Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiments

8 (Belfast) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(SR)

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Regimental arm badge

In India & Burma the badge was worn on a Red/Blue Diamond on the slouch hat

8 HAA Regt arm badge
8 HAA Regt pagri badge

53 (City of London) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA)

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Brass shoulder title believed to be worn in India 1942-45

During the same period officers wore a slip on title

53 HAA Regt brass title
53 HAA Regt cloth title

59 (The Essex Regiment) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA)

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The Essex Regiment cap badge and buttons were worn

When the regiment was diluted the Basutos were given special permission to wear the Essex badge whilst serving with the regiment

Essex Regt cap badge


61 (Middlesex) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA)

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A title “61 MIDDX RA” embroidered in gold on maroon was worn on the sleeve of the Battledress

No illustration available


65 (The Manchester Regiment) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA)

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A regimental arm badge was worn during the war. Illustration is from a written description

65 HAA Regt arm badge

66 (Leeds Rifles)(West Yorkshire Regiment) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA)

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Cap badge worn with RA collar badges

Regimental arm badge – Croix de Guerre ribbon worn on both sleeves

Leeds Rifles cap badge
Croix de Guerre ribbon

67 (York & LancasterRegiment) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA)

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Cap badge worn until 1940 when replaced by RA cap badge

Regimental arm badge believed to have been worn

York&Lancs cap badge
40 HAA Regt arm badge

68 (North Midland) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA)

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Arm badge adopted by 222 Battery when on Malta

222 HAA Bty arm badge

69 (Royal Warwickshire Regiment) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA)

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Cap badge worn on conversion with RA collar badges

R Warwicks cap badge

72 (Hampshire) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA)

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Yeomanry cap badge & buttons were worn by the Yeomanry batteries, 217 & 218

At first, RA collar badges were worn on the Service Dress tunic but later these were changed for Yeomanry badges. These were a smaller version of the cap badge. Photos show Service Dress still being worn by OR’s in 1942.

Hants Yeo cap badge

79 (Herts Yeomanry) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA)

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The Herts Yeomanry badge was worn on the collar of Service Dress along with brass “YRA” titles. The RA cap badge was worn on all forms of headdress

Herts Yeo cap badge
YRA brass title

82 (Essex)Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA)

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The arm badge was adopted in mid 1940 when the unit was serving on Gibraltar

82 HAA Regt arm badge

86 (Honourable Artillery Company) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA)

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The HAC had their own version of the RA cap badge with H.A.C. replacing Ubique and Arma Pacis Fulcra replacing Quo Fas et Gloria Ducunt. The grenade collar badges also had Ubique replaced by H.A.C.

The HAC cloth title was worn at the top of the Battledress sleeve

HAC cap badge
HAC cloth title

99 (London Welsh) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA)

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Shoulder title “London Welsh” yellow on dark blue. Worn until about 1942

London Welsh cloth title

121 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA)

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Regimental arm badge

121 HAA Regt arm badge

165 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA)

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Regimental arm badge

165 HAA Regt arm badge