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12th Regiment RA

12th Anti-Tank Regiment Royal Artillery
Dates Locations Batteries - Equipment
1947.04.01
   
RHQ 7th Regiment RHA was retitled RHQ 12th Anti-Tank Regiment RA, taking over ‘R’, ‘S’, ‘T’ and ‘U’ Btys as A/Tk Btys.   
1947.05 Palestine: Karkur Camp R, S, T and U A/Tk Btys
    17 Pdr (SP and Towed)
1948 England: Connaught Bks, Woolwich R, S, T and U A/Tk Btys
    17 Pdr (SP and Towed)
1948 Libya: Tripoli (R, S & T Btys) Suez (U Bty) R, S, T and U A/Tk Btys
    17 Pdr (SP and Towed)
1950.06 Trieste: Rossiti Bks R, S, T and U A/Tk Btys
    17 Pdr (SP and Towed)
1951.02 Germany: Taunton Bks, Celle  
  Feb 51: Converted to Light Anti-Aircraft and retitled 12th Light Anti Aircraft Regiment RA, equipped with L60 Bofors. U Bty to independent role. R, S and T LAA Btys
    L60 Bofors: joined 6th Armoured Div
1956.02 Germany: Harewood Bks, Herford R, S and T LAA Btys
    L60 Bofors
1957.10 Germany: Churchill Bks, Lippstadt  R, S and T LAA Btys
    L60 Bofors
1958.08 Germany: St Barbara Bks, Adelheide R, S and T LAA Btys
    L40/70 Bofors
  Oct 58: 34 Bty from 80 Regt, S Bty disbanded R, 34 and T LAA Btys
  Jan 59: 9 Bty reformed and joined regt, R Bty into suspended animation 9, 34 and T LAA Btys
  Aug 60: 34 Bty to 24 Regt 9 and T LAA Btys
1963 England: Barton Stacey (Transit Camp) 9 and T LAA Btys
    L40/70 Bofors
1963 Malaya: St Barbara Bks, Tampin 9 and T LAA   Btys
    L40/70 Bofors
  Apr 64: Retitled 12th Light Air Defence Regiment RA 9 and T LAD Btys
  Mar - Jun 64: Borneo, Kuching Airport (9 Bty)  
  Sep 64 - Mar 65: RAF Tengah (9 Bty)  
  Mar - ? 65: Borneo, Kuching Airport (9 Bty)  
1966.03 Germany: Llanelli Bks, Hübbelrath  9 and T LAD   Btys
    L40/70 Bofors
1968.04 Germany: Napier Bks, Dortmund  9 and T LAD   Btys
    L40/70 Bofors
  31 Dec 69: 58 Bty ex 34 Regt RA joined the Regt 9, 58 and T LAD Btys
1971.07 England: C Camp, Barton Stacey 9, 58 and T LAD Btys
    L40/70 Bofors
  25 Nov 71 - 17 Mar 72: Northern Ireland, Belfast (Lisburn/Dunmurry/Andersonstown)  
1972.08 England: Rapier Bks, Kirton-in-Lindsay 9, 58 and T LAD Btys
    L40/70 Bofors
  8 Jul - 3 Sep 73: 9 (Pilot) Battery to Dortmund, West Germany for trials with 'Rapier' guided weapon system  
  2 Jan - 28 Mar 74: 9 (Pilot) Battery to Cold Lake, Alberta, Canada for cold weather trials with 'Rapier' guided weapons system  
  12 Jun - 23 Oct 74: Northern Ireland Tour – Belfast (Unity/New Lodge) (T Bty attached 4 Regt)  
1975.09 Germany: Moore Bks, Dortmund 9, 58 and T LAD Btys
    Rapier
  Jan 77: Retitled 12th Air Defence Regiment RA 9, 58 and T AD Btys
  25 Jan – 24 May 77: Northern Ireland Tour – Armagh  
  27 Nov 79 - 27 Mar 80: Northern Ireland (Lurgan/HMP Maze/Portadown)  
  Mar 1980 - Northern Ireland (T Bty)  
1981.05 England: Rapier Bks, Kirton-in-Lindsey  9, 58 and T AD Btys
    Rapier
  Apr 82: Falklands War (T Bty & 9 Bty)  
1985.01 Germany: Napier Bks, Dortmund  9, 58 and T AD Btys
    Rapier
  Oct 85: 12 Bty reformed and joined Regt, now had  2 Bty's of Towed Rapier, 2 Bty's of Tracked Rapier 9, 12, 58 and T AD Btys
    Towed Rapier (58 & 12); Tracked Rapier (9 & T)
   ? 1985 - Falklands (58 Bty)  
  Jan 1986 - Falklands (12 Bty)  
  Aug 1986 - Northern Ireland (9 Bty)  
  Aug 1988 - Northern Ireland  
  Dec 1988 - Cyprus UN (9 Bty) Towed Rapier (58 & 12)
  Jan 1991 - Gulf War (T Bty &   58 Bty) Tracked Rapier (9 & T)
  Apr 1993 - Northern Ireland (12   Bty) Aug 1993 – SP HVM
  Apr 93: Re-titled 12th Regiment Royal Artillery. T Bty retitled T Headquarters Battery 9, 12, 58 and T (HQ) Btys
1995.09 Germany: Dempsey Bks, Sennelager  9, 12, 58 and T (HQ) Btys
    SP HVM
  Dec 95 - Jun 96: Cyprus UN  
  Apr 1998 - Northern Ireland: South Armagh  
  ? 1999 - Kosovo  
  Jan 2000 - Northern Ireland (NIBAT)  
  Jun 2001 - Cyprus UN (9 Bty & 12 Bty)  
  Feb 2003 - Gulf War (12 Bty)  
  Nov 2003 - Northern Ireland (NIBAT)  
  2005 - Cyprus  
2009 England: Baker Bks, Thorney Island 9, 12, 58 and T (HQ) Btys
    SP HVM
     

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