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The 7th and 8th Battalions The Dorsetshire Regiment in World War Two

In 1940 two new battalions –the 7th and 8th – were formed but within a year both converted to become light anti-aircraft regiments of the Royal Artillery. 

The 7th became the 110th Light Anti Aircraft (LAA)  Regiment who landed in Normandy as part of the 43rd Wessex Division and fought throughout the campaign in North West Europe in close proximity to the 4th and 5th Dorsets.

The 8th became the 105th Light Anti Aircraft (LAA)   Regiment and fought with the First Army in North Africa before landing in Italy and serving throughout the campaign.