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444 - 473 Regiments 1947-67

ROYAL ARTILLERY, TERRITORIAL ARMY 1947-67
The Territorial Army was reconstituted formally on 1.1.1947. Recruiting began 1.5.1947. Continuity with former units was maintained through the regiment except for independent batteries and troops
Dates Unit Higher Formation/Remarks
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. 444 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
10.3.55 Formed by amalgamation of 473 & 643 Regiments .
. P (Wolverhampton) Bty. .
. Q (West Bromwich) Bty. .
. R (South Staffords) Bty. .
1.5.61(LG 1.2.61) Amalgamated with R Bty of 442, R Bty of 639, and 868 Anti-aircraft Rep Bty (less ATp) to form 444 (Staffordshire) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
4.10.61 Redesignated 444 (Staffordshire) Regiment RA (TA) .
18.3.64 Redesignated 444 (Staffordshire) Light Air Defence Regiment RA (TA) .
TAVR 210 (Staffordshire) Light Air Defence Bty, 104 Light Air Defence Regiment RA (V) .
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. 445 (Cameronians) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
10.3.55 Formed by amalgamationof 474 & 591 Regiments; first proposed as 474 but amended almost at once to 445: .
. P (Cameronians) Bty .
. Q (Blythswood) Bty. .
. R (Glasgow) Bty. .
12.12.55 Redesignated 445 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment (Cameronians) RA (TA) .
1.5.61 Amalgamated with Q Bty of 432, and 144 C & R Sec to form 445 (Lowland) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
. P (Cameronians) Bty .
. Q (Glasgow and Blythswood) Bty. .
. R (West Lothian) Bty. .
4.10.61 Redesignated 445 (Lowland) Regiment RA (TA) .
18.3.64 Redesignated 445 (Lowland) Light Air Defence Regiment RA (TA) .
TAVR 207 (Scottish) Light Air Defence Bty, 102 (Ulster and Scottish) Light Air Defence Regiment RA (V) .
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. 446 (Royal Welch) Airborne Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
10.3.55 Formed by amalgamation of 635 & 636 Regiments; at first proposed as 635 Airborne Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment but amended (9.5.55) to 446 Regiment .
1.7.56 Converted to 6th/7th Bn, The Royal Welch Fusiliers TA, in Anglesey, Carnarvon, Merioneth and Montgomery. .
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. 447 not formed .
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. 448 not formed .
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. 449 not formed .
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. 450 not formed .
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. 451 (Chelsea) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1.47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Chelsea, London: Continuity with 51 (London) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment 64 AA Brigade (TA)
10.3.55 Anti-aircraft Command disbanded .
10.3.55 Disbanded, completed by 1.7.55. .
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. 452(London)Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1 .47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Acton, London: Continuity with 52 (London) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment 67 AA Brigade (TA)
1.1 .54 Amalgamated with 454 Regiment as 452 Regiment .
10.3.55 Anti-aircraft Command disbanded .
10.3.55 Amalgamated with 453/488 and 497 Regiment to form 452 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) 33 AA Brigade (TA)
. P (Middlesex) Bty. .
. Q (Lloyd's, City of London) Bty. .
. R (Hammersmith) Bty. .
1.5.61 Amalgamated with 264, 290 & 353 (less a bty) Regiments as 254 Regiment .
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. 453 (City of London) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1 .47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Shepherds Bush, London: Continuity with 53 (London) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment 67 AA Brigade (TA)
15.7.50 Amalgamated with 488 Regiment to form 453/488 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment (City of London) .
10.3.55 Anti-aircraft Command disbanded .
10.3.55 Amalgamated with 452 & 497 Regiments as 452 Regiment .
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. 454 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (City of London)(TA) .
1.1 .47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Putney, London: Continuity with 54 (City of London) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment 67 AA Brigade (TA)
1. 1. 54 Amalgamated with 452 Regiment as 452 Regiment .
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. 455 (Kent)(M) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1 .47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Tunbridge Wells, Kent: Continuity with 55 (Kent) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment 54 AA Brigade (TA)
9.9.48 54 AA Brigade disbanded, complete by 27.9.48 .
1.8.50 455 (M) Anti-aircraft Fort Regiment (Thames Estuary): P Bty and three Anti-aircraft Forts: Q, R & S. .
