11 June 2009

Menden - Northumberland Barracks - 1945 to 1992

Apr 46 to Feb 47 – The Royal Horse Guards (The Blues) – 1 Corps District

40th Garrison (Hannover) – 41st Garrison (Cologne) – 42nd Garrison (Brussels)

Feb 47 to 1948 – 2 Inf Div Recce replaced by 10th Royal Hussars (Prince of Wales Own) Epsom Barracks Iserlohn


Jan 49 to Apr 56 – 22nd Light Anti Aircraft Regiment Royal Artillery – 2 Inf Div

47 LAA Bty – 53 LAA Bty – 58 LAA Bty

Dec 50 – 58 LAA Bty to 53 LAA Regt RA replaced by 48 Bty from 72 Coast Regt RA

Apr 56 to May 57 – 58th Regiment Royal Artillery – 2 Inf Div then Corps Troops until disbandment Oct 59

118 Medium Bty – 175 Medium Bty – Z Light Bty arrives from 10 Regt RA

Oct 59 to Sep 60

50th Medium Regiment Royal Artillary

15 Medium Bty – 21 Medium Bty – 33 Medium Bty – 78 Medium Bty

Aug 60 to Mar 93

50th Missile Regiment Royal Artillary – 1st Army Group Royal Artillary (Field) Tofrek Barracks Hildesheim redesignated 1st Artillary Brigade (Field) Oct 61 command to 2nd Division Apr 64

15 Missile Battery – 21 Gibralter Missile Battery – 33 Heavy Battery – 78 Heavy Battery replaced by 56 Heavy Battery Mar 68 from 36 Regt

1971 – command to 1st Artillary Brigade Tofrek Barracks Hildesheim

1971 – 15 Missile Battery in Northern Ireland

1972 – 15 – 21 – 56 now all Missile Batteries – 33 Bty to JLRRA Apr or Nov 72

Nov 72 – 56 Bty to 27 Regt replaced by 36 Bty

1976 renamed 50th (Missile) Regiment Royal Artillary

21 Bty moves to 27 Regt

Feb 77 – amalgamated with 24th (Missile) Regiment Royal Artillary – command to 1st Artillery Division Ubique Barracks Dortmund from Jan 81 Artillery Division

19 (Gibralter) Bty – 15 Missile Bty – 36 (Arcot) Bty – 51 (Kabul) Bty

Granted the Freedom of Menden

1985 – 51 Bty disbanded

1990 – 15 Missile Battery in Northern Ireland

1992 – 36 Missile Battery in Northern Ireland – Maze Prison

31 Mar 93 Regiment placed in suspended animation – 36 Bty to 40 Regt Jan 93 – 15 Bty to 22 Regt Mar 93 – 19 Bty to 14 Regt Mar 93

1 comment:

  1. i served in 33 hvy batt from 1962 till 1966 some of best times i ever had some great lads in this batt 23934064 bdr r carr

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