104th Regiment Royal Artillery
|104th Regiment Royal Artillery|
|Part of||1st Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Brigade|
|Garrison/HQ||Raglan Barracks, South Wales|
|Equipment||Desert Hawk III mini unmanned air system|
104 Regiment Royal Artillery is part of the Army Reserve and has sub-units throughout Wales and the West Midlands of England. It is equipped with the Desert Hawk III Mini Unmanned Air System. In 2017, it will convert to a light artillery gun regiment.
The regiment was formed as 104 Light Air Defence Regiment Royal Artillery (Volunteers) in 1967. Its units were 210 (Staffordshire) Light Air Defence Battery at Wolverhampton and 211 (South Wales) Light Air Defence Battery at Newport. In 1969, 214 (Worcestershire) Light Air Defence Battery at Malvern joined the regiment. It was renamed 104 Air Defence Regiment Royal Artillery (Volunteers) in 1976. In 1986 214 Battery was formed at Worcester and 217 (County of Gwent) Air Defence Battery was formed at Cwmbran: both joined the regiment. In 1992 217 Battery was merged into Headquarters Battery and in 1993 the regiment was renamed 104 Regiment Royal Artillery (Volunteers). Meanwhile, 210 Battery moved to 106th (Yeomanry) Regiment Royal Artillery.
Under Army 2020, 266 (Gloucestershire Volunteer Artillery) Battery Royal Artillery joined this regiment from 100th (Yeomanry) Regiment Royal Artillery. It is part of 1st Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Brigade. In 2017, it will convert to a light artillery gun regiment.
The batteries are as follows:
- 217 (City of Newport) Headquarters Battery Royal Artillery
- 211 (South Wales) Battery Royal Artillery, based in Abertillery and Cardiff
- 214 (Worcestershire) Battery Royal Artillery
- 266 (Gloucestershire Volunteer Artillery) Battery Royal Artillery (Volunteers)
- REME Light Aid Detachment (LAD)
- 289 Commando Troop (detached from 266 (GVA) Battery) - Supports 29th Regiment Royal Artillery
- "Royal Regiment of Artillery, Volunteer Regiments". Retrieved 11 May 2014.
- "210 Battery". Retrieved 11 May 2014.
- "Summary of Reserve Structure and basing changes" (PDF). Retrieved 11 May 2014.
- "Letter from Brigadier Mead". 1st Artillery Brigade and Headquarters South West. Retrieved 16 December 2016.
- "Letter from Brigadier Mead Part 2". 1st Artillery Brigade and Headquarters South West. Retrieved 19 December 2016.
- "104 Regiment Batteries". Retrieved 23 December 2016.
- Litchfield, Norman E H, 1992. The Territorial Artillery 1908-1988, The Sherwood Press, Nottingham. ISBN 978-0-9508205-2-1