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638 - 677 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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. 639 Heavy Regiment RA (The Worcestershire Regiment)(TA) .
1.1 .47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Stourbridge, Salop: Continuity with 8th Battalion The Worcestershire Regiment 88 (Fd) AGRA (TA)
1950-51 Redesignated 639 Heavy Regiment RA (TA) .
5.3.53 P Bty desiginated P (Shropshire RHA) Heavy Bty .
31.10.56 88 (Fd) AGRA (TA) disbanded .
1.5.61 a) P (Shropshire RHA) Bty converted to HQ RA 48 Div/Dist & CS Staff Tp .
. b) Q & S Btys amalgamated with P & R Btys of 267 Regiment as 267 Regiment .
. c) R Bty amalgamated with R Bty of 442, and 868 Anti-aircraft Rep Bty (less A Tp) with 444 (as 444). .
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. 640 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (5th Bn The Border Regiment)(TA) .
1.1 .47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Workington, Cumb: Continuity with 5th Bn The Border Regiment 93 (AA) AGRA (TA)
1.9.48 93 (AA) AGRA (TA) redesignated 93 AA Bde (TA) 93 AA Bde (TA)
10.6.50 S/A. ?Disbanded. .
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. 641 (M) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (Sussex)(TA) .
1.1 .47 Formed in TA with HQ at Worthing, Sussex 106 AA Brigade (TA)
10.3.55 Anti-aircraft Command disbanded .
10.3.55 Amalgamated with 258, 313 & 344 Regiments as 258 Regiment .
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. 642 Light Anti-Aircraft/S.L. Regiment RA (7th Bn The Royal Hampshire Regiment)(TA) .
1.1 .47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Bournemouth, Hampshire: Continuity with 7th Bn The Royal Hampshire Regiment 100 (AA) AGRA (TA)
9.9.48 100 (AA) AGRA (TA) disbanded, complete by 27.9.48 .
30.6.50 Amalgamated with 524 Regiment as 524 Regiment .
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. 643 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (6th Bn The South Staffordshire Regiment)(TA) .
1.1 .47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Wolverhampton, Staffordshire: Continuity with 1/6th Bn The South Staffordshire Regiment 74 AA Brigade (TA)
20.6.50 Amalgamated with 666 Regiment (less a bty) as 643 Regiment .
10.3.55 Anti-aircraft Command disbanded .
10.3.55 Amalgamated with 473 Regiment as 444 Regiment .
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. 644 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (The South Lancashire Regiment)(TA) .
1.1 .47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Warrington, Lancashire: Continuity with 2/4th Bn The South Lancashire Regiment 94 (AA) AGRA (TA)
9.9.48 94 (AA) AGRA (TA) disbanded, complete by 27.9.48 .
16.3.49 Redesignated 644 Light Anti-Aircraft/Searchlight Regiment RA (The South Lancashire Regiment)(TA) .
1.10.53 Redesignated 644 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (The South Lancashire Regiment)(TA) .
10.3.55 Anti-aircraft Command disbanded .
10.3.55 Amalgamated with 596 Regiments as 436 Regiment .
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. 645 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (Bucks)(TA) .
1.1 .47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Aylesbury, Bucks: Continuity with 1st Buckinghamshire Bn The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry 99 (AA) AGRA (TA)
1.9.48 99 (AA) AGRA (TA) redesignated 99 AA Bde (TA) 99 AA Bde (TA)
10.3.55 Anti-aircraft Command disbanded .
10.3.55 Amalgamated with 480 & 536 Regiments as 431 Regiment .
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. 646 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (5th Bn The Essex Regiment)(TA) .
1.1 .47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Chelmsford, Essex: Continuity with 5th Bn The Essex Regiment 98 (AA) AGRA (TA)
9.9.48 98 (AA) AGRA (TA) disbanded, complete 27.9.48 .
1.12.48 Redesignated 646 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (5th Bn The Essex Regiment)(TA) .
by 1955 Redesignated 646 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (5 Essex)(TA) .
10.3.55 Anti-aircraft Command disbanded .
10.3.55 Amalgamated with 517, 530 & 563 Regiments as 517 Regiment .
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. 648 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (Royal Berkshire)(TA) .
