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871 - 895 Batteries 1947-67

Dates Unit Higher Formation/Remarks
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. 871 (Independent) Movement Light Battery RA (Green Howards)(TA) .
1.1.47 Formed .
14.7.55 Disbanded .
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. 872 Locating Battery RA (?Royal West Kent)(TA) .
1.1.47 Formed .
1 .5.61 Amalgamated with HQ RA 44 (Home Counties) Inf Div (as HQ 44 (Home Counties) Div/Dist) .
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. 873 Movement Light Battery RA (The Middlesex Regiment)(TA) .
1.1.47 Formed .
by 1961 Redesignated 873 (Middlesex) Movement Light Battery RA (TA) .
1 .5.61 Reorganised as 873 (Middlesex) Movement Lt Sqn RE (TA) .
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. 874-879 not formed. .
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. 880 Forward Observation Battery RA (Airborne)(TA) .
1.1 .47 Formed .
28.5.51 Redesignated 880 Airborne Locating Battery RA (TA) .
31.10.56 Redesignated 880 Locating Battery RA (TA) .
1.5.61 Amalgamated with 289 Regiment (as 289 Regiment) .
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. 881 COB Battery RA (TA) .
1. 1. 47 Formed .
1.6.51 Redesignated 881 Amphibious Observation Battery RA (TA) .
1.5.61 Redesignated 881 (Independent) Amphibious Observation Battery RA (TA); "Amphibious Observation" omitted 4.10.61. .
18.3.64 Redesignated 881 (Independent) Battery RA (TA) .
31.3.67 Disbanded? .
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. 882 Locating Battery RA (TA) .
1.1.47 Formed .
?? Redesignated 882 Locating Battery RA (Manchester)(TA) .
1.5.61 Amalgamated with 288, 380 (less R Bty) Regiments, and with 42 Inf Div CB Staff Troop as 288 Regiment .
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. 883 Locating Battery RA (TA) .
1.1.47 Formed .
7.7.50 Amalgamated with 376 Regiment to form 883 Locating Battery .
?? Redesignated 883 (Bristol) Locating Battery RA (TA) .
1.5.61(LG 25.3.61) Amalgamated with 311 (less R Bty) Regiment to form 883 (Gloucestershire Volunteer Artillery) Locating Bty RA (TA); "Locating" omitted 4.10.61-18.3.64. .
TAVR A (Gloucestershire Volunteer Artillery) Sqn, The Royal Gloucestershire Hussars (T) .
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. 884 Locating Battery RA (TA) .
1.1.47 Formed .
1 .5.61 Amalgamated with 271 Regiment (less R Bty) and with 323 Regiment (as 271 Regiment) .
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. 885 Locating Battery RA (TA) .
1.1.47 Formed .
1950/51 Redesignated 885 Locating Battery RA (Northumbrian)(TA) .
1.5.61(LG 26.2.61) Amalgamated with 437 & 463 Regiments (as 463 Regiment), some pers to 50 Div/Dist Signal Regiment, R. Sigs. .
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. 886 Locating Battery RA (TA) .
1.1.47 Formed .
1.2.52 Amalgamated with 362 Regiment (forming 862 Bty) .
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. 887 Locating Battery RA (TA) .
1.1 .47 Formed .
31.10.56 Amalgamated with 281 Regiment (as 281 Regiment) .
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. 887 Locating Battery RA (TA) .
31.10.56 Formed by reorganisation of 261 Regiment .
TAVR B (887 Locating Battery) Sqn, The Staffordshire Yeomanry (Queen's Own Royal Regiment) (T) .
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1 .1 .47 888 Tractor Battery not formed .
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. 888 Locating Battery RA (Renfrewshire)(TA) .
1.7.50 Formed by reorganisation of a bty of 328 Regiment .
1.5.61 Amalgamated with 277 Regiment (less R Bty), 402 Regiment, and R Bty of 357 Regiment (as 277 Regiment), (LG 1.4.61) surplus pers to 445 Regiment .
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. 889 AA FC Battery RA (TA) .
1.1.47 Formed .
31.7.54 Disbanded, at first ordered for 15.7.54 but amended (9.6.54). .
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. 890 AA FC Battery RA (TA) .
1.1 .47 Formed .
31.7.54 Disbanded, at first ordered for 15.7.54 but amended, volunteers transferred to new 59 AA FC Troop at Wigan; surplus pers to 574 & 634 Regiments, and to 70 AA FC Troop .
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. 891 AA FC Battery RA (TA) .
1.1.47 Formed .
1.2.50 Reorganised as 88 AA FC Troop .
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. 892 AA FC Battery RA (County of London)(TA) .
1.1 .47 Formed .
1.8.55 Reorganised as 48 AA FC Troop .
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1.1 .47 893 Tractor Battery not formed .
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. 894 AA FC Battery RA (TA) .
1.1.47 Formed .
15.7.54 Disbanded, personnel to 455 Regiment .
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. 895 AA FC Battery RA (TA) .
1.1.47 Formed .
3.4.51 Disbanded .
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