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16th Regiment RA

16th Coast Regiment Royal Artillery
Dates Locations Batteries - Equipment
1947.04.01 RHQ 2nd Coast Regiment RA was retitled RHQ 16th Coast Regiment RA, consisting of 3, 26, 30 and 32 Coast Btys redesignated from 1, 7, 8 and 9 Coast Btys, respectively.  
1947.04 Scotland: Kincraig Camp, Elie -   3 Bty: ? Camp, Kinghorn - 32 Bty: St Davids Camp, Inverkeithing - 30 Bty   & HQ, 26 Bty - ? 3, 26, 30 and 32 Coast Btys
    6" Guns & 3.7" Guns (3 Bty)
  1 Jun 48: 26 Bty joined 72nd Coast Regiment 3, 30 and 32 Coast Btys
  1948: 268 Maint Bty (late of 93rd HAA Regt) resuscitated in regt at North Queensferry, Fife 3, 30 and 32 Coast & 268 Maint Bty
  15 Oct 50: 3 Bty to 47 Regt, 26 Bty rejoined the Regt ex 72 Regt  
  21 Oct 50: Order for regiment to placed in suspended animation cancelled  
  Nov 50: Retitled 16th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA, equipped with 40mm Bofors Guns 26, 30 and 32 LAA Btys
    L40/70 Bofors
1950 England: ? Bks, Bulford  26, 30 and 32 LAA Btys
    L40/70 Bofors
1952 Germany: Quebec Bks, Osnabruck 26, 30 and 32 LAA Btys
    L40/70 Bofors
1956 England: Carter or Carlton Bks, Bulford  26, 30 and 32 LAA Btys
    L40/70 Bofors
  Sep 56 - 10 Oct 57: Dhekelia, Cyprus for Suez crisis, guns were deployed in the Dhekelia and Larnaca area   till 9th Dec when an anti-aircraft stand-down was ordered on 22nd Dec.   Remained in Dhekelia and Larnaca area on internal security duties.  
  1 Mar 57: 268 Maint Bty disbanded (complete by 22/2/58)  
  31 Mar 58: 26 Bty into suspended animation to resuscitate 73 Bty 30, 32 and 73 LAA Btys
1959 England: ? Bks, Shorncliffe  30, 32 and 73 LAA Btys
    L40/70 Bofors
  Apr 60: 73 Bty into suspended animation (resus 1/5 from pers of 113 Loc Bty then to 94 Locating Regiment   RA) 30 and 32 LAA Btys
1962 Germany: Bradbury Bks, Krefeld  30 and 32 LAA Btys
    L40/70 Bofors
  18 Mar 64: Re-titled 16th Light Air Defence Regiment RA  
1965.03 Singapore and Borneo: RHQ at Nee Soon, 30 Bty at RAF Changi and 32 Bty at RAF Kuching, Borneo 30 and 32 LAA Btys
    L40/70 Bofors
  Sep 65: 32 Bty moved to Nee Soon  
  Late in 1965: 32 Bty swapped with 30 Bty  
1966.11 England: C Camp, Barton Stacey 30 and 32 LAA Btys
    L40/70 Bofors
  1 Jan 70: 14 Bty resuscitated from pers of HQ Bty 34 Regt and joined the Regt 14, 30 and 32 LAA Btys
  28 Jun - 28 Oct 70: Northern Ireland Tour – Belfast  
1971.07 Germany: Salamanca Bks, Soest  14, 30 and 32 LAA Btys
    L40/70 Bofors
  15 Nov 72 - 16 Mar 73: Northern Ireland Tour – Londonderry  
  13 Mar - 15 Jul 74: Northern Ireland Tour – Londonderry  
  29 Jun - 29 Sep 76: Northern Ireland Tour – Londonderry  
  Jan 77: Retitled 16th Air Defence Regiment RA  
1977.12 England: Rapier Bks, Kirton-in-Lindsey  14, 30 and 32 AD Btys
    L40/70 Bofors
  1978: Re-equipped with Towed Rapier Towed Rapier
  6 Dec 79 - 2 Apr 80: Northern Ireland, Armagh  
1981.05 Germany: Moore Bks, Dortmund  14, 30 and 32 AD Btys
    Rapier
   ? 1982 - Falklands (14 Bty)  
1985.05 England: Rapier Bks, Kirton-in-Lindsey  14, 30 and 32 AD Btys
    Towed Rapier
  Jan 1990 - Northern Ireland (30 & 14 Btys)  
  Apr 90: 20 Bty reformed and joined regt 14, 20, 30 and 32 AD Btys
  ? 1990 – Rapier FSB 1 (14 Bty, 20 Bty)  
1992.06 Germany: Napier Bks, Dortmund  14, 20, 30 and 32 AD Btys
    Tracked Rapier: Javelin (14 Bty & 20 Bty)
  Jun 92: 11 Bty joined from 22 Regt. 20 Bty remained in UK with 22 Regt 11, 14, 30 and 32 AD Btys
  Apr 93: Retitled 16th Regiment RA  
  1993: 11 Bty retitled 11 Headquarters Bty 11 (HQ), 14, 30 and 32 AD Btys
  Jul 1993 - Northern Ireland (32 Bty)  
1995.08 England: RA Barracks & Centaur Bks, Woolwich  11 (HQ), 14, 30 and 32 AD   Btys
    Tracked Rapier:
  May 1996 - Rapier FSC (30 Bty)  
  Oct 1996 - Northern Ireland (14 Bty)  
  ? 1997 - Rapier FSC (14 Bty, 30 Bty & 32 Bty)  
1998 England: RA Barracks & Napier Lines, Woolwich  11 (HQ), 14, 30 and 32 AD   Btys
    Rapier FSC
  Oct 1998 - Northern Ireland  
  Jun to Dec 00: UN Tour Cyprus.  
  2004: 20 Bty joined from 22 Regt RA (20 Bty lost the title Commando at the same time) 11 (HQ), 14, 20, 30 and 32 AD   Btys
  2006: Regt starting with 30 Bty took over the job of manning the Rapier system in the Falklands from the RAF  
  May - Dec 07: 20 Bty deployed on Op Telic. 32 Bty Falklands  
2007.08 England: St Georges Barracks, North Luffenham
   
11 (HQ), 14, 20, 30 and 32 AD Btys
    Rapier FSC
  Dec 07 - May 08: 11 Bty Op Telic. 14 Bty Falklands Falklands a Troop +: Herrick a Troop
  May - Dec 08: 30 Bty Op Telic. 20 Bty Falklands Falklands a Troop +: Herrick a Troop
  Dec 08 – May 09: 32 Bty Op Telic/Herrick. 11 Bty Falklands Falklands a Troop +: Herrick a Troop
  May 09 - Apr10: 14 Bty Op Herrick. 30 Bty Falklands Falklands a Troop +: Herrick a Troop
  Apr - Oct 10: 20 Bty Herrick. 32 Bty Falklands Falklands a Troop +: Herrick a Troop
  Oct 10 – Apr 11: 11 Bty OP Herrick. 14 Bty Falklands Falklands a Troop +: Herrick a Troop
  Apr 11 – Dec  11: 30 Bty   Op Herrick. 20 Bty Falklands Falklands a Troop +: Herrick a Troop
     

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