104th Regiment Royal Artillery

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104th Regiment Royal Artillery
Active 1967-Present
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Branch  British Army
Role Air attack
Size 4 Batteries
Garrison/HQ Raglan Barracks, South Wales
Equipment Desert Hawk III mini unmanned air system

104th Regiment Royal Artillery is part of the Army Reserve and has sub-units throughout Wales and the West Midlands of England. It is equipped with the Desert Hawk III Mini Unmanned Air System.

History[edit]

The regiment was formed as 104 Light Air Defence Regiment Royal Artillery (Volunteers) in 1967.[1] Its units were 210 (Staffordshire) Light Air Defence Battery at Wolverhampton and 211 (South Wales) Light Air Defence Battery at Newport.[1] In 1969, 214 (Worcestershire) Light Air Defence Battery at Malvern joined the regiment.[1] It was renamed 104 Air Defence Regiment Royal Artillery (Volunteers) in 1976.[1] In 1986 214 Battery was formed at Worcester and 217 (County of Gwent) Air Defence Battery was formed at Cwmbran: both joined the regiment.[1] In 1992 217 Battery was merged into Headquarters Battery and in 1993 the regiment was renamed 104 Regiment Royal Artillery (Volunteers).[1] Meanwhile 210 Battery moved to 106th (Yeomanry) Regiment Royal Artillery.[2]

Under Army 2020, 266 (Gloucestershire Volunteer Artillery) Battery Royal Artillery will join this regiment from 100th (Yeomanry) Regiment Royal Artillery. It it is part of 1st Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Brigade.[3]

Batteries[edit]

The batteries are as follows:[1]

  • 217 (City of Newport) Headquarters Battery Royal Artillery
  • 211 (South Wales) Battery Royal Artillery, based in Abertillery and Cardiff
  • 214 (Worcestershire) Battery Royal Artillery
  • 266 (Gloucestershire Volunteer Artillery) Battery Royal Artillery (under Army 2020, subordinates from 100th (Yeomanry) Regiment Royal Artillery and re-roles to mini unmanned air systems)[3]
  • REME Light Aid Detachment (LAD)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Royal Regiment of Artillery, Volunteer Regiments". Retrieved 11 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "210 Battery". Retrieved 11 May 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Summary of Reserve Structure and basing changes". Retrieved 11 May 2014. 

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