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29th Regiment RA

29th Field Regiment Royal Artillery
Dates Locations Batteries - Equipment
1947.04.01 RHQ 25th Field Regiment RA redesignated 29th Field Regiment RA, with 8, 79 and 145 Fld Btys from 12, 31 and 58 Btys respectively.   
1947.04 Location Unknown: 8, 79 and 145 Fld Btys
25pdr
  1 May 47: Pers to RHQ 17th Field Regiment RA with 24, 40 and 41 Btys – presumably reorganised.  
1948.07 Germany: Dorset Bks, Kiel  8, 79 and 145 Fld Btys
25pdr
1951 England: Brancepeth Camp, Durham  8, 79 and 145 Fld Btys
25pdr
  1951: Renamed 29th Medium Regiment Royal Artillery  
1951.11 Cyprus: (?) 8, 79 and 145 Fld Btys
25pdr
1952.01 Egypt: Geneifa, Fayid, Suez  8, 79 and 145 Fld Btys
25pdr: Part of 3rd Infantry Div
1954.09 Germany: Caernarvon Bks, Dusseldorf  8, 79 and 145 Fld Btys
25pdr
1957 England: Chiseldon Camp, Swindon  8, 79 and 145 Fld Btys
25pdr
1957.05 Cyprus: Karaolos Camp 8, 79 and 145 Fld Btys
Internal security operations
  Mar 59: Reverted to its role as a gunner regiment and was re-equipped with 25 pounders 25pdr
  Feb 60: Advance party of the regiment left Cyprus   
  26 May 60: Main body sailed on 'Devonshire' for UK   
1960.06 England: Royal Citadel, Plymouth 8, 79 and 145 Fld Btys
25pdr
  1 Jan 62: Reorganised as 29th Commando Light Regiment RA. 8 Bty to S/A (to 95th Commando Regt RA), 20 Bty resuscitated ex 21st Medium Regiment.  
  May 1962: Re-equipped with 105mm Pack Howitzer 105mm Pack Howitzer
  1962 – 1963: Aden & Kuwait (Before May) 20, 79 and 145 Cdo Btys
  Apr 1963 - Singapore / Borneo  
  1 May 71: 20 Bty into suspended animation, personnel to 95th Commando FOU. 7 (Sphinx) and 8 (Alma) Btys joined from 95 Regt 7, 8, 79 and 145 Cdo Btys
  1974: Re-equipped with 105mm Light Gun 105mm Light Gun
  Jan 1975: 7 Bty moved to RM Condor, Arbroath.  
  ? 1975: Northern Ireland (79 Bty)  
  April 77: 145 Bty into suspended animation. 148 (Meiktila) Bty joined from 95 Regt, remained at Poole. 7(Arbroath), 8, 79 Cdo Btys and 148(Poole) FO Bty
  Sep 1977: Renamed 29th Commando Regiment Royal Artillery  
  ? 1982: Falklands War  
  ? 1990: Belize (7 Bty)  
  May 1991: Iraq  
  Nov 1991: Northern Ireland (79 Bty)  
  ? 1993 - Bosnia (148 Bty)  
  Mar 93: 23 Bty joined as HQ bty from 27 Regt

7(Arbroath), 8, 23/HQ, 79 Cdo Btys and 148(Poole) FO Bty
  May 1993 - Belize (7 Bty)  
  Oct 1994 - Kuwait (7 Bty)  
  Jan - Jun 95: Cyprus UN July 96 - Freedom of City of Plymouth
  Jun 1997 - Bosnia (79 Bty)  
  Sep 1998 - Northern Ireland (7 Bty)  
  May 2000 - Sierra Leone (8 Bty) 'Op Silkman'  
  Sep 2000 - Kosovo (7 Bty)  
  Dec 2001 - Afghanistan (7 Bty) 'Op Jacana'  
  Jan 2003 - Iraq 'Op Telic 1'  
  Oct 06 - Apr 07: Afghanistan: Op Herrick 5 3 Commando Brigade 
  Oct 08 - Apr 09: Afghanistan: Op Herrick 9 3 Commando Brigade 
  Apr - Oct 11: Afghanistan: Op Herrick 14 3 Commando Brigade 
     

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