1 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA was formed at the RA Depot in Woolwich in May 1940 with three batteries. It moved to North Africa in 1941 supporting 7 Armoured Division. Early 1942 it moved to protect Suez, Cairo and the canal. In 1945 it went to Palestine in support of 1 Infantry Division. 1 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA was re-designated in April 1947 as 80 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA.
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.
|May 40||Formed||Woolwich, London, UK|
|May 40||Home Forces||UK|
|May 41||7 Support Group||N Africa|
|Jan 42||Middle East Forces, 21 Anti-Aircraft Brigade||Egypt|
|Mar 45||1 Infantry Division||Palestine|
|May 40||1, 2, 4|
|Nov 40||2, 3, 4|
|May 40||Bofors 40 mm Guns|