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. It was  re-constituted in January 1947 as 512 (Finsbury Rifles) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA).

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