E Battery Royal Horse Artillery

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E Battery Royal Horse Artillery
Active 1 November 1794 – present
Country United Kingdom
Branch Army
Type Artillery
Part of 1st Regiment Royal Horse Artillery
Anniversaries Salamanca Day 22nd July, Foundation Day (1794) 1st November
Equipment AS-90
Battle honours Ubique

E Battery Royal Horse Artillery are a Close Support Battery of 1st Regiment Royal Horse Artillery It is currently based in Assaye Barracks in Tidworth Camp

Current Role[edit]

E Battery are currently a Close Support Battery and use the AS-90 Self-propelled artillery Guns.

Battery Structure[edit]

Unit Trades[edit]

History[edit]

Formation[edit]

  • 1794 - E Battery Royal Horse Artillery was formed as E Troop on 1 November 1794.

19th century[edit]

World War I[edit]

The 13-pounder gun that fired the first British artillery round on the Western front leaves the Imperial War Museum to take part in the unveiling of the Royal Artillery Memorial in October 1925
  • 1914 - E Battery was sent to France as part of the BEF, equipped with QF 13-pounder guns.
  • 1914 – At 0930 22 August northeast of Harmignies in Belgium, No. 4 gun of E Battery fired the first British artillery rounds on the Western Front in World War I,[1] and E Battery went on to fight in nearly all the battles on the Western Front.
  • 1926 – E Battery deployed to India

World War II[edit]

Cold War[edit]

Recent and Current Conflicts[edit]

Persian Gulf War[edit]

  • 1990 – The Battery provided soldiers for a combined A/B/E Battery and fought in the Gulf War
  • 1992 - E Battery moved to Assaye Barracks in Tidworth Camp and converted to AS-90

Balkan Wars[edit]

  • Late 1990s - E Battery deployed on three Balkan tours.
  • 2001 –E Battery assisted the MAFF during the outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease
  • 2002 - While Gardiners Troop deployed to Northern Ireland with 1 RGJ, while other soldiers deployed to Kosovo with A Battery or B Battery to Bosnia.

Operation TELIC in Iraq[edit]

Cyprus[edit]

Afghanistan[edit]

2009 - E Battery deployed as part of OP Herrick 11

2013 - E Battery deployed as part of OP Herrick 18

Future[edit]

Under the Army 2020 plan, it will re-role from a light gun battery to an AS-90 battery.[2]

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Farndale 1986, page 10
  2. ^ Gunner Magazine, December 2012

Bibliography[edit]

  • Clarke, W.G. (1993). Horse Gunners: The Royal Horse Artillery, 200 Years of Panache and Professionalism. Woolwich: The Royal Artillery Institution. ISBN 09520762-0-9. 
  • Farndale, General Sir Martin (1986). Western Front 1914-18. History of the Royal Regiment of Artillery. Woolwich: The Royal Artillery Institution. ISBN 1-870114-00-0. 

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