Royal Regiment of Artillery, Volunteer Regiments

Introduction

In 1967 all existing territorial regiments of artillery were disbanded. They were succeeded by new-formed units in both TAVR II and TAVR III.
Under the TAVR II five new regiments and three independent batteries were formed by amalgamation and styled as Volunteers. The main role of these units was to provide reinforcements to the BAOR.
Next, under the TAVR III 17 regiments were formed and designated Territorials. These regiments had a purely home defence role.
In 1969 these regiments were reduced to cadre strength when the TAVR III was disbanded. Some personnel transferred to other units, forming additional detachments. For example, the Air Defence Regiments (TAVR II) each created a new battery this way. By 1975 all cadres had either been disbanded, or converted as part of new-formed infantry battalions.

1986 saw some modest expansion of the territorial artilley when a new Air Defence Regiment was created, alongside four new batteries. Few years later however, under the Options for Change reforms, two regiments merged and Air Defence Regiments reduced to three batteries.
The most recent reforms, the Strategic Defence Review, meant creation of a new regiment part of the War Emergency Reserve, while another re-roled for the same duties.

Table below shows the evolution described above in terms of batteries:
 
 

year: 1967 1975 1990 1995 2000
number of batteries: 13 19 24 18 19
Volunteer Batteries Royal Artillery, 1967 - 2000

Acknowledgements

First of all I would like to mention Graham Watson who pointed me in the right direction, with respect to the artillery volunteers. Secondly, Ben Waterhouse for his fruitful discussions on the Honourable Artillery Company.


 

List of Regiments

 
The Honourable Artillery Company
100 Regiment Royal Artillery (V)
101 Regiment Royal Artillery (V)
102 Regiment Royal Artillery (V)
103 Regiment Royal Artillery (V)
104 Regiment Royal Artillery (V)
105 Regiment Royal Artillery (V)
106 Regiment Royal Artillery (V)
Independent Batteries
TAVR III units 1967 - 1969, and cadres 1969 - 1975


The Honourable Artillery Company

1 April 1967 retained from old TA element. Regimental Headquarters at Armoury House, Finsbury, London.
All sub units located, except were shown, at Armoury House, Finsbury, London.

A and  B Batteries reduced to RHQ and HAC Battery.
C Battery combined with HAC Infantry to form TAVR III unit The Greater London Regiment Royal Artillery (Territorials).

1969: C Battery re-integrated into HAC.

1973:  Regiment enlarged and reorganised into OP role; regiment comprised  1 - 3 Squadrons, plus ceremonial Gun Troop at Tower of London.
First Squadron: Somme Troop, Ypres Troop, Arras Troop;
II Squadron: El Alamein Troop, Cassino Troop, El Hamma Troop;
III Squadron: Aden Troop, Gaza Troop, Rhine Troop.

1 January 1983: HQ Squadron formed.
1 February 1985: A Company HSF and B Company HSF formed.

1 January 1987: First Squadron renamed I Squadron;
A Company HSF renamed 1 Company HSF;
B Company HSF renamed 2 Company HSF.

1 August 1992: HSF Companies amalgamated to form Infantry Company HSF.
7 April 1994: Infantry Company HSF disbanded.

1 June 1994:
Signal Squadron formed from Somme, Cassino and Aden Troops, from I, II and III Squadrons respectively.
1 November 1994: STA and Liaison Regiment Role formally confirmed.

1 January 1998: Signal Squadron increased to 4 Troops by formation of South Africa Troop.
1 July 1999: Regiment remained untouched by the Strategic Defence Review.


100 (Eastern) Medium Regiment Royal Artillery (Volunteers)

Formed 1 April 1967 with Regimental Headquarters at Grove Park, London.

BATTERIES:
HQ (Home Counties) Battery at Grove Park, London from 'R' (Surrey) Battery 265 Light Air Defence Regiment RA (TA) and HQ RA 44 (Home Counties) Division/District.
200 (Sussex Yeomanry) Medium Battery at Brighton and Reigate from 257 (Sussex Yeomanry) Field Regiment RA (TA).
201 (Herfordshire and Bedfordshire Yeomanry) Medium Battery at Luton and St Albans from 286 (Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment RA (TA).
202 (Suffolk and Norfolk Yeomanry) Medium Battery at Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich, Norwich and Swaffham from 308 (Suffolk and Norfolk Yeomanry) Field Regiment RA (TA).

