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40th Regiment RA

40th Field Regiment Royal Artillery
Dates Locations Batteries - Equipment
1947.04.01

RHQ 10th Field Regiment RA at West Riding Bks, Dortmund was retitled RHQ 40th Field Regiment RA with 78, 109 and 129 Fld Btys redesignated from 30, 46 Fld Btys, and 51 Bty of 51/54 Fld Bty respectively.  
1947.04 Germany: West Riding Bks, Dortmund  78, 109 and 129 Fld Btys
Sexton 25pdr then 25pdr
1954.10 Egypt: Suez (Geneifa) 78, 109 and 129 Fld Btys
25pdr
1955.02 Cyprus: Famagusta 78, 109 and 129 Fld Btys
25pdr
1958.03 Germany: Portsmouth Bks, Munster  78, 109 and 129 Fld Btys
25pdr
  1 Apr 58: 78 Bty S/A (later in 50th Regt RA), 109 Bty S/A, 137 (JAVA) Fld Bty resuscitated (late of 27th Field Regt RA) and 38 (SERINGAPATAM) Bty resuscitated (late of 15th Medium Regt RA). 38, 129 and 137 Fld Btys
  7 Feb 61: 129 Bty converted to a medium bty equipped with 5.5” Gun 38 & 137 Fld & 129 Med Btys
25 pdr & 5.5” Gun
1965.06 England: Wing Bks, Bulford  
  18 Jun 65: Redesignated 40th Light Regiment RA 38, 129 and 137 Lt Btys
105mm Pack Howitzer
  Sep 65 - 1966: Borneo: Various Locations  
1969.07 Germany: Mansergh Bks, Gutersloh   
  9 Aug 69: Redesignated 40th Field Regiment RA 38, 129 and 137 Fld Btys
Abbot 105mm Self propelled Gun
  22 Feb - 25 Jun 73: Northern Ireland Tour - Belfast (Ballymurphy)  
  3 Mar - 4 Jul 75: Northern Ireland Tour - Belfast (City Centre/Markets)  
  Feb 77: 49 (INKERMAN) Battery joined the regiment.  38, 49, 129 and 137 Fld Btys
  20 Sep 77 - 12 Jan 78: Northern Ireland (Ardoyne/New Lodge)  
1981.03 England: Kirkee Bks, Colchester  155mm FH70 Field Howitzer
  Mar 81: 49 (INKERMAN) Bty to 47 Regiment 38, 129 and 137 Fld Btys
  Mar - ? 82: Belize (38 Bty)  
  Apr - Dec 82: Falkland Islands (137 Bty) Apr 1982 - Light Gun (For Tours)
  Dec 82 - ?: Falkland Islands (129 Bty)  
1985.04 Germany: Haig Bks, Hohne 38, 129 and 137 Fld Btys
155mm M109 Self Propelled Howitzer
  Apr 85: Took under command 10 Air Defence Battery from 45 Regt 10 AD, 38, 129 & 137 Fld Btys
Javelin Missile System (10 Bty)
  Oct 87 - ?: Northern Ireland (137 Bty)  
  Oct 90 - Mar 91: Gulf War, fought in Iraq and Kuwait 7th Armoured Brigade
  11 Jan 93: Regiment reorganised as a result of 'Options for Change'. 10 Bty to 47 Regt, 6/36 Fld Bty joined, 49 Bty joined and was redesignated 49 HQ Bty  6/36, 38, 129, 137 Btys & 49 HQ Bty
155mm M109 Self Propelled Howitzer
  Apr 93: Renamed 40th Regiment Royal Artillery  
1993.05 Germany: Caen Bks, Hohne 6/36, 38, 129, 137 Btys & 49 HQ Bty
155mm M109 Self Propelled Howitzer
  Sep 1994 - Bosnia (Radar Troop)  
  Sep 94 - Mar 95: Radar Troop to former Yugoslavia as part of Op Grapple  
  Oct 94:  Regt handed over its M109's to the Austrian Army, re-equipped with 155mm AS90 Self Propelled Howitzer 155mm AS90 Self Propelled Howitzer
  Jan 95 - ?: Northern Ireland (Girdwood Roulemont Battalion)  
  Jan 96: Radar Troop deployed to Bosnia, part of IFOR along with fifty other members of the Regiment who were attached to 26 Regt  
  Jul - ? 97 - Bosnia SFOR
1998.08 England: Alanbrooke Bks, Topcliffe 6/36, 38, 129, 137 Btys & 49 HQ Bty
155mm AS90 Self Propelled Howitzer
  Jul 99 - Jan 00: Bosnia: Op Palatine SFOR
  Jul -? 01: Bosnia/Macedonia (129 Bty), Kosovo (6/36 Bty) Op Agricola  
  Jul - ? 03: Iraq 'Op Telic 1' Part of regiment deployed
  2003: Iraq 'Op Telic 2'  
  Jun - ? 04: Cyprus (UN) 'Op Tosca'  
  2006 - 2007: Iraq 'Op Telic 9'   
2008.09 Northern Ireland: Theipval Barracks, Lisburn 6/36, 38, 137 Btys & 49 HQ Bty
Light Gun: Sp to 19 Light Brigade
  Apr - Oct 09: Afghanistan: Op Herrick 10 19 Light Brigade 
  2012: Disbanded??  
  will be removed from the ORBAT by October 2015  
     

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