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It took nearly two years to build the Divisional Artillery of 2 NZEF, in which time many of the requirements changed. At the peak of its strength in Feb 1945, there were 35000 New Zealanders serving with 2 NZEF in Europe.

The First, Second and Third Echelons of 2 NZEF were each built around an infantry brigade (4, 5, 6 resp.) and the field artillery regiments were given the same numbers as the brigades to which they were attached. The original CRA was Brig R. Miles.

The eventual structure of 2 Div Arty was:

Between 1940 and 1945, 6068 New Zealanders died on active service in Europe and 513 died in captivity. When the war ended in 1945, units were amalgamated and disbanded.

Ref: "Official History of New Zealand in the Second World War" and information from gunners of 2 Div Arty.