12 Anti-Aircraft Z Regiment RA

12 Anti-Aircraft Z Regiment RA was formed in March 1941 with three batteries. It formed at Lavernoch, Penarth, Glamorgan. The Regiment disbanded in November 1943.

Mar 41   Formed Penarth, Glamorgan, UK
Mar 41 6 AA Div 12 Anti-Aircraft Z Regiment RA 56 Anti-Aircraft Brigade, 6 Anti-Aircraft Division South East England
Jan 42 6 AA Div 28 Anti-Aircraft Brigade, 6 Anti-Aircraft Division South East England
Oct 42 AA Cmnd 28 Anti-Aircraft Brigade, 1 Anti-Aircraft Group South East England
Oct 43   Disbanded, batteries became independent  

 

Batteries

Mar 41 101, 111, 124
Aug 41 111, 124, 126
Sep 41 111, 124, 126, 178
Oct 42 124, 178, 196, 211
Dec 42 124, 178, 196, 211, 232
Aug 43 124, 178, 211, 232

 

Batteries manned by Home Guard

Battery Home Guard Unit Date from
196 Battery 102 Essex (Mixed) Jul 42
211 Battery 101 Essex (Mixed) Jul 42
232 Battery 102 Kent (Mixed) Dec 42

Gun Sites Occupied

196 Z Battery

Dates Gun Site Gun Defended Area
Dec 42 Abbey Field with 171 Z Battery Colchester

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45