96 Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) was formed in West Yorkshire in April 1939. It was re-designated as 96 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) in June 1940. The Regiment served in Yorkshire with Anti-Aircraft Command until May 1942. In October 1942 it moved to Egypt where it spent the remainder of the war. It was placed in suspended animation in June 1944. 96 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) was reconstituted as 496 (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.
|Apr 39||7 Anti-Aircraft Division, 31 Anti-Aircraft Brigade||Yorkshire, UK|
|Nov 40||10 Anti-Aircraft Division, 62 Anti-Aircraft Brigade||Yorkshire, UK|
|May 42||War Office Reserve||UK|
|Oct 42||Middle East Forces, 21 Anti-Aircraft Brigade||Egypt|
|Jul 43||Diluted by men from the African Pioneer Corps||Egypt|
|Jun 44||Suspended animation|
|Apr 39||186, 287, 294, 295, 296|
|Sep 40||186, 287, 294, 295|
|Sep 41||186, 294, 295, 447|
|May 42||186, 294, 295|