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88 (Arracan) Battery Royal Artillery
Active 1802 – present
Country  United Kingdom
Allegiance United Kingdom
Branch British Army
Type Artillery
Role Field Artillery
Size Artillery battery
Part of 4th Regiment Royal Artillery
Garrison/HQ Alanbrooke Barracks, Topcliffe
Nickname(s) Rednecks
Patron Saint Barbara
Colors Red
Anniversaries 14 February (Formation)
Equipment L118 light gun
Engagements First Anglo-Burmese War
-Battle of Arracan
First World War
Second World War
Operation Claret (Indonesian-Malaysian Confrontation)
Operation Banner (Northern Ireland)
Operation Tosca (Cyprus)
Operation Telic (Iraq)
Operation Herrick (Afghanistan)
Battle honours Battle of Arracan

88 (Arracan) Battery Royal Artillery is currently a gun battery within 4th Regiment Royal Artillery based in Alanbrooke Barracks, Topcliffe, North Yorkshire. The battery was raised in Calcutta, India, on 14 February 1802 and has been known by a variety of names during its existence. Over its history it has moved between different Royal Artillery Regiments or Battalions due to reorganisations of the Royal Regiment of Artillery and changes in role. However, its title "Arracan" has endured for a considerable period of time.

During the First Anglo-Burmese War of 1825 the battery took part in the expedition from Chittagong to Arracan. The Honour Title 'Arracan' was granted to the battery in 1930 in recognition of this exceptional feat of arms.

88 (Arracan) Battery, the Rednecks are a L118 light gun battery.

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