|269 (West Riding) Battery RA|
|Active||1 April 1975-|
|Size||1 Battery (Company strength)|
|Part of||101st (Northumbrian) Regiment Royal Artillery|
|Garrison/HQ||Carlton Barracks, Leeds|
|Nickname(s)||The West Riding Gunners|
|Motto(s)||Semper vigilantes (Always vigilant) (Latin)|
|Colors||Yellow, white, and blue|
|Anniversaries||Yorkshire Day (1 August) |
St Barbara's Day (4 December)
|Equipment||Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System|
|Engagements||Bosnia, Kosovo, Cyprus, Iraq, Afghanistan Operation TELIC, Operation HERRICK|
|Battery Commander||Maj William Jagger RA|
|Tactical Recognition Flash|
269 (West Riding) Battery Royal Artillery is part of 101st (Northumbrian) Regiment Royal Artillery, an artillery regiment of the British Army.
The battery was formed as 269 (West Riding) Observation Post Battery Royal Artillery (Volunteers) in April 1975 at Leeds from a cadre of the West Riding Regiment RA (Territorials). Its role was to provide observation teams to support 1st Armoured Division and 2nd Armoured Division in Germany. In 1989 the battery re-roled to the 105 mm light gun and in 1993 it joined 19th Regiment Royal Artillery, a regular regiment in 24 Airmobile Brigade. In July 1999 it re-roled as an air defence battery equipped with the Rapier surface-to-air missile system within 106th (Yeomanry) Regiment Royal Artillery. In 2006 it transferred to 101st (Northumbrian) Regiment Royal Artillery where it was given a Surveillance and Target Acquisition role. Under Army 2020, it is re-roling to the M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System.
The unit is based in Carlton Barracks, Leeds.
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