Air Defence Great Britain

 

Gun Defended Areas (including maps of Heavy Anti-Aircraft sites)

 

At first the Anti-Aircraft Divisions came under HQ Anti-Aircraft Command.
In Nov 40 the 3 Anti-Aircraft Corps were introduced.
Finally in Oct 42 the Corps and Divisions were replaced by 7 Anti-Aircraft Groups.

 

AA Cmnd

HQ Anti-Aircraft Command (This badge was adopted by all Anti-Aircraft formations in 1943)

 

 

1 AA Corps

1 Anti-Aircraft Corps

HQ Uxbridge, Middlesex

1 AA Division 5 AA Division 6 AA Division 8 AA Division 9 AA Division
1 AA Div 5 AA Div 6 aa Div 8 AA Div 9 AA Div
London
Formed 1935
Portsmouth
& Southampton
Formed 1938
Thames Estuary
Essex &
North Kent
Formed 1939
Plymouth
Bristol &
Exeter
Formed 1940
Cardiff &
South Wales
Ports
Formed 1940

 

2 AA Corps

2 Anti-Aircraft Corps

HQ Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

 

2 AA Division 4 AA Division 10 AA Division 11 AA Division
2 AA Div 4 AA Div 10 AA Div 11 AA Div
East Midlands &
North East Anglia
Formed 1936
Birmingham
then
Manchester
& Liverpool
Formed 1938
Humber
Formed 1940
Birmingham
Coventry &
West/Central Midlands
Formed 1940

 

3 AA Corps

3 Anti-Aircraft Corps

HQ Edinburgh, Scotland

 

3 AA Division 7 AA Division 12 AA Division OSDEF
7 AA Div 12 AA Div OSDEF
Scotland
Formed 1938
Tyne-Tees
Formed 1939
South West Scotland
& Northern Ireland
Formed 1940
Orkney & Shetland
Defences