53 (King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA)

53 (King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA) was converted to RA from 5 Battalion KOYLI (53 LAA Regiment) (TA), in August  1940. The Regiment was placed in suspended animation in September 1946 and re-constituted as 553 (King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA) in January 1947.

Nov 38 5th King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
(53 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment)
Doncaster, Yorkshire, UK
May 40 2 Corps France
Aug 40 Became RA – Home Forces UK
Sep 42 10 Armoured Division N Africa
Dec 42 8 Army N Africa
May 43 Middle East Forces N Africa
Jun 43 8 Army N Africa
Sep 43 8 Army Italy
Oct 44 7 Motorised Brigade Italy
Oct 44 8 Army Italy

 

Batteries

Sep 39 157, 158, 159