104th Regiment Royal Artillery

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104th Regiment Royal Artillery
Active 1967-Present
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Branch  British Army
Size 4 Batteries
Part of 1st Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Brigade
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 is part of 1st Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Brigade.[3]

Batteries[edit]

The batteries are as follows:[1]

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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