TA Cloud Punching and FAS

#1
Just Read this

"reduce the High Velocity Missile capability from 156 to 84 fire units, by reducing the size of Regular batteries and deleting the roles of two TA regiments. These latter regiments will be re-roled, although plans for re-balancing are still being finalised."

Anyone know who and what are they re-roling as ??? I think 105 regt is but who is the other ?
 
#4
TA RA will have (apparently):

3x War Reserve Field Regiments, equipped with 105mm and AS-90 (100, 103 and 105). One supporting each light gun regiment, and also providing individual reinforcements to AS-90 regiments.
3x GBAD Regiments, equipped with HVM, Rapier, MLRS(?) and drones (101, 104 and 106). These are general personel reserves. I don't know how this will work. I assume different btys will have different major equipments.
Honourable Artillery Company (Subordinate to 5 RA, ISTAR)
 
#5
104 regt are reroling to uav and rlc, well that was the rumour before christmas.
 
#7
FNUSNU said:
103 were Javelin but rerolled on Light Guns a few years ago because it was 'too expensive' to re-equip 3 TA AD Regts.
It was great fun it was too. Especially when they won the Queen's Cup!
 
#8
isleofwightrifles said:
TA RA will have (apparently):

3x War Reserve Field Regiments, equipped with 105mm and AS-90 (100, 103 and 105). One supporting each light gun regiment, and also providing individual reinforcements to AS-90 regiments.
3x GBAD Regiments, equipped with HVM, Rapier, MLRS(?) and drones (101, 104 and 106). These are general personel reserves. I don't know how this will work. I assume different btys will have different major equipments.
Honourable Artillery Company (Subordinate to 5 RA, ISTAR)
8O By Drone I take it you mean UAV (Phoenix or something similar)

Typical, f**king typical, ran a way from a UAV unit, thought about getting back into it all again and by local unit goes to frigging UAV's , wide berth I feel
 
#11
Nothing has been finalised!! The only thing we know for definite regarding TA FAS is that 104 and 105 Regts will lose their HVM. The entire TA piece of FAS is 'work in progress'.

For interest, and completeness sake, here is where we are going with the Regular side of the Royal Regiment:

Close Support:

5 x AS90 Regts (1 RHA, 3 RHA, 4 Regt RA, 19 Regt RA, 26 Regt RA) each comprising 1 x HQ Bty, including the FR Tac Gp; and 3 x AS90 Btys.

7 Para RHA comprising 1 x HQ Bty, including the Lt Avn Tac Gp and the 4th Lt Role Tac Gp; and 3 x Lt Gun Btys.

29 Cdo Regt RA, comprising 1 x HQ Bty, 3 x Lt Gun Btys and 1 x NGFO Bty.

40 Regt RA, comprising 1 x HQ Bty, and 3 x Lt Gun Btys. The Regt will retain 129 Bty Tac Gp for the near future.

GBAD:

12 and 47 Regts RA, comprising 1 x HQ Bty and 3 x HVM Btys apiece. In addition, 47 Regt will lose 43 AD Bty RA in due course.

16 Regt RA, comprising 1 x HQ Bty, including the RAP Tp; and 4 x Rapier Btys.

General Support:

5 Regt RA, comprising 1 x HQ Bty, including 4.73 Bty RA, and 3 x STA Btys. Each STA Bty will include a COBRA/MAMBA Tp and a SRG (ASP) Tp. In addition, the 3rd STA Bty holds an extra MAMBA section authorised against 29 Cdo Regt RA.

32 Regt RA, comprising 1 x HQ Bty, and 4 x UAV Btys. The Regt will re-role from Phoenix to Watchkeeper as this new capability comes online.

39 Regt RA, comprising 1 x HQ Bty, and 4 x Rkt Btys. 2 x Btys will be re-equipped with LIMAWS(R) once introduced.

Any questions, please feel free to PM.
 
#13
Calypso said:
39 Regt RA, comprising 1 x HQ Bty, and 4 x Rkt Btys. 2 x Btys will be re-equipped with LIMAWS(R) once introduced.
Unless they have some other rocket system we don't know about...?
 
#14
The_Sloping_Wire said:
32 Regt RA, comprising 1 x HQ Bty, and 4 x UAV Btys. The Regt will re-role from Phoenix to Watchkeeper as this new capability comes online.

You are taking the pi55 8O


So that excess of 650 million quid well spent then :roll:
 
#16
isleofwightrifles said:
WhiteHorse said:
What happened to MLRS?
Only one regular MLRS regiment now (39), 32 lost theirs back in summer ISTR.
I told the rocket jockeys that MLRS was going TA in 98, none of them believed me, kept harping on about grid removal service.

Real useful in Bosnia I thought
 
#17
Due to its capabilities and what it was designed for, MLRS was not taken to Bosnia or Kosovo due to the fact the it was "too aggresive". I would not point to the rumour that it was of no use, when it is in fact still the most powerful weapon platform that the British Army has, in terms of weapons effect. The "non gunnery" Batterys should remember that. :D
 
#18
but no use outside a full scale land war against a large enemy in which case the TA would get involved



It was deemed ages ago that replacing MLRS with AS90 would make the RA a lot more flexible as the fire was more directed that rockets
 
#19
Assuming that the above sentiments are gospel and the TA GBAD Regts do get 105mm and AS90 what exactly is the likelyhood of issuing AS90s for training use. Seems as they used to hold HVM eqpt there is a high likelyhood of having a storage space shortfall for such a large piece of kit and all the ancilliary stores / eqpt. Also does that mean in addition to all the relevant gunnery training they also need armour training?

Seems like a white elephant to me.... 8O
 
#20
Well, I can tell you that you'd be struggling for any of that sort of kit space in the Crow Rd. We seem to have space for the wagons and that's it.
105mm? Hmmm, maybe the ACME version that comes in pea size then you pour water on it.
 

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