20 Anti-Aircraft Brigade

20 Anti-Aircraft Brigade was raised in the UK and sent to Egypt by January 1943. It covered Haifa, Lebanon and Cyprus. 20 Anti-Aircraft Brigade was disbanded in June 1944.

Note: When a unit designation is two number blocks seperated by a slash (/) this means it is a battery followed by the regiment it is from e.g. 210/73 is 210 Battery from 73 Regiment.

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By Jan 43Raised in UK, sent to Egypt
Haifa, Beirut, Lydda, Jerusalem, Tripoli (Lebanon), Cyprus
8 Army 20 Anti-Aircraft Brigade8 Army
May 43AA Defence Area Tripolitania
Haifa, Beirut, Tripoli (Lebanon), Cyprus
Middle East Land Forces 20 Anti-Aircraft BrigadeGHQ Middle East
Jun 44Disbanded

Order of Battle January 1943

78 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment (243, 244, 245 Batteries)
91 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment (221, 286, 395 Batteries)
13 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment (37, 122 Batteries)
26 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment (115, 116 Batteries)
1 (Palestine) Light Anti-Aircraft Battery
74 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment (230, 232 Batteries)
103/26 Light Anti-Aircraft Battery

Order of Battle May 1943

78 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment
91 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment
26 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment – less one Battery
1 (Palestine) Light Anti-Aircraft Battery
74 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment – Cyprus
116/26 Light Anti-Aircraft Battery – Cyprus
The Royal Artillery 1939-45