54 (Durham Light Infantry) Searchlight Regiment RA (TA) formed in August 1940 by the transfer of 1/5th Battalion The Durham Light Infantry (54 Searchlight Regiment) (TA) to the RA. The Regiment served in Anti-Aircraft Command until moving to 21 Army Group. It went to Belgium in November 1944. It was placed in suspended animation in February 1946. It was re-constituted as 589 (The Durham Light Infantry) (Mixed) Light Anti-Aircraft/Searchlight Regiment RA (TA) in January 1947.
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|Nov 38||1/5th Battalion Durham Light Infantry
(54 Searchlight Regiment)
|Stockton on Tees, Co Durham, UK|
|Aug 40||Became RA – 7 Anti-Aircraft Division, 43 Anti-Aircraft Brigade
|Aug 40||7 Anti-Aircraft Division, 31 Anti-Aircraft Brigade||West Yorkshire, UK|
|Nov 40||10 Anti-Aircraft Division. 31 Anti-Aircraft Brigade||West Yorkshire, UK|
|Sep 42||5 Anti-Aircraft Group, 31 Anti-Aircraft Brigade||Yorkshire, UK|
|Jun 44||21 Army Group, 31 Anti-Aircraft Brigade||Shaftesbury, Dorset, UK|
|Nov 44||21 Army Group, 101 Anti-Aircraft Brigade||Brussels, Belgium|
|Dec 44||21 Army Group, 5 Royal Marine Anti-Aircraft Brigade||Antwerp, Belgium|
|Aug 40||411, 412, 413|