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42nd Regiment RA

42nd Field Regiment Royal Artillery
Dates Locations Batteries - Equipment
1947.04.01 RHQ 16th Field Regiment RA was retitled RHQ 42nd Field Regiment RA with 68, 87 and 179 Fld Btys redesignated from 27, 34 Fld Btys, and 72 Bty of 72/86 Fld Bty respectively.  
1947.04 England: ? Bks, Orrell  68, 87 and 179 Fld Btys
25pdr
1948 Germany: Crookenden Bks, Essen  68, 87 and 179 Fld Btys
25pdr
1953.09 England: Plumer Bks, Crown Hill, Plymouth 68, 87 and 179 Fld Btys
25pdr: for re-equipping and leave
  13 Nov 53: sailed from Princes Landing Stage on HMT "Empire Fowey"  
1953.12 Korea 68, 87 and 179 Fld Btys
25pdr: replaced 20 Regt RA
1955.01 Hong Kong: Sek Kong Camp 68, 87 and 179 Fld Btys
25pdr
1956.01 Wales: Cwrt-y-Gollen Camp, Crickhowell 68, 87 and 179 Fld Btys
25pdr
1957.08 England: Royal Citadel, Plymouth  68, 87 and 179 Fld Btys
25pdr
  1 Oct 58: 179 Bty S/A (disb 1/1/62), replaced by 94 Bty (resus, late of 54 Regt) 68, 87 and 94 Fld Btys
  1 Jan 59: 87 Bty S/A, 49 Bty joined ex 23rd Field Regt RA 49, 68 and 94 Fld Btys
1960.05 Cyprus: Karalos Camp, Famagusta 49, 68 and 94 Fld Btys
25pdr
  24 Aug - 18 Oct 60: Libya: Cyrenica on Ex Triangle?  
  1961: Slim Bks Dhekelia  
1962.10 Wales: Llanion Bks, Pembroke Dock 49, 68 and 94 Fld Btys
  Oct 1962: Converted to 42nd Medium Regiment Royal Artillery 49, 68 and 94 Med Btys
5.5” Gun
1964.05 Germany: Churchill Bks, Lippstadt  49, 68 and 94 Med Btys
5.5” Gun
  Jun 67: Re-equipped with M109 M109
1969.02 England: Hopton Bks, Devizes 49, 68 and 94 Med Btys
5.5” Gun
  10 Feb 69: 68 Bty S/A, 18 Bty joined from 18 Regt as a med bty 18, 49 and 94 Med Btys
HQ Bty formed
  Mar 69: Renamed 42nd Field Regiment Royal Artillery  
  4 Apr - 4 May 70: Northern Ireland Tour - Belfast  
  26 Sep - 14 Dec 70: Northern Ireland – Rural Tour  
  6 - 16 Jul 71: Northern Ireland Tour - Belfast  
  8 - 31 Aug 71: Northern Ireland Tour - Ballykinler  
1971.11 Germany: St Barbara Bks, Fallingbostel 18, 49 and 94 Hy Btys
M107
  Nov 1971: Renamed 42nd Heavy Regiment Royal Artillery  
  8 Jul - 9 Nov 73: Northern Ireland Tour - Belfast (City Centre)  
  4 Nov 75 - 8 Mar 76: Northern Ireland - Londonderry  
  25 Feb 1977: Disbanded and placed into Suspended Animation  
     

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