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47th Regiment RA

  47th Coast Regiment Royal Artillery  
Dates Locations Batteries - Equipment
1947.04.01 RHQ 4th Coast Training Regiment RA retitled RHQ 47th Coast Training Regiment RA with 4, 19, 31, 223 and 340 Coast Trg Btys redesignated from 2 Coast Bty (resus from personnel from 290 Coast Training Bty), and 6, 10,23 and 469 Coast Training Btys, respectively.  
1947.04 ?? 4, 19, 31, 223 & 340 Coast Trg Btys
  Apr 48: 340 bty disbanded 4, 19, 31, 223 Coast Trg Btys
  1 May 48: redesignated 47th Coast Regiment RA, 233 Bty converted to 223 Maint Bty  
  1 Jun 48: 223 Maint Bty became 223 (Indep) Maint Bty (disbanded 1/3/57, complete by 31/3/57) 4, 19, 31 Coast Btys
1950? England: Norton Bks, Worcester  4, 19, 31 Coast Btys
  15 Aug 50: 31 Bty became independent (see 72nd LAA Regt RA)  
  1 Nov 50: 3 Bty joined ex 16th LAA Regt RA 3, 4, 19 Coast Btys
1951? England: Dover Castle 3, 4, 19 Coast Btys
1951.02 England: Royal Citadel, Plymouth 3, 4, 19 Coast Btys
  15 Mar 51: 19 Bty reduced to cadre and reformed as 19 Hy Bty of 39th Hy Regt RA 3 & 4 Coast Btys
  Apr 1951: Renamed 47th Light Anti Aircraft Regiment RA 3 & 4 LAA Btys
  28 Aug 52: 31 Bty returned ex 72nd LAA Regt RA 3, 4 & 31 LAA Btys
  1 Apr 56: RHQ and 3, 4 and 31 Btys S/A (complete by 31/12/56)  
     
  Reformed  
1957.03.01 Reformed as 47th Guided Weapons Regt (Fd) RA with 3, 4 and 31 GW Btys. Became the first GW regiment in the British army and were equipped with the Corporal missile.   
1957.03 England: Haig Lines, Crookham  3, 4 and 31 GW Btys
Corporal Missile
1958.09 or 1959.03 Germany: Napier Bks, Dortmund  3, 4 and 31 GW Btys
Corporal Missile
  Jan 60: 31 Bty to JLR 3 & 4 GW Btys
  18 Mar 64: redesignated 47th Missile Regiment RA 3 & 4 Msl Btys
1965.10 England: Staindrop or Barford? Camp, Barnard Castle  
  4 Oct 65: renamed 47th Light Regiment RA 3 & 4 Lt Btys
105mm Pack Howitzer
  Oct 65: 31 Bty resus ex 34th LAA Regt RA 3, 4 and 31 Lt Btys
  1965:  HQ Bty formed  
  Dec 1966 - Bahrain (Hamalah Camp) (4 Bty only), a gun sub was stationed up country in Aden on a rotating deployment  
1967.02 England: Denbury Camp, Newton Abbot: 4 Bty Bahrain 3, 4 and 31 Lt Btys
105mm Pack Howitzer
  Jun 1967: Aden: BP Camp Little Aden (3 and 31 Btys)  
1967.09 England: Rawlinson Bks, Denbury  3, 4 and 31 Lt Btys
105mm Pack Howitzer
1969.04 England: Houndstone Camp, Yeovil  3, 4 and 31 Lt Btys
105mm Pack Howitzer
  ? 1969 - Sharjah (3 Bty)  
  Nov 1969 - Northern Ireland (4 Bty & 31 Bty)  
  ? 1970 -- Northern Ireland (3 Bty)  
  20 Jan 71: 31 Bty became a Med Bty (5.5” Gun)  
1971.02 Hong Kong: Borneo Lines, Sek Kong Camp 3, 4 Lt and 31 Med Btys
105 Pack Howitzers and 5.5” Gun
1973.02 England: Kirkee Bks, Colchester 19 Infantry Bde
  2 Apr 73: 31 Bty became a Light Bty 3, 4 and 31 Lt Btys
105mm Pack Howitzer
  16 Jul -16 Nov 73: Northern Ireland Tour - Londonderry (City Centre/Victoria Bks/Drumahoe/Bogside/Brandywell)  
  Nov 74 - Feb 75?: Northern Ireland (4 Bty)  
  27 Sep 75 - 24 Jan 76: Northern Ireland, Belfast (Ardoyne/New Lodge)  
  ? 1976: Equipped with 105mm Light Gun 105mm Light Gun
  11 Oct 77 - 13 Feb 78: Northern Ireland, Belfast (City Centre/Markets)  
  Dec 77: C Bty joined regiment C, 3, 4 and 31 Lt Btys
  Oct 79 - ?: Belize (4 Bty)  
1981.03 Germany: Mansergh Bks, Gutersloh   
  Mar 81: renamed 47th Field Regiment RA C, 3, 4 and 31 Fld Btys
Abbot
  Mar 81: 49 Bty joined from 40 Regiment C, 3, 4, 31 and 49 Fld Btys
  Apr 82: 49 Bty to 27 Regiment: 21 Bty joined from 27 Regiment C, 3, 4, 21 and 31 Fld Btys
  May 1982 - Falklands (21 Bty)  
  Oct 83 - ?: Northern Ireland (31 Bty)  
  Apr 84: C Bty to 3 RHA 3, 4, 21 and 31 Fld Btys
  ? 1985: 21 Bty equipped with Javelin Abbot & Javelin (21 Bty)
  Oct to ?: Northern Ireland (3 Bty)  
1989.04 England: Baker Bks, Thorney Island  3, 4, 21 and 31 Fld Btys
FH70 & Javelin (21 Bty)
  ? 1990 - Northern Ireland  
  Oct 90 - ?: Gulf (Troop of 21 Bty)  
  Jan 91 - ?: Gulf (3 Bty)  
  Apr 91 - ?: Gulf (31 Bty)  
  Oct 92: 43 Bty joined from 26 Regiment 3, 4, 21, 31 and 43 Fld Btys
  Dec 92: Equipped with SP HVM & LML HVM (21 Bty).  SP HVM & LML HVM (21 Bty)
  Jan 93: 10 Bty joined from 40 Regiment 3, 4, 10, 21, 31 & 43 Fld Btys
  Jan 93 - ?: Northern Ireland  
  Apr 93: Redesignated 47th Regiment RA  
  Apr 93: 4 Bty to 5 Regt & 3 Bty to 4 Regt. 31 Bty redesignated as HQ Bty 10, 21, 31(HQ) & 43 Btys
  Jan 1994 - Northern Ireland  
  Oct 94 - ?: Northern Ireland (43 & 10 Bty)  
  Jul 95 to ?: Bosnia (21 Bty)  
  Jul 96 to ?: Northern Ireland  
  1996: 21 Bty moves to Colchester to become a parachute Bty but remains under command 47 Regt  
  Dec 98 - ?: Cyprus UN Tour  
  Mar 99 - ?: Macedonia / Kosovo (P Troop 31 Bty)  
  Jun - Dec 99: Cyprus – UN Tour  
  Sep 99: 25/170 Bty joined from 19 Regiment 10, 21 Para, 25/170, 31/HQ and 43 Btys
HVM
  Oct 00 - ?: - Northern Ireland (10 Bty).  
  Dec 01 - ?: Afghanistan (21 Bty)  
  Dec 03 - ?: Cyprus UN  
     

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