24.11.50 Redesignated 455 (Kent) Mixed Anti-aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
10.3.55 Anti-aircraft Command disbanded .
10.3.55 Disbanded, Completed by 1.7.55. .
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. 456 (Cornwall) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1 .47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Redruth, Cornwall: Continuity with 56 (Cornwall) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment (S/A as 86 (Cornwall) Med Regiment) 81 AA Brigade (TA)
1.1.47 Redesignated 456 (Cornwall) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
1.3.54 81 AA Brigade disbanded, complete by 31.3.54 .
10.3.55 Anti-aircraft Command disbanded .
10.3.55 S/A, Completed by 1.7.55. .
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. 457(Wessex) (M) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1 .47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Portsmouth, Hampshire: Continuity with 57 (Wessex) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment 73 AA Brigade (TA)
1.6.48 73 AA Brigade disbanded .
1950/51 Redesignated 457 (Wessex) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
10.3.55 Anti-aircraft Command disbanded .
10.3.55 Amalgamated with 428 Regiment to form 457 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
. P (Princess Beatrice's Isle of Wight) Bty. .
. Q (Wessex) Bty. .
. R (Wessex) Bty. .
30.5.57 Redesignated 457 (Wessex) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
1.5.61 Redesignated 457 Regiment RA (TA) .
1.9.63 Redesignated 457 (Wessex) Regiment RA (Hampshire Carabiniers Yeomanry)(TA): 295 Regiment was resus from S/A and amalgamated with 457 Regiment to form 457 Regiment .
18.3.64 Redesignated 457 (Wessex) Heavy Air Defence Regiment (Hampshire Carabiniers Yeomanry) RA (TA) .
TAVR C Coy (Wessex Royal Artillery Princess Beatrice's), The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Territorials. .
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. 458 (Kent)(M) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1 .47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Sidcup, Kent: Continuity with 58 (Kent) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment 54 AA Brigade (TA)
1 .1 .47 Redesignated 458 (Kent) (M) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
9.9.48 54 AA Brigade disbanded, complete by 27.9.48 .
10.3.55 Anti-aircraft Command disbanded .
10.3.55 Amalgamated with 564 & 608 Regiment to form 458 (Kent) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA): P, Q, R & S Btys. 30 AA Brigade (TA)
1.5.61 a) Bty amalgamated with btys of 263 Regiment, and 211 Field Sqn RE to form 211 Field Sqn RE. .
. b) Regiment (less bty) amalgamated with 265 & 570 Regiments as 265 Regiment .
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. 459 (The Essex Regiment)(M) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1 .47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Walthamstow, Essex: Continuity with 59 (The Essex Regiment) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment 52 AA Brigade (TA)
9.9.48 52 AA Brigade disbanded, complete by 27.9.48 .
10.3.55 Anti-aircraft Command disbanded .
10.3.55 Amalgamated with 482, 599 & 600 Regiments to form 459 (Essex) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) 33 AA Brigade (TA)
1.5.61 Amalgamated with 512 & 517 (less Q Bty) Regiments and with 48 Surveillance Radar Tp as 300 Regiment .
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. 460 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (City of London)(TA) .
1.1 .47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Catford, Kent: Continuity with 60 (City of London) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment 75 AA Brigade (TA)
9.9.48 75 AA Brigade disbanded, complete by 27.9.48 .
10.3.55 Anti-aircraft Command disbanded .
10.3.55 Amalgamated with 567, 569 & 265 Regiments as 265 Regiment .
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. 461(Middlesex) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1 .47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Finchley, London: Continuity with 61 (Middlesex) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment 63 AA Brigade (TA)
10.3.55 Anti-aircraft Command disbanded .
10.3.55 At first ordered to lapse into S/A, but amended to disbandment, Completed 1.7.55. .
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. 462 (Northumbrian) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1 .47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Hull, Yorkshire: Continuity with 62 (Northumbrian) (M) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment 57 AA Brigade (TA)
9.9.48 57 AA Brigade disbanded, complete by 27.9.48 .
14.7.48 Redesignated 462 (Northumbrian)(M) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1.54 Amalgamated with 676 Regiment as 462 Regiment .
