Continuity with 78 (1st East Anglian ) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment 66 AA Brigade (TA)
9.9.48 66 AA Brigade (TA) disbanded, complete 27.9.48 .
1.8.50 Amalgamated with 418 Regiment to form 284 (1st East Anglian) (M) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment. .
10.3.55 Anti-aircraft Command disbanded .
10.3.55 Amalgamated with 389 Regiment to form 284 (King's Own Royal Regiment, Norfolk Yeomanry) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) 31 AA Brigade
1.5.61 Amalgamated with 358 Regiment as 308 Regiment .
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. 285 (Essex) Airborne Light Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1.47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Stratford: Continuity with 85 (East Anglian) Field Regiment (S/A as 85 (East Anglian) Mountain Regiment.) 16 Airborne Div
28.5.51 Redesignated 285 (Essex) Airborne Field Regiment RA (TA) .
27.6.55 Redesignated 285 (Essex) Parachute Field Regiment RA (TA) .
31.10.56 Amalgamated with 292 Regiment as 289 Regiment .
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. 286 (Hertfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1 .47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at St. Albans, Herts: Continuity with 86 (East Anglian) (Hertfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment 89 (Fd) AGRA (TA)
1.10.54 Redesignated 286 (Hertfordshire Yeomanry) Med Regiment RA (TA) .
10.3.55 Amalgamated with 479 Regiment as 286 Regiment .
31.10.56 Redesignated 286 (Hertfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment RA (TA) .
31.10.56 89 (Fd) AGRA (TA) redesignated HQ RA 54 (East Anglian) Div (TA) 54 (East Anglian) Div
1.5.61 Amalgamated with 305 Regiment to form 286 (Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment RA (TA) .
TAVR 201 (Hertfordshire & Bedfordshire Yeomanry) Med Bty, 100 (Eastern) Med Regiment RA (Vo1s) .
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. 287 (1st West Lancashire) Medium Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1.47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Liverpool, Lancashire: Continuity with 87 (1st West Lancashire) Field Regiment 87 (Fd) AGRA (TA)
31.8.50 Amalgamated with 336 Regiment as 287 Regiment .
10.3.55 Amalgamated with 573 Regiment as 287 Regiment .
31.10.56 Amalgamated with 306 Regiment as 287 Regiment .
. P (Lancashire Hussars) Bty .
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