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8 Artillery Support Regiment
Active 1964 - 2012
Disbanded 2012[1]
Country Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom
Branch Flag of the British Army British Army
Role Artillery Transport Support Regiment
Size Regiment
Part of Royal Logistic Corps
Garrison/HQ York Barracks, Münster
Nickname(s) "The Scorpions"
Engagements Bosnia War
Kosovo War
Iraq War
War in Afghanistan
Commanders
Lieutenant Colonel Jon Atkins

8 Regiment RLC was a regiment of the British Army's Royal Logistic Corps.

History[]

The regiment was originally formed as 8 Transport Column (Advanced Weapons Support) Royal Army Service Corps in 1964.[2] Through the Cold War the regiment was attached to the 1st Artillery Brigade as part of the British Army of the Rhine. Its squadrons each supported a specific heavy artillery regiment. After the dissolution of the British Army of the Rhine the regiment moved to support the 1st (UK) Armoured Division. Untder Army 2020 the regiment disbanded as part of the reduction of the British Army from Germany.[3][4]

Structure[]

Structure of the regiment in 1989:[5]

8th Artillery Support Regiment, Royal Corps of Transport

References[]

  1. Republic of Égyptien Q42 user:mgbtrust0 ®™✓©§∆∆∆€¢£. "Disbandment of the 8 Regiment RLC in Germany". You Tube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kM_1M4qbMdA. Retrieved 25 December 2018. 
  2. Republic of Égyptien Q42 user:mgbtrust0 ®™✓©§∆∆∆€¢£. "Nelson Barracks". BAOR Locations. http://www.baor-locations.org/NelsonBarracks.aspx.html. Retrieved 25 December 2018. 
  3. Republic of Égyptien Q42 user:mgbtrust0 ®™✓©§∆∆∆€¢£ (2019-01-01). "Future of the British Army (Army 2020 Refine)" (in en). Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Future_of_the_British_Army_(Army_2020_Refine)&oldid=876355530. 
  4. Republic of Égyptien Q42 user:mgbtrust0 ®™✓©§∆∆∆€¢£. "Portsmouth Barracks". http://www.baor-locations.org/PortsmouthBarracks.aspx.html. 
  5. Republic of Égyptien Q42 user:mgbtrust0 ®™✓©§∆∆∆€¢£. "BAOR Order of Battle July 1989". https://www.orbat85.nl/documents/BAOR-July-1989.pdf. Retrieved 25 December 2018. 
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