42 (The Robin Hoods, Sherwood Foresters) Searchlight Regiment RA(TA)

42 (The Robin Hoods, Sherwood Foresters) Searchlight Regiment RA(TA) formed in August 1940 by the transfer of 42 (The Robin Hoods, Sherwood Foresters) Anti-Aircraft Battalion Royal Engineers (TA) to the RA. The Regiment was placed in suspended animation in March 1946 and was re-constituted as 577 (The Robin Hoods, Sherwood Foresters) (Mixed) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA) in January 1947.

Aug 40 Formed from 42 Anti-Aircraft Battalion Royal Engineers  
Aug 40 50 Light Anti-Aircraft Brigade, 2 Anti-Aircraft Division Derby, Derbyshire, UK
Oct 42 50 Light Anti-Aircraft Brigade, 5 Anti-Aircraft Group Derby, Derbyshire, UK
Mar 43 39 Anti-Aircraft Brigade, 5 Anti-Aircraft Group Midlands, UK
Apr 43 57 Anti-Aircraft Brigade, 5 Anti-Aircraft Group Midlands, UK
May 43 31 Anti-Aircraft Brigade, 5 Anti-Aircraft Group Midlands, UK
Aug 44 Home Forces Tisbury, Wiltshire, UK
Sep 44 Scheldt defences Brussels, Belgium
Oct 44 US 50 Anti-Aircraft Artillery Brigade Antwerp, Belgium
Feb 45 80 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Rhine bridges, Germany

 

Batteries

Aug 40 366, 367, 368, 369
Feb 44 366, 367, 368

 

 

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45