9 Anti-Aircraft Division

9 AA Div

 

Created on 1 November 1940, 9 Anti-Aircraft Division was formed by splitting off parts of 5 Anti-Aircraft Division. The Division took over responsibility for South Wales, Gloucestershire, and Herefordshire.

 

The re-organisation of Anti-Aircraft Command in October 1942 saw the division merged with 5 and 8 Anti-Aircraft Divisions into 3 Anti-Aircraft Group based at Bristol.

 

HQ Cardiff

 

Order of Battle 1940–41

 

5 Anti-Aircraft Brigade – from France, covering Gloucester and Hereford
85 (Tees) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment (part) – from France
88 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment (part)
47 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment – new unit formed from part of 20 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
37 (Tyne Electrical Engineers) Searchlight Regiment – from France

 

45 Anti-Aircraft Brigade – from 5 Anti-Aircraft Division, covering Cardiff and Newport
77 (Welsh) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment
85 (Tees) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment (part)
88 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment (part)
20 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment
34 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment (part)
1 Searchlight Regiment (part) – from France
67 (Welch Regiment) Searchlight Regiment

 

61 Anti-Aircraft Brigade – formed by splitting 45 Anti-Aircraft Brigade, covering Swansea and Milford Haven
79 (Hertfordshire Yeomanry) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment – from France
34 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment (part)
1 Searchlight Regiment (part)

 

Divisional unit
8 Anti-Aircraft Z Regiment – new divisional unit formed in Sep 40

 

Order of Battle 1941–42

 

5 Anti-Aircraft Brigade – to 5 Anti-Aircraft Division Jun 42
52 (London) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment – from 61 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Jan 42; left Anti-Aircraft Command Feb 42; to Ceylon
58 (Kent) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment – from 6 Anti-Aircraft Division Autumn 41; to 4 Anti-Aircraft Division by May 42
85 (Tees) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment – to 6 Anti-Aircraft Division Autumn 41
143 (Mixed) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment – new unit formed Jan 42; to 67 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Jun 42
34 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment – from 5 Anti-Aircraft Division (formerly 61 Anti-Aircraft Brigade) Mar 42; to 6 Anti-Aircraft Division Apr 42
47 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment – to 8 Anti-Aircraft Division Autumn 41
77 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment – new unit joined Summer 41; left Anti-Aircraft Command Feb 42; to India
112 (Durham Light Infantry) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment – converted from 47 (Durham Light Infantry) Searchlight Regiment, joined before May 1942, to 61 Anti-Aircraft Brigade May 42
37 (TEE) Searchlight Regiment

 

45 Anti-Aircraft Brigade
77 (Welsh) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment – left UK Dec 41, captured in Java Mar 42
79 (Hertfordshire Yeomanry) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment – returned from 8 Anti-Aircraft Division Aug 42; then mobilised and left Anti-Aircraft Command; later to Operation Torch
112 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment – from 8 Anti-Aircraft Division Jul 41; to 61 Anti-Aircraft Brigade May 42
118 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment – new unit formed Dec 40
20 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment – began mobilisation as Defended Ports unit Aug 41; to 3 Anti-Aircraft Division Dec 41
44 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment – from 8 Anti-Aircraft Division Autumn 41; unbrigaded by end of 41; to India 42
55 (Devon) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment – returned from Norwegian Campaign, part of GHQ Reserve lent to Anti-Aircraft Command; left UK Nov 41, to Ceylon 42
72 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment – from 3 Anti-Aircraft Division before May 42; to 8 Anti-Aircraft Division May 42
112 (Durham Light Infantry) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment – from 61 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Summer 42; later to India
37 (Tyne Electrical Engineers) Searchlight Regiment – from 67 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Aug 42
67 (Welch) Searchlight Regiment
8 Anti-Aircraft Z Regiment – to 61 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Autumn 41; returned Aug 42
12 Anti-Aircraft Z Regiment – from 8 Anti-Aircraft Division Jun 41; to 6 Anti-Aircraft Division Autumn 41

 

61 Anti-Aircraft Brigade
52 (London) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment – joined Summer 41; to 5 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Jan 42
57 (Wessex) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment – from 11 Anti-Aircraft Division May 42; to 8 Army Jun 42
79 (Hertfordshire Yeomanry) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment – to 8 Anti-Aircraft Division Jun 42
112 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment – from 45 Anti-Aircraft Brigade May 42
120 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment – new unit formed Jan 41; to 1 Anti-Aircraft Division Autumn 41
138 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment – new unit formed Nov 41; to 67 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Aug 42
34 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment – to 5 Anti-Aircraft Division Autumn 41
50 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment – joined Jun 42
80 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment – from 5 Anti-Aircraft Division Dec 41; left Anti-Aircraft Command Apr 42, later to 9 Army
112 (Durham Light Infantry) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment – from the 5th Anti-Aircraft Brigade May 1942; to the 45th Anti-Aircraft Brigade Summer 1942
1 Searchlight Regiment – to 6 Anti-Aircraft Division Jan 42
77 Searchlight Regiment – joined by May 41
8 Anti-Aircraft Z Regiment – from 45 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Autumn 41; returned Aug 42

 

67 Anti-Aircraft Brigade – from 11 Anti-Aircraft Division Jun 42
119 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment – from 8 Anti-Aircraft Division Jun 42
138 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment – from 61 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Aug 42
143 (Mixed) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment – from 5 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Jun 42
87 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment – from 8 Anti-Aircraft Division Jun 42; to unbrigaded Jul 42
135 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment – from 8 Anti-Aircraft Division Jul 42
37 (Tyne Electrical Engineers) Searchlight Regiment – from 5 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Jun 42; to 45 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Aug 42

 

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45