23 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA)

23 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA) was formed at Bristol, in December 1938. It was converted to 23 Parachute Light Anti-Aircraft/Anti-Tank Regiment in February 1945. The unit re-constituted as 523 (Gloucestershire) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA) in January 1947.

Sep 39 Southern Command Bristol, UK
Oct 39 65 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Southampton, Hampshire, UK
1 Jul 42 23 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Colombo, Ceylon (Sri Lanka)
Apr 44 44 Indian Airborne Division India
Feb 45 Became 23 Parachute Light
Anti-Aircraft/Anti-Tank Regiment
 

 

Batteries

Sep 39 73, 74, 75, 130
Nov 39 73, 74, 130
Feb 41 73, 74, 130, 229
Jul 42 73, 74, 130

 

Equipment

Jul 42 Bofors 40 mm

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45