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D Battery Royal Horse Artillery
File:D Battery Royal Horse Artillery - Basrah, Iraq, April 2008.JPG
Sign outside of the D Battery HQ in Basrah, Iraq attached to HESCO barriers.
Active 1 November 1794 – present
Country United Kingdom
Branch Army
Type Artillery
Part of 3rd Regiment Royal Horse Artillery
Anniversaries Waterloo Day 18th June
Equipment L118 Light Gun
Battle honours Ubique

D Battery Royal Horse Artillery are a Close Support Battery of 3rd Regiment Royal Horse Artillery They are currently based in Albemarle Barracks in Newcastle upon Tyne.


In 1812 during the Peninsular War the battery was part of Wellington's Army, where the battery participated in The Battle of Salamanca.[1][2] In 2015 the battery returned to the field where they had a ceremony to remember the battle, being one of the most pivital battles in the war.[3] Under the Army 2020 reform the battery keeps its role as a "Light Artillery Equipment Battery" using the L119 Light Howitzer.[4] Currently the battery has "A", "B", and "C" Subsections, which each have three L119 Light Howitzers.[5]

See also[]



  • Clarke, W.G. (1993). Horse Gunners: The Royal Horse Artillery, 200 Years of Panache and Professionalism. Woolwich: The Royal Artillery Institution. ISBN 09520762-0-9. 

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