50 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA)

50 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) was formed from 58 Battery ex 19 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, in July 1940. The Regiment served solely in the UK with Air Defence Great Britain until July 1943 and then 21 Army Group. Originally earmarked for Operation Overlord (D Day), it was disbanded to provide the extra manpower required for the expanded Regiments taking part in Overlord (D Day). 50 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) was disbanded in March 1944.

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.

Jul 40   Formed from a battery from 19 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment  
Jul 40 7 AA Div 50 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) 7 Anti-Aircraft Division, 43 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Teesside, UK
Oct 41 7 AA Div 50 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) 7 Anti-Aircraft Division, 30 Anti-Aircraft Brigade North East, UK
Feb 42 6 AA Div 50 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) 6 Anti-Aircraft Division, 56 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Kent, UK
Nov 42 Anti-Aircraft Command 50 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) 3 Anti-Aircraft Group, 45 Anti-Aircraft Brigade South Wales, UK
Dec 42 Anti-Aircraft Command 3 Anti-Aircraft Group, 63 Anti-Aircraft Brigade South Wales, UK
Apr 43 Anti-Aircraft Command 3 Anti-Aircraft Group, 55 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Plymouth, Devon, UK
Jul 43 21 Army Group 21 Army Group UK
Mar 44   Disbanded  

 

Batteries

Jul 40 58, 93, 178
Jul 41 58, 93, 245

 

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45