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22nd Regiment RA

22nd Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment Royal Artillery
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1947.04.01 RHQ 153rd Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA redesignated RHQ 22nd Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA, with 47 (from 24 Coast Bty, resus from pers from 129 LAA Bty), 53 (from 17 Coast Bty, resus from pers from of 130 LAA Bty) & 58 (from 18 Coast Bty, resus from pers from of 131 LAA Bty) Bty's  
1947.04 Germany: ? Bks, Husum-Holstein 47, 53 and 58 LAA Btys
The regiment’s task was training recruits
  1 Dec 47: Changed role to LAA from recruit training  40mm Bofor
1948 Germany: Oxford Bks, Munster 47, 53 and 58 LAA Btys
40mm Bofor: Employed to maintain law and order
1949.01.20 Germany: Northumberland Bks, Menden 47, 53 and 58 LAA Btys
40mm Bofor
  1 Dec 50: 58 Bty to 53rd LAA Regt RA, 48 Bty resus from S/A (late of 72nd Coast Regt RA) and joined the Regt 47, 48 and 53 LAA Btys
1957.02 England: ? Bks, Shorncliffe  47, 48 and 53 LAA Btys
40mm Bofor
1957.05 Wales: Llanion Bks, Pembroke Dock  47, 48 and 53 LAA Btys
40mm Bofor
  1 Mar 58: 47 and 48 Btys into S/A (disb 1/1/62), 42 & 44 Bty's joined the Regt ex 72nd LAA Regt RA 42, 44 and 53 LAA Btys
  May - Oct 59: Northern Ireland: Lisenally Camp, Omagh  
  15 Feb 60: 44 Bty moved to JLRRA 42 and 53 LAA Btys
1961.04 Germany: Moore Bks, Dortmund  42 and 53 LAA Btys
40mm Bofor
1961.09 Germany: Sundern Camp, Gutersloh  42 and 53 LAA Btys
40mm Bofor
1961.11 Germany: Mansergh Bks, Gutersloh  42 and 53 LAA Btys
40mm Bofor
1964.04 Germany: Llanelli Bks, Hubbelrath 42 and 53 LAA Btys
40mm Bofor
  18 Mar 64: Re-titled 22nd Light Air Defence Regiment RA  
  Sep 64 - Apr 65: Singapore: RAF Seleter - 42 Bty, RAF Changi - 53 Bty 6 month emergency tour
1966.03 Malaysia: RHQ at Tampin, 42 Bty at RAF Changi and 53 Bty in Borneo (Kuching Airport) 42 and 53 LAA Btys
40mm Bofor
1967.03 Wales: Tonfanau Camp, Tywyn: 42 Bty remained in Singapore 42 and 53 LAA Btys
40mm Bofor
  Mar 68: 42 Bty rejoined regt  
1969.12 Germany: Napier Bks, Dortmund:  42 and 53 LAA Btys
  1 Jan 70: 11 Bty ex 34th LAA Regt RA joined the Regt 11, 42 and 53 LAA Btys
1971.03 Germany: Moore Bks, Dortmund 11, 42 and 53 LAA Btys
  24 Nov 71 - 16 Mar 72: Northern Ireland, Drumahoe  
  15 Mar - 17 Jul 73: Northern Ireland, Londonderry  
  5 Nov 74 - 5 Mar 75: Northern Ireland, Londonderry  
1975.09 England: Rapier Bks, Kirton-in-Lindsey  11, 42 and 53 LAA Btys
  May to Sep 76: Northern Ireland (42 Bty)  
  Sep 1976 - Towed Rapier (11 Bty)  
  Jan 1977 – Towed Rapier FSA (42 Bty)  
1977.11 Germany: Napier Bks, Dortmund Towed Rapier FSA
  Sep 1976 - Northern Ireland (42 Bty)  
  29 Nov 78 - 28 Mar 79: Northern Ireland, Lurgan/HMP Maze  
  Aug 83 - ?: Falkland Islands (53 Bty) ? 1982 - Towed Rapier FSB1
  Oct 1983 - Mar 84: Falkland Islands: San Carlos Harbour (42 Bty)  
  May - ? 84: Northern Ireland Feb 1984 – Tracked Rapier (11 Bty)
  Nov 84 - Mar 85: Falkland Islands (11 Bty)  
  Mar 85: 35 Bty joined the Regt.  
  29 Mar 85: Regt became the first "square" Rapier unit, with 4 missile btys. 2 tracked and 2 towed btys, each of 12 fire units 11, 35, 42 and 53 LAA Btys
Towed Rapier (35 Bty & 42 Bty), Tracked Rapier (11 Bty & 53 Bty).
  Jun - ? 87: Northern Ireland  
  Jun - Dec 90: Cyprus UN  
1992.06 England: Rapier Bks, Kirton-in-Lindsey:   
  Jun 92: 11 Bty remained in Germany with 16 Regt. 20 Bty joined from 16 Regt 20, 35, 42 and 53 LAA Btys
Rapier; Javelin (20 Bty)
  Apr 93: Re-titled 22nd Regiment Royal Artillery  
  Apr - ? 93: Northern Ireland  (Not 20 Bty)  
  31 Mar 94: 15 Bty joined the Regt as Headquarters Bty 15/HQ, 20, 35, 42 and 53 LAA Btys
  May - ? 97: Northern Ireland (35 Bty)  
  ? 1998 - Kirton-in-Lindsey (Napier Lines)  
  May - ? 99 - Cyprus UN ? 1998 - Rapier FSB2.
  ? 2000 - Sierra Leone (20 Bty)  
  Jun - Dec 03 - Cyprus UN  
  May 2003 - Northen Ireland (NIBAT) (20 Bty)  
  Mar 2004 - Suspended Animation  
     

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