63 (Northumbrian) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA)

55 (Northumbrian) Medium Brigade RA(TA) was converted in December 1936 as 63 (Northumbrian) Anti-Aircraft Brigade RA(TA). It was re-designated as 63 (Northumbrian) Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA) in January 1939. It became 63 (Northumbrian) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA) in June 1940. The Regiment was converted in August 1944 to 63 Medium Battery in “C”, later 87 Medium Regiment RA. The Battery was placed in suspended animation sometime in 1945 and was reconstituted as 463 (Durham) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA) in January 1947.

Sep 39 30 Anti-Aircraft Brigade, 7 Anti-Aircraft Division Tyneside, UK
Dec 41 War Office Reserve UK
Jul 42 Ceylon Command Ceylon (Sri Lanka)
Oct 42 1 Royal Marine Anti-Aircraft Brigade Ceylon (Sri Lanka)
Mar 43 24 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Ceylon (Sri Lanka)
Apr 44 Jubbulpore Area India
Aug 44 Suspended animation – reduced to a cadre & became
63 Medium Battery in 87 Medium Regiment
 

 

Batteries

Sep 39 176, 177, 178, 269
Jul 42 177, 178, 269

 

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45