70 (3rd West Lancashire) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA)

89 (3rd West Lancashire) Field Brigade RA(TA) was converted to 70 (3rd West Lancashire) Anti-Aircraft Brigade RA(TA) in October 1937. It was re-designated as 70 (3rd West Lancashire) Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA) in January 1939 and became Heavy Anti-Aircraft in June 1940. It converted to 70 (3rd West Lancashire) Medium Battery in August 1944. The Battery was part of “C” later 87 Medium Regiment RA. The Battery was placed in suspended animation and was reconstituted as 470 (3rd West Lancashire) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA) in January 1947.

Sep 39 33 Anti-Aircraft Brigade, 4 Anti-Aircraft Division Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
May 41 44 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Manchester, UK
May 42 3 Indian Anti-Aircraft Brigade
less 216 Battery in Bombay
Madras, India
Jul 42 3 Indian Anti-Aircraft Brigade
less 212 Battery in Madras
Bombay, India
Dec 42 2 Indian Anti-Aircraft Brigade
RHQ & 216 Battery
Asansol, India
Mar 43 1 Indian Anti-Aircraft Brigade
RHQ, 212 & 216 Batteries
Calcutta, India
Apr 43 3 Indian Anti-Aircraft Brigade
less 216 Battery in Calcutta
Bombay, India
Nov 43 13 Indian Anti-Aircraft Brigade Chittagong, India
May 44 101 Lines of Communication Ranchi, India
Jul 44 9 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Poona, India
Aug 44 Reduced to battery strength & became
70 Medium Battery in 87 Medium Regiment
 

 

Batteries

Sep 39 211 (13 W Lancs), 212 (27 W Lancs), 216 (14 W Lancs), 309
Aug 41 211, 212, 216, 434
Mar 42 211, 212, 216

 

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45