88 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA)

88 Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA) was raised at White City in April 1939. It was re-designated as 88 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA) in June 1940. The Regiment was placed in suspended animation in September 1944 and reconstituted as 488 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA) in January 1947.

Apr 39 26 Anti-Aircraft Brigade, 1 Anti-Aircraft Division White City, London, UK
Jul 40 5 Anti-Aircraft Brigade, 5 Anti-Aircraft Division Gloucester, Gloucestershire, UK
Nov 40 5 Anti-Aircraft Brigade, 9 Anti-Aircraft Division Gloucester, Gloucestershire, UK
Apr 41 War Office Reserve UK
Jul 41 2 Anti-Aircraft Brigade, British Troops Egypt Alexandria, Egypt
Oct 41 12 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Landing grounds, Egypt
Jun 42 12 Anti-Aircraft Brigade El Adem. Libya
Jul 42 12 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Alamein, Egypt
Jan 43 12 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Castel Benito, Libya
May 43 12 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Enfidaville, Tunisia
Sep 43 73 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Lentini, Sicily
Oct 43 2 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Bari, Italy
Jul 44 2 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Ancona, Italy
Jul 44 8 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Rome, Italy
Oct 44 66 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Livorno, Italy
Sep 44 Suspended animation  

Batteries

Apr 39 281, 282, 283
Jan 43 276, 281, 283

Gun Sites Occupied

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282 Battery

Dates Gun Site Gun Defended Area
1 Sep-21 Oct 39 ZW8 Hurlingham London IAZ
21 Oct-1 Nov 39 Enfield/Waltham Abbey (Lewis Guns) London IAZ
1-20 Nov 39 ZE18 Chingford London IAZ
20 Nov 39-17 Apr 40 ZW3 Burnt Farm London IAZ
9-17 Apr 40 Crickelwood (Lewis Guns) London IAZ
21 Apr-15 May 40 ZE18 Chingford London IAZ
28 May-8 Jun 40 18-27 Jun 40 ZS24 Anerly London IAZ
282 Battery
27 Jun – ??
A12 Haydons Elm
B1 Barnwood
A15 Parton
Gloucester/Brockworth

283 Battery

Dates Gun Site Gun Defended Area
Aug 40 F/H3 Pye Corner Newport
Sep 40 F/H3 Pye Corner (4 guns)
E/H2 Christchurch (4 guns)
Newport
Oct 40 E/H2 Christchurch
N/H4 Nash (4 static & 4 mobile guns)
Newport

 

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45