26 (London Electrical Engineers) Searchlight Regiment RA(TA)

26 (London Electrical Engineers) Searchlight Regiment RA(TA) formed in August 1940 by the transfer of 26 (London Electrical Engineers) Anti-Aircraft Battalion Royal Engineers (TA) to the RA. In July 1942 the Regiment became the first “Mixed” regiment having women of the ATS intergrated into the unit. The Regiment was placed into suspended animation in January 1947.

Aug 40 Formed from 26 Anti-Aircraft Battalion Royal Engineers  
Aug 40 38 Anti-Aircraft Brigade, 1 Anti-Aircraft Division London, UK
Jul 42 Became first “Mixed” regiment London, UK
Oct 42 49 Anti-Aircraft Brigade, 1 Anti-Aircraft Group London, UK

 

Batteries

Aug 40 301, 303, 321, 339
May 41 301 & 303 Batteries detached to 1 Anti-Aircraft Division
Late 41 301, 303, 321, 339
Oct 42 303, 321, 339, 569
Feb 44 303, 321, 339

 

 

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45