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27th Regiment RA

27th Heavy Regiment Royal Artillery
Dates Locations Batteries - Equipment
1947.04.01

RHQ 1st Heavy Regiment RA at Godshall Park Camp, Twycross was retitled 27th Heavy Regiment RA, comprising 6, 23 and 112 Hy and 137 Super Hy Btys from 3, 5 and 28 Hy Btys and 16 Super Hy Bty, respectively.  
1947.04 England: Godshall Park Camp, Twycross 6, 23 and 112 Hy and 137 Super Hy Btys
1948 England: Winthorpe Camp, Newark   
  15 Sep 48: Absorbed 109 HAA Regt RA and converted to 27th Heavy Anti Aircraft Regiment RA 6, 23 and 112/137 HAA Btys
3.7” Gun
1948.09 England: York's & Lanc's Bks, Pontefract   
  11 May 49: Reorganised as 27th AA Regt with 6/23 HAA, 112/137 HAA, 119 LAA/SL Bty (late 119 LAA Bty of 34th AA Regt), and 21 AAFC Tp 6/23 HAA, 112/137 HAA, 119 LAA/SL Btys. 3.7” Gun
  17 Jun 49: 6/23 Bty de-linked: 23 HAA Bty remained but 6 HAA Bty joined 34th AA Regt 23 HAA, 112/137 HAA, 119 LAA/SL Btys
1949.07 Hong Kong: Various locations 23 & 112/137 HAA, 119 LAA/SL Btys
3.7” Gun, 40/70 Bofors & Searchlight
  1 Feb 50: Redesignated 27th HAA Regt RA 23, 112/137 & 119 HAA Btys
3.7” Gun
  29 Aug 52: 119 Bty to 34th LAA Regt RA, 6 Bty from 34 Regt 6, 23 and 112/137 HAA Btys
  1953: RHQ & 137 Bty at Stanley Fort. 23 Bty on Stonecutters Island and 6 Bty at Clear water Bay Kowloon.  
  1 May 54: 112/137 Bty de-linked: 112 Bty S/A (later in 94th Loc Regt RA), 137 HAA Bty remained regimented 6, 23 and 137 HAA Btys
1957.08 England: Birch Lines, Park Hall Camp, Oswestry   
  25 Sep 57: Re-titled 27th Guided Weapons Regiment RA, 137 Bty placed in suspended animation.  6 and 23 GW Btys
Corporal Missile
1959.03 England: Haig Lines, Crookham  6 and 23 GW Btys
Corporal Missile
1961.03 Germany: Napier Bks, Dortmund  6 and 23 GW Btys
Corporal Missile
  18 Mar 64: Redesignated 27th Army Missile Regiment RA  
1967.01 England: Hopton Bks, Devizes   
  1 Jan 67: Retitled 27th Medium Regiment RA and equipped with 5.5 Gun 6 and 23 Med Btys
5.5” Gun: Sp to 3rd Div   
  16 Feb 68: 132 Bty ex 6th Lt Regt RA joined the Regt as a med bty 6, 23 and 132 Med Btys
1969.02 Germany: Churchill Bks, Lippstadt 6, 23 and 132 Med Btys
M109: Sp to  4 Armd Div
  7 Sep 71 - 13 Jan 72: Northern Ireland, Enniskillen  
  31 Oct 72: 132 Bty moved to 39 Missile Regt RA. 2 Nov 56 Bty ex 50th Missile Regt RA joined the Regt and equipped with M110 6, 23 and 56 Med Btys
M109 and M110 (56 Bty)
  9 Apr - 7 Aug 75: Northern Ireland, Long Kesh.  
  Jan 77: Retitled 27th Field Regiment RA  
  1977: 21 Bty joined the Regt, equipped with Blowpipe 6, 21, 23 and 56 Btys
M109 and M110 (56 Bty), Blowpipe (21 Bty)
  28 Aug - 29 Nov 77: Northern Ireland, Lurgan/Maze  
  14 Jan - 16 May 80: Northern Ireland, Belfast (Ardoyne/City Centre) Dec 1977 – Blowpipe (21 Bty)
  Apr 82: 49 Bty from 47 Regt: 21 Bty joined 47 Regt: 56 Bty to 39 Regt 6, 23 and 49 Btys
  Nov 1985 - Northern Ireland (49 Bty)  
1986.03 England: Alanbrooke Bks, Topcliffe  6, 23 and 49 Btys
FH70: support to 24 Infantry Brigade
1990.08 Germany: Ubique Bks, Dortmund   
  Dec 1990 - Gulf War (23 Bty)  
  Jan 1992 - Northern Ireland  
  Jan 93: 6 Bty amalgamated with 36 Bty from 50 Missle Regt and as 6/36 Bty and moved to 40 Regt. 49 Bty to 40 Regt as HQ Bty  
  28 Mar 1993: Suspended Animation; 23 Bty to 29 Regt  
     

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