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Unit History: Heavy Anti Aircraft

Heavy Anti Aircraft
1908 - First formed as 4th North Midland Brigade RFA Territorial Force at Derby, and as such served with 46 North Midland Division on the Western Front 1915 - 1918. The Brigade was broken up in August 1916 and redesignated.
 
1920 - Became 62 (North Midland) Brigade RFA TA, at Derby.
 
1937 - Became 68 (North Midland) AA Brigade, at Derby.
 
1940 - Became 68 HAA Regiment RA, moved to Egypt in August 1941. 8th Army, fought alongside Polish Forces,lost at Tobruk June 1942.
Reformed in Eygpt June 1943 and moved to Malta in January 1945.
 
1.1.1947 - Redesignated 36th Coast / HAA Regiment in Malta.
 
April 1947 - Retitled 36th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment Comprising of 56, 60
and 168 Batteries
 
1.10.1948 - 36th Heavy Anti - Aircraft Regiment in Malta.
 
29.11.1956 - Regiment moves to Shoeburyness
 
1.4.1959 - Retitled 36th Guided Weapon Regiment (Anti-Aircraft) re-equipped with Thunderbird 1 Missiles
168 Battery placed into Suspended Animation
 
Sept 1961 - Regiment moves to BAOR
Regiment arrives at RAF Sundern in Gutersloh,
later renamed Mansergh Barracks.
 
Nov/Dec 1961 - Regiment moves to Glamorgan Barracks
 
18.3.1964 - Retitled 36th  Heavy Air Defence Regiment
 
1966 - Re-equipped with Thunderbird 2 Missiles
 
1966 - Regiment moves to Napier Barracks
 
1.4.1968 - Amalgamated with 37th Heavy Air Defence Regiment at Shoeburyness, became
36th Heavy Air Defence Regiment.
56 Battery to 50 Missile Regt, 60 Battery placed
into Suspended Animation.
 
July 1971 - Regiment moves back to BAOR,
Napier Barracks, Dortmund.
 
May 1977 - ’Syrena Day’ - Disbandment Parade
    Napier Barracks, Dortmund.
 
1.9.1977 - Ceased Operational Role
10 Battery to 45 Regt, 111 Battery to 2nd Field Regt.
 
31.12.1977 - Placed into Suspended Animation

Memories of Heavy Anti Aircraft

(Memories written by members of Forces Reunited)

, Heavy Anti Aircraft Regiment, 62 Regt. HAA- 218Batt. in 1952

Written by Thornton (Tony) Wicks CFN. LAD.

Midnight Train from Kings X to Lincoln, and if we didn’t beat the Brylcream boys from Scampton it was a long walk up to the Burton Road Camp. I think it was hit the sack at about 4-30am
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Active From: 1908 - 1977

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