|269 (West Riding) Battery RA|
Badge of 269 (West Riding) Battery|
Badge of 269 (West Riding) Battery
|Active||1 April 1975-|
|Size||1 Battery (Company strength)|
|Part of||101st (Northumbrian) Regiment Royal Artillery|
|Garrison/HQ||Carlton Barracks, Leeds|
|Nickname(s)||The West Riding Gunners|
|Motto(s)||Semper vigilantes (Always vigilant) (Latin)|
|Colors||Yellow, white, and blue|
Yorkshire Day (1 August) |
St Barbara's Day (4 December)
|Equipment||Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System|
Bosnia, Kosovo, Cyprus, Iraq, AfghanistanOperation TELIC, Operation HERRICK
|Battery Commander||Maj Kate Hannaford|
|Honorary Colonel||Col A C Roberts OBE CStJ TD JP DL|
|Tactical Recognition Flash|
History[edit | edit source]
The battery was formed as 269 (West Riding) Observation Post Battery Royal Artillery (Volunteers) in April 1975 at Leeds from a cadre of the West Riding Regiment RA (Territorials). Its role was to provide observation teams to support 1st Armoured Division and 2nd Armoured Division in Germany. In 1989 the battery re-roled to the 105 mm light gun and in 1993 it joined 19th Regiment Royal Artillery, a regular regiment in 24 Airmobile Brigade. In July 1999 it re-roled as an air defence battery equipped with the Rapier surface-to-air missile system within 106th (Yeomanry) Regiment Royal Artillery. In 2006 it transferred to 101st (Northumbrian) Regiment Royal Artillery where it was given a Surveillance and Target Acquisition role. Under Army 2020, it is re-roling to the M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System.
References[edit | edit source]
- "Royal Regiment of Artillery, Volunteer Regiments". Archived from the original on 23 March 2005. https://web.archive.org/web/20050323100438/http://www.win.tue.nl/~drenth/BritArmy/Lineage/RA/. Retrieved 21 April 2014.
- "101st (Northumbrian) Regiment". February 2016. Archived from the original on 18 December 2007. https://web.archive.org/web/20071218045335/http://www.regiments.org/regiments/uk/vols-tavr/art-eng-sig/ra101.htm. Retrieved 21 April 2014.
- "101 Regiment Batteries". Archived from the original on 22 April 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20140422231958/https://www.army.mod.uk/artillery/regiments/32900.aspx. Retrieved 21 April 2014.
- Army 2020 Report, page 12 Archived 10 June 2014 at the Wayback Machine.
- "101 Regiment Royal Artillery". Ministry of Defence. http://www.army.mod.uk/artillery/regiments/24682.aspx. Retrieved 10 August 2014.
Publications[edit | edit source]
- Litchfield, Norman E H, 1992. The Territorial Artillery 1908-1988, The Sherwood Press, Nottingham. ISBN 0-9508205-2-0
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