12 (Finsbury Rifles) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA)

12 (Finsbury Rifles) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) was formed by the expansion of 224 Battery, 61 Anti-Aircraft Brigade in October 1938. It was initially 12 Anti-Aircraft Brigade but was re-designated to Regiment in January 1939. The Regiment was converted to 12 (Light Anti-Aircraft) Holding Regiment in November 1945. It went into suspended animation in March 1946 at Gosfield Airfield, Colchester. 12 (Finsbury Rifles) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) was  re-constituted in January 1947 as 512 (Finsbury Rifles) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA).

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.

Oct 38   Formed from a battery of 61 Anti-Aircraft Brigade  
Sep 39 London District 12 (Finsbury Rifles) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) London District Pentonville, London, UK
Oct 39 6 AA Div 12 (Finsbury Rifles) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) 6 Anti-Aircraft Division, 56 Light Anti-Aircraft Brigade South East Airfields. UK
1940 6 AA Div 12 (Finsbury Rifles) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) 6 Anti-Aircraft Division, 6 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Essex Airfields, UK
May 41 8 AA Div 12 (Finsbury Rifles) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) 8 Anti-Aircraft Division, 60 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Exeter area, Devon, UK
May 42 8 AA Div 8 Anti-Aircraft Brigade, 10 Army Persia (Iran)
Sep 42   PAI Force Iraq
May 43 Middle East Land Forces Middle East Forces N Africa
Jul 43 8 Army 8 Army Tunisia
Jul 43 8 Army 8 Army Sicily
Sep 43 8 Army 8 Army Italy
Mar 45 US 5 Army 5 Army, 66 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Italy

 

Batteries

Oct 38 34, 35, 36
Jan 39 34, 35, 36, 44
Feb 40 34, 35, 36
Nov 45 A, B, C, D

 

 

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45