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

  • 6/36 (Arcot) Battery - TAC Battery
  • 3/29 (Corunna) Battery - Equipped with L118 light gun
  • 88 (Arracan) Battery - Equipped with L118 light gun
  • 94 (New Zealand) Battery - Headquarters Battery
  • 97 Battery (Lawson's Company) - TAC Battery[4]
  • 129 (Dragon) Battery TAC Battery


5th Regiment Royal Artillery


7th Parachute Regiment Royal Horse Artillery


12th Regiment Royal Artillery

  • 25/170 (Imjin) Battery - to be HQ Battery
  • T Battery (Shah Sujah's Troop) - Headquarters Battery, to re-role as Stormer SP HVM battery
  • 9 (Plassey) Battery - Stormer SP HVM Battery
  • 12 (Minden) Battery - To re-role as Very High Readiness LML HVM Battery
  • 58 (Eyre's) Battery- Stormer SP HVM Battery


14th Regiment Royal Artillery

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


16th Regiment Royal Artillery


19th Regiment Royal Artillery

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


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 [5]
  • 159 (Colenso) Battery - re-roles from light gun to 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
  • 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
  • 10 (Assaye) Battery - UAS Battery for Adaptable Force Brigade
  • 21 (Gibraltar 1779-83) Battery - Very High Readiness UAS Battery
  • 43 (Lloyd's Company) Battery - coming out of Suspended Animation, UAS Battery for Adaptable Force Brigade
  • 74 Battery (The Battle Axe Company) - Equipped with MLRS and based in Albermarle Barracks, now a UAS Support Battery[7]

Other Batteries[edit]

  • 42 (Alem Hamza) Battery - to be a support Battery for both 12 and 16 RA
  • 49 (Inkerman) Battery - previously under 40 RA, armed with Land Environment Air Picture Provision (LEAPP) to support 12 and 16 RA[8][9]

Current Army Reserve Batteries of the Royal Artillery[edit]

Army Reserve batteries are:[10]

Batteries in suspended animation[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gunner's Magazine, December 2012
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  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. ^ a b "Artillery Regiment Says Farewell to 137 (Java) Battery". Forces.tv. Retrieved 2015-06-13. 
  6. ^ "Notice Board". Commandogunner.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-06-13. 
  7. ^ [2][dead link]
  8. ^ "Home Page". 49btyoca.com. Retrieved 2015-06-13. 
  9. ^ "Joint Warriors At RAF Boulmer". Raf.mod.uk. 2014-10-16. Retrieved 2015-06-13. 
  10. ^ [3][dead link]

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