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20th Regiment RA

20th Anti-Tank Regiment Royal Artillery
Dates Locations Batteries - Equipment
1947.04.01 RHQ 6th Anti-Tank Regiment RA re-titled RHQ 20th Anti-Tank Regiment RA, with 12, 27, 45 and 107 Atk Btys, redesignated from 2, 8, 82 and 44 Atk Btys respectively  
1947.04 Palestine/Egypt? 12, 27, 45 and 107 Atk Btys
17pdr
1948 Scotland: Dundonald Camp, Troon 12 & 107 Fd, 27 & 45 Atk Btys
17pdr: 
  1 Oct 48: 12 and 107 Btys converted to Fld Btys  
  24 Aug 49: 27 Bty became independent and moved to Hong Kong in Sep 12 & 107 Fd, 45 Atk Btys
  1 Nov 50: Redesignated 20th Field Regiment RA equipped with 25 Pdr, 45 Bty converted to a Fd Bty. 12, 45 and 107 Fd Btys
25pdr
1951.01 England: Cherry Tree Bks, Colchester  12, 45 and 107 Fd Btys
25pdr
1952 Hong Kong: Quarry Camp 12, 45 and 107 Fd Btys
25pdr
1952.12 Korea:  12, 45 and 107 Fd Btys
25pdr
  25 Dec 52: Took over the gun positions of 14th Field Regt  
  Dec 53: 20 Regiment won the right to fire the last round in Korea, although a Canadian Regiment actually fried the last round.  
1953.12 Hong Kong: Sek Kong Camp 12, 45 and 107 Fd Btys
25pdr
1955.01 England: Cambridge Bks, Woolwich (Temporary Camp)  12, 45 and 107 Fd Btys
25pdr
1955 England: Kirkee Bks, Colchester 12, 45 and 107 Fd Btys
25pdr
  1958: 45 and 107 Btys placed into Suspended Animation; 27 Bty returned from independent role, 43 Bty joined the Regt 12, 27 and 43 Fd Btys
  Jul - Sep 58: Cyprus, Famagusta Infantry Role
1961.07 Malaya: St Barbara Bks, Tampin 12, 27 and 43 Fd Btys
25pdr
1963.09 England: Barford Camp: Barnard Castle   
  Sep 63: Converted to a medium regiment, equipped with 5.5” Gun 12, 27 and 43 Fd Btys
5.5” Gun
  18 Mar 64: Retitled 20th Medium Regiment RA 12, 27 and 43 Med Btys
1965 Germany: St Barbara Bks, Fallingbostel   
  1 Jan 66: Retitled 20th Heavy Regiment RA, equipped with M107 12, 27 and 43 Hy Btys
M107
1971.11 England: Hopton Bks, Devizes   
  10 Nov 71: Retitled 20th Medium Regiment RA, equipped with 5.5" Gun 12, 27 and 43 Med Btys
5.5” Gun
  7 Jun - 11 Oct 72: Northern Ireland, Londonderry  
  Jun - Oct 73: Northern Ireland, Londonderry  
  20 Jun - 20 Sep 74: Northern Ireland, Belfast (Shankhill/Ardoyne)  
  1974: Retitled 20th Light Regiment RA, equipped with 105 Pack Howitzer 12, 27 and 43 Lt Btys
105mm Pack Howitzer
1975.03 Hong Kong: Borneo Lines, Sek Kong Camp 105mm Pack Howitzer
  20 Mar 1976: Regiment placed into Suspended Animation. 27 Bty placed into suspended animation, 12 Bty to 32 Regt and 43 Bty to 36 Regt  
  When 20 Regiment were disbanded in Hong Kong they were never replaced  
     

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