6 Anti-Aircraft Z Regiment RA

6 Anti-Aircraft Z Regiment RA was formed in September 1940 with two batteries (this was eventually doubled to four) in 1 Anti-Aircraft Division. 171 Battery occupied sites in Colchester for the whole of 1942. 6 Anti-Aircraft Z Regiment RA disbanded in March 1945.

Sep 40   Formed  
Sep 40 1 AA Div 6 Anti-Aircraft Z Regiment RA 26 Anti-Aircraft Brigade, 1 Anti-Aircraft Division London, UK
Oct 42 AA Cmnd 6 Anti-Aircraft Z Regiment RA 49 Anti-Aircraft Brigade, 1 Anti-Aircraft Group London, UK
Aug 43 AA Cmnd 37 Anti-Aircraft Brigade, 1 Anti-Aircraft Group
Designated “Mixed”
London, UK
Apr 44   Became 6 Anti-Aircraft Area Mixed Regiment  
Aug 44 AA Cmnd 26 Anti-Aircraft Brigade, 1 Anti-Aircraft Group London, UK
Mar 45   Disbanded  

 

Batteries

Sep 40 112, 126
Jan 41 112, 126, 127
Aug 41 128, 148, 171, 173
Oct 42 128, 148, 190, 197

 

Batteries manned by Home Guard

Battery Home Guard Unit Date from
128 Battery 101 City of London (Mixed) Nov 42
148 Battery 102 City of London (Mixed) Nov 42
190 Battery 103 City of London (Mixed) Nov 42
197 Battery 102 Kent (Mixed) Jul 42

Gun Sites Occupied

171 Z Battery

Became independent Oct 42

Dates Gun Site Gun Defended Area
Jan-Dec 42 C10 Lexden – Z Projectors Colchester
Dec 42 Abbey Field – Z Projectors with 196 Z Battery Colchester

 

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45