40th Regiment Royal Artillery
|40th Regiment Royal Artillery|
|Active||1 April 1947 – December 2012|
|Part of||19 Light Brigade|
|Garrison/HQ||Thiepval Barracks, Lisburn, Northern Ireland|
|Nickname(s)||The Lowland Gunners|
|Equipment||eighteen L118 Light Guns, MSTAR radars|
Iraq War (Op TELIC)
Afghanistan War (Op HERRICK)
40th Regiment Royal Artillery – The 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 was worn by the regiment.
The regiment was based at Home Lines, Thiepval Barracks, Lisburn, County Antrim. Following the 2010 SDSR review, it was announced in July 2011 that 40 Regt would disband along with elements of 19 Light Brigade.
- 6/36 (Arcot) Battery
- 137 (Java) Battery
- 38 (Seringapatam) Battery
- 49 (Inkerman) Battery
137 (Java) Battery re-subordinated to 26 regiment Royal Artillery
129 (The Dragon) 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.
- "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.
- "Lowland Gunners march into sunset as axe falls on Scottish battalion". The Scotsman. 21 April 2012.
- "49 (Inkerman) Battery". Retrieved 1 June 2014.
- "19th Regiment Royal Artillery becomes The Scottish Gunners". Ministry of Defence. 14 December 2012.