List of Royal Artillery Batteries

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The Royal Regiment of Artillery, generally known as the Royal Artillery (RA), is an Arm of the British Army. Despite its name, it is made up of a number of regiments. Each Royal Artillery regiment is made up of a number of Batteries.

Current Regular Batteries of the Royal Regiment of Artillery[edit]

The following list includes the Battery name and its battle honour. It also includes its equipment or role, and current location.[1]


1st Regiment Royal Horse Artillery


3rd Regiment Royal Horse Artillery


4th Regiment Royal Artillery


5th Regiment Royal Artillery


7th Parachute Regiment Royal Horse Artillery


12th Regiment Royal Artillery

  • 170 (Imjin) Battery – Headquarters Battery
  • T Battery (Shah Sujah's Troop) – Stormer SP HVM battery
  • 9 (Plassey) Battery – Stormer SP HVM Battery
  • 12 (Minden) Battery – Very High Readiness LML HVM Battery
  • 58 (Eyre's) Battery – Stormer SP HVM Battery


14th Regiment Royal Artillery - Training Regiment

  • 1 Battery "The Blazers"
  • 24 (Irish) Battery
  • 34 (Seringapatam) Battery


16th Regiment Royal Artillery

  • 11 (Sphinx) Battery – Rapier Battery
  • 14 (Cole's Kop) Battery – Rapier Battery
  • 20 Battery Royal Artillery – Headquarters Battery
  • 30 Battery (Rogers's Company) – Rapier Battery
  • 32 (Minden) Battery – Rapier Battery
  • 49 (Inkerman) Battery - previously under 40 RA, now equipped with Land Environment Air Picture Provision (LEAPP) to support Division and Brigade HQs. The Battery is commanded by an RAF Squadron Leader and has some RAF personnel however the unit is predominantly RA manned.[5][6]


19th Regiment Royal Artillery

  • 5 (Gibraltar 1779–83) Battery – AS-90 Battery
  • 13 (Martinique 1809) Battery – Headquarters Battery
  • 28/143 Battery (Tombs's Troop)  – AS-90 Battery
  • 127 (Dragon) Battery – AS-90 Battery
  • 38 Battery – Tac Group
  • 176 (Abu Klea) Battery – Equipped with MLRS [7]


26th Regiment Royal Artillery

  • 16 Battery (Sandham's Company) – AS-90 Battery
  • 17 (Corunna) Battery – AS-90 Battery
  • 55 (The Residency) Battery – HQ Battery
  • 132 Battery (The Bengal Rocket Troop) – Equipped with MLRS and based in Albermarle Barracks [8][9]
  • 159 (Colenso) Battery – AS-90 Battery
  • 19 (Gibraltar) Battery – Tac Gp Battery


29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery


32nd Regiment Royal Artillery

  • 18 (Quebec 1759) Battery – UAS Battery for Reaction Force Brigade
  • 21 (Gibraltar 1779-83) Battery – Very High Readiness UAS Battery[11]
  • 22 (Gibraltar 1779–83) Battery – UAS Battery for Reaction Force Brigade
  • 46 (Talavera) Battery – HQ Battery
  • 57 (Bhurtpore) Battery – UAS Battery for Reaction Force Brigade


47th Regiment Royal Artillery

  • 31 Battery – HQ Battery[11]
  • 10 (Assaye) Battery – UAS Battery for Reaction Force Brigade and Divisional Assets
  • 43 (Lloyd's Company) Battery – UAS Battery for Reaction Force Brigade and Divisional Assets
  • 74 Battery (The Battle Axe Company) - formerly UAS Support Battery, moving under 47 RA to be Watchkeeper battery, UAS Battery for Reaction Force Brigade and Divisional Assets[11][12][13]

Other Regular Batteries[edit]

Current Army Reserve Batteries of the Royal Artillery[edit]

Army Reserve batteries are:[14]

101st (Northumbrian) Regiment Royal Artillery

103rd (Lancashire Artillery Volunteers) Regiment Royal Artillery

104th Regiment Royal Artillery

105th Regiment Royal Artillery

106th (Yeomanry) Regiment Royal Artillery

National Reserve Headquarters Royal Artillery

  • 221 (Wessex) Battery Royal Artillery - Royal Artillery Specialist Pool
  • 255 (Somerset Yeomanry) Battery Royal Artillery - Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Battery

Regular Batteries in Suspended Animation (By order of Seniority)[edit]