10.3.55 Anti-aircraft Command disbanded .
10.3.55 Amalgamated with 529 & 581 Regiments as 440 Regiment .
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. 463(Durham) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1 .47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Sunderland, Durham: Continuity with 63 Med Bty (Northumbrian) (formerly 63 (Northumbrian) Anti-aircraft Regiment) 56 (Northumbrian) AA Brigade (TA)
1.10.48 Redesignated 463 (Durham)(M) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
1950/51 Redesignated 463 (M) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (Durham) (TA) .
1.3.54 56 (Northumbrian) AA Brigade disbanded at Seaburne, Sunderland .
10.3.55 Anti-aircraft Command disbanded .
10.3.55 Amalgamated with 582 Regiment to form 463 (7th Durham Light Infantry) Light Anti-Aircraft/Searchlight Regiment RA (TA) .
. Converted to Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment .
1.5.61(LG 26.2.61) Amalgamated with 437 Regiment and 885 Loc Bty to form 463 (DLI) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA); subtitle at first shown as "(Durham)" but amended (5.6.61) to "(DLI)" .
4.10.61 Redesignated 463 (DLI) Regiment RA (TA) .
18.3.64 Redesignated 463 (DLI) Light Air Defence Regiment RA (TA) .
TAVR The County of Durham Regiment RA (T). .
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. 464 (Northumbrian) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1 .47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Whitley Bay, Northumberland: Continuity with 64 (Northumbrian) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment 83 AA Brigade (TA)
1.10.48 Redesignated 464 (Northumbrian)(M) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1 .54 Amalg with 405 Regiment as 405 Regiment .
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. 465(The Manchester Regiment) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1 .47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Manchester, Lancashire: Continuity with 65 (The Manchester Regiment) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment 70 AA Brigade (TA)
10.3.55 Anti-aircraft Command disbanded .
10.3.55 Amalgamated with 310, 360, 574 & 606 Regiments as 314 Regiment .
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. 466 (The Leeds Rifles)(M) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1 .47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Leeds, Yorkshire: Continuity with 66 (Leeds Rifles, The West Yorkshirehire Regiment) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment 69 AA Brigade (TA)
1.1.54 Redesignated 466 (Leeds Rifles) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
10.3.55 Anti-aircraft Command disbanded .
10.3.55 Amalgamated with 491 & 496 Regiments to form 466 Regiment .
1.5.61(LG 15.2.61)  Amalgamated with 7th Bn, The West Yorkshire Regiment to form The Leeds Rifles, The Prince of Wales's Own Regiment of Yorkshire. .
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. 467 (The York and Lancaster Regiment) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1 .47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Rotherham, Hallams: Continuity with 67 (York and Lancaster) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment 65 AA Brigade (TA)
10.3.55 Anti-aircraft Command disbanded .
10.3.55 Amalgamated with 271 Regiment as 271 Regiment .
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. 468 not formed .
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. 469 (The Royal Warwickshire Regiment)(M) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1 .47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Kings Heath, Birmingham, Warwickshire: Continuity with 69 (The Royal Warwickshire Regiment) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment 80 AA Brigade (TA)
9.9.48 80 AA Brigade disbanded, complete by 27.9.48 .
10.3.55 Anti-aircraft Command disbanded .
10.3.55 Amalgamated with 580, 594 & 672 Regiments as 442 Regiment .
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. 470 (3rd West Lancashire Regiment) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1 .47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Liverpool, Lancashire: Continuity with 70 (3rd West Lancashire) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment (S/A as 70 (3rd West Lan) Med Bty) 79 AA Brigade (TA)
10.3.55 Anti-aircraft Command disbanded .
10.3.55 Amalgamated with 525 & 626 Regiments to form 470 (3rd West Lancashire) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
. Q (Liverpool Irish) Bty. .
1.5.61 Amalgamated with technical trained personnel of 855 Anti-aircraft Rep Bty to form 470 Regiment .
4.10.61 Redesignated 470 (3rd West Lancashire) Regiment RA (TA) .
18.3.64 Redesignated 470 (3rd West Lancashire) Light Air Defence Regiment RA (TA) .
TAVR 208 (3rd West Lancashire) Light Air Defence Bty, 103 (Lancashire Artillery Volunteers) Light Air Defence Regiment RA. .

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