207 (City of Glasgow) Battery Royal Artillery

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207 (City of Glasgow) 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
Garrison/HQ Glasgow
Equipment L118 Light Gun.

207 (City of Glasgow) Battery, is an Army Reserve sub-unit, part of the 105th Regiment Royal Artillery. The battery is based in Partick, Glasgow.

History[edit]

Formed in 1967 as 207 (Scottish) 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]

Conferred the title "City of Glasgow" in 1987, the Battery has been re-roled to field guns, using the L118 light gun since 2006;[2] in early 2015, D (Lothian) Troop, located in Edinburgh was upgraded to battery strength and formed 278 (Lowland) Battery Royal Artillery and D Troop was reformed in Glasgow where both Gun Troops (C and D Troops) are now co-located alongside Battery Headquarters.[2]

The Battery carries the honour of firing regular Royal Salutes at Edinburgh Castle, alongside other stations such as Stirling Castle; in 2015 the Battery honoured the 100th anniversary of the City of Glasgow Battery's covering of the withdrawal from the Gallipoli campaign through firing a 21 Gun Salute on Glasgow Green. In 2017 the Battery celebrated its 50th birthday through firing a Feu de Joie Gun Salute at Dumbarton Castle.[3]

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. 
  3. ^ "207 Battery celebrates 50th anniversary". Highland Reserve Forces and Cadets Association. Retrieved 15 January 2017. 

Publications[edit]

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