93 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA

93 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA was formed in November 1941 by conversion of 8th Battalion The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire), with three batteries . The Regiment  served in the UK until going to Normandy in June 1944. It stayed in the beach area for the first 3 months with Batteries dispersed. After that, Batteries served independently with various formations in France, Belgium and Holland. The Regiment finally came together again in Germany after VE Day. 93 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA was disbanded in January 1946 in NW Europe .

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 41   Formed from 8th Battalion The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire)  
Nov 41   Home Forces Rugby, Warwickshire, UK
Jan 42 42 (East Lancashire) Infantry Division 93 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA 42 Support Group Catterick, Yorkshire, UK
Jun 42 42 (East Lancashire) Infantry Division 42 Armoured Division Scarborough, Yorkshire, UK
Nov 42 42 (East Lancashire) Infantry Division 42 Armoured Division Bridlington, Yorkshire, UK
Dec 42 42 (East Lancashire) Infantry Division 42 Armoured Division – on loan to AA Command Hove, Sussex, UK
Dec 43   Home Forces, 80 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Oxted, Surrey, UK
Mar 44 2army 2 Army UK
6 Jun 44 2army 2 Army Normandy, France
May 45 2army 2 Army Xanten, Germany

 

Batteries

Nov 41 320 321, 322

 

Equipment

Jan 42 Bofors 40mm
Nov 43 Polsten 20mm Triple Mount – half on towed trailers & half on Crusader tank chassis

 

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45