Unit History: G Battery
subsequently named after Captain Mercer.
During the Battle of Waterloo Captain Mercer
refused to withdraw his guns in favour
of maintaining critical fire support. The Battery
has also seen service at the relief of
Lucknow and during the Boer War.
During the Great War it was in action at Arras
and Cambrai. Mercer’s Troop then went on
to fight in Egypt during World War II,
most notably at El Alamein.
In 1962 the Battery became part of 7 Para RHA and
started its affiliation with the 1st Battalion The Parachute
Regiment (1 PARA). G Parachute Battery was the
first UK artillery battery to fire in the Gulf War 2003.
Recently, the battery has deployed with 1 PARA
on operations to Kosovo, Sierra Leone and Macedonia,
all with great success. The battery returned from a very
successful operational tour to Kosovo (04/05) and
continues to be a strong component within 7 Para RHA.
Memories of G Battery
(Memories written by members of Forces Reunited)
Locating Battery - Royal Artillery, Hildesheim in 1956
Written by Don KnightBilleted in the ex german fire station on the apron in amongst the hangers in which the 2nd reg. RHA kept their 25 pounder S/Ps. Muckers were John Meagan. George Lees. Phil Welman. Kliener Davies. Grosser Davies. Brummie Crumpton. Ginger Killock. Dennis Briggs. Geoff Thompson. Lowe from manx. Gordie Atkinson. Kaiser. BSM was Hobbs. Sargeant Sully Sullivan. C.O. Capt. Roachrook. we had some good times at the Hookup.
22 Locating Battery, Dhofar in 1970
Written by Paddy Doyle, Cpl REMEThe RAF Regiment Machine gunners on the perimeter fence gave us a sense of well being so that we could sleep safely!
157 Locating Battery - Royal Artillery, in 2012
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