105th Regiment Royal Artillery

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105th Regiment Royal Artillery
Active 1986-Present
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Branch  British Army
Role Air attack
Size 3 Batteries
Garrison/HQ Artillery House, Edinburgh
Equipment L118 Light Gun.

105th Regiment Royal Artillery, sometimes know as The Scottish & Ulster Gunners, is part of the Army Reserve and has sub-units throughout Northern Ireland and Scotland. It is currently equipped with the L118 Light Gun.

History[edit]

The regiment was first formed as the 105 (Scottish) Air Defence Regiment Royal Artillery (Volunteers) on 1 April 1986 with its Regimental Headquarters at Artillery House, near Redford Barracks in Edinburgh.[1] Its units were 207 (City of Glasgow) Air Defence Battery at Glasgow, 212 (Highland) Air Defence Battery at Arbroath and 218 (Lothian) Air Defence Battery at Livingston.[1] It was equipped with the Starstreak missile. In 1987 219 (City of Dundee) Air Defence Battery was formed at Dundee and joined the regiment.[1]

After the Options for Change defence review in 1993, 206 (Ulster) Battery transferred to the regiment from 102nd (Ulster) Air Defence Regiment.[1] At that time 218 Battery and 219 Battery disbanded and the regiment was renamed 105 Regiment Royal Artillery (Volunteers).[1]

Under Army 2020, a new battery, 278 (Lowland) Battery Royal Artillery based in Livingston will join this regiment.[2]

Batteries[edit]

The batteries are as follows:[1][dead link]

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