83 (Blythswood) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA)

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 and reconstituted as 483 (Blythswood) (M) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA) in January 1947.

Jan 39 42 Anti-Aircraft Brigade, 3 Anti-Aircraft Division Glasgow, UK
Nov 40 42 Anti-Aircraft Brigade, 12 Anti-Aircraft Division Glasgow, UK
Jul 41 War Office Reserve UK
Oct 41 Persia & Iraq Force (Paiforce) Iraq
Jun 42 10 Army Iraq
Dec 42 8 Anti-Aircraft Brigade, 10 Army Iraq
Apr 43 9 Army Palestine
Jan 44 Middle East Forces N Africa
Sep 44 Suspended animation  

 

Batteries

Jan 39 238, 257, 258, 259
Apr 42 238, 257, 259

 

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45