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 in January 1939. It became 63 (Northumbrian) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) in June 1940. The Regiment moved to Ceylon (Sri Lanka) in July 1942. It remained there until going to India in April 1944 and was converted shortly after. 63 (Northumbrian) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) 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.
Illustrations of the formation badges under which a unit served or supported are given. This is no guarantee that the unit used this formations badge.
|Sep 39||7 Anti-Aircraft Division, 30 Anti-Aircraft Brigade||Tyneside, UK|
|Dec 41||War Office Reserve||UK|
|Jul 42||Ceylon Command||Ceylon (Sri Lanka)|
|Oct 42||Ceylon Command, 1 Royal Marine Anti-Aircraft Brigade||Ceylon (Sri Lanka)|
|Mar 43||Ceylon Command, 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
|Sep 39||176, 177, 178, 269|
|Jul 42||177, 178, 269|