8 (Belfast) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(SR)

8 (Belfast) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(SR) was formed as 8 Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(SR) at Belfast in January 1939. It was re-designated as 8 (Belfast) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(SR) in May 1940. In January 1943 it was deemed a War Formed unit. Despite this it was considered perpetuated by a reconstituted TA unit – 245 (Belfast) (M) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA) in January 1947. The War Formed Regiment was re-designated 56 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA in April 1947.

Sep 39 Home Forces Belfast, UK
Nov 39 3 Anti-Aircraft Brigade
less 21 Battery with 4 Anti-Aircraft Brigade
France
May 40 1 Anti-Aircraft Division London, UK
Jul 42 1 Indian Anti-Aircraft Brigade India
Jan 43 14 Indian Division India
Feb 43 88 Indian Infantry Brigade India
Apr 43 13 Anti-Aircraft Brigade India
Nov 43 15 Indian Corps Burma (Myanmar)
May 44 15 Indian Corps India
Oct 44 15 Indian Corps Burma (Myanmar)
Apr 45 34 Indian Corps India
Jun 45 164 Line of Communication India

 

Batteries

Sep 39 21, 22, 23, 5 Light Anti-Aircraft
May 40 21, 22, 23

 

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45