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5th Regiment RA

5th Field Regiment Royal Artillery

Dates Locations Batteries - Equipment

 

1958.02
   
   
   

5th Field Regiment Royal Horse Artillery retitled 5th Field Regiment Royal Artillery. Retained ‘K’ Field Bty RA, ‘C’ & ‘G’ Btys to 3rd & 4th Regts RHA respectively, ‘P’ Bty joined ex 4 RHA as ‘P’ Field Bty RA, ‘Q’ Bty joined ex 10th Field Regt RA  
1958 Wales: Cwrt-y-Gollen Camp, Crickhowell K, P and Q Fd Btys
    25pdr
1958.10 Hong Kong: Fanling Camp, Dodwells Ridge K, P and Q Fd Btys
    25pdr
1961.09 England: Cachy Camp, Perham Down K, P and Q Fd Btys
    25pdr
  13 Nov 61: Retitled 5th Airportable Regiment RA K, P and Q Btys
    105mm Pack Howitzer
  18 Mar 64: Retitled 5th Light Regiment RA K, P and Q Lt Btys
1964.04 Germany: Mansergh Bks, Gutersloh K, P and Q Lt Btys
    5.5” Gun (K Bty) 25pdr (P Bty & Q Bty)
  Apr 64: Retitled 5th Field Regiment RA K, P and Q Fd Btys
  Aug 66: Re-equipped with Abbot Abbot
1969.07 England: Wing Bks, Bulford  
  9 Aug 69: Retitled 5th Light Regiment RA K, P and Q Lt Btys
    105mm Pack Howitzer
  4 Apr - 27 Aug 70: Northern Ireland, Londonderry  
  20 Mar - 26 Apr 71: Northern Ireland, Londonderry  
  16 Aug to 14 Sep 71: Northern Ireland, Ballykelly  
  Feb 1972 - Northern Ireland?  
1972.11 Germany: Tofrek Bks, Hildesheim  
  20 Nov 72: Retitled 5th Heavy Regiment RA, equipped with M107 K, P and Q Hy Btys
    M107
  6 Mar to 4 Jul 75: Northern Ireland, Londonderry  
  Jan 77: 18 Bty joined the Regiment 18, K, P and Q Hy Btys
  27 Sep 77 - 24 Jan 78: Northern Ireland, Armagh  
  15 May - 28 Sep 80: Northern Ireland, Belfast (Ardoyne/City Centre).  
  1984: 18 Bty moved to 32 Regt K, P and Q Hy Btys
1984.11 Germany: West Riding Bks, Dortmund M107
  Jul - ? 85: Northern Ireland (P Bty)  
  Nov 89 - ??: Northern Ireland (K Bty)  
  1990: 73 Bty joined regt 73, K, P and Q Hy Btys
  Jan 1992 - Equipped with MLRS (K Bty & P Bty) MLRS (K Bty & P Bty)
  Jul 1992 - Cyprus UN (P & Q Btys)  
  Apr 93: Retitled 5th Regiment Royal Artillery; 4 Bty joined from 47 Regt, Q Bty retitled Q (HQ) Bty, 4 Bty   merged with 73 Bty to become 4/73 (Sphinx) Bty. 4/73, K, P and Q (HQ) Btys
1994.01 England: Strensall (4/73 Bty in Catterick) 4/73, K, P and Q   (HQ) Btys
    MLRS
1994.09 England: Marne Bks, Catterick 4/73, K, P and Q (HQ) Btys
    MLRS
  Nov 1994 - Northern Ireland  
  Apr 98: Retitled 5th Regiment Royal Artillery (Surveillance and Target Acqusition Regiment) Cymbeline, HALO, Gun Sound   Ranging
  Jun to Dec 98: Cyprus – UN Tour  
  Jun 1999 - Macedonia/Kosovo (P Bty)  
  May 2000 - Kosovo (4/73 Bty)  
  Dec 2001 - Cyprus UN (K Bty)  
  Feb 2003 - Iraq (K Bty)  
  Jun 2003 - Iraq (4/73 Bty)  
  Apr - Oct 06: Afghanistan: Op Herrick 4  (1 Bty STA only) 16 Air Assault Brigade 
  2009: Equipped with radars (Cobra, MAMBA and LCMR)  
  Apr - Oct 09: Afghanistan: Op Herrick 10  (1 Bty STA only) 19 Light Brigade 
  Oct 09 - Apr 10: Afghanistan: Op Herrick 11 (1 Bty only) 11 Light Brigade 
  Nov 11: 93 Bty newly reformed joined regiment  
     

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