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

55 (Devon) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) was formed as a duplicate of 51 (Devon) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, in 1939. It moved to Ceylon (Sri Lanka) in March 1942 and then on to India the following year. The Regiment was converted to  55 Light Anti-Aircraft/Anti-Tank Regiment in July 1943 and re-designated 111 (Devon) Anti-Tank Regiment in September 1944. 55 (Devon) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) was re-constituted as 852 (Devon) Tractor Battery RA (TA) in January 1947 but not re-formed.

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.

Sep 39   Home Forces UK
Apr 40   6 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Norway
Jun 40   Home Forces UK
Mar 42 Ceylon Command 55 (Devon) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) Ceylon Command, 1 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Royal Marines Colombo, Ceylon (Sri Lanka)
Jul 43   Calcutta Area India
29 Jul 43   Became 55 Light Anti-Aircraft/Anti-Tank Regiment  



Sep 39 163, 164, 165
Jun 42 163, 164, 165, 524



Apr 40 Bofors 40 mm


The Royal Artillery 1939-45