48 (Hampshire) Searchlight Regiment RA(TA)

48 (Hampshire) Searchlight Regiment RA(TA) formed in August 1940 by the transfer of 48 (Hampshire) Anti-Aircraft Battalion Royal Engineers (TA) to the RA. The Regiment was converted to 636 Infantry Regiment RA in January 1945. It was re-constituted as 583 (Hampshire) (Mixed) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA) in January 1947.

Aug 40 Formed from 48 Anti-Aircraft Battalion Royal Engineers  
Aug 40 35 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK
May 41 47 Anti-Aircraft Brigade, 5 Anti-Aircraft Division Southampton, Hampshire, UK
Sep 42 35 Anti-Aircraft Brigade, 2 Anti-Aircraft Group Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK
Dec 42 47 Anti-Aircraft Brigade, 2 Anti-Aircraft Group South East England
May 44 35 Anti-Aircraft Brigade, 6 Anti-Aircraft Group Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK
Aug 44 67 Anti-Aircraft Brigade, 6 Anti-Aircraft Group South East England
Jan 45 Became 636 Infantry Regiment RA  

 

Batteries

Aug 40 391, 392, 393, 394  
Mar 43 391, 392, 393  

 

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45