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50th Regiment RA

50th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment Royal Artillery
Dates Locations Batteries
1947.04.01 RHQ 4th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA redesignated RHQ 50th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA with 33, 167 and 174 Btys from 5 and 6 HAA Btys, and 12 Coast Bty (resus from personnel of 258 HAA Bty), respectively.  
1947.04 England: Stoneleigh Park Camp, Coventry 33, 167 and 174 HAA Btys
3.7" Gun
1950.11 England: Duranhill Camp, Carlisle  33, 167 and 174 HAA Btys
3.7" Gun
1952.05 Scotland: Dundonald Camp, Troon  33, 167 and 174 HAA Btys
3.7" Gun
  12 Apr 55: converted to 50th Medium Regiment RA (complete by 31/8/55) 33, 167 and 174 Med Btys
  29 Apr 55: Equipped with 5.5” Gun 5.5” Gun
1956.07 Cyprus: Limni Camp 33, 167 and 174 Med Btys
5.5” Gun
1957.09 Scotland: Dundonald Camp, Troon  33, 167 and 174 Med Btys
5.5” Gun
  Mar 58: 78 Bty joined from 40 Regt. 33, 78, 167 and 174 Med Btys
  1 Jun 58: 167 and 174 Btys S/A to resus 15 and 21 Btys (late of 61 and 28 Fld Regts, respectively) (167 and 174 Btys disbanded 1/1/62) 33, 78, 15 and 21 Med Btys
1959.11 Germany: Northumberland Bks, Menden 15, 21, 33 and 78 Med Btys
5.5” Gun
  12 Aug 60: Regiment was re-named the 50th Regiment RA
15 & 21 Msl Btys, 33 & 78 Hy Btys
Honest John Missile (15 & 21 Btys) 8” Towed Howitzer (33 & 78 Btys)
  18 Mar 64: Regiment was renamed as 50th Missile Regiment RA  
  28 Mar 68: 78 Bty S/A to resus 56 Bty (late of 36 Regt) 15 & 21 Msl Btys, 33 & 56 Hy Btys
8” Towed Howitzer (56 Bty)
  Nov 1971 - Northern Ireland (15 Bty)  
  Apr 1972: 56 Bty requipped with M110   
  23 Apr 72: 33 Battery moved to JLRRA Bramcote as 33 JL Battery  15 & 21 Msl Btys, 56 Hy Bty
  ? 1972 - Northern Ireland  
  1 Nov 72: 36 Msl Bty joined ex 39 Regt, a day later 56 Bty to 27 Regt 15,  21 & 36 Msl Btys
  1976: Converted to Lance Tactical Missile Lance Tactical Missile
  Dec 76: 21 Bty moved to 27 Regt 15 & 36 Msl Btys
  Feb 77: amalgamated with 24 Missile Regt RA and reverted to 4 missile Bty's 15, 19, 36 & 51 Msl Btys
  1977: Granted the Freedom of the Town of Menden, Germany  
  Aug 1985: 51 Bty disbanded 15, 19 and 36 Msl Btys
  ? 1990 - Cyprus UN  
  Nov 1991 - Northern Ireland (15 Bty)  
  Jul 92 to ? - Northern Ireland Tour (36 Bty) (Maze Prison).   
  Jan 93: 36 Bty to 40 Regt  
  Mar 93: 15 Bty to 22 Regt and 19 Bty to 14 Regt as AMF (L)  
  31 Mar 1993: Regiment placed in Suspended Animation  
     

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