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520 - 563 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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. 520 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (Glamorgan)(TA) .
1.1 .47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Cardiff, Glamorgan: Continuity with 20 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment 71 AA Brigade (TA)
20.6.50 Amalgamated with 282 Regiment as 282 Regiment .
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. 521 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1 .47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Chester, Cheshire: Continuity with 21 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment 59 AA Brigade (TA)
30.9.50 Amalgamated with 349 Regiment as 349 Regiment .
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. 522 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1 .47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Leamington Spa, Leicestershire: Continuity with 22 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment 76 AA Brigade (TA)
30.6.50 Amalgamated with 623 Regiment as 623 Regiment .
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. 523 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (Gloucester)(TA) .
1.1 .47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Moreton in the Marsh, Glos: Continuity with 23 Para Light Anti-Aircraft/Atk Regiment (late 23 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment) 72 AA Brigade (TA)
1.6.48 72 AA Brigade disbanded .
1950/51 Redesignated 523 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
30.9.53 Redesignated 523 (Cotswold) Light 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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. 524 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (Bournemouth)(TA .
1.1 .47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Bournemouth, Hampshire: Continuity with 24 Atk Regiment (late 24 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment) 61 AA Brigade (TA)
1.6.48 61 AA Brigade disbanded .
16.3.49 Redesignated 524 Light Anti-Aircraft/Searchlight Regiment RA (Bournemouth)(TA) .
30.6.50 Amalgamated with 642 Regiment to form 524 Light Anti-Aircraft/Searchlight Regiment RA (7th Bn, The Royal Hampshire Regiment)(TA) .
10.3.55 Anti-aircraft Command disbanded .
10.3.55 Amalgamated with 256 Regiment as 256 Regiment, the late 524 Regiment forming P (Royal Hampshire) Bty of 256 Regiment .
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. 525 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1 .47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Liverpool, Lancashire: Continuity with 25 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment 79 AA Brigade (TA
16.3.49 Redesignated 525 Light Anti-Aircraft/Searchlight Regiment RA (TA) .
22.7.50 Amalgamated with 655 Regiment as 525 Regiment .
10.3.55 Anti-aircraft Command disbanded .
10.3.55 Amalgamated with 470 & 626 Regiments as 470 Regiment .
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. 526 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1 .47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Derby, Derbyshire: Continuity with 26 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment 58 AA Brigade (TA)
1 .1 .54 Amalgamated with 262 Regiment as 262 Regiment .
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. 527 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1 .47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Leicester, Leicestershire: Continuity with 27 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment 76 AA Brigade (TA)
16.3.49 Redesignated 527 Light Anti-Aircraft/Searchlight Regiment RA (TA) .
22.7.50 Amalgamated with 579 Regiment as 579 Regiment, the late 527 Regiment forming R Bty of 579 Regiment .
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. 528 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (Nottinghamshire)(TA) .
1.1 .47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Nottingham, Nottinghamshire: Continuity with 28 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment 58 AA Brigade (TA)
30.9.53 Redesignated 528 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (West Notts)(TA) .
10.3.55 Anti-aircraft Command disbanded .
10.3.55 Amalgamated with 350 & 577 Regiments as 350 Regiment .
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. 529 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1 .47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Grimsby, Lincolnshire: Continuity with 29 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment 57 AA Brigade (TA)
9.9.48 57 AA Brigade disbanded, complete by 27.9.48 .
16.3.49 Redesignated 529 Light Anti-Aircraft/Searchlight Regiment RA (TA) .
1.12.53 Redesignated 529 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
10.3.55 Anti-aircraft Command disbanded .
10.3.55 Amalgamated with 462 & 581 Regiments as 440 Regiment .
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. 530 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (Essex) (TA) .
1.1 .47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Colchester, Essex: Continuity with 30 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment 66 AA Brigade (TA)
9.9.48 66 AA Brigade (TA) disbanded, complete 27.9.48 .
10.3.55 Anti-aircraft Command disbanded .
10.3.55 Amalgamated with 517, 563 & 646 Regiments as 517 Regiment .
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. 531 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1 .47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Perth, Perthshire: Continuity with 31 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment 78 AA Brigade (TA)
16.3.49 Redesignated 531 Light Anti-Aircraft/Searchlight Regiment RA (TA) .
10.3.55 Anti-aircraft Command disbanded .
10.3.55 Amalgamated with 471 Regiment (less R Bty) as 433 Regiment .
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. 532 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1 .47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Falkirk, Stirlingshire: Continuity with 32 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment 62 AA Brigade (TA)
9.9.48 62 AA Brigade disbanded, complete 27.9.48 .
30.9.50 Amalgamated with 540 & 677 Regiments to form 532 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (Lovat Scouts)(TA) .
4.11. 54 Redesignated 540 Regiment .
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. 533 Light Anti-Aircraft/S.L. Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1 .47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Liverpool, Lancashire: Continuity with 33 Atk Regiment (late 33 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment) 96 (AA) AGRA (TA)
15.7.50 Amalgamated with 653 Regiment to form 533 Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (The Liverpool Welsh)(TA) .
10.3.55 Anti-aircraft Command disbanded .
10.3.55 Amalgamated with 368 Regiment as 368 Regiment .
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. 534 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (Glamorgan)(TA) .
1.1 .47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Swansea, Glamorgan: Continuity with 34 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment 71 AA Brigade (TA)
16.3.49 Redesignated 534 Light Anti-Aircraft/Searchlight Regiment (Glamorgan) .
20.6.50 Amalgamated with 671 Regiment to form 534 (M) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (Swansea)(TA) .
10.3.55 Anti-aircraft Command disbanded .
10.3.55 Amalgamated with 282 Regiment as 282 Regiment .
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. 535 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (Hampshire)(TA) .
