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24th Regiment RA

24th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment Royal Artillery
Dates Locations Batteries - Equipment
1947.04.01

RHQ 33rd Field Regiment RA was re-titled RHQ 24th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA, with 2, 51 and 128 LAA Btys redesignated from 101, 109 Fld Btys and 113 Bty of 113/114 Fld Bty (pers from 113/114 Fld Bty), respectively (51 Bty ex cadre).  
1947.04 England: The Barracks, Trowbridge 2, 51 and 128 LAA Btys
mobile 3.75, static rebarrelled 4.5, turreted 5.25 (and a single 25pdr)
  1 Sep 48: Reduced to cadre  
  15 Sep 48: Reformed as 24th Heavy Anti Aircraft Regiment Royal Artillery  2, 51 and 128 HAA Btys
c1949-53 England: Garrison Bks, Sheerness: 51 & 128 Btys; Hoath Lane Camp, Gillingham: 2 Bty 2, 51 and 128 HAA Btys
  15 Apr 55: Reduced to cadre at Sheerness  
1955.07 England: Durranhill Camp: Carlisle   
  2 Jul 55: Reformed as 24th Medium Regiment RA with 2, 51 and 128 Bty's resus from pers of RHQ 59th Medium Regt RA and 113, 132 and 195 Btys, equipped with 5.5" Gun. 2, 51 and 128 Med Btys
5.5” Gun
1956.01 Germany: Wyvern Bks, Luneburg 2, 51 and 128 Med Btys
5.5” Gun
1958.01 Germany: Assaye Bks, Neinburg 2, 51 and 128 Med Btys
5.5” Gun
  20 Jan 58: 76 Bty ex 30th HAA Regt joined the Regt, 128 Bty placed in suspended animation 2, 51 and 76 Med Btys
  Jun 60: Re-organised as a composite regt designated 24th Regiment RA 2, 51 and 76 Btys
  Aug 60: 34 Bty (resus late of 12th LAA Regt RA) joined the Regt 2 & 34 Hy, 51 & 76 Msl Btys
Honest John (76 & 51 Bty), 8" Howitzer  (2 & 34 Bty)
  15 Sep 60: Retitled 24th Missile Regiment RA  
1962.01 Germany: Barker Bks, Paderborn 2 & 34 Hy, 51 & 76 Msl Btys
Honest John (76 & 51 Bty), 8" Howitzer  (2 & 34 Bty)
  c1969?: Hy Btys converted to M110 (2 Bty & 34 Bty) Honest John (76 & 51 Bty), M110 (2 & 34 Bty)
  31 Jul 72: 2 Hy Bty placed in S/A to resus 34 Bty from JLRRA  
  1 Nov 72: 34 Bty to 45th Medium Regt RA  
1972.11 Germany: Ubique Bks, Dortmund  51 & 76 Msl Btys
Honest John
  20 Nov 19 Bty ex 39th Missile Regt RA, joined the Regt 19, 51 and 76 Msl Btys
  1975: 51 Bty to 50 Regt 19 and 76 Msl Btys
  31 Mar 1977: Regiment placed in Suspended Animation. 76 Bty to 26 Regt, 19 Bty to 50 Regt.  
     

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