71 (East Lancashire) Searchlight Regiment RA(TA)

71 (East Lancashire) Searchlight Regiment RA(TA) formed in November 1938 at Manchester, with three batteries. The Regiment was reduced to a cadre in May 1943 and considered to have lapsed in to suspended animation in March 1944. It was re-constituted as 606 (East Lancashire) (Mixed) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA(TA) in January 1947.

Nov 38 44 Anti-Aircraft Brigade, 4 Anti-Aircraft Division Manchester, UK
1940 53 Light Anti-Aircraft Brigade North Midlands, UK
Apr 43 5 Anti-Aircraft Brigade South Coast England
Sep 43 Reduced to a cadre  
Mar 44 Suspended animation  

 

Batteries

Nov 38 462, 463, 464
Nov 40 462, 463, 464, 516
Mar 42 462, 463, 464

 

 

 

The Royal Artillery 1939-45