Tac Battery

Discussion in 'Gunners' started by OP_ACK, Sep 6, 2006.

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  1. Excuse a question from a 'has been', but I keep coming across references to Tac Batteries. Can anyone explain what they are? I am assuming them to be Batteries made up exclusively from Tac Parties, but I am probably wrong.

    Thanks in advance.
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  2. Captain_Crusty

    Captain_Crusty War Hero Reviewer Book Reviewer

    These Batteries are the fourth Battery within a Gun Regiment. They are made up solely of a Battery Tac Gp ie BC's Party, FPC and 3 OPs.
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  3. Thanks Captain_Crusty It's all clear now!
  4. Holy Thread revival.

    Back in the Cold War when we had that rifle we had 3 TA OP Batteries, 266,269 & 307 of 12 OP parties each as well as the HAC
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  5. Which was just enough to provide the 3rd OP party in each regular battery, which was the OP bty role.
  6. So they provide a BC party for each of the 3 gun btys, man the Regt FPC and an OP for each gun bty?
  7. I understand we now can't even run with a 6 gun battery. It used to be that we had batteries each of 6 guns which went up to 8 gun on WE. Now we aspire to 6 gun as WE
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  8. The new brigade org has 5 manoeuvre units, each of which requires an RA Tac Group (OP/FO parties and BC's party). The revised RA fd regt comprises 3 gun btys, one precision fires bty, and a Tac bty (plus HQ bty). These 5 btys will provide 5 tac parties for 5 manoeuvre units.
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