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414 - 443 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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. 414 (Forth) Coast Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1 .47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Edinburgh, Lothian: Continuity with 505 (Forth) Coast Regiment (late Forth Heavy Regiment) 105 Coast Brigade
1.10.53 Amalgamated with 413 Regiment as 413 Regiment .
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. 415 (Thames and Medway) Coast Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1.47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Gravesend, Kent: Continuity with 614 Regiment (late 516 (Thames & Medway) Coast Regiment, originally T & M Heavy Regiment) 101 Coast Brigade
31.10.56 a) Kent elements amalgamated with 263 Regiment as 263 Regiment .
. b) Essex elements amalgamated with 353 Regiment as 353 Regiment .
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. 416 (Clyde) Coast Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1.47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Port Glasgow, Renfrewshire: Continuity with 538 (Clyde) Coast Regiment (late Clyde By Regiment) 105 Coast Brigade
1.10.53 Redesignated 416 (C1yde) (M) Coast Regiment RA (TA) .
31.10.56 Amalgamated with 357 Regiment as 357 Regiment .
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. 417 Coast Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1.47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Greenock, Paisley 105 Coast Brigade
1.9.48 Redesignated 417 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
48 Redesignated 417 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (Dumbartonshire) (TA) .
1.10.48 Redesignated 417 (M) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(Dumbartonshire) (TA) .
1.1 .54 Amalgamated with 254 Regiment as 254 Regiment .
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. 418 (Norfolk) Coast Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1.47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Harwich, Suffolk: Continuity with 514 (Suffolk) Coast Regiment (late Suffolk Heavy Regiment) 101 Coast Brigade
1.9.48 Redesignated 418 (Norfolk) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
1.10.48 Redesignated 418 (Norfolk) (M) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
1.8.50 Amalgamated with 284 Regiment as 284 Regiment .
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. 419 (Suffolk) Coast Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1.47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Harwich, Suffolk: Continuity with 515 (Suffolk) Coast Regiment (late Suffolk Heavy Regiment) 101 Coast Brigade
31.10.56 Amalgamated with 358 Regiment as 358 Regiment; the late 419 Regiment formed a new bty of 358 Regiment. .
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. 420 (Lancashire and Cheshire) Coast Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1 .47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Liverpool, Lancashire: Continuity with 619 Regiment (late 524 (Lancashire &Cheshire) Coast (late Heavy Regiment) 104 Coast Brigade
23.11.54 Bty subtitles: Q (Lancashire) & R (Cheshire) .
31.10.56 a) Liverpool elements converted as 253 Field Sqn RE in 107 Corps Engr Regiment. .
. b) Wallasey elements converted to 624 Field Sgn RE under 113 Light Engr Regiment .
27.9.56 Amendment made both sqns Crane Cperating Sqns RE. .
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. 421 (Dorset) Coast Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1.47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Weymouth, Dorset: Continuity with 618 Regiment (late 522 (Dorsetshire) Coast Regiment, originally Dorsetshire Heavy Regiment) 102 Coast Brigade
31.10.56 Amalgamated with 255 Regiment as 255 Regiment .
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. 422 (East Riding) Coast Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1.47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Hull, Yorkshire: Continuity with 617 Regiment (late 512 (East Riding) Coast Regiment, originally East Riding Heavy Regiment} 103 Coast Brigade
31.10.56 Converted as 422 (East Riding Coast) Field Park Sqn RE, an addtl sqn of 129 Construction Regiment RE. .
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. 423 (East Riding) Coast Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1.47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Hull, Yorkshire 103 Coast Brigade
21.2.48 Redesignated 676 Regiment .
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. 424 (Pembrokeshire) Coast Regiment RA (TA) .
1 .1 .47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Pembroke Dock, Pembroke: Continuity with 620 Regiment (late 532 (Pembroke) Coast Regiment, originally Pembroke Heavy Regiment). 104 Coast Brigade
1.9.48 Redesignated 424 (Pembrokeshire) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
24.6.50 S/A, some personnel to 302 Regiment and some to 109 Tspt Coln RASC. (424 Regiment disbanded?) .
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. 425 (Pembrokeshire) Coast Regiment RA (TA) .
1 .1 .47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Pembroke Dock, Pembroke: Continuity with 620 Regiment (late 532 (Pembroke) Coast Regiment, originally Pembroke Heavy Regiment). 104 Coast Brigade
1.10.53 Amalgamated with 664 Regiment as 408 Regiment .
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. 426 (Durham) Coast Regiment RA (TA) .
