HISTORY 2

ROYAL ARTILLERY

YEAR
CHANGE IN DESIGNATION
LOCATION EQUIPMENT ACTIVE SERVICE BATTLES NOTES
1759
Formed at woolwich as R.Hind's Coy. 3 Bn. 1 Nov.
Woolwich
     
1760
Transferred to 2 bn. in Feb. and 1 bn. in March J. Stephen's Coy., 2bn. Feb
Gerrmany Greenwich Woolwich New York Niagara
 
Seven Years war 1760-63. Germany
 
1763
         
1765
         
1768
V.Gostlings Coy. 1 bn. Jan
W. Phillips Coy .1 bn. Jan
New York
     
1770
         
1771
J. Williamson Coy 1 bn. Jan
Chatham
     
1773
 
Woolwich
     
1776
 
Phi1adelpia
 
Large det left at st Lucia.
 
1777
 
New York
     
1778
 
st.Lucia st.Kitts
     
1779
         
1780
         
           
1782
S. Pe.rrys Coy. , 1 bn. Dec
Antigua
st. Lucia Grenada.
 
Det. took part in defence of st. Ki tts under Gen. Fraser against the French from Martinique
 
   
     
1783
 
.
     
           
1784
W. Grants Coy., 1 bn. March
       
1785
T. Blomefield's Coy
       
1786
         
1790
Terrots Coy 1 bn. Sep
Quebec h
     
   
Woolwich
     
1793
 
Brighton
     
   
Woolwich
     
           
1794
 
Brighton
 
Det. with Duke of York's army in Flanders
 
   
Portsmouth
     
1799
 
Holland
     
1800
 
Portsmouth
 
Expedition to Holland
 
1801
 
Madeira
 
Det. wi th expedition to EGYPT 1801
 
 
J Quayles Coy 1 bn Nov

 

Jamaica

 

 
Small det. with H.M. Bomb ships which a attacked French invasion fleet in Boulogne harbour under Vice Admiral Lord Nelson. 1801
 
1802
         
1806
         
1807
         
1809
         
1817
         
1821
H Deacons Coy 1 bn Jun
Woolwich
 
Det with expedition to St. Domingo. Jun.1
 
   
Dublin
     
   
Athlone
     
   
Dublin
     
1824
J Armstrongs Coy 1 bn Oct
       
1825
         
1826
         
1830
 
Halifax
     
1832
 
St Johns
     
1837
 
Halifax
     
 
Became 3 Coy ., 1 Bn
Woolwich
 
Det. in Northern Spain with commodore Lord John Hay s squadron Based on st. Sebastian. Feb. 1837
 
1842
 
Chester
     
1845
 
Castle
     
1849
 
Halifax
     
1851
 
St Johns
     
1852
 
Woolwich
     
1854
 
Sheerness
     
1855
 
Jersey
     
   
Crimea
 
CRIMEA Sebastopol-5th and 6th Bombbardments
 
1856
         
   
Woolwich
     
   
Eastbourne
     
   
Dover
     
1857
         
1859
Became 7 Bty 2 bde.garrArty 1 jul
       
1860
  Shoeburyness      
1861
 
Jersey
     
           
1863
 
Dover
     
1865
 
Melbourne
     
1869
 
Ceylon
     
1870
 
HongKong
     
   
Singapore
     
   
Ceylon
     
           
1875
         
1877
Became 6Bty 1Bde Scottish Div Garrison arty 1 Apr
       
1878
 
Portsmouth
     
1882
         
1883
 
Sheerness
     
1884
 
Murree Hills
     
1885
 
Kyra Gully
     
1886
 
Quetta
  BLACK MOUNTAIN 1888-91  
1888
 
campThobba
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2.5 Gun
Hazara Field F orce
 
1889
Became 1Bty Mountain Arty Oct
Rawalpindi
     
1892
 
Jutogh
     
1894
 
Amballa
2.5Gun
   
1896
 
Rajpur
     
1897
 
Rawalpindi
 
MALAKAND FIELD FORCE Tirah Field Force 1897-98
 
1898
 
Tirah F ield Force
     
1899
         
1900
Became1 Mountain Bty RGA
       
1903
 
Quetta
     
1908
 
Jutogh
     
1910
 
Amballa
10 pdr
   
1912
 
Rawalpindi
     
1914
 
Kyra Gully
     
           
1920
 
     
1922
Became 1(H)Pack Bty RGA
Bulford
     
1924
Became 1 Pack Bty
Palestine
 
FRANCE AND BELGUIM
 
1926
         
1927
 
Sudan
     
1931
Became 1 Light Bty 1 May
Ewshott
     
1935
Became 101 Field Bty1 Oct
Bulford
     
1938
Became 101/113 field bty
Newport (Mon)
18 pdr QF
   
1939
 
Cherbourg
     
   
Emmerin area
     
   
Area east of Lille
     
   
Maricourt area
     
   
Belgium
 
Ypres-Commines Canal May
 
   
Vilvorde area
     
   
R D endre
     
   
R Escault
     
   
Tour-Elverdinghe
     
   
Oostuleeren
     
   
Fornes
 
Dunkirk
 
   
Embarked from beaches-La-Panne and Dunkirk
 
Guns and equipmentDestroyed
 
   
ReformedWestbury
     
   
Bognor-Arundel
 
Coast Defence
 
   
Worthing Frome
     
1941
Became 101 Field Bty Jun
Bournmouth area
     
   
Milbourne port
     
   
Wokingham
     
1942
 
Wokingham area
     
   
Isle of wight
     
   
Parkstone
     
1943
 
DorsetHythe area
     
1944
 
Selkirk area
     
   
Rowlands Castle
     
   
Embarked Gosport and Portsmouth Red BeachLa-Breche
3.7 How
NORTH WEST EUROPE 1944-4 5 Normandy landings 6 jun Caen 4-18 Jul Bourgebus Ridge 8-23 jul Mont Pichon 30 Jul-8 Aug The Nederrijn 17-27 Sep
 
1945
 
Venraij area
     
   
Horst area
     
   
Aerschot-Buckholt
     
   
Buckholt
     
   
Apppledorn
     
   
Lingen
     
   
Dickel
 
The Rhineland 8Feb-10 Mar
 
   
Harpstedt-
     
   
Delmanhorst
 
The Rhine 23 Mar-1Apr
 
   
Osnabruck
     
           
1947
Became 2 Field Bty 1 Mar
       
 
Became 2 LAA Bty
       
1948
Became 2 HAA Bty 15 September
       
1955
Became 2 Med (sp) Bty 2 Jul
       
1957
         
1960
Became 2 Bty
Luneburg
5.5 How
   
1962
 
Nienburg
     
1964
Became 2 heavy Bty
Paderborn
8" How
   
1972
To JLRRA
       
1977

Suspended Animation

       
1995
Reformed with 19 regt as 2/51 Bty
       
1997

Suspended Animation as 2/51 Bty