53 (City of London) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA)

53 (City of London) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA) was re-designated as 53 (City of London) Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA) from 53 Anti-Aircraft Brigade RA(TA) in January 1939. It was re-designated as Heavy Anti-Aircraft in June 1940. The Regiment was converted to 85 Medium Regiment RA(TA) in August 1944. It was placed in suspended animation in March 1946 and reconstituted as 453 (City of London) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA) in January 1947.

Sep 39 5 Anti-Aircraft Division Bramley, Surrey, UK
Oct 39 12 Anti-Aircraft Brigade, Advanced Air Striking Force Reims, France
May 40 12 Anti-Aircraft Brigade, Advanced Air Striking Force Troyes, France
Jun 40 Haddock Force Marseille, France
Jun 40 158 Battery evacuated with 12 Anti-Aircraft Brigade St Nazaire, France
Jun 40 Remainder evacuated to Gibraltar Marseille, France
Jul 40 49 Anti-Aircraft Brigade London, UK
Oct 40 28 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Rainham, Kent, UK
Feb 41 48 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Croydon, London, UK
Oct 41 Home Forces Dover, Kent, UK
May 42 1 Indian Anti-Aircraft Brigade Calcutta, India
Mar 43 2 Indian Anti-Aircraft Brigade Calcutta, India
May 44 9 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Nira, India
Aug 44 Became 85 Medium Regiment  

 

Batteries

Sep 39 157, 158 (City of London), 159 (Lloyds)
Jul 43 154 (London), 157, 158, 202
Aug 44 On conversion 154 Battery to 87 Medium Regiment

Gun Sites Occupied

157 Battery

Dates Gun Sites Comments Gun Defended Area
Dec 41 ZS4 Bostall Heath Personnel only London IAZ
Dec 41 ZS7 Eltham Personnel only London IAZ
Dec 41 ZS21 Crayford Personnel only London IAZ

159 Battery

Dates Gun Sites Comments Gun Defended Area
Dec 41 ZS15 Norbury Personnel only London IAZ
Dec 41 ZS23A Summerhouse Personnel only London IAZ
Dec 41 ZS9 Sundridge Park Personnel only London IAZ

 

 

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45