L (Néry) Battery Royal Horse Artillery

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L (Néry) Battery Royal Horse Artillery
Active -present
Country United Kingdom
Branch Army
Type Artillery
Part of 1st Regiment Royal Horse Artillery
Garrison/HQ Tidworth Camp

L (Néry) Battery Royal Horse Artillery are the Tactical Group Battery of 1st Regiment Royal Horse Artillery. They are currently based in Assaye Barracks in Tidworth Camp.

Current role[edit]

The Battery became a Tactical Group Battery in 2005, with its guns firing their last rounds in Otterburn in February 2005.

  • 2006 – L/N (Nery) Battery (The Eagles Troop) RHA split to reform separately as L and N Batteries. N Battery returned to 3 RHA to become their Tactical Group Battery and L Battery became 1 RHA’s Tactical Group Battery – supporting the HCR, 1st Mech Bde Formation Reconnaissance Regiment.

Battery structure[edit]

L (Nery) Battery are known as a Tactical Group Battery and they consist of approximately 20 personnel:

  • Battery Commanders FOO Party
  • FOO Party A - Commanded by the Battery Captain
  • FOO Party B - Commanded by a Captain.
  • Battery Commanders Tac Group


L (Nery) Battery are currently equipped with CVRT, rather the Warrior OPV. They have Forward Air Controllers in each team.[citation needed]



L (Nery) Battery were formed in India in 1809 as 3rd Troop The Bengal Horse Artillery.


  • 1857 - The Battery was distinguished with service in the Indian Mutiny, when in action on 7 July 1857, Gunner William Connolly who was repeatedly injured, refused to leave his post on the gun. He was awarded L Battery's first Victoria Cross.
  • 1889 - the Battery was renamed L Battery Royal Horse Artillery.

World War One[edit]

The Néry Gun at the Imperial War Museum

World War Two[edit]

L (Nery) Battery served with distinction during WW2 in North Africa and Italy.

Cold War[edit]

L (Nery) Battery also deployed to Palestine, Malaya, and Cyprus and Northern Ireland.

Recent and current conflicts[edit]

Northern Ireland[edit]

Main article: Operation Banner

L (Nery) Battery deployed to Northern Ireland

Persian Gulf War[edit]

Main article: Operation Granby

Elements of the Battery also served in Operation Granby in the Persian Gulf.

Balkan Wars[edit]

  • 1993 – L Battery joined 1 RHA in Assaye Barracks Tidworth Camp when 2 Regt RA (formerly 2 RHA) disbanded.
  • 1999- The Battery amalgamated with N Battery (The Eagle Troop) RHA to become L/N (Néry) Battery (The Eagle Troop) RHA.

The Battery served in the Balkans.

Operation TELIC in Iraq[edit]

Main article: Operation Telic
  • 2004 - L / N Battery served in Iraq on Op TELIC 4.

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