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Unit History: 53rd (Worcester Yeomanry) Airlanding Light Regiment

53rd (Worcester Yeomanry) Airlanding Light Regiment
After the WW1 the Worcestershire Yeomanry formed into two batteries of gunners as part of 100 Field Brigade, Royal Artillery.  In the anti-tank role it was part of the BEF at the start of the Second World War and suffered heavy losses before evacuation through Dunkirk.  Later it became an air landing light regiment of artillery and took part in the invasion of France and the airborne crossing of the Rhine during Operation Plunder in 1945.  After the war the Regiment continued as an anti-tank unit until 1950 when it became part of the Royal Armoured Corps.

Active From: 1942 - 1950

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