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33 Heavy Regiment

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Formed 14 September 1942 at Pauatahanui.

Original Commander: LtCol B Wicksteed
Original Fire Commander: Maj JR Marshall
Original Adjutant: 2ndLt EJ Manders
Original Composition:

  • Regimental Headquarters
  • 150th Heavy Bty    Commander: Maj HCF Petersen
  • 151st Heavy Bty    Commander: Maj JG Warrington
  • 152nd Heavy Bty    Commander: Maj GL Falck
  • signals section

On 10 October 1942, the 152nd Heavy Battery left for Norfolk Island. Personnel were detached from the regiment and did not return to it. The 150th was equipped with 6-in guns; the 151st with 155-mm guns. Units left for New Caledonia in November 1942. The 204th Troop Heavy Anti-aircraft Battery became attached to the 33rd Heavy Regiment in December.

The Regiment was disbanded on 26 July 1943 and personnel were absorbed into the newly formed Artillery Training Depot.

Ref: "2 NZEF IP"