97 (London Scottish) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA)

3rd Battalion The London Scottish (97 Anti-Aircraft Regiment) (TA) was formed by conversion in April 1939, although remaining part of The Gordon Highlanders. It was embodied as 97 Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA) in September 1939, and re-designated as 97 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA) in June 1940. In January 1942 it adopted the title of “The London Scottish” and just “London Scottish” by the March. The Regiment was converted to 97 Garrison Regiment RA in November 1944 going to suspended animation in November 1945. It was reconstituted as 497 (London) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA) in January 1947.

Sep 39 48 Anti-Aircraft Brigade, 1 Anti-Aircraft Division Westminster, London, UK
Apr 43 48 Anti-Aircraft Brigade, 1 Anti-Aircraft Division N Africa
Mar 43 2 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Sicily
Aug 43 73 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Augusta, Sicily
Sep 43 2 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Reggio, Italy
Oct 43 62 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Bari, Italy
Nov 44 Became 97 Garrison Regiment RA  

 

Batteries

Sep 39 298, 299
Apr 40 298, 299, 319
Jan 41 298, 299, 319, 376
Jul 42 298, 299, 319

Gun Sites Occupied

298 Battery

Dates Gun Sites Comments Gun Defended Area
Dec 40 ZS2 Dartford Heath 4 x 3.7 inch static
4 x 3.7 inch mobile
London IAZ

299 Battery

Dates Gun Sites Comments Gun Defended Area
Dec 40 ZS22 Grove Park 7 x 3.7 inch mobile London IAZ

319 Battery

Dates Gun Sites Comments Gun Defended Area
Dec 40 ZS5 St Paul’s Cray 4 x 3.7 inch static
4 x 3.7 inch mobile
London IAZ

368 Battery

Dates Gun Sites Comments Gun Defended Area
Dec 40 ZS4 Bostall Heath 4 x 3.7 inch static London IAZ
Dec 40 ZS7 Eltham Personnel only London IAZ

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45