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2nd Field Regiment
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Active 1958—1993
Disbanded Put into Suspended Animation: 31 December 1993
Country Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom
Branch

Flag of the British Army.svg British Army

Type Royal Artillery
Role Artillery
Size Regiment
Garrison/HQ Last garrison: Waterloo Barracks, Munster
Nickname(s) 2 Regiment RA
Equipment 25 Pounder
Pack Howitzer
Light Self-Propelled Gun
Medium Self-Propelled Gun

The 2nd Regiment, Royal Artillery was a unit of the Royal Artillery, part of the British Army.

HistoryEdit

The regiment was formed by renaming 2nd Regiment, Royal Horse Artillery and subordinating it to 12th Infantry Brigade, in 1958.[1] At that time it included L Field Battery,[2] N Field Battery[2] and O Field Battery[2] and it saw active service later that year during the Malayan Emergency.[2]

In November 1961 the regiment became 2nd (Airportable) Regiment, Royal Artillery and moved to Colchester[2] and in March 1964 it converted to Ordnance QF 25-pounder as 2nd (Light) Regiment, Royal Artillery.[2] Then in 1965 it moved to Münster and became 2nd Field Regiment Royal Artillery.[2] In 1971 it moved to Hemer with Abbot guns as part of 2nd Division[3] and in 1977 it transferred to Dortmund with Abbot's as part of 3rd Armoured Division.[4]

It returned home to Roberts Barracks at Larkhill[4] as 2nd (Support) Regiment, Royal Artillery in September 1979.[2] In March 1982 it became 2nd (Field) Regiment, Royal Artillery[2] and in April 1982, as part of a move to Münster with M109's, it joined 4th Armoured Division.[5] It became part of 3rd Armoured Division in 1988[6] and it deployed to the Persian Gulf as part of Operation Granby between 1991 and 1992.[7] The regiment was finally disbanded in 1993 as a result of the Options for Change and the drawdown from Germany.[2]

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BibliographyEdit

  • Watson, G; Rinaldi, R (2005). The British Army in Germany: An Organizational History 1947-2004. Tiger Lily Publications. ISBN 0-9720296-9-9. 

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