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102nd (Ulster) Air Defence Regiment Royal Artillery
Active 1967-1993
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Branch  British Army
Role Air defence
Size 3 Batteries
Garrison/HQ Newtownards, Northern Ireland
Equipment Javelin surface to air missile

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.

History[]

The regiment was formed as 102 (Ulster and Scottish) Light Air Defence Regiment Royal Artillery (Volunteers) in 1967.[1] 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.[1] The regiment was equipped with the Javelin surface to air missile.[2]

In 1969 212 Battery was formed at Arbroath and joined the regiment.[1] The regiment was renamed 102 (Ulster and Scottish) Air Defence Regiment Royal Artillery (Volunteers) in 1976.[1] 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.[1] The regiment was disbanded under Options for Change in 1993.[1]

Batteries[]

Immediately prior to disbandment its batteries were as follows:

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

References[]

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