124 (Highland) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA)

124 (Highland) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) was converted in February 1942 from 51 Searchlight Regiment. The Regiment served in Anti-Aircraft Command until August 1943. It then transferred to 2 Army to prepare for D Day. It moved to Normandy in August 1944 around Caen. With 70 Anti-Aircraft Brigade it moved to Ostend and then the south bank of the Scheldt estuary. It stayed there until the end of the war. 124 (Highland) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) was placed in suspended animation in June 1946 and re-constituted as 586 (Highland) 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 51 Searchlight Regiment  
Feb 42   Home Forces UK
May 42 7 AA Div 124 (Highland) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) 7 Anti-Aircraft Division, 30 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Tyneside, UK
Sep 42 5 AA Div 124 (Highland) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) 5 Anti-Aircraft Division, 47 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Southampton, Hampshire, UK
Mar 43 Anti-Aircraft Command 124 (Highland) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) 2 Anti-Aircraft Group, 5 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Gloucester, Gloucestershire, UK
Aug 43 2army 2 Army UK
Aug 44 2army 2 Army, 75 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Caen, France
Sep 44 2army 2 Army, 75 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Ostend, Belgium
Nov 44 2army 2 Army, 75 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Scheldt, Belgium

 

Batteries

Feb 42 404, 411, 412, 413
Oct 42 404, 411, 412

 

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45