71 (Forth) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA)

71 (Forth) Anti-Aircraft Brigade RA(TA) was formed in November 1938 at Dunfermline. It was re-designated as 71 Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA) in January 1939 and had the “Forth” title restored in the July. In June 1940 it was re-designated as Heavy Anti-Aircraft. The Regiment was placed in suspended animation somewhere between October 1945 and February 1946. It was reconstituted as 471 (Forth) (M) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA) in January 1947.

Sep 39 36 Anti-Aircraft Brigade, 3 Anti-Aircraft Division Edinburgh, UK
Oct 41 34 Anti-Aircraft Brigade, 11 Anti-Aircraft Division Birmingham, UK
Jan 42 29 Anti-Aircraft Brigade, 6 Anti-Aircraft Division Kent, UK
May 42 War Office Reserve UK
Dec 42 52 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Algeria
May 43 22 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Tunisia
Sep 43 8 Army Italy
Jan 44 66 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Salerno, Italy
Jul 44 62 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Anzio, Italy
Feb 45 Home Forces UK

 

Batteries

Sep 39 227, 229
Jul 40 227, 229, 325
Feb 41 227, 229, 325, 382
Jun 41 227, 229, 317, 325
Feb 42 227, 229, 325

Gun Sites Occupied

229 Battery

Dates Gun Site Gun Defended Area
Jan 42?? C6 Fridaywood Farm Colchester

 

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45