Schools & Training Establishments

Training units

Schools

School of Artillery, Larkhill, Wiltshire
Royal Artillery School of Survey, Catterick, Yorkshire
School of Super Heavy Artillery, Catterick, Yorkshire
School of Anti-Aircraft Artillery, Manorbier, Pembrokeshire
School of Coast Artillery, Plymouth, Devonshire

 

Officer Cadet Training

121 Officer Cadet Training Regiment, Aldershot, Hampshire – moved to Alton Towers, Staffordshire end of 1940
122 Officer Cadet Training Regiment, Larkhill, Wiltshire
123 Officer Cadet Training Regiment, Catterick, Yorkshire
124 Officer Cadet Training Regiment (AA), Llandrindod, Powys
125 Officer Cadet Training Regiment, Ilkley, Yorkshire – Filey, Yorkshire until Jul 40
133 Officer Cadet Training Regiment (AA), Shrivenham, Oxfordshire

 

Field Training

2 Field Training Regiment, Deepcut, Surrey
3 Field Training Regiment, Brockhurst, Hampshire – disbanded Jul 43
4 Field Training Regiment, Bulford, Wiltshire – disbanded Apr 47
5 Field Training Regiment, Dover, Kent – disbanded Sep 43
6 Field Training Regiment, Longniddry, East Lothian – disbanded Mar 44
9 Field Training Regiment, Harrogate, Yorkshire – disbanded Sep 43
12 Field Training Regiment, Bordon, Hampshire – disbanded Apr 43
16 Field Training Regiment, Exeter, Devonshire – disbanded Jul 42
21 RA Training Regiment (Field), Watchet, Somerset – formed Sep 44
22 Field Training Regiment, Shoeburyness, Essex – from 22 Med & Hvy Trng Rgt Aug 41, became 22 Anti-Tank Trng Rgt Feb 42
23 Field Training Regiment, Newtown, Powys – from 23 Med & Hvy Trng Rgt Aug 41, became 23 RA Trng Rgt (Fld, Med, Hvy) Mar 44
23 RA Training Regiment (Field, Medium & Heavy), Marske, Yorkshire

 

Medium & Heavy Training

21 Medium & Heavy Training Regiment, Larkhill, Wiltshire – disbanded Sep 42
22 Medium & Heavy Training Regiment, Shoeburyness, Essex – converted to Field Trng Rgt Aug 41
23 Medium & Heavy Training Regiment, Newtown, Powys – became 23 Field Trng Rgt Aug 41
24 Medium & Heavy Training Regiment, Blackdown, Sussex
25 Medium & Heavy Training Regiment, Marske, Yorkshire – disbanded Mar 44

Anti-Tank Training

50 Anti-Tank Training Regiment – disbanded Jul 43

51 Anti-Tank Training Regiment – Mar 44 redesignated

51 RA Training Regiment (Self-Propelled)

Signals Training

34 Signal Training Regiment, Bamber Bridge, Lancashire – moved to Rhyl, Clwyd Oct 44, disbanded Sep 45
35 Signal Training Regiment, Rhyl, Clwyd – disbanded Dec 45
36 Signal Training Regiment, Colchester, Essex – disbanded Aug 41
37 Signal Training Regiment, Scarborough, Yorkshire – disbanded Sep 43
38 Signal Training Regiment, Edinburgh, Midlothian – disbanded Jun 44
39 Signal Training Regiment, Wakefield, Yorkshire – disbanded Dec 46

 

Survey Training

40 Survey Training Regiment, Larkhill, Wiltshire – absorbed into School of Survey Mar 40
41 Survey Training Regiment, Brighton, Sussex

 

Anti-Aircraft Training

 

Divisional Schools

1 Anti-Aircraft Divisional School, Bushy Heath,Hertfordshire
2 Anti-Aircraft Divisional School, Bulwell, Nottinghamshire
3 Anti-Aircraft Divisional School, Dundee, East Scotland
4 Anti-Aircraft Divisional School, Liverpool, Merseyside
5 Anti-Aircraft Divisional School, Truro, Cornwall
7 Anti-Aircraft Divisional School, Sedgefield, County Durham

Training Regiments

2 Light Anti-Aircraft Training Regiment, Deepcut, Surrey – disbanded Oct 44

7 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Training Regiment, Oswestry, Shropshire – re-titled May 41

