78 Searchlight Regiment RA (TA) formed in August 1940 with three batteries. The Regiment served in Anti-Aircraft Command in the Cheshire area for its entire service. 78 Searchlight Regiment RA (TA) was reduced to a cadre in July 1943 and disbanded in September 1943.
Illustrations of the formation badges under which a unit served or supported are given. This is no guarantee that the unit used this formations badge.
|Aug 40||11 Anti-Aircraft Division, 1 Anti-Aircraft Brigade||Crewe, Cheshire, UK|
|May 41||11 Anti-Aircraft Division, 68 Anti-Aircraft Brigade||Crewe, Cheshire, UK|
|Oct 42||4 Anti-Aircraft Group, 68 Anti-Aircraft Brigade||Crewe, Cheshire, UK|
|Aug 40||498, 499, 500|
|May 41||498, 499, 500, 551|
|May 43||498, 500, 551|
|Jul 43||551 (cadre)|