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12th Regiment Royal Artillery

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Active  1947 – present
Branch  British Army
Size  4 Batteries
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Role  Arial attack
12th Regiment Royal Artillery
Part of  Joint Ground-Based Air Defence Command/No. 1 Group RAF

12th Regiment Royal Artillery is a regiment of the Royal Artillery in the British Army. It currently serves in the air defence role, and is equipped with the Starstreak missile.



The regiment was established in 1947 when 7th Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery was retitled 12th Anti-Tank Regiment Royal Artillery. It was deployed to Palestine that year, to Libya in 1948 and Trieste in 1950. It also saw action in Malaya in 1963 and Borneo in 1964. Units saw tours in Northern Ireland during the Troubles in 1971, 1974, 1977 and 1979. T Battery and 9 Battery were sent to the South Atlantic during the Falklands War in 1982. T Battery and 58 Battery saw action during the Gulf War in 1991. 12 Battery was deployed for the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

In January 2008, the regiment moved to the Baker Barracks, Thorney Island upon its return from Germany.

It is currently under the Joint Ground Based Air Defence Unit and will continue to do so under Army 2020. Under Army 2020, T Battery will re-role to a further Stormer HVM battery while 25/170 (Imjin) Battery moves out of suspended animation to be the new HQ battery.

Batteries as of 2014

The batteries are as follows:

  • 170 (Imjin) - Headquarters Battery
  • T Battery (Shah Sujah's Troop) - Self Propelled HVM
  • 9 (Plassey) Battery - Self Propelled HVM
  • 12 (Minden) Battery - Lightweight Multiple Launcher
  • 58 (Eyre's) Battery - Self Propelled HVM
  • References

    12th Regiment Royal Artillery Wikipedia

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