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Old 02-06-20, 09:05 AM
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They had "Mixed" as part of the titles? (They did post war by 1949).
The HAA regiments used (Mixed) in their title during the war as well. I don't know about searchlight regiments during the war, many of the SL batteries in Air Defence of Great Britain were entirely women. With apparently a carefully selected male soldier to crank the generator over for them at the site. Presumably the first use of eunuchs in the British Army!
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Old 12-06-20, 04:23 PM
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A super left and right pair of 1st pattern AA Badges

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I have purchased some badges and ephemera from a house clearance dealer who tends to put badges in one pile and paperwork in another. Having sorted through the many items that I bought it would seem that some may have belonged to the same individual, Sgt Walter E Kingsland, of the 41st Search Light Regiment, R.A.

The cloth badges have all been removed from a uniform and, as the 41st Search Light Regiment belonged to the 21st Army Group during its service in Europe from June 1944, I suspect that these badges belong with the paperwork.

I am not sure if there is a 30th Corps connection or if the 30th Corps badges are from another clearance.
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Old 12-06-20, 04:32 PM
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66th (Gloucestershire) is missing?

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"Searchlight regiments of the Royal Artillery"

1st Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
26th (Mixed) Searchlight Regiment (London Electrical Engineers), Royal Artillery
27th (London Electrical Engineers) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
28th (Essex) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
29th (Kent) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
30th (Surrey) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
31st (City of London Rifles) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
32nd (7th City of London) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
33rd (St Pancras) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
34th (Queen's Own Royal West Kent) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
35th (First Surrey Rifles) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
36th (Middlesex) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
37th (Tyne Electrical Engineers) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
38th (The King's Regiment) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
39th (The Lancashire Fusiliers) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
40th (The Sherwood Foresters) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
41st (5th North Staffordshire Regiment) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
42nd (Robin Hoods, Sherwood Foresters) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
43rd (5th Duke of Wellington's Regiment) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
44th (The Leicestershire Regiment) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
45th (Royal Warwickshire Regiment) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
46th (The Lincolnshire Regiment) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
47th (Durham Light Infantry) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
48th (Hampshire) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
49th (The West Yorkshire Regiment) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
50th (The Northamptonshire Regiment) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
51st (Highland) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
52nd (Queen's Edinburgh, Royal Scots) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
53rd (Royal Northumberland Fusiliers) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
54th (Durham Light Infantry) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
55th (Durham Light Infantry) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
55th Light Anti-Aircraft/Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
56th (5th Battalion, Cameronian Scottish Rifles) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
57th (8th Battalion, Cameronian Scottish Rifles) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
58th (Middlesex) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
59th (Warwickshire) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
60th (Middlesex) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
61st (South Lancashire Regiment) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
62nd (Loyals) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
63rd (Queen's) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
64th (Essex Regiment) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
65th (Essex Regiment) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
69th (3rd City of London) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
70th (Sussex) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
71st (East Lancashire) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
72nd (Middlesex) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
73rd (Kent Fortress) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
74th (Essex Fortress) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
75th (Middlesex) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
76th Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
77th Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
81st Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
86th Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
89th Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
91st Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
93rd Searchlight Regiment
256th (Devon) (Mixed) Light Anti-Aircraft/Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
344th (Sussex Yeomanry) Light Anti-Aircraft/Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
441st Light Anti-Aircraft/Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
463rd (7th Durham Light Infantry) Light Anti-Aircraft/Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
526th Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
537th Searchlight Regiment (Tyne Electrical Engineers), Royal Artillery
562nd Searchlight Regiment RA (27th London Electrical Engineers)
563rd Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery (28th Essex)
564th Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery (Kent)
565th Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
567th (7th City of London) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
568th (St Pancras) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
569th (The Queen's Own) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
571st Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery (Middlesex)
576th (5th North Staffordshire Regiment) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
577th (The Robin Hoods, Sherwood Foresters) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
585th (The Northamptonshire Regiment) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
589th (Durham Light Infantry) Light Anti-Aircraft/Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
595th (9th Battalion Middlesex Regiment) Light Anti-Aircraft/Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
597th (The Loyal) Light Anti-Aircraft/Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
604th Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery (The Royal Fusiliers)
607th (Middlesex) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
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Old 12-06-20, 07:05 PM
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A super left and right pair of 1st pattern AA Badges
Albeit the signs should only have been pairs of "right handers", not a lefty and a righty.
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Old 12-06-20, 07:49 PM
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Is it some heraldic laws? So one badge is wrong Leigh?

