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45th Regiment RA

45th Field Regiment Royal Artillery
Dates Locations Batteries - Equipment
1947.04.01 RHQ 32nd Field Regiment RA retitled RHQ 45th Field Regiment RA with 70, 116 and 176 Fld Btys redesignated from 107, 115 and 120 Fld Btys respectively.   
1947.04 Germany: Sheil Bks, Verden:  70, 116 and 176 Fld Btys
25pdr
1948.01 England: Otterburn 70, 116 and 176 Fld Btys
25pdr
1950 England: Colchester 70, 116 and 176 Fld Btys
25pdr
1950.11 Korea 70, 116 and 176 Fld Btys
25pdr: 29th Infantry Brigade Group
  1950: 170 Bty joined regiment, equipped with 4.2” Mortar.  
  8 Nov 51: Gun positions were taken over by 14th Field Regt RA  
1951.11 Hong Kong 70, 116 and 176 Fld Btys
25pdr
1953.11 England: Kirkee Bks, Colchester  70, 116 and 176 Fld Btys
25pdr
1954.08 Germany: West Riding Bks, Dortmund  70, 116 and 176 Fld Btys
25pdr
  1 Jan 59: 116 Bty S/A (disbanded 1/1/62)  
  1 Feb 59: 170 Bty resus (late of 61st Fld Regt RA). About now 2 Loc Tp resus at Larkhill from personnel of 2 FO Tp 70, 170 and 176 Fld Btys
1959.12 Hong Kong: Gun Club Bks, Kowloon 70, 116 and 176 Fld Btys
25pdr
   6 Jan 61: 170 Bty became a med Bty witth 5.5" gun 25pdr & 5.5" gun
1961.09 Germany: Moore Bks, Dortmund  70, 176 Fld & 170 Med Btys
25pdr & 5.5" gun
1963.03 England: Horseshoe Bks, Shoeburyness  70, 176 Fld & 170 Med Btys
25pdr & 5.5" gun
  May 63: Regt equipped as a light regt  
1963.07 Malaya: Terendak Camp 70, 176 Lt & 170 Med Btys
105mm (70 & 176 Bty) 5.5" (170 Bty)
  Nov 63: 4.2" Mortar (170 Bty) 105mm (70 & 176 Bty) 4.2" (170 Bty)
  18 Mar 64: Redesignated 45th Light Regiment RA  
  May to Oct 64: Aden? Borneo  
1966.01 England: Horseshoe Bks, Shoeburyness  
  20 Jan 66: Renamed 45th Medium Regiment Royal Artillery 70, 176 & 170 Med Btys
5.5" gun
1967.02 Germany: Ubique Bks, Dortmund  70, 176 & 170 Med Btys
M109
  Feb 69: 70 Bty S/A to resus 52 Bty (late of 18th Lt Regt RA). 18 Bty joined ex 18th Lt Regt RA, later had an HQ Bty 52, 176 & 170 Med Btys
  26 Jul - 25 Nov 71: Northern Ireland Tour – Drumahoe  
1972.10 Germany: Barker Bks, Paderborn  52, 176 & 170 Med Btys
M109
  1 Nov 72: 176 Bty to 39 Regt, 34 Hy Bty joined ex 24 Regt 34, 52 & 170 Med Btys
M110 (34 Bty) M109 (52 & 170 Bty)
  3 Jul - 6 Nov 74: Northern Ireland Tour - Belfast (City CentreBallymacarratt)  
  9 Jun - 10 Oct 76: Northern Ireland Tour - Belfast (City CentreBallymacarratt)  
  Jan 1977: Renamed 45th Field Regiment Royal Artillery  
  Sep 77: 10 Bty joined from 36 Regiment. 10, 34, 52 & 170 Fd Btys
1978.01 Germany: Haig Bks, Hohne  10, 34, 52 & 170 Fd Btys
M110 (34 Bty) M109 (52 & 170 Bty)
  Jan 1978 - Blowpipe (10 Bty) Blowpipe (10 Bty)
  26 Jul - 27 Nov 79: Northern Ireland Tour based at Lurgan/HMP Maze/Portadown  
  Nov 79 - ?: Northern Ireland (52 Bty)  
  Apr 82: 34 Bty to 39 Regiment and 94 Bty joined from 49 Regiment 10, 52, 94 & 170 Fd Btys
  Apr 85: 10 Bty moved to 40 Regiment.  
1985.04 England: Kirkee Bks, Colchester  52, 94 & 170 Fd Btys
FH70
  Apr 86 - ?: Belize (170 Bty)  
  Oct 87 - ?: Belize (Holdfast Camp - 52 Bty)  
  1988 - Northern Ireland (170 Bty & 94 Bty)  
1990.01 Germany: Barker Bks, Paderborn  52, 94 & 170 Fd Btys
Abbot
  Jan - Jun 92: Northern Ireland  
  31 May 1993 – Suspended Animation  
     

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