31 January 1970 subtitle '(Eastern)' omitted.

100 (Yeomanry) Field Regiment Royal Artillery (Volunteers)

Redesignated September 1976.
'Medium' designation in batteries replaced by 'Field'.

1 April 1993: 200 Battery converted as 127 (Sussex Yeomanry) Field Squadron 78 (Fortress) Engineer Regiment Royal Engineers (V)..
307 (South Nottinghamshire Hussars Yeomanry, Royal Horse Artillery) Battery at Bulwell, Nottingham reroled as field battery in the Regiment.

100 (Yeomanry) Regiment Royal Artillery (Volunteers)

Redesignated 1993. 'Field' designation in batteries omitted.
 

1 July 1999 Regiment reorganised as War Emergency Reserve Field Regiment:
Regimental Headquarters to St Albans by reroling detachment 201 Battery;
266 (Gloucestershire Volunteer Artillery) Battery at Bristol placed under Regiment.
RHQ became RHQ 106 Regiment Royal Artillery, HQ Battery reroled as 265 (Home Counties) Battery 106 Regiment Royal Artillery.
202 Battery transferred to 106 Regiment Royal Artillery.


101 (Northumbrian) Medium Regiment Royal Artillery (Volunteers)

Formed 1 April 1967 with Regimental Headquarters at Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne.

BATTERIES:
HQ Battery at Gosforth from 272 (Northumbrian) Field Regiment RA (TA).
203 Medium Battery at Blyth from Q Battery 324 Heavy Air Defence Regiment RA (TA) and P (Elswick) Battery 272 Field Regiment RA (TA).
204 Medium Battery at Gosforth from 439 (Tyne) Light Air Defence Regiment RA (TA).
205 Medium Battery at South Shields from 274 (Northumbrian) Field Regiment RA (TA) and 463 (Durham Light Infantry) Light Air Defence Regiment RA (TA).

1 April 1974 batteries subtitled as follows:
203 (Elswick), 204 (Tyneside Scottish), 205 (3rd Durham Volutneer Artillery) and HQ (Tynemouth Volunteer).

101 (Northumbrian) Field Regiment Royal Artillery (Volunteers)
Redesignated September 1976. Batteries designated as 'Field'.

Later RHQ and HQ Battery to Gateshead and 204 Battery to Kingston Park, Newcastle upon Tyne.

101 (Northumbrian) Regiment Royal Artillery (Volunteers)
Redesignated 1993. 'Field' designation in batteries omitted.


102 (Ulster and Scottish) Light Air Defence Regiment Royal Artillery (Volunteers)

Formed 1 April 1967 with Regimental Headquarters at Newtownards.

BATTERIES:
HQ Battery at Newtownards from 245 (Ulster) Light Air Defence Regiment RA (TA).
206 (Ulster) Lt Air Defence Battery at Coleraine from 245 (Ulster) Light Air Defence Regiment RA (TA).
207 (Scottish) Lt Air Defence Battery with HQ and D Troop at Glasgow from 445 (Lowland) Light Air Defence Regiment and E and F Troops at Edinburgh from 278 (Lowland) Field Regiment RA (The City of Edinburgh) (TA).

1 July 1969 212 (Highland) Lt Air Defence Battery formed at Arbroath from The Highland Regiment RA (Territorials).

102 (Ulster and Scottish) Air Defence Regiment Royal Artillery (Volunteers)
Redesignated September 1976. 'Lt' also omitted from battery designations.

1 April 1986 Scottish based batteries withdrawn to form 105 (Scottish) Air Defence Regiment Royal Artillery. 'Scottish' omitted from title.
New 215 (North Down) Battery formed at Newtownards.

102 (Ulster) Air Defence Regiment Royal Artillery (Volunteers)

HQ and 215 (North Down) Battery at Newtownards;
206 (Coleraine) Battery at Coleraine.
 

