The Royal Garter in oval form with the Imperial crown above and a scroll inscribed ‘Royal Horse Artillery’ below. In the centre King George VI’s cypher ‘GVIR’. This example in white metal with two copper loops to the reverse north-south. Also produced in gilding metal.
Orders of Battle WW2 RHA Units:
|Unit||Notes (work in progress)|
|C RHA||(Of 4th RHA Regt) Egypt. The Armoured Div. (later named 7th Armoured Div.) Divisional Troops <30/9/39—<1/40. Also ‘Special Group’, same Division (Special Group formed 27.1.40, —?|
|D RHA||(also see J RHA and P RHA)|
|J RHA||Middle East Forces. 31st Jan 1940. [ ‘J’ Bty and one troop ‘D’ Bty 3 RHA] Egypt, Western Desert. (HQ British Troops in Egypt) Attached from HQ RA Group.|
|M RHA||(Of 3rd RHA Regt) 7th Armoured Div. Divisional Troops (Anti-tank) <Jan 1940 …….. 7th Support Group 22.1.40—28.2.41. |
[Battles: 8.12.40—11.12.40 Sidi Barrani. 3.1.41—5.1.41 Bardia 1941. 21.1.41—22.1.41 Capture of Tobruk. 5.2.41— 8.2.41 Beda Fomm. ]
|P RHA||(Of 3 RHA) 7th Infantry Division, Divisional Troops 30.9.39 — ?? Egypt. [Attached from RA Group]|
|1st RHA||7th Armoured Div. Divisional Troops 24.8.42—13.9.42|
|3rd RHA||Middle East Forces. ‘In the Delta’ 31 Jan 1940. Command Troops. [ 3 RHA less J & M Btys & one Tp. D Bty.]……7th Support Group 1.3.41—8.2.42……7th Armoured Div. Divisional Troops 24.8.42—31.8.45|
|4th RHA||7th Support Group 6.4.41—8.2.42…..7th Armoured Div. Divisional Troops 24.8.42—21.9.42|
|5th RHA||7th Armoured Div. Divisional Troops 1.12.42—31.8.45|
|104th RHA||1st Cavalry Div. Divisional Troops. 13.11.39—7.9.40, UK and Palestine. [Arrived Palestine 20.2.40]……???…….2nd Support Group 26.3.41—4.4.41, Libya. ……..???……1st Armoured Brigade 3.42—6.42, Egypt, Libya. ………4th Armoured Brigade 13.7.42—18.7.42, Egypt. ….???…8th Armoured Div. Divisional Troops 13.9.42—26.9.42, Egypt. …..10th Armoured Div. Divisional Troops 27.9.42—3.5.44, Palestine, Egypt, Syria. …???… 27.10.44—13.5.45 Italy|
|107th RHA||1st Cavalry Div, Divisional Troops 1.11.39—23.8.40, Egypt, Palestine?…… HQ 13 Corps, Corps Troops, Attached Mersa Matruth Garrison 31.1.41 — ? (less 426 Bty.)….. Tobruk 6.9.41… 8th Army 1.12.41..?|
4 thoughts on “Royal Horse Artillery Cap Badge GVIR Type, 1936-52”
Mike, you need to correct the description, delete ‘GUARDS’ and insert ‘ARTILLERY’.
Thanks Marc, now corrected. Not the first time I’ve made that error – intending to write ‘Royal Horse Artillery’ and I’ve written ‘Royal Horse Guards’.
Chaps, I’ve just purchased a Royal Horse Artillery cap badge, but I’m not sure how genuine it is!
Is there any way I can send pictures so that someone with verify it (or tell me I’ve just wasted my money!).
Sorry, meant ‘will verify it’.