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Old 10-12-20, 05:55 PM
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Default 156 (M) Hy A.A. R. RA

Gentlemen,
Can you help me please regarding a unit that I can not find any information on?
ATS Cpl Kathleen Dorothy (W127164) was serving in London with an AA unit which I have found reference to as being: "156 (m) Hy AA R RA"
I'm guessing it was the 156th (Mixed) Heavy AA Regiment Royal Artillery.
Can anyone tell me if I'm right (or wrong) and anything about this unit?
Thank you so much.
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A shot in the dark, but, I think you want 155 (M) HAA Regt RA., as 156 was the (Lanarkshire Yeomanry) Field Regt RA (TA).

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Old 10-12-20, 08:41 PM
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Marc,
That's what I came up with too.
However, the original document states 156. I'll send it to you.
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Always interested in he ATS girls attached to mixed AA batteries, so will be following this thread closely.

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156 (M) HAA Regt RA from Lineage of British Land Forces by Fredericks

RHQ formed London on 13 April 1942, joined by 530, 532, 533, and 535 HAA Btys during April/May 1942.

Ceased to be (Mixed) on 7 April 1946, becoming 156 HAA Regt RA(TA).

535 HAA Bty disbanded at Barkingside Essex in July 1946.

Became a Regular regiment on 1 April 1947 as 112 HAA Regt RA, 530, 532, and 533 HAA Btys being redesignated 318, 319, and 320 HAA Btys respectively.

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I sit corrected. I keep forgetting Fredericks.

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Great Info Keith, Thank you for sharing.

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Sorry I'm a bit late with this one, don't get on here very often. I note that people are having problems finding information on WW2 RA units. Could I suggest that you try my website which has fairly comprehensive coverage of the regiments. The site is an on going project so is often being updated.
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Derek,

Your web site looks really good. Looking forward to spend time really going through it. Of course my interest are the Mixed AA/Searchlight Batteries with the ATS involved.

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Going off at a tangent, these relate to another Mixed unit.

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