1 April 1993 Regiment disbanded as result of Options for Change and merged into 105 Air Defence Regiment.


103 (Lancashire Artillery Volunteers) Light Air Defence Regiment Royal Artillery (Volunteers)

Formed 1 April 1967 with Regimental Headquarters at Liverpool.

BATTERIES:
HQ Battery at Liverpool from 470 (3rd West Lancashire) Light Air Defence Regiment RA (TA).
208 (3rd West Lancashire) Lt Air Defence Battery from 470 (3rd West Lancashire) Light Air Defence Regiment RA (TA) with HQ and A (Liverpool Irish) Troop in Liverpool, B Troop at Prestayn and C (South Lancashire Artillery) at St Helens.
209 (The Manchester Artillery) Lt Air Defence Battery with HQ and D and E Troops at Manchester from 252 Field Regiment RA (The Manchester Artillery) (TA) and F Troop (The Bolton Artillery) at Bolton from part 253 Field Regiment RA (The Bolton Artillery) (TA).

1 July 1969 213 (South Lancashire Artillery) Lt Air Defence Battery formed at St Helens with Troop at Widnes from The South Lancashire Territorials (Prince of Wales's Volunteers) RA and elements 208 Battery.
208 Battery now at Aigburth Road, Liverpool; absorbed personnel The West Lancashire Regiment RA (Territorials). Later B Troop to 'A' Company Welsh Volunteers.

1 July 1974:  HQ Battery subtitled '(King's)'.

103 (Lancashire Artillery Volunteers) Air Defence Regiment Royal Artillery (Volunteers)
Redesignated September 1976. 'Lt' also omitted from battery designations.

1986 216 (The Bolton Artillery) Battery formed at Bolton from elements 209 Battery.
'A' (Home Service Force) Battery formed at Liverpool, St Helens and Widnes.

1992 213 Battery merged with HQ Battery to form 213 (South Lancashire Artillery) Headquarters Battery at St Helens. LAD REME at Widnes. 'A' Battery disbanded.

103 (Lancashire Artillery Volunteers) Regiment Royal Artillery (Volunteers)
Redesignated 1993. 'Air Defence' designation in batteries omitted.
BATTERIES:
213 (South Lancashire Artillery) Headquarters Battery at St Helens.
208 (3rd West Lancashire) Battery at Liverpool.
209 (The Manchester Artillery) Battery at Manchester.
216 (The Bolton Artillery) Battery at Bolton.
LAD REME at Widnes.

14 May 2001 Regiments converted to become a Field Regiment (105 mm Light Gun).

103 (Lancashire Artillery Volunteers) Field Regiment Royal Artillery (Volunteers)
BATTERIES:
208 (Liverpool Irish) Battery at Liverpool by redesignation of old battery due to reduction of B (Kings South Lancashire Hussars).
209/213 Battery at St. Helens with a detached troop at Manchester by amalgamtion of 209 and 213/HQ Batteries.
216 (The Bolton Artillery) Battery at Bolton.
LAD REME at Widnes.


104 Light Air Defence Regiment Royal Artillery (Volunteers)

Formed 1 April 1967 with Headquarters at Raglan Barracks, Newport.

BATTERIES:
HQ Battery at Raglan Barracks, Newport from 638 (Brecknockshire and Monomouthshire) Light Air Defence Regiment RA (TA).
210 (Staffordshire) Lt Air Defence Battery at Wolverhampton from 444 (Staffordshire) Light Air Defence Regiment RA (TA).
211 (South Wales) Lt Air Defence Battery with HQ and D (Monmouthshire) Troop at Newport and E (Glamorgan Yeomanry) Troop at Cardiff from 282 (Glamorgan and Monmouthshire) Field Regiment RA (TA) and F (Brecknockshire and Monmouthshire) Troop at Ebbw Vale from 638 Light Air Defence Regiment RA (TA). Later detachment at Abertillery formed from The Monmouthshire (Territorial) Battalion The South Wales Borderers.

