55 (Kent) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA)

55 (Kent) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA) was re-designated as 55 (Kent) Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA) from 55 Anti-Aircraft Brigade RA(TA) in January 1939. It was re-designated as Heavy Anti-Aircraft in June 1940. The Regiment was placed in suspended animation in February 1946 and re-formed as a cadre the following month. It was re-formed as a War Formed Regiment and designated 73 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA in April 1947. The TA unit reconstituted as 455 (Kent) (M) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA) in January 1947.

Sep 39 28 Anti-Aircraft Brigade, 6 Anti-Aircraft Division Thames Estuary, UK
Sep 41 34 Anti-Aircraft Brigade, 11 Anti-Aircraft Division Birmingham, UK
Oct 41 War Office Reserve UK
Nov 42 PAI Force (GHQ Persia & Iraq) Iraq
Apr 43 Middle East Forces N Africa
Jul 43 15 Army Group Sicily
Jul 43 73 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Augusta, Sicily
Oct 43 52 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Foggia, Italy
Nov 43 66 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Salerno, Italy
May 44 66 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Anzio, Italy
Jan 45 12 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Italy

 

Batteries

Sep 39 163 (Kent), 166 (City of Rochester), 307, 308
Jul 41 163 (Kent), 166 (City of Rochester), 307, 418
Dec 41 163 (Kent), 166 (City of Rochester), 307

 

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45