7 Heavy (A.T.S. Specialist) Anti-Aircraft Training Regiment – re-titled Mar 42

7 Mixed Heavy Anti-Aircraft Training Regiment – re-titled Jun 42

7 Heavy (A.T.S.)(Specialist) Anti-Aircraft Training Regiment – re-titled Mar 44

7 (Mixed)  RA Training Regiment (Heavy Anti-Aircraft) – became 7 RA Trng Rgt Feb 45

10 Light Anti-Aircraft Training Regiment, Deepcut, Surrey – Mar 44 re-designated

10 RA Training Regiment (Light Anti-Aircraft) – Oct 44 re-designated

10 RA Training Regiment (Field) – Sep 45 re-designated

10 RA Training Regiment (Specialist) – disbanded Jan 46

11 Anti-Aircraft Driver Training Regiment, Rhyl, Clwyd – Dec 42 re-organised

11 Anti-Aircraft Signal Training Regiment – disbanded Sep 43

24 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Training Regiment, Blackdown, Sussex – converted Mar 42

24 Mixed Heavy Anti-Aircraft Training Regiment – converted Jun 42

24 Heavy (A.T.S.)(Specialist) Anti-Aircraft Training Regiment – re-organised May 43

24 Light Anti-Aircraft Mobile Training Regiment

52 Anti-Aircraft Driver Training Regiment, Bishop Aukland, County Durham – re-organised Dec 42

52 Anti-Aircraft Signals Training Regiment – re-designated Mar 44

52 RA Training Regiment (Driver) – disbanded Sep 45

53 Anti-Aircraft Training Regiment, Edinburgh, Midlothian – moved Apr 42 to Blandford, Dorset, disbanded Jun 42

205 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Training Regiment, Arborfield, Berkshire – Jul 41 re-organised

205 Heavy (Mixed) Anti-Aircraft Training Regiment – May 43 re-organised

205 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Mobile Training Regiment

206 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Training Regiment, Arborfield, Berkshire – Jul 41 re-organised

206 Heavy (Mixed) Anti-Aircraft Training Regiment – May 43 re-organised

206 Light Anti-Aircraft Mobile Training Regiment – disbanded Sep 45

207 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Training Regiment, Devizes, Wiltshire – Dec 41 converted

207 Heavy (Mixed) Anti-Aircraft Training Regiment – disbanded Jul 42

208 Light Anti-Aircraft Training Regiment, Yeovil, Somerset – disbanded Jul 42

209 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Training Regiment, Blandford, Dorsetshire – Aug 41 re-organised

209 Heavy (Mixed) Anti-Aircraft Training Regiment – disbanded Jul 42

210 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Training Regiment, Oswestry, Shropshire – Jul 41 re-organised

210 Heavy (Mixed) Anti-Aircraft Training Regiment – disbanded Sep 43

211 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Training Regiment, Oswestry, Shropshire – Jun 41 converted

211 Heavy (Mixed) Anti-Aircraft Training Regiment – May 43 converted

211 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Mobile Training Regiment

212 Light Anti-Aircraft Training Regiment, Chester, Cheshire – May 43 converted

212 Light Anti-Aircraft Mobile Training Regiment – disbanded Oct 44

213 Light Anti-Aircraft Training Regiment, Carlisle, Cumbria – disbanded Mar 42
223 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Training Regiment, Towyn, Gwynedd – disbanded May 43
224 Light Anti-Aircraft Training Regiment, Aberystwyth, Dyfed – disbanded Mar 42
225 Light Anti-Aircraft Training Regiment, Newquay, Cornwall – disbanded Jul 42
226 Light Anti-Aircraft Training Regiment, Conway, Clwyd – disbanded Mar 42

227 Anti-Aircraft Driver & Driver/Operator Training Regiment, Blackpool, Lancashire – Dec 42 re-organised

227 Anti-Aircraft Driver Training Regiment

228 Anti-Aircraft Driver & Driver/Operator Training Regiment, Blackpool, Lancashire – Dec 42 re-organised

228 Anti-Aircraft Signal Training Regiment – disbanded Sep 43

229 Anti-Aircraft Driver & Driver/Operator Training Regiment, Blackpool, Lancashire – Dec 42 re-organised

229 Anti-Aircraft Driver Training Regiment – disbanded Sep 43

239 Anti-Aircraft ‘Z’ Training Regiment, Bradford, Yorkshire – Jan 42 converted

239 Light Anti-Aircraft Training Regiment

240 Anti-Aircraft ‘Z’ Training Regiment, Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire – Nov 42 re-organised

240 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Training Regiment

241 Light Anti-Aircraft Training Regiment, Ballykinler, County Down – disbanded Sep 43

242 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Training Regiment, Holywood, County Down – disbanded Sep 43