1 July 1969 214 (Worcestershire) Lt Air Defence Battery at Malvern from The Worcestershire Territorial Regiment RA.

104 Air Defence Regiment Royal Artillery (Volunteers)
Redesignated September 1976. 'Lt' also omitted from battery designations.

1986: 214 Battery formed detachments at Worcester and Redditch. 217 (County of Gwent) Air Defence Battery formed at Cwmbran.

May 1992 217 Battery merged into 211 Battery establishing HQ at Newport, C (Glamorgan Yeomanry) Troop at Cardiff and D Troop at Abertillery.
214 Battery consolidated at Worcester.

104 Regiment Royal Artillery (Volunteers)
Redesignated 1993. 'Air Defence' designation in batteries omitted.
BATTERIES:
HQ Battery at Raglan Barracks, Newport.
210 (Staffordshire) Battery at Wolverhampton.
211 (South Wales) Battery at Newport with Troops at Cardiff and Abertillery.
214 (Worcestershire) Battery at Worcester.


105 (Scottish) Air Defence Regiment Royal Artillery (Volunteers)

Formed 1 April 1986 from elements 102  (Ulster and Scottish) Regiment Royal Artillery (V) and new formed units with Regimental Headquarters at Edinburgh.

BATTERIES:
HQ (City of Edinburgh) Battery at Colinton Road, Edinburgh from elements 207 Battery.
207 (City of Glasgow) Air Defence Battery at Glasgow by transfer from 102 Regiment RA.
212 (Highland) Air Defence Battery at Arbroath with F Troop at Glenrothes by transfer from 102 Regiment RA.
218 (Lothian) Air Defence Battery new formed at Livingston and Edinburgh.

1 April 1987 219 (City of Dundee) Air Defence Battery formed at Dundee.

1 April 1993 Regiment reorganised and absorbed102 (Ulster) Air Defence Regiment:
206 (Ulster) Battery formed at Newtownards (HQ and A Troop) with B Troop at Coleraine by disbandment 102 Regiment RA.
218 Battery and 219 Battery disbanded. 207 Battery formed D Troop at Edinburgh. 105 Regiment Royal Artillery (Volunteers) Redesignated upon reorganisation.

1 July 1999: D Troop moved to Motherwell, F Troop moved to Kirkcaldy.


106 (Yeomanry) Regiment Royal Artillery (Volunteers)

Formed 1 July 1999 with Regimental Headquarters at Grove Park, London as Air Defence War Emergency Reserve Regiment. Batteries provide reinforcements to regular Army regiments.

202 (Suffolk and Norfolk Yeomanry) Battery at Blenheim Camp, Bury St Edmunds by transfer from 100 Regiment RA. Battery is equipped with HVM and supports 12 Regiment Royal Arillery.
265 (Home Counties) Battery at Grove Park, London by conversion of HQ Battery 100 Regiment RA. Battery is equipped with Rapier and supports 16 Regiment Royal Artilley.
269 (West Riding) Battery at Carlton Barracks, Leeds. Battery supports 22 Regiment Royal Artillery and is equipped with Rapier.
457 (Hampshire Yeomanry) Battery at Southampton. Formed by conversion of 227 Amph Squadron RE or RHQ 78 (Fortress) Engineer Regiment (V). Battery is equiped with HVM and supports 47 Regiment Royal Artillery.

The Headquarters component is in support of 7 Air Defence Brigade Headquarters.


Independent batteries

266 (Gloucester Volunteer Artillery) OP Battery Royal Artillery (Volunteers). Formed 1 April 1971 at Bristol as an independent OP Battery by conversion of 'A' Squadron Royal Gloucestershire Hussars (T).
1 July 1999 battery reroled as a field battery in 100 Regiment.

269 (West Riding) OP Battery Royal Artillery (Volunteers). Formed 1 April 1975 at Leeds from cadre The West Riding Regiment RA (T) as an independent OP Battery.
1 July 1999 reroled as an air defence battery in 106 Regiment.