1.1 .47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Hackney, London: Continuity with 5th Bn The Royal Berkshire Regiment (Princess Charlotte of Wales's) 99 (AA) AGRA (TA)
1.9.48 99 (AA) AGRA (TA) redesignated 99 AA Bde (TA) 99 AA Bde (TA)
10.3.55 Anti-aircraft Command disbanded .
10.3.55 S/A, completed 1.7.55. .
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. 649 not formed .
. 650 not formed .
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. 651 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1 .47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Swindon, Wilts: Continuity with 5th Bn The Wiltshire Regiment (Duke of Edinburgh's) 100 (AA) AGRA (TA)
9.9.48 100 (AA) AGRA (TA) disbanded, complete by 27.9.48 .
30.9.53 Redesignated 651 (Wiltshire) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
10.3.55 Anti-aircraft Command disbanded .
10.3.55 S/A, completed 1.7.55. .
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. 652 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (Manchester)(TA) .
1.1 .47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Wigan, Lancashire: Continuity with 5th Bn The Manchester Regiment 94 (AA) AGRA (TA)
9.9.48 94 (AA) AGRA (TA) disbanded, complete by 27.9.48 .
1950/51 Redesignated 652 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (Manchester)(TA) .
by 1955 Redesignated 652 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (5th Bn The Manchester Regiment)(TA) .
10.3.55 Anti-aircraft Command disbanded .
10.3.55 Disbanded, completed 30.6.55; some personnel to 253 Regiment before 10.6.55. .
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. 653 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (?Liverpool Scottish)(TA) .
1.1 .47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Liverpool, Lancashire: Continuity with 46th (Liverpool Welsh) Royal Tank Regiment RAC 96 (AA) AGRA (TA)
15.7.50 Amalgamated with 533 Regiment as 533 Regiment .
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. 654 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1 .47 Formed in TA with HQ at Bishop Auckland, Durham: 56 (Northumbrian) AA Brigade (TA)
1.5.49 S/A, completed 21.5.49. .
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. 655 Light Anti-Aircraft/S.L. Regiment RA (Liverpool Scottish)(TA) .
1.1 .47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Liverpool, Lancashire: Continuity with 89 Atk Regiment (Liverpool Scottish) 79 AA Brigade (TA)
22.7.50 Amalgamated with 525 Regiment as 525 Regiment .
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. 656 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (Tower Hamlets) (TA) .
1.1 .47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Bow, London: Continuity with 9th Bn The Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own) 97 (AA) AGRA (TA)
5.12.50 97 (AA) AGRA (TA) disbanded, complete 19.12.50 .
10.3.55 Anti-aircraft Command disbanded .
10.3.55 Amalgamated with 512 & 568 Regiments as 512 Regiment .
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. 657 not formed .
. 658 not formed .
. 659 not formed .
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. 660 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1 .47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Lowestoft, Suffolk: Continuity with 409 (Suffolk) Indep Anti-aircraft Bty 66 AA Brigade (TA)
9.9.48 66 AA Brigade (TA) disbanded, complete 27.9.48 .
15.6.50 Redesignated 660 (M) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
10.3.55 Anti-aircraft Command disbanded .
10.3.55 At first ordered to amalgamated with 4th Bn The Suffolk Regiment, but amended to disbandment (22.4.55) .
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. 661 Field Regiment RA (Ulster) (TA) .
1.1 .47 Formed in TA with HQ at Bangor, Northern Ireland 107 (U) Ind Inf Brigade
30.9.53 Redesignated 661 (Ulster) Field Regiment RA (TA) .
4.10.61 Redesignated 661 (Ulster) Regiment RA (TA) .
18.3.64 Redesignated 661 (Ulster) Field Regiment RA (TA) .
TAVR 6th (T) Bn The Royal Ulster Rifles. .
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1.1 .47 662 regiment formed from Windsor bty of 345 and shortly redesignated 346 .
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. 663 Super Heavy Regiment RA(Somerset)(TA) .
1.1 .47 Formed in TA with HQ at Midsomer Norton, Somerset 91 (Field) AGRA
1.7.50 Amalgamated with 255 Regiment as 255 Regiment, the late 663 Regiment forming Q Bty of 255 Regiment .
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. 664 Coast Regiment RA (Welsh)(TA) .
