101st (Northumbrian) Regiment Royal Artillery
|101st (Northumbrian) Regiment Royal Artillery|
|Part of||1st Artillery Brigade|
|Garrison/HQ||Napier Armoury, Gateshead|
|Equipment||M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System|
101st (Northumbrian) Regiment Royal Artillery was formed in April 1967; it was equipped with BL 5.5-inch Medium Gun and had its headquarters at the Army Reserve centre in Newcastle upon Tyne. In 1976 it was redesignated as a Field Regiment and re-equipped with the 105mm light gun. In around 1990 the regimental headquarters moved to Gateshead. In 2006 269 (West Riding) Battery Royal Artillery was transferred from 106th (Yeomanry) Regiment Royal Artillery to this regiment.
Under Army 2020, its role will be more specific. All batteries will re-role to the M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System. It will pair with 39 RA until the end of March 2015, and then with 3 RHA afterwards. It also will support 1 RHA, 19 and 26 RA.
The batteries are as follows:
- 203 (Elswick) Battery Royal Artillery (MLRS)
- 204 (Tyneside Scottish) Battery Royal Artillery (STA)--Re-role to Multiple Launch Rocket System by Army 2020
- 205 (3rd Durham Volunteer Artillery) Battery (MLRS)
- 269 (West Riding) Battery Royal Artillery (STA)--Re-role to Multiple Launch Rocket System by Army 2020
- 101 Regt RA Workshop REME
- "101st (Northumbrian) Regiment". Retrieved 21 April 2014.
- Army 2020 Report, page 12
- "101 Regiment Batteries". Retrieved 21 April 2014.
- Summary of Army 2020 Reserve Structure and Basing Changes