3 Anti-Aircraft Brigade

3 Anti-Aircraft Brigade was formed on the 7 December 1938 at Belfast. It went to France with the BEF in November 1939. It returned to Belfast in June 1940 serving there under 12 Anti-Aircraft Division and 7 Anti-Aircraft Group. 3 Anti-Aircraft Brigade was incorporated into 7 Anti-Aircraft Group and formally disbanded in September 1944.

Illustrations of the formation badges under which a unit served or supported are given. This is no guarantee that the unit used this formations badge.

Dec 38Belfast3 AA Division 3 Anti-Aircraft Brigade3 Anti-Aircraft Division
Nov 39FranceB.E.F.
Jun 40BelfastHome Forces
Nov 40Belfast12 AA Div 3 Anti-Aircraft Brigade12 Anti-Aircraft Division
Oct 42Belfast – Brigade incorporated into 7 AA Group
and disappeared although not formally
disbanded until September 1944
Anti-Aircraft Command7 Anti-Aircraft Group

Order of Battle December 1938

See 3 Anti-Aircraft Division

Order of Battle November 1939

2 Anti-Aircraft Regiment
4 Anti-Aircraft Regiment
2 Independent Light Anti-Aircraft Battery
4 Independent Light Anti-Aircraft Battery
165 Light Anti-Aircraft Battery from 54 LAA Regiment

Order of Battle May 1940

2 Anti-Aircraft Regiment (4, 5, 6 Batteries)
8 (Belfast) Anti-Aircraft Regiment (21, 22, 23 Batteries)
79 (Herts Yeo) Anti-Aircraft Regiment (246, 247, 248 Batteries)
4 Independent Light Anti-Aircraft Battery
174 Light Anti-Aircraft Battery from 58 LAA Regiment

Order of Battle 1940-41

See 12 Anti-Aircraft Division

Order of Battle 1941-42

See 12 Anti-Aircraft Division

The Royal Artillery 1939-45