289 Parachute Battery Royal Horse Artillery (Volunteers). Formed 1 April at London as an independent parachute battery from 269 Parachute Regiment RA (TA). 1977 redesignated as 289 Commando Battery.
30 June 1999 disbanded with elements going to 266 Battery in 100 Regiment.

307 (South Nottinghamshire Hussars Yeomanry, Royal Horse Artillery) Battery (Volunteers). New formed 1 January 1970 at Bulwell as an independent OP battery.
1993 reroled as field battery and attached to 100 Regiment.


TAVR III units Royal Regiment of Artillery 1967 -- 1969, and cadres 1969 -- 1975

The Buckinghamshire Regiment Royal Artillery (Territorials)
Formed 2 April 1967 as TAVR III unit. RHQ at Aylesbury and 'P' Battery (Royal Bucks Yeomanry) at Aylesbury formed from 299 (Royal Buckinghamshire Yeomanry Queen's Own Oxfordshire Hussars and Berkshire) Field Regiment RA (TA); 'Q' Battery (The Buckinghamshire Rifles) at Bletchley formed from part The Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (TA); 121 Workshop REME (TA) amd 1 Stores Company RAOC (TA) also assisted in formation.
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre The Buckinghamshire Regiment at Aylesbury and transferred to infantry under 4th (V) Battalion The Royal Green Jackets. Part 'P' Battery absorbed into 'A' Company and new-formed 'D' Company 4th (V) Battalion The Royal Green Jackets; some of 'Q' Battery joined 151 Regimenty RCT (V).

The County of Durham Regiment Royal Artillery (Territorials)
Formed 2 April 1967 as TAVR III unit. RHQ at Sunderland, 'Q' (5 Durham Light Infantry) Battery at West Hartlepool and 'R' (7 Durham Light Infantry) Battery at Sunderland formed from 463 (Durham Light Infantry) Lt AD Regiment RA (TA); 'P' (1st Durham) Battery at Hebburn from 'P' Battery 274 Field Regiment RA (TA).
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre The County of Durham Regiment RA at Sunderland, under 72 Engineer Regiment RE (V). Less: 'P' Battery reduced to troop of 205 Battery 101 Medium Regiment RA (V); part 'R' Battery formed troop at Sunderland of 118 Field Squadron 72 Engineer Regiment RE (V) .
1 April 1971: Reformed as 'A' (Durham Royal Artillery) Battery Northumbrian Volunteers.

The Essex Yeomanry (Royal Horse Artillery) Royal Artillery (Territorials)
Formed 2 April 1967 as TAVR III unit. RHQ at Colchester and 'P' Battery (Essex Yeomanry) formed from HQ RA 54 (East Anglian) Division/District and 304 (Essex Yeomanry RHA) Field Regiment RA (TA); 'Q' Battery (Essex Yeomanry) at Southen-on-Sea and 'R' Battery (Essex Yeomanry) at Harlow from 304 (Essex Yeomanry RHA) Field Regiment RA (TA). 4th/5th Battalion The Essex Regiment (TA) and 313 Field Squadron RE (TA) also assisted in formatiuon.
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre The Essex Yeomanry (RHA), under 71 Signal Regiment RSgs (V); also formed 4 Regional (Essex Yeomanry) Signal Squadron R Sigs (V) at Chelmsford, later 70 (Essex Yeomanry) Signal Squadron 71 Signal Regiment (V).
1 April 1975: cadre disbanded.

The Flintshire and Denbighshire Yeomanry Royal Artillery (Territorials)
Formed 2 April 1967 as TAVR III unit. RHQ at Prestayn, 'P' (Flntshire) Battery at Hollywell and 'Q' (Denbighshire and Caernarvonshire) Battery at COlwyn Bay formed from 372 (Flintshire and Denbighshire Yeomanry) Field Regiment RA (TA).
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre The Flintshire and Denbighshire Yeomanry RA at Prestayn, under 119 Recovery Company REME (V); some RHQ personnel absorbed into platoon at Prestayn of 'A' Company Welsh Volunteers and 119 Recovery Company REME (V); part 'Q' Battery formed platoon 'A' Company Welsh Volunteers at Colwyn Bay.
1 April 1971: Reformed and transferred to infantry as 'B' (Flintshire and Denbighshire Yeomanry) Company 3rd (V) Battalion The Royal Welch Fusiliers.

