61 (Middlesex) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA)

11th Battalion London Regiment (Finsbury Rifles) (TA) was converted in December 1935 as 61 (Finsbury Rifles) Anti-Aircraft Brigade RA(TA). It was re-designated as 61 (Middlesex) Anti-Aircraft Brigade RA(TA) in October 1938 and became 61 (Middlesex) Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA) in January 1939. It was re-designated 61 (Middlesex) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA) in June 1940. The Regiment was placed in suspended animation in September 1945 and was reconstituted as 461 (Middlesex) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA) in January 1947.

Sep 39 37 Anti-Aircraft Brigade, 6 Anti-Aircraft Division Thames North, UK
Dec 41 8 Anti-Aircraft Brigade, 10 Army Persia (Iran) & Iraq
Mar 42 Middle East Forces Suez Canal, Egypt
Oct 42 17 Anti-Aircraft Brigade, 8 Army Egypt
Jan 43 17 Anti-Aircraft Brigade, 8 Army Tobruk, Libya
Feb 43 Diluted by African Pioneer Corps men  
Mar 43 8 Army Tripoli, Libya
Sep 43 73 Anti-Aircraft Brigade – RHQ, 170 & half 171 Batteries Milazzo, Sicily
Jan 44 73 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Augusta, Sicily
Sep 44 25 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Apulia, Italy
Dec 44 22 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Apulia, Italy
Apr 45 66 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Genoa, Italy

 

Batteries

Sep 39 170, 171, 195

 

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45