40 (The Sherwood Foresters) Searchlight Regiment RA (TA) formed in August 1940 by the transfer of 40 (The Sherwood Foresters) Anti-Aircraft Battalion Royal Engineers (TA) to the RA. The Regiment served in Anti-Aircraft Command until conversion in mid 1943. Based in Lincolnshire, it moved to Northern Ireland just before becoming a Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment. 40 (The Sherwood Foresters) Searchlight Regiment RA (TA) was converted to 149 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA in June 1943. It was re-constituted as 575 (6th Battalion The Sherwood Foresters) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) in January 1947.
Illustrations of the formation badges under which a unit served or supported are given. This is no guarantee that the unit used this formations badge.
|Aug 40||Formed from 40 Anti-Aircraft Battalion Royal Engineers|
|Aug 40||10 Anti-Aircraft Division, 39 Anti-Aircraft Brigade||Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, UK|
|May 43||7 Anti-Aircraft Group, 103 Anti-Aircraft Brigade||Holywood, Co. Down, UK|
|Jun 43||Became 149 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment|
|Aug 40||358, 359, 360, 361|
|May 43||358, 360, 361|