101st (Northumbrian) Regiment Royal Artillery

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101st (Northumbrian) Regiment Royal Artillery
Active 1967-Present
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Branch  British Army
Role Field support
Size 4 Batteries
Part of 1st Artillery Brigade
Garrison/HQ Napier Armoury, Gateshead
Equipment M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System

101st (Northumbrian) Medium Regiment Royal Artillery is part of the Army Reserve and has sub units throughout Northumbria. It is equipped with M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS).


In April 1967 272 Field Regiment (formed in 1916, known as 72 Field Regiment until 1947 and based at Barrack Road in Newcastle upon Tyne), 274 Field Regiment (formed in 1938, known as 74 Field Regiment until 1947 and based at South Shields), 324 Heavy Air Defence Regiment (raised in 1947 and based in Gosforth) and 439 Light Air Defence Regiment (formed in 1955 and based in Tynemouth) were amalgamated to form 101st (Northumbrian) Regiment Royal Artillery.[1]

The new regiment was equipped with BL 5.5-inch Medium Gun and had its headquarters at the Army Reserve centre at Barrack Road in Newcastle upon Tyne.[2] In 1976 it was redesignated as a Field Regiment and re-equipped with the 105mm light gun. In around 1990 the regimental headquarters moved to Gateshead.[2] In 2006 269 (West Riding) Battery Royal Artillery was transferred from 106th (Yeomanry) Regiment Royal Artillery to this regiment.[2]

Under Army 2020, its role will be more specific. All batteries will re-role to the M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System. It will pair with 39 RA until the end of March 2015, and then with 3 RHA afterwards. It also will support 1 RHA, 19 and 26 RA.[3]


The batteries are as follows:[4]



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