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3rd Regiment RHA

3rd Field Regiment Royal Horse Artillery
Dates Locations Batteries - Equipment
     
1947.04 Germany: Crerra Bks, Oldenburg  D, J and M Fd Btys RHA. 25pdr / SPs
1948.04 Germany: Caithness Bks, Verden  D, J and M Fd   Btys RHA. 25pdr / SPs
1950.11 Germany: Dennis Bks, Munsterlager (D & J Btys) D, J and M Fd Btys RHA. Sexton: part of 7th Armoured Div
  Jan 51: Knockenhaus Bks, Munsterlager (M Bty)  
  Jul 52: Dennis Bks, Munsterlager (M Bty)  
1953.11 England:  D, J and M Fd   Btys RHA
1954.02 Egypt: Waterloo Camp, Fayid D, J and M Fd Btys RHA. Sexton
  Jul 54: Homs, Libya (J Bty)  
  Oct 55: El Ballah, Egypt (Not J Bty)  
1956.03 Libya: Homs D, J and M Fd Btys RHA. Sexton
1957.05 England: Wing Bks, Bulford D, J and M Fd Btys RHA. 5.5” Gun
  1 Feb 58: C Bty joined from 5 RHA and M Bty went into suspended animation C, D and J Fd Btys RHA
1959.04 England: Cambrai/Cachy Bks, Perham Down  C, D and J Fd Btys RHA. 5.5” Gun
  Sep 60: Aden: Seederseer Lines (C Bty)  
  Sep 60: Re-equipped with 105mm Pack Howitzer 105mm Pack Howitzer
1961.09 Kenya, Alanbrooke Bks, Gil Gil; Aden: Seederseer Lines (C Bty) C, D and J Fd Btys RHA. 105mm Pack Howitzer
  Dec 1961: Renamed 3rd Air-Portable Regiment Royal Horse Artillery C, D and J Btys RHA
  Jan - Aug 62: Aden: Seederseer Lines (J Bty)  
  Aug 62 - Feb 63: Aden: Seederseer Lines (D Bty)  
  Feb - Jul 63: Aden: Seederseer Lines (C Bty)  
  Jul 63 - Jan 64: Aden: Seederseer Lines (J Bty)  
  Jan - ? 64: Aden: Seederseer Lines (D Bty)  
  Jan 64: Trouble broke out in Zanzibar, 3 RHA put down the revolt  
  Mar 1964: Renamed 3rd Light Regiment Royal Horse Artillery C, D and J Lt Btys RHA
1964.09 England: Airfield Camp, Netheravon  C, D and J Lt  Btys RHA. 105mm Pack Howitzer
1965.04 Germany: Hobart Bks, Detmold  
  May 1965: Renamed 3rd Medium Regiment Royal Horse Artillery C, D and J Med Btys RHA. Abbot
  1965: Borneo (3 Loc Troop)  
  Apr 1966: Renamed 3rd Field Regiment Royal Horse Artillery C, D and J Fd Btys RHA
1970.05 England: Kirkee Bks, Colchester  C, D and J Fd Btys RHA. 105mm Pack Howitzer: Sp to 19 Infantry Bde
  7 Sep 70 - 21 Jan 71: Northern Ireland (Rural Tour)  
  1 - 15 Jul 70: Northern Ireland (Rural Tour)  
  21 Jul - 17 Aug 71: Northern Ireland Tour (Ballykelly)  
  28 Dec 71 - 27 Apr 72: Northern Ireland, East Belfast (Andersonstown/Lower Falls).  
  1 Sep - 16 Nov 72: Northern Ireland, Londonderry  
1973.02 Hong Kong: Borneo Lines, Sek Kong Camp  
  Feb 73: Renamed 3rd Light Regiment Royal Horse Artillery C, D and J Lt Btys RHA. 5.5” Gun (? Bty)
1975.03 England: Hopton Bks, Devizes  
  Mar 1975: Renamed 3rd Medium Regiment Royal Horse Artillery C, D and J Med Btys RHA. 5.5” Gun
  Sep 1975: M Bty reformed and equipped with 105mm Pack Howitzer C, D, J and M Med Btys RHA. 5.5” Gun & 105mm Pack Howitzer
  24 Jan – 25 May 76: Northern Ireland, Belfast (North Queen Street)  
  Dec 1977: Suspended Animation  
  C Bty to Germany: Mansergh Bks, Gutersloh  Swingfire
  D Bty to Germany: Haig Bks, Hohne  Swingfire
  J Bty to Germany: Barker Bks, Paderborn Swingfire
  M Bty to Germany: West Riding Bks, Dortmund  Swingfire
     
Reformed
1984.04 Reformed as 3rd Field Regiment Royal Horse Artillery  
1984.04 Germany: Barker Bks, Paderborn C, D and J Fd Btys RHA. Abbot
  Apr to ? 85: C Bty - Northern Ireland  
  Nov 1988: Cyprus UN Tour
1990.02 England: Kirkee Bks, Colchester C, D and J Fd   Btys RHA. FH70
1993.07 England: Alanbrooke Bks, Topcliffe FH70
  Jul 93: N Bty joined Regt from 2 Field Regt, M Bty reformed as M/HQ Bty
   
C, D, J, N and M/HQ Btys RHA
  Dec 93: Re-titled 3rd Regiment Royal Horse Artillery  
  Apr 1991: Belize (D Bty)  
  Apr 1991: Northern Ireland (C Bty)  
  Oct 1992: Northern Ireland  
  Sep 94: Re-equipped with AS90 AS90
  Sep 96 - Apr 97: Northern   Ireland Tour  
1998.07 Germany: Caen Bks, Hohne C, D, J, N and M/HQ Btys RHA. AS90
  1998 - 1999: Bosnia 'Op Palatine' Part of regiment deployed
  Jan to ? 99: Bosnia  
  1999: N Bty amalgamated with L Bty and joined 1 RHA.  
  Dec 00 - Jun 01: Bosnia (C) / Kosovo (D & M/HQ) 'Op Resolute'  
  Mar 03 - ??: Gulf War, Iraq 'Op Telic 1'  
  Dec 03 - ??: Cyprus UN 'Op Tosca'  
  2005 - 06: Iraq 'Op Telic 7'  
  2007 - 08: Iraq 'Op Telic 11' Part of regiment deployed
  2008: Afghanistan 'Op Herrick 8' Part of regiment deployed
  2008: Iraq 'Op Telic 12' Part of regiment deployed
     
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

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