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850 - 870 Batteries 1947-67

Dates Unit Higher Formation/Remarks
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. 850 Mountain Battery RA (TA) .
22.2.50 Formed by reorganisation of part of 677 Mountain Regiment RA (Lovat Scouts)(TA) .
5.4.54 Disbanded (personnel to 532 Regiment) .
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. 851 (M) AA C & R Battery RA (TA) .
22.4.52 Formed from 108 (M) AA C & R Troop .
5.4.54 Absd pers of 64 & 66 AA FC Troops on disbandment. .
1.8.55 Reorganised as 141 C & R Sec. .
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. 851 (Westmorland and Cumberland Yeomanry) Independent Field Battery RA (TA) .
1.5.61(LG 1.1.61) Formed from 251 Regiment, the late Q Battery of which reorganised with BHQ at Carlisle and detachment at Maryport .
?? Redesignated 851 (Westmorland and Cumberland Yeomanry) Field Battery RA (TA) .
TAVR B (Westmorland and Cumberland Yeomanry) Coy, 4th (T) Bn, The Border Regiment. .
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. 852 (Devon) Tractor Battery RA (TA) .
1.1.47 Formed .
9.47 Disbanded (pers to RASC (TA)) .
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. 852 (M) AA C & R Battery RA (TA) .
22.4.52 Formed by amalgamation of 112, 113, 114 & 115 (M) AA C & R Troops .
1.8.55 Reorganised as 143 C & R Section .
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. 853 AA FC Battery RA (TA) .
1.1.47 Formed .
1.2.50 Reorganised as 87 AA FC Troop .
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. 853 (M) AA C & R Battery RA (TA) .
22.4.52 Formed by amalgamation of 117 & 118 (M) AA C & R Troops .
1.8.55 Amalgamated with 116 AA C & R Troop to form 144 C & R Section; det at Belfast disbanded .
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. 854 Tractor Battery RA (Cinque Ports)(TA) .
1.1.47 Proposed but not formed .
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. 854 (M) AA C & R Battery RA (TA) .
22.4.52 Formed by amalgamation of 120, 122 &123 (M) AA C & R Troops .
1.8.55 Reorganised as 145 C & R Section; dets at Manchester & Stoke-an-Trent disbanded .
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. 855 AA FC Battery RA (Essex Fortress)(TA) .
1.1.47 Formed .
1.8.55 Disbanded .
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. 855 AA Rep Battery RA (TA) .
1.4.59 Formed at Chelmsford. .
1.5.61(LG 30.3.61) a) Technical trained pers to 470 Regiment .
. b) Remainder to 287 Regiment .
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. 856 Movement Light Battery RA (Devon and Cornwall Fortress Engineers)(TA) .
1.1 .47 Formed .
by 1950 Redesignated 856 Movement Light Battery RA (TA) .
31.10.56 Amalgamated with 40C & with 115 Construction Regiment RE, the late 856 bty amalgamated with 571 Construction Sqn RE .
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. 857 Tractor Battery RA (Dorset Fortress)(TA) .
1.1.47 Proposed but not formed .
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. 857 (M) AA C & R Battery RA (TA) .
22.4.52 Formed by amalgamation of 124, 126 & 127 (M) AA FC Troops .
1.8.55 Reorganised as 146 C & R Section .
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. 858 Movement Lt Battery RA (Carmarthenshire Fortress)(TA) .
1.1.47 First proposed as a tractor Battery but changed when RASC assumed that role .
31.10.56 Amalgamated with 108 Fd Engineer Regiment RE (as 108 Fd Engr Regiment RE). .
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. 859 AA FC Battery RA (TA) .
1.1.47 Formed .
1.8.55 Reorganised as 49 AA FC Troop, part of 351 AA FC Battery: a regular unit. .
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. 860 (M) AA C & R Battery RA (TA) .
22.4.52 Formed from 110 (M) AA C & R Troop .
1.8.55 Reorganised as 142 C & R Section .
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. 861 (Independent) LAA Battery RA (Orkney and Zetland)(TA) .
24.10.56 (wef 31.10.56) Formed by reorganisation of 431 Coast Regiment RA (Orkney and Zetland)(TA) .
by 1961 Redesignated 861 (Orkney and Zetland) Independent LAA Battery RA (TA) .
1.5.61 Amalgamated with 540 Regiment (less dets) (as 540 Regiment), the late 861 forming Q (Orkney and Zetland) Battery of 540 Regiment .
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. 862 Locating Battery RA (TA) .
1.2.52 Formed by amalgamation of 886 Bty and 362 Regiment as 862 Bty .
1.5.61 Amalgamated with 275 Regiment (less R Battery), 276 Regiment (less P Battery) and 51 Inf Div CB Staff Troop as 400 Regiment .
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. 863 (County of Lincoln) Movement Light Battery RA (TA) .
1.7.55 Formed by reorganisation of 539 Regiment .
1.5.61 Absd pers of 147 (Lincoln) Inf Wksp REME (TA) on its disbandment; reorganised as 863 (County of Lincoln) Independent Movement Light Squadron RE .
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. 864 not formed. .
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. 865 AA FC Battery RA (TA) .
1.8.55 Formed by reorganisation of 65 AA FC Troop .
30.9.57 Reorganised to incorporate 69 C & R Troop at Leeds. .
1.5.61 (LG 25.2.61) Amalgamated with R Battery of 271 Regiment, and with Hallamshire Bn, The York and Lancaster Regiment (as latter bn), the late 865 forming D (Rotherham) Coy .
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. 866 not formed. .
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. 867 not formed. .
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. 868 AA FC Battery RA (TA) .
1.8.55 Formed at Bloxwich .
30.9.57 Reorganised to incorporate 80 C & R Troop at Sutton Coldfield .
1 .5.61 a) A Troop amalgamated with a Battery of 282 Regiment, and with 638 Regiment (as 638 Regiment) .
. b) Bty (less ATroop) amalgamated with R Bty of 442, R Bty of 639, and with 444 (as 444). .
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. 869 not formed. .
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. 870 not formed. .
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