72 (Hampshire) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA)

72 (Hampshire) Anti-Aircraft Brigade RA(TA) was formed in November 1938 by the conversion of 95 (Hampshire) Field Brigade RA(TA). It was re-designated as 72 (Hampshire) Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA) in January 1939. In June 1940 it was re-designated as Heavy Anti-Aircraft. The Regiment was placed in suspended animation in January 1945 and  was reconstituted as 295 (Hampshire Carabiniers Yeomanry) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA) in January 1947.

Sep 39 35 Anti-Aircraft Brigade, 5 Anti-Aircraft Division Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK
Jan 42 War Office Reserve UK
May 42 28 Anti-Aircraft Brigade, 6 Anti-Aircraft Division London area, UK
Jun 42 77 Anti-Aircraft Brigade London area, UK
Aug 42 War Office Reserve UK
Nov 42 52 Anti-Aircraft Brigade, 1 Army Algiers, Algeria
May 43 52 Anti-Aircraft Brigade, 1 Army Tunis, Tunisia
Oct 43 22 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Naples, Italy
Jan 45 Suspended animation  

 

Batteries

Sep 39 217 (Hampshire Carabiniers), 218 (Hampshire RHA), 310
May 41 217, 218, 310, 393
Sep 41 217, 218, 393, 438
Dec 41 217, 218, 393

Gun Sites Occupied

217 Battery

Dates Gun Sites Comments Gun Defended Area
Dec 41 ZS22 Grove Park 7 x 3.7 inch mobile London IAZ

218 Battery

Dates Gun Sites Comments Gun Defended Area
Dec 41 ZS26 Thornet Wood Rear party only London IAZ
Dec 41 ZS11 Brockley Rear party only London IAZ

393 Battery

Dates Gun Sites Comments Gun Defended Area
Dec 41 ZS18 Raynes Park 8 x 3.7 inch mobile London IAZ

 

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45