1 .1 .47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at West Hartlepool, Durham: Continuity with 511 (Durham) Coast Regiment (late Durham Heavy Regiment). 103 Coast Brigade
31.10.56 Converted as 336 (Durham Coast) Field Sqn RE, an additional sqn in 132 Corps Engineer Regiment. Ordered to be reorganised as a Crane Operating Sqn by 31.12.56. .
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. 427(Durham) Coast Regiment RA (TA) .
1 .1 .47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at West Hartlepool, Durham: Continuity with 526 (Durham) Coast Regiment (late Durham Heavy Regiment) 103 Coast Brigade
1.9.48 Redesignated 427 (Durham) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1.49 Redesignated 427 (Durham) (M) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
1 .1 .54 Amalgamated with 485 Regiment as 485 Regiment .
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. 428 The Princess Beatrice’s (Isle of Wight Rifles) Coast Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1 .47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Newport, IOW: Continuity with 530 The Princess Beatrice's (I. of W. Rif) Coast Regiment (late PBI/WRif Heavy Regiment) 102 Coast Brigade
1.9.48 Redesignated 428 The Princess Beatrice's (Isle of Wight Rifles) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
1 .1 .49 Redesignated 428 The Princess Beatrice's (Isle of Wight Rifles)(M) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
10.3.55 Amalgamated with 457 Regiment as 457 Regiment .
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. 429 (Antrim) Coast Regiment RA (TA) .
1 .1 .47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland: Continuity with 525 (Antrim) Coast Regiment (late 188 (Antrim) Heavy Bty, later Antrim Heavy Regiment) Northern Ireland District
31.10.56 Converted as 146 (Antrim Artillery) Field Engineer Regiment RE (255 & 256 Field Sqns & one sqn under-implemented) and 260 Field Park Sqn RE. .
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. 430 (Orkney) Coast Regiment RA (TA) .
1 .1 .47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Kirkwall, Orkney: Continuity with 533 (Orkney) Coast Regiment (late Orkney Heavy Regiment) 105 Coast Brigade
1.7.51 Redesignated 430 Coast Regiment RA (Orkney and Zetland)(TA) .
31.10.56 Reorganised as 861 (Indep) Light Anti-Aircraft Bty (Orkney and Zetland) .
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. 431 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
10.3.55 Formed by amalgamation of 480, 536 & 645 Regiments 30 AA Brigade
. P (Berkshire and Oxfordshire) Bty. .
. Q (Surrey) Bty. .
. R (Buckinghamshire) Bty. .
. S (Buckinghamshire) Bty. .
1.5.61 Amalgamated with 299 (less R Bty) Regiment & 143 C & R Sec as 299 Regiment .
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. 432 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
10.3.55 Formed by amalgamation of R Bty of 471, and 514, 519 & 587 Regiments 31 AA Brigade
. P (Queen's Edinburgh Royal Scots) Bty. .
. Q (West Lothian Royal Scots) Bty. .
. R (City of Edinburgh) Bty. .
. S (Dunedin) Bty. .
1.5.61 a) Q Bty amalgamated with 144 C & R Sec and 445 Regiment as 445 Regiment, the late Q Bty and 144 Sec forming R/445 Regiment .
. b) Regiment (less Q Bty) converted to RE & amalgamated with 585 & 586 Field Sqns RE to form 432 (City of Edinburgh) Corps Engineer Regiment, the late 432 forming RHQ & 586 Field Sqn; the late 585 & 586 Field Sqns forming 585 Field Sqn. .
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. 433 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
10.3.55 Formed by amalgamation of 471 (less R Bty) and 531 Regiments 31 AA Brigade
. P (Forth) Bty. .
. Q (Forth) Bty. .
. R (Alloa) Bty. .
. S (Perth) Bty. .
31.10.56 Amalgamated with part of 413 Regiment as 433 Regiment, the late 413 Regiment forming a bty. .
1.5.61(LG 30.4.61) Converted as HQ 433 (Forth) Tspt Coln RASC and 512 & 531 Coys (Heavy GT) RASC. .
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10.3.55 Proposed to allott number 434 to the regiment formed by amalgamation of 245, 246, 247, 248 & 502 Regiments amended to 245. .
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. 435 not formed .
