86 (Honourable Artillery Company) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment (TA)

86 Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA) was raised in April 1939 at Finsbury, London. It was subsequently designated as 86 (Honourable Artillery Company) Anti-Aircraft Regiment (TA) in January 1939. In June 1940 it was re-designated as Heavy Anti-Aircraft. The Regiment was placed in suspended animation in April 1946 and reconstituted as 238 Royal Horse Artillery (Honourable Artillery Company)(TA) in January 1947. In July 1947 it was re-designated 2 Regiment Honourable Artillery Company (Heavy Anti-Aircraft) (TA).

Apr 39 26 Anti-Aircraft Brigade, 1 Anti-Aircraft Division London, UK
Jan 42 49 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Surrey, UK
Oct 42 6 Anti-Aircraft Group Dumbarton, Dumbartonshire, UK
Dec 42 Home Forces Wethersfield, Essex, UK
May 43 80 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Blandford Dorset, UK
Jul 43 80 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Barrhead, Renfrewshire, UK
Dec 43 80 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Limpsfield, Surrey, UK
Apr 44 80 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Horsham, Sussex, UK
Jun 44 P Anti-Aircraft Assault Group – Juno Beach Normandy, France
Sep 44 80 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Rouen, France
Sep 44 80 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Dieppe, France
Oct 44 80 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Antwerp, Belgium

 

Batteries

Apr 39 273, 274, 275
Feb 41 273, 274, 275, 383
Sep 41 273, 274, 383, 446
May 42 273, 274, 383

Gun Sites Occupied

273 Battery

Dates Gun Site Gun Defended Area
Aug 39

ZE3 Asylum

ZW3 Burnt Farm

London IAZ
Oct 39

ZW3 Burnt Farm

ZE1 Chadwell Heath

London IAZ
Jan 42

SM3 Datchet Common

SM7 Dorney Common

Slough

274 Battery

Dates Gun Site Gun Defended Area
Aug 39

ZW5 Hyde Park

ZE12 Southwark Park

London IAZ
Oct 39

Handley Page & Fairey Aircraft Factories

20 Lewis MG’s each

Radlett & Hayes
Jan 42

BM1 Fairmile

BM5 Old Woking

Brooklands

275 Battery

Dates Gun Site Gun Defended Area
Aug 39

ZS4 Bostall Heath

ZS11 Brockley

London IAZ
Oct 39

ZE3 Asylum

London IAZ

383 Battery

Dates Gun Site Gun Defended Area
Jan 42 SM9 West Drayton Slough

446 Battery

Dates Gun Site Gun Defended Area
Jan-Jul 42

BM4 Woburn Park

BM6 Weston Green

Brooklands
The Royal Artillery 1939-45