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

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.


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]




  • 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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