Units in Suspended Animation are not disbanded and remain on the Royal Regiment of Artillery's Order of Battle and maintain their order of precedence alongside Active Regular units. Their property, histories etc are stored and they may be brought out of Suspended Animation at a later stage, unlike disbanded units which cease to exist and cannot be reanimated. The precedence of Regular batteries is by date of formation and was authorised by The Master Gunner in his decree of 1 November 1986.[17] Precedence is accorded to RHA Batteries (despite their younger age) by authority of Queens Regulations 1975 para 8.001.[18]

Royal Horse Artillery

Royal Artillery

  • 15 (HQ) Battery
  • 25 Battery
  • 33 Battery
  • 2 Battery
  • 35 Battery
  • 38 (Seringapatam) Battery
  • 128 Battery
  • 39 Battery
  • 40 Battery
  • 44 Battery
  • 41 Battery
  • 137 (Java) Battery[8]
  • 124 Battery
  • 51 (Kabul 1842) Battery
  • 50 Battery
  • 52 (Niagara) Battery[19]
  • 109 Battery
  • 110 Battery
  • 54 (Maharajapore) Battery Royal Artillery,
  • 56 (Olpherts) Battery
  • 60 Battery
  • 69 Battery
  • 48 Battery
  • 224 Battery
  • 67 Battery
  • 68 Battery
  • 70 Battery
  • 77 Battery
  • 75 Battery
  • 72 Battery
  • 78 Battery
  • 80 Battery
  • 81 Battery
  • 82 Battery
  • 126 Battery
  • 111 (dragon) Battery
  • 92 Battery
  • 89 Battery
  • 91 Battery
  • 87 Battery
  • 90 Battery
  • 95 Battery
  • 96 Battery
  • 98 Battery
  • 99 Battery
  • 107 Battery
  • 104 Battery
  • 105 Battery
  • 106 Battery
  • 108 Battery
  • 113 Battery
  • Z Battery
  • 145 (Maiwand) Battery
  • 156 (Inkerman) Battery
  • 152 (Inkerman) Battery
  • 27 (Strange's) Battery
  • 160 Battery (Middleton's Company)
  • 171 (The Broken Wheel) Battery
  • 26 Battery
  • W Battery

Reserve Batteries in Suspended Animation (By order of Seniority)[edit]

The Order of Precedence of Volunteer Batteries is by Battery number.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gunner's Magazine, December 2012
  2. ^ British Army (2 August 2013). "Parade completes airborne gunners' reorganisation". Facebook. Retrieved 16 December 2015. 
  3. ^ "Facebook". Facebook.com. Retrieved 2015-06-13. 
  4. ^ "BBC One - Look North (North East and Cumbria), 29/11/2013". BBC.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-06-13. 
  5. ^ "Home Page". 49btyoca.com. Retrieved 2015-06-13. 
  6. ^ "Joint Warriors At RAF Boulmer". Raf.mod.uk. 2014-10-16. Retrieved 2015-06-13. 
  7. ^ https://abuklea.wordpress.com/
  8. ^ a b "Artillery Regiment Says Farewell to 137 (Java) Battery". Forces.tv. Retrieved 2015-06-13. 
  9. ^ http://www.army.mod.uk/artillery/regiments/24668.aspx
  10. ^ "Notice Board". Commandogunner.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-06-13. 
  11. ^ a b c https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=783635515081477&id=299432630168437
  12. ^ [1]
  13. ^ http://www.army.mod.uk/news/28444.aspx
  14. ^ (PDF) http://www.serfca.org/Portals/0/Images/f/SUMMARY%20OF%20A2020%20RESERVE%20STRUCTURE%20AND%20BASING%20CHANGES.pdf. Retrieved August 18, 2011.  Missing or empty |title= (help)[dead link]
  15. ^ http://www.theraa.co.uk/blog/article/livingston-based-278-lowland-battery-royal-artillery-flag-raising
  16. ^ https://www.facebook.com/16AirAssaultBrigade/posts/899971783415576
  17. ^ a b The Royal Regiment of Artillery Blue List, Published 2013, Gunner Publications, Editor Miss K Knowles
  18. ^ The Royal Regiment of Artillery Blue List, Published 2013, Gunner Publications, Editor Miss K Knowles
  19. ^ Falcke, David, 2015, "Battery bids fond farewell" Salisbury Journal, 6 March 2015

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