206 (Ulster) Battery Royal Artillery

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206 (Ulster) Battery Royal Artillery
Active 1967-Present
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Branch  British Army
Role Field Artillery
Air Defence
Size One Battery
Part of 105th Regiment Royal Artillery
Equipment L118 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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