206 (Ulster) Battery Royal Artillery

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206 (Ulster) Battery Royal Artillery
Active1967-Present
Allegiance United Kingdom
Branch British Army
RoleField Artillery
Air Defence
SizeOne Battery
Part of105th Regiment Royal Artillery
EquipmentL118 Light Gun.

206 (Ulster) Battery Royal Artillery an Army Reserve sub-unit, part of the 105th Regiment Royal Artillery. The battery is spread between two locations, Newtownards and Coleraine.

History[edit]

Formed in 1967 as 207 (Ulster) Light Air Defence Battery Royal Artillery (Volunteers), the battery was originally part of 102nd (Ulster) Air Defence Regiment Royal Artillery[1] but joined 105 (Scottish) Air Defence Regiment Royal Artillery (Volunteers) on 1 April 1986.[1] It has been re-roled to field guns, using the L118 light gun.[2] The Battery carries the honour of firing regular royal salutes at Hillsborough Castle.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Royal Regiment of Artillery, Volunteer Regiments". Archived from the original on March 15, 2004. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
  2. ^ a b "The Scottish and Ulster Gunners". Ministry of Defence. Retrieved 17 June 2017.

Bibliography[edit]

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

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