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1st Regiment RHA

     
Dates Locations Batteries - Equipment
     
  1st Field Regiment Royal Horse Artillery  
1947.04 Egypt:  A, B, E and O Fd Btys RHA
    Sexton 25pdr
  Jul 47 - 1948: Palestine: A, B, E and O Fd Btys RHA
    25pdr
1951.05 England: West Down Camp, Tilshead A, B, E and O Fd Btys RHA
    Sexton 25pdr - OPs in Comet Tanks
  May 48: O Bty to 2 RHA A, B, and E Fd Btys RHA
1952.04 Germany: Waterloo Bks, Munster A, B, and E Fd Btys RHA
    Sexton 25pdr - OPs in Comet Tanks: joined 6th Armoured Div
  1956: Equipped with M44 SP Howitzer 155mm - OPs in Centurion Tanks  
1958.07 Germany: Tofrek Bks, Hildesheim A, B, and E Fd Btys RHA
    M44 SP Howitzer 155mm - OPs in Centurion Tanks: 20th independant Armoured   Brigade Group
  Jan 59: HQ Bty formed  
  18 Mar 64: Renamed 1st Medium Regiment Royal Horse Artillery A, B, and E Med Btys RHA
1965.05 England: Airfield Camp, Netheravon  A, B, and E Med   Btys RHA
    105mm Pack Howitzer
1965.09 Aden: BP Camp, Little Aden  
  Sep 65: Renamed 1st Light Regiment Royal Horse Artillery A, B, and E Lt Btys RHA
    105mm Pack Howitzer
  E Battery lost Maj John Sharpe (along with Capt Fleming, Pilot and Gnr John Cain, Observer)  
1967.06 England: Kirkee Bks, Colchester  
  Jun 67: Renamed 1st Field Regiment Royal Horse Artillery A, B, and E Fd Btys RHA
    105mm Pack Howitzer: Sp to 19 Inf Bde
  Dec 69 - Mar 70: Northern Ireland: Belfast (City Centre)  
  1970: Granted the Freedom of Nottingham  
1970.05 Germany: Hobart Bks, Detmold  A, B, and E Fd Btys RHA
    Abbot 105mm and Green Archer Radar: Sp to 20th Armoured Brigade
  Sep 72 - Jan 73: Northern Ireland: Long Kesh  
  Mar - Jul 74: Northern Ireland: Belfast (City Centre)  
  Mar - Jun 76: Northern Ireland: Belfast (Grand Central/City Centre)  
  Sep 76: Equipped with Cyberline Radar - CP in 432 Abbot 105mm and Cyberline Radar: 
  Mar 77: E Bty become Independent Abbot Bty  
1977.03 England: Alanbrooke Bks, Topcliffe: (E Bty in Detmold for 1 year) A, B and E Fd Btys RHA. 5.5” Gun
  Mar 78: E Bty rejoined the Regiment  
  1979: Re-equipped with FH70 155mm  
  Sep 80 - ??: Belize (A Bty) 105mm Light Gun (6 mths)  
1982.04 Germany: Haig Bks, Hohne  A, B and E Fd Btys RHA. Abbot 105mm
  Apr 82: D Bty joined from 45 Regt A, B, D and E Fd Btys RHA
  May 83 - ??: Northern Ireland: (E Bty)  
  Apr 84: D Bty to 3 RHA A, B and E Fd Btys RHA
  Oct 90: A, B & E amalgamated to form A/B/E Bty for Gulf War  
  Apr 91: A, B & E Bty’s   separated  
1992.09 England: Assaye Bks, Tidworth  
  Apr 93: Renamed 1st Regiment Royal Horse Artillery A, B and E Btys RHA. 105mm Light Gun
  Sep  93: Regiment was equipped with AS90 AS90 - OPs in Warrior OPVs
  Dec 93: L (Néry) and O (The Rocket Troop) Bty’s joined after the disbandment of 2nd Regiment Royal Artillery, O Bty became O/HQ Bty. A, B, E, L and O/HQ Btys
   
  Apr 94: Radar Troop to Bosnia  
  Jul 96 - ??: Bosnia  
  1997: Bosnia  
  Jul 98 - ??: Bosnia: (B & E Btys) 'Op Palatine'  
  1999: Macedonia and Kosovo 'Op Agricola'  
  Nov 99: N Bty (The Eagle Troop) joins from 3 RHA and amalgamates with L Bty to become L/N (Néry) Bty (The   Eagle Troop) A, B, E, L/N and O/HQ Btys
  Jul 00 - ??: Bosnia: (A Bty)/Kosovo (L/N & O Bty) 'Op Palatine'  
  2002: Bosnia 'Op Palatine'  Part of regiment deployed
  Apr 04 - ??: Iraq ' Op Telic 4'  
  2005: Cyprus 'Op Tosca'  
  2007: Iraq ' Op Telic 10'  
  Oct 09 - Apr 10: Afghanistan: Op Herrick 11 11 Light Brigade 
     
     
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
     
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

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