85 Searchlight Regiment RA (TA)

85 Searchlight Regiment RA (TA) was formed in January 1941 with four batteries, at Blackhall, St Giles. The Regiment served in 8 Anti-Aircraft Division of Anti-Aircraft Command until conversion in early 1942. 85 Searchlight Regiment RA (TA) was converted in March 1942 to 132 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment.

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Jan 41   Formed St Giles, Oxford, UK
Jan 41 8 AA Div 85 Searchlight Regiment RA (TA) 8 Anti-Aircraft Division, 64 Anti-Aircraft Brigade South West airfields, UK
Oct 41 8 AA Div 8 Anti-Aircraft Division, 55 Anti-Aircraft Brigade Plymouth, Devon, UK
Mar 42   Became 132 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment  



Jan 41 520, 521, 522, 523


The Royal Artillery 1939-45