61 (South Lancashire Regiment) Searchlight Regiment RA(TA)

61 (South Lancashire Regiment) Searchlight Regiment RA(TA) formed in August 1940 by the transfer of 5th Battalion The South Lancashire Regiment (57 Searchlight Regiment) (TA) to the RA. The Regiment was converted to 61 Garrison Regiment in November 1944 and to 612 Infantry Regiment RA in February 1945. It was re-constituted as 596 (South Lancashire Regiment) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA) in January 1947.

Nov 38 5th South Lancashire Regiment
(61 Searchlight Regiment)
St Helens, Merseyside, UK
Aug 40 Became RA Scapa Flow, Orkney, UK
Nov 40 1 Anti-Aircraft Brigade, 11 Anti-Aircraft Division North West England
May 41 68 Anti-Aircraft Brigade North West England
Apr 44 27 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Kent, UK
Nov 44 Became 61 Garrison Regiment RA  

 

Batteries

Nov 38 432, 433, 434

 

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45