Troops within Batteries (RA Glossary of Terms book)

#1
:D hi Guys, more help need for the book please!

I am trying to include Troop Names together with their "Parent" Battery:?

I have for example, those for B Battery RHA, but need to confirm the others before committing fingers to keyboard.

Thanks in advance, your support so far with this project has been terrific.
 
#2
L (Nery) Bty
Bradbury, Dorrell and Nelson Troop's
3 VC's before breakfast hurrah! 1st September 1914

Connolly Troop
7th July 1857

All troop names used in varying degree throughout the history of the battery.
 
#3
N Battery (The Eagle Troop) R(H)A used to have:-

Leslie's Troop - named after the BC at the Battle of Hyderabad

Brooke's Troop named after the FM Alan Brooke who served in the battery.

129 Dragon Battery used to have plain C & D Troops around 1980-83. I think they were the junior battery of a four battery Regiment after when 49 joined 38 129 & 137 in 40. I recall that 137 were senior to 129.

The recruit Batteries always had named troops

I thinki 59 Battey (ATR Pirbright) still has Tangier & vartious other Gunner honour title names

24 used to have Alemein as gun troop. I have no idea what they doi now.
 
#5
22 (Gibraltar 1779-1783) Bty RA

Dovers Tp - Named after Capt Dovers, the first BC
Koehler Tp - Named after Lt Koehler the man who invented the Koehler Gun, which is the one that fires downhill
Sortie Tp - Named after The Great Sortie of the 27th Nov 1781, which is the Bty Day


This was the case in 99 when I left the Bty befoer it became a proper UAV Bty, I believe there are 3 Flight Troops, if so I am unsure wether Dovers Troop is still BHQ or a Flight Troop or if the third troop even has a name
 
#6
Sadly N Battery (The Eagle Troop) is now only as big as 1 Troop, so we don't use Troop names any more.

I can't remember what troops we had in 19 Regt - memory. very. poor...
 
#8
Clausewitz - your bold - pretty sure. Alanbrooke (or just Alan Brooke as he was then) served in the Eagle Troop up until and just into WW1. Described in a biography of him as being a wonderful time and one of the best postings he had. Of course, because we are wonderful!!

In fact when researching the Battery history I found quite a few miltary big-wigs in the archives...well done us and there's hope for me yet!
 
#9
17 Training Regiment Royal Artillery and Depot

59 Asten Battery Royal Artillery

Sphinx Troop
Le Cateau Troop
Colenso Troop

Couldn't tell you any of the troop names in 24 Irish Battery RA. *Spits on floor*

Anyone knows that Sphinx Troop was the best, anyway.... :D
 
#10
LBdr_Pigshagger said:
17 Training Regiment Royal Artillery and Depot

59 Asten Battery Royal Artillery

Sphinx Troop
Le Cateau Troop
Colenso Troop

Couldn't tell you any of the troop names in 24 Irish Battery RA. *Spits on floor*

Anyone knows that Sphinx Troop was the best, anyway.... :D
Troops in 59 and 24 Btys would change frequently, in my day Sphinx Tp was in 24 and 59 had Le Cateau, Colenso and Martinique
 
#11
I make you right on that one.

Martinique was the biff/back-squad troop when I was there.
 
#15
The Chestnut Troop's are (or at least were) Ross Troop after Sir Hew Ross, venerable BC of many years and Alkmaar Troop after the Troop's first action in 1799. Has had 3 or 4 troops in the past but I don't know the names.
 
#16
here goes:

1986-1990 anyway:

5 heavy regiment:
- Q (Sanna's Post) Battery:
- F Troop (Met)
- BHQ Troop
- D Troop (Surveyors)
- E Troop (Drone)

Cheers, Chaz
 
#18
The bty`s in 24 were
76 Maudes bty
51 Kabul bty
19 Gibraltar bty
When the regt disbanded 51&19+HQ went to our sister regt 50 missile,who had just been re-equipped with lance.76 got attached to 26 field(who were next door)as a heavy ind.bty equipped with the M110SPG named Faith,Hope and Charity.Don`t know wether you knew all that but hope it helps.




Backs straight,shoulders back,stomachs in................wait for it :twisted:
 
#19
JLRRA -
Shrapnel Troop, 33 Campbell Bty. There were some other dodgy troops there but my memory is arrrse.
 
#20
JLRRA 86 33 Campbell Bty was Borgard, Gunn,Shrapnel and Wingate

And O Bty The Rocket Troop was Bogues and Mains.
 

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