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26th Regiment RA

26th Field Regiment Royal Artillery
Dates Locations Batteries - Equipment
1947.04.01 RHQ 4th Field Regiment RA at Malaya (Various Locations)/ Selarang Bks, Singapore re-titled 26th Field Regiment RA, with 16, 17 and 159 Fld Btys from 7 Fld Bty, 14 Bty of 14/66 Fld Bty, and 66 Bty of 14/66 Bty  
1947.04 Malaya: Various Locations/ Selarang Bks, Singapore 16, 17 and 159 Fld Btys
25pdr
1951.04 Libya: ? Bks, Tripoli 16, 17 and 159 Fld Btys
25pdr
  1951: Derna Camp, Homs  
1951.11 Egypt: Suez (Moascar, Geneifa, Tel-el-Kebir) 16, 17 and 159 Fld Btys
25pdr: part of 1st Infantry Div
1955.02 England: Ross Bks, Shorncliffe  16, 17 and 159 Fld Btys
25pdr
  Jun - Nov 58: Cyprus: Famagusta  
  1 Nov 59: 159 Bty into S/A 16 and 17 Fld Btys
1960.07 Malaya: Terendak Camp 16 and 17 Fld Btys
25pdr
  1961: Joined 28th Commonwealth Bde  
  1 Jan 62: Re-titled 26th Airportable Regiment RA  
  ? 1962: 105mm Pack Howitzer 105mm Pack Howitzer
1963.07 England: Horseshoe Bks, Shoeburyness  16 and 17 Fld Btys
  Ju1 59: 159 Bty resusitated  
  1 Aug 63: Re-titled 26th Medium Regiment RA, equipped with 5.5" Howitzer 16, 17 and 159 Med Btys
5.5” Gun
  Feb - Jul 64 - Cyprus: Paphos area/Nicosia; from April under UN command  
1965.12 Germany: Campbell  Bks, Hohne   
  1 Dec 65: Re-titled 26th Field Regiment RA, equipped with Abbot 16, 17 and 159 Fd Btys
Abbot
1971.08 England: Roberts Bks, Larkhill (Support Regiment) 16, 17 and 159 Fd Btys
Equipped by School
  Aug 71: 13 Bty (AMF (L)) ex 49th Field Regt RA joined the Regiment 13, 16, 17 and 159 Fd Btys
  Nov-Dec 1971: Carried out Guard Duties at Windsor Castle   
  Aug 74: 13 Bty (AMF (L)) moved to 19 Field Regiment RA  
1974.08 Germany: West Riding Bks, Dortmund  16, 17 and 159 Fld Btys
M109 & M110
  6 Aug - 4 Dec 75: Northern Ireland, Long Kesh/Lurgan  
  1977: 76 Bty joined the Regt 16, 17, 76 and 159 Fld Btys
  Jul - Aug 77: Canada, BATUS  
  29 Nov 77 - 31 Mar 78: Northern Ireland, Lurgan/Maze  
  1982: 76 Bty moved to 39 Regt 16, 17 and 159 Fld Btys
1984.11 England: Baker Bks, Thorney Island  16, 17 and 159 Fld Btys
FH70
  Jul 86: 43 Bty from 94 Regt 16, 17, 43 and 159 Fld Btys
1990.04 Germany: Mansergh Bks, Gutersloh  16, 17, 43 and 159 Fld Btys
M109
  Feb 1990 - Northern Ireland (43 & 159 Bty)  
  Oct 1990 - Gulf War (16 & 159 Btys)  
  Oct 1992 - Northern Ireland (17 Bty)  
  Oct 1992 - 43 Bty to 47 Regt 16, 17 and 159 Fld Btys
  Apr 93: Retitled 26th Regiment Royal Artillery  
  Sep 93: 127 & 55 (HQ) Bty's joined the Regt from the disbanded 49 Regt RA 16, 17, 55 (HQ), 127 and 159 Fld Btys
  Oct 1993 - Northern Ireland  
  Jul 1994: Equipped with AS90 AS90
  Sep 1994 - Bosnia (Radar Troop)  
  Dec 1995 - Bosnia  
  Jan 1998 - Bosnia (16 & 159 Btys)  
  Sep 99 - 2000: Kosovo (16/159 & 127/17 Btys) Op Agricola 2  
  2000 - 2001: Bosnia; Op Palatine  Part of regiment deployed
  2001 - 2001: Kosovo; Op Agricola  Part of regiment deployed
  Jan 2002 - Bosnia (? Bty) / Kosovo (? Bty)  
  2003: Iraq 'Op Telic 1'  Part of regiment deployed
  Nov 03 - 2004: Iraq 'Op Telic 3'   
  Dec 04 - 2005: Cyprus UN 'Op Tosca'  
  2006: Iraq 'Op Telic 8' Part of regiment deployed
  2008 - 2009: Afghanistan 'Op Herrick 9' Part of regiment deployed
  2009 - 2009: Iraq 'Op Telic 13' Part of regiment deployed
     

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