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"Searchlight regiments of the Royal Artillery"

1st Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
26th (Mixed) Searchlight Regiment (London Electrical Engineers), Royal Artillery
27th (London Electrical Engineers) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
28th (Essex) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
29th (Kent) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
30th (Surrey) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
31st (City of London Rifles) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
32nd (7th City of London) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
33rd (St Pancras) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
34th (Queen's Own Royal West Kent) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
35th (First Surrey Rifles) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
36th (Middlesex) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
37th (Tyne Electrical Engineers) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
38th (The King's Regiment) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
39th (The Lancashire Fusiliers) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
40th (The Sherwood Foresters) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
41st (5th North Staffordshire Regiment) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
42nd (Robin Hoods, Sherwood Foresters) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
43rd (5th Duke of Wellington's Regiment) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
44th (The Leicestershire Regiment) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
45th (Royal Warwickshire Regiment) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
46th (The Lincolnshire Regiment) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
47th (Durham Light Infantry) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
48th (Hampshire) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
49th (The West Yorkshire Regiment) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
50th (The Northamptonshire Regiment) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
51st (Highland) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
52nd (Queen's Edinburgh, Royal Scots) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
53rd (Royal Northumberland Fusiliers) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
54th (Durham Light Infantry) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
55th (Durham Light Infantry) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
55th Light Anti-Aircraft/Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
56th (5th Battalion, Cameronian Scottish Rifles) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
57th (8th Battalion, Cameronian Scottish Rifles) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
58th (Middlesex) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
59th (Warwickshire) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
60th (Middlesex) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
61st (South Lancashire Regiment) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
62nd (Loyals) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
63rd (Queen's) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
64th (Essex Regiment) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
65th (Essex Regiment) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
69th (3rd City of London) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
70th (Sussex) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
71st (East Lancashire) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
72nd (Middlesex) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
73rd (Kent Fortress) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
74th (Essex Fortress) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
75th (Middlesex) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
76th Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
77th Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
81st Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
86th Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
89th Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
91st Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
93rd Searchlight Regiment
256th (Devon) (Mixed) Light Anti-Aircraft/Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
344th (Sussex Yeomanry) Light Anti-Aircraft/Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
441st Light Anti-Aircraft/Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
463rd (7th Durham Light Infantry) Light Anti-Aircraft/Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
526th Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
537th Searchlight Regiment (Tyne Electrical Engineers), Royal Artillery
562nd Searchlight Regiment RA (27th London Electrical Engineers)
563rd Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery (28th Essex)
564th Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery (Kent)
565th Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
567th (7th City of London) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
568th (St Pancras) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
569th (The Queen's Own) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
571st Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery (Middlesex)
576th (5th North Staffordshire Regiment) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
577th (The Robin Hoods, Sherwood Foresters) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
585th (The Northamptonshire Regiment) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
589th (Durham Light Infantry) Light Anti-Aircraft/Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
595th (9th Battalion Middlesex Regiment) Light Anti-Aircraft/Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
597th (The Loyal) Light Anti-Aircraft/Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
604th Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery (The Royal Fusiliers)
607th (Middlesex) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery
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Albeit the signs should only have been pairs of "right handers", not a lefty and a righty.
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Old 12-06-20, 08:07 PM
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The badge was only supposed to be the right handed version apparently (I have two or three of the left handed versions).

The latest edition of The Formation Sign (or the one before) makes mention of the left / right signs.
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Leigh, Are you saying that they only wore the bow and arrow on the right shoulder or just a right hand holding the bow? Just want to be sure I am following along.

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Old 13-06-20, 05:59 AM
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On both shoulders but just the right handed badge, the one with the left hand holding the bow, the right hand holding the arrow.
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66th (Gloucestershire) is missing?
Not only
66th (Gloucesters) Serachlight Regiment, Royal Artillery (TA)
but also
67th (Welch Regiment) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery (TA)
68th (The Monmouthshire Regiment) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery (TA)

Additional remarks:
Numbers higher then 200 where numbers used after the resurrection of the TA in 1947.

Numbers between 562 and 607 perpetuated the Searchlight units with a number 535 lower. Thus e.g.
  • 27th (London Electrical Engineers) Searchlight Regiment, Royal Artillery (TA) became the 262nd Searchlight Regiment (27th London Electrical Engineers), Royal Artillery (TA)
  • 72nd (Middlesex) Regiment, Royal Artillery (TA) became 607th Searchlight Regiment (Middlesex), Royal Artillery (TA).
In other words, those post war units were not "new", but redesignated.
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Old 13-06-20, 04:33 PM
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Thanks Leigh! Got it now.

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