121 (Leicestershire Regiment) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA)

121 (Leicestershire Regiment) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) was converted in January 1942 from 44 Searchlight Regiment. The Regiment served in Anti-Aircraft Command until May 1943 when it came under Home Forces. It went to Normandy with 8 Corps and stayed with them until the end of the war. Left behind on the breakout from Normandy, the Corps caught up again at Venray in Holland in September 1944. 121 (Leicestershire Regiment) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) was placed in suspended animation in February 1946 and re-constituted as 579 (The Royal Leicestershire Regiment) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) in January 1947.

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.

Feb 42   Formed from 44 Searchlight Regiment  
Feb 42 10 AA Division 121 (Leicestershire Regiment) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) 10 Anti-Aircraft Division, 62 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Yorkshire, UK
Apr 42 10 AA Division 121 (Leicestershire Regiment) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) 10 Anti-Aircraft Division, 39 Anti-Aircraft Brigade UK
May 43   Home Forces, 103 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Norfolk, UK
Mar 44 2army 121 (Leicestershire Regiment) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) 2 Army, 103 Anti-Aircraft Brigade UK
Jun 44 8 corps 8 Corps Normandy, France
Sep 44 8 corps 8 Corps Venray, Holland
Feb 45 8 corps 8 Corps Venlo, Holland
Apr 45 8 corps 8 Corps R Elbe, Germany

 

Batteries

Feb 42 396, 397, 398, 399
Oct 42 396, 397, 399

 

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45