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'''206 (Ulster) Battery Royal Artillery''' is an [[Army Reserve (United Kingdom)|Army Reserve]] sub-unit, part of the [[105th Regiment Royal Artillery]]. The battery is spread between two locations, [[Newtownards]] and [[Coleraine]].
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'''206 (Ulster) Battery Royal Artillery''' is an [[Army Reserve (United Kingdom)|Army Reserve]] sub-unit, part of the [[105th Regiment Royal Artillery]]. The battery is spread between two locations, Newtownards and Coleraine.
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
Formed on 1 April 1967 as '''206 (Coleraine) Light Air Defence Battery Royal Artillery (Volunteers)''' from [[245th (Ulster) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery]] (TA), the battery was originally part of [[102nd (Ulster) Air Defence Regiment Royal Artillery|102 (Ulster and Scottish) Light Air Defence Regiment Royal Artillery (Volunteers)]].<ref name=history>{{cite web|url=http://www.win.tue.nl/~drenth/BritArmy/Lineage/RA/ |title=Royal Regiment of Artillery, Volunteer Regiments |accessdate=2 December 2015 |url-status=dead |archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20040315024235/http://www.win.tue.nl/~drenth/BritArmy/Lineage/RA/ |archivedate=March 15, 2004 }}</ref> On 1 April 1993 the battery transferred to [[105th Regiment Royal Artillery|105 (Scottish) Air Defence Regiment Royal Artillery (Volunteers)]] after the disbandment of 102 Regiment.<ref name=history/> 206 (Ulster) Battery formed HQ and A Troop at Newtownards with B Troop at Coleraine.<ref>{{cite web|author=Wienand Drenth |url=https://web.archive.org/web/20040315024235/http://www.win.tue.nl/~drenth/BritArmy/Lineage/RA/#105rra |title=Royal Regiment of Artillery Volunteer Regiments |publisher=Web.archive.org |date= |accessdate=2019-12-07}}</ref>
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Formed on 1 April 1967 as '''206 (Coleraine) Light Air Defence Battery Royal Artillery (Volunteers)''' from [[245th (Ulster) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery]] (TA), the battery was originally part of [[102nd (Ulster) Air Defence Regiment Royal Artillery|102 (Ulster and Scottish) Light Air Defence Regiment Royal Artillery (Volunteers)]].<ref name=history>{{cite web|url=http://www.win.tue.nl/~drenth/BritArmy/Lineage/RA/ |title=Royal Regiment of Artillery, Volunteer Regiments |accessdate=2 December 2015 |url-status=dead |archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20040315024235/http://www.win.tue.nl/~drenth/BritArmy/Lineage/RA/ |archivedate=March 15, 2004}}</ref> On 1 April 1993 the battery transferred to [[105th Regiment Royal Artillery|105 (Scottish) Air Defence Regiment Royal Artillery (Volunteers)]] after the disbandment of 102 Regiment.<ref name=history/> 206 (Ulster) Battery formed HQ and A Troop at Newtownards with B Troop at Coleraine.<ref>{{cite web|author=Wienand Drenth |url=https://web.archive.org/web/20040315024235/http://www.win.tue.nl/~drenth/BritArmy/Lineage/RA/#105rra |title=Royal Regiment of Artillery Volunteer Regiments |publisher=Web.archive.org |date= |accessdate=2019-12-07}}</ref>
   
 
It has been re-roled from an air-defence battery to a field artillary battery using the [[L118 light gun]].<ref name=mod>{{cite web|url=http://www.army.mod.uk/artillery/regiments/24685.aspx|title=The Scottish and Ulster Gunners|publisher=Ministry of Defence|accessdate=17 June 2017}}</ref>
 
It has been re-roled from an air-defence battery to a field artillary battery using the [[L118 light gun]].<ref name=mod>{{cite web|url=http://www.army.mod.uk/artillery/regiments/24685.aspx|title=The Scottish and Ulster Gunners|publisher=Ministry of Defence|accessdate=17 June 2017}}</ref>
   
The battery received the freedom of [[Coleraine]] in 1992.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://reservesandcadetsni.org.uk/10413/206-battery-honoured-with-freedom-parade-in-coleraine/|title=206 Battery honoured with Freedom parade in Coleraine|date=20 May 2017|publisher=Reserve Forces and Cadets Association|accessdate=28 August 2019}}</ref> It carries the honour of firing regular royal salutes at [[Hillsborough Castle]].<ref name=mod/>
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The battery received the freedom of Coleraine in 1992.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://reservesandcadetsni.org.uk/10413/206-battery-honoured-with-freedom-parade-in-coleraine/|title=206 Battery honoured with Freedom parade in Coleraine|date=20 May 2017|publisher=Reserve Forces and Cadets Association|accessdate=28 August 2019}}</ref> It carries the honour of firing regular royal salutes at [[Hillsborough Castle]].<ref name=mod/>
   
 
==References==
 
==References==
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* Litchfield, Norman E H, 1992. ''The Territorial Artillery 1908-1988'', The Sherwood Press, Nottingham. {{ISBN|0-9508205-2-0}}
 
* Litchfield, Norman E H, 1992. ''The Territorial Artillery 1908-1988'', The Sherwood Press, Nottingham. {{ISBN|0-9508205-2-0}}
   
== External links ==
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==External links==
 
* [https://web.archive.org/web/20051025181134/http://www.ulstergunners.co.uk/ Battery Website]
 
* [https://web.archive.org/web/20051025181134/http://www.ulstergunners.co.uk/ Battery Website]
   
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[[Category:Royal Artillery batteries]]
 
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[[Category:Military of Northern Ireland]]
 
[[Category:Military of Northern Ireland]]

Revision as of 18:47, 1 January 2020

206 (Ulster) Battery Royal Artillery
Active 1 April 1967-Present
Country  United Kingdom
Branch  British Army
Type Artillery
Role Field Artillery
Size Battery
Part of 105th Regiment Royal Artillery
Nickname(s) The Ulster Gunners
Equipment L118 Light Gun.

206 (Ulster) Battery Royal Artillery is an Army Reserve sub-unit, part of the 105th Regiment Royal Artillery. The battery is spread between two locations, Newtownards and Coleraine.

History

Formed on 1 April 1967 as 206 (Coleraine) Light Air Defence Battery Royal Artillery (Volunteers) from 245th (Ulster) Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery (TA), the battery was originally part of 102 (Ulster and Scottish) Light Air Defence Regiment Royal Artillery (Volunteers).[1] On 1 April 1993 the battery transferred to 105 (Scottish) Air Defence Regiment Royal Artillery (Volunteers) after the disbandment of 102 Regiment.[1] 206 (Ulster) Battery formed HQ and A Troop at Newtownards with B Troop at Coleraine.[2]

It has been re-roled from an air-defence battery to a field artillary battery using the L118 light gun.[3]

The battery received the freedom of Coleraine in 1992.[4] It carries the honour of firing regular royal salutes at Hillsborough Castle.[3]

References

Bibliography

  • Litchfield, Norman E H, 1992. The Territorial Artillery 1908-1988, The Sherwood Press, Nottingham. ISBN 0-9508205-2-0

External links

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