104th Regiment Royal Artillery

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104th Regiment Royal Artillery
Active 1967-Present
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Branch  British Army
Size 4 Batteries
Part of 1st Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Brigade
Garrison/HQ Raglan Barracks, South Wales
Equipment Desert Hawk III mini unmanned air system

104 Regiment Royal Artillery is part of the Army Reserve and has sub-units throughout Wales and the West Midlands of England. It is equipped with the 105mm Light Gun

History[edit]

The regiment was formed as 104 Light Air Defence Regiment Royal Artillery (Volunteers) in 1967,[1] its units were 210 (Staffordshire) Light Air Defence Battery at Wolverhampton and 211 (South Wales) Light Air Defence Battery at Newport.[1] In 1969, 214 (Worcestershire) Light Air Defence Battery at Malvern joined the regiment,[1] it was renamed 104 Air Defence Regiment Royal Artillery (Volunteers) in 1976.[1] In 1986 214 Battery was formed at Worcester and 217 (County of Gwent) Air Defence Battery was formed at Cwmbran: both joined the regiment;[1] in 1992 217 Battery was merged into Headquarters Battery and in 1993 the regiment was renamed 104 Regiment Royal Artillery (Volunteers).[1] Meanwhile, 210 Battery moved to 106th (Yeomanry) Regiment Royal Artillery.[2]

Under Army 2020, 266 (Gloucestershire Volunteer Artillery) Battery Royal Artillery joined this regiment from 100th (Yeomanry) Regiment Royal Artillery. It is part of 1st Artillery Brigade;[3] in 2017, it will convert to a light artillery gun regiment.[4][5]

Batteries[edit]

The batteries are as follows:[1]

Other Units[edit]

  • 289 Commando Troop (detached from 266 (GVA) Battery) - Supports 29th Regiment Royal Artillery[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Royal Regiment of Artillery, Volunteer Regiments". Archived from the original on 12 December 2008. Retrieved 11 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "210 Battery". Retrieved 11 May 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Summary of Reserve Structure and basing changes" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 10 August 2013. Retrieved 11 May 2014. 
  4. ^ "Letter from Brigadier Mead". 1st Artillery Brigade and Headquarters South West. Retrieved 16 December 2016. 
  5. ^ "Letter from Brigadier Mead Part 2". 1st Artillery Brigade and Headquarters South West. Retrieved 19 December 2016. 
  6. ^ "104 Regiment Batteries". Retrieved 23 December 2016. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Litchfield, Norman E H, 1992. The Territorial Artillery 1908-1988, The Sherwood Press, Nottingham. ISBN 978-0-9508205-2-1

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