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49th Regiment RA

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. 49th Anti-Tank Regiment Royal Artillery .
1947.04.01 RHQ 24th Anti-Tank Regiment RA redesignated RHQ 49th Anti-Tank Regiment RA with 55, 127, 143 and 170 Btys from 22, 50, 56 and 70 Anti-Tank Btys, respectively .
1947.04 Germany: St Barbara Bks, Fallingbostel 55, 127, 143 & 170 Atk Btys SP & Towed 17pdr
1948.09 England: Norton Bks, Worcester 55, 127, 143 and 170 Atk Btys
. 1 Oct 48: 143 and 170 Btys converted to Fld Btys and equipped with 25pdr 55 & 127 Atk & 143 & 170 Fld Btys: SP & Towed 17 & 25 pdr
. 4 Aug 50: 170 Bty became 170 (Indep) Mortar Bty (Later in 61st Lt Regt) 55 & 127 ATk Btys and 143 Fld Bty
1950.11 England: Wemyss Bks, Canterbury 55 & 127 ATk & 143 Fld Btys SP & Towed 17pdr and 25 pdr
. 1 Nov 50: converted to 49th Field Regiment RA 55, 127 and 143 Fld Btys 25pdr
1951 England: Shorncliffe 55, 127 and 143 Fld Btys 25pdr
1951.11 Cyprus: Karaolos Camp, Famagusta 55, 127 and 143 Fld Btys 25pdr
1955 England: Kirkee-McMunn Bks, Colchester 55, 127 and 143 Fld Btys 25pdr
. Jun 55 - 55 Bty were the first artillery unit to use the new training area in Suffield, Canada (BATUS) .
1957.12 Hong Kong: Sek Kong Camp 55, 127 and 143 Fld Btys 25pdr
1961.03 Germany: Churchill Bks, Lippstadt 55, 127 and 143 Fld Btys 25pdr
. 15 Mar 61: RHQ personnel from RHQ 41st Fld Regt joined regiment .
. Mar 61: 143 Bty now a Med Bty, equipped with 5.5 Gun 55, 127 Fld and 143 Med Btys 25pdr & 5.5 Gun
1964.05 England: Piddlehinton, Dorchester 55, 127 Fld and 143 Med Btys 105mm Pack Howitzer: 5.5 Gun (143 Bty)
1964.08 Hong Kong: HQ at Fanling, 143 Bty at Dodwells Ridge Camp 55, 127 Fld and 143 Med Btys 105mm Pack Howitzer: 5.5 Gun (143 Bty)
. 30 Jun 65: Converted to 49th Light Regiment RA but 143 Bty still a med bty 55, 127 Lt and 143 Med Btys
. ? 1965: Borneo (not whole Regt) .
1966.09 England: Deerbolt Camp, Barnard Castle 55, 127 Lt and 143 Med Btys 105mm Pack Howitzer: 5.5 Gun (143 Bty)
. 20 Sep66: 143 Med Bty converted to a Lt bty 55, 127 and 143 Lt Btys 105mm Pack Howitzer
1968.01 England: Westdown Camp, Larkhill 55, 127 and 143 Lt Btys Equipped by School of Artillery
1968.07 England: Roberts Bks, Larkhill 55, 127 and 143 Lt Btys Equipped by School of Artillery
. 19 Aug 68: converted to 49th Field Regiment RA 55, 127 and 143 Fld Btys
. 10 Jul 69: 13 Bty joined ex 14 Regt remaining a Lt Bty as AMF (L) 13 Lt, 55, 127 & 143 Fld Btys
. Aug 69: HQ Bty formed .
. 1 Aug 71: 13 Bty (AMF (L)) to 26th Fld Regiment .
1971.08 Germany: Campbell Bks, Hohne 55, 127 and 143 Fld Btys Abbot
. 8 Mar - 15 Jul 73: Northern Ireland Tour - Belfast (City Centre) .
. 5 Nov 74 - 5 Mar 75: Northern Ireland Tour - Belfast (City Centre/Unity) .
. 11 Oct 76 - 11 Feb 76: Northern Ireland Tour - Belfast (City Centre/Markets) .
. Feb 77: 94 Bty joined from 42 Regiment 55, 94, 127 & 143 Fld Btys
. Dec 77: D Bty joined from 3 RHA D, 55, 94, 127 & 143 Fld Btys
. 11 May - 13 Sep 78: Northern Ireland Tour - Belfast (Ardoyne/New Lodge) .
1979.02 Germany: Haig Bks, Hohne D, 55, 94, 127 & 143 Fld Btys Abbot
. Apr 82: D Bty to 1 RHA and 94 Bty to 45 Regiment .
1982.04 England: Alanbrooke Bks, Topcliffe 55, 127 & 143 Fld Btys FH 70
. Aug 1983 - Jan 1984: Falkland Islands (143 Bty only) .
1986.03 Germany: Churchill Bks, Lippstadt 55, 127 & 143 Fld Btys M109
. Mar - Sep 88: Northern Ireland (127 Bty) .
. Apr - Oct 90: Northern Ireland (143 Bty) .
. Dec 90 - 1991: Gulf War (127 Bty) .
. 30 Sep 92 - Regiment into Suspended Animation: 55 and 127 Btys to 26 Regiment and 143 Bty to 19 Regiment .
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. Commanding Officers .
. ?-? : Lt Col Saunders RA (1951) .
. 1957 - 1958 : Lt Col CHT MacFetridge RA .
. 1958 - ? : Lt Col W MacKay DSO RA .
. ?-? : Lt Col R Duchesne OBE RA (late 70's) .
. ?-1979 : Lt Col AD Moreland RA .
. ?-? : Lt Col Deuchar RA (1988) .
. 1990-1992 : Lt Col CD Lunn RA .
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