178th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery
It is usually the practice, in documenting the War Diaries of those Units associated with 70th Infantry Brigade, or part of the Brigade Group, to confine the period covered to that during which the supporting unit was indeed associated with the Brigade.
In the case of this particular unit, the War Diary gives an excellent opportunity to illustrate the process of establishing a military unit from its inception, with the relevant War Office authorities and the manning arrangements in particular.
It was therefore decided to document the War Diary from the establishment of the Regiment in January 1942, until December 1942, when the Regiment was reassigned to come under the command of 54th Division, rather than just from May 1942, when 178th Field Regiment came under the command of 49th Division.
In addition, as will be noted, there were earlier contacts with 70th Infantry Brigade, which are mentioned in the War Diary.
178th Field Regiment War Diary - 1942.
Personnel known to have served in 178th Field Regiment.