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