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. 436 (South Lancashire Artillery) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
10.3.55 Formed by amalgamation of 596 & 644 Regiments .
1.5.61 Amalgamated with Q Bty of 253 Regiment as 436 Regiment .
4.10.61 Redesignated 436 (South Lancashire Artillery) Regiment RA (TA) .
18.3.64 Redesignated 436 (South Lancashire Artillery) Light Air Defence Regiment RA (TA) .
TAVR P (South Lancashire Artillery) and Q (South Lancashire Artillery) Btys, The South Lancashire Territorials (PWV) RA. .
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. 437 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
10.3.55 Formed by amalgamation of 485, 590 & 589 Regiments .
. P (North Riding) Bty. .
. Q (Stockton) Bty. .
. R (Hart1epool) Bty. .
1.5.61(LG 26.2.61) Amalgated with 463 Regiment and 885 Loc Bty as 463 Regiment .
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. 438 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
10.3.55 Formed by amalgamationof 262, 579 & 585 Regiments .
. P (North Midland) Bty. .
. Q (The Royal Leicestershire Regiment) Bty. .
. R (The Northamptonshire Regiment) Bty. .
1.5.61(LG 1.4.61) a) P Bty converted as 438 (Derbyshire Artillery) Field Sqn RE in 140 Corps Engineer Regiment (see also 350 and 575). .
. b) RHQ and Q Bty Amalgamated with 5th Bn, The Royal Leicestershire Regiment to form 4th/5th Bn of that Regiment. .
. c) R Bty amalgamated with 5th Bn, The Northamptonshire Regiment to form 4th/5th Bn of that Regiment: BHQ and Tp amalgamated with A Coy, Northampton, and Tp amalgamated with C Coy, at Wellingborough. .
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. 439 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
10.3.55 Formed by amalgamation of 537, 669 & 670 Regiments 31 AA Brigade
. P (Tyne Electrical Engineers) Bty. .
. Q (Tyne Electrical Engineers) Bty. .
. R (South Shields) Bty. .
. S (Tyneside Scottish) Bty. .
31.10.56 Amalgamated with 404 Regiment to form 439 (Tyne) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA), the late 404 Regiment forming P (Tynemouth) Bty and the late P & Q Btys amalgamated as Q Bty; by 1958 P (Tynemouth), Q (Tyneside Scottish) and R (South Shields) Btys. .
4.10.61 Redesignated 439 (Tyne) Regiment RA (TA) .
18.3.64 Redesignated 439 (Tyne) Light Air Defence Regiment RA (TA) .
TAVR 101 (Northumbrian) Med Regiment RA (Vols). .
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. 440 (Humber) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
10.3.55 Formed by amalgamationof 462, 529 & 581 Regiments 31 AA Brigade
. P, Q, R (5th Bn Royal Lincolnshire Regiment) and S Btys .
by 1.5.60 P, Q and R Btys only: P and HQ Bty's were in Hull with the LAD Det, Q Bty in Louth & R Bty in Grimsby .
4.10.61 Redesignated 440 (Humber) Regiment RA (TA) .
18.3.64 Redesignated 440 (Humber) Light Air Defence Regiment RA (TA) .
TAVR The Humber Regiment RA (T). .
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. 441 Light Anti-Aircraft/Searchlight Regiment RA (TA) .
10.3.55 Formed by amalgamation of 349, 493 & 576 Regiments .
. P (5th North Staffords) Bty .
. Q (Wirral) Bty. .
. R (5th North Staffords) Bty. .
by 1.5.61 Redesignated 441 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
1.5.61 a) Q Bty amalgamated with 855 Anti-aircraft Rep Bty and 287 Regiment as 287 Regiment, the late Q/441 Regiment forming R (Wirral) Bty of 287 Regiment .
. b) Tp at Sale amalgamated with 7th Bn, The Cheshire Regiment (as part of that bn) .
. c) P and R Btys amalgamated with 6th Bn, The North Staffordshire Regiment to form 5th/6th Bn of that Regiment. .
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. 442 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
10.3.55 Formed by amalgamation of 469, 580, 594 & 672 Regiments .
. P (5th/6th Royal Warwick) Bty .
. Q (Warwickshire) Bty. .
. R (Worcestershire) Bty. .
1.5.61(LG 31.1.61) a) RHQ and P Bty amalgamated with RHQ & R Bty of 443 and with 7th Bn, The Royal Warwickshire Regiment to form 7th Bn of that Regiment. .
. b) Q Bty amalgamated with 267 (less P & R Btys) and with Q & R Btys of 443 (as 268). .
. c) R Bty amalgamated with R Bty of 639, and with 868 Anti-aircraft Rep Bty (less A Tp), and with 444 (as 444). .
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