How many in a Battery?

Discussion in 'Gunners' started by Redcap, Oct 5, 2005.

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  1. What is the make up of a modern artillery battery?
  2. Either Rimmel or Max Factor.

    (No, dont worry about my coat, I'll be running too fast to get cold :wink: )
  3. PE, WE or how many actually turn up?
  4. oldbaldy

    oldbaldy LE Moderator Good Egg (charities)
    1. Battlefield Tours

    No matter what the answer, 148 Bty thow a spanner in the works.
  5. Rapier FSC, Javelin (SP or light), Light Gun, AS90,MLRS, ISTAR or HQ Bty? All are different.
  6. GunnersQuadrant

    GunnersQuadrant LE Moderator

    There are a lot of different types of Battery and establishment tables as mentioned above, if you can be more specific i am sure an answer will be forthcoming.
  7. From memory, for a light gun battery at PE:

    2 Gun Troops with 3 Guns (7 men each, including driver), Gunline Section Commander (the Troop Sergeant Major) and Troop CP (Troop Commander, Driver and CP Acs/ Signallers)

    Battery Recce Officers Group (BRO, driver and a couple of odds and sods)

    Battery Commanders Tac Group and 2-3 FOO Parties (4 men each)

    Battery CP and echelon (BK, BSM, BQMS and other bods, including ammunition echelon)

    About 90-100 all up, a companies worth with 6 guns.