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

27 (London Electrical Engineers) Searchlight Regiment RA(TA) formed in August 1940 by the transfer of 27 (London Electrical Engineers) Anti-Aircraft Battalion Royal Engineers (TA) to the RA. The Regiment was placed into suspended animation in June 1945 and re-constituted as 562 (London Electrical Engineers) (Mixed) Light Anti-Aircraft/Searchlight Regiment RA(TA) in January 1947.

Aug 40 Formed from 27 Anti-Aircraft Battalion
Royal Engineers
 
Aug 40 47 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Southampton, Hampshire, UK
Feb 41 2 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Cairo, Egypt
May 41 304 Battery to Crete Crete
May 41 2 troops 306 Battery in Tobruk Tobruk, Libya
Oct 41 Regiment re-united – 2 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Egypt
Jun 42 Detachments at Tobruk & Alamein,
remainder Egypt
Libya & Egypt
Jan 43 RHQ & 2 batteries Egypt,
1 battery Tripoli, 1 battery Benghazi
 
Jan 44 Reduced to 2 batteries, Egypt & the Levant  
Jun 45 Suspended animation  

 

Batteries

Aug 40 304, 305, 306, 390
Jan 44 304, 305, 306, 390, 484 (attached)
Sep 44 304, 305, 306

 

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45