113th LAA,  News

RA Battery Breakdown

LIGHT ANTI AIRCRAFT BATTERY RA

War Establishment III/171/2. December1943
Major
4 X Captain
7 X Subaltern

Battery Serjeant Major
battery quartermaster serjeant
21 X serjeant
3 X lance serjeant
15 X bombardier
25 X lance bombardier
144 X gunner

Attached
3 X corporal cook ACC
7 X cook ACC
electrician, signals RS

41 X tradesman
bombardier clerk, pay duties
bombardier clerk
4 X clerk
19 X driver mechanic
8 X driver operator
equipment repairer (trained as driver IC)
3 X gun fitter
4 X vehicle mechanic

12 X batman driver
butchery dutyman
11 X drivers IC
144 X gun detachments
3 X medical orderly (trained as driver IC)
7 X motorcyclist
sanitary dutyman (trained as driver IC)
4 X storeman (trained as driver IC)
4 X water dutyman (trained as driver IC)

20 X motorcycle
8 X car 5cwt 4 X 4
5 X 15cwt GS
3 X 15cwt water
1 X 15cwt FFW
12 X 3ton 4 X 4
18 X Tractor LAA
1 X water trailer, 180 gallons.

22 X Bren gun
4 X PIAT
19 X signal pistol
18 X Bofors LAA gun

Headquarters
Major
Captain
Subaltern

Battery Serjeant Major
battery quartermaster serjeant
3 X bombardier
lance bombardier
12 X gunner

Attached
cook ACC
electrician, signals RS

8 X tradesman
bombardier clerk, pay duties (trained as driver IC)
bombardier clerk (trained as driver IC)
clerk (trained as driver IC)
driver mechanic
bombardier driver operator, in charge of signals
driver operator
equipment repairer (trained as driver IC)
vehicle mechanic

3 X batman driver
butchery dutyman
2 X drivers IC
4 X motorcyclist
sanitary dutyman (trained as driver IC)
storeman (trained as driver IC)
water dutyman (trained as driver IC)

5 X motorcycle
2 X car 5cwt 4 X 4
2 X 15cwt GS
1 X 15cwt FFW
3 X 3ton 4 X 4
1 X water trailer, 180 gallons.

1 X Bren gun
1 X PIAT
1 X signal pistol

Motorcycle 1
Battery Serjeant Major
Motorcycle 2
motorcyclist
Motorcycle 3
motorcyclist
Motorcycle 4
motorcyclist
Motorcycle 5
motorcyclist

Car 15cwt 4 X 4 1
Subaltern, batman driver
Car 15cwt 4 X 4 2
Captain, batman driver

15cwt truck GS 1
battery quartermaster serjeant, cook ACC, water dutyman, butchery dutyman
Carries cooking gear and rations
15cwt truck GS 2
sanitary dutyman, equipment repairer, vehicle mechanic
Carries PIAT

15cwt FFW 1
Major, 2 X driver operator, batman driver
Carries a wireless set No 22
15cwt FFW 2
3 X driver operator
Carries a wireless set No 22
This vehicle from regimental headquarters

3ton 4 X 4 GS 1
clerk pay duties, driver mechanic
Carries anti gas reserves, blankets, reserve SAA ammunition
Carries 696 rounds of 40mm ammunition in 29 boxes
3ton 4 X 4 GS 2
2 X clerk, driver IC
Carries 1032 rounds 40mm ammunition in 43 boxes
3ton 4 X 4 GS 3
electrician RS, storeman, driver IC
Carries Bren lmg
Carries 1260 watt charging engine
Carries petrol and technical stores
Tows a water tank trailer
Note that the electrician and charging engine are from RS detachment.

3 X Troop each
Headquarters
Captain
2 X Subaltern
serjeant
3 X lance serjeant
2 X lance bombardier
8 X gunner
corporal cook ACC
2 X cook ACC

clerk
2 X driver operator
gun fitter
vehicle mechanic
3 X batman driver
3 X drivers IC
medical orderly (trained as driver IC)
motorcyclist
storeman (trained as driver IC)
water dutyman (trained as driver IC)

5 X motorcycle
2 X car 5cwt 4 X 4
1 X 15cwt GS
1 X 15cwt water
3 X 3ton 4 X 4

1 X Bren gun
1 X PIAT

Motorcycle 1
motorcyclist
Motorcycle 2
Subaltern
Motorcycle 3
serjeant
Motorcycle 4
gun fitter
Motorcycle 5
clerk (troop commanders assistant)

Car 15cwt 4 X 4 1
Subaltern, batman driver
Car 15cwt 4 X 4 2
Captain, batman driver

15cwt truck GS
corporal cook ACC, storeman, batman driver
Carries cooking gear and rations
Carries PIAT
15cwt truck water
water dutyman, vehicle mechanic

3ton 4 X 4 GS 1
medical orderly, driver IC
Carries anti gas reserves, blankets
Carries 528 rounds of 40mm ammunition in 22 boxes
Carries Bren lmg
3ton 4 X 4 GS 2
2 X cook ACC, driver IC
Carries gun stores, baggage and blankets for three sub sections.
Carries 216 rounds of 40mm ammunition in 9 boxes
3ton 4 X 4 GS 3
2 X driver operator, driver IC
Carries gun stores, baggage and blankets for three sub sections.
Carries 216 rounds of 40mm ammunition in 9 boxes

Section Light AA Tractor, 4 X 4 1
serjeant, 8 X gun numbers, driver mechanic
Carries 192 rounds of 40mm ammunition
Carries a Bren lmg
Tows a 40mm Bofors gun

Section Light AA Tractor, 4 X 4 2
serjeant, 8 X gun numbers, driver mechanic
Carries 192 rounds of 40mm ammunition
Carries a Bren lmg
Tows a 40mm Bofors gun

Section Light AA Tractor, 4 X 4 3
serjeant, 8 X gun numbers, driver mechanic
Carries 192 rounds of 40mm ammunition
Carries a Bren lmg
Tows a 40mm Bofors gun

Section Light AA Tractor, 4 X 4 4
serjeant, 8 X gun numbers, driver mechanic
Carries 192 rounds of 40mm ammunition
Carries a Bren lmg
Tows a 40mm Bofors gun

Section Light AA Tractor, 4 X 4 5
serjeant, 8 X gun numbers, driver mechanic
Carries 192 rounds of 40mm ammunition
Carries a Bren lmg
Tows a 40mm Bofors gun

Section Light AA Tractor, 4 X 4 6
serjeant, 8 X gun numbers, driver mechanic
Carries 192 rounds of 40mm ammunition
Carries a Bren lmg
Tows a 40mm Bofors gun

NOTES:
Ammunition includes 48 rounds per gun anti tank ammunition.
One car 5cwt may be issued instead of 2 motorcycles at headquarters.
One officer and six men per troop will be rained in anti gas duties and decontamination work.

In an Armoured Division Troop Headquarters will have one 15cwt FFW instead of one car 5 cwt.

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