83 (7th (Blythswood) Battalion, Highland Light Infantry) Anti-Aircraft Brigade RA (TA) was formed in November 1938 by conversion of 7th (Blythswood) Battalion The Highland Light Infantry (City of Glasgow Regiment) (TA). It was re-designated from a Brigade to an Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) in January 1939. In July 1939 it was re-titled 83 (Blythswood) Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) and in June 1940 it was re-designated as Heavy Anti-Aircraft. The Regiment was placed in suspended animation in September 1944. 83 (Blythswood) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) was reconstituted as 483 (Blythswood) (M) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) in January 1947.
Illustrations of the formation badges under which a unit served or supported are given. This is no guarantee that the unit used this formations badge.
|Jan 39||3 Anti-Aircraft Division, 42 Anti-Aircraft Brigade||Glasgow, UK|
|Nov 40||12 Anti-Aircraft Division, 42 Anti-Aircraft Brigade||Glasgow, UK|
|Jul 41||War Office Reserve||UK|
|Oct 41||Persia & Iraq Force (Paiforce)||Iraq|
|Jun 42||10 Army||Iraq|
|Dec 42||10 Army, 8 Anti-Aircraft Brigade||Iraq|
|Apr 43||9 Army||Palestine|
|Jan 44||Middle East Forces||N Africa|
|Sep 44||Suspended animation|
|Jan 39||238, 257, 258, 259|
|Apr 42||238, 257, 259|