40th Regiment Royal Artillery

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40th Regiment Royal Artillery
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Active 1 April 1947 – December 2012
Country  United Kingdom
Branch  British Army
Type Artillery
Role Field artillery
Size 4 Batteries
Part of 19 Light Brigade
Garrison/HQ Thiepval Barracks, Lisburn, Northern Ireland
Nickname The Lowland Gunners
Equipment eighteen L118 Light Guns, MSTAR radars
Engagements Suez Crisis
EOKA
Indonesia-Malaysia confrontation
Falklands War
Yugoslav Wars
Gulf War
Iraq War (Op TELIC)
Afghanistan War (Op HERRICK)
Insignia
Tartan Home tartan (Vestiarium Scoticum).png
Clan Home

40th Regiment Royal ArtilleryThe Lowland Gunners – was a regiment of the Royal Artillery in the British Army. It supported 19 Light Brigade in the field artillery role. It was structured into Fire Support Teams equipped with MSTAR, and the regiment's three gun batteries, equipped with eighteen L118 Light Guns. The Clan Home tartan is was by the regiment.[1]

The regiment was based at Home Lines, Thiepval Barracks, Lisburn, County Antrim. Following the SDSR review, it was announced in July 2011 that 40 Regt would disband along with elements of 19 Lt Bde.[2]

Batteries[edit]

  • 6/36 (Arcot) Battery
  • 137 (Java) Battery
  • 38 (Seringapatam) Battery
  • 49 (Inkerman) Battery

137 (Java) Battery re-subordinated to 26 regiment Royal Artillery

129 Battery previously served with the regiment but has now joined 4 Regiment RA.

49 Battery has be re-subordinated to the Joint Ground Based Air Defence unit.[3]

38 Battery is subordinated to 19th Regiment.[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "New 'Home Lines' for Lisburn Gunners". Defence News. Ministry of Defence. 14 Jul 2010. Retrieved 2 October 2010. "The new headquarters – delivered by Defence Estates and specially designed and built for a deployable regiment – is called 'Home Lines' (pronounced 'Hume') after the tartan worn by the regiment." 
  2. ^ "Lowland Gunners march into sunset as axe falls on Scottish battalion". The Scotsman. 21 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "49 (Inkerman) Battery". Retrieved 1 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "19th Regiment Royal Artillery becomes The Scottish Gunners". Ministry of Defence. 14 December 2012. 

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