Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery

3.7 inch Guns Mobile

Battery HQ

AA XCar 5 cwt 4×4Battery Commander (BC), Batman/Driver
AA 1MotorcycleBC’s Orderly
AA KTruck 15 cwt GSBattery Captain (BK), Pay Clerk, Batman/Driver –
Twin AA LMG mount & PIAT
AA 2MotorcycleBK’s Orderly
AA 3MotorcycleBattery Sergeant Major
AA 4MotorcycleLance Bombardier Telephonist & Linesman
AA S1Truck 15 cwt
Fitted for Wireless (FFW)
3 x Driver Operators – Wireless set No. 22
AA S2Truck 15 cwt FFW3 x Driver Operators – Wireless set No. 22
AA S3Truck 15 cwt GS4 x Telephonists & Linesmen, Driver –
Signals stores & Cable Layer
AA Q1Lorry 3 ton 4×2 GSBQMS, Artificer RA, Equipment Repairer,
Storeman, Driver – Stores, Predictor,
Telescope Identification, Junction box & cable
AA Q2Truck 15 cwt WaterWater Dutyman, Sanitary Dutyman
AAQ3Lorry 3 ton 4×2 GSSergeant, 2 x Vehicle Mechanic, Gun Fitter, Driver –
Petrol, Height Finder, Small Arms Ammo
AA Q4Lorry 3 ton 4×2 GSVehicle Mechanic, 2 x Cooks ACC, Driver –
Tows a water trailer

Gun Troop

Radar AA No. 1

A TroopB Troop
AA AR1AA BR1Car 5 cwt 4×4Troop Captain, 2 x Technical Assistants RA, Batman/Driver
AA A1AA B1MotorcycleOrderly
AA ATLAA BTLCar 5 cwt 4×4Troop Leader (Subaltern), 2 x Technical Assistants RA, Batman/Driver
AA A2AA B2MotorcycleOrderly
AA A3AA B3MotorcycleSubaltern
AA A4AA B4MotorcycleSubaltern
AA AL1AA BL1Lorry 3 ton 4×2 GS8 x Predictor No.’s, 2 x AA LMG No.’s, Spare
Predictor No., Batman/Driver, Driver – Predictor,
Junction Box, Batteries, Cables, 2 x LMG’s, PIAT
AA AL2AA BL2Lorry 3 ton 4×2 GSTroop Sergeant Major, 6 x Spare Gun No.’s, 2 x Spare Predictor No.’s, 3 x Height Takers, Driver – Height
Finder, Baggage, tows Trailer AA Command Post
AA A Amn1AA B Amn1Lorry 3 ton 4×2 GSSpare Telescope Identification No., Telephonist & Linesman, Driver – 104 rounds of ammo
AA A Amn2AA B Amn2Lorry 3 ton 4×4 GS2 x LMG No.’s, Spare Predictor No., Clerk, Driver –
104 rounds of ammo, AA LMG, PIAT, tows Generator Trailer
AA A Amn3AA B Amn3Lorry 3 ton 4×2 GSSpare Predictor No., Driver – 104 rounds of ammo
AA A Amn4AA B Amn 4Lorry 3 ton 4×2 GSSpare Predictor No., Driver – 104 rounds of ammo
AA A Amn5AA B Amn5Lorry 3 ton 4×2 GSSpare Predictor No., Driver – 104 rounds of ammo
AA A Amn6AA B Amn6Lorry 3 ton 4×2 GSSpare Predictor No., Driver – 104 rounds of ammo
AA AQAA BQLorry 3 ton 4×2 GS4 x Cooks ACC, Batman/Driver, 3 x Spare Gun No.’s, Driver – Cooking equipment, Rations, Medical stores, Baggage
AA AT1AA BT1Tractor 4×4Sergeant, 8 x Gun No.’s, 3 x Telescope Identification No.’s incl spare, Driver Mechanic – Gun stores,
20 rounds of ammo, tows HAA Gun
AA AT2AA BT2Tractor 4×4Sergeant, 8 x Gun No.’s, Spare Height Taker, Driver Mechanic – Gun stores, 20 rounds of ammo,
tows HAA Gun
AA AT3AA BT3Tractor 4×4Sergeant, 8 x Gun No.’s, Spare Height Taker, Driver Mechanic – Gun stores, 20 rounds of ammo,
tows HAA Gun
AA AT4AA BT4Tractor 4×4Sergeant, 8 x Gun No.’s, Spare Height Taker, Driver Mechanic – Gun stores, 20 rounds of ammo,
tows HAA Gun
AA AT5AA BT5Tractor 4×48 x Operators Fire Control, Gun Fitter, Storeman,
Vehicle Mechanic, Driver Mechanic – Stores, tows
Radar GL Receiver Trailer
AA AT6AA BT6Tractor 4×47 x Operators Fire Control, Vehicle Mechanic, Driver Mechanic – Stores incl medical, tows Radar GL Transmitter Trailer

Radar AA No. 1 & Radar AA No. 3 MkII

The sames as Radar AA No. 1 above except for:

  • A Amn3 & B Amn3 are 4×4’s & tow Generator trailers
  • A Amn6 & B Amn6 are deleted
  • Additional Tractors 4×4 AT7 & BT7 with 3 x Spare Predictor No.’s, 3 x Operators Fire Control & a Driver mechanic each. Each tractor carries 104 rounds of ammo & tows a Radar R/T Trailer

Radar AA No. 3 & Radar AA No. 4

The sames as Radar AA No. 1 above except for:

  • In Bty HQ additional vehicle Truck 15 cwt Light Warning with 3 x Operators Fire Control
  • A Amn1 & B Amn1 each carry 4 x Operators Fire Control additional to crew above
  • AT5 & BT5 tow a Radar AA No. 3 MkII, Receiver/Transmitter Trailer in place of the Radar GL Receiver Trailer
  • AT6 & BT6 deleted

Radar AA No. 3 MkV

The sames as Radar AA No. 3 & Radar AA No. 4 immediately above except for:

  • Trailer, Radar AA No. 3 MkV, Receiver/Transmitter replaced the Trailer Radar AA No. 3 MkII Receiver/Transmitter
  • 1 x Trailer, Predictor AA No. 10 was added. Some units had the predictor mounted in a vehicle. In this case a 3 ton 4×2 GS & Driver were substituted
  • 1 x Trailer, 3 ton, generator was added
  • The 15 cwt Light Warning was deleted
  • 4 x Predictor No.’s were deleted
The Royal Artillery 1939-45