43 (5th Duke of Wellington’s Regiment) Searchlight Regiment RA(TA)

43 (5th Duke of Wellington’s Regiment) Searchlight Regiment RA(TA) formed in August 1940 by the transfer of 41 (5th Duke of Wellington’s Regiment) Anti-Aircraft Battalion Royal Engineers (TA) to the RA. The Regiment was converted to 43 Garrison Regiment RA in October 1944 and to 600 Infantry Regiment RA the following month. It was re-constituted as 578 (5th Battalion The Duke of Wellington’s Regiment) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA) in January 1947.

Aug 40 Formed from 43 Anti-Aircraft Battalion
Royal Engineers
Huddersfield, Yorkshire, UK
Aug 40 31 Anti-Aircraft Brigade, 7 Anti-Aircraft Division Huddersfield, Yorkshire, UK
Nov 40 10 Anti-Aircraft Division Humber Estuary, Yorkshire, UK
Jun 44 50 Searchlight Brigade UK
Oct 44 Became 43 Garrison Regiment RA UK

 

Batteries

Aug 40 370, 371, 372, 373

 

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45