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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.

Role[]

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]

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Bibliography[]

  • 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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