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104th Regiment Royal Artillery

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Active  1967-Present
Branch  British Army
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Size  4 Batteries
Part of  1st Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Brigade
Garrison/HQ  Raglan Barracks, South Wales

104 Regiment Royal Artillery is part of the Army Reserve and has sub-units throughout Wales and the West Midlands of England. It is equipped with the Desert Hawk III Mini Unmanned Air System. In 2017, it will convert to a light artillery gun regiment.

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History

The regiment was formed as 104 Light Air Defence Regiment Royal Artillery (Volunteers) in 1967. Its units were 210 (Staffordshire) Light Air Defence Battery at Wolverhampton and 211 (South Wales) Light Air Defence Battery at Newport. In 1969, 214 (Worcestershire) Light Air Defence Battery at Malvern joined the regiment. It was renamed 104 Air Defence Regiment Royal Artillery (Volunteers) in 1976. In 1986 214 Battery was formed at Worcester and 217 (County of Gwent) Air Defence Battery was formed at Cwmbran: both joined the regiment. In 1992 217 Battery was merged into Headquarters Battery and in 1993 the regiment was renamed 104 Regiment Royal Artillery (Volunteers). Meanwhile, 210 Battery moved to 106th (Yeomanry) Regiment Royal Artillery.

Under Army 2020, 266 (Gloucestershire Volunteer Artillery) Battery Royal Artillery joined this regiment from 100th (Yeomanry) Regiment Royal Artillery. It is part of 1st Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Brigade. In 2017, it will convert to a light artillery gun regiment.

Batteries

The batteries are as follows:

  • 217 (City of Newport) Headquarters Battery Royal Artillery
  • 211 (South Wales) Battery Royal Artillery, based in Abertillery and Cardiff
  • 214 (Worcestershire) Battery Royal Artillery
  • 266 (Gloucestershire Volunteer Artillery) Battery Royal Artillery (Volunteers)
  • REME Light Aid Detachment (LAD)
  • Other Units

  • 289 Commando Troop (detached from 266 (GVA) Battery) - Supports 29th Regiment Royal Artillery
  • References

    104th Regiment Royal Artillery Wikipedia


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