55 (Durham Light Infantry) Searchlight Regiment RA (TA) formed in August 1940 by the transfer of 2/5th Battalion The Durham Light Infantry (55 Searchlight Regiment) (TA) to the RA. The Regiment served in Anti-Aircraft Command until early 1942 when it converted to Light Anti-Aircraft. It was converted to 113 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment in January 1942. It was re-constituted as 590 (The Durham Light Infantry) Light Anti-Aircraft/Searchlight Regiment RA (TA) in January 1947.
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|Nov 38||2/5th Battalion Durham Light Infantry
(55 Searchlight Regiment)
|West Hartlepool, Co Durham, UK|
|Aug 40||Became RA – 7 Anti-Aircraft Division, 43 Anti-Aircraft Brigade
||North East England|
|Oct 41||7 Anti-Aircraft Division, 57 Anti-Aircraft Brigade||North East England|
|Jan 42||Became 113 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment|
|Aug 40||414, 415, 416|
|Jan 41||414, 415, 416, 530|