28 (Essex) Searchlight Regiment RA(TA)

28 (Essex) Searchlight Regiment RA(TA) formed in August 1940 by the transfer of 28 (Essex) Anti-Aircraft Battalion Royal Engineers (TA) to the RA. The Regiment was converted to 630 Infantry Regiment RA in January 1945.  It was re-constituted as 563 (Essex) (Mixed) Light Anti-Aircraft/Searchlight Regiment RA(TA) in January 1947.

Aug 40 Formed from 28 Anti-Aircraft Battalion Royal Engineers  
Aug 40 29 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Kent, UK
Nov 41 29 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Brentwood, Essex, UK
Feb 42 37 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Thames Estuary, UK
Jun 42 56 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Thames Estuary, UK
Nov 42 47 Anti-Aircraft Brigade, 2 Anti-Aircraft Group South East England, UK
Jun 44 38 Anti-Aircraft Brigade, 2 Anti-Aircraft Group South East England, UK
Aug 44 38 Anti-Aircraft Brigade, 6 Anti-Aircraft Group South East England, UK
Jan 45 Became 630 Infantry Regiment RA  

 

Batteries

Aug 40 309, 311, 312
Jan 42 309, 311, 312, 438
Oct 43 309/311, 312, 438

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45