E Battery Royal Horse Artillery are a Close Support Battery of 1st Regiment Royal Horse Artillery They are currently based in Assaye Barracks in Tidworth
Current Role [ edit ]
E Battery are currently a Close Support Battery and use the
AS-90 Self-propelled artillery Guns.
Battery Structure [ edit ]
Unit Trades [ edit ]
History [ edit ]
Formation [ edit ]
1794 - E Battery Royal Horse Artillery was formed as E Troop on 1 November 1794.
19th century [ edit ]
World War I [ edit ]
13-pounder gun that fired the first British artillery round on the Western front leaves the Imperial War Museum to take part in the unveiling of the Royal Artillery Memorial in October 1925
1914 - E Battery was sent to France as part of the BEF, equipped with QF 13-pounder guns.
1914 – At 0930 22 August northeast of Harmignies in Belgium, No. 4 gun of E Battery fired the first British artillery rounds on the Western Front in World War I, and E Battery went on to fight in nearly all the battles on the [1 ] Western Front.
1926 – E Battery deployed to India
World War II [ edit ]
Cold War [ edit ]
Recent and Current Conflicts [ edit ]
Persian Gulf War [ edit ]
1990 – The Battery provided soldiers for a combined A/B/E Battery and fought in the Gulf War
1992 - E Battery moved to Assaye Barracks in Tidworth and converted to AS-90
Balkan Wars [ edit ]
Late 1990s - E Battery deployed on three Balkan tours.
2001 –E Battery assisted the MAFF during the outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease
2002 - While Gardiners Troop deployed to Northern Ireland with 1 RGJ, while other soldiers deployed to Kosovo with A Battery or B Battery to Bosnia.
Operation TELIC in Iraq [ edit ]
Afghanistan [ edit ]
2009 - E Battery deployed as part of OP Herrick 11
See also [ edit ]
Notes and references [ edit ]
Bibliography [ edit ]
General Sir Martin Farndale, History of the Royal Regiment of Artillery Western Front 1914-18. Published by Royal Artillery Institution, 1986.
External links [ edit ]