The Greater London Regiment Royal Artillery (Territorials)
Formed 2 April 1967 as TAVR III unit. RHQ and 'R' Battery (The Tower Hamlets) in London formed from 300 (Tower Hamlets) Lt AD Regiment RA (TA); 'C' Battery Honourable Artillery Company (RHA) formed from 1 Field Regiment HAC/RHA (TA); The Honourable Artillery Company Infantry Company formed from HAC Infantry Battalion (TA); 'S' Battery (City of London) formed in London from 254 (City of London) Field Regiment RA (TA).
1 January 1969: 'C' Battery and HAC Infantry Company absorbed back into the Honourable Artillery Company. Some of 'R' Battery absorbed into 39 Signal Regiment (V), a troop of 215 Squadron 151 Regiment RCT (V) and 217 General Hospital RAMC (V); 'S' Battery became detachment of HQ Battery 100 Medium Regiment RA (V). Remainder reduced to cadre The Greater London Regiment RA.
1 April 1971: Reformed as 'B' (Greater London Royal Artillery) Battery 6th (V) Battalion The Queen's Regiment.

The Highland Regiment Royal Artillery (Territorials)
Formed 2 April 1967 as TAVR III unit. RHQ and HQ Battery at Dundee, 'Q' (Arbroath/Montrose) Battery at Arbroath and 'R' (City of Dundee) Battery at Dundee formed from 4000 Highland (Aberdeen/Angus) Field Regiment RA (TA); Orkney and Zetland (Lovat Scouts) Battery at Kirkwall and Lerwick from 540 Lt AD Regiment RA (The Lovat Scouts) (TA).
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre The Highland Regiment RA at Arbroath, under 102 Lt AD Regiment RA (V). Also formed No.1 (Lovat Scouts) Company 51st Highland Volunteers.
1 July 1969: Also formed 212 (Highland) Battery 102 Lt AD Regiment RA (V) .
1 April 1975: Disbanded.

The Humber Regiment Royal Artillery (Territorials)
Formed 2 April 1967 as TAVR III unit. RHQ at Hull, 'P (East Riding) Battery at Hull, 'Q' Battery at Grimsby (with elements 594 Ambulance Squadron RCT (TA) amd 'R' (5 Lincolns) Battery at Scunthorpe formed from 440 (Humber Lt AD Regiment RA (TA).
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre The Humber Regiment RA at Hull, under 250 Field Amblance RAMC (V). Part 'P' Battery to 129 Field Squadron 72 Engineer Regiment RE (V); part 'Q' Battery formed new platoon of 16 Independent Parachute Company at Grimsby.
1 April 1971: Reformed as 'A' (The Humber Artillery) Battery 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Volunteers .

The London and Kent Regiment Royal Artillery (Territorials)
Formed 2 April 1967 as TAVR III unit. RHQ at Bromley, 'P' (Kent) Battery at Bexley Heath and 'Q' (London) Battery at Grove Park, London formed from 265 Lt AD Regiment RA (TA); 'R' (Kent and County of London Yeomanry) Battery at Bromley from part Kent and County of London Yeomanry RAC (TA). Also assisting in formation were: HQ RA 44 (Home Counties) Division/District; part of 4th/5th Battalion The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment (TA); part of 44 Division Distric RE; part of 4th Battalion The Buffs (TA); part of 133 Infantry Workshop REME (TA) and part of 4 Stores Company RAOC (TA).
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre The London and Kent Regiment RA at Bromley, under 71 Signal Regiment (V). Also formed 265 Signal Squadron 71 Signal Regiment (V) .
1 April 1971: Reformed as 'C' (London and Kent Royal Artillery) Battery 6th (V) Battalion The Queen's Regiment .