1.1 .47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Eastleigh, Hampshire: Continuity with 35 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment 61 AA Brigade (TA)
1.6.48 61 AA Brigade disbanded .
16.3.49 Redesignated 535 Light Anti-Aircraft/Searchlight Regiment RA (Hampshire)(TA) .
1950/51 Redesignated 535 Light Anti-Aircraft/Searchlight Regiment RA (TA) .
1.10.53 Redesignated 535 Light 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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. 536 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (Surrey)(TA) .
1.1 .47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Chertsey, Surrey: Continuity with 36 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment 106 AA Brigade (TA)
16.3.49 Redesignated 536 (M) Light Anti-Aircraft/Searchlight Regiment RA (Surrey)(TA) .
10.3.55 Anti-aircraft Command disbanded .
10.3.55 Amalgamated with 480 & 645 Regiments as 431 Regiment .
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. 537 S.L. Regiment RA (Tyne Electrical Engineers) (TA) .
1.1 .47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Tynemouth, Durham: Continuity with 37 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment (Tyne Electrical Engineers) 83 AA Brigade (TA)
16.3.49 Redesignated 537 (M) Light Anti-Aircraft/Searchlight Regiment RA (Tyne Electrical Engineers)(TA) .
10.3.55 Anti-aircraft Command disbanded .
10.3.55 Amalgamated with 669 & 670 Regiments as 439 Regiment, the late 537 Regiment forming RHQ and P and Q (Tyne Electrical Engineers) Btys of 439 Regiment .
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. 538 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (West Riding)(TA) .
1.1 .47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Huddersfield, Yorkshire: Continuity with 38 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment .
30.6.50 Amalgamated with 673 Regiment as 673 Regiment .
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. 539 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1 .47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Lincoln, Lincolnshire: Continuity with 39 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment 57 AA Brigade (TA)
9.9.48 57 AA Brigade disbanded, complete by 27.9.48 .
30.9.53 Redesignated 539 (County of Lincoln) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
10.3.55 Anti-aircraft Command disbanded .
10.3.55 Reorganised as 863 (County of Lincoln) Mvt Light Bty. .
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. 540 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1 .47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Inverness, Invernessshire: Continuity with 40 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment 78 AA Brigade (TA)
30.9.50 Amalgamated with 532 & 677 Regiments as 532 Regiment .
4.11 .54 Redesignated 540 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (Lovat Scouts) (TA) .
10.3.55 Anti-aircraft Command disbanded .
31.10.56 Amalgamated with 412 Regiment as 540 Regiment .
1.5.61 a) B Tp at Alness & Tain & det at Gavelock amalgamated with 11th Bn, Seaforth Highlanders to form latter bn. .
. b) A Tp at Benbecula, C Tp at Newtownmere & det at Fort William amalgamated with 4th Bn, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders to form latter bn. .
. c) Regiment (less elements above) amalgamated with 861 Indep Light Anti-Aircraft Bty to form 540 Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (The Lovat Scouts) (TA): Q (Orkney and Zetland) Bty. .
4.10.61 Redesignated 540 Regiment RA (The Lovat Scouts) (TA) .
18.3.64 Redesignated 540 Light Air Defence Regiment RA (The Lovat Scouts) (TA) .
TAVR A (Lovat Scouts) Coy, 3rd (T) Bn, Queen's Own Highlanders (Seaforth and Camerons) .
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. 541-552 not formed .
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. 553 (King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1 .47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Doncaster, Yorkshire: Continuity with 53 (King's Own Yorkshirehire Light Infantry) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment 65 AA Brigade (TA)
10.3.55 Anti-aircraft Command disbanded .
10.3.55  Amalgamated with 323 & 557 Regiments as 323 Regiment .
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. 554 (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1 .47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Milngavie, Renfrew: Continuity with 54 (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment 68 AA Brigade (TA)
1950/51 Redesignated 554 (The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
10.3.55 Anti-aircraft Command disbanded .
10.3.55 Amalgamated with 402 Regiment as 402 Regiment .
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. 555 not formed. .
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. 556 (East Lancashire) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1 .47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Manchester, Lancashire: Continuity with 56 (East Lancashire) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment [dup of 52nd]. 70 AA Brigade (TA)
10.3.55 Anti-aircraft Command disbanded .
10.3.55 Amalgamated with 293 & 380 Regiments as 380 Regiment .
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. 557 (King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry) (M) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1 .47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Doncaster, Lincolnshire: Continuity with 57 (King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment [dup of 53rd]. 65 AA Brigade (TA)
1950/51 Redesignated 557 (The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry) (M) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1.54 Redesignated 557 (The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
10.3.55 Anti-aircraft Command disbanded .
10.3.55 Amalgamated with 323 & 553 Regiments as 323 Regiment .
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. 558(Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders)(M) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA (TA) .
1.1 .47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at Wishaw, Renfrew: Continuity with 58 (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment [dup of 54th]. 68 AA Brigade (TA)
12.5.50 Amalgamated with 500 Regiment as 558 Regiment .
10.3.55 Anti-aircraft Command disbanded .
10.3.55 Disbanded, Completed 30.6.55. .
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. 559-561 not formed. .
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. 562 Searchlight Regiment RA (27th London Electrical Engineers)(TA) .
1.1 .47 Reconstituted in TA with HQ at London: Continuity with 27 Searchlight Regiment (London Electrical Engineers) 62 AA Brigade (TA)
16.3.49 Redesignated 562 (M) Light Anti-Aircraft/Searchlight Regiment RA (27th London Electrical Engineers)(TA) .
10.3.55 Anti-aircraft Command disbanded .

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