51 (Devon) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA)

51 (Devon) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA) was converted from 56 Army Field Brigade, in November 1938. The Regiment was placed in suspended animation in January 1947. The personnel were formed into a war formed unit and re-designated 83 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA and the TA Regiment re-constituted as 256 (Devon)(Mixed) Light Anti-Aircraft/Searchlight Regiment RA(TA) in early 1947.

Nov 38 Formed from 56 Army Field Brigade UK
Nov 39 2 Anti-Aircraft Brigade France
Jun 40 Home Forces RAF Tangmere, Sussex, UK
Jan 41 6 Armoured Division UK
Nov 42 6 Armoured Division N Africa
Mar 44 6 Armoured Division Italy
Nov 44 8 Army Italy

 

Batteries

Nov 38 151, 152, 153

Equipment

1939 Bofors 40 mm, Morris CDSW LAA Tractor

 

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45