57 (KOYLI) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA)

57 (King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) was formed as a duplicate of 5th Battalion KOYLI (53 LAA Regiment) (TA), in June 1939. The Regiment was placed in suspended animation in January 1946 at Shirecliffe Camp, Sheffield. 57 (KOYLI) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) was re-constituted as 557 (King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry) (Mixed) Heavy 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.

Jun 39   Home Forces Doncaster, Yorkshire, UK
Jun 40   Landed on the 10th returned to UK on the 19th St Malo/Cherbourg, France
Jun 40   Home Forces Blackdown, Sussex, UK
May 41 HQ Palestine Jordan 57 (KOYLI) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) Palestine & Trans Jordan Palestine
Jul 41   1 Australian Anti-Aircraft Brigade Tripoli, Lebanon
Oct 41 4 Ind Div 57 (KOYLI) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) 4 Indian Infantry Division The Delta, Egypt
Sep 42 8 Army 8 Army N Africa
Jan 43 8 Army 8 Army, 2 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Palestine
Mar 43 4 Ind Div 57 (KOYLI) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) 4 Indian Division Palestine
May 43 4 Ind Div 57 (KOYLI) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) 4 Indian Division N Africa
Aug 43   78 Anti-Aircraft Brigade N Africa
Oct 43 4 Ind Div 4 Indian Division Syria
Nov 43 4 Ind Div 4 Indian Division N Africa
Dec 43 4 Ind Div 4 Indian Division Italy
Dec 44 4 Ind Div 4 Indian Division Greece

 

Batteries

Jun 39 169, 170, 171

 

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45