56 (East Lancashire) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA)

56 (East Lancashire) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA) was formed as a duplicate of 52 (East Lancashire) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment at Oswaldtwistle, in June 1939. The Regiment was placed in suspended animation in March 1945 and was re-constituted as 556 (East Lancashire) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA) in January 1947.

Sep 39 Home Forces Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire, UK
Apr 40 6 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Norway
Jun 40 Home Forces Dunfermline, Fife, UK
Jan 41 8 Support Group UK
Jul 42 8 Support Group N Africa
Jul 42 8 Armoured Division N Africa
Nov 42 10 Corps, 8 Army N Africa
May 43 Allied Forces HQ N Africa
Sep 43 8 Army Italy
Apr 44 62 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Italy
Mar 45 Suspended animation  

 

Batteries

Sep 39 166, 167, 168

 

Equipment

Apr 40 Bofors 40 mm