40th Regiment Royal Artillery

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40th Regiment Royal Artillery
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Active 1 April 1947 – December 2012
Country  United Kingdom
Branch  British Army
Type Artillery
Role Field artillery
Size 4 Batteries
Part of 19 Light Brigade
Garrison/HQ Thiepval Barracks, Lisburn, Northern Ireland
Nickname(s) The Lowland Gunners
Equipment eighteen L118 Light Guns, MSTAR radars
Engagements Suez Crisis
Indonesia-Malaysia confrontation
Falklands War
Yugoslav Wars
Gulf War
Iraq War (Op TELIC)
Afghanistan War (Op HERRICK)
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Clan Home

40th Regiment Royal ArtilleryThe 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.[1]


The regiment, formed in April 1947, 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.[2]


129 (Dragon) Battery RA was previously part of the regiment, and has since resubordinated to 4th Regiment RA as a Tactical Group Battery, comprising Fire Support Teams (forward observation parties) that support manoeuvre formations.


  1. ^ "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. 
  2. ^ "Lowland Gunners march into sunset as axe falls on Scottish battalion". The Scotsman. 21 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "Forces TV". Retrieved 22 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "19th Regiment Royal Artillery becomes The Scottish Gunners". Ministry of Defence. 14 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "49 (Inkerman) Battery". Retrieved 1 June 2014. 

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