53 (Royal Northumberland Fusiliers) Searchlight Regiment RA(TA)

53 (Royal Northumberland Fusiliers) Searchlight Regiment RA(TA) formed in August 1940 by the transfer of 5th Battalion The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers (53 Searchlight Regiment) (TA) to the RA. The Regiment was converted to 638 Infantry Regiment RA in January 1945. It was re-constituted as 588 (Royal Northumberland Fusiliers) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA) in January 1947.

Nov 38 5th Battalion Royal Northumberland Fusiliers
(53 Searchlight Regiment)
Walker, Tyne & Wear, UK
Aug 40 Became 53 (Royal Northumberland Fusiliers)
Searchlight Regiment
 
Aug 40 57 Anti-Aircraft Brigade UK
Jan 45 Became 638 Infantry Regiment RA  

 

Batteries

Aug 40 408, 409, 410
Aug 41 408, 409, 410
Feb 44 408, 409, 410

 

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45