21 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA)

21 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) was formed at Liverpool, in December 1938. The Regiment set sail for North Africa in December 1941 on a secret mission to invade Algeria. While at sea, this operation was cancelled due to Japan entering the war. After a 2 month sea voyage, the Regiment found itself unloading in Java. 79 Battery less one Troop were sent to Timor where they found that the Japanese had already invaded the island. It was placed in suspended animation in March 1942 after capture in Java. 21 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) re-constituted as 521 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) in January 1947.

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Sep 39 4 AA Div 21 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) 4 Anti-Aircraft Division. 53 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Liverpool, Merseyside, UK
4 Feb 42   GOC Dutch Troops Batavia, Java – 79 Battery in Timor
Mar 42   Captured Suspended animation

 

Batteries

Sep 39 67, 68, 69, 80, 136, 143
Nov 39 67, 68, 69, 80, 136
Oct 40 69, 80, 136
Sep 41 69, 79, 80, 136
Oct 41 48, 69, 79

 

Equipment

Feb 42 Bofors 40 mm

 

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45