1.1 .47 Formed in TA with HQ at Cardiff, Glamorgan 104th Coast Brigade
1950/51 Redesignated 664 Coast Regiment RA (Glamorgan) (TA) .
1.10.53 Amalgamated with 425 Regiment as 408 Regiment .
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. 665 Coast Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1 .47 Formed in TA with HQ at Newport, Mons 104th Coast Brigade
1.9.48 Redesignated 665 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
20.6.50 S/A. ?Disbanded. .
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. 666 Light Anti-Aircraft/S.L. Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1 .47 Formed in TA with HQ at Brierly Hill, Wales (?) 95 (AA) AGRA (TA)
1.9.48 95 (AA) AGRA (TA) redesignated 95 AA Bde  95 AA Bde
20.6.50 a) Bty amalgamated with 672 Regiment as 672 Regiment .
. b) Regiment (less a bty) amalgamated with 643 Regiment as 643 Regiment .
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. 667 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (Hampshire)(TA) .
1.1 .47 Formed in TA with HQ at Aldershot, Hampshire 100 (AA) AGRA (TA)
9.9.48 100 (AA) AGRA (TA) disbanded, complete by 27.9.48 .
1.1 .54 Disbanded. .
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. 668 (M) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (Devon and Cornwall)(TA) .
1.1 .47 Formed in TA with HQ at Plymouth, Devon 81 Anti-aircraft Brigade
1.1 .54 Amalgamated with 256 Regiment as 256 Regiment .
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. 669 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (Durham) (TA) .
1.1 .47 Formed in TA with HQ at South Shields, Durham 83 Anti-aircraft Brigade
16.j.49 Redesignated 669 Light Anti-Aircraft/Searchlight Regiment RA (Durham) (TA) .
10.3.55 Anti-aircraft Command disbanded .
10.3.55 Amalgamated with 537 & 670 Regiments as 439 Regiment, the late 669 Regiment forming R (South Shields) Bty of 439 Regiment .
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. 670 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (Tyneside Scottish, The Black Watch)(TA) .
1.1 .47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Newcastle on Tyne, Northumberland: Continuity with 1st Bn The Tyneside Scottish, The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) 83 Anti-aircraft Brigade
10.3.55 Anti-aircraft Command disbanded .
10.3.55 Amalgamated with 537 & 669 Regiments as 439 Regiment, the late 670 Regiment forming S (Tyneside Scottish) Bty of 439 Regiment .
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. 671 Coast Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1 .47 Formed in TA with HQ at Swansea, Glamorgan 104 Anti-aircraft Brigade
1.9.48 Redesignated 671 (M) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
20.6.50 Amalgamated with 534 Regiment as 534 Regiment .
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. 672 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1.47 Formed in TA with HQ at Langley, Wales (?). At first proposed as 323 but renumb (27.3.47) 95 (AA) AGRA (TA)
1.9.48 95 (AA) AGRA (TA) redesignated 95 AA Bde  95 AA Bde
20.6.50 Amalgamated with a bty of 666 Regiment to form 672 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment (Worcestershire) RA (TA) .
10.3.55 Anti-aircraft Command disbanded .
10.3.55 Amalgamated with 469, 580 & 594 Regiments as 442 Regiment .
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. 673 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (The Duke of Wellington's Regiment)(TA) .
1.1.47 Formed in TA with HQ at Halifax, Yorkshire. At first 322, but renumb before 1.3.47. Continuity with 6th Bn The Duke of Wellington's Regiment. 92 (AA) AGRA (TA)
9.9.48 92 (AA) AGRA (TA) disbanded, complete 27.9.48 .
1.1.49 Redesignated 673 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment (The Duke of Wellington's Regiment) RA (TA) .
30.6.50 Amalgamated with 538 Regiment as 673 Regiment .
10.3.55 Anti-aircraft Command disbanded .
10.3.55 Amalgamated with 382 & 578 Regiments as 382 Regiment .
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. 674 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (City of London Rifles)(TA) .
1.1 .47 Formed in TA with HQ at Stonechat Hill 99 (AA) AGRA (TA)
1.9.48 99 (AA) AGRA (TA) redesignated 99 AA Bde (TA) 99 AA Bde (TA)

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