85 (Tees) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA)

85 (Tees) Anti-Aircraft Brigade RA(TA) was formed at Middlesbrough in November 1938. It was re-designated as 85 (Tees) 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 October 1944 and reconstituted as 485 (Tees) (M) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA) in January 1947.

Jan 39 43 Anti-Aircraft Brigade, 7 Anti-Aircraft Division Middlesbrough, Teeside, UK
Apr 40 1 Anti-Aircraft Brigade France
May 40 1 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Dilbeek, Belgium
May 40 2 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Dunkirk, France
Jun 40 5 Anti-Aircraft Brigade, 5 Anti-Aircraft Division Gloucester, Gloucestershire, UK
Dec 40 28 Anti-Aircraft Brigade, 6 Anti-Aircraft Division Kent , UK
May 42 71 Anti-Aircraft Brigade, 6 Anti-Aircraft Division Kent , UK
Oct 42 25 Anti-Aircraft Brigade, GHQ Reserve UK
Mar 43 War Office Reserve UK
May 43 66 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Bone, Algeria
Dec 43 25 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Manfredonia, Italy
Oct 44 Suspended animation  

Batteries

Jan 39 174 (North Riding), 175 (2nd North Riding), 220 (County of Durham)
May 41 174, 175, 220, 413
May 42 174, 175, 220

Equipment

Sep 39 24 x 3.7 inch Guns

Gun Sites Occupied

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174 Battery

Dates Gun Sites Gun Defended Area
12 Jul 40 X Pembrey (4 guns)
T Sketty (4 guns)
Pembrey
Swansea
Sep 40 Y Pembroke Dock
Z Pembroke Dock
 

220 Battery

Dates Gun Sites Gun Defended Area
Nov 40 N/H4 Nash Newport

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45