49 (The West Yorkshire Regiment) Searchlight Regiment RA(TA)

49 (The West Yorkshire Regiment) Searchlight Regiment RA(TA) formed in August 1940 by the transfer of 49 (The West Yorkshire Regiment) Anti-Aircraft Battalion Royal Engineers (TA) to the RA. The Regiment was converted to 49 Garrison Regiment RA in November 1944 and re-organised as 601 Infantry Regiment RA in February 1945. It was re-constituted as 584 (The West Yorkshire Regiment) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA) in January 1947.

Aug 40 Formed from 49 Anti-Aircraft Battalion Royal Engineers  
Oct 40 31 Anti-Aircraft Brigade, 10 Anti-Aircraft Division West Yorkshire, UK
Oct 42 31 Anti-Aircraft Brigade, 5 Anti-Aircraft Group West Yorkshire, UK
Aug 43 50 Light Anti-Aircraft Brigade, 5 Anti-Aircraft Group West Yorkshire, UK
Oct 44 Became 49 Garrison Regiment RA  

 

Batteries

Aug 40 395, 396, 397, 398
Jan 42 395, 396, 398

 

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45