1 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA

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 Armd Division 1 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA 7 Support Group N Africa
Jan 42 Middle East Land Forces Middle East Forces, 21 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Egypt
Mar 45 1 Division RA 1 Infantry Division Palestine

 

Batteries

May 40 1, 2, 4
Nov 40 2, 3, 4

 

Equipment

May 40 Bofors 40 mm Guns

 

 

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45