123 (City of London Rifles) Light Anti- Aircraft Regiment RA (TA)

123 (City of London Rifles) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) was converted in February 1942 from 31 Searchlight Regiment. The Regiment served mostly with 21 Army Group preparing for D Day. When not training it was loaned to Anti-Aircraft Command. It moved to Normandy in June 1944 and fought with 2 Army through France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. 123 (City of London Rifles) Light Anti- Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) was placed in suspended animation in February 1946 and re-constituted as 566 (City of London Rifles) Light Anti-Aircraft/Searchlight 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 31 Searchlight Regiment  
Feb 42   Home Forces UK
Feb 43 Anti-Aircraft Command 123 (City of London Rifles) Light Anti- Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) 5 Anti-Aircraft Group, 65 Anti-Aircraft Brigade UK
May 43 21 Army Group 123 (City of London Rifles) Light Anti- Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) 21 Army Group, 103 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, UK
Jun 43 21 Army Group 123 (City of London Rifles) Light Anti- Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) 21 Army Group, 100 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK
Jan 44 21 Army Group 123 (City of London Rifles) Light Anti- Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) 21 Army Group, 103 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Bournemouth, Dorset, UK
Mar 44 2army 2 Army UK
Jun 44 2army 2 Army, 80 Anti-Aircraft Brigade – 405, 409 Batteries only Normandy, France
Aug 44 2army 2 Army, 100 Anti-Aircraft Brigade River Seine, France
Sep 44 2army 2 Army, 100 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Nijmegen, Holland
Mar 45 2army 2 Army, 100 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Venlo, Holland
Mar 45 2army 2 Army, 100 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Rhine crossing, Holland
Apr 45 2army 2 Army, 100 Anti-Aircraft Brigade River Weser, Germany

 

Batteries

Feb 42 405, 408, 409, 410
Oct 42 405, 408, 409

 

 

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45