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32nd Regiment RA

32nd Medium Regiment Royal Artillery
Dates Locations Batteries - Equipment
1947.04.01 RHQ 7th Medium Regiment RA redesignated RHQ 32nd Medium Regiment RA with 74 and 98 Med Btys from 25 Bty of 25/26 Med Bty and 27 Bty of 27/28 Med Bty, respectively  
1947.04 Germany: Münchengladbach  74 and 98 Med Btys
5.5” Gun
1948 Scotland: Gordon Bks, Aberdeen  74 and 98 Med Btys
5.5” Gun
1952 Hong Kong: Gun Club Bks 74 and 98 Med Btys
5.5” Gun
  Feb 53 - ?: 74 Bty independent in Korea  
  21 Apr - 16 Dec 54: 98 Bty independent in Korea  
1955 England: Barford Camp, Barnard Castle  74 and 98 Med Btys
5.5” Gun
1956 England: Durranhill Camp, Carlisle. 74 and 98 Med Btys
5.5” Gun
  1958: 98 Bty into S/A, 46 Bty joined ex 44th HAA Regt RA 46 and 74 Med Btys
  1 Aug or Dec 58: 50 Bty joined ex 23rd Fld Regt RA as a med bty. 46, 50 and 74 Med Btys
1959.01 Hong Kong: Whitfield Barracks, Kowloon or Gun Club Bks, Kowloon 46, 50 and 74 Med Btys
1961.11 Germany: West Riding Bks, Dortmund  46, 50 and 74 Med Btys
  31 Dec 61: 50 Bty S/A  
  1 Jan 62: Redesignated as 32nd Regiment RA, became a support regiment.  46 and 74 Btys
No guns (Nuclear Supply Regiment)
1963.05 England: B Camp, Barton Stacey 46 and 74 Btys
  1963: 50 Bty resuscitated, 46 Bty became a med bty 46, 50 and 74 Med Btys
  2 Dec 63: Became a general support regiment (local title ‘Queen Mary’s?)  
  18 Mar 64: Redes as 32nd Medium Regiment RA 46, 50 and 74 Med Btys
5.5" Gun
1965.05 Germany: Tofrek Bks, Hildesheim  46, 50 and 74 Med Btys
5.5" Gun
  1 Apr 66: Converted to 32nd Heavy Regiment RA, equipped with M107 46, 50 and 74 Hy Btys
M107 (175mm SP)
  5 Jan - 6 May 71: Northern Ireland, Belfast  
  14 Aug 72: 50 Bty S/A, 171 Hy Bty joined ex 39th Missile Regt RA 46, 74 and 171 Hy Btys
1972.11 England: Wing Bks, Bulford  
  20 Nov 72: Converted to 32nd Light Regiment RA, equipped with 105mm Gun 46, 74 and 171 Lt Btys
105mm Pack Howitzer
  2 May - 5 Sep 73: Northern Ireland - Long Kesh  
  9 Oct 74 - 4 Feb 75: Northern Ireland, Belfast (Ardoyne/New Lodge)  
  Mar 76: 12 Bty joined from 20 Regt 12, 46, 74 and 171 Lt Btys
  24 Sep 76 - 20 Jan 77: Northern Ireland, Belfast (Ardoyne/New Lodge)  
  Jan 78: Redesignated 32nd Guided Weapons Regiment RA, equipped with Swingfire 12, 46, 74 and 171 GW Btys
Swingfire
  Oct to ? 79: 171 Bty - Northern Ireland  
  Nov 81: 43 Bty joins from 20 Regt 12, 43, 46, 74 & 171 GW Btys
1982.03 England: Roberts Bks, Larkhill  12, 43, 46, 74 & 171 GW Btys
Swingfire
  1982: 5 Bty joins as AMF(L) bty. 5, 12, 43, 46, 74 & 171 Btys
Swingfire; 105mm Light Gun (5 Bty)
  ? 1982 - Gibraltar (43 Bty)  
  1948: 12 and 171 Btys S/A 5, 43, 46 & 74 Btys
1985.01 Germany: Moore Bks, Dortmund   
  Jan 85: Redesignated 32nd Heavy Regiment RA, equipped with M107 M107
  Jan 85: 43 Bty moved to 94 Regt.   
  Feb 85: 57 Bty joined from 94 Regt equipped with Drone 5, 46, 57 & 74 Btys
M107, Drone (57 Bty)
  Apr 85: 5 Bty moved to 94 Regt. 18 Bty joined from 5 Regt 18, 46, 57 and 74 Hy Btys
  Aug - ? 86: Northern Ireland (74 Bty)  
  Dec 1988 - Northern Ireland  
  Sep 1990 - M110 (For Gulf War)  
  Nov 1990 - Gulf War  
  Nov 1991 – M107  
  1993: Re-equipped with MLRS (18 & 74 Bty’s)  
  Apr 93: 57 Bty to 39 Regt  
  Sep 93: 22 Bty joined from 94 Regt, equipped with Drone  
1993.11 England: Roberts Bks, Larkhill  18, 22, 46 and 74 Btys
MLRS and Drone (22 Bty)
  Apr 1994 - Northern Ireland  
  Sep 1995 - Bosnia (22 Bty)  
  Dec 96 - Jun 97: Cyprus UN (Not 22 Bty)  
  Feb 98: 22 bty equipped with Phoenix MLRS and Phoenix (22 Bty)
  Jun 1999 - Macedonia/Kosovo (22 Bty)  
  ? 1999 - Northern Ireland (? Bty)  
  Dec 2001 - Cyprus UN  
  May 2003 - All Phoenix  
  Oct 2003 - Gulf (57 Bty)   
  Apr - Oct 06: Afghanistan: Op Herrick 4 - 1 Bty only 16 Air Assault Brigade 
  Oct 06 - Apr 07: Afghanistan: Op Herrick 5 - 1 Bty of UAVs 3 Commando Brigade 
  Apr - Oct 07: Afghanistan: Op Herrick 6 - 1 Bty of UAVs 12 Mechanised Brigade 
  Oct 07 - Apr 08: Afghanistan: Op Herrick 7 - 1 Bty of UAVs 52 Infantry Brigade 
  Apr - Oct 08: Afghanistan: Op Herrick 8 - 1 Bty of UAVs  16 Air Assault Brigade 
  Apr - Oct 09: Afghanistan: Op Herrick 10 - 1 Bty of UAVs  19 Light Brigade 
     

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