16 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) was formed with three batteries in Kent, in December 1938. It moved to the Middle East in January 1942. After a short spell in Iraq, it served the next two years in The Levant. This period was with 8 Army apart from a brief spell with 9 Army. The Regiment was re-designated as 16 Holding Regiment RA (TA) in June 1944 (this was a different unit to 16 Holding Regiment RA). It went into suspended animation in November 1944. 16 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) was re-constituted as 516 (Mixed) 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.
|Dec 38||Eastern Command||Sittingbourne, Kent, UK|
|Oct 39||6 Anti-Aircraft Division, 56 Anti-Aircraft Brigade||Kent, UK|
|Jan 42||8 Army, 17 Anti-Aircraft Brigade||Basra, Iraq|
|Apr 42||9 Army||The Levant|
|May 42||8 Army, 12 Anti-Aircraft Brigade||The Levant|
|May 43||8 Army||The Levant|
|Jan 44||8 Army, 1 Anti-Aircraft Brigade||The Levant|
|Jun 44||Became 16 Holding Regiment RA|
|Nov 44||Suspended animation|
|Sep 39||45, 46, 47, 83|
|Jun 41||45, 46, 83|