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102nd (Ulster) Air Defence Regiment Royal Artillery

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Active  1967-1993
Branch  British Army
Size  3 Batteries
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Role  Air defence
Garrison/HQ  Newtownards, Northern Ireland

102nd (Ulster) Air Defence Regiment Royal Artillery was part of the Territorial Army and used to have sub-units initially in Scotland and Northern Ireland and, latterly, just in Northern Ireland.

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History

The regiment was formed as 102 (Ulster and Scottish) Light Air Defence Regiment Royal Artillery (Volunteers) in 1967. Its units initially were Headquarters Battery at Newtownards, 206 (Ulster) Light Air Defence Battery at Coleraine and 207 (Scottish) Light Air Defence Battery in Glasgow. The regiment was equipped with the Javelin surface-to-air missile.

In 1969 212 Battery was formed at Arbroath and joined the regiment. The regiment was renamed 102 (Ulster and Scottish) Air Defence Regiment Royal Artillery (Volunteers) in 1976. In 1986 207 Battery and 212 Battery (the Scottish-based batteries) left the regiment and 215 Battery was formed at Newtownards and joined the regiment at which point the regiment was renamed 102nd (Ulster) Air Defence Regiment Royal Artillery. The regiment was disbanded under Options for Change in 1993.

Batteries

Immediately prior to disbandment its batteries were as follows:

  • Headquarters Battery, based at Newtownards - Suspended Animation
  • 206 (Coleraine) Battery, based at Coleraine - transferred to 105th Regiment Royal Artillery
  • 215 (North Down) Battery, based at Newtownards - Suspended Animation
  • References

    102nd (Ulster) Air Defence Regiment Royal Artillery Wikipedia


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