The Lowland Regiment Royal Artillery (Territorials)
Formed 2 April 1967 as TAVR III unit. RHQ in Glasgow, 'P' (Clyde and Renfrewshire, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) Battery at Port Glasgow and 'R' (Paisley, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) Battery at Paisley formed from 227 (Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders) Field Regiment RA (TA); HQ (City of Glasgow) Battery and 'S' (Ayrshire) Battery at Troon formed from 279 (City of Glasgow and Ayrshire) Field Regiment RA (TA); 'Q' (City of Edinburgh) Battery in Edinburgh formed from 278 (lowland) Field Regiment RA (The City of Edinburgh Artillery) (TA); 'T' (Glasgow) Battery at Glagow formed from 445 (Lowland) Lt AD Regiment RA (TA).
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre The Lowland Regiment RA at Glasgow, under 102 Lt AD Regiment RA (V). Some of HQ Battery joined 207 Battery 102 Lt AD Regiment (V); some of 'R' Battery joined 102 Field Squadron 71 Engineer Regiment RE (V) ; part 'S' Battery formed troop at Troon 222 Squadron 154 Regiment RCT (V) and part 'T' Battery formed troop at Port Glasgow of 221 Squadron 154 Regiment RCT (V).
1 April 1975: Cadre disbanded.

The Sheffield Artillery Volunteers Royal Artillery (Territorials)
Formed 2 April 1967 as TAVR III unit. RHQ at Sheffield, 'P' Battery and 'Q' Battery at Sheffield and 'R' Battery at Doncaster formed from 271 (The Sheffield Artillery Volunteers) Lt AD Regiment RA (TA). All batteries were subtitled '(Sheffield Artillery Volunteers)".
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre The Sheffield Artillery Volunteers RA at Sheffield, under 38 Signal Regiment (V); part formed troop at Dewsbury of 106 Field Squadron 75 Engineer Regiment RE (V) .
1 April 1971: Reformed as 'B' (The Sheffield Artillery Volunteers) Battery 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Volunteers.

The South Lancashire Territorials (Prince of Wales's Volunteers) Royal Artillery
Formed 2 April 1967 as TAVR III unit. RHQ at St.Helens, 'P' Battery (South Lancashire Artillery) at St.Helens and 'Q' Battery (South Lancashire Artillery) at Widnes formed from 436 (South Lancashire Artillery) Lt AD Regiment RA (TA); 'R' Battery (South Lancashire Regiment) at Warrington formed from 4th Battalion The South Lancshire Regiment (TA). 113 Port Workshop REME (TA) also assisted formation.
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre The South Lancashire Territorials (PWV) RA at St.Helens, under 103 Lt AD Regiment RA (V). Also formed 213 (South Lancashire Artillery) Battery 103 Lt AD Regiment RA (V) ; some personnel absorbed into HQ and 'HQ' Company Lancastrian Volunteers.
1 April 1975: Disbanded.

The South Nottinghamshire Hussars Yeomanry (Royal Horse Artillery) Royal Artillery (Territorials)
Formed 2 April 1967 as TAVR III unit. RHQ and 425, 426 and 520 Batteries at Nottingham, formed from 307 (RHA) (South Nottinghamshire Hussars Yeomanry) Field Regiment RA (TA).
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre The South Nottinghamshire Hussars Yeomanry (RHA) RA at Bulwell, Nottingham, under 101 Medium Regiment RA (V).
1 January 1970: Also formed 307 (South Nottinghamshire Hussars) (RHA) OP Battery RA (V) .
1 April 1971: Reformed as 'B' (South Nottinghamshire Hussars) Battery 3rd (V) Battalion The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment.

The Surrey Yeomanry (Queen Mary's Regiment) Royal Artillery (Territorials)
Formed 2 April 1967 as TAVR III unit. RHQ at Sutton, 'P' (Surrey Yeomanry Queen Mary's) Battery at Sutton and 'Q' (Surrey Yeomanry Queen Mary's) Battery at clapham formed from 263 (Surrey Yeomanry, Queen Mary's) Field Regiment RA (TA); other units assisting formation: 2 Squadron 41 Signal Regiment RSigs (TA), 324 Field Squadron RE (TA), 150 Infantry Workshop REME (TA) and 'C' Squadron Inns of Cout and City Yeomanry RAC (TA).
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre The Surrey Yeomanry (Queen Mary's Regiment) RA at Sutton, under 100 Medium Regiment RA (V); some personnel transferred to 'C' Squadron Royal Yeomanry Regiment (V) at Croydon, 151 Regiment RCT (V) at Croydon, 'C' Company 5th (V) Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers at Balham and HQ 31 Signal Regiment (V) at Hammersmith Road, London.
1 April 1971: Reformed as 'D' (Surrey Yeomanry, Queen Mary's) Battery 6th (V) Battalion The Queen's Regiment.

