396/121 LAA

Discussion in 'Royal Artillery' started by Mikeo, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. Mikeo

    Mikeo Member

    First things first: I presume the above stands for 396 battery, 121 LAA Regiment. Hope this is correct. Or is it the other way round?2

    I'm interested to know whether the above was based in or around Eastbourne 1943-1944. My post on 'Women of WW2' regarding ATS Searchlight Unit in Eastbourne relates as does my post regarding 221 LAA battery of today (10 Feb 2019).

    Thanks in advance.

  2. dml34

    dml34 Junior Member


    121 LAA Regt was indeed at Eastbourne in 1944. It consisted of 396, 397 and 399 LAA Batteries

    It was a 8 Corps unit, and appears to have moved down from Yorkshire in April/May 1944 with other 8 Corps units. By 6 May, HQ 121 LAA Regt was at Trevin Towers, Eastbourne. It was not there for long as I believe that it headed for France in June......

    The three batteries may have been dispersed in the Eastbourne area.......this would have to be checked in the war diary.


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