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. 53 (King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) was re-constituted as 553 (King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) in January 1947.

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.

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

 

Batteries

Sep 39 157, 158, 159

Equipment

Nov 39 22 x Bofors 40 mm, 28 x LMG’s
 
 

 

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45