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43rd Regiment RA

43rd Searchlight Regiment Royal Artillery
Dates Locations Batteries - Equipment
1947.04.01 RHQ 5th Field Regiment RA was retitled RHQ 43rd Searchlight Regiment RA with 11, 152 and 184 SL Btys redesignated from 51, 63 and 73 Fld Btys respectively  
1947.04 England: Langham 11, 152 and 184 SL Btys
Searchlight
  Apr 1947 – Searchlight (11 Bty)  
1949 Egypt: Canal Zone? 11, 152 and 184 SL Btys
Searchlight
  16 Mar 49: Converted to 43rd Searchlight / Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA. 11 and 152 Btys equipped with 40mm Bofors and renamed LAA Btys. 11, 152 LAA Btys and 184 Bty
Searchlight/40mm Bofors
1950 England: Holt, Norfolk? 11, 152 LAA, 184 SL Btys
Searchlight/40mm Bofors
  1 Aug 50: 11 Bty became independent (see 34 LAA Regt RA)  
  1 Nov 50: 162 LAA Bty resuscitated (late of 61st LAA/SL Regt RA) 152 & 162 LAA, 184 SL Bty
1951 England: Marlborough Bks, Bulford 152 & 162 LAA, 184 SL Bty
Searchlight/40mm Bofors
  27 Sep 55: 184 Bty began re-equipping with guns, regt redesignated 43rd Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (complete by 31/10/55). Now completely equipped with 40mm Bofors.  
Late 1955 England: Albany Barracks, Newport, Isle of Wight; 184 Bty at Northwood Camp, Northwood, Isle of Wight 152, 162 and 184 LAA Btys
L40/70 40mm Bofors
1956.08 Cyprus: RHQ and 162 Bty at Nicosia, 152 Bty at Larnaca and 184 Bty at RAF Akrotiri. 152, 162 and 184 LAA Btys
L40/70 40mm Bofors: Air defence of Cyprus for the Suez invasion
  c1959: Cyprus: Nicosia 152, 162 and 184 LAA Btys
L40/70 40mm Bofors
  10 Jun 59: 152 Bty independent (S/A 29/2/60, later in 94th Loc Regt RA)  
  25 Jul 59: 162 & 184 Btys S/A (disbanded 1/1/62)  
  29 Jul 59: Regiment placed into Suspended Animation  
  30 Sep 59: RHQ Suspended Animation  
     

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