39 (The Lancashire Fusiliers) Searchlight Regiment RA (TA) formed in August 1940 by the transfer of 39 (The Lancashire Fusiliers) Anti-Aircraft Battalion Royal Engineers (TA) to the RA. The Regiment served in Anti-Aircraft Command, mostly in North West England. 39 (The Lancashire Fusiliers) Searchlight Regiment RA (TA) was reduced to a cadre in May 1943 and transferred to the infantry as 7th Battalion The Lancashire Fusiliers. It was re-constituted as 574 (The Lancashire Fusiliers) (Mixed) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) in January 1947.
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|Aug 40||Formed from 39 Anti-Aircraft Battalion Royal Engineers|
|Aug 40||Batteries detached to Lincolnshire, Dorset & Orkney. RHQ at Flixton||Manchester, UK|
|Apr 41||4 Anti-Aircraft Division, 53 Anti-Aircraft Brigade||Liverpool, Merseyside, UK|
|May 42||4 Anti-Aircraft Division, 53 Anti-Aircraft Brigade||Preston, Lancashire, UK|
|Nov 42||5 Anti-Aircraft Group, 53 Anti-Aircraft Brigade||Todmorden, Yorkshire, UK|
|Mar 43||61 Anti-Aircraft Brigade||Swansea, Glamorgan, UK|
|May 43||Became 7th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers|
|Aug 40||354, 355, 356, 357|
|Dec 42||355, 357, 435, 499|
|Jan 43||355, 357, 423, 499|
|Jan 43||355, 357, 474, 499|
|Feb 43||RHQ, 474|
|Mar 43||HQ for independent batteries including 355 & 557 Batteries|