The Warwickshire Regiment Royal Artillery (Territorials)
Formed 2 April 1967 as TAVR III unit. RHQ at Birmingham, 'P (68 South Midland) Battery at Birmingham formed from 268 (Warwickshire) Field Regiment RA (TA); 'Q' (Royal Warwickshire Fusiliers) Battery at ??? from 7th Battalion The Royal Warwickshire Fusiliers (TA) and 'R' (Warwickshire Transport) Battery at ??? from 48 Division Regiment RCT (TA); 48 Division Provost Company RMP (TA) also assisted in formation.
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre The Warsickshire Regiment RA in Birmingham, under 35 Signal Regiment (V); some went to 48 Signal Squadron 35 Signal Regiment (V) .
1 April 1971: Reformed as 'X' Troop 'A' (Queen's Own Warwickshire and Worcestershire Yeomanry) Squadron Mercian Yeomanry .

The West Lancashire Regiment Royal Artillery (Territorials)
Formed 2 April 1967 as TAVR III unit. RHQ at Liverpool and 'Q' Battery (4th West Lancashire) formed from 359 (4th West Lancashire) Medium Regiment RA (TA); 'P Battery (1st West Lancashire) (with 'A' Troop (The Lancashire Hussars) and 'B' Troop (The Liverpool Rifles)) from 287 (1st West Lancashire) Field Regiment RA (TA); 'R' Battery (The King's) (with 'G' Troop (The Liverpool Scottish)) formed from 5th Battalion The King's Regiment (TA) and 1st Battalion The Liverpool Scottish (TA).
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre The West Lancasire Regiment RA in Liverpool, under 103 Lt AD Regiment RA (V); part 'P Battery joined 208 Battery 103 Lt AD Regiment RA (V) , part 'Q' Battery joined 59 Signal Squadron 33 Signal Regiment (V).
1973: Cadre absorbed into 208 Battery 103 Lt AD Regiment RA (V) .

The West Riding Regiment Royal Artillery (Territorials)
Formed 2 April 1967 as TAVR III unit. RHQ, 'P' Battery and 'Q' Battery at Leeds, 'R' Battery at Bradford formed from 249 (The West Riding Artillery) Field Regiment RA (TA); all batteries subtitled '(The West Riding Artillery)'.
1 April 1969: Became cadre The West Riding Regiment RA at Bradford, under 272 Field Squadron RE (V). Some of 'Q' Battery absorbed into 'E' Company Yorkshire Volunteers; also formed 272 (West Riding Artillery( Field Support Squadron 73 Engineer Regiment RE (V).
1 April 1971: Reformed as 'A' (The West Riding Artillery) Battery 3rd Battalion Yorkshire Volunteers.

The Worcestershire Territorial Regiment Royal Artillery
Formed 2 April 1967 as TAVR III unit. RHQ and 'P (Worcester) Battery at Worcester amd 'Q' (Malvern) Battery at Malvern formed from 267 (Worcestershire) Field Regiment RA (TA); HQ 159 Infantry Brigade (TA) and 7th Battalion The Worcestershire Regiment (TA) (less 'B' Company) also assisted in formation.
1 April 1969: Reduced to cadre The Worcestershire Regiment RA at Worcester, under Mercian Volunteers; part 'P Battery formed platoon at Worcester of 'B' Company Mercian Volunteers, 'Q' Battery formed 214 (Worcestershire) Battery 104 Lt AD Regiment RA (V) .
20 April 1970: Cadre transferred to infantry as The Worcestershire Regiment.


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