41 (5th North Staffordshire Regiment) Searchlight Regiment RA (TA) formed in August 1940 by the transfer of 41 (5th North Staffordshire Regiment) Anti-Aircraft Battalion Royal Engineers (TA) to the RA. The Regiment served with Anti-Aircraft Command until transferring to 21 Army Group in August 1944. It moved to France in August 1944 and fought through Belgium and into Germany. 41 (5th North Staffordshire Regiment) Searchlight Regiment RA (TA) was placed in suspended animation in March 1946 and was re-constituted as 576 (5th Battalion The North Staffordshire Regiment) (Mixed) Light Anti-Aircraft/Searchlight 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 41 Anti-Aircraft Battalion Royal Engineers|
|Aug 40||2 Anti-Aircraft Division, 32 Anti-Aircraft Brigade||Oakham, East Midlands, UK|
|May 41||2 Anti-Aircraft Division, 32 Anti-Aircraft Brigade||Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, UK|
|Jan 42||2 Anti-Aircraft Division, 32 Anti-Aircraft Brigade||Oakham, East Midlands, UK|
|Oct 42||5 Anti-Aircraft Group, 32 Anti-Aircraft Brigade||Oakham, East Midlands, UK|
|Jan 43||5 Anti-Aircraft Group, 32 Anti-Aircraft Brigade||Thorne, Yorkshire, UK|
|May 43||5 Anti-Aircraft Group, 31 Anti-Aircraft Brigade||Selby, Yorkshire, UK|
|Aug 44||21 Army Group, 31 Anti-Aircraft Brigade||Cherbourg, France|
|Sep 44||50 US AAA Brigade||River Seine, France|
|Oct 44||21 Army Group, 101 Anti-Aircraft Brigade||Brussels, Belgium|
|Nov 44||21 Army Group, 105 Anti-Aircraft Brigade||Antwerp, Belgium|
|Apr 45||21 Army Group||River Rhine, Germany|
|Aug 40||362, 363, 364, 365|
|Jan 42||362, 363, 364|