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18th Regiment RA

18th Medium Regiment Royal Artillery
Dates Locations Batteries - Equipment
1947.04.01 RHQ 6th Medium Regiment RA retitled 18th Medium Regiment RA with 18 and 52 Med Btys redesignated from 18 and 19 Med Btys respectively.  
1947.04 England: Bowerham Bks, Lancaster  18 and 52 Med Btys
4.5" Guns,  5.5" Guns & 25pdr Sexton
  Mar 51: 249 Bty resuscitated (late 87th Airborne Field Regiment) and joined the Regiment.  
1951.06 England: Newcombe Lines, Larkhill (Support Regiment)  18, 52 and 249 Btys
Equipped by the School of Artillery
  Aug 1951: Renamed 18th Depot Regiment Royal Artillery (School of Artillery)  
  Oct 55: Retitled 18th Medium Regiment Royal Artillery  
  1 Oct 55: 249 Bty into Suspended Animation to resuscitate 80 Bty (late of 31st Training Regt RA) which joined the Regiment. 18, 52 and 80 Med Btys
  1 Jun 59:  Retitled 18th Field Regiment RA 25pdr
  1 Dec 59: 80 Bty into Suspended Animation to resuscitate 40 Bty (late of 17th Field Regt RA) which joined the Regiment. 18, 40 and 52 Fd Btys
1962.08 Germany: Dennis Bks, Munsterlager: 18 Bty equipped as a medium bty 18 Med, 40 & 52 Fd Btys
1966.09 Hong Kong: Borneo Lines, Sek Kong Camp 18 Med, 40 and 52 Lt Btys
5.5” Gun (18), 105mm (40 & 52)
  22 Sep 66: Retitled to 18th Light Regiment RA  
  10 Feb 69: RHQ disbanded in Hong Kong and Regiment placed into Suspended Animation.  40 Bty moved to JLRRA, 18 Bty moved to 42nd Med Regt and 52 Bty moved to 45th Med Regt.  
     

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