80 (Berkshire) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA)

80 (Berkshire) Anti-Aircraft Brigade RA(TA) was formed in November 1938 by expansion of 264 (Berkshire) Field Battery RA(TA). It was re-designated as 80 (Berkshire) 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 December 1944 and reconstituted as 480 (Berkshire) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA) in January 1947.

Sep 39 47 Anti-Aircraft Brigade, 5 Anti-Aircraft Division Southampton, Hampshire, UK
Jun 40 34 Anti-Aircraft Brigade, 5 Anti-Aircraft Division Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK
Mar 41 War Office Reserve UK
Oct 41 39 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Humber River, UK
Jan 42 War Office Reserve UK
Jun 42 22 Anti-Aircraft Brigade UK
Nov 42 22 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Algiers, Algeria
Dec 42 66 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Bone, Algeria
Feb 43 78 Infantry Division Testour, Tunisia
May 43 22 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Tunis, Tunisia
Jul 43 62 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Syracuse, Sicily
Sep 43 12 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Salerno, Italy
Apr 44 62 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Airfield defence, Italy
Dec 44 62 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Gothic Line, Italy
Dec 44 Suspended animation  

Batteries

Sep 39 249 (Berkshire RHA), 250 (Reading), 251 (Buckinghamshire), 252 (City of Oxford)
Feb 41 250, 251, 252
Jul 41 250, 252
Jun 42 194, 250, 252

 

 

 

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45