Searchlight Training Regiments

216 Searchlight Training Regiment, Abergele, Clwyd – Apr 42 re-organised

216 (Mixed) Searchlight Training Regiment

217 Searchlight Training Regiment, Hereford, Herefordshire – May 41 converted

217 Anti-Aircraft (A.T.S.) Driver Training Regiment

220 Searchlight Training Regiment, Yeovil, Somerset – May 41 converted

220 Light Anti-Aircraft Training Regiment – disbanded Sep 44

222 Searchlight Training Regiment, Taunton, Somerset – Apr 42 re-organised

222 (Mixed) Searchlight Training Regiment – disbanded Jul 42

230 Searchlight Training Regiment, Blandford, Dorsetshire – disbanded Mar 42

232 Searchlight Training Regiment, Devizes, Wiltshire – Jul 41 converted

232 Anti-Aircraft (A.T.S. Operators Fire Control) Training Regiment – Dec 41 re-organised

232 Anti-Aircraft (Operators Fire Control) Training Regiment – disbanded Jan 44

233 Searchlight Training Regiment, Chester, Cheshire – May 41 converted

233 Light Anti-Aircraft Training Regiment

234 Searchlight Training Regiment, Carlisle, Cumbria – May 41 converted

234 Light Anti-Aircraft Training Regiment – disbanded Mar 42

235 Searchlight Training Regiment, Ayr, Ayrshire – disbanded Jan 42

236 Searchlight Training Regiment, Oswestry, Shropshire – Oct 41 converted

236 Anti-Aircraft (A.T.S. Operators Fire Control) Training Regiment – Jul 43 re-organised

236 Anti-Aircraft (Operators Fire Control) Training Regiment – Oct 43 re-organised

236 Mixed Anti-Aircraft (Operators Fire Control) Training Regiment – Feb 44 redesignated

1 (Mixed) Anti-Aircraft Training Regiment (Radar) – disbanded Sep 45

237 Searchlight Training Regiment, Holywood, County Down – Nov 41 reorganised

237 Light Anti-Aircraft Training Regiment – disbanded May 42

238 Searchlight Training Regiment, Buxton, Derbyshire – Jul 41 converted

238 Anti-Aircraft ‘Z’ Training Regiment – Jan 42 converted

238 Light Anti-Aircraft Training Regiment – disbanded Feb 43

 

Coast Training

 

Coast Artillery Training Centre, Plymouth, Devon 1939 Unit badge
School of Coast Artillery, Shoeburyness, Essex
School of Coast Artillery, Llandudno, Conwy
1939
1942
Unit badge
Coast Artillery Practice Camp, Devonport, Devon 1940-45 Unit badge
69 Coast Training Regiment, Devonport, Devon 1940-45  
70 Coast Training Regiment, Plymouth, Devon
Converted from 2 Heavy Regiment
1940-45  
71 Coast Training Regiment, Plymouth, Devon 1940-45  
72 Coast Training Regiment, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight 1940-42  
73 Coast Training Regiment, Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire 1941-42 Unit badge

 

Specialist Schools

School of Artillery 1920 Larkhill, Wiltshire
Anti-Tank Wing 1941-42  
Air Wing 1941-50  
Equipment Wing 1941-61  
Gunnery Wing 1942  
Tactics Wing 1942  
Survey Wing 1942-45  
Radar Wing 1944-46  
Observation Wing 1945-52  
School of Anti Aircraft Artillery 1939 Manorbier, Pembrokeshire
Wireless Wing 1939 Watchet, Somerset
Trials 1939 Swindon, Wiltshire
Searchlight Wing 1939 Shrivenham, Oxfordshire
The AA Command School of Instruction   Petersham, Surrey
School of Coast Artillery 1940 Shoeburyness, Essex
School of Coast Artillery 1942 Llandudno, Conwy
The School of Mechanical Traction 1940 Rhyl, Conwy
School of Survey 1940-42 Catterick, Yorkshire

The three Anti-Aircraft Corps and twelve Anti-Aircraft Divisions each had a school of Recognition, Wireless and Dive Bombing. There was also one in Orkney. The Anti-Aircraft Depot was at Woolwich, London.